Luany Sánchez

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Luany L. Sánchez

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 1", Weight 180 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Luany Sánchez played in the minors and for the Nicaraguan national team.

He batted .222/.301/.308 for the 2003 DSL Padres in his pro debut. [1] In 2004, he came to the US, hitting .202/.267/.257 as the main catcher for the AZL Padres. Repeating with the team in 2005, he improved to .302/.326/.420 and threw out 38% of those who tried to steal. His 15 doubles were second in the Arizona League, three behind Lorenzo Cain. He led AZL backstops with 271 putouts and was named the league's All-Star catcher. [2]

Sánchez split 2006 between the Eugene Emeralds (.255/.275/.387 in 26 G), Fort Wayne Wizards (4 for 10, 2 RBI) and Mobile BayBears (2 for 10, 2 BB, R). He hit .250/.287/.396 as a utility man for the 2007 Rio Grande Valley White Wings. That winter, he hit .256/.250/.308 in 14 games for the Leones del Escogido. Starting for the 2008 Laredo Broncos, he batted .319/.352/.357 with 18 homers, 62 runs and 71 RBI in 77 games. He was one shy of the United League Baseball top-10 in doubles (he had 21) and he tied Danny Bravo for third in dingers, while he finished fifth in RBI and 8th in total bases (180).

The Jima Abajo native split 2009 between Laredo and the Shreveport-Bossier Captains (.194/.232/.226 in 27 G). In 2010, he played for Laredo (.208/.303/.299 in 21 G) and Rio Grande Valley (.354/.415/.502 in 54 G). He surfaced briefly in 2013 with the Fort Worth Cats (.147/.275/.177 in 10 G) and Leon in Nicaragua (.286/.400/.363). [3] He then was with Nicaragua for the 2014 Central American and Caribbean Games, not their only Dominican native as Gustavo Martínez was on the staff. Luany hit .222/.300/.278 with two runs and a RBI in five games as their starting catcher, fielding .974 for the Silver Medal winners and throwing out 5 of 14 attempted base-stealers. [4]

He appeared once more in the minors in 2019, going 5 for 21 with a double, homer, three walks, two runs and five RBI in eleven games for the Tecolotes de los Dos Laredos.


  1. Wayback Archive, Howe Sports Data
  2. 2006 Baseball Almanac, pg. 315
  3. Nicaraguan Baseball Federation
  4. 2014 Central American and Caribbean Games site