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Tony Sanchez

26-Year-Old Catcher – Pittsburgh Pirates

2014 Stats

AVG

.278

HR

2

RBI

12

R

3

SB

0

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Four seasons after being taken by the Bucs with the fourth overall pick in 2009, Sanchez made his major league debut. He served as Francisco Liriano's personal catcher for a short while, but finished ...

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 225   DOB: 5/20/1988   BORN: Miami, FL   COLLEGE: Boston College   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed with the Pirates in June 2009.

May 23, 2014  –  Tony Sanchez News

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Tony Sanchez 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
2009 21 A STA 4 14 13 2 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 .308 .357 .385 .742
2009 21 A WES 41 180 155 29 49 23 15 1 7 46 1 0 21 34 0 4 0 .316 .415 .561 .976
2009 21 A LYN 3 11 10 2 2 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 .200 .385 .400 .785
2010 22 A+ BRA 59 250 207 31 65 21 17 0 4 35 1 1 28 41 0 4 11 .314 .416 .454 .870
2011 23 AA ALT 118 469 402 46 97 20 14 1 5 44 5 5 47 76 4 2 14 .241 .340 .318 .658
2012 24 AA ALT 40 162 141 22 39 15 14 1 0 17 1 1 18 33 0 0 3 .277 .370 .390 .760
2012 24 AAA IND 62 236 206 21 48 20 12 0 8 26 0 0 23 46 2 2 3 .233 .316 .408 .724
2013 25 AA ALT 4 17 17 2 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 .176 .176 .235 .411
2013 25 AAA IND 76 296 260 35 75 36 26 0 10 42 0 0 28 60 0 2 6 .288 .368 .504 .872
2013 25 MAJ PIT 22 66 60 9 14 6 4 0 2 5 0 0 3 14 0 1 2 .233 .288 .400 .688
2014 26 AAA IND 57 218 182 19 40 23 15 0 8 34 0 0 29 50 1 2 4 .220 .336 .434 .770
2014 26 MAJ PIT 21 76 72 3 20 3 1 0 2 12 0 0 3 26 0 0 1 .278 .316 .375 .691
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3-Year Averages     22 66 60 9 14 6 4 0 2 5 0 0 3 14 0 1 2 .233 .288 .400 .688

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Games By Position     ▼ Batter Vs. Pitcher

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Tony Sanchez 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
Jul. 30 @SF Did not play.
Jul. 29 @SF Did not play.
Jul. 28 @SF Did not play.
Jul. 27 @Col Did not play.
Jul. 26 @Col Did not play.
Jul. 25 @Col Did not play.
Jul. 23 LAD Did not play.
Jul. 22 LAD Did not play.
Jul. 21 LAD Did not play.
Jul. 20 Col Did not play.
Jul. 19 Col Did not play.
Jul. 18 Col Did not play.
Jul. 13 @Cin Did not play.
Jul. 12 @Cin Did not play.
Jul. 11 @Cin Did not play.
Jul. 10 @StL Did not play.
Jul. 9 @StL Did not play.
Jul. 8 @StL Did not play.
Jul. 7 @StL Did not play.
Jul. 6 Phi Did not play.
Jul. 5 Phi Did not play.
Jul. 4 Phi Did not play.
Jul. 3 Ari Did not play.
Jul. 2 Ari Did not play.
Jul. 1 Ari Did not play.
Jun. 29 NYM Did not play.
Jun. 28 NYM Did not play.
Jun. 27 NYM Did not play.
Jun. 26 NYM Did not play.
Jun. 25 @TB Did not play.
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 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000

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Tony Sanchez: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 19 1
2013 16 2

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Tony Sanchez Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014100000.100.100.200
2013173110.235.529.765

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20146232120.306.419.768
2013436140.233.349.655

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014361070.306.333.708
2013243120.208.375.634

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014362250.250.417.667
2013366130.250.417.724
Tony Sanchez Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2009 21 A STA 14 13 7.1% 14.3% 0.50 85% .364 .077
2009 21 A WES 180 155 11.7% 18.9% 0.62 78% .368 .245
2009 21 A LYN 11 10 9.1% 36.4% 0.25 60% .333 .200
2010 22 A+ BRA 250 207 11.2% 16.4% 0.68 80% .377 .140
2011 23 AA ALT 469 402 10% 16.2% 0.62 81% .287 .077
2012 24 AA ALT 162 141 11.1% 20.4% 0.55 77% .361 .113
2012 24 AAA IND 236 206 9.7% 19.5% 0.50 78% .263 .175
2013 25 AA ALT 17 17 0% 17.6% 0.00 82% .214 .059
2013 25 AAA IND 296 260 9.5% 20.3% 0.47 77% .342 .216
2013 25 MAJ PIT 66 60 4.5% 21.2% 0.21 77% .273 .167
2014 26 AAA IND 218 182 13.3% 22.9% 0.58 73% .258 .214
2014 26 MAJ PIT 76 72 3.9% 34.2% 0.12 64% .409 .097
Rest Of Season     Subscribe now to see our Rest Of Season projections for Tony Sanchez
3-Year Averages     66 60 4.5% 21.2% 0.21 77% .273 .167

