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Pablo Sandoval

27-Year-Old Third Baseman – San Francisco Giants

2014 Stats

AVG

.164

HR

2

RBI

5

R

8

SB

0

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Sandoval had a relatively healthy year (141 games) in 2013 considering he missed at least 45 games in both 2011 and 2012. He turned in a fairly useful campaign at a deep position, with 14 homers, 79 R...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: B   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 246   DOB: 8/11/1986   BORN: Puerto Cabello, Venezuela   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Pablo Sandoval Contract Information:

Signed a three-year, $17.35 million deal with the Giants in January of 2012.

April 13, 2014  –  Pablo Sandoval News

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Pablo Sandoval Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2006 19 A A 117 460 438 43 116 22 20 1 1 49 3 4 22 74 0 0 0 .265 .309 .322 .631
2007 20 A San 102 417 401 56 115 49 33 5 11 52 3 1 16 52 0 0 0 .287 .312 .476 .788
2008 21 A San 68 298 273 61 98 39 25 2 12 59 2 1 23 39 0 2 0 .359 .412 .597 1.009
2008 21 AA CON 44 184 175 29 59 21 13 0 8 37 0 1 8 20 0 1 0 .337 .364 .549 .913
2008 21 MAJ SFO 41 154 145 24 50 14 10 1 3 24 0 0 4 14 0 4 1 .345 .357 .490 .847
2009 22 MAJ SFO 153 633 572 79 189 74 44 5 25 90 5 5 52 83 0 5 4 .330 .387 .556 .943
2010 23 MAJ SFO 152 616 563 61 151 50 34 3 13 63 3 2 47 81 0 5 1 .268 .323 .409 .732
2011 24 A+ San 1 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2011 24 AAA Fre 5 22 18 4 5 2 0 0 2 7 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 .278 .318 .611 .929
2011 24 MAJ SF 117 466 426 55 134 52 26 3 23 70 2 4 32 63 1 7 0 .315 .357 .552 .909
2012 25 A+ San 6 23 22 1 6 3 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 .273 .304 .500 .804
2012 25 AAA Fre 3 12 11 3 3 3 1 0 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .273 .333 .909 1.242
2012 25 MAJ SF 108 442 396 59 112 39 25 2 12 63 1 1 38 59 0 7 1 .283 .342 .447 .789
2013 26 A+ San 2 6 6 2 4 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .667 .667 1.667 2.334
2013 26 MAJ SF 141 584 525 52 146 43 27 2 14 79 0 0 47 79 0 6 6 .278 .341 .417 .758
2014 27 MAJ SF 14 63 55 8 9 4 2 0 2 5 0 0 8 12 0 0 0 .164 .270 .309 .579
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Pablo Sandoval
3-Year Averages MAJ   122 496 449 55 130 44 26 2 16 70 1 1 39 67 0 6 2 .290 .345 .463 .808
Career  (View All) MAJ   726 2958 2682 338 791 276 168 16 92 394 11 12 228 391 1 34 13 .295 .349 .472 .821

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Pablo Sandoval Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr. 15 LAD 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .164 .270 .309 .579
Apr. 13 Col 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .180 .281 .340 .621
Apr. 12 Col 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .152 .264 .261 .525
Apr. 11 Col 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 .143 .265 .238 .503
Apr. 10 Ari 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .132 .267 .237 .504
Apr. 9 Ari 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .250 .257 .507
Apr. 8 Ari 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .161 .278 .290 .568
Apr. 6 @LAD 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .148 .281 .296 .577
Apr. 5 @LAD 3 1 1 0 0 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .174 .321 .348 .669
Apr. 4 @LAD 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .150 .261 .200 .461
Apr. 3 @Ari 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .188 .278 .250 .528
Apr. 2 @Ari 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .182 .308 .182 .490
Apr. 1 @Ari 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .333 .250 .583
Mar. 31 @Ari 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 .200 .200 .200 .400
Last 7 Days 28 4 5 1 0 1 1 3 6 0 0 0 0 2 .179 .258 .321 .579
Last 14 Days 55 8 9 2 0 2 5 8 12 0 0 0 0 3 .164 .270 .309 .579
Last 30 Days 55 8 9 2 0 2 5 8 12 0 0 0 0 3 .164 .270 .309 .579

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Pablo Sandoval: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 14
2013 137 1
2012 3 102 2
2011 6 106 1
2010 11 143
2009 3 26 120 2

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Pablo Sandoval Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013148151150.270.345.686
2012127162160.299.409.745
20119612360.281.427.723

