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Cristopher Sanchez
P | B/T: L/L | 6' 1" 165LBS | Age: 23

MLB Pipeline Rank
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 0 0 20.25 1 0 0 1.1 0 3.00
Career Minors 17 16 4.53 90 40 5 270.1 219 1.48
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 1 0-0 20.25 1.1 0 3.00
Career Minors 90 17-16 4.53 270.1 219 1.48

Standard Minor League Pitching Statistics

SeasonTmLGLWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIP
2014 DSL Rays DSL ROK 1 3 7.77 13 0 0 22.0 36 26 19 0 16 13 2.36
2015 DSL Rays DSL ROK 2 1 3.54 15 0 2 20.1 13 10 8 0 16 16 1.43
2016 DSL Rays1 DSL ROK 5 3 3.06 13 11 1 61.2 57 25 21 0 12 42 1.12
2017 Princeton Rays APP ROK 1 6 10.01 13 7 0 38.2 61 48 43 8 16 30 1.99
2018 2 Teams Minors 4 2 4.50 12 12 0 52.0 62 30 26 3 27 45 1.71
2018 Princeton Rays APP ROK 3 2 4.60 10 10 0 43.0 53 25 22 3 22 34 1.74
2018 Hudson Valley Renegades NYP A(Short) 1 0 4.00 2 2 0 9.0 9 5 4 0 5 11 1.56
2019 3 Teams Minors 4 1 2.26 24 10 2 75.2 58 23 19 3 26 73 1.11
2019 Bowling Green Hot Rods MID A(Full) 3 1 2.01 11 4 2 40.1 28 11 9 3 11 37 0.97
2019 Charlotte Stone Crabs FSL A(Adv) 1 0 1.85 12 6 0 34.0 28 9 7 0 13 36 1.21
2019 Durham Bulls INT AAA 0 0 20.25 1 0 0 1.1 2 3 3 0 2 0 3.00

Scouting Report

2020

Signed back in July 2013 by the Rays for $65,000, Sanchez made little headway in Tampa Bay’s system for a long time, not making it to full-season ball until his sixth summer of pro ball. He had barely gotten out of rookie ball in 2018 when he was Rule 5 Draft eligible, left unprotected and wasn’t taken. Things finally started happening for the tall lefty in 2019 as he pitched extremely well across two levels of A ball. The Rays didn’t have room on their 40-man roster to protect him, so they dealt him to the Phillies last November, who quickly added him to their roster.

Sanchez’s stuff ticked upwards during his breakout 2019 campaign. He’s now coming at hitters with a fastball up to 97-98 mph consistently and he backs that up with a sweeping slider and an improved changeup. All of it comes from his tall, gangly, 6-foot-5 frame and it’s hard for hitters to pick the ball up coming out of Sanchez’s hand.

The southpaw was able to repeat his delivery more consistently in 2019, which led to him finding the strike zone more consistently and lowering his walk rate. His command within the zone also improved and he missed more bats and continued to get a lot of weak contact on the ground. It remains to be seen what Sanchez’s long-term role is -- he both started and relieved last year -- but his acquisition made him one of the more intriguing lefties in the Phillies' system.


Transactions

Team Date Transaction
03/07/2020 Philadelphia Phillies optioned LHP Cristopher Sanchez to Reading Fightin Phils.
11/20/2019 Philadelphia Phillies selected the contract of LHP Cristopher Sanchez from Reading Fightin Phils.
11/20/2019 Tampa Bay Rays traded LHP Cristopher Sanchez to Philadelphia Phillies for 2B Curtis Mead.
11/20/2019 LHP Cristopher Sanchez assigned to Reading Fightin Phils.
10/12/2019 LHP Cristopher Sanchez assigned to Toros del Este.
09/10/2019 LHP Cristopher Sanchez assigned to Montgomery Biscuits from Durham Bulls.
08/31/2019 LHP Cristopher Sanchez assigned to Durham Bulls from Charlotte Stone Crabs.
07/05/2019 LHP Cristopher Sanchez assigned to Charlotte Stone Crabs from Bowling Green Hot Rods.
05/13/2019 LHP Cristopher Sanchez assigned to Bowling Green Hot Rods from Hudson Valley Renegades.
08/23/2018 LHP Cristopher Sanchez assigned to Hudson Valley Renegades from Princeton Rays.
06/01/2017 LHP Cristopher Sanchez assigned to Princeton Rays from DSL Rays1.
03/08/2014 LHP Cristopher Sanchez assigned to DSL Rays.
07/15/2013 Tampa Bay Rays signed free agent LHP Cristopher Sanchez to a minor league contract.