Mon, 06 Mar 2017 00:16:14 -0800
The New York Yankees and C Gary Sanchez agreed to a contract for 2017. Financial terms were not known, but speculation is Sanchez will make more than the minimum salary.
Wed, 17 Aug 2016 09:48:27 -0700
New York Yankees C Gary Sanchez will be the team's primary catcher moving forward, and C Brian McCann will be the designated hitter, according to Joe Girardi.
Wed, 03 Aug 2016 12:46:53 -0700
New York Yankees C Gary Sanchez was recalled from Class AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Wednesday, Aug. 3.
Mon, 01 Aug 2016 21:26:03 -0700
New York Yankees prospect C Gary Sanchez is likely to be called up from the minors as soon as Wednesday, Aug. 3, according to general manager Brian Cashman.
Wed, 08 Jun 2016 14:22:56 -0700
New York Yankees C Gary Sanchez is taking ground balls at first base with Class AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The organization still views Sanchez as a catcher, but he will also be groomed to play other positions, according to manager Joe Girardi.
Fantasy Tip: New York has an aging and underachieving group that could use a spark from the top prospect. Sanchez is worth stashing in cavernous mixed and AL-only setups, but it's unknown how soon he'll join the big club. He currently boasts a .290/.333/.529 slash line at Class AAA.
Wed, 25 May 2016 15:56:21 -0700
Updating a previous report, New York Yankees C Gary Sanchez (thumb) was diagnosed with a cracked right thumb. He will test his hand and then be re-evaluated with an X-ray in two weeks.
Fantasy Tip: Unfortunately for the Yanks, it looks like one of their top overall prospects will be out for a while. Sanchez set a career high in home runs in the minors last year and is poised to be New York's catcher of the future with elite and raw power at the plate. You'll need to temper your expectations if you were already stashing him in dynasty leagues, as he may not be a realistic option in the bigs leagues again until 2017.
Wed, 25 May 2016 15:37:04 -0700
New York Yankees C Gary Sanchez (thumb), the team's No. 3 prospect, could be dealing with a fractured right thumb. He is being sent to New York for tests.
Fantasy Tip: This would be a big blow to the Yankees' organizational depth at catcher. Sanchez was hitting .290 with six home runs and 26 RBI for Class AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre this year and is New York's catcher of the future. He has plus power that will play nicely in the Bronx. Keep tabs on him in keeper/dynasty formats, and he's worth stashing in those leagues unless his injury turns out to sideline him for a long chunk of time.
Sat, 14 May 2016 10:38:57 -0700
New York Yankees SP Luis Severino (triceps) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday, May 14, with a strained right triceps. C Gary Sanchez was optioned to Class AAA Wilkes Barre/Scranton. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said that Severino isn't guaranteed a rotation spot when he returns. He won't throw for a few days to rehab a mild strain in his right triceps that an MRI revealed. Cashman said he didn't believe the injury has had anything to do with Severino's poor start.
"His stuff's not there," Cashman said. "His arm strength is there, but his stuff isn't there. He doesn't have command of his fastball. He doesn't have command of his secondary pitches. His changeup and his slider have been inconsistent. It's not health-related."
Fantasy Tip: Severino's numbers are extremely rough in his first seven starts at 0-6 with a 7.46 ERA and a 1.69 WHIP. He climbed the ranks in the minors very quickly, and it's entirely possible they could send him down to iron out his stuff. If you own him, hold onto him for now. If he was dropped, grab him and stash him on the DL simply because of his promise. As for the open rotation spot, Chad Green has been dealing at Scranton/Wilkes Barre. He's 2-3 with a 1.22 ERA, a 1.11 WHIP and 36 K's in 37 innings. It's his first stint above Double-A, but he'll likely be considered with Anthony Swarzak. If you have a spot in AL-only leagues, Green is worth the speculative grab. Swarzak's light isn't as bright for now. As for Sanchez, he has a future, but an injury to Brian McCann may be the only way he sees an extended run.
Fri, 13 May 2016 12:36:22 -0700
New York Yankees C Gary Sanchez is batting sixth as the designated hitter against Chicago White Sox SP Chris Sale Friday, May 13.
Fantasy Tip: Facing Sale isn't the warmest welcome back to the show, so view Sanchez as a risky start in all fantasy formats Friday. However, with the New York offense reeling, he could see enough at-bats to warrant an add in the majority of fantasy leagues. For now, he is an immediate grab in deep mixed and AL-only settings. Through 27 games with Class AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Sanchez had a solid .288/.336/.541 slash line.
Thu, 12 May 2016 21:02:47 -0700
New York Yankees C Gary Sanchez was promoted from Class AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Thursday, May 12.
Fantasy Tip: It remains to be seen how often Sanchez will play, but the highly-touted prospect is worth scooping up in two-catcher formats and deeper mixed leagues.