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|Aaron Sanchez 'sitting on the doorstep' |
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
(6/16/14) Blue Jays power-pitching prospect Aaron Sanchez is "sitting on the doorstep of a Major League debut" after his promotion to Triple-A Buffalo last week, reports MLB.com. However, his first start with the Bisons didn't go well, as he allowed four earned runs on six hits and four walks over four innings in a 7-2 loss.
At Double-A New Hampshire, Sanchez walked 40 batters in 66 innings.
"Walks are up, and that's probably the biggest thing," Blue Jays assistant general manager and vice president of baseball operations TonyLaCava told the website. "He needs to continue to become more efficient with his pitches. And again, we'd like to see the walk rates go down, but as far as his upside is concerned, we think he's got a great future."
Sanchez pitched 13 scoreless innings in spring training. He posted a 3.82 ERA in 14 starts with New Hampshire.
|Aaron Sanchez not worth stashing in seasonal formats |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(6/12/14) Blue Jays starting pitcher prospect Aaron Sanchez got one step closer to the majors Thursday, as he was promoted from Double-A New Hampshire to Triple-A Buffalo. While the move could signal the Blue Jays are entertaining the idea of bringing Sanchez to the majors this season, I'm not as convinced and not sure Fantasy owners should be stashing the highly touted pitching prospect.
My biggest concern is Sanchez's innings. He's never pitched more than 90 1/3 innings as a pro and only tossed 86 1/3 innings last season. The recent trend has been teams only extending young pitchers about 30 innings more than what they did the previous season.
Sanchez is already at 66 innings this season, so it seems the Blue Jays want the 21-year-old right-hander to get as many starts at Triple-A this season before he gets shut down. The team does have to get Sanchez's stamina built up, but they aren't going to risk a major injury and put added stress on one of their top prospects.
Also, it's very concerning to see Sanchez continue to have control problems. He's walking 5.5 batters per nine innings this season and 4.9 over his career. Pitchers can get away with control problems in the minors, but major-league hitters usually do a good job of making pitchers pay for walks. So even if he is called up, I'm not convinced Sanchez will be an impact arm immediately.
I'm not completely down on Sanchez's long-term outlook, but I just wouldn't stash him in seasonal formats because he's been promoted to Triple-A.
|Aaron Sanchez gets a step closer |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(6/12/14) Blue Jays pitching prospect Aaron Sanchez has been promoted to Triple-A Buffalo, according to Sportsnet.
The 21-year-old has posted a 3.82 ERA over 14 starts in Double-A, prompting the callup. Sanchez entered the season as the team's best prospect according to Baseball America.
|Aaron Sanchez doing well despite high walk rate |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(4/23/14) Blue Jays starting pitcher prospect Aaron Sanchez had one of his best starts for Double-A New Hampshire in his last outing. Sanchez tossed six scoreless innings, allowing four hits and two walks, while striking out six.
Sanchez is 1-1 with a 2.29 ERA and 1.22 WHIP through four starts. He also has 18 strikeouts and has allowed just one home run in 19 2/3 innings.
However, Sanchez continues to have some control problems. He's walking 4.6 batters per nine innings, which is right on target with his career walk rate (4.7 BB/9).
|Aaron Sanchez sent down despite brilliant spring |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(3/22/14) The Blue Jays showed restraint and sent impressive 21-year-old right-hander Aaron Sanchez to minor league camp. He is likely to open the year in Double-A.
Sanchez pitched 12 1/3 innings of shutout ball this spring.
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