The Chicago White Sox are off to a slow start at the Major League level. They will probably get out of it and win the division based on talent alone which would be nice. In order to keep it up, however, they need to have depth throughout the organization.
One prospect who might be able to provide that someday is Yolbert Sanchez. He was promoted from AA to AAA this week after starting his season with a slash of .353/.507/.373. It is a very interesting slash line that suggests he gets on base a lot without crushing the ball.
Sanchez gets on base via the walk and the base hit at a high level which can be of use to the White Sox if he ever brought that level of play to the Major Leagues. His AAA career is off to a very nice start as well which is important because that is likely where he will finish the year.
In ten plate appearances over 2 AAA games with the Charlotte Knights, his slash is a hilarious .500/.500/.500 for an OPS of 1.000. Those numbers will obviously even out as the season goes along but it is good to see that he is feeling good no matter where he goes.
Yolbert Sanchez is giving Chicago White Sox fans another reason to be excited.
The competition in AAA is going to be steep so performing well down there would be very telling for the White Sox. If he keeps this up all season long, the 25-year-old will have a chance to play for the White Sox in 2023.
Tim Anderson probably isn’t going anywhere when it comes to shortstop but we all know about the woes that this team has had at second base. Maybe Sanchez is the guy who comes up and takes the spot before never giving it up. It might not be totally likely but it is possible.
At 25, you could consider him a late bloomer if he does become a regular MLB player but that is okay. Anything that can help the Chicago White Sox win baseball games is going to be welcomed. This hot-start is great for him and we can only hope that he keeps it up.