Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Weekly Prospects Check In: Gary Sanchez


El Gary Sanchez, or so he likes to be called, is still toiling in the minor leagues just waiting for another call up to the show. As weird as this sounds when you’re talking about a company worth over $3.4 billion but it seems like the Yankees are taking their time with Sanchez’s development and it may all come down to money. The Yankees can delay his arbitration and his free agency by a year if they wait about three more weeks, the date changes every season and I don’t know the exact date admittedly but I know it’s usually around the 20th-25th of May, and that may be the plan right now.

Sure Sanchez struggled a bit in spring training and sure Austin Romine hasn’t done anything in the Bronx to warrant the Yankees sending him down but Sanchez has long been thought of as the future in the Bronx. It was Sanchez who allowed Brian Cashman to trade then top catching prospect Jesus Montero for Michael Pineda and it was Sanchez and Luis Torrens who have carried the Yankees heavy catching depth in the minor leagues.


Sanchez is everything the Yankees need. He’s young, he’s right-handed, he has some pop and he’s improving each and every day. He’s a shot in the arm and just what the doctor ordered and he may be one more doctor’s order away from a call up. Stay tuned. 

Year Age Lg G PA R H 2B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+
2016 23 AAA 24 107 13 28 11 5 20 2 7 16 .283 .336 .566 .902

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