Sanchez, Hebert to Represent Yankees in Fall Stars Game

Catcher Gary Sanchez and left-handed pitcher Chaz Hebert will represent the New York Yankees this year in the Arizona Fall League’s Fall Stars game. The Fall Stars game is the leagues mid-season all-star game.  Fans might remember it last as the game where Greg Bird hit a monster homerun.

Sanchez, 22, has been tearing up the Arizona Fall League with a .396 batting average over 48 at bats across 11 games.  He was hitless in only 1 game so far this season.  The young catcher leads the entire league with 6 homeruns and 15 RBIs.  He has also hit 3 doubles and a triple thus far during the season.  He was recently named the AFL’s Hitter of the Week for his monster performance.

Hebert, 23, has been working as a piggy back reliever for fellow Yankees prospect Ian Clarkin.  Over 3 games in the AFL this year he has allowed just 1 earned run through 7 innings of work.  Striking out 7 batters for an even 1 strike out per inning.  Chaz is one of several prospects the Yankees will have to protect from the Rule-5 draft if they want to keep him.