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Mariners #11 Pitching Prospect Victor Sanchez Passes Away

Such a promising talent gone way too soon. RIP Victor Sanchez.

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

 

David is the Co-Founder and Executive Editor of Legends On Deck®, as well as a Co-Host on Legends On Deck Podcast. David was a Senior Editor for MetsMerizedOnline.com, MetsMinors.net and Contributor for Hardballchat.com that spanned from 2010 to 2014. David made his MLB Debut as a writer in June 2014, while covering the NY Mets at Citi Field, for MetsmerizedOnline.com. David also coaches baseball for ages 13-15, a Babe Ruth League team in his local community. David's passion is coaching the game he loves to the future Legends of Tomorrow as well as making available a website that people can have fun sharing and reading. David is also passionate about his career as a Mortgage Loan Officer which allows him to help many families reach their dreams of owning a home. Connect with David via his Social Media pages as he loves to chat all about baseball.

David is the Co-Founder and Executive Editor of Legends On Deck®, as well as a Co-Host on Legends On Deck Podcast. David was a Senior Editor for MetsMerizedOnline.com, MetsMinors.net and Contributor for Hardballchat.com that spanned from 2010 to 2014. David made his MLB Debut as a writer in June 2014, while covering the NY Mets at Citi Field, for MetsmerizedOnline.com. David also coaches baseball for ages 13-15, a Babe Ruth League team in his local community. David's passion is coaching the game he loves to the future Legends of Tomorrow as well as making available a website that people can have fun sharing and reading. David is also passionate about his career as a Mortgage Loan Officer which allows him to help many families reach their dreams of owning a home. Connect with David via his Social Media pages as he loves to chat all about baseball.

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