Popular for his receiving, blocking & ball-drill technique, Gary Sanchez is a baseball catcher who currently plays for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB). He started his MLB career with Yankees in 2015.
Sanchez was born on December 2, 1992, in Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic. He holds a Dominican citizenship and born as Sagittarius birth sign.
Sanchez was raised in La Victoria Dominican Republic. His parents split up when he was young. His mother, Orquidia raised him along with his three brothers and a sister.
His brother Miguel Sanchez plays for the Seattle Mariners Organization.
On July 2009, Sanchez agreed to a deal with New York Yankees as an international free agent, receiving a $3 million signing bonus.
Sanchez started his professional career with Gulf Coast Yankees.
Later in August 2010, he was promoted to the Staten Island Yankees of the Class A-Short Season New York-Penn League.
Prior 2011 season, Sanchez ranked among the top prospects in baseball. He spent the season playing with Charleston RiverDogs of the Class A South Atlantic League.
In 2012, Sanchez was promoted and he played for Tampa Yankees of the Class A-Advanced Florida State League.
Later in 2013, Sanchez was promoted, and Yankees sent him to play with the Trenton Thunder of the Class AA Eastern League.
In 2015, Sanchez promoted to the major leagues. On October 3, as a pinch hitter, he made his debut of major leagues. Later on, the Yankees assigned him to the Arizona Fall League.
The year 2016 was extraordinary for him. Sanchez was again called up the major league and he played remarkably well. On August 22, Sanchez was honored by AL Player of the Week.
On June 10, 2017, Sanchez hit hardest home runs of his career, a 115.1 – mph to left-center field against Mike Wright of Baltimore Orioles.
Personal Life & Affair
Sanchez married his girlfriend Saharia after having an affair for some time. They celebrated their wedding in the presence of some important guests and relatives.
The couple is parents to a daughter Sarah, who is 2 and half years old.
Currently, the relationship between them is perfect and very less chance of divorce to occur in the future.
Sanchez mentioned ‘This is the woman that has been with me in the every good and bad circumstance. “Who keeps me grounded, watches out for me and who is a caring mother.”
Sanchez has reached the age of 24 now. He has a good height of 6 feet 1 inch, which is around 1.88m. He has a balanced weight of 104 kg.
Net Worth & Salary
Sanchez has earned a decent amount of wealth from his professional baseball career. As of 2016, his salary is $507,500. His total salary capitalized his total net worth. He has a perfect life style and luxurious life through the amount he earned.