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20133773713640.281.446.786
20122694310471.275.465.809
20113304320652.324.588.961

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013257286350.272.405.754
2012179257311.302.503.874
2011210247290.310.476.817

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013268248440.284.429.761
2012217345320.267.401.718
20112163116412.319.625.997
Pablo Sandoval Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2006 19 A A 460 438 4.8% 16.1% 0.30 83% .317 .057
2007 20 A San 417 401 3.8% 12.5% 0.31 87% .308 .189
2008 21 A San 298 273 7.7% 13.1% 0.59 86% .387 .238
2008 21 AA CON 184 175 4.3% 10.9% 0.40 89% .347 .212
2008 21 MAJ SFO 154 145 2.6% 9.1% 0.29 90% .367 .145
2009 22 MAJ SFO 633 572 8.2% 13.1% 0.63 85% .353 .226
2010 23 MAJ SFO 616 563 7.6% 13.1% 0.58 86% .294 .141
2011 24 A+ San 3 3 0% 33.3% 0.00 67% .000 .000
2011 24 AAA Fre 22 18 9.1% 0% 0.00 100% .188 .333
2011 24 MAJ SF 466 426 6.9% 13.5% 0.51 85% .326 .237
2012 25 A+ San 23 22 4.3% 21.7% 0.20 77% .313 .227
2012 25 AAA Fre 12 11 8.3% 0% 0.00 100% .111 .636
2012 25 MAJ SF 442 396 8.6% 13.3% 0.64 85% .308 .164
2013 26 A+ San 6 6 0% 0% 0.00 100% .500 1.000
2013 26 MAJ SF 584 525 8% 13.5% 0.59 85% .306 .139
2014 27 MAJ SF 63 55 12.7% 19% 0.67 78% .171 .145
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3-Year Averages MAJ   496 449 7.9% 13.5% 0.58 85% .311 .173
Career MAJ   2958 2682 7.7% 13.2% 0.58 85% .318 .177

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2014 Stat Review for Pablo Sandoval    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.164 AVG
TERRIBLE
78% Contact Rate
WEAK
.171 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.309 SLG
TERRIBLE
.145 ISO
WEAK
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.67 BB/K
GREAT
12.7% BB Rate
ELITE
19.0% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

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.579 OPS
TERRIBLE
.270 OBP
TERRIBLE

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Best Matchups for Pablo Sandoval (by OPS, min 7 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Kris Medlen ATL 7 4 2 3 1 0 0 .571 1.714 2.339
Ricky Nolasco MIN 18 9 3 6 2 1 0 .500 1.222 1.772
Mike Leake CIN 14 8 2 3 1 1 0 .571 1.143 1.743
Dan Hudson AZ 14 6 3 7 4 3 2 .429 1.143 1.698
Johan Santana BAL 12 7 1 3 2 1 0 .583 1.083 1.683
A.J. Burnett PHI 7 3 1 4 0 0 0 .429 1.143 1.571
Hiroki Kuroda NY-A 17 9 2 4 0 1 0 .529 1.059 1.559
Edwin Jackson CHI-N 13 7 1 5 1 1 0 .538 .923 1.456
J.J. Putz AZ 7 3 1 3 0 1 0 .429 1.000 1.429
Eric Stults SD 22 12 0 4 3 1 1 .545 .773 1.373

Worst Matchups for Pablo Sandoval (by OPS, min 7 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Alex White HOU 7 1 0 0 0 1 0 .143 .143 .286
Gio Gonzalez WAS 10 1 0 1 1 0 0 .100 .100 .282
Cliff Lee PHI 15 2 0 0 0 4 0 .133 .133 .267
Stephen Fife LA 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .125 .250
Bobby Parnell NY-N 8 1 0 1 0 2 0 .125 .125 .250
Josh Johnson SD 9 1 0 0 0 1 0 .111 .111 .222
Ronald Belisario CHI-A 13 1 0 1 1 2 0 .077 .077 .210
Brandon McCarthy AZ 9 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Anthony Bass HOU 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Mike Minor ATL 8 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000

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Pablo Sandoval: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Sandoval went yard for the first time in 2014, smacking a three-run shot in Saturday's win over the Dodgers.

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Sandoval (hand laceration) went 1-for-4 in Friday's exhibition against the A's.

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Sandoval suffered a cut on his hand during Tuesday's exhibition game and won't be in the lineup Wednesday, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Sandoval is hitting .325 (13-for-40) with 10 RBI and two home runs in spring games.

