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Pablo Sandoval

29-Year-Old Third Baseman – Boston Red Sox

2015 Stats

AVG

.245

HR

10

RBI

47

R

43

SB

0

2016 RotoWire Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

When a team, say San Francisco, is winning the World Series, the heavy guy at third base is a quirky element. When a team, say Boston, is in last place and heading nowhere, the heavy guy at third base...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: B   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 255   DOB: 8/11/1986   BORN: Puerto Cabello, Venezuela   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Pablo Sandoval Contract Information:

Signed with the Red Sox in November of 2014. It's a five-year deal worth nearly $100 million.

January 21, 2016  –  Pablo Sandoval News

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Sandoval has lost 20-22 pounds this winter, according to manager John Farrell, Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal reports.

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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 157 638 588 68 164 45 26 3 16 73 0 0 39 85 0 7 4 .279 .324 .415 .739
2015 28 MAJ BOS 126 505 470 43 115 36 25 1 10 47 0 0 25 73 1 2 7 .245 .292 .366 .658
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3-Year Averages     141 574 527 54 141 41 26 2 13 66 0 0 37 79 0 5 5 .268 .319 .398 .717
Career  (View All)     995 4,038 3,685 441 1,061 353 217 20 116 509 11 12 284 537 2 43 24 .288 .339 .452 .791

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Pablo Sandoval Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Oct. 4 @Cle Did not play.
Oct. 3 @Cle Did not play.
Oct. 2 @Cle Did not play.
Oct. 1 @NYY Did not play.
Sep. 30 @NYY Did not play.
Sep. 29 @NYY Did not play.
Sep. 28 @NYY Did not play.
Sep. 27 Bal Did not play.
Sep. 26 Bal Did not play.
Sep. 25 Bal Did not play.
Sep. 24 TB Did not play.
Sep. 23 TB Did not play.
Sep. 22 TB Did not play.
Sep. 21 TB Did not play.
Sep. 20 @Tor 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .292 .366 .658
Sep. 19 @Tor Did not play.
Sep. 18 @Tor Did not play.
Sep. 16 @Bal 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .294 .369 .663
Sep. 15 @Bal 5 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .294 .371 .665
Sep. 14 @Bal 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .293 .371 .664
Sep. 13 @TB Did not play.
Sep. 12 @TB 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .294 .372 .666
Sep. 11 @TB 5 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .249 .297 .376 .673
Sep. 9 Tor 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .296 .376 .672
Sep. 8 Tor 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .295 .376 .671
Sep. 7 Tor 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .247 .296 .375 .671
Sep. 6 Phi Did not play.
Sep. 5 Phi Did not play.
Sep. 4 Phi Did not play.
Sep. 2 NYY 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 .247 .294 .376 .670
Last 7 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Days 40 2 8 1 0 0 4 1 5 0 0 1 1 0 .200 .233 .225 .458

Pablo Sandoval: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 123
2014 151 3
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
201514730110.197.231.465
2014191205190.199.319.563
2013148151150.270.345.686

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20153234010360.266.427.744
20143974811540.317.461.824
20133773713640.281.446.786

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015215224260.288.428.758
2014287379370.293.432.774
2013257286350.272.405.754

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015255216210.208.314.573
2014301317360.266.399.706
2013268248440.284.429.761
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 638 588 6.1% 13.3% 0.46 86% .304 .136
2015 28 MAJ BOS 505 470 5% 14.5% 0.34 84% .271 .121
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3-Year Averages     574 527 6.4% 13.8% 0.47 85% .294 .130
Career     4,038 3,685 7% 13.3% 0.53 85% .312 .164

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2015 Stat Review for Pablo Sandoval    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

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.245 AVG
WEAK
84% Contact Rate
GOOD
.271 BABIP
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Power

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.366 SLG
POOR
.121 ISO
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Plate Discipline

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0.34 BB/K
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5.0% BB Rate
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14.5% K Rate
GOOD
OPS/OBP

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.658 OPS
POOR
.292 OBP
POOR

2016 Projected Stats Breakdown for Pablo Sandoval

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

Sandoval (pneumonia) has been able to participate in full offseason workouts, Sean McAdam of CSN New England reports.

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Sandoval (pneumonia) will not return this season, Mike Silverman of the Boston Herald reports.

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Sandoval has been diagnosed with pneumonia, and his status for the rest of the season is uncertain, Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald reports.

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Sandoval (illness) is out of Wednesday's lineup against the Rays, Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports.

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Sandoval is expected to miss a few days with a "significant upper respiratory infection," according to interim manager Torey Lovullo, Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports.

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Sandoval is not in the lineup Tuesday, Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports.

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Sandoval is battling an illness, Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal reports.

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Sandoval is not in the lineup Monday against the Rays, Gordon Edes of ESPN Boston reports.

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Sandoval (illness) is back in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Blue Jays.

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2015

Postseason heroics plus a new team? Beware the draft-day inflation with this one. Sandoval played in more than 150 games in 2014 for just the first time in the last four seasons, and hit .279/.324/.415. It marked the fourth consecutive season in which his slugging percentage declined, and a big reason for that was his struggles against lefties. Normally not someone with splits issues, Sandoval hit .199/.244/.319 against lefties last season. The move from San Francisco to a more hitter-friendly park in Boston should help, but prospective owners need to remember Sandoval is a relatively large player who has had issues staying healthy. He will have the hype machine behind him after the monster postseason, but do not overlook the risk. Fantasy owners should not overpay for these skills.

2014

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 RBI, a 115 wRC+, and a .278/.341/.417 line. Weight was an issue for Sandoval, as he entered spring training overweight yet again. Despite the weight issues, he still managed to produce, but that may not be the case down the road. He should be motivated to get into playing shape this upcoming season, considering 2014 will be a contract year for the switch-hitting third baseman. All of Sandoval's peripherals were right in line with his career averages, so it would be safe to assume similar production in 2014 as long as he stays healthy and in shape.

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.