No. 5: Carlos Sanchez (Chicago White Sox)
Sep 22, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Chicago White Sox second baseman Carlos Sanchez (77) makes a throw to first baseman Jose Abreu (79) to get Detroit Tigers shortstop Andrew Romine (not pictured) out in the fourth inning at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
Batting Average: .250
Fielding Percentage: .992
Sanchez is the weakest link in the AL Central second basemen. He won’t wow anybody with his bat, and he lacks power as he is no€™t projected to hit for a high batting average. As for his base stealing prowess he does not have that either.
Defensively Sanchez is average. He has only got 28 games under his belt, but the word on him is that he’€™s got major league ability to play defense, though the jury is still out on him.
Sanchez does no€™t have firm a grasp on the position. He will face stiff competition throughout spring training and into the season. If he opens as the starting 2nd baseman for the White Sox it would be surprising if he makes it more than half the season before being replaced.
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