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Freddy Sanchez

36-Year-Old Second Baseman – Free Agent

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STATUS:  Out     INJURY TYPE:  Shoulder     EST. RETURN:  7/15/2012
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 10"   WT: 189   DOB: 12/21/1977
BORN: Hollywood, CA   COLLEGE: Oklahoma City  DRAFTED: 11th Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Freddy Sanchez Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $6 million extension in April of 2011 to remain a Giant through 2012.

February 17, 2013  –  Freddy Sanchez News

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Sanchez (shoulder) does not yet intend to retire, CSNBayArea.com reports. "He's not looking to hang 'em up by any means," Sanchez's agent Paul Cobbe said. "He's honest and upfront about where he is and that he'd be a utility guy. But he wants to do that."

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Freddy 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
2004 26 AAA NAS 43 136 121 10 33 9 7 1 1 11 4 1 11 16 2 1 1 .273 .336 .372 .708
2005 27 MAJ PIT 132 492 453 54 132 35 26 4 5 35 2 2 27 36 4 3 5 .291 .336 .400 .736
2006 28 MAJ PIT 157 632 582 85 200 61 53 2 6 85 3 2 31 52 3 9 7 .344 .378 .473 .851
2007 29 AAA IND 1 4 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .500 .750 1.000 1.750
2007 29 MAJ PIT 147 653 602 77 183 57 42 4 11 81 0 1 32 76 2 9 8 .304 .343 .442 .784
2008 30 MAJ PIT 145 608 569 75 154 37 26 2 9 52 0 1 21 63 8 6 4 .271 .298 .371 .669
2009 31 AAA FRE 3 10 9 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .333 .400 .444 .844
2009 31 MAJ SFO 25 107 102 11 29 2 1 0 1 7 0 0 2 16 2 1 0 .284 .295 .324 .619
2009 31 MAJ PIT 86 382 355 45 105 37 28 3 6 34 5 1 20 60 2 3 2 .296 .334 .442 .776
2009  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ SFO/PIT 111 489 457 56 134 39 29 3 7 41 5 1 22 76 4 4 2 .293 .326 .416 .742
2010 32 A+ San 3 13 9 6 6 5 5 0 0 4 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 .667 .769 1.222 1.991
2010 32 AAA Fre 4 13 11 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 0 0 0 .273 .385 .273 .658
2010 32 MAJ SFO 111 479 431 55 126 30 22 1 7 47 3 1 32 68 8 5 3 .292 .342 .397 .739
2011 33 MAJ SF 60 261 239 21 69 19 15 1 3 24 0 1 13 35 5 1 3 .289 .332 .397 .729
2012 34 A+ San 3 10 10 1 4 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .400 .400 .400 .800
3-Year Averages MAJ   60 261 239 21 69 19 15 1 3 24 0 1 13 35 5 1 3 .289 .332 .397 .730
Career  (View All) MAJ   904 3686 3402 434 1012 280 215 17 48 371 13 9 180 420 35 37 32 .297 .335 .413 .748

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Freddy Sanchez: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2011 58
2010 109
2009 110

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Freddy Sanchez Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2011544040.222.333.656

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2011185173200.308.416.751

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20111085070.259.324.646

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2011131163170.313.458.799
Freddy 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
2004 26 AAA NAS 136 121 8.1% 11.8% 0.69 87% .308 .099
2005 27 MAJ PIT 492 453 5.5% 7.3% 0.75 92% .308 .109
2006 28 MAJ PIT 632 582 4.9% 8.2% 0.60 91% .370 .129
2007 29 AAA IND 4 2 50% 0% 0.00 100% .500 .500
2007 29 MAJ PIT 653 602 4.9% 11.6% 0.42 87% .334 .138
2008 30 MAJ PIT 608 569 3.5% 10.4% 0.33 89% .292 .100
2009 31 AAA FRE 10 9 10% 10% 1.00 89% .375 .111
2009 31 MAJ SFO 107 102 1.9% 15% 0.13 84% .329 .040
2009 31 MAJ PIT 382 355 5.2% 15.7% 0.33 83% .343 .146
2009  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ SFO/PIT 489 457 4.5% 15.5% 0.29 83% .340 .123
2010 32 A+ San 13 9 23.1% 0% 0.00 100% .667 .555
2010 32 AAA Fre 13 11 15.4% 23.1% 0.67 73% .375 .000
2010 32 MAJ SFO 479 431 6.7% 14.2% 0.47 84% .334 .105
2011 33 MAJ SF 261 239 5% 13.4% 0.37 85% .328 .108
2012 34 A+ San 10 10 0% 10% 0.00 90% .444 .000
3-Year Averages MAJ   261 239 5% 13.4% 0.37 85% .328 .108
Career MAJ   3686 3402 4.9% 11.4% 0.43 88% .329 .116

