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YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP
2014 TOR 21 19 0 27.7 0.0 27.7 2 1 2 0 0 0 98 12 4 4 1 15 5 5 0 24 1.30 2.42 3.21 4.5 0.5
Career19027.70.027.7212000981244115550241.302.423.214.50.5

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'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2010 AUB A- 2 2 6.0 4.75 97 .260 .262 .327 .360 .257 .267 106 0.7 0.1 0.7 0.1
2010 BLJ Rk 8 8 19.0 3.99 112 .271 .262 .315 .372 .261 .419 99 4.3 0.4 4.3 0.4
2011 VAN A- 3 3 11.7 3.94 119 .228 .270 .347 .396 .278 .276 103 2.5 0.3 2.5 0.3
2011 BLU Rk 11 6 42.7 6.23 92 .262 .270 .340 .424 .274 .331 109 4.4 0.4 4.4 0.4
2012 LNS A 25 18 90.3 4.68 103 .225 .257 .329 .386 .265 .279 102 11.5 1.2 11.5 1.2
2013 DUN A+ 22 20 86.3 5.19 89 .227 .254 .322 .371 .255 .250 101 2.6 0.3 2.6 0.3
2014 TOR MLB 19 0 27.7 3.21 128 .133 .251 .315 .397 .262 .162 107 4.5 0.5 4.5 0.5
2014 NHP AA 14 14 66.0 5.56 77 .242 .264 .333 .397 .266 .279 102 2.5 0.3 2.5 0.3
2014 BUF AAA 8 6 34.3 6.15 66 .262 .276 .343 .424 .264 .317 97 -2.8 -0.3 -2.8 -0.3

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
2010 AUB A- 0 1 0 2 2 6.0 4 5 9 0 60% .267 6.0 7.5 0.0 13.5 1.50 4.50 0.7 0.1
2010 BLJ Rk 0 2 0 8 8 19.0 19 12 28 1 52% .419 9.0 5.7 0.5 13.3 1.63 1.42 4.3 0.4
2011 VAN A- 0 1 0 3 3 11.7 8 8 13 0 55% .276 6.2 6.2 0.0 10.0 1.37 4.63 2.5 0.3
2011 BLU Rk 3 2 1 11 6 42.7 45 18 43 4 48% .331 9.5 3.8 0.8 9.1 1.48 5.48 4.4 0.4
2012 LNS A 8 5 0 25 18 90.3 64 51 97 3 62% .279 6.4 5.1 0.3 9.7 1.27 2.49 11.5 1.2
2013 DUN A+ 4 5 0 22 20 86.3 63 40 75 4 61% .250 6.6 4.2 0.4 7.8 1.19 3.34 2.6 0.3
2014 TOR MLB 2 1 2 19 0 27.7 12 5 24 1 67% .162 3.9 1.6 0.3 7.8 0.61 1.30 4.5 0.5
2014 NHP AA 3 4 0 14 14 66.0 52 40 57 2 69% .279 7.1 5.5 0.3 7.8 1.39 3.82 2.5 0.3
2014 BUF AAA 0 3 0 8 6 34.3 36 17 27 4 62% .317 9.4 4.5 1.0 7.1 1.54 4.19 -2.8 -0.3

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2014 383 0.5248 0.4334 0.8434 0.5672 0.2857 0.8947 0.7308 0.1566
Career3830.52480.43340.84340.56720.28570.89470.73080.1566

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-05-20 2013-06-21 Minors 32 0 - Shoulder - -
2012-07-31 2012-08-15 Minors 15 0 - Not Disclosed - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 TOR $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 dWest Coast Sports1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Contract selected by Toronto 7/22/14.
  • Drafted by Toronto 2010 (1s-37) (Barstow HS, Calif.). $0.775M signing bonus.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-09-15 19:30:00 (link to chat)Ben, Aaron Sanchez has looked great out of the pen. With Janssen being a free agent after the season, what are the chances of the Jays handing the closer role over to Sanchez?
(Cal Guy from Cal)
I think Sanchez could do the job as soon as next year, yeah, but I'd definitely still be trying him as a starter next year. As good as Stroman and Norris are, you can never have too many effective young starters, and Sanchez can still be a No. 3, even if he's erratic. (Ben Carsley)
2014-09-10 12:00:00 (link to chat)I'm 26 and the girl I thought I was going to marry broke up with me last night. Tell me something about the Blue Jays to make me feel better.
