Average bat speed; quiet hands; loose wrists; swing can become elongated on secondary pitches; mild barrel control; long extension; moderate load and leg kick; stays balanced and uses hips for torque; difficulties recognizing and laying off spin; expands zone.
Double-plus raw power; leveraged swing with pure strength; will play down slightly in-game due to hit tool.
Routinely locked 4.50+ home to first; moves slightly better in OF.
Adventurous; awkward routes; poor first step; struggles on balls hit over his head; better at charging in; speed and aging likely hinder his value moving forward; could potentially move to first base.
Premium arm strength; extreme carry; throws are inaccurate.
Signed as an international free agent out of the Dominican Republic in 2013 for $132,500. Sanchez displays loud tools, including his raw power and strong arm, but the hit tool needs much refinement before he starts to see more consistency at the plate. The ingredients are all there for a bat-first type player that can play on the right side of the field in Right Field or First Base. While he lacks a ton of athleticism, I am optimistic that the raw power will play even if the hit tool only plays to fringe.