Carlos Sanchez

Carlos SanchezPosition: 2B/SS/3B
Born: 6/29/92
Ht: 5'11" Wt: 175 B-T: S-R
Acquired: Signed as a free agent from Venezuela in 2009
Career Stats


FutureSox Prospect Rankings

  • #10 - 2012 Midseason
  • #5 - 2013 Preseason
  • #6 - 2013 Midseason
  • #12 - 2014 Preseason
  • #9 - 2014 Midseason
  • #8 - 2015 Preseason

FutureSox Media


  • 2012 Futures Game
  • 2012 Carolina League Post-Season All-Star
  • 2012 AFL appearance
  • 2013 White Sox Best Hitter for Average (Baseball America)
  • 2013 White Sox Best Defensive Infielder (Baseball America)
  • 2014 International League Best Defensive 2B (Baseball America)

Scouting report

Sanchez has moved quickly through the system since making his US debut in 2011 with Bristol. As a 19-year-old he played just five games in the Appalachian League before moving up to Kannapolis, where he held his own (.288/.341/.345) given his age and experience level. In 2012 he announced himself as a legitimate prospect with a strong showing for Winston-Salem. He hit .315/.374/.395 for the Dash in 92 games and earned a promotion to AA before his 20th birthday. His stint in the Carolina League earned him a semi-surprising spot in the 2012 Futures Game. Once in AA, Sanchez stayed hot and was promoted yet again before the season's end to join Charlotte in time for the end of the regular season and International League playoffs. In his AFL stint he posted a .299/.367/.368 line and led the league in stolen bases, garnering the attention of scouts. His breakout 2012 came from his ability to make solid contact consistently. He has a decent walk rate, but has shown almost no power (just two home runs since making his US debut). He has played shortstop (scouting reports indicate he's OK but not great there), and fits better at second and third. His bat profiles better at second base, where he is a good defender with solid range. Sanchez has above average speed (16 SB in each of 2013, 2014 in AAA), but may not be a big base stealer in the majors. AAA was a struggle his first time around in 2013 (.241/.293/.296, 0 HR), but he was also just 20/21 years old and one of the youngest players in the league. He bounced back nicely in 2014 (.293/.349/.412, 7 HR) and saw some time in Chicago, making a case for a more permanent 2015 role in Chicago.

Major League Outlook: AVG, defense & speed-reliant utility infielder, possible lower division starting 2B

ETA: 2015

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