Gabriel Sanchez is a professional baseball player from the USA, who plays as a First Baseman. Sanchez began his career in high school following which he was picked in the 15th round by the Seattle Mariners in the 2002 MLB Amateur Draft.
Sanchez decided that it was still too early to take on the professional level and decided to go to college instead. Sanchez joined the University of Miami and played collegiate ball for 3 years before declaring for the MLB Draft again in 2005. This time, picked in the 5th round by the Florida Marlins and this time round, Sanchez went ahead with the contract. Sanchez started off in the low-A class with the Jamestown Jammers playing as a third baseman.
Sanchez was picked for the Short-Season All Star game as the designated hitter and in the New York-Penn League, he was crowned as the MVP in the All-Star game. In 2006, Sanchez was promoted to the Greensboro Grasshoppers where he played incredibly well in 55 games, batting at .317 with 14 homers.
That got him straight to the AAA-League with the Albuquerque Isotopes. The next season, Sanchez again started off at the A-League, although at the Advanced A-League with the Jupiter Hammerheads. After spending the entire season with the Hammerheads, Sanchez came out with a .279 batting average. The following season, he moved to the Carolina Mudcats where he played at .314 with 17 homers and took the Southern League MVP award with another sensational season to his name.
By 2008, it was time that the Marlins took notice and called Sanchez up for his MLB debut and in September, he made his debut, playing only 5 games that season. In 2009, Sanchez was included in the Spring Training camp however after a poor session, he was optioned out to the New Orleans Zephyrs in the AAA-League.