Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Weekly Check In: Gary Sanchez


The New York Yankees lost both Aaron Hicks and Alex Rodriguez for parts of this week due to injury but rather than make a roster move and fill in the bench the team decided to play with a two man bench and 23 man roster. Whether that was a good decision or not remains to be seen, although if your pitchers take no-hitters into the 7th inning like Nathan Eovaldi did on Monday then you could have no bench and still win a ton of games, but I know one man that was hoping for a roster move and a call up, his name is Gary Sanchez. We all know what Sanchez brings to the table, a right-handed bat with pop that could be what Alex Rodriguez was supposed to be through the first month of the season but has not been.

So why hasn’t he been called up? Are the Yankees trying to delay his free agency and arbitration clocks by a year to save a few bucks? Is Sanchez just not ready despite a strong month in Triple-A at the end of last season and an even stronger Arizona Fall League? Or are the Yankees simply that clueless? I don’t have any of those answers for you unfortunately but I do know his stats look much better now than they did in spring, and that’s encouraging.


YearAgeLevGPARH2B3BHRRBISBBBSOBAOBPSLGOPS
201623AAA1461714712101411.250.311.518.829

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