Sanchez was the #6 prospect in the Florida State League this year.
Baseball America released their list of the top 20 prospects from the Florida State League in 2011 (scouting reports for subscribers here). Tony Sanchez and Diego Moreno were the two Pittsburgh Pirates prospects who made the list, with Sanchez coming in 6th, and Moreno finishing 16th.
Sanchez, the 2009 first round draft pick of the Pirates, had a shortened season due to getting hit in the face with a pitch, fracturing his jaw and shutting him down in late June. In his time in Bradenton this year he hit for a .314/.416/.454 line in 207 at-bats, which is impressive for the pitching friendly Florida State League. Baseball America rates his arm strength as 55-60 on a 20-80 scale, and notes that he is exceptional blocki...
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