Sanchez burst onto the national prospect radar after a strong GCL showing in 2017 at the age of 18. He struggled last year in his first taste of full-season ball—especially in the first half, slashing a meager .211/.278/.308—but Sanchez has rebounded in 2019 with another year in the South Atlantic League. He only turned 20 in April, hardly old for the level, and was named to the circuit’s mid-season all-star team after a turnaround .301/.377/.451 performance thus far for Greensboro.
A speedy outfielder, Sanchez’ game is based around contact and defense. He puts the ball in play and won’t strike out much, pressuring the defense with plus speed that has allowed up to steal over 50 bases the last two years in A-Ball. Sanchez has shown more extra-base pop in 2019 now that he’s less overmatched by South Atlantic League pitching, though it’s tough to see his slight build and grounder-heavy contact profile ever being much of a power threat. He’s an above-average defensive outfielder that projects to stay in CF long term. Sanchez’ ceiling is a throwback everyday outfielder who sets the table from the top or bottom of a lineup. His speed and defense could still give utility off the bench or as a spot-starting fourth outfielder even if he doesn’t produce enough at the plate for a full-time role.