(Kyle from Canada)
Marcus Stroman is one of the best 25U pitchers in baseball. I think he has proven to just about everyone that he is a legitimate starter. Those guys Aaron Sanchez and Daniel Norris are pretty good too. (Tucker Blair)
2014-08-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Aaron Sanchez has done better than I expected so far. Any chance the Jays leave him in the bullpen for good?
(Frank from Toronto)
There's always that opportunity when a player succeeds there, but I do think they have enough rotation issues going forward that they give him a shot. (Craig Goldstein)
2014-07-25 14:00:00 (link to chat)Aaron Sanchez's MLB debut went pretty well. Since he's had command issues his whole career but has wipe-out stuff, should the Jays consider keeping him in the bullpen long term?
(James from Toronto)
If the command continues to be an issue then the Jays always have that fallback option. I have not been a fan of the mechanical adjustments thus far, with a slowed pace and a short stride that were designed to help him find a repeatable release point, but the results have been quite the opposite. He still has a lot of mechanical wrinkles to iron, and the show is not the place for a young pitcher to refine his delivery. The Jays might have contention needs that supersede his immediate development, but his long-term role is murky. (Doug Thorburn)
2014-07-24 19:00:00 (link to chat)thoughts on these relievers rest of season: Fields, Tolleson, Boxberger, Aaron Sanchez.
(Frank from brooklyn)
Fields has a better chance to get saves than any of these guys, Tolleson is likely blocked by Feliz for awhile and Knebel is coming. I like Aaron Sanchez more for the future. I think Jake McGee has that stuff locked down in Tampa, poor Boxberger. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-07-24 19:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think about Aaron Sanchez's call-up to the pros? I know critics aren't too favourable on Sanchez but he looked good yesterday, albeit in just 2 innings. Also, how good has Stroman looked so far huh!?
(Dan from Toronto)
I thought it was interesting and warranted. It's time to figure out what you have here with Sanchez. I'm much higher on Stroman (like everyone else) and I'm so, so happy this is working out right now. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-07-22 15:00:00 (link to chat)Aaron Sanchez is joining the Blue Jays rotation. Does this mean he will get the Carlos Martinez treatment of spot starting?
(Alex from CA)
I really have no idea what Toronto is going to do with Sanchez. He's never thrown over 100 innings or turned a lineup over, so it'd probably be throwing him to the wolves asking him to take the ball every 5th day. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-07-07 11:00:00 (link to chat)Would you be in favor of putting Aaron Sanchez and Daniel Norris in the Toronto pen after the break? That's being considered according to a tweet from Jim Bowden.
(Kyle from Ontario, Canada)
Sanchez makes more sense than Norris. (Jason Parks on the Top 50)
2014-07-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)With Aaron Sanchez's control issues and possible move to the bullpen, is it safe to say Daniel Norris and Sean Nolin are the best in house starter prospects? When do you project they get their chances, eh?
(Hoser from Bob n Doug's Kitchen)
I'm not prepared to say Sanchez is destined for the bulllpen in any way. Even as much as I question the projection of his control/command, I still think he can succeed in the Major Leagues as a starter. He may end up more of a #3 than a #2 that his raw stuff suggests he should become, but that's still a damn valuable rotation piece. I still consider Sanchez the best starting pitching prospects in the Blue Jays organization and the gap between Sanchez and Norris/Nolin is considerable for me. (Mark Anderson)
2014-07-03 19:00:00 (link to chat)Would you rather have Daniel Norris or Aaron Sanchez? Also, do you think the Cubs could get both for Samardzija? (or just norris for hammel)
(splatstrike from Chicago)
Answered the first part a bit in another question, Sanchez. Trades are hard to evaluate, all I can say is that from the comfort of my keyboard without my job on the line I would give up both for Samardzija were I in the Jays position. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-07-03 19:00:00 (link to chat)Who has a higher ceiling, Daniel Norris or Aaron Sanchez? Who do you think will be the better player in the end?
