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Jonathan Sanchez

31-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 198   DOB: 11/19/1982   BORN: Mayaguez, Puerto Rico   COLLEGE: Ohio Dominican   DRAFTED: 27th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Released by the Cubs in July 2014.

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Sanchez was released by the Cubs on Friday, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Jonathan Sanchez Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2006 23 AA CON 13 3 0 31.3 14 4 0 46 9 2 1 2 1.15 0.73
2006 23 AAA FRE 6 6 0 23.7 13 10 1 28 13 2 2 0 3.80 1.10
2006 23 MAJ SFO 27 4 0 40.0 39 22 2 33 23 3 1 0 4.95 1.55
2007 24 A SAN 2 2 0 3.0 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 0.00 0.33
2007 24 AAA FRE 6 3 0 20.7 15 5 0 27 8 0 0 0 2.18 1.11
2007 24 MAJ SFO 33 4 0 52.0 57 34 8 62 28 1 5 0 5.88 1.63
2008 25 MAJ SFO 30 29 0 158.0 154 88 14 157 75 9 12 0 5.01 1.45
2009 26 MAJ SFO 32 29 1 163.3 135 77 19 177 88 8 12 0 4.24 1.37
2010 27 MAJ SF 34 33 0 193.3 142 66 21 205 96 13 9 0 0 1 3.07 1.23
2011 28 A+ SAN 2 1 0 2.2 6 6 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 20.25 3.64
2011 28 AAA FRE 2 2 0 11.0 10 4 1 13 5 1 0 0 0 0 3.27 1.36
2011 28 MAJ SF 19 19 0 101.3 80 48 9 102 66 4 7 0 0 0 4.26 1.44
2012 29 AAA OMA 3 3 0 13.1 14 10 5 13 7 1 1 0 0 0 6.75 1.60
2012 29 MAJ KC 12 12 0 53.3 65 46 8 36 44 1 6 0 0 0 7.76 2.04
2012 29 MAJ COL 3 3 0 11.3 17 12 3 9 9 0 3 0 0 0 9.53 2.29
2012  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ KC/COL 15 15 0 64.7 82 58 11 45 53 1 9 0 0 0 8.07 2.09
2013 30 AAA ALB 14 14 0 66.2 72 38 12 79 42 7 3 0 0 0 5.13 1.72
2013 30 MAJ PIT 5 4 0 13.7 25 18 7 15 8 0 3 0 0 0 11.85 2.41
2014 31 AAA IOW 1 0 0 0.2 1 5 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 67.50 20.00
3-Year Averages     13 12 0 59.9 62 41 9 54 42 1 6 0 0 0 6.16 1.74
Career  (View All)     195 137 1 786.3 714 411 91 796 437 39 58 0 4.70 1.46

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Jonathan Sanchez Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201318416102.375
201284151417322.258

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20135711719425.404
20122433039651359.333

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20133.00005306.002.33
201230.00402024810.202.30

