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Gaby Sanchez

31-Year-Old First Baseman – Pittsburgh Pirates

2014 Stats

AVG

.234

HR

6

RBI

30

R

30

SB

2

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Sanchez batted .254/.361/.402 in 254 at-bats as part of a first-base platoon in 2013, adding seven home runs and 36 RBI. He fashioned an impressive .987 OPS against left-handed pitchers in 102 at-bats...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 235   DOB: 9/2/1983   BORN: Miami, FL   COLLEGE: Miami (FL)   DRAFTED: 4th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Gaby Sanchez Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $2.3 million deal with the Pirates in January 2014, avoiding arbitration.

August 22, 2014  –  Gaby Sanchez News

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Gaby 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
2007 23 A JUP 133 537 473 89 132 52 40 3 9 70 6 6 64 74 0 0 0 .279 .369 .433 .802
2008 24 AA CAR 133 557 478 70 150 60 42 1 17 92 17 8 69 70 0 4 6 .314 .404 .513 .917
2008 24 MAJ FLA 5 8 8 0 3 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .375 .375 .625 1.000
2009 25 AAA NEW 85 370 318 55 92 27 11 0 16 56 5 0 41 44 1 5 5 .289 .374 .475 .849
2009 25 MAJ FLA 21 23 21 2 5 2 0 0 2 3 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 .238 .304 .524 .828
2010 26 MAJ FLA 151 643 572 72 156 59 37 3 19 85 5 0 57 101 3 6 5 .273 .341 .448 .788
2011 27 MAJ FLA 159 661 572 72 152 54 35 0 19 78 3 1 74 97 2 7 6 .266 .352 .427 .779
2012 28 AAA NEW 34 144 116 20 35 12 7 0 5 18 2 2 22 23 0 1 5 .302 .431 .491 .922
2012 28 MAJ MIA 55 196 183 12 37 13 10 0 3 17 1 0 12 36 0 1 0 .202 .250 .306 .556
2012 28 MAJ PIT 50 130 116 18 28 10 6 0 4 13 0 0 13 20 0 0 1 .241 .323 .397 .720
2012  (Multiple Teams) 28 MAJ MIA/PIT 105 326 299 30 65 23 16 0 7 30 1 0 25 56 0 1 1 .217 .279 .341 .620
2013 29 MAJ PIT 136 319 264 29 67 25 18 0 7 36 1 0 44 51 0 7 4 .254 .361 .402 .763
2014 30 MAJ PIT 109 261 235 30 55 25 18 1 6 30 2 0 21 50 0 3 2 .234 .299 .396 .695
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3-Year Averages     133 433 378 43 94 34 23 0 11 48 1 0 47 68 0 5 3 .249 .333 .397 .729
Career  (View All)     686 2,241 1,971 235 503 190 126 4 60 263 12 1 223 360 5 24 18 .255 .333 .415 .747

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

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Gaby Sanchez Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Sep. 13 ChC 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .235 .299 .395 .694
Sep. 12 ChC 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .234 .299 .396 .695
Sep. 11 @Phi 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .232 .297 .391 .688
Sep. 10 @Phi 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .233 .298 .392 .690
Sep. 9 @Phi Did not play.
Sep. 8 @Phi 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .237 .300 .399 .699
Sep. 7 @ChC 5 2 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .237 .302 .399 .701
Sep. 6 @ChC 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .229 .296 .386 .682
Sep. 5 @ChC 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .298 .389 .687
Sep. 3 @StL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .233 .300 .393 .693
Sep. 2 @StL Did not play.
Sep. 1 @StL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .233 .300 .393 .693
Aug. 31 Cin Did not play.
Aug. 30 Cin Did not play.
Aug. 29 Cin Did not play.
Aug. 27 StL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .235 .303 .396 .699
Aug. 26 StL 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .236 .304 .398 .702
Aug. 25 StL Did not play.
Aug. 24 @Mil Did not play.
Aug. 23 @Mil 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .233 .301 .395 .696
Aug. 22 @Mil 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .234 .303 .397 .700
Aug. 20 Atl 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .233 .300 .400 .700
Aug. 19 Atl Did not play.
Aug. 18 Atl 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .297 .399 .696
Aug. 17 @Was 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .232 .298 .401 .699
Aug. 16 @Was 4 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .234 .301 .405 .706
Aug. 15 @Was 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .224 .293 .398 .691
Aug. 14 @Det 1 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .226 .295 .402 .697
Aug. 13 @Det Did not play.
Aug. 12 Det 2 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .292 .384 .676
Last 7 Days 15 3 5 3 0 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 .333 .353 .533 .886
Last 14 Days 21 3 5 3 0 0 3 1 3 0 0 0 2 0 .238 .250 .381 .631
Last 30 Days 42 9 13 4 0 1 9 3 3 0 0 0 2 0 .310 .340 .476 .816

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Gaby Sanchez: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 84 1 1 3
2013 113 1
2012 95
2011 153 1
2010 149
2009 1

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Gaby Sanchez Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014122113192.262.451.774
2013102164140.333.539.987
201296113130.240.396.729

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014116193110.207.336.610
2013162133221.204.315.619
2012203194171.207.315.566

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201410315182.223.330.626
201311791151.274.376.752
2012137101100.219.292.572

