Future Watch: Sixto Sanchez Rookie Baseball Cards, Philadelphia Phillies

Future Watch: Sixto Sanchez Rookie Baseball Cards, Philadelphia PhilliesSixto Sanchez was signed by the Philadelphia Phillies as an international free agent in 2015. At that time the Phillies thought they had a really good prospect but over time they’ve valued him very high, high enough to keep him out of a possible deal for Manny Machado.

The 6-0, 185-pound pitcher has a lot of potential. At 19, he started the 2018 season with the Clearwater Threshers of the Florida State League in High-A ball.

In his first eight games, he managed a 4-3 record with a 2.51 ERA and 45 strikeouts in 46.2 innings. He only walked 11 while giving up just 39 hits. That 1.07 WHIP in a league full of star prospects is very impressive.

Here’s a look at him debuting with Clearwater and looking composed:

According to his MLB.com draft profile:

It’s hard not to get excited about Sanchez’s combination of pure stuff and feel for pitching. While he is just six feet tall, he’s strong and athletic with a repeatable delivery that points to a future in a rotation. He can hit triple digits with his four-seam fastball and also features a two-seamer with a ton of sinking action. His fastball is better than its pure velocity because of its movement as well as his ability to command it extremely well. His secondary stuff continues to improve, with a breaking ball he adds and subtracts from and a changeup he shows a good feel for at times. Both will flash above-average to plus, and given his overall feel for pitching, there is confident both will get there consistently in time. ETA 2019.

He has a 2017 Bowman Baseball Chrome Prospects Autographs card and that’s a good way to get him into your collection.

Sanchez will be a top of the rotation pitcher in the big leagues. Collectors have heard about him but now they should be all-in.

Future Watch: Sixto Sanchez Rookie Baseball Cards, Philadelphia Phillies – Stats

Register Pitching
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff W L ERA G GS IP H R ER HR BB SO BF WHIP SO9 SO/W
2015 16 Phillies DOSL FRk PHI 1 2 4.56 11 2 25.2 32 21 13 0 6 18 118 1.481 6.3 3.00
2016 17 Phillies GULF Rk PHI 5 0 0.50 11 11 54.0 33 4 3 0 8 44 194 0.759 7.3 5.50
2017 18 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-A+ PHI 5 7 3.03 18 18 95.0 73 35 32 2 18 84 119 0.958 8.0 4.67
2017 18 Clearwater FLOR A+ PHI 0 4 4.55 5 5 27.2 27 16 14 1 9 20 119 1.301 6.5 2.22
2017 18 Lakewood SALL A PHI 5 3 2.41 13 13 67.1 46 19 18 1 9 64 256 0.817 8.6 7.11
2018 19 Clearwater FLOR A+ PHI 4 3 2.51 8 8 46.2 39 14 13 1 11 45 188 1.071 8.7 4.09
All All All 15 12 2.48 48 39 221.1 177 74 61 3 43 191 875 0.994 7.8 4.44
A+ ( A+ ( A+ ( Minors 4 7 3.27 13 13 74.1 66 30 27 2 20 65 307 1.157 7.9 3.25
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 7/18/2018.

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