Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Sanchez is the Lone Yankee in BA's SAL Top-20

Sanchez's season ended prematurely, due to a broken finger. His season had its ups and downs, but it is worth noting that he was on a tear in the last couple of weeks before going down with the aforementioned injury. Sanchez finished the batting .256/.335/.485, with 17 HR, 2 SB, 36 BB, 93 K, and a 121 wRC+.

Baseball America ranked Sanchez as the 14th best prospect in the South Atlantic League, praising his power and bat speed, yet noting that he has a great deal of work to do defensively - he led the league in passed balls despite the early end to his season (and a mid-season demotion due to attitude issues, including refusing to catch a bullpen session). While that ranking may seem a bit disappointing, one must consider that Bryce Harper, Manny Machado, Jurickson Profar, and Jameson Taillon top the list ... all of which are quite likely to rank in the top-fifteen or so on many Top-100 lists.

You can find the list in its entirety here.

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