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Aaron Sanchez | Starting Pitcher

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (21) / 7/1/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Aaron Sanchez will open the 2014 season at Double-A New Hampshire.
The 21-year-old right-hander was impressive this spring, logging 15.1 scoreless innings during which he walked six batters and struck out 11, and that line doesn't include his four scoreless frames and six strikeouts against the Canadian national team on March 11. Sanchez started to figure things out in the Arizona Fall League last year, and his success carried over as hoped into the spring. If the right-hander continues to make developmental strides at Double-A, then he could potentially reach the major leagues by mid-season. Apr 2 - 12:33 PM

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Blue Jays reassigned RHP Aaron Sanchez, RHP John Stilson and INF Dan Johnson to minor league camp.

The 21-year-old Sanchez impressed during Grapefruit League play, firing 12 1/3 scoreless innings while allowing just nine hits and posting an 8/6 K/BB ratio. He's slated to begin the season at Double-A New Hampshire, but could make his debut with the Jays as early as mid-season.
Mar 22 - 9:38 AM

Aaron Sanchez continued to impress on Friday, throwing 5 1/3 scoreless innings as the Blue Jays beat the Rays 5-0.

Sanchez was facing eight regulars, too. He's now pitched 12 1/3 scoreless innings spring, which doesn't include his four scoreless frames against the Canada junior national team on March 11. The Jays are still sure to send Sanchez down to Double-A to begin the season, but he may well force them to include him in their plans for 2014 at some point. He's put together the same kind of breakthrough performance this spring that Michael Wacha did last spring.
Mar 21 - 4:36 PM

Blue Jays prospect Aaron Sanchez had another strong outing on Sunday, allowing five hits and a walk with three strikeouts in four scoreless innings against the Orioles.

The 21-year-old has had an eye-opening spring in major league camp, as he's yet to allow an earned run in seven innings spanning three appearances. That also doesn't include his outing on March 11 against the Canada junior national team, when the right-hander pitched four scoreless innings and struck out seven in relief. Sanchez is ticketed for Double-A to begin the season, but if he continues to make strides in his development, the Blue Jays may consider promoting him later in the summer.
Mar 17 - 1:40 PM

Aaron Sanchez pitched four scoreless innings and struck out seven in relief as a Blue Jays split-squad beat the Canada junior national team 12-2 on Tuesday.

It was 2-2 after four, but the Jays were able to dominate from there, thanks partly to Sanchez. One of the Jays' best prospects, he's pitched three scoreless innings in official games this spring. He's due to open the season in Double-A, but if he dominates there, the Jays might have reason to call him up in June or July
Mar 11 - 4:52 PM

Blue Jays prospect Aaron Sanchez turned in another impressive Arizona Fall League start on Thursday, allowing one earned run on six hits and two walks while striking out three over five innings.

The earned run charged to the 21-year-old was the first he'd allowed since a start on October 17. After getting off to a shaky start this fall, Sanchez allowed only seven hits and amassed 19 strikeouts over his final 18 1/3 innings (four starts). The promising right-hander spent over a month on the disabled list with shoulder soreness this year at High-A Dunedin and ultimately logged only 86.1 innings. Though he proved to be difficult to barrel with a .202 opponents’ batting average, Sanchez's 75-40 strikeout-to-walk ratio suggests plenty of room for improvement. He's unlikely to debut before the 2015 season, but Sanchez could emerge as one of the sport's top pitching prospects with a strong 2014 campaign.
Fri, Nov 15, 2013 08:07:00 AM

Blue Jays pitching prospect Aaron Sanchez continued his domination of the Arizona Fall League on Friday, firing five no-hit innings in a victory over Peoria.

Sanchez walked one and hit a batter while punching out eight on the afternoon. The hard-throwing 21-year-old has compiled a stellar 0.98 ERA, 0.76 WHIP and 18/9 K/BB ratio through 18 1/3 innings on the Fall season. Sanchez will make one more start for Salt River before being shut down for the season. He's expected to begin the 2014 campaign at Double-A, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him in Toronto at some point before the end of the season.
Source: MILB.com
Fri, Nov 8, 2013 07:48:00 PM

Blue Jays pitching prospect Aaron Sanchez (shoulder) has resumed a throwing program.

Sanchez has missed the last three weeks with shoulder fatigue, but he's feeling good now and should rejoin High-A Dunedin's rotation soon. The top prospect has registered a 3.16 ERA and 0.96 WHIP with 37/16 K/BB in 42 2/3 innings this season.
Tue, Jun 11, 2013 09:40:00 PM

Blue Jays' top prospect Aaron Sanchez was placed on the 7-day minor league disabled on Monday.

Sanchez was pulled from his May 18 start due to low velocity, but there's no word yet if the right-hander suffered an injury or is merely going through a "dead arm" period. Ranked by Baseball America as the Blue Jays' top prospect and No. 65 overall prospect, Sanchez has registered a 3.16 ERA and 0.96 WHIP with 37/16 K/BB in 42 2/3 innings this season for High-A Dunedin (of the Florida State League).
Tue, May 21, 2013 04:02:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Dioner Navarro
2Josh Thole
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2B1Ryan Goins
2Maicer Izturis
SS1Jose Reyes
2Jonathan Diaz
3B1Brett Lawrie
LF1Melky Cabrera
CF1Colby Rasmus
2Anthony Gose
RF1Jose Bautista
2Moises Sierra
DH1Adam Lind
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1R.A. Dickey
2Brandon Morrow
3Mark Buehrle
4J.A. Happ
5Drew Hutchison
6Dustin McGowan
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Casey Janssen
2Sergio Santos
3Steve Delabar
4Aaron Loup
5Brett Cecil
6Esmil Rogers
7Neil Wagner
8Todd Redmond