Sanchez is slashing .571/.600/1.179 with four homers and 14 RBI through seven games for Triple-A Jacksonville.
The 23-year-old is one of the hottest hitters in the minors through the first week of action. The Marlins have bypassed Sanchez for a promotion so far while trying to fill a hole in center field left by Starling Marte (ribs), but if he keeps raking, he should get another shot at the majors in the near future after a disappointing 2020 debut.
The Marlins activated Sanchez (groin) from the 10-day injured list and optioned him to their alternate training site, Christina De Nicola of MLB.com reports.
Sanchez was sidelined for the last couple weeks of spring training with a strained right groin, but he looks like he'll be back to full strength when the minor-league season gets underway in May. Expect the Marlins to assign him to Triple-A Jacksonville, where he'll be able to play the outfield on an everyday basis.
Sanchez (groin) was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday, retroactive to March 29.
Sanchez picked up a groin strain in mid-March and was sidelined the final two weeks of camp, leading to a move to the injured list to open the season. The 23-year-old is likely to head to Triple-A Jacksonville once the minor-league season begins in May.
Marlins general manager Kim Ng said Monday that Sanchez (groin) has resumed hitting off a tee and has also been cleared for light sprinting, Christina De Nicola of MLB.com reports.
Sanchez is in the initial stage of a running progression after the Marlins shut him down a week ago with a right groin strain. The injury has taken Sanchez out of the mix for a spot on the Marlins' Opening Day roster, but he was never especially likely to break camp with the big club since veterans Adam Duvall and Corey Dickerson are both projected to handle full-time roles in the corner outfield to begin the season. Assuming he avoids any further setbacks in his recovery from the groin strain, Sanchez could be ready to go when Triple-A Jacksonville begins its season in May.
Sanchez will begin a rehab program this week to address a lingering right groin strain, Christina De Nicola of MLB.com reports.
With established veterans in Adam Duvall and Corey Dickerson expected to man the corner outfield for Miami in 2021, Sanchez wasn't a strong candidate to break camp with the big club anyway, but the groin injury should officially take him out of the running for an Opening Day roster spot. Sanchez, who hadn't made a Grapefruit League appearance since March 8, should have a good chance at being ready to go for the start of Triple-A Jacksonville's season in early May.
Sanchez was optioned to the Marlins' alternate training site Tuesday.
Sanchez saw a major decrease in playing time recently as he started just one of the past five games while slashing .040/.172/.080 on the season. The 22-year-old will attempt to straighten things out and return later in the month. Jazz Chisholm was recalled in a corresponding move.
Sanchez is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rays, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
Sanchez had started in eight of his 10 games since being called up from the Marlins' alternate training site August 21, recording only one hit while striking out 10 times in 24 at-bats. Now on the bench for the third time in four games, Sanchez's time as a regular in the Miami lineup may be over.
Sanchez went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in Friday's win over the Nationals.
Getting the start in right field and batting eighth in his big-league debut, Sanchez was simply overwhelmed in a tough matchup against southpaw Patrick Corbin. The 22-year-old outfielder should get a longer look and could have more success against opposite-handed hurlers, but as Miami saw recently with Monte Harrison, if Sanchez can't make contact, the rest of his tools become somewhat irrelevant.
Sanchez is starting in right field and batting eighth Friday against the Nationals.
The 22-year-old was promoted from the alternate training site Thursday and will quickly get his first taste of major-league action. Sanchez was acquired by the Marlins in July 2019 and had a .246/.338/.446 slash line in 17 games with Triple-A New Orleans last year following the trade.
Sanchez is being promoted by the Marlins on Thursday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
Sanchez and fellow prospect Sixto Sanchez are both joining the big-league club Thursday for the first time. The 22-year-old outfielder reached Triple-A for the first time last season and hit .227/.311/.383 with five home runs in 35 games.
The Marlins optioned Sanchez to Triple-A Wichita on Tuesday, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
He'll be joined in Wichita by two of the Marlins' other top position prospects in shortstop Jazz Chisholm and first baseman Lewin Diaz, who were also cut from big-league camp Tuesday. After coming over in a midseason trade from the Rays last season, Sanchez logged 78 plate appearances for the Marlins' previous Triple-A affiliate in New Orleans, slashing .246/.338/.446.
Sanchez underwent hernia surgery in the offseason and is being eased into spring training as a result, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
The Marlins' No. 8 fantasy prospect missed the end of the Triple-A season in 2019 with an injury, and it's now clearer what the nature of that injury was. Sanchez, who came over from the Rays in the Nick Anderson deal last July, is expected to begin the season back at Triple-A New Orleans, but the 22-year-old could factor into the outfield mix in the majors over the summer with a quick start.
