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TONY SANCHEZ RUMORS & GOSSIP

The Benefits of Tony Sanchez Playing Winter Ball

Tony Sanchez will play in the Dominicans this upcoming winter, as Pete Ellis reported. Sanchez played 81 games in Triple-A this year, hitting .235 with a .758 OPS. He’s also played 25 games for the Pirates, amounting a .275 average and .669 OPS. In all, it was an inconsistent year for Sanchez at the plate, and the Pirates would like to see him make improvements in his approach...
Via Pirates Prospects
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Tony Sanchez to Play in Dominican League This Winter

Tony Sanchez has signed a contract to play in the Dominican League this upcoming winter. Sanchez will strictly be catching, stating that he “won’t even be taking his first base glove down there.” He is excited to play against the good competition the league has to offer. “I’ll spend a month in the Dominican, and I’ll be facing some good arms. Hopefully that will put me...
Via Pirates Prospects
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates announce full September call-up list

When the Pirates announced that Tony Sanchez and Stolmy Pimentel would join the team on Labor Day, it was understood that there would be a number of additional call-ups in the next 24 hours after Indianapolis’s season officially ended with yesterday’s game. They announced the rest of the call-ups today and while there were two obvious call-ups (Gregory Polanco and Jeff Locke...
Via WHYGAVS?
28 days ago  |  Discuss

The Pirates need to keep Tony Sanchez in the majors

The Pirates need to keep Tony Sanchez in the MLB and not relegate him back to Indianapolis. It has been rumored that the Pirates have plans to send Sanchez back to AAA once off-season acquisition Chris Stewart is healthy. Stewart is on the mend from a knee injury that he suffered in spring training and he has finally made his way to AAA Indianapolis. However Sanchez has looked solid...
Via isportsweb.com
April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Tony Sanchez’s first career hit gets stuck in scoreboard on a fly

Pittsburgh Pirates rookie Tony Sanchez got his first career hit on Sunday, and his hit produced another “first.” Sanchez, who was selected fourth overall by the Pirates in 2009, lined a Joe Blanton fastball to right field in the top of the second inning of his team’s game against the LA Angels, and the ball [...]
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Tony Sanchez called up to the “taxi squad”

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...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
May 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Tony Sanchez Has the Defense, But Can He Hit in the Majors?

Tony Sanchez hit eight homers in 206 at-bats in Triple-A last year. One thing that will probably always surround Tony Sanchez is the controversy of his selection in the 2009 draft. The Pirates passed on a group of highly rated prep pitchers to take Sanchez fourth overall. The selection was made for two reasons. The main reason was that the Pirates could sign Sanchez for around slot...
Via Pirates Prospects
March 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Pirates Add Five to the 40-Man Roster

Tony Sanchez was added to the 40-man roster today. Today was the deadline to protect players for the upcoming Rule 5 draft in December. The Pittsburgh Pirates added five players to the 40-man roster today. The new additions were Vic Black, Tony Sanchez, Phil Irwin, Ramon Cabrera, and Hunter Strickland. Sanchez and Black were the two obvious names from the list. Sanchez was the first...
Via Pirates Prospects
November 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Tony Sanchez promoted to AAA

2009 1st round pick (4th overall) Tony Sanchez has been promoted to AAA-Indianapolis from AA-Altoona. Sanchez, who was repeating AA after struggling last season, was hitting .277/.370/.390 over 40 games for the Curve. He’s really been swinging a hot bat lately and his defense has reportedly been very good. Last season, Sanchez hit just .241/.340/.318 for Altoona as his top prospect...
Via North Side Notch
June 03, 2012  |  Discuss
EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Prospect's jaw broken in bar fight

According to reports, Tony Sanchez, a 23-year-old Pirates prospect at catcher, was involved in a bar fight about three months ago which resulted in him getting his jaw broken.

Via Larry Brown Sports
January 31, 2012  |  Discuss
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