21-Year-Old Pitcher – Seattle Mariners
2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
There was no outlook written for Victor Sanchez in 2016. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
Sanchez has died from injuries sustained in an accident on Feb. 13 when he was struck with a boat propeller while swimming in Venezuela, his agent told Baseball America.
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Seattle Mariners Roster
MajorsAltavilla, Dan (P)
AAABaron, Steve (C)
AAKnigge, Tyler (P)
ABishop, Braden (OF)
RookieAndrade, Greifer (2B)
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for Victor Sanchez.
The Mariners surprisingly started Sanchez at Double-A Jackson last season as a 19-year-old, skipping High-A High Desert. Sanchez responded to the aggressive approach, improving his strikeout rate and again showing the excellent control for which he is known. There's some debate regarding his ceiling as a big-league pitcher, but his floor looks like a back-of-the-rotation innings eater. Sanchez's fastball is in the low-90s, and his secondary stuff is not eye-popping either, but he throws strikes and keeps the ball down. He got into trouble last year when his command was off, giving up 17 homers. Sanchez is only 20, though, and likely will get a second go at Double-A to refine things.
Sanchez was the top pitching prospect in Venezuela, and possibly all of Latin America, when he signed with the Mariners in 2011 at age 16. A year later, he debuted at short-season Everett. At 18, he threw a no-hitter at Low-A Clinton. At 6-0, 255, Sanchez has been described as a "bull," a "tank" and a "bowling ball." No matter the adjective, it's clear Sanchez can pitch. He has excellent control, and his fastball can touch the mid-90s. Better command of his fastball and continued development of his slurve and changeup should help his strikeout rate improve as he advances. It shouldn't take long before Sanchez is knocking on the door.