(Daniel from Chicago)
I still think Aaron Sanchez has the bigger ceiling. Norris is fun from what I've read, however. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-06-27 14:00:00 (link to chat)What do you make of Aaron Sanchez? Will he ever have the consistent ability to throw strikes to enable him to be a #2 that his stuff clearly gives him the potential for? As an aside, I have this out of left field theory (from MILB tv) that plainly, some portion of his high walk rate relates to the inability of his minor league catchers to frame his pitches given the run he has on his fastball. I'd love to see the + or - runs his catchers get him when he's pitching
(canada from Canada)
I think that Sanchez has mechanical underpinnings that will make it very difficult for him to find consistency without a major change of approach. He has a very slow delivery from the windup, giving him a lot of time for the gears of rotation to fall off-track, and the strategy also creates a huge timing disparity between windup and stretch. He also has a very short stride, which mitigates his biological advantages and gives hitters a longer look at the baseball due to a shallower release point. Interestingly, these are conscious adjustments that were made in the effort to make him more consistent, slowing him down to keep him balanced, but this strategy opens up Pandora's Box of mechanical miscues.

His minor-league catchers might not be helping the walk rate, but Sanchez is not doing himself any favors.

On the jukebox: Bob Dylan, "Hurricane" (Doug Thorburn)
2014-06-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)How would you rank Aaron Sanchez, Jose Berrios, Lucas Sims, ChiChi Gonzales, & Marco Gonzales as prospects?
(bzalaski from Madison, WI)
Chi Chi, Gonzales, Sanchez, Berrios, Sims. I've been the low man on Sanchez for quite some time. I don't think the command profile ever comes around, and he's never gotten outs past the 5th inning. In fact, he hasn't even thrown 100 innings in a season yet. It's hard to project how someone is going to turn a lineup over when they've never pitched tired. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-05-29 19:30:00 (link to chat)More likely to be the Blue Jays' number 1 prospect by the end of the year Aaron Sanchez or Dan Norris?
(Chris from Toronto)
Sanchez. Norris is a mid-rotation starter for me. (Ben Carsley)
2014-05-27 11:30:00 (link to chat)Aaron Sanchez's last outing was eh, not so good. Is he ever going to figure out the control and should the Cubs target him in a package for Shark?
(maxpowers from chicago)
The problem for Sanchez is that his FB has so much natural movement that it's difficult for him to control it. I'm a Stroman over Sanchez guy, not to say I don't like Sanchez, but I'm not enamored with the profile. He's hardly ever faced a guy 3X through in a lineup, has never thrown at all when tired or after 100 pitches, and it's hard to learn those things at the MLB level. If I were Toronto, I'd be fine moving him for Shark, and wouldn't look back. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-05-13 11:00:00 (link to chat)Why can't Aaron Sanchez throw strikes?
(jbirenbaum from Toronto)
Delivery just isn't all that conducive for repeatability and his FB moves a ton, making it even harder to fully command. Here is Chris Mellen's latest report on Sanchez: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/prospects/eyewitness_pit.php?reportid=104 (Jason Parks)
2014-04-16 19:00:00 (link to chat)5x5 12 team roto 40 man roster 400$ cap keep as many as you want, +2-15ish $ per year raise (determined by other teams via arbitration). Grienke 34$ Jj hardy 14$ for Ventura 4$ crick 3$ and Aaron Sanchez 3$. Which side wins? Trying to win this season.
(Bubbles from Sunnyvale)
If you're trying to win this season you need to stick with Greinke and Hardy, but god does Ventura at $4 look good. Still, FFF. (Ben Carsley)
2014-04-09 19:00:00 (link to chat)What is Aaron Sanchez's ceiling and what's his chances of making a real impact with the Blue Jays this year?
(Dan from Toronto)
His ceiling is the foundation of an irresponsible monument made out of dreams, raw stuff and suspect command.

His ceiling is high as hell, it's just going to be very difficult to get there. I don't know if he makes a real impact with the Jays this year. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-04-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)Can you give us some player comps (floor/ceiling) for these guys? Aaron Sanchez, Robert Stephenson, Kevin gausman and Kyle zimmer?
