It feels like Miguel Sanó sits on the precipice of a 50 home run season. Despite only appearing in 105 games in 2019, he launched 34 home runs in 380 at-bats with 79 RBI and a respectable .247/.346/.576 slash line. Yes, Sano comes with a hefty strikeout rate, 36.6 percent last season to be exact, but he kept his on-base percentage near 35 percent with a whopping .329 isolated power. For a reference point, check out Miguel Sanó versus Pete Alonso from May 16th forward, the date of Sano’s debut in 2019:

  • Pete Alonso 5/16 to end of season: 41 home runs in 445 at-bats (HR every 10.85 at-bats), 133:55 K:BB, .330 ISO; .258/.362/.589
  • Miguel Sanó 5/16 to end of season: 34 home runs in 380 at-bats (HR every 11.18 at-bats), 159:55 K:BB, .329 ISO; .247/.346/.576

Sano’s ranks in the American League from this date forward are as follows:

  • Tied for fourth in home runs
  • Fourth in isolated power
  • 11th in RBI
  • 15th in on-base plus slugging percentage (.923)

During the...