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Anibal Sanchez

30-Year-Old Pitcher – Detroit Tigers

2014 Stats

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7-5

ERA

3.57

WHIP

1.10

K

87

SV

0

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Sanchez took the step from mid-rotation starter to ace in 2013. He posted career-high marks in nearly every category, including wins (14), ERA (2.57), WHIP (1.15) and strikeouts (202). He missed a cou...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 207   DOB: 2/27/1984   BORN: Maracay, Venezuela   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Anibal Sanchez Contract Information:

Signed a five-year, $80 million contract with the Tigers in December 2012.

July 29, 2014  –  Anibal Sanchez News

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Sanchez lost to the White Sox on Tuesday, giving up five runs (four earned) on six hits in 6.1 innings. He also walked two and fanned six.

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Anibal 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
2004 20 A LOW 15 15 0 76.3 43 15 3 101 29 3 4 0 1.77 0.94
2005 21 A WIL 14 14 0 78.2 53 21 7 95 24 6 1 0 2.40 0.98
2005 21 AA POR 11 11 0 57.3 53 22 5 63 16 3 5 0 3.45 1.20
2006 22 AA CAR 15 15 0 85.7 82 31 7 92 27 3 6 0 3.26 1.27
2006 22 MAJ FLA 18 17 1 114.3 90 36 9 73 46 10 3 0 2.83 1.19
2007 23 AAA ALB 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 999.99 0.00
2007 23 MAJ FLA 6 6 0 30.0 43 16 3 14 19 2 1 0 4.80 2.07
2008 24 A JUP 2 2 0 10.0 7 2 0 9 4 0 0 0 1.80 1.10
2008 24 A GCL 1 1 0 5.0 4 2 0 4 1 1 0 0 3.60 1.00
2008 24 AA CAR 2 2 0 13.0 12 5 0 12 5 1 0 0 3.46 1.31
2008 24 MAJ FLA 10 10 0 51.7 54 32 7 50 27 2 5 0 5.57 1.57
2009 25 R GCL 1 1 0 2.7 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 4.09 1.88
2009 25 A JUP 3 3 0 13.3 7 1 0 12 3 1 0 0 0.69 0.75
2009 25 AA JAC 2 2 0 10.3 5 3 1 8 3 1 0 0 2.61 0.77
2009 25 MAJ FLA 16 16 0 86.0 84 37 10 71 46 4 8 0 3.87 1.51
2010 26 MAJ FLA 32 32 1 195.0 192 77 10 157 70 13 12 0 0 0 3.55 1.34
2011 27 MAJ FLA 32 32 2 196.3 187 80 20 202 64 8 9 0 0 0 3.67 1.28
2012 28 MAJ MIA 19 19 0 121.0 119 53 12 110 33 5 7 0 0 0 3.94 1.26
2012 28 MAJ DET 12 12 1 74.7 81 31 8 57 15 4 6 0 0 0 3.74 1.29
2012  (Multiple Teams) 28 MAJ MIA/DET 31 31 1 195.7 200 84 20 167 48 9 13 0 0 0 3.86 1.27
2013 29 A+ LAK 1 0 0 1.2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.67
2013 29 MAJ DET 29 29 1 182.0 156 52 9 202 54 14 8 0 0 0 2.57 1.15
2014 30 MAJ DET 19 19 0 113.3 96 45 4 87 29 7 5 0 0 0 3.57 1.10
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3-Year Averages     30 30 1 191.3 181 72 16 190 55 10 10 0 0 0 3.39 1.23
Career  (View All)     193 192 6 1,164.3 1,102 459 92 1,023 403 69 64 0 3.55 1.29

