Throughout the 2016-17 offseason, Fish Stripes is counting down the top 100 Marlins of all-time. For comparison’s sake, we are using the Wins Above Replacement (WAR) metric as a measuring device. The top 100 WAR ratings are being featured. Today’s Marlin, Brian Lee Sanches, earned 3.5 over his three seasons with Florida.
Sanches, a 6’1”, 190 lb. right-handed pitcher from Beaumont, Texas. Born on August 8th, 1978, he graduated Nederland High School and played prep ball for the Lamar University Cardinals. The Kansas City Royals chose him in the second round of the 1999 amateur draft, with the 54th overall selection two picks after outfielder Carl Crawford.