20-Year-Old Outfielder – Tampa Bay Rays
2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
A 19-year-old with plus raw power and elite contact skills (17.8 percent strikeout rate) who led qualified Midwest League hitters with a .305 average needs to be taken very seriously, yet Sanchez stil...
Sanchez, 19, is hitting .298/.342/.474 with 11 home runs, 61 RBI and five steals through 84 games for Low-A Bowling Green.
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Tampa Bay Rays Roster
MajorsAlvarado, Jose (P)
AAAAdames, Willy (SS)
AALowe, Brandon (2B)
A+Ciuffo, Nick (C)
ABurke, Brock (P)
RookieBetts, Chris (C)
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
The 19-year-old Sanchez's arrow trended upward for the second time in as many seasons, as he slashed .323/.341/.530 over 173 plate appearances for the Gulf Coast League Rays, while rapping out 18 extra-base hits overall, including a whopping eight triples. He was then promoted to the Appalachian League and performed even better, posting a 170 wRC+ with three home runs in 53 plate appearances, albeit with a .412 BABIP. His strikeout rate increased from 17.9 percent to 22.6 percent after the promotion, but that is still a manageable range for an 18-year-old who is producing at that clip. Sanchez is an above average runner, but his baserunning is one area where he'll look to improve in 2017, as he swiped only two bags on seven attempts last season. At 6-foot-2, 190 pounds, Sanchez is already close to physically mature, which is why he is already able to show such impressive game power for his age. This is the time to invest in dynasty leagues, as Sanchez will be in high demand if he continues to rake after an assignment to Low-A Bowling Green.