Sanchez is considered by most (including Jays Journal) as the top prospect within the Toronto Blue Jays organization.
Sanchez, 21, started 14 games with the Fisher Cats and in 66 innings pitched at a 3.82 ERA and 1.394 WHIP. A mid-90’s fastball with good sink makes him nearly unhittable at times as he gave up only 52 hits in those 66 innings but he did walk another 40.
Control and command have always been Sanchez’ Achilles heel. His pitches have a tonne of movement and he’s still learning how to throw strikes consistently, or at the very least learning how to be “effectively wild”.
Sanchez started the season strongly but hit the wall a bit in late May with back-to-back poor outings. However his last two starts have been very good and most noticeably he’s only walked three batters in those two games while striking out 14.
This move begs the obvious question – now that Sanchez is gone, will LHP Daniel Norris be promoted to Double-A?