Daily Archives: December 21, 2011

Seedling to Stars 2012 Top 100 Prospects #17 Gary Sanchez

As always when our friends over at Seedling to Stars has a Yankee player profiled over at their blog we mention it over here by giving you a snippet of the article than at the end you can click to finish reading it at their site.  Enjoy


Name: Gary Sanchez
DOB: 12/2/92
Organization: Yankees
Position: Catcher
Notable 2011 Stats: .256/.335/.485 with 16 2B, 1 3B, 17 HR, 93/36 K/BB, and 2-for-3 SB in 82 games with Charleston (A)

Why He’s This High: Much like #18 prospect Xander Bogaerts, Sanchez played the entire season in Low-A as an 18-year-old and put up some ridiculous power numbers. His .229 ISO was 20 points below Bogaerts’ and seven below Bryce Harper‘s, and Sanchez probably has the best chance at staying at a key defensive position out of those three players.

His offensive outburst is nothing new for the precocious young catcher, who is a career .283/.356/.506 hitter. He also threw out 31% of basestealers last year. His approach at the plate is nowhere near on par with Harper’s, but he takes his share of walks and makes hard contact when he connects.

Why He’s This Low: Like Jesus Montero before him, there’s growing concern that Sanchez won’t be able to stay behind the plate. CLICK HERE to read the rest.

Red Sox in on Andruw Jones

Red Sox in on Andruw Jones

by Matt S.

Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reports that the Red Sox are believed to be one of several teams with interest in free agent Andruw Jones. Many considered it a foregone conclusion that Jones would return to the Yankees, but Feinsand hears that the two sides have not made much progress despite mutual interest. The 34-year-old earned $2 million this past season while batting .247/.356/.495 with 13 homers, 33 RBI and an .851 OPS over 222 plate appearances. He had a .926 OPS against left-handed pitching.

Offseason Leagues Stat Update | Hitters

Sorry if it’s a little blurry. If you click the table, it will become enlarged and clearer.

Morning Bits: Q & A, Hughes, Cespedes,

Good morning all.  Midweek another day closer to Friday.

Let’s get right to the links…..

* Here is a Q & A with Bryan Hoch from mlb.com about the Yankees off-season.

* Phil Hughes is working out in California.

* Is Cespedes the Yankees number one target?