ANGEL SANCHEZ
LEFT HANDED PITCHER
  Born: March 2, 1993
Height: 6’7″
Weight: 190
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2010
Country: Dominican Republic
Agent:
N/A

WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES

Sanchez is a very tall lefty who’s struggled with significant control problems.  He was throwing in the mid-80s early in training camp in 2013.

2010
DSL:  4-0-0, 4.02 ERA, 1.56 WHIP, 31.1 IP, 6.9 BB/9, 6.6 K/9

Sanchez showed some promise in his debut despite control issues.  He had a 2:1 ground out to air out ratio.  Aside from one start, the Pirates used him in relief.

2011
DSL:  0-0-0, 13.50 ERA, 3.47 WHIP, 12.2 IP, 15.6 BB/9, 2.8 K/9

Sanchez had a lost season due to an inability to throw strikes.

2012
DSL:  3-6-3, 3.86 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, 44.1 IP, 5.3 BB/9, 5.9 K/9

Working as a starter, Sanchez got back to where he’d been in 2010, with a little improvement.  He allowed only 34 hits in 44.1 IP.

2013
R:  3-2-0, 3.25 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, 36.0 IP, 2.2 BB/9, 6.5 K/9

Sanchez pitched in relief in the GCL, mostly in 2-3 inning outings.  He made considerable progress with his control, but didn’t miss a lot of bats.  He didn’t have a meaningful platoon split.

Sanchez could be with either short season affiliate in 2014.

STATS
Baseball Reference–Minors
Fangraphs
MiLB.com
CONTRACT INFORMATION
2014: Minor league contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: 2010
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2016
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2014
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
April 2, 2010: Signed as an international free agent by the Pittsburgh Pirates.