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014135155220.244.444.746
2013147206210.238.422.770
2012162206201.216.383.661
Gaby 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
2007 23 A JUP 537 473 11.9% 13.8% 0.86 84% .315 .154
2008 24 AA CAR 557 478 12.4% 12.6% 0.99 85% .340 .199
2008 24 MAJ FLA 8 8 0% 25% 0.00 75% .500 .250
2009 25 AAA NEW 370 318 11.1% 11.9% 0.93 86% .295 .186
2009 25 MAJ FLA 23 21 8.7% 13% 0.67 86% .188 .286
2010 26 MAJ FLA 643 572 8.9% 15.7% 0.56 82% .303 .175
2011 27 MAJ FLA 661 572 11.2% 14.7% 0.76 83% .292 .161
2012 28 AAA NEW 144 116 15.3% 16% 0.96 80% .341 .189
2012 28 MAJ MIA 196 183 6.1% 18.4% 0.33 80% .236 .104
2012 28 MAJ PIT 130 116 10% 15.4% 0.65 83% .261 .156
2012  (Multiple Teams) 28 MAJ MIA/PIT 326 299 7.7% 17.2% 0.45 81% .246 .124
2013 29 MAJ PIT 319 264 13.8% 16% 0.86 81% .291 .148
2014 30 MAJ PIT 261 235 8% 19.2% 0.42 79% .274 .162
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3-Year Averages     433 378 10.9% 15.7% 0.69 82% .278 .148
Career     2,241 1,971 10% 16.1% 0.62 82% .286 .160

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2014 Stat Review for Gaby Sanchez    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.234 AVG
POOR
79% Contact Rate
AVERAGE
.274 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.396 SLG
WEAK
.162 ISO
GOOD
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.42 BB/K
WEAK
8.0% BB Rate
AVERAGE
19.2% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.695 OPS
WEAK
.299 OBP
POOR

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

Sanchez went 3-for-4 with a pair of RBI in Saturday's loss to Washington.

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Sanchez struck out in a pinch-hitting role Saturday and is batting .182 (16-for-88) since the end of June.

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Sanchez will hit cleanup Friday against the Rockies.

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Sanchez went 1-for-4 with a run and a walk in his third consecutive start Sunday afternoon.

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Sanchez went 1-for-2 with an RBI double Saturday -- his first RBI since June 2.

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Sanchez went 1-for-3 in the Pirates' win over the Cubs on Saturday night.

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Sanchez is reportedly a trade candidate with Texas being a possible destination, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

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Sanchez will bat cleanup and start at first base Sunday afternoon against the Brewers.

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Sanchez served as a pinch-hitter Thursday, belting an RBI single to left field off Paul Maholm in a 6-3 victory.

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Sanchez came off the bench to supply an eighth-inning solo homer in Monday's win over the Mets. He would later notch an RBI single in the ninth inning.

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Sanchez went 1-for-4 with his fourth home run Thursday against the Brewers.

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Sanchez went 5-for-10 with two doubles, a triple and an RBI in Thursday's doubleheader loss to Baltimore.

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Sanchez went 1-for-3 with a double, two RBI and a run scored against the Cardinals on Saturday.

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Sanchez is not in the lineup for the third straight game Monday against the Reds.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Barring trades, Sanchez looks to fill the right-handed portion of a first base platoon with Garrett Jones in 2013. Last year he fell out of favor with a .202 batting average in Miami before getting demoted to Triple-A. There he rebuilt his trade value by hitting .302, well enough to garner Pittsburgh's attention in a trade. Pittsburgh bit on the former Marlin, who hit .241/.323/.397 with four homers in 116 at-bats for the Bucs. The jury is still out on Sanchez. He'll get plenty of chances considering the team gave up its lottery pick, in part, for him. Whether he can recapture the level of play he showed as a 2011 All-Star remains to be seen.

2012

Sanchez roared out of the gate last year but slipped badly in the second half, and his final numbers were nearly identical to his 2010 output with an uptick in his walk rate being the only sign of progress. While there's something to be said for consistency, he's already 28, and there's no reason to think that he's going to suddenly find another gear. Much like the Marlins' own offseason pursuit of Albert Pujols, Sanchez is the guy you settle for on your fantasy squad when you go after a bigger prize and miss. Consider him a serviceable option if you playing the waiting game at first base, but his .269/.346/.440 career line sets the expectations appropriately.

2011

Sanchez finally got his shot last year and put up exactly the kind of season his minor league numbers predicted, showing moderate power and on-base skills. He's just coming into his prime and likely hasn't yet hit his ceiling, but that ceiling still appears to be pretty low for a first baseman. If the Marlins pull the plug on the Logan-Morrison-in-left-field experiment, it's Sanchez who will get pushed aside. He can provide some cheap production, but don't get too invested.

2010

Sanchez headed into spring training last season with a chance to win the starting first base job, but a knee injury and the Marlins' infatuation with Emilio Bonifacio's speed cost him his shot. He put together another solid season with the stick in the minors, but there's a real question as to whether he'll hit enough in the majors to be valuable at first base, and his window is closing rapidly anyway with Logan Morrison behind him in the system. It's probably now or never for Sanchez to prove he belongs in Florida, and if we had to bet we'd say the odds slightly favor never.

2009

Sanchez put together a very good campaign at Double-A, showing promise in just about every aspect of the game without necessarily excelling in any of them. He'll be 25 on Opening Day so the future is very much now for him, and the Marlins seem to agree as they dealt away Mike Jacobs to open up first base for Sanchez. They'll take the loss of Jacobs' home runs so long as the rookie gets on base at a much better clip than Jacobs' sub-.300 outfest, but if he struggles early the team has other options available to them, and Logan Morrison lurks below him on the depth chart as a potentially better version of the same kind of hitter. It very much could be now or never for Sanchez.