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Pablo Sandoval

31-Year-Old Third Baseman – San Francisco Giants

2017 Stats

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.229

HR

5

RBI

16

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19

SB

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2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Sandoval once was a starting third baseman on a World Series championship team, but to start the 2016 season, he didn't even have a spot in Boston's Opening Day lineup. After a disappointing maiden vo...

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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: By SF In 2003   Show ContractHide Contract

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Pablo Sandoval Contract Information:

Signed a minor-league contract with the Giants in July of 2017.

August 22, 2017  –  Pablo Sandoval News

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Sandoval (forearm) is starting at third base and batting sixth during Tuesday's game against the Brewers, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

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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 126 505 470 43 115 36 25 1 10 47 0 0 25 73 1 2 7 .245 .292 .366 .658
2016 29 MAJ BOS 3 7 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 .000 .143 .000 .143
2017 30 A+ SAN 3 11 9 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .222 .364 .222 .586
2017 30 AAA SAC 9 37 29 4 6 2 1 0 1 3 0 0 5 3 0 2 1 .207 .324 .345 .669
2017 30 AAA PAW 20 81 77 7 17 4 3 0 1 4 0 0 4 16 0 0 0 .221 .259 .299 .558
2017 30 MAJ SF 15 58 54 9 14 5 4 0 1 4 0 0 3 7 0 0 1 .259 .310 .389 .699
2017 30 MAJ BOS 32 108 99 10 21 6 2 0 4 12 0 1 8 24 0 1 0 .212 .269 .354 .623
2017  (Multiple Teams) 30 MAJ SF/BOS 47 166 153 19 35 11 6 0 5 16 0 1 11 31 0 1 1 .229 .283 .366 .649
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3-Year Averages     95 381 354 37 93 26 17 1 8 40 0 0 21 54 0 3 3 .263 .307 .384 .691
Career  (View All)     1045 4,211 3,844 460 1,096 364 223 20 121 525 11 13 296 572 2 44 25 .285 .337 .448 .785

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

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Pablo Sandoval 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
Aug. 21 Mil 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .259 .310 .389 .699
Aug. 20 Phi 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .235 .278 .353 .631
Aug. 19 Phi 5 2 2 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .280 .375 .655
Aug. 18 Phi 3 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .233 .267 .349 .616
Aug. 17 Phi 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .220 .325 .545
Aug. 16 @Mia 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .243 .361 .604
Aug. 15 @Mia 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .212 .212 .364 .576
Aug. 14 @Mia 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .241 .241 .414 .655
Aug. 13 @Was 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .240 .440 .680
Aug. 13 @Was 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .238 .333 .571
Aug. 12 @Was 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .313 .313 .438 .751
Aug. 9 ChC 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .500 .833
Aug. 8 ChC 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .375 .375 .625 1.000
Aug. 7 ChC 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .286 .571 .857
Aug. 6 Ari Did not play.
Aug. 5 Ari 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .667 1.000
Aug. 4 Ari Did not play.
Jul. 9 @TB Did not play.
Jul. 8 @TB Did not play.
Jul. 7 @TB Did not play.
Jul. 6 @TB Did not play.
Jul. 5 @Tex Did not play.
Jul. 4 @Tex Did not play.
Jul. 3 @Tex Did not play.
Jul. 2 @Tor Did not play.
Jul. 1 @Tor Did not play.
Jun. 30 @Tor Did not play.
Jun. 29 Min Did not play.
Jun. 28 Min Did not play.
Jun. 27 Min Did not play.
Last 7 Games 25 4 7 2 0 0 3 3 3 0 0 1 0 1 .280 .379 .360 .739
Last 14 Games 51 8 13 3 0 1 4 3 7 0 0 1 0 1 .255 .309 .373 .682
Last 30 Games 54 9 14 4 0 1 4 3 7 0 0 1 0 2 .259 .310 .389 .699
Pablo Sandoval Minors 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 AVG OBP SLG OPS
Aug. 4 Omaha 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Aug. 1 New Orleans 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 1.000 1.250
Jul. 31 New Orleans 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .250 .000 .250
Jul. 30 New Orleans 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000
Jul. 29 New Orleans 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .667 .750 .667 1.417
Jul. 28 Round Rock 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Jul. 27 Round Rock 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Jul. 26 Round Rock 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 .500 .800 .500 1.300
Jul. 25 Round Rock 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .500 .750
Jul. 24 Modesto 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .667 .500 1.167
Jul. 23 Rancho Cuca 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 7 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Days 34 4 7 1 0 1 3 6 3 0 0 1 2 .206 .326 .324 .650

Pablo Sandoval: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 1 43 2
2016 2
2015 123
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
2017312010.129.129.285
201514730110.197.231.465

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017122175150.254.426.740
201660000.000.000.143
20153234010360.266.427.744

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20176312290.238.397.697
2015215224260.288.428.758

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017907370.222.344.615
201660000.000.000.143
2015255216210.208.314.573
Pablo Sandoval vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Pitcher Team AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jeff Samardzija SF 13 5 0 0 2 6 0 2 0 0 .385 .385 .846 1.231
Jimmy Nelson MIL 3 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 1.333 1.667

