2013 Seattle Mariners Prospect No. 14: Victor Sanchez

Victor Sanchez, RHP, Everett Aquasox (A-, average age 21.3 in 2012)

6-0, 255 lbs, 18 years old

Bats: Right, Throws: Right

Acquired: International Signing (2011)

2012 Ranking: 9th

ETA: 2016

Sanchez drops five spots at basically no fault of his own. He didn’t strike out as many hitters as one would like in 2012 in Everett, but he walked less than three hitters per nine innings despite being basically four years younger than the league average. Sanchez wasn’t even a legal adult, just 17 years old, and he generated 45.9 percent groundballs. Sanchez could develop into a guy with a high-leverage fastball, and he’s likely got a future as a high leverage reliever if he doesn’t work out as a starter. What’s troublesome though, is that Sanchez was listed at 185 lbs at age 16, and going into his age 18 season he’s listed at 255 lbs, and if you look at his picture he’s certainly not 185 lbs. He’s not Rich Garces by any means, but conditioning is often synonymous with starting pitchers that have long careers, and it doesn’t appear that Sanchez is doing much of it.

Potential (of 40): 32

Probability of Success (of 30): 8

Positional value (of 20): 13

Character (of 10): 10

OVERALL: 63

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  • maqman

    Maybe he’s a Sabathia fan. They need to get him onto a conditioning program.