Found May 11, 2013 on Raise the Jolly Roger!:
Pirates catching prospect Tony Sanchez is in New York to potentially join the team if Russell Martin has to hit the DL with neck soreness. The Pirates will need to decide by 10 AM tomorrow if he will be joining the roster or not. Martin was emphatic in saying he would not be going on the DL this morning, so we’ll see. Sanchez, of course, was the Bucs’ first-round pick in the 2009 draft – the draft that is currently looking like an enormous bust. Sanchez was the #2 overall pick, and while he’s ascended through the minors steadily over the last few years, he’s essentially fallen off the prospect map. He could certainly be a useful big leaguer, but doesn’t project to meet anything close to the expectations of a #2 draft pick. Last year Tony hit a mediocre .251/.338/.401 with 8 homers between Altoona and Indy, and so far this year in Indy he’s bumped that up to .269/.380/.449 with 2 homers. He’s known as a very good defender and his career minor league CS rate is 24%. If he is needed, I...
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