30-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent
2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
There was no outlook written for Romulo Sanchez in 2014. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
Romulo Sanchez Contract Information:
Signed a minor league deal with the Dodgers in December of 2013.
Sanchez agreed to a minor league contract with the Dodgers, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for Romulo Sanchez.
Sanchez pitched as both a starter and a reliever at Triple-A last season, but his trademark erraticism plagued him in both roles (5.1 BB/9IP). He's probably best suited for a relief role where his wildness won't be as much of an issue and he can use his big frame to fully let loose his searing high-90s fastball. If he starts the year at Triple-A, he'll likely be called up at some point as an extra bullpen arm.
New York acquired Sanchez from Pittsburgh last May and made him a starter at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, where he deployed his blistering high-90s fastball to the tune of 64 strikeouts in 64.2 innings. An intimidating mound presence listed at 6-6, 250 pounds, Sanchez will be better suited as a reliever in the majors where his spotty control and below-average secondary pitches won’t be as much of an Achilles’ heel. The Yankees added him to the 40-man over the winter and may have plans for him in the bullpen at some point this season.
Sanchez has had a cup of coffee with the Pirates in both 2007 and 2008, but hasn't been able to stick around. The big right-handed reliever went 5-1 at Triple-A last year, with a 3.46 ERA and 1.26 WHIP. He could find his way to PNC Park as a middle reliever in 2009, but he'll have to improve upon his 32:19 K:BB ratio. General manager Neal Huntington favors pitchers who throw hard, meaning that if he can improve his control he could find a role with the team in the next year or two.
Sanchez, a big burly reliever at 6-5, 243, posted strong numbers at Double-A in 2007. He produced a 2.81 ERA in 67.2 innings with a WHIP of 1.040. Sanchez pitched better than his 5.00 ERA in Pittsburgh indicates and he could become one of the team's middle-innings relievers in 2008. The former Dodgers property has a chance to spend more time with the Pirates, especially if he gets off to a good start at Triple-A Indianapolis. From a fantasy perspective, however, he's not likely to have any impact.
The Pirates added Sanchez to their 40-man roster in the offseason, showing that they believe the 6-foot-5 right-handed pitcher could have a future with the team because of his power arm. Sanchez is another player manager Jim Tracy has a history with from his Los Angeles days. Pittsburgh claimed Sanchez as a minor-league free agent after the Dodgers released him in 2004. Last season Sanchez finished with an 0-3 record and a 5.86 ERA in the Bucs' farm system.