Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Jonathan Sanchez

The rumored Hmat to SF trade is looking like it would net us Jonathan Sanchez. A Q&A in Baseball America this past spring:

Q: Mark from The D asks:
What is Jonathan Sanchez's ceiling? Could he be #2 material, or is he more of a back end starter?

A: Moderator: Front end all the way. He's a lefty with easy arm action who throws in the mid-90s with a plus changeup. The ball really jumps and gets on hitters fast. Last year he competed well against major league hitters with just those two pitches. He'll need the slider to be a top starter, and he's making encouraging progress with it this spring. Bengie Molina was telling me he thinks Sanchez can be a No.1. And he's only caught the kid twice this spring.

Lefty, 25, 10.73 k's/9...definately worth consideration.

Check his stats here

Should this trade go down the Yanks could sign Corey Patterson as a 4th outfielder; he has speed and is a plus defender at all 3 outfield positions.

While I would hate to lose Hmat because he is a very good player and seems to be a great guy, he is the streaky-est player not named Bernie Williams I've ever seen, and there are OF options a-plenty available in the '08 free agent pool.

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