Phillies Prospect Report: Sixto Sanchez pitching lights out

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 16: Fans look on as the Philadelphia Phillies host the Oakland Athletics during the eighth inning at Citizens Bank Park on September 16, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies won 5-3. (Photo by Corey Perrine/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 16: Fans look on as the Philadelphia Phillies host the Oakland Athletics during the eighth inning at Citizens Bank Park on September 16, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies won 5-3. (Photo by Corey Perrine/Getty Images) /
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Gomez was acquired from the Rockies in the Pat Neshek trade last July and has not been great since. Gomez has had some trouble squaring up the ball this year. As of June 3, he was hitting .199 with just 3 extra base hits in 42 games.

His approach at the plate can get better. He has 29 hits and 4 walks in 146 at-bats. His on-base percentage is just .225. He doesn’t strike out a lot with just 24 punch outs this year, but his four walks are worrisome.

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If he doesn’t hit, he still needs to find a way to get on base and he hasn’t been able to do that this year.

The Phillies aren’t depending on him panning out, but they don’t need to keep him around after this year if he doesn’t turn things around.

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