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201310.7030105713.502.44
201234.7150252936.231.90
Jonathan Sanchez Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2006 23 AA CON 13 3 31.3 13.21 2.59 5.11 0.00 82.6% 1.15 1.32 .248
2006 23 AAA FRE 6 6 23.7 10.65 4.94 2.15 0.38 64% 3.80 3.28 .236
2006 23 MAJ SFO 27 4 40.0 7.43 5.18 1.43 0.45 0.71 66.7% 4.95 3.98 .317
2007 24 A SAN 2 2 3.0 15.00 3.00 5.00 0.00 100% 0.00 0.87 .000
2007 24 AAA FRE 6 3 20.7 11.76 3.48 3.38 0.00 78.3% 2.18 1.75 .324
2007 24 MAJ SFO 33 4 52.0 10.73 4.85 2.21 1.38 0.89 66.2% 5.88 4.48 .367
2008 25 MAJ SFO 30 29 158.0 8.94 4.27 2.09 0.80 1.07 65.6% 90.8 MPH 5.01 3.84 .327
2009 26 MAJ SFO 32 29 163.3 9.75 4.85 2.01 1.05 0.93 71.6% 91.7 MPH 4.24 4.22 .290
2010 27 MAJ SF 34 33 193.3 9.54 4.47 2.14 0.98 0.98 79.3% 90.6 MPH 3.07 4.12 .262
2011 28 A+ SAN 2 1 2.2 12.27 8.18 1.50 4.09 28.6% 20.25 9.11 .609
2011 28 AAA FRE 2 2 11.0 10.64 4.09 2.60 0.82 78.6% 3.27 3.38 .333
2011 28 MAJ SF 19 19 101.3 9.06 5.86 1.55 0.80 1.20 71.5% 89.9 MPH 4.26 4.47 .279
2012 29 AAA OMA 3 3 13.1 8.93 4.81 1.86 3.44 68.8% 6.75 8.01 .273
2012 29 MAJ KC 12 12 53.3 6.08 7.43 0.82 1.35 0.99 62.4% 89.0 MPH 7.76 6.56 .333
2012 29 MAJ COL 3 3 11.3 7.15 7.15 1.00 2.38 0.71 60.9% 89.0 MPH 9.53 7.44 .379
2012  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ KC/COL 15 15 64.7 6.26 7.38 0.85 1.53 0.93 62.1% 89.0 MPH 8.07 6.56 .341
2013 30 AAA ALB 14 14 66.2 10.74 5.71 1.88 1.63 74.5% 5.13 5.21 .358
2013 30 MAJ PIT 5 4 13.7 9.88 5.27 1.88 4.61 1.06 57.7% 89.9 MPH 11.85 9.86 .433
2014 31 AAA IOW 1 0 .2 45.00 135.00 0.33 45.00 -33.3% 67.50 118.20 .000
3-Year Averages     13 12 59.9 8.12 6.31 1.29 1.35 66.3% 6.16 5.45 .316
Career     195 137 786.3 9.11 5.00 1.82 1.04 69.8% 4.70 4.40 .305

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2014 Stat Review for Jonathan Sanchez    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2013 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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0.33 K/BB
TERRIBLE
45.00 K/9
ELITE
135.00 BB/9
TERRIBLE
0.0 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
45.0 HR/9
TERRIBLE
0.00 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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67.50 ERA
TERRIBLE
20.00 WHIP
TERRIBLE
118.20 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.000 BABIP
LOW
-33.3% Strand Rate
LOW

Jonathan Sanchez: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Sanchez was assigned to minor league camp Saturday, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

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Sanchez earned his second save of the spring with a scoreless inning against the Giants on Monday.

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Sanchez signed a minor league contract with the Cubs on Wednesday, Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Sanchez is 0-3 with a 6.60 ERA in four starts for Triple-A Albuquerque.

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Sanchez will sign with the Dodgers pending the completion of a physical, ESPN's Pedro Gomez reports.

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Sanchez cleared waivers and has been unconditionally released, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Michael Sanserino reports.

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Sanchez's appeal of his six-game suspension will be heard Friday, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Jeanmar Gomez will replace Sanchez in the rotation beginning Wednesday, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

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Sanchez, who currently appealing his six-game suspension from MLB for hitting Allen Craig with a pitch on Friday, may be losing his hold on a rotation spot, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

In what was one of the more lopsided trades in recent memory, Sanchez opened the season with the Royals after being acquired straight up for Melky Cabrera, an NL MVP candidate until he was suspended for PED use. Meanwhile, Sanchez went 1-6 with a 7.76 ERA over 12 starts before he was designated for assignment. He was then traded to the Rockies and shut down for the season with biceps tendinitis after three more abysmal starts. The primary issue for Sanchez - as usual - was an extreme lack of control, as his 53:45 K:BB rate indicates. Currently a free agent, Sanchez will need to restore his value in the minors by proving he can dramatically cut down on his walks without doing further damage to his K/9 rate. At this point, Sanchez resembles in name only the pitcher that was such an integral part of the Giants' 2010 World Series team.

