Top Performers: Angel Sanchez, Cody Dickson, Deibinson Romero, Max Moroff

[tps_header]Each week we take a look back at the top performers in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ minor league system from the previous week, highlighting the pitchers with the best Game Scores and the hitters with the most runs created. Below are the top five pitchers and hitters from last week, including stats and notes on each player. This week we debut a new format for this article, made possible by our new site design.[/tps_header]

Angel Sanchez

Angel Sanchez, Altoona – 71 GS (4/26), 57 GS (4/20)

Line: 6.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 0 HR (4/26)

4.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1 HR (4/20)

Notes: Sanchez gave up his first run of the season this week on a solo home run. He ended up posting two of the top game scores this week, including the best one in the system. On the season he has an 0.40 ERA in 22.2 innings, with a 12:2 K/BB ratio. He has hit 95 MPH with his fastball in both starts that we’ve covered this year, while showing good command of the pitch. We may be starting to see why the Pirates targeted him with a waiver claim at the end of last year, and why they sent him to the AFL, invited him to MLB Spring Training, and gave him a rotation spot in Altoona.

  • Just want to put my two cents in that I hate these “Page to Browse” like articles that Bleacher Report is notorious for.

    Hopefully, this is a rare type of article on P2 or better yet, a one shot deal.

    Pls put it all on one page.

    • It’s a very clean way to present information, and the browsing is instant/takes no time to load. You can even browse with your left/right keys, which is actually easier than scrolling down constantly through a long article that would include ten images.

  • Brian Finamore
    April 27, 2015 2:42 pm

    Tim, is Sanchez becoming a legit MLB starting prospect in your mind? If his early success this continues, where do you see him landing in your mid-season prospect rankings?

    • We had him in the top 50 in both sets of rankings. Don’t know where he’d land in the future, because I generally don’t think in terms of players moving up and down the list. It can be too easy to over-rate or react to a small sample size, and that’s a big risk here with just four starts.

  • I seriously misjudged this kid when I watched him last season. I never thought how chaotic life had to have been after those organizational changes. I watched his 4 inning start last week, and even though he did give up that Mario Lisson HR, he looked like a potential mid rotation MLB starter to me. He was throwing an easy mid 90’s FB with late life and the hitters didn’t have a chance.

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