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Tony Sanchez

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Tony Sanchez
Name: Jorge Anthony Sanchez
Born: May 20, 1988 in Miami, Fla. USA
High School: Killian HS, Miami
College: Boston College
Ht.: 5'11" / Wt.: 220 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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2019228.246.316.3464
Career2,887.259.349.39768
Drafted in the 1st round (4th overall) by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2009 (signed for $2,500,000)
Sanchez, who grew up playing with Miami shortstop Ryan Jackson in South Florida, dreamed of playing for the Hurricanes when he was younger, but he was overweight and overlooked by many recruiters out of high school. He's slimmed down by 35 pounds in three years at Boston College and made himself into one of the nation's premier college catchers. Sanchez is a slightly above-average major league defender with soft hands, quick feet and a solid-average to plus arm. He excels at framing pitches and blocking balls in the dirt. Offensively, Sanchez has solid-average power, but his bat is not a sure thing. He punishes fastballs but struggles mightily against breaking balls, though he's an intelligent enough hitter to lay off breaking stuff that he cannot hit. He has a mature approach at the plate and excellent makeup on the field and off.
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