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Donovan Solano was signed late in the spring as an extra utility option but his bat worked his way into the lineup and he became the primary first baseman for much of the season. "Donnie Barrels" is able to put the bat on the ball as he was in the 99th percentile for hitting the sweet spot on the bat and 87th percentile in xBA (both per Baseball Savant), though curiously 27th percentile in barrel percentage. While Solano can hit for average and has an above-average on-base percentage, he lacks power with just five home runs and a .112 ISO. That's not enough power to play first base for most teams, but the Twins had several injuries at the position. Solano is passable as a second baseman and can play third in a pinch, but his lack of a premium glove limits his upside. He also has little speed to help his fantasy value. He'll compete for a similar utility role this spring.

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2024 58.51.8 9 3 11 9 .273
2023 2401.8 43 5 38 40 .282
2022 146.51.8 22 4 24 19 .284
3y Avg. 193.51.8 33 5 31 28 1 .282
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  • Padres' Donovan Solano: Exiting starting nine

    Solano is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Mets. Solano had started each of the last eight games -- with seven coming at third base -- and went 5-for-29 with two home runs, three walks, six RBI and four runs. He should continue to have a regular spot in the lineup versus left-handed pitching, but Solano's opportunities to play against righties will likely become more limited now that Manny Machado is playing third base again after he had been relegated to designated hitter duties recently following his return from a right hip flexor strain.
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  • Padres' Donovan Solano: Goes yard twice in win

    Solano went 2-for-4 with two home run and three RBI in Wednesday's 5-4 win over the A's. All the Padres' offense came from long balls, with Solano supplying a solo shot off Hogan Harris in the second inning and a two-run homer off Lucas Erceg in the eighth. Solano's only other home run this season came May 27, but during that 16-game stretch he's slashing .315/.367/.519 with seven runs and nine RBI while filling in as the starting third baseman for a banged-up Manny Machado.
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  • Padres' Donovan Solano: Draws sixth straight start

    Solano will start at third base and bat cleanup in Wednesday's game against the Athletics. Though Manny Machado returned to the lineup Monday after missing four straight games with a hip flexor strain, Solano has been able to maintain a spot in the lineup while Machado remains limited to designated hitter duties. Solano will get his sixth consecutive start Wednesday, but once Machado is cleared to resume playing third base, Solano will likely move into the short side of a platoon at designated hitter with David Peralta.
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  • Padres' Donovan Solano: Three hits in win

    Solano went 3-for-4 with an RBI double in Tuesday's 4-0 win over the Marlins. Solano recorded two base hits and then capped off his night with a run-scoring double in the eighth to put the Friars up, 4-0. He's now driven in runs in back-to-back games for the first time this season and has reached base seven times in his last nine plate appearances. The 36-year-old remains a utility depth option for this team and is slashing .375/.474/.531 with three RBI, two runs and a 5:4 K:BB in 38 plate appearances.
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  • Padres' Donovan Solano: Slugs first homer

    Solano went 1-for-2 with a solo home run in Monday's 2-1 win over Miami. Solano came into the contest having gone 2-for-13 over his previous seven contests, but he broke the slump with a second-inning solo homer for the game's first run. The long ball was his first as a member of the Padres after joining the organization on a minor-league deal in mid-April. Solano has never been much of a power hitter, but he's consistently demonstrated good contact skills and is slashing .321/.441/.464 in limited opportunities this season.
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  • Padres' Donovan Solano: Contract selected by Friars

    The Padres selected Solano's contract from Triple-A El Paso on Sunday. The 36-year-old joined San Diego on a minor-league deal in mid-April and will join the big club after he posted an .847 OPS in 12 games with El Paso. Solano isn't likely to see significant playing time, especially following the Padres' acquisition of Luis Arraez.
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  • Padres' Donovan Solano: Signs MiLB deal with San Diego

    The Padres signed Solano to a minor-league contract Monday, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Solano spent the 2023 season with the Twins, slashing .282/.369/.391 with five home runs and 38 RBI over 450 plate appearances. He'll report to Arizona, and the 36-year-old will look to work his way up through San Diego's minor-league system.
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  • Twins' Donovan Solano: Perfect at plate

    Solano went 4-for-4 with one double and three runs scored in Tuesday's victory over the Athletics. Solano broke out of his slump Tuesday, scoring thrice and reaching safely in all five plate appearances after entering the contest with one hit across his last eight games (24 at-bats). Through 129 games thsi season, Solano is slashing .286/.371/.401 with 41 runs scored, 38 RBI and a 22.3 percent strikeout rate.
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  • Twins' Donovan Solano: Sitting out Wednesday

    Solano is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game in Cleveland. Solano manned first base for the first two games of the series and went 3-for-11 with a double, a triple, three RBI and a run scored, but he'll get a breather for the day game after a night game. Edouard Julien will cover first base for the Twins in the series finale.
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  • Twins' Donovan Solano: Sits in series finale

