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July 30, 2019 11:16 AM
Marlins' Sixto Sanchez: Dominating at Double-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez gave up two hits and a walk over six scoreless innings for Double-A Jacksonville on Monday. He struck out five.

The right-hander has won four straight starts, posting a 1.03 ERA, 0.61 WHIP and 25:3 K:BB through 26.1 innings over that stretch. In fact, Sanchez has allowed more than three runs in a start only once since his mid-May promotion to the Southern League, compiling a 2.96 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 83:15 K:BB over 14 outings and 82 innings. The Marlins' No. 5 fantasy prospect still needs to prove he can handle a regular turn in the rotation, but he's putting himself in position for a 2020 big-league debut.

June 28, 2019 12:28 PM
Marlins' Sixto Sanchez: Fans 10 for Jacksonville
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez gave up one run on four hits and two walks over seven innings while striking out a season-high 10 for Double-A Jacksonville on Thursday.

The Marlins' No. 4 fantasy prospect continues to post very strong numbers in the Southern League. Sanchez now boasts a 2.77 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 54:9 K:BB through 52 innings for Jacksonville, although his most impressive stat might be his measly two homers allowed during that stretch. The right-hander threw only 46.2 innings last year, so the Marlins will be keeping a close eye on his workload, but Sanchez is positioning himself for a possible 2020 big-league debut.

May 15, 2019 10:32 AM
Marlins' Sixto Sanchez: Brilliant in Double-A debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez gave up one hit and two walks over six scoreless innings while striking out seven for Double-A Jacksonville on Tuesday.

After a couple of lackluster starts at High-A to begin his campaign, Sanchez made the jump to the Southern League and looked right at home. The Marlins' No. 2 fantasy prospect only threw 46.2 innings in the Phillies' system last year, so his workload will likely be closely monitored going forward, but a big summer at Double-A could put the 20-year-old in position to make his big-league debut in 2020.

May 14, 2019 02:00 PM
Marlins' Sixto Sanchez: Moving to Double-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez was promoted to Double-A Jacksonville on Tuesday, Sam Dykstra of reports.

The Marlins managed Sanchez's workload with a late start to the season, but he'll move up after just two starts for High-A Jupiter. He didn't pitch particularly well in those two starts, allowing six runs in 11 innings while striking out just six batters, but the Marlins may simply have been treating those as a quick tune-up before he spends the bulk of the season with Jacksonville. Over his five-year minor-league career, the 20-year-old has a 2.60 ERA with a 21.4 percent strikeout rate and 4.9 percent walk rate.

April 30, 2019 06:28 PM
Marlins' Sixto Sanchez: Opening at High-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez will make his season debut Thursday for High-A Jupiter, not at Double-A Jacksonville as previously reported, Andre Fernandez of The Athletic reports.

Sanchez has been spending time at extended spring training while waiting to debut as the Marlins look to manage his workload following an injury-plagued 2018 campaign. It's not clear why he'll head to a different level than initially reported, though he does only have 13 starts under his belt at High-A, and the Marlins are in no hurry to get him to the big leagues.

April 19, 2019 01:08 PM
Marlins' Sixto Sanchez: Flashing heat in extended spring
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez was touching 98 mph with his fastball during a two-inning stint in an intrasquad game at the Marlins' spring training complex Thursday, Joe Frisaro of reports.

The right-hander was the big prize from the Phillies in the J.T. Realmuto trade, and while the Marlins have brought him along slowly to begin the season. Sanchez flashed his impressive upside during his 24 pitches Thursday. He's set to make his first start for Double-A Jacksonville on May 2, but after throwing only 46.2 innings in 2018, Miami will keep a very close eye on his workload this year.

April 18, 2019 02:56 PM
Marlins' Sixto Sanchez: Debuting May 2 at Jacksonville
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez is scheduled to make his first start of the season for Double-A Jacksonville on May 2, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.

The Marlins had hoped that Sanchez would be ready to join the Jacksonville rotation by the end of the month, but they ended up pushing his 2019 debut back a week in order for him to get in an extra tuneup outing at extended spring training. Sanchez hasn't experienced any physical issues since reporting to camp and has stayed behind at the Marlins' spring facility merely to conserve innings.