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats      ▲ Games By Position

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2014 Stat Review for Tony Sanchez    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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.278 AVG
GOOD
64% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.409 BABIP
HIGH
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.375 SLG
WEAK
.097 ISO
POOR
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.12 BB/K
TERRIBLE
3.9% BB Rate
TERRIBLE
34.2% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.691 OPS
WEAK
.316 OBP
WEAK

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

Sanchez will likely be optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis once relief pitcher Jason Grilli (oblique) -- who is targeting Saturday -- returns from the disabled list, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review's Rob Biertempfel reports.

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Sanchez belted his first homer of the year -- a two-run, opposite-field shot -- in a 4-3 loss to Milwaukee on Thursday afternoon.

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Sanchez went 2-for-4 against Toronto on Friday and is hitting .303 (10-for-33).

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Sanchez was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis on Saturday.

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Sanchez was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis on Saturday, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Sanchez will start behind the plate Wednesday against the Reds.

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The Pirates could send Sanchez back to Triple-A within the next week or two when Chris Stewart (knee) completes his rehab stint.

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Sanchez is all but assured of making Pittsburgh's Opening Day roster as Russell Martin's backup with Chris Stewart (knee) sidelined, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. "If it's going to be a short-term loss, Tony's going to be the guy, absolutely," Pirates GM Neal Huntington said of Sanchez with Stewart out. "We're completely comfortable with our depth right now."

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Sanchez inched closer to the majors in 2012, getting his first taste of Triple-A action. He hit .233/.316/.408 with eight homers in 206 at-bats for Indianapolis after starting the year at Double-A. The first-round draft choice batted .277 in 141 Double-A at-bats before gaining a promotion. His defense plays well enough -- he threw out 31 percent of Triple-A baserunners -- that the Pirates might give him his first big-league shot as a backup in 2013. Somewhat surprisingly, they didn't give him that chance last September. Injuries have handicapped Sanchez's progress through the minors, and the addition of Russell Martin will limit his upside to that of a backup over the next two seasons.

2012

Sanchez went from a franchise catching prospect to bust in the span of a year. Mostly likely he fits somewhere in between. Sanchez questioned Double-A umpiring early in the 2011 season and actually was encouraged to quit Tweeting because of the controversy. He hit .241/.340/.318 with just five homers in 402 at-bats after missing most of 2010 with a broken jaw. The 2009 fourth overall pick will get another crack at Double-A in 2012. It wouldn't be surprising to see him overcome his mediocre 2011 and push his way back into the organization's major league picture. Catchers sometimes take more time to develop than others and the Pirates are certainly hoping that is the case with Sanchez.

2011

Sanchez got hit in the head twice by pitches last season, breaking his jaw the second time. The 2009 first-round draft pick came back in time for the Arizona Fall League and hit four homers in 68 at-bats. His composite line of .206/.289/.397 must be tempered by the fact that he was just happy to be back playing after a rough five months. The 22-year-old right-handed hitting catcher is the heir apparent backstop to Chris Snyder in 2012. He's known more for his defense, such as framing pitches, but he's strung together decent offensive numbers (.312/.413/.494) in parts of two minor league seasons and 385 at-bats from rookie ball to High-A. The Pirates project Sanchez to get upwards of a full season in at Double-A, health permitting. Sanchez is the only decent catching prospect in the Pittsburgh organization and has a chance to hit somewhere around .280 with 20 homers and 80 RBI in the majors down the road.

2010

Sanchez was thought to be a nearly universal reach when the Pirates took him fourth overall in the 2009 draft. A defensive whiz known for his framing of pitches, Sanchez surprised onlookers with a .316/.415/.561 line at Low-A before spending the end of the year (three games) at High-A. The Pittsburgh organization will be happy if he matures into a .270 or .280 hitter with some pop, but his bread and butter will be his advanced defensive skills. At 21, Sanchez is seen as the long-term replacement for Ryan Doumit. He probably won't play for the Bucs in 2010 -- given the team's financial frugality -- but he is on the fast track.