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Anibal Sanchez Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Jul. 29 CWS 6.3 6 5 4 0 2 6 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.57 1.10
Jul. 23 @Ari 6.3 11 5 5 1 1 4 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.45 1.09
Jul. 18 Cle 6.0 6 4 4 0 1 7 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.22 1.04
Jul. 11 @KC 7.0 8 1 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.04 1.04
Jul. 5 TB 5.7 6 7 7 1 4 1 0 1 0 L 0 0 0 3.18 1.03
Jun. 30 Oak 7.0 8 3 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.63 0.98
Jun. 25 @Tex 5.3 6 4 4 1 1 5 2 1 0 W 0 0 0 2.64 0.96
Jun. 19 KC 7.0 5 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.33 0.93
Jun. 14 Min 6.3 4 3 3 0 2 6 0 1 0 W 0 0 0 2.44 0.94
Jun. 8 Bos 6.0 6 2 2 1 2 7 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 2.24 0.94
Jun. 3 Tor 7.0 2 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.15 0.89
May. 28 @Oak 8.3 3 1 1 0 1 9 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.49 0.99
Last 14 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 6.2 IP/G
18.7 23 14 13 1 4 17 0 0 0 1-2 0 0 0 6.27 1.45
Last 30 Days
6 Games:  Avg. 6.4 IP/G
38.3 45 25 23 2 8 23 1 1 0 2-3 0 0 0 5.40 1.38
Last 60 Days
12 Games:  Avg. 6.5 IP/G
78.3 71 36 34 4 15 55 3 4 0 5-3 0 0 0 3.91 1.10

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Anibal Sanchez Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20142685715541612.213
201340910834911366.246
20124449429981048.243

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20141923014421122.247
20133379420651323.208
2012376731910224212.291

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201473.7350552023.911.05
201393.38301102542.701.08
201291.7570853174.521.32

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201439.740032922.951.21
201388.7650922952.441.23
2012104.04608217133.291.22
Anibal 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
2004 20 A LOW 15 15 76.3 11.91 3.42 3.48 0.35 82.6% 1.77 2.20 .259
2005 21 A WIL 14 14 78.2 10.93 2.76 3.96 0.81 80% 2.40 2.85 .268
2005 21 AA POR 11 11 57.3 9.89 2.51 3.94 0.78 73.4% 3.45 3.23 .327
2006 22 AA CAR 15 15 85.7 9.67 2.84 3.41 0.74 76.5% 3.26 3.13 .334
2006 22 MAJ FLA 18 17 114.3 5.75 3.62 1.59 0.71 0.95 78.7% 2.83 4.19 .245
2007 23 AAA ALB 0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 999.99 0.00 .000
2007 23 MAJ FLA 6 6 30.0 4.20 5.70 0.74 0.90 0.88 78% 4.80 5.53 .362
2008 24 A JUP 2 2 10.0 8.10 3.60 2.25 0.00 81.8% 1.80 2.60 .267
2008 24 A GCL 1 1 5.0 7.20 1.80 4.00 0.00 60% 3.60 2.20 .284
2008 24 AA CAR 2 2 13.0 8.31 3.46 2.40 0.00 70.6% 3.46 2.51 .327
2008 24 MAJ FLA 10 10 51.7 8.71 4.70 1.85 1.22 0.84 66.2% 90.5 MPH 5.57 4.65 .329
2009 25 R GCL 1 1 2.7 0.00 6.75 0.00 0.00 80% 4.09 5.45 .285
2009 25 A JUP 3 3 13.3 8.10 2.03 4.00 0.00 90% 0.69 2.08 .215
2009 25 AA JAC 2 2 10.3 6.97 2.61 2.67 0.87 71.4% 2.61 3.78 .159
2009 25 MAJ FLA 16 16 86.0 7.43 4.81 1.54 1.05 1.10 77.5% 90.9 MPH 3.87 4.72 .301
2010 26 MAJ FLA 32 32 195.0 7.25 3.23 2.24 0.46 1.30 73.4% 91.3 MPH 3.55 3.44 .317
2011 27 MAJ FLA 32 32 196.3 9.26 2.93 3.16 0.92 1.30 74% 91.7 MPH 3.67 3.52 .322
2012 28 MAJ MIA 19 19 121.0 8.18 2.45 3.33 0.89 1.49 70.7% 91.8 MPH 3.94 3.54 .316
2012 28 MAJ DET 12 12 74.7 6.87 1.81 3.80 0.96 1.47 73.9% 91.8 MPH 3.74 3.79 .322
2012  (Multiple Teams) 28 MAJ MIA/DET 31 31 195.7 7.68 2.21 3.48 0.92 1.48 71.9% 91.8 MPH 3.86 3.58 .319
2013 29 A+ LAK 1 0 1.2 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 3.20 .371
2013 29 MAJ DET 29 29 182.0 9.99 2.67 3.74 0.45 1.52 78.6% 93.0 MPH 2.57 2.55 .321
2014 30 MAJ DET 19 19 113.3 6.91 2.30 3.00 0.32 1.42 66.1% 92.1 MPH 3.57 2.97 .283
Next 7 Days     0 1 6.4 8.93 2.39 3.74 0.56 72.4% 3.19 2.82 .303
Rest Of Season     0 10 58.8 8.93 2.37 3.77 0.57 72.4% 3.19 2.83 .303
Preseason     Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Anibal Sanchez
3-Year Averages     30 30 191.3 8.94 2.59 3.45 0.75 74.5% 3.39 3.16 .321
Career     193 192 1,164.3 7.91 3.12 2.54 0.71 74% 3.55 3.54 .309