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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% .384 .238
2008 21 AA CON 184 175 4.3% 10.9% 0.40 89% .345 .212
2008 21 MAJ SFO 154 145 2.6% 9.1% 0.29 90% .356 .145
2009 22 MAJ SFO 633 572 8.2% 13.1% 0.63 85% .350 .226
2010 23 MAJ SFO 616 563 7.6% 13.1% 0.58 86% .291 .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% .167 .333
2011 24 MAJ SF 466 426 6.9% 13.5% 0.51 85% .320 .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% .301 .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% .301 .139
2014 27 MAJ SF 638 588 6.1% 13.3% 0.46 86% .300 .136
2015 28 MAJ BOS 505 470 5% 14.5% 0.34 84% .270 .121
2016 29 MAJ BOS 7 6 14.3% 57.1% 0.25 33% .000 .000
2017 30 A+ SAN 11 9 18.2% 0% 0.00 100% .222 .000
2017 30 AAA SAC 37 29 13.5% 8.1% 1.67 90% .185 .138
2017 30 AAA PAW 81 77 4.9% 19.8% 0.25 79% .267 .078
2017 30 MAJ SF 58 54 5.2% 12.1% 0.43 87% .283 .130
2017 30 MAJ BOS 108 99 7.4% 22.2% 0.33 76% .236 .142
2017  (Multiple Teams) 30 MAJ SF/BOS 166 153 6.6% 18.7% 0.35 80% .254 .137
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3-Year Averages     381 354 5.5% 14.2% 0.39 85% .288 .121
Career     4,211 3,844 7% 13.6% 0.52 85% .305 .163

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Pablo Sandoval Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 3B 1034.7 -14 184 -14 1 -15 481 -10 383 -2 -4 -3 -7
2016 3B 11 -1 4 -1 0 -1 0 0 2 0 0 0 -1
2017 2B 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2017 3B 213.3 -10 44 -10 0 -10 77 -4 106 -4 -3 -3 -4
2017 3B 113 -1 10 0 -1 0 61 0 54 0 -1 0 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 3B 0 -1 1 -11 0 -11
2016 3B 0 0 0 -1 0 -1
2017 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 3B 0 -1 1 -7 0 -7
2017 3B 0 0 0 -1 0 -1

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2017 Stat Review for Pablo Sandoval    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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0.35 BB/K
WEAK
6.6% BB Rate
WEAK
18.7% K Rate
GOOD
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.649 OPS
TERRIBLE
.283 OBP
TERRIBLE
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.229 AVG
TERRIBLE
.254 BABIP
LOW
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.366 SLG
TERRIBLE
.137 ISO
WEAK

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

Manager Bruce Bochy said Sandoval (forearm) is fine to play Tuesday after getting hit by a pitch Monday, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Sandoval was forced to leave Monday's game against Milwaukee in the eighth inning after being hit by a pitch on the forearm, CSN Bay Area reports.

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Sandoval went 2-for-5 with a double, two RBI and a pair of runs scored in Saturday's loss to the Phillies.

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Sandoval started both games of Sunday's doubleheader against the Nationals, going a collective 1-for-9 with his first home run since rejoining San Francisco.

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Sandoval is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Cubs, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

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Sandoval is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks, Jody Jackson of Fox Sports Arizona reports.

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Sandoval is starting at third base and hitting cleanup against the Diamondbacks on Saturday, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Sandoval was promoted to the big leagues on Saturday.

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Manager Bruce Bochy said that Sandoval needs more at-bats in the minors and is not a candidate to be called up this week to replace the traded Eduardo Nunez, Andrew Baggarly of The Mercury News reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

When a team, say San Francisco, is winning the World Series, the heavy guy at third base is a quirky element. When a team, say Boston, is in last place and heading nowhere, the heavy guy at third base with a five-year contract gets criticized for his conditioning. Sandovalís first season with Boston was limited to 126 games by a string of injuries, he failed miserably against lefties (.049 as a RHB and .255 as a LHB) and contributed league-worst fielding at third base. He was also benched briefly for going on social media during a game. Sandoval was supposed to be protection in the middle of the order, but hit just .245/.292/.366 with a career-low 47 RBI. If general manager Dave Dombrowski could find a taker, he'd trade Sandoval, but that's unlikely. His defense improved in the second half -- an encouraging sign for 2016 -- and Sandoval should be motivated to prove his first season with the Red Sox was an anomaly.

2015

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/.415. It marked the fourth consecutive season in which his slugging percentage declined, and a big reason for that was his struggles against lefties. Normally not someone with splits issues, Sandoval hit .199/.244/.319 against lefties last season. The move from San Francisco to a more hitter-friendly park in Boston should help, but prospective owners need to remember Sandoval is a relatively large player who has had issues staying healthy. He will have the hype machine behind him after the monster postseason, but do not overlook the risk. Fantasy owners should not overpay for these skills.

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.