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Rafael Sanchez Promoted After Productive Off-Season

Rafael Sanchez Promoted After Productive Off-Season

June 4, 2023

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Right-handed pitcher Rafael Sanchez had a busy off-season to help him prepare for the 2023 season.

“My off-season was really good,” said Sanchez. “I worked on the weight programs, improving my mechanics, and improving my slider.”

His off-season preparation is already paying off – as Sanchez has already received a promotion from Low-A to High-A last month.

Pitching 48 innings this season; Sanchez has racked up 52 K’s and has a WHIP of 1.17.

Sanchez talks about the difference between Low-A and High-A, “The batters in High-A are more selective with pitches,” explained Sanchez. “So it’s important for me to be more intelligent than the batters to have good starts.”

The righty also features a 4-seam fastball and a splitter to go along with his slider.

Sanchez is really focused on having a good fastball, “I have a throwing program with heavy balls to gain strength in my arm,” stated Sanchez. “I work from medium and long distance with these balls – so I have a good fastball.”

Be sure to follow Rafael Sanchez this season, as he continues to pitch well in the Blue Jays’ system.