April 8, 2019 06:24 PM
Marlins' Sixto Sanchez: Slated for late-April debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez is expected to make his first start of the season for Double-A Jacksonville on April 26, Joe Frisaro of reports.

Sanchez, who missed over half of the 2018 season and the Arizona Fall League due to elbow and collarbone injuries, is reportedly fine physically, but the Marlins want to be careful with his workload. He is gradually building up his arm strength at the team's spring training complex in Florida. The plan is for Sanchez to build up to the point that he can throw five innings in his first start. The Shrimp will move to a six-man rotation once Sanchez joins in an effort to manage their star hurler's innings. It's nice that we have a firm date from Miami, because if he's not ready to go on April 26, we will know there was some sort of setback.

April 2, 2019 03:52 PM
Marlins' Sixto Sanchez: Opens in extended ST
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez will be held back in extended spring training at the outset of the minor-league season in an effort to manage his 2019 workload, Sam Dykstra of reports.

He only made eight starts last year due to elbow inflammation and was unable to pitch in the Arizona Fall League due to right collarbone soreness, so the thinking is that the Marlins will have him work at their complex in Florida before he is sent out to an affiliate when the weather heats up. Of course, given his recent injury history and the fact that he has elite arm speed (the two top indicators of future arm injuries), it may be tough to buy that Sanchez is 100 percent healthy until he gets into game action with Double-A Jacksonville.

February 7, 2019 02:40 PM
Marlins' Sixto Sanchez: Headlines Realmuto blockbuster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez (collarbone) was traded to the Marlins along with Jorge Alfaro, Will Stewart and an international bonus slot in exchange for J.T. Realmuto, Jeff Passan of reports.

Sanchez is the epitome of a high-risk/high-reward prospect, even by pitching prospect standards. He missed a good chunk of time in 2018 with elbow inflammation and throws incredibly hard -- two top predictors of Tommy John surgery. The hope was for him to make up for lost time in the Arizona Fall League, but he was instead shut down due to collarbone soreness. When fully healthy, Sanchez exhibits frontline upside, with a chance for three plus or better pitches (his fastball could be an 80-grade monster) and plus command. If he is fully healthy in spring training, Sanchez will likely be assigned to High-A and could then quickly earn a promotion to the upper levels with a big-league ETA of 2020.

October 9, 2018 12:08 PM
Phillies' Sixto Sanchez: Won't throw in Arizona Fall League
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez won't pitch in the Arizona Fall League due to right collarbone soreness, Michael Avallone of reports.

Sanchez was expected to toss some innings during the offseason after starting just eight games in the minor leagues this season due to elbow inflammation, but he'll be shut down after experiencing another minor setback. The Phillies aren't overly concerned about the issue and expect their No. 1 prospect to be ready for the start of spring training.

September 19, 2018 02:05 PM
Phillies' Sixto Sanchez: To throw at Arizona Fall League
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez (elbow) will throw some innings in the Arizona Fall League, Matt Gelb of The Athletic Philadelphia reports.

Sanchez made just eight starts this season before being shut down in early June with elbow inflammation. While the injury is concerning, his performance when on the field was stellar, as he recorded a 2.51 ERA backed up by solid strikeout (23.9 percent), walk (5.9 percent) and groundball rates (52.3 percent). He's been throwing bullpen sessions for the past few weeks and will look to make up for lost time in Arizona.

August 28, 2018 12:20 PM
Phillies' Sixto Sanchez: Resumes throwing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez (elbow) has been throwing live batting sessions with High-A Clearwater, Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic Philadelphia reports.

Sanchez has been out since early June with elbow inflammation. Even though he's back on the mound, he's unlikely to return to game action before the end of the season, though he could be a candidate to pitch in the Arizona Fall League. The injury cost the 20-year-old the chance to progress up the levels this season, but he did post an excellent 2.51 ERA in eight starts prior to being shut down.

June 9, 2018 12:40 PM
Phillies' Sixto Sanchez: On DL with elbow inflammation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez was placed on the minor-league disabled list with right elbow inflammation, Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.