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Best Matchups for Freddy Sanchez (by OPS, min 9 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Anibal Sanchez DET 11 4 1 1 1 2 1 .364 .818 1.235
Jorge De La Rosa COL 24 10 2 6 2 4 0 .417 .750 1.212
Matt Cain SF 16 7 0 3 1 3 2 .438 .625 1.096
Matt Belisle COL 28 12 0 3 1 1 1 .429 .607 1.074
Gio Gonzalez WAS 9 4 0 1 0 2 0 .444 .556 1.056
Brett Tomko KC 13 5 1 3 0 1 0 .385 .615 1.000
Gavin Floyd ATL 9 3 1 3 0 2 1 .333 .667 1.000
Clayton Mortensen KC 9 4 0 1 0 1 0 .444 .556 1.000
Wandy Rodriguez PIT 26 10 1 3 3 2 1 .385 .538 .987
CC Sabathia NY-A 9 2 1 1 1 2 0 .222 .667 .967

Worst Matchups for Freddy Sanchez (by OPS, min 9 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Randy Wolf AZ 23 4 0 0 1 6 0 .174 .261 .469
Dan Haren LA 9 2 0 0 0 1 0 .222 .222 .444
Aaron Harang ATL 52 9 1 4 1 12 2 .173 .250 .432
Hiroki Kuroda NY-A 14 3 0 0 0 2 0 .214 .214 .429
Ian Kennedy SD 12 2 0 0 1 4 0 .167 .167 .397
Tim Hudson SF 25 4 0 0 0 3 1 .160 .200 .392
John Lannan NY-N 13 2 0 0 1 1 0 .154 .154 .368
Chris Young SEA 14 2 0 1 0 2 2 .143 .143 .276
Carlos Villanueva CHI-N 14 1 0 2 0 2 0 .071 .143 .214
Mike Pelfrey MIN 9 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000

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

Sanchez (shoulder) was moved to the 60-day disabled list Friday, Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com reports.

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Sanchez (back) underwent back surgery Thursday and is done for the season, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Sanchez remains in Arizona where he is doing some baseball work, but back soreness continues to limit him, CSN Bay Area reports.

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Sanchez's interminable rehab is picking up again, as he's throwing from 105 feet and taking swings off a tee, CSN Bay Area reports.

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Sanchez (back) might take some light swings Tuesday, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Sanchez had another epidural in his back recently, Alex Pavlovic of the Mercury News reports.

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Sanchez (shoulder) hopes to play in an extended spring training game this weekend, the San Jose Mercury News reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Freddy Sanchez.

2013

Sanchez missed the entire 2012 season recovering from a shoulder injury, and then undergoing back surgery in July. Sanchez produced a .289/.332/.397 line with three home runs in 261 plate appearances in 2011, but it is unclear what kind of role he will have in 2013. He heads into the winter as a free agent, and it is unlikely an organization is willing to hand over a starting job to a 35-year-old second baseman with little power who hasn't played in over a year. However, Sanchez has always shown an ability to make contact (11.4 percent career strikeout rate) and has shown in the past the ability to play third base and shortstop. He could find his way on 25-man roster as a utility infielder is a best-case scenario.

2012

Sanchez was having a typical performance of his last year (.289/.332/.397) before suffering yet another shoulder injury while diving for a ball in June, and it cost him the rest of the season, as he continues to battle the same problem year in and year out. He's resumed throwing during the offseason and is expected to be ready for the 2012 season, but Sanchez remains a big injury risk without much upside. Still, he can help out in batting average and will enter the year as San Francisco's starter at second base.

2011

Offseason shoulder surgery delayed the start of Sanchez's 2010 season, and he finished the year batting .292 with seven homers over 431 at-bats. After finding himself in a platoon midway through the season, Sanchez batted .330 the final two months, securing his status as the team's starting second baseman, a role he'll enter 2011 once again occupying. He underwent yet another shoulder surgery during the offseason, though he's fully expected to be ready for Opening Day. Sanchez will have an everyday job and should hit toward the top of the Giants' order, but he's a huge injury risk and lacks the speed and power to be much of a fantasy asset.

