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Pablo Sandoval

29-Year-Old Third Baseman – Boston Red Sox

2015 Stats

AVG

.249

HR

10

RBI

43

R

41

SB

0

2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Postseason heroics plus a new team? Beware the draft-day inflation with this one. Sandoval played in more than 150 games in 2014 for just the first time in the last four seasons, and hit .279/.324/.41...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: B   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 255   DOB: 8/11/1986   BORN: Puerto Cabello, Venezuela   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Pablo Sandoval Contract Information:

Signed with the Red Sox in November of 2014. It's a five-year deal worth nearly $100 million.

August 27, 2015  –  Pablo Sandoval News

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Sandoval has improved defensively since the All-Star break. He was at minus-12 in Defensive Runs Saved, as measured by FanGraphs, at the season's halfway point, but is plus-1 since.

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Pablo Sandoval 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
2006 19 A A 117 460 438 43 116 22 20 1 1 49 3 4 22 74 0 0 0 .265 .309 .322 .631
2007 20 A SAN 102 417 401 56 115 49 33 5 11 52 3 1 16 52 0 0 0 .287 .312 .476 .788
2008 21 A SAN 68 298 273 61 98 39 25 2 12 59 2 1 23 39 0 2 0 .359 .412 .597 1.009
2008 21 AA CON 44 184 175 29 59 21 13 0 8 37 0 1 8 20 0 1 0 .337 .364 .549 .913
2008 21 MAJ SFO 41 154 145 24 50 14 10 1 3 24 0 0 4 14 0 4 1 .345 .357 .490 .847
2009 22 MAJ SFO 153 633 572 79 189 74 44 5 25 90 5 5 52 83 0 5 4 .330 .387 .556 .943
2010 23 MAJ SFO 152 616 563 61 151 50 34 3 13 63 3 2 47 81 0 5 1 .268 .323 .409 .732
2011 24 A+ SAN 1 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2011 24 AAA FRE 5 22 18 4 5 2 0 0 2 7 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 .278 .318 .611 .929
2011 24 MAJ SF 117 466 426 55 134 52 26 3 23 70 2 4 32 63 1 7 0 .315 .357 .552 .909
2012 25 A+ SAN 6 23 22 1 6 3 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 .273 .304 .500 .804
2012 25 AAA FRE 3 12 11 3 3 3 1 0 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .273 .333 .909 1.242
2012 25 MAJ SF 108 442 396 59 112 39 25 2 12 63 1 1 38 59 0 7 1 .283 .342 .447 .789
2013 26 A+ SAN 2 6 6 2 4 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .667 .667 1.667 2.334
2013 26 MAJ SF 141 584 525 52 146 43 27 2 14 79 0 0 47 79 0 6 6 .278 .341 .417 .758
2014 27 MAJ SF 157 638 588 68 164 45 26 3 16 73 0 0 39 85 0 7 4 .279 .324 .415 .739
2015 28 MAJ BOS 116 461 430 41 107 35 24 1 10 43 0 0 24 68 0 1 6 .249 .297 .379 .676
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3-Year Averages     135 553 503 59 140 42 26 2 14 71 0 0 41 74 0 6 3 .278 .333 .421 .754
Career  (View All)     985 3,994 3,645 439 1,053 352 216 20 116 505 11 12 283 532 1 42 23 .289 .340 .455 .795

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Pablo Sandoval 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
Sep. 1 NYY 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .249 .297 .379 .676
Aug. 31 NYY 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .249 .298 .380 .678
Aug. 30 @NYM 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .251 .300 .384 .684
Aug. 29 @NYM 5 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .303 .388 .691
Aug. 28 @NYM 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .304 .387 .691
Aug. 26 @CWS Did not play.
Aug. 25 @CWS 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .307 .393 .700
Aug. 24 @CWS 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .307 .392 .699
Aug. 23 KC 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .257 .306 .392 .698
Aug. 22 KC 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 .258 .308 .391 .699
Aug. 21 KC 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .306 .390 .696
Aug. 20 KC 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .258 .308 .390 .698
Aug. 19 Cle 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .308 .392 .700
Aug. 18 Cle 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .309 .391 .700
Aug. 17 Cle 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .257 .308 .390 .698
Aug. 16 Sea Did not play.
Aug. 15 Sea 1 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .259 .311 .395 .706
Aug. 14 Sea 5 2 3 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .257 .307 .385 .692
Aug. 12 @Mia 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .304 .376 .680
Aug. 11 @Mia 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .302 .378 .680
Aug. 9 @Det Did not play.
Aug. 8 @Det 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .257 .305 .383 .688
Aug. 7 @Det 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .309 .388 .697
Aug. 6 @NYY 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .260 .307 .389 .696
Aug. 5 @NYY 4 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .262 .307 .392 .699
Aug. 4 @NYY 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .305 .385 .690
Aug. 2 TB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .260 .306 .378 .684
Aug. 1 TB Did not play.
Jul. 31 TB Did not play.
Jul. 30 CWS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .260 .307 .379 .686
Last 7 Days 24 2 3 2 0 0 4 1 5 0 0 0 0 1 .125 .160 .208 .368
Last 14 Days 56 5 11 6 0 0 4 2 11 0 0 0 0 3 .196 .224 .304 .528
Last 30 Days 94 10 19 10 0 2 9 6 21 0 0 1 0 3 .202 .257 .372 .629

