Originally written on Pirates Prospects  |  Last updated 10/14/14
LUIS SANZ RIGHT HANDED PITCHER Born: November 19, 1987 Height: 6’1″ Weight: 173 Bats: Right Throws: Right Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2005 (Tigers) How Acquired: Minor League Free Agent Country: Venezuela Agent: N/A WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES Sanz signed with Detroit out of Venezuela.  He throws in the upper-80s to low-90s, with a curve and a fringy change.  He’s never been regarded as a prospect and made his way up very slowly, sticking in full season ball only at age 24.  He’s generally had mediocre walk and K rates, and is not a groundball pitcher.  The Pirates signed him to a minor league deal for 2013. 2006 VSL:  2-3-5, 5.33 ERA, 1.70 WHIP, 27.0 IP, 4.0 BB/9, 5.0 K/9 Sanz pitched mainly as a closer in his debut season and didn’t get very good results. 2007 VSL:  6-3-0, 3.58 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, 73.0 IP, 3.9 BB/9, 5.1 K/9 The Tigers moved Sanz to their VSL rotation and he pitched better, although still with a low K rate. 2008 R:  5-3-0, 3.66 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, 51.2...
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