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Hector Sanchez

28-Year-Old Catcher – San Francisco Giants

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While Sanchez managed eight homers in 143 plate appearances at the big-league level last season, including five in 34 games at Petco Park, he was still a big negative, offensively. He struck out 28.7 ...

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STATUS:  7-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Concussion     EST. RETURN:  6/1/2018
LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: NO   BATS: B   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 185   DOB: 11/17/1989
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Signed a minor-league deal with the Giants in January of 2018.

May 6, 2018  –  Hector Sanchez News

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Sanchez was recently placed on the 7-day disabled list at Triple-A Sacramento due to a concussion, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Hector 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
2009 19 R AZL 33 134 117 13 35 10 8 1 1 22 0 0 16 21 0 1 0 .299 .403 .410 .813
2010 20 A AUG 89 341 310 29 84 26 20 1 5 31 0 2 28 50 2 0 1 .271 .333 .390 .723
2011 21 A+ SAN 52 228 212 31 64 26 14 1 11 58 0 1 11 49 0 3 2 .302 .338 .533 .871
2011 21 AAA FRE 46 168 153 15 40 10 9 0 1 26 0 1 13 22 0 2 0 .261 .315 .340 .655
2011 21 MAJ SF 13 34 31 0 8 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 3 6 0 0 0 .258 .324 .323 .647
2012 22 AAA FRE 4 15 15 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .067 .067 .067 .134
2012 22 MAJ SF 74 227 218 22 61 18 15 0 3 34 0 0 5 52 0 3 1 .280 .295 .390 .685
2013 23 R SCO 1 3 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .333 .333 .667 1.000
2013 23 A+ SAN 4 14 12 1 3 1 1 0 0 3 0 0 1 4 0 1 0 .250 .286 .333 .619
2013 23 AAA FRE 32 99 85 10 23 7 4 0 3 11 0 0 12 15 0 1 1 .271 .364 .424 .788
2013 23 MAJ SF 63 140 129 8 32 7 4 0 3 19 0 0 7 29 0 1 3 .248 .300 .349 .649
2014 24 AAA FRE 7 20 19 1 3 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 .158 .200 .316 .516
2014 24 MAJ SF 66 177 163 8 32 11 8 0 3 28 0 1 8 55 0 4 2 .196 .237 .301 .538
2015 25 AAA SAC 37 152 139 18 38 10 6 0 4 14 0 0 9 25 1 2 1 .273 .318 .403 .721
2015 25 MAJ SF 28 59 56 5 10 5 4 0 1 5 0 0 2 14 1 0 0 .179 .207 .304 .511
2016 26 AAA EL 55 199 176 25 57 29 16 0 13 40 0 0 20 40 0 2 1 .324 .392 .636 1.028
2016 26 AAA CHA 8 30 28 2 4 3 1 0 2 3 0 0 1 6 0 0 1 .143 .200 .393 .593
2016 26 MAJ CWS 2 8 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 .143 .250 .143 .393
2016 26 MAJ SD 26 46 42 3 12 4 1 0 3 7 0 0 3 8 0 0 1 .286 .348 .524 .872
2016  (Multiple Teams) 26 MAJ CWS/SD 28 54 49 3 13 4 1 0 3 8 0 0 4 10 0 0 1 .265 .333 .469 .803
2017 27 AAA EL 7 28 26 2 7 4 2 0 2 6 0 0 2 8 0 0 0 .269 .321 .577 .898
2017 27 MAJ SD 75 143 137 14 30 12 4 0 8 25 0 0 5 41 0 1 0 .219 .245 .423 .668
2018 28 AAA SAC 23 85 75 10 18 5 4 0 1 8 0 1 9 17 0 0 1 .240 .329 .333 .662
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3-Year Averages     43 83 80 7 17 7 3 0 4 12 0 0 3 21 0 0 0 .213 .241 .400 .641
Career  (View All)     347 834 783 60 186 59 38 0 21 120 0 1 34 207 1 9 7 .238 .273 .367 .639