Pablo Sandoval: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 113
2014 151 3
2013 137 1
2012 3 102 2
2011 6 106 1
2010 11 143
2009 3 26 120 2

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Pablo Sandoval Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20151313090.198.237.470
2014191205190.199.319.563
2013148151150.270.345.686

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20152913810320.275.450.779
20143974811540.317.461.824
20133773713640.281.446.786

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015193214220.301.451.795
2014287379370.293.432.774
2013257286350.272.405.754

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015229206190.210.328.591
2014301317360.266.399.706
2013268248440.284.429.761
Pablo Sandoval Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2006 19 A A 460 438 4.8% 16.1% 0.30 83% .317 .057
2007 20 A SAN 417 401 3.8% 12.5% 0.31 87% .308 .189
2008 21 A SAN 298 273 7.7% 13.1% 0.59 86% .387 .238
2008 21 AA CON 184 175 4.3% 10.9% 0.40 89% .347 .212
2008 21 MAJ SFO 154 145 2.6% 9.1% 0.29 90% .367 .145
2009 22 MAJ SFO 633 572 8.2% 13.1% 0.63 85% .353 .226
2010 23 MAJ SFO 616 563 7.6% 13.1% 0.58 86% .294 .141
2011 24 A+ SAN 3 3 0% 33.3% 0.00 67% .000 .000
2011 24 AAA FRE 22 18 9.1% 0% 0.00 100% .188 .333
2011 24 MAJ SF 466 426 6.9% 13.5% 0.51 85% .326 .237
2012 25 A+ SAN 23 22 4.3% 21.7% 0.20 77% .313 .227
2012 25 AAA FRE 12 11 8.3% 0% 0.00 100% .111 .636
2012 25 MAJ SF 442 396 8.6% 13.3% 0.64 85% .308 .164
2013 26 A+ SAN 6 6 0% 0% 0.00 100% .500 1.000
2013 26 MAJ SF 584 525 8% 13.5% 0.59 85% .306 .139
2014 27 MAJ SF 638 588 6.1% 13.3% 0.46 86% .304 .136
2015 28 MAJ BOS 461 430 5.2% 14.8% 0.35 84% .276 .130
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3-Year Averages     553 503 7.4% 13.4% 0.55 85% .304 .143
Career     3,994 3,645 7.1% 13.3% 0.53 85% .313 .166

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2015 Stat Review for Pablo Sandoval    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2014 (min 400 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.249 AVG
WEAK
84% Contact Rate
GOOD
.276 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.379 SLG
WEAK
.130 ISO
WEAK
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.35 BB/K
WEAK
5.2% BB Rate
POOR
14.8% K Rate
GOOD
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.676 OPS
POOR
.297 OBP
POOR

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Pablo Sandoval: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Sandoval went 2-for-5 with a double, a run scored and an RBI in Sunday's loss to the Royals, extending his hitting streak to six games.

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Sandoval hit second in the batting order Thursday night, going 1-for-4 in a win over the Royals.

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Sandoval returned to the lineup Monday night after missing one game due to an elbow injury. He went 0-for-4 in a loss to the Indians.

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Sandoval (elbow) is back in the lineup Monday against the Indians, Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports.

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Sandoval (elbow) is not in the lineup Sunday against the Mariners, Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports.

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Sandoval left Saturday's game with a contusion in his right elbow, Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports.

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Sandoval went 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles, two runs scored, and three RBI in Friday's 15-1 whipping of the Mariners.

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Sandoval (thumb) is back in the lineup Tuesday against the Marlins, Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald reports.

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Manager John Farrell is "hopeful" that Sandoval (thumb) will be able to play Tuesday against the Marlins, Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald reports.

