He was MLB.com’s choice to win the ROY award and for good reason. The organization traded J.T. Realmuto to the Philadelphia Phillies and was adamant about receiving Sixto Sanchez in return.
"“Sanchez, whom the Marlins acquired in the J.T. Realmuto trade, may have the best combination of stuff and command of any pitcher in the Minors” MLB.com analysts wrote. “Sanchez’s workload was limited through the first few years of his career, but he reached Double-A and threw a career-high 114 innings (with 103 strikeouts) last season. The 21-year-old throws both a two- and four-seam fastball, can touch triple digits and also throws an above-average breaking ball and changeup.”"
That’s pretty high praise. The Marlins have needed a dominant starter since the team lost Jose Fernandez in 2016. Sanchez could be on the Marlins parent roster by mid-season and could possibly surprise us all with a spot in the rotation out of Spring Training.