- Full name Donny Sands
- Born 05/16/1996 in Tucson, AZ
- Profile Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 190 / Bats: R / Throws: R
- School Salpointe Catholic
- Debut 09/02/2022
Drafted in the 8th round (243rd overall) by the New York Yankees in 2015 (signed for $100,000).
View Draft ReportSands got a lot of visibility with scouts following his Salpointe Catholic High teammate Jio Orozco, and he wound up being drafted before the more heralded Orozco. Sands primarily played shortstop for the Lancers, but his infield actions and average arm profile better at second or third base. He has a line drive swing and gets the most out of his tools thanks to his work ethic, competitive nature and good mental approach to the game. Sands is committed to New Mexico.
After being exposed during the most recent Rule 5 draft, Sands has come back new man. He's posted the best offensive season of his career, mostly at Double-A Somerset, and has stuck himself firmly in the Yankees' catching mix.