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Sandoval is out of the lineup Sunday against the Tigers, Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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2014

Sandoval had a relatively healthy year (141 games) in 2013 considering he missed at least 45 games in both 2011 and 2012. He turned in a fairly useful campaign at a deep position, with 14 homers, 79 RBI, a 115 wRC+, and a .278/.341/.417 line. Weight was an issue for Sandoval, as he entered spring training overweight yet again. Despite the weight issues, he still managed to produce, but that may not be the case down the road. He should be motivated to get into playing shape this upcoming season, considering 2014 will be a contract year for the switch-hitting third baseman. All of Sandoval's peripherals were right in line with his career averages, so it would be safe to assume similar production in 2014 as long as he stays healthy and in shape.

2013

Sandoval dealt with injuries once again in 2012, and his overall season was not as strong because of the decline in his HR/FB rate from 16.0 to 9.5 percent. His overall wOBA was down to .338 due to his drop in power, and not because of his actual OBP that held steady at .342. Sandoval's overall average dropped to .283 because of a 20-point decrease in his BABIP, which was affected by a career-high 15.1 percent infield flyball rate. If Sandoval can keep away from another hamate fracture in 2013, expect 18-21 home runs with a slash line closer to his career rates (.301/.353/.490).

2012

Sandoval showed up last year in shape and about 40 pounds thinner than the previous season, and the hard work paid off, as he finished with a .315/.357/.552 line. He hit 23 homers with 70 RBI over just 426 at-bats while playing in a park that graded as the toughest to hit in baseball. Sandoval's approach at the plate remained the same, as he swung at the greatest percentage of pitches outside the strike zone among all hitters in baseball. He missed about six weeks with a broken hand, but the injury didn't sap his power after he returned. Sandoval later suffered a shoulder injury that limited him, as the switch-hitter wasn't even able to swing right-handed at the end of the season. The injury didn't require offseason surgery, but the key will be what shape he shows up in, as Sandoval regained all the weight he lost over the course of the 2011 season. Sandoval is still just 25 years old and has transformed himself into one of the best defensive third basemen in the league, so he's an elite talent at a position that's typically thin in fantasy leagues.

2011

After hitting .330 with 25 homers and 90 RBI in 2009, Sandoval's numbers dropped precipitously last year, as he hit just .268 with 13 homers and 63 RBI, becoming one of the biggest busts in fantasy baseball. He saw his OPS drop by more than 200 points and ended the year as a bench player on a team that struggled with offense. Weight was a problem, as was his hit rate, as his BABIP fell to .294 after finishing above .350 during each of his first two years in the league. Sandoval swung at a greater percentage of pitches than any hitter in the National League, as plate discipline is his biggest issue. He reportedly had already lost 15 pounds just six weeks into the offseason, and the hope is he'll take that aspect more seriously after losing his starting job. Sandoval is a wild card entering 2011, but he's one season removed from posting a .943 OPS as a 23-year-old, and with no current alternatives on the roster, the Giants will give him every opportunity to regain the starting job at third base. He's a fine buy-low target in fantasy leagues.

2010

With such a low walk rate and the propensity to swing at any pitch within three feet of the strike zone, Sandoval entered 2009 with legitimate concerns of whether he could maintain such a high batting average. After hitting .330 over 572 at-bats, most of those worries have been eased. Sandoval took 28 walks over the seasonís final two months, so while he still swings at too many pitches outside the strike zone, his plate discipline is improving, which is encouraging news going forward. AT&T Park suppresses some of his power, but he still managed 25 homers and 90 RBI as a 23-year-old last season. Sandoval no longer qualifies at catcher in fantasy leagues, but he should qualify at third base and first base in most leagues. While he didn't embarrass himself while learning to play third base last year, he'll likely move to first base after the Giants signed Mark DeRosa. He underwent a rigorous offseason workout program and completely changed his diet, so "Kung Fu Panda" should be primed for a monstrous 2010 campaign.

2009

Sandoval was a pleasant surprise in 2008, hitting .345 in 41 games after getting called up from the minors. He walked just four times over 145 at-bats, so that high batting average is definitely unsustainable moving forward. Still, he's a solid prospect and has been penciled in as either the team's starter at first or third base next season. Since he should qualify at catcher in most fantasy leagues, Sandoval is an intriguing option later in drafts.

2008

A 21-year-old third baseman, Sandoval posted a line of .287/.312/.476 during 401 at-bats at High-A San Jose last year. He's exhibited some pretty good power potential, but improved plat discipline is needed. He's a long time away from reaching the majors.