Sixto Sánchez Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 0" / 234 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 7/29/1998 (23)
Sixto Sánchez Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Sixto Sánchez News
Miami Marlins top pitching prospect Sixto Sanchez (shoulder) will undergo season-ending shoulder surgery, according to sources. The hope is that the 22-year-old will be ready for spring training in 2022. Sanchez was shut down before the season started, and reports say there was a slight tear in his shoulder, but rest and rehab was recommended over surgery. That plan clearly did not work, and now Sanchez will need to go under the knife. It's a lost season for Sanchez, who flashed some of his upside in 39 big league innings in 2020. He's still worth holding onto in keeper and dynasty leagues, but he's built up quite a few question marks this season.
Miami Marlins starting pitcher Sixto Sanchez(shoulder) has been steadily throwing at 120 feet, according to MLB.com's Christina De Nicola. Sanchez was shut down earlier this year and has yet to play. Though he's back on the rehab trail after suffering a brief setback with shoulder inflammation, there's still no timetable for the 22-year-old right-hander's return. The last-place Marlins will be cautious with Sanchez after he went 3-2 with a 3.46 ERA and 1.20 WHIP with 33 strikeouts and 11 walks in seven starts over 39 innings as a rookie in 2019. While he's a must-stash in dynasty and keeper leagues, those dealing with other pitching injury issues should avoid adding him in most other formats until there is a better idea of when he might make his season debut.
Miami Marlins starting pitcher Sixto Sanchez (shoulder) has moved his throwing program to 120 feet. Sanchez would have likely made his season debut by now, but he was shut down earlier this year. It's good news that he's back on the rehab trail, but there's still no timetable for the 22-year-old right-hander's return in the second half of this season. The Marlins are understandably being cautious with Sanchez after he went 3-2 with a 3.46 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, 33 strikeouts and 11 walks in seven starts over 39 innings in his rookie season in 2019. He's obviously a must-stash in dynasty/keeper leagues, but those with other injury issues to their starting rotation can hold off on adding him in shallow leagues until we have a better idea of when he might make his 2021 season debut.
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.