(Tinstaapp from Maine)
I am not a proponent of throwing player comps because it can give a false impression of the pitcher's profile. There are so many variables at play, from mechanics to size and stuff, and these guys are all unique snowflakes in my mind's eye. For example, it is rare to find a pitcher with Zimmer's impressive momentum or Gausman's sharp angles (at the joints) during the delivery, and yet they are not defined by those aspects. They might have certain similarities to past players, but these are typically outnumbered by the differences. (Doug Thorburn)
2014-04-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Jason,how many of these guys will be up by June 1st...Lindor,Jon Gray,Eddie Butler,A.Bradley,Aaron Sanchez and Springer....Thanks!!!!
(John from Boston)
Butler, Bradley, Springer--with Sanchez being a maybe. (Jason Parks)
2014-04-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)hey Jason i love this years prospect book as always awesome man keep up the good work and my question whats your thoughts about Aaron Sanchez in spring command better? you think he can help the jays this year?
(Wesley from Toronto)
THanks. My phone exploded all spring with scouting notes on Sanchez in camp. He not only looked the part but he pitched the part, and several scouts thought he was ready to pitch at the major league level right out of the gate. That's incredibly high praise. It won't take long before he forces the issue and arrives at the ML level. Incredibly easy release of the ball. It's like he's playing catch in the backyard except he's throwing 96 with late-life. (Jason Parks)
2014-04-03 19:30:00 (link to chat)Crag, are you at all worried about Clayton Kershaw? I'm asking because I have a trade offer on the table I'm considering right now. The offer is Kershaw for Mark Appell, Addison Russell, Aaron Sanchez and Noah Syndergaard (I would be the one getting Kershaw). The league I'm playing in is a keeper league with 16 teams, H2H, points-based scoring. I would be able to keep Kershaw for the next four years (2015-2018). Would you pull the trigger on this one?
(Armin from Vienna, Austria)
I talked about my concern with Kershaw before but this is a hell of an offer. I think I'd take Kershaw. As much as I love the prospects, there's a wide variation of how they all pan out. I know it can be scary to give up all that potential, but not having to give up a major league for Clayton F***ing Kershaw is insane. Gotta do it. (Craig Goldstein)
2014-03-14 09:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Mike, would you deal Aaron Sanchez and Jackie Bradley for Trumbo, Jim Johnson and Fernando Rodney??? Thanks
(John from Boston)
Can you keep forever or do you have limits? In a keep forever that seems like a lot of ceiling (particularly with Sanchez) to give up for two uninspiring closers and Trumbo, but in a league with shorter term keeps that might be worth the gamble. My instincts tell me to pass, but if you can easily replace guys like Sanchez/Bradley in a farm draft, it might be worth it. (Mike Gianella)
2014-03-14 09:00:00 (link to chat)Drew Hutchison has the inside track for the rotation in Toronto , Is he Meh or is there any upside left ? Cheers Mike.
(boatman44 from Liverpool)
He's meh for me, and with Aaron Sanchez and Marcus Stroman beating down the door, he's more of a capable AL-only fill in than a guy I'd gamble on in a deeper mixed. (Mike Gianella)
2014-03-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)What young pitcher had the best mechanics you saw? What would you rate it as?
(Gila Monster from Massachusetts)
Aaron Sanchez's release is one of the best I've seen, but I wouldn't say his mechanics (as a whole) are the best. My go-to answer is usually a young Neftali Feliz. He was upper-90s with no effort. It just exploded like he was playing catch. It was scary. It actually scared me because it was so easy. (Jason Parks on the Completed Prospect Rankings)
2014-01-29 19:00:00 (link to chat)Who are some players you see making the jump that could be top 25 or even top 10 next season?
(James from Kansas)
Giolito, Dahl, Urias, Fried, Nick Williams, Aaron Sanchez, Alfaro (Ben Carsley)
2014-01-17 10:00:00 (link to chat)If you pick one between Alex Meyer and Aaron Sanchez, who is your pick?
(gotwins0912 from Taichung city)
Meyer. Higher floor; comparable ceiling in a rotation. Sanchez has big upside, but I've never been all the way in with him. Something about the approach really bothers me. (Jason Parks)
2014-01-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)What's you opinion on Aaron Sanchez? Keith Law seemed to love him but then noticed some changes to his mechanics he didn't like. Jason doesn't even see him as the best pitching prospect in the Jay's org.
