Pirates’ prospect Tony Sanchez has been promoted from the team’s AA affiliate in Altoona to the AAA Indianapolis Indians.
After struggling last season, hitting a .241/.340/.318 triple slash with poor defense, Sanchez has rebounded to hit .277/.373/.387, while increasing his CS% from 22% to 27%. Over the offseason, it was announced that Sanchez was in a bar fight and had broken his jaw. Again.
While last season had made Sanchez fall from the “awesome soon-to-be starting catcher we’ve been waiting for during the past 13 years,” it’ll be fun to see if he can turn in to an everyday catcher like we expected him to be when we drafted him fourth overall in 2009.