Sunday, November 22, 2015

Gary Sanchez Scouting Report (New York Yankees, C)

Basic Info: Birthdate: 12/2/1992
Bats/Throws: R/R Height/Weight: 6-2/230 
Position: C Signed: Dominican Republic, 2009
Team: New York Yankees Card: 2010 Bowman Chrome Prospects
Recent Pricing: Base Auto: $20 - $30 Refractor: $40  Blue Refractor /150:  $100  Gold Refractor /50:  $200   

Scouting Report:
Gary Sanchez signed with the Yankees in 2009 and has developed to be one of the best overall prospects in the game. We are talking about a catcher with the potential for a .280 AVG & 25HR if everything clicks.

Gary had a strong showing in the 2015 Arizona Fall League and now has the attention of the baseball community. His strong performance is an indicator that he can play against top level talent. Gary is still developing as a catcher, but that is not a big issue. It is common that catchers take more time to learn their position. Some scouts will bring up his disciplinary issues but that also is not a major concern. The bat is legit.

Principal owner of the Yankees Hal Steinbrenner recently was interviewed prior to the upcoming hot stove season and he expressed his desire to develop youth and curtail spending. I strongly believe that the Yankees are starting to change their approach and will focus on developing talent vs. buying it. In my opinion this means that a talent like Gary has a strong chance to remain a Yankee and prices will remain strong if he continues to stay hot.

Verdict: STRONG BUY based on the $20-25 base auto price. Even though 2010 Bowman Chrome has quality issues (scratches), I would still take a shot at buying a few.    

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