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Gary Sanchez | Catcher

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (22) / 12/2/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 233
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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The Yankees have promoted catching prospect Gary Sanchez to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
With Austin Romine sidelined due to a thumb injury, the 22-year-old will have an opportunity to make an impact. In 57 games at Double-A Trenton, he has hit .262/.320/.476 with 12 homers and 36 RBI. Jul 17 - 11:43 PM

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Yankees C prospect Gary Sanchez kept his home run streak alive with another blast Tuesday for Double-A Trenton.

He's left the yard in each of his last four games. The 22-year-old is quickly climbing the Eastern League power ranks. Sanchez is now third in home runs (12) and fifth in slugging percentage (.488). He's one round-tripper away from tying his home run total from last season.
Jul 8 - 4:51 PM

Yankees C prospect Gary Sanchez pounded his third home run in as many games Sunday in a victory for Double-A Trenton.

He contributed three of Trenton's season-high 18 hits. The hot-hitting Thunder have scored a combined 44 runs during their four-game winning streak. Sanchez has hit safely in six of his last seven games with six RBI. The 22-year-old has homered once every 20.7 plate appearances this season, a significant improvement from last season when he homered only once every 36.7 plate appearances.
Jul 6 - 3:51 PM

Yankees prospect C Gary Sanchez went 3-for-5 with a home run, double and three RBI on Wednesday for Double-A Trenton.

Sanchez has begun to heat up at the plate, as he’s 8-for-19 with two home runs and eight RBI in his last four games. Overall, the 22-year-old is batting .255/.306/.382 with seven extra-base hits (three homers) and 25 strikeouts in 25 games. Sanchez has spent parts of the last three seasons in the Eastern League but simply hasn’t progressed as hoped, batting .265/.337/.398 with 18 home runs in 698 plate appearances during his time at Trenton. Though he’s still a notable prospect, Sanchez is a far cry from the offense-driven backstop he seemed destined to become early in his career.
May 14 - 12:38 PM

Yankees optioned C Gary Sanchez to Double-A Trenton.

Sanchez homered in one of his nine at-bats this spring. The top prospect's bat remains intriguing, but he turned just 22 in December and is in need of more seasoning.
Mar 17 - 11:07 PM

Yankees prospect catcher Gary Sanchez went 2-for-5 with a home run for Double-A Trenton on Friday, raising his season line to .255/.325/.423.

After being benched for a few games for disciplinary reasons, Sanchez has returned to the lineup as the Thunder's starting catcher. He was also suspended for two weeks in 2011 due to insubordination, so the maturity questions which have dogged Sanchez will remain until he proves them to be incorrect. He has hit much better over the past month, putting up a .315/.375/.548 line with five doubles and four home runs.
Sat, Jun 21, 2014 11:24:00 AM

Yankees catching prospect Gary Sanchez was benched for a second straight game Thursday at Double-A Trenton due to disciplinary reasons.

He also had a closed-door meeting with manager Tony Franklin. The skipper wouldn't reveal the exact nature of the meeting but did say it was for a "disciplinary action" and that Sanchez could be benched for additional games. "I needed to take care of that today, to get things clarified and cleared up," Franklin said. "I’m not going to tell you what it was, but it was a violation of some of our guidelines and I needed to take care of it. Gary is out of there for a couple of days until we decide he deserves to play again, plain and simple." Baseball America's No. 35 prospect, Sanchez is hitting .252 with seven homers and a .741 OPS in 53 games this season.
Fri, Jun 13, 2014 10:23:00 AM

Yankees prospect catcher Gary Sanchez went 2-for-3 with a home run for Double-A Trenton.

Sanchez is probably happy to see May end, as he hit .216/.255/.402 during the month. He is hitting .257/.322/.436 with a .279 BABIP for the season while striking out 34 times and walking 17 times. Sanchez is still the top catching prospect in baseball, but he will need to show he can handle the pitching in the Eastern League before he has a chance to be promoted in the major leagues.
Sun, Jun 1, 2014 11:06:00 AM

Yankees prospect C Gary Sanchez went 4-for-6 with a double and two RBI on Monday for Double-A Trenton.

Sanchez's bat has finally come alive after struggling most of the month (.620 OPS in 23 games), as Monday's four-hit effort was his second in the past three games. During that span, the 21-year-old is 9-for-15 with two doubles, one home run and five RBI. While his overall batting line of .259/.326/.414 through 42 games isn't particularly impressive, Sanchez has shown a better feel for the strike zone this season, evidenced by his solid 31/16 strikeout-to-walk ratio thus far.
Tue, May 27, 2014 04:49:00 PM

Yankees prospect catcher Gary Sanchez hit his third home run of the season for Double-A Trenton on Friday.

Sanchez went 1-for-3 with a home run and a walk. He is hitting .301/.396/.494 for the season with seven doubles, three home runs, 12 walks, and 15 strikeouts in 22 games. He has increased his walk rate in 2014 without sacrificing power, and is on pace to post his first batting average above .300 since 2010 when he was in the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League.
Sat, May 3, 2014 10:44:00 AM

Yankees catching prospect Gary Sanchez is hitting .353/.450/.588 with five doubles and one home run through nine games for Double-A Trenton.

Sanchez has 10 RBI (second most in the Eastern League) to go with 21 total bases (9th in EL), as well as a 6:7 walk to strikeout ratio. He has not hit above .279 since his half season with Low-A Charleston, so this may be the step forward that has been predicted for Sanchez for a number of years. Sanchez is blocked by Brian McCann in the Bronx, but he could see time as a backup catcher who spends time at first base and designated hitter.
Tue, Apr 15, 2014 10:21:00 AM

Yankees prospect C Gary Sanchez hit a grand slam on Sunday in Double-A Trenton's win over New Hampshire.

After going 0-for-3 in Trenton's season opener, Sanchez, 21, proceeded to double on both Friday and Saturday before connecting for the grand slam on Sunday. Through four games, Sanchez is batting .214 (3-for-14) with five RBI and a 4/3 strikeout-to-walk ratio.
Mon, Apr 7, 2014 11:47:00 AM

Yankees prospect C Gary Sanchez connected for his second home run of the spring, a two-run shot, on Sunday against the Marlins.

Sanchez, 21, was technically optioned to Double-A Trenton on March 12, but since then he's remained major league camp and appeared in three games. He's had a successful spring overall, batting .364 (4-for-11) with two home runs while appearing in eight games. In 2013, the Yankees' top prospect batted .253/.324/.412 with 15 home runs and 71 RBI in 117 games between High-A Tampa and Double-A Trenton. However, with the off-season acquisition of catcher Brian McCann, Sanchez lacks a clear path to the major leagues and therefore could emerge as potential trade bait later this summer.
Mon, Mar 17, 2014 01:25:00 PM

Yankees optioned C Gary Sanchez to Double-A Trenton.

Sanchez was part of a small round of cuts on Wednesday in Yankees camp. The 21-year-old prospect could become trade bait at some point this summer given that he's now blocked in New York by $85 million man Brian McCann.
Wed, Mar 12, 2014 04:38:00 PM

The addition of free agent Brian McCann does not make top prospect Gary Sanchez expandable, according to Yankees general manager Brian Cashman.

"That would only be more in the case if he was ready to play now in New York," Cashman said. New York's best prospect slashed .253/.324/.412 with 15 home runs and 71 RBI this past season between Single- and Double-A. The 21-year-old was rated as the No. 57 overall prospect by Baseball America prior to the 2013 season.
Wed, Dec 11, 2013 07:24:00 PM

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