Sixto Sánchez Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 0" / 234 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 7/29/1998 (24)
Sixto Sánchez Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Sixto Sánchez News
Miami Marlins right-hander Sixto Sanchez (shoulder) is scheduled to undergo arthroscopic right shoulder surgery conducted by Dr. Neal ElAttrache on Oct. 5, but the Marlins anticipate him being ready for spring training next year. Hopefully this procedure will put the 24-year-old Dominican back on track to pitch for the Fish in 2023, as he's missed the last two seasons with his shoulder injury. In his rookie year in 2020, he went 3-2 with a 3.46 ERA (3.50 FIP), a 1.20 WHIP, 33 strikeouts and 11 walks in 39 innings pitched over seven starts.
Miami Marlins right-hander Sixto Sanchez felt right shoulder discomfort while throwing batting practice at the team's spring training complex in Jupiter, Florida on Wednesday. Sanchez has been battling shoulder issues since the 2020 season. Sanchez is tentatively scheduled to throw again on Monday if his shoulder permits. The 24-year-old has gone almost two years since the last time he appeared in a game in the big leagues. Miami has been taking it slow with his rehab with Sanchez not expected to pitch in the majors in 2022.
Miami Marlins right-hander Sixto Sanchez (shoulder), the team's No. 5 prospect per MLB Pipeline, will toss one inning of live batting practice on Saturday. It will be his first time facing live hitters since March of last year. Sanchez had right shoulder surgery on July 20 of last year and continues to work his way back. The 23-year-old is taking things slowly in his recovery and hasn't had any setbacks, but he still has a ways to go and is not expected to pitch in the majors at all in 2022. Sanchez made his MLB debut in 2020 and had a 3.46 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 33 strikeouts in 39 innings over his first seven starts.
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.