RONNY SANCHEZ, FIRST BASEMAN
|Born: July 22, 2002
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2018, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
Country: Dominican Republic
WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE
|The Pirates signed Sanchez in the 2018-19 signing period. They had to wait until after the start of the period because he was too young to sign. Originally a third baseman, he now appears to be a first baseman.
Playing third and a little in the outfield corners, Sanchez just held his own in his first DSL season. He was one of the youngest players in the league.
Returning to the DSL, Sanchez moved to first except for one game at third. He hit for a high average, but only gap power, and he seldom walked. His OBP was helped by seven hit batsmen.
Sanchez moved up to the FCL, where he was the most frequent first baseman. Apart from showing a little power, he didn’t hit, as he routinely chased offspeed and breaking pitches out of the strike zone.
It’s hard to see Sanchez in full season ball unless he starts making dramatically more contact.
|2023: Minor League Contract|
|Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: 2019
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2025
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2023
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
|November 6, 2018: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.