He is now in a league of his own. New York Yankee history he owns.
With two more home runs on Monday, Gary Sanchez became the first, I repeat first, Yankee in history to hit 8 dingers so quickly. It only took him 19 games to reach this feat.
When Sanchez was named the American League Player of the Week on Monday, he became the first Catcher in a Yankee uniform to win the award since Thurman Munson, who did it in 1976.
So the question is, while Sanchez is making history, is he becoming a star on a team, for a franchise, that is in desperate need of a leader and a fresh face to carry them? The sample size is small, and we live in a day in age of overreaction, so I say we need to wait and see more. Remember Yasiel Puig, whom many wanted to crown an all-star based off of a small sample size, he is now playing triple a baseball.
While I am a Yankee fan, and a former catcher myslef, I’d love to see Sanchez become the real deal, but baseball is in my opinion the most humbling of sports and things can change in a blink of an eye. A two week slump could have people changing their opinion on Sanchez.
So for now, I say the opinion is still out, and we need to allow more time to make a true judgement on Gary Sanchez. What say you?