Minor League Mondays: Gary Sanchez

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Charleston RiverDogs catcher Gary Sanchez has been named the South Atlantic League's Hitter of the Week for games from August 1-7, as announced by the league office on Monday.

During that span, Sanchez batted .500 (11-22) with five home runs, nine RBI, scored five runs, and walked four times. In the process, the 18-year-old dynamo has raised his average to .256 – the highest it has been since June 24 – with a team-high 15 home runs.

Since the beginning of June, Sanchez has hit .269/.356/.520 with 11 home runs, displaying the power that causes the Yankees to be so high on him.  While he got off to a slow start in April and May, battled the infamous attitude problems, and has been playing a highly permeable catcher (26 passed balls in 58 games behind the plate), these are the ups and downs you expect with an eighteen year old kid.

Other assorted notes, presented in reverse alphabetical order:

Graham Stoneburner has picked up right where he left off in AA Trenton.  He will start tomorrow night, with the game being watchable here.

Austin Romine has been put on the DL with a back injury.

Ray Kruml is also headed to the DL after fouling a ball off of his foot.

Manny Banuelos has allowed three earned runs over his first two AAA starts (eleven innings), with thirteen strikeouts and three walks.

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