For the second year in a row, a player in the Yankees organization has won the Fall Stars Player of the Game award in the Arizona League's Fall Star Game. Last year it was Greg Bird, and this time, it was catcher Gary Sanchez who finished 1-3 with two RBI - those two RBI coming off a game-tying, line drive home run that also plated Jurickson Profar of the Rangers.
He also threw out two would-be base stealers in the game and played behind the plate the entire game for the West team which won the game 8-3 over the East.
Sanchez said after the game, "I wasn't expecting it, because other hitters did a good job, too. But I took it, and it's something I really feel good about."
The 22-year-old Sanchez doing very well in the AFL this year, leading the league in home runs with six, and he's batting .328/.353/.688 with 17 RBI through 15 games for the Surprise Saguaros.