(Kenny Bania from Mendy's)
He's not. I like Stroman better. I freaking love Stroman. Sanchez has the whole package, but there are questions about his control (even bigger questions than with Zach Wheeler - you're welcome Mets fans). (Jeff Moore)
2014-01-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Jeff - A lot of pitching prospects have been throw around in this chat. Curious where Kyle Zimmer ranks; thinking in terms of tiers, who is his peer set - the guys you would cluster around him? What is his ceiling like down the road?
(aaronayoung from Washington, DC)
He's in the Jameson Taillon, Andrew Heaney, Aaron Sanchez, Alex Meyer class. It's a good spot to be in. (Jeff Moore)
2014-01-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think of Aaron Sanchez? Potential #2?
(Peter from Des Moines)
I think the raw ceiling suggests more, but in the end I think that is a realistic ceiling for Sanchez. He may still not get to that level and he wouldn't be a huge disappointment if that happened. (Mark Anderson)
2013-12-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Jason, could you rank these pitchers by upside? Aaron Sanchez, Tyler Glasnow, and Julio Urias. Thanks.
(cracker73 from Florida)
Sanchez, Urias, Glasnow (Jason Parks)
2013-11-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)After watching Noah Syndergaard blossom into one of the best pitching prospects in baseball, could the Blue Jays actually be stupid enough to consider sending Aaron Sanchez or Marcus Stroman to Chicago for two years of Jeff Sarmfhugjhkhjiza?
(Kyle from Ottawa, ON)
I hope that doesn't happen. It seems a bit reckless to me. For what its worth, I would take Stroman over Sanchez. (Jason Parks)
2013-11-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)How many industrial sized bottles of lotion will you need when you do the Cubs' system rankings if they trade Samardzija for a package of, say, Aaron Sanchez, Marcus Stroman and DJ Davis? Would a deal like that move their system ahead of the Twins? What do you think about Sanchez and Stroman?
(TulaneCubs from Chicago)
That's not a realistic package for David Price, much less for Shark. (Jason Parks)
2013-11-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)At jury duty wondering if I should pull a Cusack (#RunawayJury). Which prospects have you seen whose mechanics were exceptional given their age/stuff/advancement?
(AJ from Phoenix)
I can't say "exceptional" but I can say what I like (I'm an analyst, not a scout) and there are plenty of guys I simply haven't seen yet. That said, Julio Urias pops to mind, no one that young should be in the MWL let alone pitch as well as he did. Taijuan Walker has that amazingly easy power. So does Aaron Sanchez, nice and balanced. Marcus Stroman has amazing arm speed and athleticism in his delivery. (Harry Pavlidis)
2013-11-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Per the mid-season Top 50, the top 10 Starting Pitching propects in baseball (that are still prospect eligible) were: Archie Bradley, Kevin Gausman, Taijuan Walker, Jameson Taillon, Dylan Bundy, Mark Appel, Robert Stephenson, Carlos Martinez, Noah Syndergaard, and Aaron Sanchez. What would an updated list look like? I assume Jonathan Gray would be somewhere in the middle of the pack, no?
(Jonah from Redwood)
I think there are some slight differences that you'd see here. Globally speaking, I think everyone recognizes that Noah Syndergaard has vaulted himself higher up a list of this nature. Speaking personally, I have always been on the lower end with my Dylan Bundy projections and I would push him down the list some. Gray would be in the mix toward the back of this pack for me, and that's not a slight against him, I just don't believe he is quite on par with some of the other names in this group. (Mark Anderson)
2013-11-22 14:00:00 (link to chat)Doug - All year we have heard negative reports on the mechanics of Aaron Sanchez? Yet the results have been pretty good, culminating in a great run in the AFL. What have you heard on his form? Also, is there anything besides height that has you thinking that Marcus Stroman should be in the pen? Thank you.
(R.A.Wagman from Toronto)
Sanchez has reportedly straightened his posture and shortened his stride, and though I had not seen much of him prior to the AFL, footage from the Fall Stars game confirms the posture and stride. The improved posture is great (so is his balance), and the slow pace allows him to repeat the delivery, but I really don't like the muted stride. He can survive on the minors on raw stuff, but advanced batters will likely punish him with a shortened release distance. Once again, the Tyson Ross paradigm rears its ugly head - never thought I would use that name so many times in the same chat!

