Gary Sánchez

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Gary Sánchez
Gary Sanchez 2012.jpg
Sánchez playing for the Tampa Yankees, 2012
New York Yankees – No. 82
Catcher
Born: (1992-12-02) December 2, 1992 (age 21)
Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Gary Sánchez (born December 2, 1992) is a professional baseball catcher in the New York Yankees organization. As of 2011, he is widely considered one of the best prospects in baseball.[1][2][3]

Professional career[edit]

Sánchez was signed by the New York Yankees as an international free agent on June 20, 2009 for $2.5 million.[4] Prior the 2010 season, Baseball America ranked him as the Yankees seventh best prospect.[5] He began his professional career playing for the Gulf Coast Yankees. On August 18, 2010 he was promoted to the Staten Island Yankees.[6] He finished the season hitting .329/.393/.543 with eight home runs and 43 runs batted in in 47 games.

Prior to the 2011 season Sanchez was ranked as the second best prospect in the Yankees organization and 30th best prospect overall by Baseball America.[3][7] He spent the season playing for the Charleston RiverDogs. He played in 82 games before suffering a season ending finger injury.[8] He finished the season hitting .256/.335/.485 with 17 home runs and 52 runs batted in.

Prior to the 2012 season he was ranked as the Yankees fourth best prospect by Baseball America.[9]

Sanchez was promoted to double A Trenton on August 3, 2013.[10] He was added to the 40-man roster on November 20, 2013.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ MLB.com. "MLB.com's 2011 Top 50 Prospects list". Mlb.mlb.com. Retrieved October 12, 2013. 
  2. ^ Baseball's Top 100 Prospects of 2011
  3. ^ a b "2011 Top 100 Prospects: 21-40". Baseballamerica.com. February 23, 2011. Retrieved October 12, 2013. 
  4. ^ SOURCES: YANKEES SIGN DOMINICAN CATCHER GARY SANCHEZ FOR $3.1M[dead link]
  5. ^ Manuel, John (December 16, 2009). "Baseball America New York Yankees top 2010 prospects". Baseballamerica.com. Retrieved October 12, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Warren steals the show in action-packed night". Riveraveblues.com. August 19, 2010. Retrieved October 12, 2013. 
  7. ^ Manuel, John (November 10, 2010). "Baseball America New York Yankees top 2011 prospects". Baseballamerica.com. Retrieved October 12, 2013. 
  8. ^ Craig Williams (August 15, 2011). "New York Yankees’ Gary Sanchez Out for Season with Broken Finger". Rantsports.com. Retrieved October 12, 2013. 
  9. ^ Manuel, John (January 4, 2012). "Baseball America New York Yankees top 2012 prospects". Baseballamerica.com. Retrieved October 12, 2013. 
  10. ^ Marchand, Andrew. "Top prospect promoted to Double-A - Yankees Blog - ESPN New York". Espn.go.com. Retrieved October 12, 2013. 
  11. ^ Yanks make deal with Padres, add six to 40-man roster

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