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Sunday, December 4, 2022

Daily Video Rundown: Lolo Sanchez, Roansy Contreras, Wyatt Hendrie

Welcome to the Pirates Prospects daily video rundown, where we pull some of the top videos of the Pittsburgh Pirates across the internet.

Daily Video Rundown

Lolo Sanchez

For as many years it feels like we’ve heard about Lolo Sanchez, sometimes it’s hard to believe he is just 22-years-old. After hitting 17 home runs and 30 stolen bases with the Greensboro Grasshoppers at High-A, Sanchez got the call to Altoona for the 2022 season.

He’s showed a little bit of that speed on the base paths early on, swiping two bags this year, but had yet to flash some of that power, until Thursday night.

Sanchez followed up Blake Sabol’s RBI single in the top of the first with his first home run of the season. In fact, it was his first extra-base hit of 2022 as well. After Thursday’s game, Sanchez isn’t off to a bad start going 6-for-17 with only two strikeouts, but has just the home run for an XBH so far.

Roansy Contreras

It was a special night for Roansy Contreras, earning his first major league victory after pitching three innings in relief on Thursday against the Washington Nationals.

Ranked as the third best prospect in the system on this site, Contreras struck out five in those three frames, showing that nasty stuff that makes him such a dynamic prospect.

Contreras is really only up due to Pirates having several injuries in their bullpen right now, although he wouldn’t be the first top prospect to make an impact his rookie out as a reliever. David Price is a notable one, coming out the bullpen during one of Tampa Bay’s World Series runs.

Wyatt Hendrie

You may know the first catcher the Pirates drafted in 2021, but what do you know of the second? Wyatt Hendrie was the team’s seventh round draft pick out of San Diego State, the same year as Henry Davis.

He’s made every hit count this year, going 3-for-10 but each going for extra base hits, including this home run he hit on Thursday.

Bonus: Live From Richmond

I’m actually in Richmond for the rest of the week to watch the games, so I was able to get some first hand videos of what went on.

Was recording Sabol’s at-bat, ended up catching Nick Gonzales stealing a base.

Which led perfectly into this, Sabol driving in Gonzales with a base hit as a direct result of that stolen base.

Carmen Mlodzinski had an interesting start. He gave up a lot of hard hit balls throughout the game, including a home run at the end of his start, but he also made some good pitches. He struck out the three batters immediately after giving up that home run, and posted another shown above to end an innings.

All total, the righty struck out five and walked two in four innings pitched, allowing three hits and two runs in the process.

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Anthony began writing over 10 years ago, starting a personal blog to cover the 2011 MLB draft, where the Pirates selected first overall. After bouncing around many websites covering hockey, he refocused his attention to baseball, his first love when it comes to sports. He eventually found himself here at Pirates Prospects in late 2021, where he covers the team’s four full season minor league affiliates.

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