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Sandoval, who lost an undisclosed amount of weight this offseason, asked his winter league team to let him play third base rather than DH and found that he had improved range, Andrew Baggarly of CSN Bay Area reports.

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Sandoval (undisclosed) is back in the lineup Sunday for his Venezuelan league team, Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com reports.

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Sandoval left a Venezuelan league playoff game Saturday with an apparent injury, CSNBayArea.com reports.

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Sandoval reportedly lost 42 pounds this offseason, CSN Bay Area reports.

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Sandoval (flu) is back in the lineup Friday against the Padres.

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Sandoval has been scratched from Thursday's lineup with the flu, the San Francisco Chronicle's Henry Schulman reports.

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2014

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2013

Sandoval dealt with injuries once again in 2012, and his overall season was not as strong because of the decline in his HR/FB rate from 16.0 to 9.5 percent. His overall wOBA was down to .338 due to his drop in power, and not because of his actual OBP that held steady at .342. Sandoval's overall average dropped to .283 because of a 20-point decrease in his BABIP, which was affected by a career-high 15.1 percent infield flyball rate. If Sandoval can keep away from another hamate fracture in 2013, expect 18-21 home runs with a slash line closer to his career rates (.301/.353/.490).

2012

Sandoval showed up last year in shape and about 40 pounds thinner than the previous season, and the hard work paid off, as he finished with a .315/.357/.552 line. He hit 23 homers with 70 RBI over just 426 at-bats while playing in a park that graded as the toughest to hit in baseball. Sandoval's approach at the plate remained the same, as he swung at the greatest percentage of pitches outside the strike zone among all hitters in baseball. He missed about six weeks with a broken hand, but the injury didn't sap his power after he returned. Sandoval later suffered a shoulder injury that limited him, as the switch-hitter wasn't even able to swing right-handed at the end of the season. The injury didn't require offseason surgery, but the key will be what shape he shows up in, as Sandoval regained all the weight he lost over the course of the 2011 season. Sandoval is still just 25 years old and has transformed himself into one of the best defensive third basemen in the league, so he's an elite talent at a position that's typically thin in fantasy leagues.

2011

After hitting .330 with 25 homers and 90 RBI in 2009, Sandoval's numbers dropped precipitously last year, as he hit just .268 with 13 homers and 63 RBI, becoming one of the biggest busts in fantasy baseball. He saw his OPS drop by more than 200 points and ended the year as a bench player on a team that struggled with offense. Weight was a problem, as was his hit rate, as his BABIP fell to .294 after finishing above .350 during each of his first two years in the league. Sandoval swung at a greater percentage of pitches than any hitter in the National League, as plate discipline is his biggest issue. He reportedly had already lost 15 pounds just six weeks into the offseason, and the hope is he'll take that aspect more seriously after losing his starting job. Sandoval is a wild card entering 2011, but he's one season removed from posting a .943 OPS as a 23-year-old, and with no current alternatives on the roster, the Giants will give him every opportunity to regain the starting job at third base. He's a fine buy-low target in fantasy leagues.

2010

With such a low walk rate and the propensity to swing at any pitch within three feet of the strike zone, Sandoval entered 2009 with legitimate concerns of whether he could maintain such a high batting average. After hitting .330 over 572 at-bats, most of those worries have been eased. Sandoval took 28 walks over the seasonís final two months, so while he still swings at too many pitches outside the strike zone, his plate discipline is improving, which is encouraging news going forward. AT&T Park suppresses some of his power, but he still managed 25 homers and 90 RBI as a 23-year-old last season. Sandoval no longer qualifies at catcher in fantasy leagues, but he should qualify at third base and first base in most leagues. While he didn't embarrass himself while learning to play third base last year, he'll likely move to first base after the Giants signed Mark DeRosa. He underwent a rigorous offseason workout program and completely changed his diet, so "Kung Fu Panda" should be primed for a monstrous 2010 campaign.

2009

Sandoval was a pleasant surprise in 2008, hitting .345 in 41 games after getting called up from the minors. He walked just four times over 145 at-bats, so that high batting average is definitely unsustainable moving forward. Still, he's a solid prospect and has been penciled in as either the team's starter at first or third base next season. Since he should qualify at catcher in most fantasy leagues, Sandoval is an intriguing option later in drafts.

2008

A 21-year-old third baseman, Sandoval posted a line of .287/.312/.476 during 401 at-bats at High-A San Jose last year. He's exhibited some pretty good power potential, but improved plat discipline is needed. He's a long time away from reaching the majors.