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Gary Sanchez | Designated Hitter | #57

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (23) / 12/2/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2009 / UDFA / NYY
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Yankees optioned C Gary Sanchez to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Well, that was fast. Sanchez started and went hitless in four at-bats Friday before being shipped out Saturday. Of course, that's not the reason he was demoted -- Luis Severino's injury-shortened start taxed the bullpen, so Sanchez was the collateral damage as the team called for reinforcements. Sanchez should be back up with the team at some point this season. May 14 - 11:07 AM

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Yankees recalled C Gary Sanchez from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

No corresponding roster move has been announced. The Yankees are now carrying three catchers with Sanchez and Austin Romine backing up starter Brian McCann. Widely considered one of the league's top catching prospects, Sanchez made a brief cameo in the Bronx last year, logging two at-bats late in the season. He's gotten off to a productive start in 2016, hitting .280 with five homers and 20 RBI across 26 games for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
May 12 - 11:19 PM

Yankees optioned C Gary Sanchez to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

He's been reassigned to minor league camp. Sanchez was looking to become the Yankees' backup catcher but lost out to Carlos Corporan and Austin Romine. He logged just one hit in 21 at-bats this spring.
Mar 24 - 7:17 PM

Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News writes that Gary Sanchez "is the perceived front-runner" to back up Brian McCann this season.

Sanchez turned just 23 over the winter and has only 37 games of experience above Double-A, so it's a bit surprising that the Yankees would consider carrying him on the roster if his playing time would be relatively limited. Austin Romine is the other main candidate and is out of options, so he would have to be exposed to waivers or traded if the club uses Sanchez as McCann's backup. Veteran Carlos Corporan is also in camp as a non-roster invitee.
Feb 28 - 11:03 AM

Yankees C prospect Gary Sanchez was named MVP of the Arizona Fall League's Fall Stars Game on Saturday night.

Sanchez led the West to an 8-3 victory by launching a two-run homer and throwing out a pair of would-be base stealers. The 22 year old made his big league debut on October 3 following a productive campaign with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. He'll have a chance to become the Yankees' primary catcher when Brian McCann inevitably moves to DH or first base.
Sat, Nov 7, 2015 11:34:00 PM

Yankees recalled C Gary Sanchez from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

It's the first time the hard-hitting 22-year-old backstop will have a chance to prove himself at the big league level. He hit .274/.330/.485 with 18 homers and 62 RBI in 93 games between Double-A Trenton and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre this season. He'll add depth behind the plate and punch off the bench in the season's final weeks.
Sat, Sep 12, 2015 10:02:00 AM

Yankees C prospect Gary Sanchez went 4-for-4 with a pair of doubles Sunday in a win for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

The 4-for-4 effort broke him out of a 4-for-32 slump. Sanchez has done well since his call-up, hitting .295 with a solid .492 slugging percentage in 122 at-bats. Before that, he hit .262 in 58 games for Double-A Trenton. It's possible Sanchez will get a chance in the majors next month when rosters expand. He's already on the 40-man roster.
Source: MILB.com
Mon, Aug 24, 2015 03:13:00 PM

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.
Fri, Jul 17, 2015 11:43:00 PM

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.
Source: MILB.com
Wed, Jul 8, 2015 04:51:00 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.
Source: MILB.com
Mon, Jul 6, 2015 03:51:00 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.
Thu, May 14, 2015 12:38:00 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.
Tue, Mar 17, 2015 11:07:00 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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2Austin Romine
1B1Mark Teixeira
2Greg Bird
2B1Starlin Castro
2Ronald Torreyes
3Rob Refsnyder
SS1Didi Gregorius
3B1Chase Headley
LF1Brett Gardner
2Dustin Ackley
3Mat Gamel
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
2Mason Williams
RF1Carlos Beltran
2Aaron Hicks
DH1Alex Rodriguez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Michael Pineda
3Nathan Eovaldi
4Luis Severino
5CC Sabathia
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Andrew Miller
3Dellin Betances
4Chasen Shreve
5Ivan Nova
6Kirby Yates
7Bryan Mitchell
8James Pazos
9Branden Pinder
10Nick Goody
11Luis Cessa