Gary Sanchez’s scorching August

It was a hot summer for New Yorkers through both July and August. While the sun may have caused the heat initially, it was another star that kept it going in New York with one of the finest months ever put together by a rookie in pinstripes.
Gary Sanchez, a young catcher from the Dominican Republic made Yankees baseball worth watching again in a rare "selling" season for the team. After the trade deadline moves of Andrew Miller, Aroldis Chapman, and Carlos Beltran, the Yankees needed a miracle to stay relevant and Sanchez, back-to-back Player of the Week, gave them just that. Sanchez led the majors in Wins Above Replacement (2.4) in August, passing other young phenoms like Kris Bryant, Mookie Betts, and Corey Seager. He became the fastest player to hit 11 career home runs, doing so in 23 games and turned baseball on its collective head. 

The change in Sanchez’s Strat-O-Matic Baseball Daily cards shows you all you need to know about the trail that Sanchez blazed this month, offensively and defensively.

In Baseball Daily, Strat-O-Matic player cards reflect a combination of current season stats, recent performance, projected stats and Strat-O-Matic’s proprietary algorithms and ratings. Sanchez had his card based almost entirely on projections to open the season, as he started the year in the minors.
Here is a look at Sanchez’s Strat-O-Matic’s Baseball Daily card on Thursday, August 4:
And here is his card as of Wednesday, August 31st: 

After 25 games and 99 must-see at-bats, Sanchez was batting .374 with 11 HR and 21 RBI. His home run percentage on the card changed from 5.1% to 18.6%. His OBP on the card rose from around .320 to .560! This guy was impossible to keep off the basepaths. 
Over the course of a 162-game season, most players will experience their share of hot and cold streaks. Strat-O-Matic Baseball Daily cards are designed to accurately reflect these streaks. August was one wild ride upward for the rookie and the Yankees certainly hope that he can keep it up as they make a surprising playoff push. While these numbers are likely to go down, keep following along with the changes by checking out Baseball Daily to see if the rookie can continue his historic start!
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