Is Sanchez a bust, or just having a down year?

There has been no question that Tony Sanchez is having a down year.  He's currently hitting for a .239 average at the plate, and his power has been down, with a .304 slugging percentage, and only nine of his 60 hits going for extra bases.  Prospects are never a guarantee, although there is one thing that is certain with any prospect.  That one thing is the roller coaster ride that their values can take, at least in the eyes of fans.

Usually at the first sign of problems, fans will write off a prospect as a bust, or assume their career is over.  Sanchez isn't the only player in the Pirates' system who has struggled this year, and for that reason, he's getting a lot of these "bust" comments.  The problem with this type of analysis is that ...

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