Sixto Sánchez Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 0" / 234 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 7/29/1998 (22)
Sixto Sánchez Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Sixto Sánchez News
Miami Marlins starting pitcher Sixto Sanchez (shoulder) has been cleared to resume throwing in his rehab program. Sanchez has yet to pitch this year after starting the season on the injured list with a shoulder issue. There was some mystery surrounding why Sixto was shut down last week with rumors about his conditioning popping up, but nothing was confirmed. The Marlins front office was very tight-lipped about Sanchez, only referring to his shoulder ailment. Some Marlins reporters may have gotten ahead of themselves in predicting that Sixto would not pitch again this season, but there is clearly something going on with the rookie hurler besides his shoulder injury.
Miami Marlins starting pitcher Sixto Sanchez (shoulder) has been shut down from throwing after experiencing "slight discomfort" in his throwing shoulder. Sanchez hasn't pitched this year, but he'd been rehabbing from his shoulder injury without any setbacks until this one. Manager Don Mattingly didn't seem overly concerned when he spoke about Sixto, so this may indeed just be a minor setback. Assuming he recovers quickly, he will reportedly continue his rehab from where he left off (throwing bullpen sessions) and will not have to start the entire rehab process from the beginning. Still, there are now some doubts surfacing about whether Sixto will even pitch at the big league level in 2021.
Miami Marlins starting pitcher Sixto Sanchez (shoulder) threw a 20-pitch bullpen session on Friday. Sanchez has yet to pitch this season due to a shoulder injury, but his slow progression through the rehab process has continued without any significant setbacks so far. Based on his current trajectory, he should be ready to rejoin the Marlins rotation at some point in late June. He'll be an asset both for the Marlins and for his fantasy managers as soon as he's back on a major league mound.
Sixto Sanchez went 3-2 with a 3.46 ERA over 39 IP in his big league debut, but the 22-year-old starter likely has some growing to do before he's ready to serve as a fantasy ace. His 4.08 xFIP wasn't as strong as his ERA. Furthermore, Sanchez only struck out 20.9% of his opponents in the regular season. The Miami Marlin averaged 99 mph last year, ranking in the 97th percentile for fastball velocity. Sadly, his 2,164 RPM spin rate only ranked in the 18th percentile. Scouts agree that his heater underperforms the radar gun because it lacks life, and Sanchez actually needed to throw a sinker because RHB torched his four-seamer for a .421 xwOBA in 2020. He also struggled to command his heater at times with a 47.8 Zone%. Sanchez has elite secondaries including a changeup (18.3 SwStr%, 51.6 Zone%, 45.9% chase rate) and slider (12.6 SwStr%, 53.1 Zone%), so he should be fantastic when he figures out how to harness his velocity. Unfortunately, there's no guarantee that it happens in 2021, and the Fish will likely have him on a strict innings limit. The kid oozes talent, but he's still an adjustment away from his full potential. As such, his current ADP of 118.43 is probably too steep in redraft formats.