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Tony Sanchez

29-Year-Old Catcher – Atlanta Braves

2017 Stats

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2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

The 2009 first-round pick was picked up by the Giants after being released by the Blue Jays midseason. His poor play in the Blue Jays system (.201/.292/.309) continued with Triple-A Sacramento (.200/....

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 213   DOB: 5/20/1988   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Tony Sanchez Contract Information:

Signed a minor league contract with the Angels in December of 2016.

September 25, 2017  –  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 81 313 268 30 63 28 17 0 11 45 0 0 38 76 1 2 4 .235 .337 .422 .759
2014 26 MAJ PIT 26 80 75 3 20 3 1 0 2 13 0 0 3 28 0 1 1 .267 .300 .360 .660
2015 27 AAA IND 94 371 313 38 74 25 20 2 3 47 4 3 45 65 0 5 8 .236 .342 .342 .684
2015 27 MAJ PIT 3 9 8 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 .375 .444 .375 .819
2016 28 AAA SAC 16 60 50 6 10 3 1 0 2 5 0 0 8 12 0 1 1 .200 .317 .340 .657
2016 28 AAA BUF 45 168 149 19 30 10 7 0 3 10 0 0 17 31 0 0 2 .201 .292 .309 .601
2017 29 AAA SAL 70 284 243 33 66 17 13 0 4 40 1 3 29 61 5 3 4 .272 .355 .374 .729
2017 29 MAJ ATL 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
3-Year Averages     14 43 41 2 11 1 0 0 1 6 0 0 2 15 0 0 0 .268 .302 .341 .644
Career  (View All)     52 156 144 14 37 9 5 0 4 18 0 0 7 46 0 2 3 .257 .301 .375 .676

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

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Tony Sanchez Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Games 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. 1 @Mia Did not play.
Sep. 30 @Mia Did not play.
Sep. 29 @Mia Did not play.
Sep. 28 @Mia Did not play.
Sep. 27 @NYM Did not play.
Sep. 26 @NYM Did not play.
Sep. 25 @NYM Did not play.
Sep. 25 @NYM Did not play.
Sep. 24 Phi Did not play.
Sep. 23 Phi Did not play.
Sep. 22 Phi Did not play.
Sep. 21 Was Did not play.
Sep. 20 Was Did not play.
Sep. 19 Was Did not play.
Sep. 17 NYM Did not play.
Sep. 16 NYM Did not play.
Sep. 15 NYM Did not play.
Sep. 14 @Was Did not play.
Sep. 13 @Was Did not play.
Sep. 12 @Was Did not play.
Sep. 10 Mia Did not play.
Sep. 9 Mia Did not play.
Sep. 8 Mia Did not play.
Sep. 7 Mia Did not play.
Sep. 6 Tex Did not play.
Sep. 6 Tex Did not play.
Sep. 4 Tex Did not play.
Sep. 3 @ChC Did not play.
Sep. 2 @ChC 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Sep. 1 @ChC Did not play.
Last 7 Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Games 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000

Tony Sanchez: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017
2015 2
2014 20 1
2013 16 2

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Tony Sanchez: Minor League Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 70

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Tony Sanchez Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201510000.000.000.000

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201710000.000.000.000
201572000.429.429.929

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201710000.000.000.000
201582000.375.375.819
Tony Sanchez vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

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% .356 .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% .367 .140
2011 23 AA ALT 469 402 10% 16.2% 0.62 81% .285 .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% .260 .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% .339 .216
2013 25 MAJ PIT 66 60 4.5% 21.2% 0.21 77% .267 .167
2014 26 AAA IND 313 268 12.1% 24.3% 0.50 72% .284 .187
2014 26 MAJ PIT 80 75 3.8% 35% 0.11 63% .391 .093
2015 27 AAA IND 371 313 12.1% 17.5% 0.69 79% .284 .106
2015 27 MAJ PIT 9 8 11.1% 33.3% 0.33 63% .600 .000
2016 28 AAA SAC 60 50 13.3% 20% 0.67 76% .216 .140
2016 28 AAA BUF 168 149 10.1% 18.5% 0.55 79% .235 .108
2017 29 AAA SAL 284 243 10.2% 21.5% 0.48 75% .343 .102
2017 29 MAJ ATL 1 1 0% 100% 0.00 0% .000 .000
3-Year Averages     43 41 4.7% 34.9% 0.13 63% .400 .073
Career     156 144 4.5% 29.5% 0.15 68% .344 .118

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Tony Sanchez Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 C 17.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2017 Stat Review for Tony Sanchez    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.00 BB/K
TERRIBLE
0.0% BB Rate
TERRIBLE
100.0% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.000 OPS
TERRIBLE
.000 OBP
TERRIBLE
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.000 AVG
TERRIBLE
.000 BABIP
LOW
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.000 SLG
TERRIBLE
.000 ISO
TERRIBLE

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

Sanchez was promoted to the big leagues prior to Friday's game against the Cubs, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

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Sanchez was traded to the Braves on Thursday, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.

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Sanchez signed a minor league deal with the Angels on Friday, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports.

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Sanchez was outrighted to Triple-A Sacramento on Thursday, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Sanchez was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento on Tuesday, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Sanchez signed a minor league contract with the Giants, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports.

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Sanchez signed a minor league deal with the Blue Jays on Friday, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Sanchez was unconditionally released by the Pirates on Wednesday, the Pittsburgh Tribune's Rob Biertempfel reports.

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Sanchez was designated for assignment on Wednesday.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

The fourth overall pick in 2009 teased fantasy owners with his hitting ability in past years, but he took another step back in 2015. Defense had been his weakness, but Sanchez underwhelmed at the dish with Triple-A Indianapolis in 2015 as the power was virtually non-existent. Sanchez belted double-digit homers in three straight minor league campaigns from 2012-2014, but has struggled to find consistency, and his situation is unsettled entering the spring with the Pirates designating him for assignment in January.

2015

Sanchez suffers from a severe case of the yips and has trouble throwing to any of the bases -- not a good future predictor for a catcher. In addition, he threw out just eight of 63 baserunners at Triple-A in 2014. As a result, the Pirates are considering him as a potential platoon partner at first baseball in addition to his duties behind the plate. The Bucs aren't particularly enamored with his bat -- he hit .225/.337/.422 in with 11 homers in 313 plate appearances with Indianapolis -- but have few viable right-handed hitting options. His bat plays better as a catcher than as a first baseman, but the team may be forced to give him a look at first.

2014

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 with only 66 ABs in his rookie season. The Boston College product perhaps fell out of favor with the team the last couple years before stringing together a solid .288/.368/.504 line with 10 homers and 42 RBI in 260 Triple-A at-bats last summer. Although he's blocked by Russell Martin behind the plate for 2014, he could move into the starter's role the following season or if injuries strike this summer. Pittsburgh selected catching prospect Reese McGuire in the first round of the 2013 draft, giving Sanchez a finite window to prove his major-league value.

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.