The Rays have signed 16-year-old Venezuelan lefthander Francisco Sanchez for $675,000. At 6-foot-1, 180 pounds, Sanchez has flashed swing-and-miss stuff, with a fastball that has touched 94 along with a curveball and a changeup. He will have to learn to repeat his delivery to get the ball in the strike zone more often, although his athleticism should help him there. Sanchez trained with Jorge Cortez.
Rays Sign Venezuelan Lefthander Francisco Sanchez
Baseball America | Aug 18