And not in a good way. This definitely a comparison I hope is completely unjustified and at this point in his career it is, but needs to be watched.
These health concerns will greatly affect the success of these pitchers not just for this season but for the rest of their careers. Just look at Mark Prior and Kerry Wood.
The Fish, typically, haven't destroyed young arms in the past. So this probably won't turn into a Prior, Woods kinda thing. But the young ones need to be monitored and Sanchez is already throwing again, a week after the MRI.
Whether Prior and Wood's problems were over work or a function of poor mechanics or some combination of both, I can't say. I never watched them that closely. But over stressing an already injured young arm that is coming off a season where he threw 200 innings for first time, needs careful oversight. And I'm not sure one can rely on Anibal do it himself, the boy wants to play and while that is a good thing it may not be helpful at this very point in his career.