    Solano is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rangers, Aaron Gleeman of The Athletic reports. Despite delivering a four-hit performance in Saturday's 9-7 win and maintaining a .395/.430/.481 batting line since Aug. 1, Solano will hit the bench Sunday for the second straight matchup with a right-handed pitcher (Jon Gray). Minnesota will roll out the same lineup they used against right-hander Max Scherzer in Friday's series opener, with Joey Gallo spelling Solano at first base once again.
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  • Twins' Donovan Solano: Swats homer in four-hit game

    Solano went 4-for-5 with a home run and three RBI in a 9-7 extra-inning win over Texas on Saturday. Solano put the first run on the board for Minnesota with his third-inning solo shot to left field. He came up big again in the fourth, knocking a two-run, two-out single to give the Twins their first lead. Solano finished with a season-high four knocks for his fifth multi-hit game over his past seven contests. He's batting a scorching .481 with seven RBI and five runs over that stretch.
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  • Twins' Donovan Solano: Sitting Friday

    Solano is not in the starting lineup Friday versus the Rangers. Solano will get a breather after he went 5-for-10 with an RBI and two runs scored while starting all three games of the team's series with Cleveland. Joey Gallo will take over at first base and bat ninth in the opener with Texas.
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  • Twins' Donovan Solano: Nabs sixth straight start

    Solano will start at first base and bat second in Sunday's game against the Pirates. Solano will stick in the starting nine for the sixth game in a row after going 7-for-22 with a double and an RBI over the previous five contests. The Twins are facing a left-handed opening pitcher (Ryan Borucki) on Sunday, so the righty-hitting Solano could end up giving way to the lefty-hitting Joey Gallo midway through the contest, when right-hander Osvaldo Bido is expected to take over for Pittsburgh.
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  • Twins' Donovan Solano: Returns to lineup

    Solano (knee) is serving as Minnesota's designated hitter and batting leadoff Sunday against Philadelphia Solano was removed from Tuesday's game against the Tigers with a sprained right knee and will now return after a four-game absence. The 35-year-old was on a nice hot streak at the plate before getting injured, going 8-for-16 with two RBI and four runs scored since Aug. 1.
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  • Twins' Donovan Solano: Gets MRI on knee

    Solano is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Tigers after undergoing an MRI on his sprained right knee, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports. The Twins are still waiting on the results of Solano's MRI, so until the team learns more about the severity of his injury, he'll be considered day-to-day. Solano, who made his third straight start at first base in Tuesday's 6-0 loss, went 1-for-2 at the dish before departing from the game when he injured the ankle while running the bases in the third inning. Joey Gallo came off the bench to pinch run for Solano and will draw the start at first base Wednesday.
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  • Twins' Donovan Solano: Exits with injury

    Solano was removed from Tuesday's game against Detroit with a right knee sprain, Audra Martin of Bally Sports North reports. Solano appeared to jam his right ankle after making an awkward slide back into first base, but the issue is now confirmed to be in his knee. There's no word yet on how severe Solano's injury is, but more information will likely come in the near future. For now, he should be considered day-to-day.
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  • Twins' Donovan Solano: Losing work at third base

    Solano is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Mariners. Solano is on the bench for the fourth time in five games and appears to have lost hold of a regular role at third base. He'll still likely serve as a starting infielder against left-handed pitching, but Kyle Farmer and Willi Castro may be the Twins' preferred options at third base versus right-handed pitching while all of Jorge Polanco (hamstring), Royce Lewis (oblique) and Jose Miranda (shoulder) are on the injured list.
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  • Twins' Donovan Solano: Rips three doubles in loss

    Solano went 3-for-4 with three doubles and one RBI in Saturday's 6-2 loss against the Orioles. Solano doubled in each of his first three trips to the plate, with the last one scoring Byron Buxton in the sixth to bring Minnesota within four runs of the Orioles. The 35-year-old infielder has now hit safely in five straight games while registering two three-hit performances over that stretch. He's batting a robust .409 in July with seven extra-base hits, three RBI and three runs scored.
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  • Twins' Donovan Solano: Homers Sunday

    Solano went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and a walk in Sunday's win over the Tigers. Solano kicked off the scoring after he got a hold of a hanging sweeper from Michael Lorenzen and sent it over the left field wall. Solano now has all three of his home runs this year over his last 13 games, a span during which he also boasts an impressive 12:7 BB:K. The 35-year-old has been one of the Twins' best hitters this season, slashing .277/.381/.397 with 16 extra-base hits, 19 RBI, 18 runs scored and a 26:45 BB:K over 215 plate appearances. He continues to hit toward the top of the order versus lefties but has not been able to maintain a consistent spot against righties.
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  • Twins' Donovan Solano: Blasts second homer

    Solano went 1-for-2 with a three-run homer in Thursday's 8-4 loss against the Tigers. Solano gave the Twins a 4-1 lead in the second inning with a two-out, three-run homer off Matthew Boyd. Solano has two home runs on the year, both coming in his last four games. The veteran infielder has gone 8-for-19 (.421) with a 1.402 OPS over his last six games. Solano's now slashing a solid .286/.378/.404 with 17 RBI and 17 runs scored through 185 plate appearances this season. He should continue to see regular at-bats in Minnesota thanks to his ability to play multiple infield positions.
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