Who is the new New York Yankee slugger?
This is Gary Sánchez, a 23 year old 220 lb. catcher from the Dominican Republic, and he is the hottest new thing in baseball. In 21 games thus far, Sánchez has had 80 at bats with 32 hits for a stellar .400 batting average.
The most impressive stat is his long ball potential, as he has tallied 11 home runs already. To put it in perspective if Sánchez were to continue the pace he is on for a full season, he would finish with 84 home runs, which would shatter the standing record of 73 held by Barry Bonds.
Gary has propelled the Yankees to 4 straight victories and has the New York faithful optimistic that a postseason appearance is still in the realm of possibility. The Yankees are 2.5 games out of the final playoff position with 34 games remaining.