The much anticipated debut of Toronto Blue Jays‘ No. 1 prospect, Aaron Sanchez, impressed more than just the fans in attendance at the Rogers Centre on Wednesday night. General managers all across Major League Baseball have to be licking their chops at the potential opportunity of acquiring this young and high-powered talent the Jays have coveted for so long after seeing him pitch a perfect two innings during his first professional appearance of his career.
With the MLB non-waiver trade deadline quickly approaching, Sanchez’s promotion to the big leagues has perhaps come just in time. Alex Anthopoulos is under a lot of pressure to make a big-time move that could help propel his club into the postseason for the first time since 1993. Although Sanchez may very well be the ace of the future for Blue Jays baseball, his talents could be swapped for a number of players that could help the Jays win now.
With all of the injuries that the Jays lineup has had to endure over the past two months, Anthopoulos really doesn’t have a choice but to swap at least one of his prized possessions in order to have his ball club make things interesting in the American League East. Sanchez’s numbers in the minors may have dropped his stock quite a bit due to the fact that he has almost walked more batters than he has struck out for the first time in his minor league career. However, after pitching two innings of clean baseball in his debut, against the likes of Dustin Pedroia, David Ortiz and Mike Napoli, Sanchez may have very well regained the interest of general managers throughout baseball. This next week may very well be a roller coaster ride for the young and powerful righty.