The kid can pitch. Chances are, you don’t even know where he came from, or who he is.
Drafted in the 32nd round out of high school back in 2006, Sanabia has quietly worked his way into a spot on the parent club and he hasn’t looked back. Facing a tough Mets lineup, he was able to cobble together 6 1/3 innings while only giving up 4 hits, one walk, and striking out one.
He won’t blow away hitters and dazzle fans with his stuff but he will pitch efficiently and get outs. He has a tendency to nibble and locate his pitches very effectively. He has won his last two starts, which is great considering that he has been slid into the lineup to replace the injured Ricky Nolasco.
That isn’t to say Sanabia won’t strike guy out – he has 26 Ks in 37.1 innings pitched. Since his call up on June 22nd, he has amassed 6 starts in 9 games with a 3.62 ERA.