Baseball America posted their list of the top 20 prospect from the Dominican Summer League. As we noted in our DSL recap, it wasn't the best year for the Pirates and their prospects in the DSL. For that reason, I didn't expect any Pirates to make the BA top 20, especially since there were over 1,500 players in the DSL last year. Basically, it's a large group and the top 20 players means you're talking about the elites of the group. That being said, Kevin Sanchez was one of two players named by BA as players who just missed the list, but they were still intriguing prospects.
It sounds like Sanchez missed the list due to not putting up the stats you hope to see from a prospect. Part of the reason might come from the fact that he suffered a minor leg injury right before Opening Day and mis...
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