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2014 Stat Review for Anibal Sanchez    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2013 (min 140 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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3.00 K/BB
AVERAGE
6.91 K/9
WEAK
2.30 BB/9
GOOD
92.1 MPH Fastball
GOOD
0.3 HR/9
ELITE
1.42 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.57 ERA
AVERAGE
1.10 WHIP
GREAT
2.97 FIP
ELITE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.283 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
66.1% Strand Rate
LOW

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

Sanchez (7-4) gave up five runs on 11 hits, while walking one and striking out four across 6.1 innings Wednesday to pick up the win against the Diamondbacks.

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Sanchez allowed four runs on six hits, walking one and striking out seven over six innings of a 9-3 loss to Cleveland on Friday night.

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Sanchez struck out three and did not walk a batter while giving up one run on eight hits over seven innings en route to his sixth win of the season Friday night.

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Sanchez turned in 5.2 innings, surrendering seven earned runs on six hits and four walks while recording just one strikeout in Saturday's 7-2 loss to the Rays.

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Sanchez did not record a decision Monday against the Athletics as he pitched seven innings and allowed three runs (two earned) and eight hits to go along with two strikeouts.

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Sanchez picked up the victory Wednesday against the Rangers, allowing four runs on six hits while striking out five over 5.1 innings.

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Sanchez (4-2) didn't strike out a batter Thursday against the Royals, but allowed just one run on five hits and a walk in the win.

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Sanchez grabbed the win Saturday, tossing 6.1 innings of four-hit, three-run ball against the visiting Twins. He also walked two and fanned six.

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Sanchez turned in six solid innings, giving up two runs on six hits with seven strikeouts versus the Red Sox on Sunday night.

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Sanchez was brilliant in a no-decision against the Jays on Tuesday, giving up just two hits in seven innings of shutout ball while not issuing a single walk.

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Sanchez pitched 8.1 innings of one-run ball in a dominant performance against the As on Wednesday. He gave up just three hits and struck out nine, and did not factor into the decision in the Tigers' 3-1 loss.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Sanchez split the 2012 campaign between the Marlins and Tigers after a midseason trade sent him to Motown. While he took a step back from his breakout 2011 season, Sanchez managed to fall in line close to his career averages, finishing 9-13 with 3.86 ERA and 1.26 WHIP. His strikeout rate dropped from 9.3 K/9 to 7.7 K/9 - a number which is a more fitting result given his career strikeout rate of 7.6 K/9. Despite the drop in strikeouts, Sanchez showed some improvements on the mound, including a career-best walk rate of 2.2 BB/9. His fastball and slider were not as effective as in previous seasons, but Sanchez was able to mix in his changeup more successfully than in years past to keep hitters off balance. After signing a five-year, $80 million deal with Detroit in December, Sanchez will slot in behind Justin Verlander as the Tigers' No. 2 starter in 2013.