Sanchez was evaluated by team doctors in recent days and they determined it's unlikely that he's dealing with any sort of serious injury, though the top prospect will be shut down from all throwing activities for the next couple weeks in order to give the elbow some time to rest. It's unclear when this injury cropped up, as Sanchez tossed another quality outing for High-A Clearwater on June 3, allowing just two hits and two walks while striking out five across seven scoreless innings. Expect an update when he's re-examined in the coming weeks.

May 21, 2018 01:32 PM
Phillies' Sixto Sanchez: Building up workload
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez eclipsed the 90-pitch and 100-pitch marks for the first time in his last two starts for High-A Clearwater, The Athletic Philadelphia reports.

The Phillies have managed Sanchez's workload carefully, as he's the youngest player in the Florida State League at just 19 years old. He threw just 95 total innings last season and lasted six innings in just six of his 18 starts. This year, he's gone six innings in four of his first six outings, and the performances have been encouraging. He owns a 3.21 ERA, striking out 20.7 percent of batters while walking just 6.2 percent. He's yet to allow a home run and has only allowed two in 208.1 career minor-league innings. The promising young righty is living up to expectations as his workload increases and is likely due for a promotion to Double-A Reading sometime this summer.

April 11, 2018 01:04 PM
Phillies' Sixto Sanchez: Healthy, waiting to start season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez will miss a couple starts with High-A Clearwater to start the season, as the Phillies look to monitor his innings, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports. "He's 100 percent healthy," farm director Joe Jordan said. "We're just going to take our time. We're going to have to manage his innings anyway. So, the fact that he may miss 10 days or two weeks at the front doesn't really present a problem at all. It's the course we decided to take. He may miss a start or two, but hopefully he finishes the year and gets the innings that he needs."

He was sick in spring training, which made it difficult for him to get ready for the start of the season. Sanchez threw around 105 or 110 innings last year, when factoring in the instructional league, and the Phillies are hoping he gets up to 130 or 140 innings in 2018. Don't fret about the fact that all the other healthy full-season pitching prospects have debuted and Sanchez hasn't tallied any innings. He will have plenty of time to crank up the hype machine this spring and summer.

April 5, 2018 01:00 PM
Phillies' Sixto Sanchez: Back at High-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez will open the season back with High-A Clearwater,'s Jonathan Mayo reports.

Sanchez's dynasty-league owners undoubtedly would have preferred that the phenom get assigned to Double-A after logging 27.2 innings at High-A to close out 2017. However, his success fell off across the board following his promotion from Low-A, so it's not surprising that the Phillies want to see him truly master High-A hitters before heading to the upper minors. He is unlikely to reach the majors until the summer of 2019.

August 4, 2017 02:00 PM
Phillies' Sixto Sanchez: Promoted to High-A
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The Phillies have promoted Sanchez to High-A Clearwater, Corey Seidman of CSN Philadelphia reports.

Sanchez earned his promotion after going 5-3 with a 2.41 ERA and a 64:9 K:BB in 67.1 innings for Low-A Lakewood this season. The 19-year-old has rapidly ascended the prospect ranks this season thanks to his ability to command his mid-to-high-90s fastball.

July 11, 2017 06:28 PM
Phillies' Sixto Sanchez: Continues to dominate at Low-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez, 18, has a 3.04 ERA and 50:5 K:BB through 50.1 innings for Low-A Lakewood.

Sanchez missed about a month with a minor neck ailment, but has made a successful return to the mound. He has allowed two earned runs or fewer in each of his five starts since returning from the disabled list. Opposing batters are hitting just .205 overall this season against Sanchez, who pounds the strike zone while still showing swing-and-miss ability. He is one of the biggest risers in the prospect rankings.

June 12, 2017 12:04 PM
Phillies' Sixto Sanchez: Will make return Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez (neck) is slated to return from the disabled list and start for Low-A Lakewood on Sunday.

The 18-year-old has been limited to just five starts this season with a stiff neck, but after taking the last month off to recuperate, it looks like he's ready to go. Sanchez has submitted a 3.70 ERA and 28:3 K:BB over 24.1 innings with Lakewood this season, numbers that are even more impressive when accounting for his age relative to the rest of the South Atlantic League competition.

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