On the jukebox: Beatles, "A Hard Day's Night" (Doug Thorburn)
2013-08-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who is your favorite starting pitcher prospect out of the group? (Most likely to stick at SP taken into account) Mike Foltynewicz, Tyler Glasnow, Eddie Butler, Aaron Sanchez, and Lucas Giolito?
(Fish72292 from New Hampshire)
That's a tough list, especially since we're comparing upper-level pitchers (Folty and Butler) with complex-league pitchers (Giolito). I like all of those guys. I'd probably go Butler though, because we're talking ceiling + probability of big leagues with the Double-A guy. Highest ceiling of the group? Probably Giolito. Which makes it a tough one to answer. (Jason Cole)
2013-07-29 11:00:00 (link to chat)What happened with Sanchez the other night, lack of aggressiveness showing, or command issues clearly not solved?
(Steve from Ewan's drunk mind)
I've spoken strongly about Aaron Sanchez. I believe he has top notch stuff, but is unable to command it at that level. If he can develop better command of the stuff it will be very positive going forward, but something tells me he never will hit projected ceiling. (Zach Mortimer)
2013-05-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Aaron Sanchez or Archie Bradley
(Paul from Oakland)
Love both. Great question. I guess I'll go Bradley, but I don't think you can go wrong either way there. Saw Bradley in person in camp, and I'm yet to see Sanchez so I might be a little biased. One scout told me this on Sanchez: "If you were to draw up what the perfect projectable right-hander looks like, you'd basically draw up Sanchez." (Jason Cole)
2013-04-16 20:00:00 (link to chat)took over a clunker in a dynasty league and decent SP is non-existant on the wire. was able to trade for and pick up some SP prospects (archer, gausman, taillon and cingrani). any other young guys i should target? just missed out on wheeler. my trade chips are ellsbury, morse and papelbon.
(phin from Milwaukee)
Target the next wave of potential studs. Max Fried, Aaron Sanchez, Archie Bradley and Taylor Guerrieri are all potential top-25 prospects next year. (Bret Sayre)
2013-04-04 11:00:00 (link to chat)Care to find the nearest crystal ball in your apt. and provide an early look at the top 10 next year?
(bmmolter from Mass.)
I can:
1. Addison Russell
2. Javier Baez
3. Taijuan Walker
4. Archie Bradley
5. Aaron Sanchez
6. Byron Buxton
7. Jameson Taillon
8. Robert Stephenson
9. Francisco Lindor
10. Austin Hedges (Jason Parks)
2013-04-04 11:00:00 (link to chat)Can you name the pitchers with a real chance at being a 1P, and who are outside of the BP top 20 at the current moment?
(Brian from Boston)
Aaron Sanchez, Archie Bradley, Lucas Giolito (Jason Parks)
2013-02-25 11:00:00 (link to chat)How do you feel about Aaron Sanchez' chances of refining his control/command enough to reach his ceiling of a #2? Is he a #3 with even average control because of the stuff? Thanks Prof
(Charlie from PA)
I think he can play loose, but he will obviously need to refine his command to find sustainable success. He's a lengthy kid, but the delivery is pretty easy and the release is abnormally easy. Great stuff. If he can harness it, he's very legit. (Jason Parks on the Top 101 Prospects)
2013-02-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)KLaw ranked Aaron Sanchez pretty high on his top 100. Agree with the high praise reserved for Sanchez?
(LowDraw67 from Moncton)
Sure. He's a really high-end pitching prospect. At present, I prefer Syndergaard, but its hard to argue with Sanchez receiving high praise. It's a very easy release and potential for two 7 pitches. (Jason Parks)
2013-02-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)More likely to improve, Aaron Sanchez' command or Noah Syndergaard's secondary stuff?
