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It might be January, but Gary Sanchez's swing is in midseason form

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Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez is off to a scalding hot start to his career, having followed up a runner-up American League Rookie of the Year campaign in 2016 with a remarkable 2017 that saw him set the franchise record for most homers by a catcher in a single-season. In just 177 games played, he already has 53 dingers.

So, it shouldn't surprise anyone that Sanchez is already back to work on his hitting despite Spring Training still being over a month away:

It might be batting practice, but the patented Sanchez swing looks up to par with his regular-season form:

And don't worry -- Sanchez hasn't forgotten about his catching, either:

Sanchez clearly can't wait until pitchers and catchers report, and neither can we.