By Jason Shetler
According to Pirates Prospects John Dreker, pitcher Angel Sanchez has been released by the Pirates.
Entering 2014, Baseball America rated Sanchez the 16th best prospect in the Miami Marlins system. After posting a 6.88 ERA that year for the Marlins AA affiliate Jacksonville, he was claimed off waivers three times by the Rays, White Sox and finally the Pirates. Sanchez remained in the Pirates organization last season where he combined to post an ERA of 2.69 along with a 1.13 WHIP in 23 starts for AA Altoona and AAA Indianapolis. He had Tommy John surgery performed in September, and was going to miss all of 2016.