The Pittsburgh Pirates picked up right-handed pitcher Angel Sanchez off waivers from the Chicago White Sox on July 31st. It was a busy day in the sense that trade rumors were flying all day and picking up Sanchez wasn't anything more than trading one minor league pitcher (placing Josh Wall on waivers) for a better pitcher. It turned out that it wasn't even that trade-off because the Pirates kept Josh Wall when he cleared waivers. Anyway, getting back to Sanchez, where would he rank in the Pirates system if we actually updated the list now?
Sanchez made his debut in the Pirates system earlier this month (photo credit: Donald Lancaster)
I'll start off by saying that this is just my own preference and I haven't spent nearly half the amount of time putting the list together as I will when we make up the top 50 for the Prospect Guide. That list will also have the inputs of others. Right now, this is just me trying to fit Sanchez into the system after looking through his past and follo...
John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.