Sunday, March 06, 2005
I heard the name Anibal Sanchez during the game. He's someone that I hadn't heard before. I checked up on his stats and he might be someone to watch in the next couple of years. He was the Lowell pitcher of the year last year for the Sox A-level team and according to Soxprospects.com he has a fantastic curveball and plus changeup to go with a mid-90s that he throws with excellent control and good movement. The 21 year old has a very high ceiling and his 101/29 k/bb ratio speaks of good things to come. He didn't exactly do good on Saturday letting up a homerun followed by 9 straight balls. But no one is expecting him to impress this year.
This article is by John Sickels, and rates the Sox top 20 prospects. He worked with Bill James and used to write the minor league column for ESPN.com. He rates Sanchez as the fourth best prospect in the system and a B prospect overall.
Stewart Alsop- Posters.