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Saturday, August 3, 2013
Top prospect promoted to Double-A

By Andrew Marchand

TRENTON, N.J. -- The Yankees have promoted top prospect Gary Sanchez to Double-A Trenton, according to a Thunder official. Sanchez, 20, hit .254 with 13 homers and 61 RBIs for Class A Tampa.

The catcher is known for his offense, while his defense is something he must improve upon. Sanchez was No. 18 in Keith Law's preseason Top 100 prospects, but drop to 49 in the revised midseason addition:
What a dismal year for the Yankees' top prospects. Tyler Austin has struggled and is out with a wrist injury, Mason Williams has been worse, Slade Heathcott has underperformed, and Ty Hensley has been out after hip surgery.

Sanchez is the best of the group, but his stock has taken a hit as his receiving, much improved last year, has regressed while his explosive hands and raw power haven't produced offensive results yet either. He's a stretch to make the top 50, but I still see too much potential, mostly on offense, to walk away entirely.

Sanchez will get to see first-hand what could be the Alex Rodriguez Reality Show.

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