Frederick Phillip 'Freddy' Sanchez, Jr. (born December 21, 1977) is an American professional baseball player. A second baseman, Sanchez currently plays for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball. Earlier in his career, Sanchez played for the Boston Red Sox (2002-2003) and the Pittsburgh Pirates (2004-2009) before coming to the Giants during the 2009 season. He bats and throws right-handed. Sanchez graduated in 1996 from Burbank High School in Burbank, California, where he was a consistent three-year varsity player. In his senior year he was named MVP of the talent-filled Foothill League of the CIF. He also starred in the Daily News Bernie Milligan All-Star Game, where he earned MVP honors. While in high school, he played on the same summer league team as former teammate Jack Wilson. He was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 30th round out of Burbank High, but opted not to sign. His success in high school was nothing short of miraculous.
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