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Toronto Blue Jays Notes: Aaron Sanchez Changes Agents; Now Represented By Scott Boras

Blue Jays' starter Aaron Sanchez has switched agents to Scott Boras.

According to MLB Network's Hazel Mae, Toronto Blue Jays' starting pitcher Aaron Sanchez has switched agents, and is now represented by super agent Scott Boras of the Boras Corporation. The 2016 American League All-Star is under team control of the Blue Jays through the 2020 season.

Sanchez, 24, is coming off the best season of his young career, earning his first All-Star appearance, going 15-2 with a 3.00 ERA. The 34th overall selection of the 2010 MLB Draft debuted in 2014 and has since become one of the most coveted young arms in baseball. Sanchez has slowly increased his innings limit, hitting 192 innings this season, after splitting time between the rotation and the bullpen the year before. Sanchez also allowed the least amount of home runs per nine innings, at .703, and was third in adjusted ERA+ in the American League at 143, behind only AL Cy Young winner Rick Porcello and Corey Kluber. 

Sanchez had previously been represented by the West Coast Sports Management Agency, but will now be under the guidance of one of the most well regarded agents in baseball in Boras. Boras represents many notable players in baseball, like Bryce Harper, Jose Altuve, Jake Arrieta, Xander Bogaerts and Kris Bryant among many more.

Sanchez becomes arbitration eligible in 2018, and will likely command a great deal of money during that time. Boras is known as an agent who is willing to wait for his clients to be paid, and not make any rash decisions. When Sanchez becomes a free agent in 2021, he could command a mammoth contract, if his production continues to impress.


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