RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
Born: November 19, 1987
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2005 (Tigers)
How Acquired: Minor League Free Agent
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.
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.
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.
R: 5-3-0, 3.66 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, 51.2...