Originally signed by Twins as a non-drafted free agent on 9/8/11...Signed by Twins scout Jose Leon...Married, wife's name is Jennifer Andreina Sánchez Lugo...The couple has a daughter, Alessa Josefina Vielma Sánchez.
Entered 2017 rated as the 25th-best prospect, Best Defensive Infielder, and possessing the Best Infield Arm in Minnesota's minor league system by Baseball America...Hit a combined .229 (95-for-415) with 17 doubles, two triples, 35 RBI, and 43 runs scored in 121 games between Double-A Chattanooga and Triple-A Rochester...Began season with Chattanooga...Recorded multi-hit games four times over a five-game stretch from 4/10-15...Ended the month of April hitting .320 (24-for-75) in 21 games...Was promoted to Rochester on 5/15...Hit safely in 12 of 14 games between 8/13-29...Made a total of 103 appearances at shortstop and 16 at second base between Chattanooga and Rochester...Played for the Tigres de Aragua of the Venezuelan Winter League, appearing in 34 games and hitting .240 (23-for-96).
Was an invite to Twins spring training for first time in career; reassigned to minor league camp March 14 and began season with Double-A Chattanooga. Placed on 7-day disabled list April 13 with a right hamstring strain; reinstated April 21. Played in eight games for the Lookouts before being placed back on disabled list May 2 with left oblique strain; reinstated May 28 and reported to Single-A Ft. Myers, where he played eight games. Promoted back to Chattanooga June 7. Hit .338 (26-for-77) as right-handed batter for the Lookouts and .249 (59-for-237) as left-handed batter. Combined to hit .265 (90-for-339) with seven doubles, four triples, 52 runs scored and 12 stolen bases in 98 games between Ft. Myers and Chattanooga...played 61 games (all starts) at shortstop, 22 games (all starts) at third base and 14 games (all starts) at second base. Added to Twins 40-man roster November 18. Named 25th best prospect, best defensive infielder and possessing best infield arm in Twins system by Baseball America entering 2017.
Spent entire season with Ft. Myers...Entered campaign ranked by Baseball America as Minnesota's 22 nd -best prospect, possessing the "Best Infield Arm," and Minnesota's "Best Defensive Infielder"...Ranked sixth in the Florida State League in stolen bases and tied for seventh among all High-A players...Led the Miracle in hits (119), at-bats (441), and stolen bases (35) while ranking second in games (120), runs (49), and total bases (135)...Was named the Twins' minor league Player of the Week for 8/8-14 after hitting .467 (7-for-15) with one double, two RBI, two runs scored, and a .529 on-base percentage in four games for the Miracle...Made all 120 of his defensive appearances (118 starts) at shortstop.
Spent entire season with Class-A Cedar Rapids...was named the Twins minor league Player of the Week after batting .423 (11-for-26) with two doubles, one triple, eight runs scored, and three RBI in seven games between 5/12-18.
Hit a combined .234 (36-for-154) with three doubles and 12 RBI in 48 games between the GCL Twins and Rookie-level Elizabethton...Began the year in the Gulf Coast League before being promoted to Elizabethton on 8/24.
Spent first professional season with the Dominican Summer League Twins...Ranked second on the team in runs and stolen bases and was third in hits and total bases (52).