Miguel Santos, a.k.a. Sugar, is a Dominican baseball player from San Pedro De Macorís struggling to make it to the major leagues and pull himself and his family out of poverty. He gets his big break at age 19 when he advances to the United States’ minor league system and travels to a small town in Iowa to train and, hopefully, move up the ranks as a pitcher. Sugar’s talent on the mound is apparent, but when his performance begins to falter, he is forced to re-examine the world around him and his place within it. What starts out as a classic rags-to-riches sports story turns into a candid and complex examination of what it means for young athletes to chase their dreams. From the Dominican Republic to rural Iowa to New York City, Sugar’s bumpy journey offers a much different take on America's pastime than the average baseball movie.