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Hector Sanchez 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
Last 7 Games .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Hector Sanchez Minors 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 AVG OBP SLG OPS
May. 23 Las Vegas 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .500 .750
May. 21 Las Vegas 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .333 .500 .333 .833
May. 19 Salt Lake 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400
May. 17 Salt Lake 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000
May. 15 Tacoma 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
May. 13 Tacoma 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000
May. 12 Tacoma 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
May. 2 Las Vegas 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Apr. 30 Las Vegas 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .250
Apr. 28 Reno 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
Apr. 27 Reno 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .250
Last 7 Days 12 1 3 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 .250 .308 .333 .641
Last 14 Days 26 2 6 1 0 0 1 1 7 0 1 0 0 .231 .259 .269 .528
Last 30 Days 38 2 7 1 0 0 3 3 10 0 1 0 0 .184 .244 .211 .455

Hector Sanchez: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 25 6 2
2016 14
2015 16
2014 45 1
2013 33 1
2012 56 1
2011 11

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Hector Sanchez: Minor League Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 4 1
2018 23

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Hector Sanchez Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017333240.212.424.660
201670000.143.143.286

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017104116210.221.423.671
2016423380.286.524.886

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20176985150.203.435.660
2016140010.071.071.349

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20176863100.235.412.676
2016353370.343.629.990
Hector Sanchez vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Hector 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
2009 19 R AZL 134 117 11.9% 15.7% 0.76 82% .354 .111
2010 20 A AUG 341 310 8.2% 14.7% 0.56 84% .310 .119
2011 21 A+ SAN 228 212 4.8% 21.5% 0.22 77% .342 .231
2011 21 AAA FRE 168 153 7.7% 13.1% 0.59 86% .295 .079
2011 21 MAJ SF 34 31 8.8% 17.6% 0.50 81% .320 .065
2012 22 AAA FRE 15 15 0% 6.7% 0.00 93% .071 .000
2012 22 MAJ SF 227 218 2.2% 22.9% 0.10 76% .349 .110
2013 23 R SCO 3 3 0% 33.3% 0.00 67% .500 .334
2013 23 A+ SAN 14 12 7.1% 28.6% 0.25 67% .333 .083
2013 23 AAA FRE 99 85 12.1% 15.2% 0.80 82% .294 .153
2013 23 MAJ SF 140 129 5% 20.7% 0.24 78% .296 .101
2014 24 AAA FRE 20 19 5% 15% 0.33 84% .133 .158
2014 24 MAJ SF 177 163 4.5% 31.1% 0.15 66% .266 .105
2015 25 AAA SAC 152 139 5.9% 16.4% 0.36 82% .304 .130
2015 25 MAJ SF 59 56 3.4% 23.7% 0.14 75% .220 .125
2016 26 AAA EL 199 176 10.1% 20.1% 0.50 77% .352 .312
2016 26 AAA CHA 30 28 3.3% 20% 0.17 79% .100 .250
2016 26 MAJ CWS 8 7 12.5% 25% 0.50 71% .200 .000
2016 26 MAJ SD 46 42 6.5% 17.4% 0.38 81% .290 .238
2016  (Multiple Teams) 26 MAJ CWS/SD 54 49 7.4% 18.5% 0.40 80% .278 .204
2017 27 AAA EL 28 26 7.1% 28.6% 0.25 69% .313 .308
2017 27 MAJ SD 143 137 3.5% 28.7% 0.12 70% .247 .204
2018 28 AAA SAC 85 75 10.6% 20% 0.53 77% .298 .093
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3-Year Averages     83 80 3.6% 25.3% 0.14 74% .236 .187
Career     834 783 4.1% 24.8% 0.16 74% .293 .129

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Hector Sanchez Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
C 2015 101 -2 - 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 -1
2016 17 -1 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1
2016 72.7 -2 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -2
2017 163.7 -5 - 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 0 -2
1B 2017 25 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

Sanchez was cut from major-league camp Monday, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Sanchez (hamstring) is listed as an available bench player for the Giants in Sunday's Cactus League game against the Rockies, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Sanchez will be sidelined for two weeks with a hamstring injury, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic Bay Area reports.

