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Sixto Sanchez

Sixto Sanchez

P | B/T: R/R | 6' 0" 185 | Age: 20
San Cristobal, Dominican Republic
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 2 2 3.08 7 7 0 38.0 35 1.26
Career Minors 17 16 2.66 57 48 0 270.1 232 1.05
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 7 2-2 3.08 38.0 35 1.26
Career Minors 57 17-16 2.66 270.1 232 1.05

Standard Minor League Pitching Statistics

SeasonTmLGLWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIP
2015 DSL Phillies DSL ROK 1 2 4.56 11 2 0 25.2 32 21 13 0 6 18 1.48
2016 GCL Phillies GCL ROK 5 0 0.50 11 11 0 54.0 33 4 3 0 8 44 0.76
2017 2 Teams Minors 5 7 3.03 18 18 0 95.0 73 35 32 2 18 84 0.96
2017 Lakewood BlueClaws SAL A(Full) 5 3 2.41 13 13 0 67.1 46 19 18 1 9 64 0.82
2017 Clearwater Threshers FSL A(Adv) 0 4 4.55 5 5 0 27.2 27 16 14 1 9 20 1.30
2018 Clearwater Threshers FSL A(Adv) 4 3 2.51 8 8 0 46.2 39 14 13 1 11 45 1.07
2019 2 Teams Minors 2 4 3.49 9 9 0 49.0 55 22 19 3 9 41 1.31
2019 Jupiter Hammerheads FSL A(Adv) 0 2 4.91 2 2 0 11.0 14 6 6 1 2 6 1.45
2019 Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp SOU AA 2 2 3.08 7 7 0 38.0 41 16 13 2 7 35 1.26

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Fastball: 75 | Curve: 55 | Changeup: 55 | Control: 60 | Overall: 55

Sanchez may have been an under-the-radar signing back in 2015 when the Phillies nabbed him for just $35,000. But starting with his United States debut in '16, when he won the Gulf Coast League ERA crown, he's been raising his prospect value exponentially. The only thing that's slowed him down has been the injury bug, with elbow inflammation shutting him down in early June in 2018, though that didn't stop the Marlins from insisting Sanchez be included in the package they received for trading J.T. Realmuto to Philadelphia in February.

When healthy, Sanchez has perhaps the best combination of electric stuff and command of any pitcher in the Minor Leagues. He might appear undersized at six-feet tall, but he's deceptively strong, with an athletic and repeatable delivery. Sanchez throws both a two- and four-seam fastball, the former thrown with a lot of sink to get ground-ball outs and the latter cranked up to triple digits at times. Not only can Sanchez maintain velocity deep into starts, the fastball plays up because of movement and his plus command of the pitch. He can add and subtract from his breaking ball, and seeing it as a future plus strikeout pitch isn't out of the question. He shows good feel for his changeup as well, giving him the chance to have at least three above-average offerings.

Sanchez's workload has been limited, partially because of understandable caution and partially because of injury. A healthy and complete 2019 should help get him ready for an eventual career at or near the top of a big league rotation.

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
05/14/2019 RHP Sixto Sanchez assigned to Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp from Jupiter Hammerheads.
05/02/2019 RHP Sixto Sanchez assigned to Jupiter Hammerheads from Marlins Extended Spring Training.
04/01/2019 RHP Sixto Sanchez assigned to Marlins Extended Spring Training from Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp.
02/07/2019 Miami Marlins traded C J.T. Realmuto to Philadelphia Phillies for C Jorge Alfaro, RHP Sixto Sanchez, LHP Will Stewart and Future Considerations.
02/07/2019 RHP Sixto Sanchez assigned to Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp.
09/25/2018 Clearwater Threshers activated RHP Sixto Sanchez from the 7-day disabled list.
04/15/2018 Clearwater Threshers placed RHP Sixto Sanchez on the 7-day disabled list.
08/05/2017 RHP Sixto Sanchez assigned to Clearwater Threshers from Lakewood BlueClaws.
06/11/2017 RHP Sixto Sanchez assigned to Lakewood BlueClaws from Williamsport Crosscutters.
05/11/2017 RHP Sixto Sanchez assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from Lakewood BlueClaws.
04/02/2017 RHP Sixto Sanchez assigned to Lakewood BlueClaws from GCL Phillies.
06/24/2016 RHP Sixto Sanchez assigned to GCL Phillies.
05/30/2015 RHP Sixto Sanchez assigned to DSL Phillies.
03/02/2015 Philadelphia Phillies signed free agent RHP Sixto Sanchez to a minor league contract.