2010

Sanchez got off to a terrific start last season, batting .333 over the first two months of the year. Injuries to his shoulder and knee affected his play over the rest of the year, as he was held to just 457 at-bats. His performance really fell off after getting traded to the Giants (6.19 OPS), and Sanchez was eventually shut down in September with a torn meniscus in his left knee. The injury required surgery, but he should enter 2010 at full health. After signing a two-year, $12-million contract during the offseason, Sanchez will remain the Giants' starter at second base. If healthy, he can be a major asset in batting average, but Sanchez offers little power and speed, and with a weak San Francisco lineup suppressing his counting stats, he's hardly a great option in fantasy leagues.

2009

Beset by a host of ailments, Sanchez endured a frustrating 2008 season in which he finished with a mostly hollow .271 average. The Pirates' second baseman put up career lows in OBP (.298) and slugging percentage (.371). Although he refused to blame persistent shoulder pain that prevented him from making relay throws from the outfield, Sanchez was ineffective at the plate -- he batted .226 through the All-Star break. He also complained of a metal shard in one of his eyes that doctors had problems correcting. Following the break, Sanchez offered a glimmer of hope in 2009 by hitting .348 through year's end. Because he really only helps fantasy owners in batting average during a typical season, Sanchez probably shouldn't be looked at as anything more than a lower-round fantasy draft choice. There's some potential value in deeper leagues, by only if he's 100 percent healthy.

2008

The Pirates rewarded Sanchez for winning the National League batting title in 2006 by failing to sign him to a long-term contract and switching him from third base to second. Fortunately for Pittsburgh, the gutsy infielder didn't take things personally. Sanchez went out last year and proved his 2006 campaign was no fluke. It wasn't easy, however, as the second sacker missed most of spring training with a knee sprain and hit .224 in April. Predictably, Sanchez went on a mid-season tear and raised his batting average to as high as .318 in early September. From a fantasy perspective, you could do worse at second base than Sanchez. He managed a surprising 11 home runs while driving in more than 80 runs (81) for the second straight season. Sanchez is still gunning for that big pay day - not that he's motivated by money, but it never hurts.

2007

Not even Joe Randa could stop Freddy Sanchez from leading the National League in batting (.344) last year. Despite hitting .291 for the Pirates in 2005, the team decided that Randa would provide more power from the third base spot and signed him to a one-year, $4 million deal to start in front of Sanchez. The 36-year-old Randa couldn't stay healthy, however, and forced Pittsburgh to play Sanchez. The rest is history, as they say, and Sanchez went on to have a storybook season in which he played shortstop in the All-Star game at PNC Park. He should hit about .300 again in 2007, but let's face it -- Sanchez is a one category player. He totaled just six home runs and stole three bases. Sanchez's versatilly may be his biggest asset -- he qualifies not only at third base with 99 games, but also at second base (23) and shortstop (28).

2006

Sanchez overcame a history of injuries to put together a strong first season at the major-league level in 2005. He didn't hit for power (five homers in 453 at-bats), but finished with a .291 batting average. Starting at third base for most of September and October, Sanchez hit .328 with four homers and 16 RBI. With the addition of Joe Randa at third base, Sanchez will serve primarily as a utility infielder to start the year.

2005

After missing more than three months last year while recovering from right ankle surgery, the 26-year-old Sanchez was sent to the Arizona Fall League to get some much-needed playing time. Sanchez boosted his stock within the organization with a strong showing and could compete with Jose Castillo for the starting second base job in spring training. In any case, with veteran backup infielder Abraham Nunez gone, Sanchez has a good chance to head north as a utility player and possibly more if he looks good this spring.

2004

Sanchez, who can play second or short, was batting .341 in Triple-A when Pittsburgh obtained him from Boston last July. Foot issues ended his campaign prematurely, but after minor offseason surgery, the Hollywood-born infielder is poised to make a run at the Pirates' second base job. Second is a pretty thin position in fantasy-land, so he's not a bad sleeper candidate if he can win the job outright over Bobby Hill.

2003

Sanchez, 25, will get a full season at Triple-A Pawtucket in 2003 now that Boston acquired Todd Walker to play second. Sanchez started at Double-A Trenton and was promoted after hitting .328 (.403 OBP) in 311 at-bats with 19 steals. Keep an eye on him in the minors with an eye toward the second base job in 2004.