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Sanchez agreed to a minor-league deal with the Giants on Thursday, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

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Sanchez cleared waivers and elected to become a free agent Monday.

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Sanchez started the nightcap of Saturday's doubleheader with the Dodgers, going 1-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored in a 7-2 win.

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Sanchez went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's win over the Phillies.

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Sanchez (head) drew a walk in his only plate appearance as a pinch hitter Sunday against the Pirates.

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Sanchez was removed from Saturday's game in the third inning after he was hit in the mask by a foul ball.

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Sanchez is out of the lineup Sunday against the Pirates, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

The Padres claimed Sanchez off waivers after the White Sox designated him for assignment in May. He saw a brief spike in playing time late in the year, flashing an impressive .286/.348/.524 line in a tiny sample with San Diego before Austin Hedges was called up from Triple-A El Paso. Sanchez was productive in the extremely hitter-friendly environs of the Pacific Coast League, mashing a career-high 13 homers in just 199 plate appearances. While Hedges projects to be the organization's long-term solution behind the plate, Sanchez has the requisite intrigue to be targeted as an endgame filler in deep leagues that require the use of two catchers if he can secure an Opening Day roster spot. Now 27 years old, there is no guarantee he will receive that opportunity.

2016

Sanchez beat out rookie Andrew Susac for the backup role behind Buster Posey to start the year, but his struggles at the plate (.179/.207/.304) and an inability to stay healthy had him spending the majority of the 2015 season either in the minors or on the disabled list. A switch-hitting catcher who isn't a liability on defense has value to an organization, but the Giants decided Susac was the better option to have behind Posey and declined to tender Sanchez a contract after the season. He was brought in by the White Sox on a minor league deal with a spring training invite, but only after the team added Dioner Navarro and Alex Avila on major league deals.

2015

Sanchez spent the first four months of the 2014 campaign as the backup to Buster Posey in San Francisco, slashing .196/.237/.301 in 66 games, but a foul ball caught his facemask in late July, resulting in a mild concussion. It indeed seemed like a relatively minor scare, as Sanchez started a minor league rehab assignment a week later. But in a cruel twist of fate, Sanchez was hit with another foul tip in a game with Triple-A Fresno and his symptoms resurfaced. Andrew Susac performed admirably in his stead over the remainder of the season (.267/.323/.465 with three homers after his return) and likely has the inside edge on the backup job entering spring training, but Sanchez was cleared for the Venezuelan Winter League and should be fine to play, and hopefully catch, at the start of next season.

2014

Sanchez battled a slew of injuries at the beginning of the 2013 season and ceded the backup catcher role to veteran Guillermo Quiroz. After getting healthy and spending some time in the minors, Sanchez made it back to the majors to put together a .248/.300/.349 line in 140 plate appearances. The switch-hitting catcher actually improved his walk rate (5.0 BB%) and strikeout rate (20.7 K%) from 2012, but his BABIP came back down to earth (.296 in 2013 compared to .349 in 2012), which resulted in the lower batting average. He is likely to see around 200-250 plate appearances backing up Buster Posey in 2014.

2013

Sanchez amassed 227 plate appearances in his rookie season as the Giants' backup catcher with a .280/.295/.390 slash line and three home runs. A good receiver behind the plate with an above average arm, Sanchez will remain the primary backup in 2013. The ability to switch hit gives the Giants some flexibility, but his overall offensive numbers were not analytically impressive. A 2.2 percent walk rate is abominable, and it is not likely he will hit above .270 again. His .349 BABIP is likely to regress, and his 15.2 percent swinging-strike rate and 43.5 percent chase rate indicate that his 22.9 percent strikeout rate will increase.

2012

Sanchez hit 12 homers with 84 RBI over 365 at-bats in the minors last season as a 21-year-old, so he's somewhat intriguing in keeper fantasy leagues as a catcher. A switch-hitter, Sanchez even got a cup of coffee in the bigs in September and held his own. While he could win the backup role in 2012, he's likely a couple of years away from making a major impact in the majors, and Buster Posey is blocking his path in San Francisco.