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Mariners #11 Pitching Prospect Victor Sanchez Passes Away

Victor Sanchez

Victor Sanchez – (Photo Credit: ESPN.com)

Not a news post that I am sure anyone would want to do, but we are sad to report that the Seattle Mariners #11 pitching prospect Victor Sanchez has passed away at the age of just 20 years old.

It was reported that in February, the top pitching prospect was hit in the head by a boat propeller while swimming in his native country of Carupano, Venezuela, and was placed in intensive care after suffering two skull fractures and brain hematoma, which caused a stroke and he ended up a coma.

Sanchez, who played his first pro season with the Mariners at 17-years old and regarded as one of Venezuela’s top pitching prospects, started out at Low Class A in 2012 and was 6-2, with a 3.18 ERA in 15 starts. In 2013, he was moved to full season Class A and in 20 starts, he finished 6-6, with a 2.78 ERA. Last season he appeared 23 starts with the Double-A affiliate of the Mariners and posted a 7-6 record, with a 4.19 ERA.

All of our writers here at Legends on Deck are very saddened by the loss of such a promising prospect and a life taken just too young.  We send our condolences to Victor Sanchez’s family and also to the whole Mariners organization.

Victor Sanchez – May you R.I.P.
Jan. 30, 1995 – Mar. 28, 2015


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