The Pittsburgh Pirates have released two minor league pitchers over the weekend, letting go of right-hander Andres Mendoza and lefty Angel Sanchez. The release of Angel Sanchez, the lefty pitcher who was with Bristol, coincided with the pick-up of right-hander Angel Sanchez, who made his debut for Altoona yesterday, saving us some confusion down the line.
Sanchez the lefty is 21 years old and stands 6'7", though he has been listed at 190 pounds during his career and he wasn't much of a power pitcher. When he first appeared in the DSL in 2010, he was highly projectable, but threw mid-80's and dealt with control issues for each of his first three seasons. He was moved in the GCL last year and those issues went away, plus he posted a low BAA and high ground ball rate, so he seemed like a p...
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