(Steve from Canada)
I like Syndergaard's secondary profile more than Sanchez's command profile. (Jason Parks)
2013-01-31 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Mr.Levine,can you put thes guys in order??Jose Fernandez...Salvador Perez...Albert Almora..Jorge Solar...Kyle Zimmer...Noah Syndergaaud...Allen Webster...Alen Hanson...Gregory Palanco..Aaron Sanchez...Andrew Heaney...Kevin Gausman..Addison Russell....Kyle Crick...Sean Manaea...Clint Frazier...Ryne Stanek... Thanks John
(John from Boston)
I sort of feel like this is a riddle to see if I can figure out what this list even is. What is this list? I'll go with Salvador (Sal(vy)) Perez and then the rest just for the present. (Zachary Levine)
2013-01-29 14:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Dan,can you put these guys in order.....Jose Fernandez,Albert Almora,Solar,Zimmer,Syndergaard,Hedges,Andrew Heaney,Salvador Perez,Allen Webster,Aaron Sanchez and Dan Straily....thanks
(John from Boston)
Hey, John.

Sheesh, that's a lot of names. From a fantasy standpoint, and based on what I've read, I'd probably want to own Fernandez and Sanchez. I'm probably not qualified to put the others in order, so I'd suggest asking a member of our prospect team. (Daniel Rathman)
2013-01-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey R.J.,can you put these guys in order,Jose Fernandez,Almora,Solar,Zimmer,Syndergaurd,Hedges,Allen Webster,Aaron Sanchez,Alen Hanson,Sean Manrea,Clint Frazier and Kevin Gausman...thanks for all the hard work!!!
(John from Boston)
John, I don't think I know enough about these players to give you a useful answer. I will say that I like Webster and Hanson quite a bit. (R.J. Anderson)
2012-11-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Assuming it was their choice, did the Marlins pick the right young Blue Jays pitcher?
(edwardarthur from Illinois)
It was not their choice, IMO, because Aaron Sanchez is their best young SP. Nicolino was probably 2nd or third. The Jays are loaded. LOADED. STILL. (Jason A. Churchill)
2012-10-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)How much has Daniel Norris' stock fallen over the past year? With the plus stuff still kicking around and the delivery issues, the similarities to Aaron Sanchez in some regards seem high.
(Steve from Winnipeg)
He's young. His stock is going to ebb and flow as he goes thru the developmental process. (Jason Parks)
2012-09-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)By the way, the Garza to Verlander thing for Aaron Sanchez came from Mike Newman of Fangraphs/Scouting the Sal. Said that was the range of comps he'd received from 4-5 scouting contacts.
(Klochner from MN)
That's great. I think the Verlander ceiling is bullshit. He has a high ceiling. It's not that high. Let's be realistic. (Jason Parks)
2012-10-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey, thanks for the chat. So how did Taylor Guerrieri look when you saw him in September? Do you want him or Aaron Sanchez in a lifetime keeper league?
(Rob from Alaska)
I like both quite a bit, but Sanchez has the higher upside. Guerrieri profiles as more of a mid-rotation guy, whereas Sanchez could develop into a strong two or better. (Bradley Ankrom)
2012-10-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey, thanks for the chat. So how did Taylor Guerrieri look when you saw him in September? Do you want him or Aaron Sanchez in a lifetime keeper league?
(Rob from Alaska)
I like both quite a bit, but Sanchez has the higher upside. Guerrieri profiles as more of a mid-rotation guy, whereas Sanchez could develop into a strong two or better. (Bradley Ankrom)
2012-09-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Aaron Sanchez or Taylor Guerreri?
(Rob from Alaska)
Can I let you know after I see Taylor Guerrieri tonight? (Bradley Ankrom)
2012-07-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)would Toronto giving up one of the Lansing 3, one of Gose/Marsnick and another prospect get a sniff of Johnson from the Marlins?
(Mikeleelop from toronto)
The latest from Miami is that they're asking for a lot for JJ, but some combination of Justin Nicolino, Aaron Sanchez, Noah Syndergaard, and another OF prospect or two would definitely get their interest. The question would be whether Toronto would want to pay such a steep price for Johnson, who's proven to be brittle and inconsistent of late. The package Miami's asking for is being compared to the Mark Teixiera deal, but I think Tex was a much more valuable commodity. If they'd tried to make this trade two seasons ago, they'd get that high price. I'm just not sure if it's worth Toronto to shed so much talent for JJ when they've got a ton of pitching talent just a year or two from the bigs. (Michael Street)


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Aaron Sanchez has thrown 486 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2013 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Sinker (98mph), also mixing in a Fourseam Fastball (98mph) and Curve (82mph). He also rarely throws a Change (93mph).