2012

For a time in the early part of last season, Sanchez looked like he had become one of the best pitchers in the National League, striking guys out at an elite level and posting an ERA and WHIP to match. A couple of rough outings in the summer heat marred his final numbers, but Sanchez still announced himself as someone to pay attention to. There wasn't much in his peripherals to indicate why his strikeouts spiked the way they did: he threw a few more change-ups instead of sliders, and batters chased a few more of his pitches out of the zone, but really he didn't do anything differently than he did in 2010 he just did it better. Whether that means a regression is in store or he's found his true level remains to be seen, but Sanchez has struck out better than a batter an inning before in the minors and came close in his 2008 return from shoulder trouble, so this isn't completely uncharted territory for him. At the very least, an improved Marlins' offense should get him into double digits in wins.

2011

Sanchez finally managed to stay healthy for an entire season, and the results last year were as good as the Marlins could have hoped. His slider was nearly as nasty as it had been in his rookie season, and for the first time in his major league career he struck out more than twice as many batters as he walked. He'll never be an ace, but just so long as he can keep taking the mound 30-plus times a year and deliver solid numbers, he'll be plenty useful.

2010

After struggling out of the gate Sanchez developed more shoulder problems, and it appeared as though he'd never recover from his 2007 torn labrum. Some rest and further rehab did the trick though, and in the second half he again looked like the pitcher he was as a rookie, too wild for comfort but difficult to hit. His K/9 rate has improved a great deal since 2006 though, and if he can sustain it north of 7.0 while still breaking bats there's a chance his 2.68 ERA over his last nine starts could be more than a small sample mirage.

2009

Sanchez made it back to the Marlins rotation after his 2007 labrum tear, but he looked nothing like the rookie who electrified baseball with his no-hitter the year before. Florida has him slotted in for a starting job, but if he continues to struggle they have more than enough prospects in the system to shunt Sanchez aside. On the bright side his strikeout rate took a big step forward in his 10 big league starts even as his control regressed, a very good indication that his change-up is as baffling as ever. Don't write him off just yet.

2008

After struggling out of the gate and being sent down to Triple-A Sanchez admitted his shoulder had been bothering him, and the result was June surgery to repair a torn labrum and a lost 2007. His no-hitter as a rookie brought him a lot of notoriety, but his 2006 ERA and WHIP were fueled by a very low BABIP and must be taken with a grain of salt until he proves he can do it again. He's also a pitcher who relies heavily on a great change-up, and if the labrum tear costs him a few miles per hour on his fastball that change-up won't be nearly as effective. You may want to wait and see how he looks in spring training before you consider him even as a long shot pick.

2007

Sanchez spent half the year putting up solid numbers at Double-A before getting called up to the majors and setting the world on fire, including a no-hitter in his 13th career start. His fastball/change-up combo proved utterly baffling to big league hitters, resulting in a batting average allowed of just .217. His walk rate rose and his strikeout rate dropped after his promotion though, so if that hit rate proves to be unsustainable he's likely in for some regression in 2007. Still, he'll be just 23 and has just scratched the surface of his talent. He could just as easily surprise once again.

2006

Sanchez started last season ranked as Boston's fifth best prospect, according to Baseball America, and was traded to Florida in the Josh Beckett deal. He pitched in the Futures Game, World All-Star game and the Carolina League All-Star game, moving from Single-A to Double-A in the process. He's got a mid-90s heater with an excellent changeup, but is still developing command of his curve. The Marlins in the past have aggressively promoted their top pitching prospects from Double-A, so if Sanchez doesn't make the team out of spring training, he still could be up shortly thereafter.