January 25, 2021

Gary Sanchez’s future a hot topic (New York Post)


You ask, we answer. The Post is fielding questions from readers about New York’s biggest pro sports teams and getting our beat writers to answer them in a series of regularly published mailbags. In today’s installment: the Yankees.

With Gary Sanchez struggling again this year, the long-term future could be with one of the several catchers they have drafted over the last few years. What is the latest on the development of those young catchers? — Joe Mongiardo

The Yankees took catchers with the first two picks of the 2018 draft. Anthony Seigler was picked in the first round out of high school and Josh Breaux was taken in the second round out of junior college. Seigler turned 21 in June and Breaux will be 22 in October. Neither has played above Low-A ball, and without a minor league season this year, it is hard to gauge their development, but it is safe to say they won’t be in the big league picture for next year.

As J.T. Realmuto will be a free agent after this season, would it be feasible for the Yankees to try to trade Sanchez and sign Realmuto to a full time deal? He is more durable and a better all-around catcher. — Mark Weinstein

If Sanchez’s bat…

Read “Gary Sanchez’s future a hot topic” at New York Post