Sun, 28 Feb 2016 08:03:12 -0800
New York Yankees Cs Austin Romine, Gary Sanchez and Carlos Corporan will battle for the backup catcher position during spring training, according to manager Joe Girardi. "I don't care to come into camp and say, 'This person has no chance.' That's not fair to the player, and then I think you're narrow-minded," Girardi said. "You have to keep your eyes open."
Fantasy Tip: Whoever emerges as the winner of this competition won't see much playing time behind Brian McCann, who started 119 games last season. Sanchez and Romine may have a slight edge over Corporan because they are both on the 40-man roster and have had more experience working with the team's pitchers.
Wed, 11 Nov 2015 11:57:27 -0800
The New York Yankees feel that C Gary Sanchez is ready to step in next year if C Brian McCann suffers a serious injury.
Fantasy Tip: Sanchez is a big-time catching prospect for the Yanks that hit .274 with 18 home runs and 62 RBI in two minor league stops in 2015. He certainly will see time in the big leagues at some point in 2016 and should be picked up in dynasty and keeper formats.
Tue, 06 Oct 2015 09:42:05 -0700
New York Yankees C J.R. Murphy could catch the wild-card game against Houston Astros left-handed SP Dallas Keuchel Tuesday, Oct. 6, over C Brian McCann. The Yankees have included C Gary Sanchez on their playoff roster, which would give the Yankees more flexibility to put McCann in the game when the Astros go to their bullpen.
Fantasy Tip: Either way you slice it, McCann ($5,000, 10.0% of cap) isn't a good option for FantasyScore owners. Even if he starts, McCann had just six of his 26 home runs against left-handers and is in a matchup to avoid. It's best to go cheap on catcher for the wild-card games.
Mon, 10 Nov 2014 00:50:43 -0800
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen has indicated he wants to stay with the team past the end of his contract in 2018 and wants to remain with the Pirates for his career. McCutchen does want a championship-caliber club surrounding him, and he suggested the first-base platoon of 1B Ike Davis and 1B Gary Sanchez caused more problems than intended.
Wed, 12 Mar 2014 13:14:54 -0700
The New York Yankees optioned P Nik Turley, OF Slade Heathcott and C Gary Sanchez to the minors Wednesday, March 12.
Wed, 05 Feb 2014 20:02:21 -0800
The New York Yankees minor league system ranks 20th of out 30 teams, according to ESPN's Keith Law, and among his Top 100 prospect, the Yankees have just three players. C Gary Sanchez is ranked 68th, OF Tyler Austin is ranked 85th and OF Mason Williams is ranked 87th. None of the players have excelled above the Double-A level, and are so far from the major league level, that the team spent nearly $300 million on free agents.
Thu, 21 Nov 2013 08:39:36 -0800
The New York Yankees outrighted INF Corban Joseph to the minors after he cleared waivers Wednesday, Nov. 20, and purchased the contract of C Gary Sanchez in a corresponding move.
Fri, 30 Nov 2012 08:53:11 -0800
New York Yankees C Gary Sanchez, who is thought to have more potential than C Austin Romine, is not close to being considered for the major league roster next season.
Mon, 16 Jul 2012 12:03:06 -0700
Several scouts have been raving about New York Yankees P Jose Ramirez and OF Ramon Flores this year. Ramirez is currently pitching with Single-A Tampa, and Flores is with Tampa as well. C Gary Sanchez also continues to impress, while Ps Manny Banuelos and Dellin Betances and C Austin Romine have been huge disappointments.
Fri, 16 Mar 2012 21:06:45 -0700
The New York Yankees reassigned P Dan Burawa, 3B Kyle Higashioka, P Brett Marshall, RP Adam Miller, C J.R. Murphy, SP Ryan Pope, C Gary Sanchez, P Graham Stoneburner and P Chase Whitley to the team's minor league camp Friday, March 16.