Sanchez (hamstring) did not return before Triple-A New Orleans' season ended Monday.
He left a game Aug. 23 with a hamstring issue, and while he was never moved to the 7-day IL, Sanchez never made it back into a game for the Baby Cakes. The 21-year-old ended up hitting .246/.338/.446 with four homers and nine walks in 17 games with the Marlins' top affiliate after coming over from the Rays at the trade deadline. Sanchez is on the 40-man roster, but the Marlins have given no indication that he will be up this year. His name was not included among those assigned to the Arizona Fall League, so it seems likely that Sanchez will just shut it down before ramping up with his spring prep in a couple months.
Sanchez was removed from Friday's game at Triple-A New Orleans due to a hamstring injury, Craig Mish of FNTSY Sports Radio reports.
The extent of Sanchez's injury is unclear at this time, so he'll be considered day-to-day until more information is revealed.
Sanchez went 3-for-4 with a walk, a double, two home runs, three runs scored and three RBI for Triple-A New Orleans on Friday.
In his second game for the Baby Cakes since being acquired by the Marlins at the trade deadline, Sanchez displayed the power potential that has made the 21-year-old such an intriguing prospect. He slashed only .206/.282/.317 over 18 games for Triple-A Durham prior to the trade, but he struggled last year after a midseason promotion to Double-A too, so an adjustment period at his new level isn't a big surprise. Given Miami's lack of depth in the outfield and the fact that he already has a spot on the 40-man roster, Sanchez could easily make his MLB debut in September and push for a starting job in camp next spring.
Sanchez was traded from the Rays to the Marlins along with Ryne Stanek in exchange for Nick Anderson and Trevor Richards, Craig Mish of FNTSY Sports Radio reports.
While Sanchez is a top-100 prospect, it was difficult to see how he fit into the Rays' outfield plans in the coming years, so it made sense that he was included in a deal at this year's deadline. The 21-year-old right fielder slashed .275/.332/.404 with eight home runs and five steals in 78 games at Double-A, but is hitting just .206/.282/.317 with a 28.2 percent strikeout rate at Triple-A. He has typically shown good contact skills for a 6-foot-3, 230-pound hitter with plus raw power, but he is still working on getting to that power in games. Look for him to possibly debut in the majors with the Marlins sometime next summer.
Sanchez was promoted to Triple-A Durham on Thursday, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
Sanchez earns the promotion after hitting .275/.332/.404 in 78 games for Double-A Montgomery, good for a 115 wRC+. Those numbers don't pop off the page, and neither do his eight homers or five steals, but the overall package makes for an interesting player, especially considering that he's still just 21 years old.
Sanchez is slashing .303/.358/.459 with 15 extra-base hits (eight doubles, seven home runs) and 40 RBI over his first 50 games with Double-A Montgomery.
As he's done at nearly every professional stop, Sanchez is thriving at the plate with the Biscuits. Sanchez struggled for an extended period for the first time in his minor-league career last season in his initial exposure to Double-A arms, producing a .214/.300/.327 line across 110 plate appearances in a 27-game cup of coffee with Montgomery to close out 2018. However, he's clearly hit his stride this season, with a slight bump in strikeout rate the only blemish when comparing his numbers to those at High-A Charlotte in the earlier portion of last season. Sanchez made an appearance in major-league camp this spring, and it was reported in early March he was a candidate to make his big-league debut at some point this season. A stop at Triple-A Durham would appear to be in order beforehand, however, and that could be imminent considering his success at the Double-A level thus far.
Sanchez is slashing .325/.357/.425 across his first 42 plate appearances at Double-A Montgomery.
Sanchez hasn't even gotten his power numbers going yet, as that sample only includes a pair of extra-base hits (one double, one home run). However, he's already knocked in eight runs and appears to have a much better handle on Double-A pitching than he did in his initial exposure in 2018. Sanchez slashed an atypical .214/.300/.327 over a 110 plate-appearance sample with the Biscuits last season.
The Rays optioned Sanchez to their minor-league camp Saturday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Sanchez was one of 10 players sent packing as the Rays reduced their big-league spring roster to 57. The outfielder is due for a return trip to Double-A Montgomery to open 2019 after slashing .214/.300/.327 in 110 plate appearances during his time in the Southern League late last season.
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|2018||AFA-Charlotte Stone Crab||90||359||56||108||24||2||10||64||15||71||6||3||.301||.331||.462|
|2019||AAA-New Orleans Baby Cak||17||65||11||16||1||0||4||9||9||15||0||0||.246||.338||.446|