Tigers in EST: Luis Angel Sanz

Luis Angel Sanz joined the Tigers organization after signing a free agent contract in 2005.  After spending two seasons in the Venezuelan Summer League, Sanz was promoted stateside to the Gulf Coast League Tigers in 2008.

Photo courtesy of Roger DeWitt

Sanz pitched well in his stateside debut, recording a 3.66 ERA with 48 strikeouts and 19 walks in 51.2 innings pitched.  His GCL performance earned him a spot in the Whitecaps bullpen in 2009, but he was sent down to Oneonta after struggling with the assignment.

Sanz handled the adversity well by becoming a stalwart of the Oneonta rotation.  He made 14 starts for the O-Tigers and recorded a 3.27 ERA in 82.2 innings pitched.  His strikeout rate was 6.6 SO/9.

On the heels of a successful New York-Penn League campaign in 2009, Sanz was assigned to the West Michigan Whitecaps to begin the 2010 season.  He pitched 25.1 innings out of the Whitecaps bullpen, while posting a 4.97 ERA and 7.1 SO/9.  While those numbers are not horrible, the Tigers decided to demote Sanz to extended spring training, where he awaits an assignment to the Connecticut Tigers.

The scouting report on Sanz’s TigsTown.com profile says he throws a 90-92 mph fastball, a sharp curveball and a fringy change-up.  He projects as a reliever long-term if his change-up does not improve, but he could be used as a starter for Connecticut this season considering his success as a starter in Oneonta last year.

Name: Luis Angel Sanz

DOB: Nov. 19, 1987

Birthplace: Guatire, Venezuela

Bats-Throws: Right-Right

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