Pirates Not Pursuing Elvis Sanchez

Today I was wondering why we haven’t heard any word on Dominican third baseman Elvis Sanchez.  Leading up to the start of the international signing period, Sanchez was named as one of the top prospects for the 2010 season, according to Baseball America.  Melissa Segura of Sports Illustrated mentioned on May 26th that the Pirates were one of the teams with interest.

There had been talk about several Dominican players failing a steroid test prior to the start of the signing period, and that combined with the lack of news on Sanchez had me wondering what the story was.  I asked the question on Twitter today, and Dejan Kovacevic had these responses:

What’s the story on Elvis Sanchez? Was supposed to be top prospect, but not a lot of news. // #Pirates not pursuing.

Thanks for that, but has there been any reason for lack of news on him? Steroids perhaps? // Wants more than he’s worth.

For those of you wondering if the Pirates could increase their recent prospect haul by also adding Sanchez, it looks like that won’t be happening.  He must really be asking for a lot if he’s not being linked to any teams.

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Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with AccuScore.com, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.

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