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Watch Bucs prospect Lolo Sanchez steal home

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BRADENTON, Fla. -- Pirates outfielder Lolo Sanchez opened a lot of eyes last season in the Gulf Coast League, bursting onto the scene and climbing up prospect rankings. He captured fans' attention in a different way on Monday, executing a straight steal of home in the Pirates' 6-3 loss to the Phillies at LECOM Park.

With Colin Moran batting and Philadelphia leading, 6-1, in the sixth, Sanchez took a huge lead from third base then broke for the plate. Pitcher Edubray Ramos' throw sailed in high as the speedy 18-year-old, called over from Minor League camp, easily cruised home.

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BRADENTON, Fla. -- Pirates outfielder Lolo Sanchez opened a lot of eyes last season in the Gulf Coast League, bursting onto the scene and climbing up prospect rankings. He captured fans' attention in a different way on Monday, executing a straight steal of home in the Pirates' 6-3 loss to the Phillies at LECOM Park.

With Colin Moran batting and Philadelphia leading, 6-1, in the sixth, Sanchez took a huge lead from third base then broke for the plate. Pitcher Edubray Ramos' throw sailed in high as the speedy 18-year-old, called over from Minor League camp, easily cruised home.

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"We've got to find some way to do something good, something positive," manager Clint Hurdle said afterward. "[Third-base coach] Joey [Cora] found an opportunity with a kid that can run, took advantage of it."

Sanchez, Pittsburgh's No. 10 prospect according to MLB Pipeline, hit .284/.359/.417, stole 14 bases and recorded a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage in center field for the Rookie-level GCL Pirates last year. A native of the Dominican Republic, Sanchez was signed by the Pirates on July 2, 2015.

Adam Berry has covered the Pirates for MLB.com since 2015. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook and read his blog.

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