Comments on: Tony Sanchez: Down Year or Bust? http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/07/tony-sanchez-down-year-or-bust.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:15:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/07/tony-sanchez-down-year-or-bust.html#comment-8195 Wed, 20 Jul 2011 14:33:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=13599#comment-8195 I agree with not giving up on a prospect of Sanchez’ potential.  The Pirates nearly gave up on Neil Walker.  What a shame that would have been.

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By: F Lang http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/07/tony-sanchez-down-year-or-bust.html#comment-8135 Mon, 18 Jul 2011 17:33:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=13599#comment-8135 Catchers need more development time than regular players and players get to the majors when they are ready…they all develop differently. Many were writing Neil Walker off 2-3 years ago and look where he is now. There is no directions on the box. Every player is an individual case with no set timetable. What if NH said “I expected Neil Walker to develop in 4 years, let’s trade him?

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By: F Lang http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/07/tony-sanchez-down-year-or-bust.html#comment-8134 Mon, 18 Jul 2011 17:16:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=13599#comment-8134 You say “all” the over slot arms from 2009 are not performing at W.Va. That is completely false. Cain, Pounders, Black, Dodson, and Fuesser are all pitching well in Low A. Only ZVR has been a total mess and even he has excellent K:BB ratio. He is just getting too much of the plate. One other thing that wasn’t mentioned on Sanchez is he had very few AB’s at High A and has made an ambitious jump to AA. It could be argued he needed a few more months in Bradenton to start 2011. I think his BB:K ratio is really good for the jump he made and if it continues the results will show in time for a strong finish in August. He will be heade to the AFL again also I’m sure and hope he can really pick it up there.

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By: Bob http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/07/tony-sanchez-down-year-or-bust.html#comment-8128 Mon, 18 Jul 2011 13:36:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=13599#comment-8128 Personally I feel anytime you draft a college level position player in the Top 10 of draft he should be able to hit majors more quickly than Sanchez.  

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/07/tony-sanchez-down-year-or-bust.html#comment-8080 Sat, 16 Jul 2011 20:12:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=13599#comment-8080 I can’t dispute that Sanchez was (obviously) not the best player available at number 4, just pointing out how when he was hitting well last year people were hailing him as possibly a future all-star catcher.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/07/tony-sanchez-down-year-or-bust.html#comment-8064 Sat, 16 Jul 2011 13:14:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=13599#comment-8064 John……I tend to agree with your next to last sentence. And, I’ve read the last sentence a few times from other sites, too.

I don’t think he’ll ever be an All Star, but I think he’ll end up being ‘solid’. A poor man’s Kendall, but with better defense.

However, every game I’ve seen him here in Hbg, he’s made bad throws, so that does seem to be something he needs to work on.

Wow…….as of today, our last 3 signed #1 picks sure ain’t doing well. BUT……..THE BUCS ARE IN FIRST PLACE!!!!

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By: Jimmy Cali http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/07/tony-sanchez-down-year-or-bust.html#comment-8055 Sat, 16 Jul 2011 03:53:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=13599#comment-8055 Still would have been the wrong move.   We got the 4th pick and we are getting a catcher that might be better than average?  Sorry,I like a higher ceiling than that.

I’m more angry about the philosophy that NH did that year in the draft than whether Sanchez is playing well or not.

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By: Josh http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/07/tony-sanchez-down-year-or-bust.html#comment-8046 Fri, 15 Jul 2011 21:04:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=13599#comment-8046 What!?

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/07/tony-sanchez-down-year-or-bust.html#comment-8045 Fri, 15 Jul 2011 20:51:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=13599#comment-8045 If he was tearing it up you’d be holding your tongue

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/07/tony-sanchez-down-year-or-bust.html#comment-8039 Fri, 15 Jul 2011 18:38:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=13599#comment-8039 statcorner.com is a great site to use as well, especially for pitchers.  Here’s Sanchez:
http://statcorner.com/batter.php?id=506997

His LD is at 17.5 this year down from 24.2 last year. 

I’m not ready to give up on him, but this year is a setback and should be judged accordingly.  A lot of people were down on d’Arnaud last year, but we saw his fundamentals (K/BB) were still solid and believed he could rebound.

I think Sanchez will bounce back in 2012.

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