Sixto Sánchez Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 0" / 234 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 7/29/1998 (25)
Sixto Sánchez Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Sixto Sánchez News
Miami Marlins right-hander Sixto Sanchez (shoulder) told the media on Thursday at spring training that he feels 90 to 95 percent ready to go for the 2024 season. We'll believe it when we see it. Sanchez made his first appearance since 2020 in a rehab game with Double-A Pensacola last September but was then shut down shortly after that due to more shoulder issues. The 25-year-old is trending in the right direction in spring training this year, but fantasy managers should be highly skeptical as to whether he will be able to hold up over the course of a full season again. The Dominican hurler made seven starts in his MLB debut in 2020 and went 3-2 with a 3.46 ERA and 1.20 WHIP with 11 walks and 33 strikeouts in 39 innings. Sanchez has age on his side, but he should open the year on the waiver wire in most single-year fantasy formats.
Miami Marlins right-hander Sixto Sanchez (shoulder) threw a 25-pitch bullpen session on Monday in Florida and was scheduled to throw another 20 to 25 pitches on Friday. Sanchez experienced "slight shoulder soreness" after an extended spring training game and then threw a 20-pitch session in Florida on May 30 without any pain. After that, though, he experienced yet another setback. The 24-year-old is making progress once again, but it remains to be seen as to when he'll be cleared to face live hitters or pitch in a game. He had arthroscopic shoulder surgery last October after having surgery in July of 2021 to fix a tear in the capsule of his right shoulder. It's still unlikely that Sanchez will factor into the major-league rotation in 2023.
Miami Marlins starting pitcher Sixto Sanchez (shoulder) has reportedly resumed his throwing program. The right-hander is throwing from 90-105 feet, according to Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald. He was previously shut down due to a setback with his right shoulder. The team plans to build Sanchez up slowly, so it's uncertain when he'll make it back to the big league mound. The hope is that Sanchez can contribute to the Marlins roster at some point this season, but regardless it's good to see him throwing again.
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.