2012

Sanchez took a step back last year, as he finished with a career-worst 5.86 BB/9IP. His average fastball velocity (89.9 mph) was also a career-low, although not by a significant amount, and his strikeout rate (9.06 K/9IP) remained strong. Sanchez's season ended in the middle of August thanks to an ankle injury, and there were rumblings San Francisco thought he could have pitched later in the year. Possibly as a result, he was traded to Kansas City during the offseason, so he moves to the tougher league and to less of a pitchers' park. Sanchez will be a part of the Royals' rotation, and there's upside with his strikeout ability and that he's still just 29 years old, but his utter lack of control makes him maddeningly inconsistent. All those walks could lead to an ugly ERA now that he's in the American League.

2011

Despite walking the most batters in all of baseball (96) last year, Sanchez finished with a 3.07 ERA and 1.231 WHIP thanks to a fantastic strikeout rate (9.5 K/9IP) that ranked fourth best in the league. He was especially impressive after the All-Star break, posting a 2.61 ERA and 1.159 WHIP with 101 strikeouts over 89.2 innings. Sanchez's fastball averaged a modest 90.6 mph, but thanks to an effortless delivery, it acted as one of the better pitches in baseball. All those walks make Sanchez something of a risk moving forward, and it's tough to rack up wins not pitching deep into games, but the young left-hander's ability to miss bats gives him a ton of potential. He hasn't had any past arm trouble, but Sanchez tired during the team's run in the postseason, and he ended up throwing 50.0 more innings last year compared to 2009, which is at least something to consider. He's a high-risk, high-reward fantasy option.

2010

Sanchez had a 5.30 ERA over the first two months of last season, once again remaining an inconsistent enigma. During his final start before the All-Star break, however, he pitched perhaps the best game of any pitcher in baseball in 2009, a no-hitter with an 11:0 K:BB ratio against the Padres on July 11. In fact, only an error prevented a perfect game. From that point forward, Sanchez had a 3.83 ERA, 1.240 WHIP and a remarkable 10.4 K/9IP strikeout rate. His control actually took a step back in 2009, as his walk rate (4.85 BB/9IP) was among the worst in baseball. If he doesn’t drastically improve in that area moving forward, there’s little doubt he’ll remain frustratingly inconsistent, but if Sanchez improves his control, there’s some serious upside. His fastball velocity is actually modest (averaged 91.7 mph in 2009) for someone with his strikeout ability, but with an effortless delivery and a devastating slider, his ability to miss bats is elite. Sanchez is a possible trade candidate, but he’ll have a spot in a starting rotation either way in 2010.

2009

Sanchez went 9-12 with a 5.01 ERA and 1.45 WHIP during the 2008 season. Sanchez still walks far too many batters, but he racked up 157 strikeouts over 158 innings, revealing plenty of upside. In June, he recorded a 3.10 ERA with a 1.18 WHIP while fanning 39 batters over 40.2 innings. Sanchez wore down badly after that, as arm troubles and a huge increase in workload were factors. He has far more potential than the end line appears, but he's an injury risk and needs to really improve his control. He's something of a sleeper entering 2009, but the Giants may try to trade him for a bat at some point.

2008

The Giants entered 2007 with the goal of not switching Sanchez back and forth between the bullpen and starting rotation. Naturally, the team had him start four games down the stretch after working him in the pen for most of the year. He suffered an oblique injury that ended his season prematurely, but that doesn’t figure to be an issue for 2008. Sanchez has a pretty good fastball and an excellent slider, so if he can continue developing his changeup, he has the potential be a good pitcher. Still, last year’s 5.88 ERA and 1.635 WHIP were hardly impressive, although his 10.7 K/9 reveals upside. The Giants had Sanchez hone his breaking pitches during the offseason, with the idea of grooming him to compete for the team’s fifth starter position during spring. He’s the favorite to win the job.

2007

Sanchez pitched very well out of the pen for San Francisco last year but didn't fare nearly as well in the starting rotation. His 33:23 K:BB overall indicates he may not be ready yet, but his future does look bright. It's possible he opens the year at Triple-A, but he'll be given a chance in the rotation at some point. He's definitely someone to keep your eye on.