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Sandy Leon

28-Year-Old Catcher – Boston Red Sox

2017 Stats

AVG

.225

HR

7

RBI

39

R

32

SB

0

2018 RotoWire Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

After getting called up to the big leagues in June of 2016, Leon slashed .310/.369/.845 for the Red Sox the rest of the way, and came into this past season with decent expectations. But the veteran ca...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: B   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 10"   WT: 240   DOB: 3/13/1989   BORN: Maracaibo, Venezuela   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: By WAS In 2007  

October 8, 2017  –  Sandy Leon News

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Leon is starting at catcher and batting eighth in Sunday's ALDS Game 3 against the Astros, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

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Sandy Leon 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
2010 21 A HAG 98 385 325 48 81 18 10 6 2 36 3 5 50 79 5 5 0 .249 .345 .335 .680
2011 22 A POT 109 416 370 36 93 28 21 1 6 43 1 3 33 69 9 3 1 .251 .312 .362 .674
2012 23 A AUB 5 18 15 3 5 2 2 0 0 3 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 .333 .444 .467 .911
2012 23 AA HAR 40 149 135 15 42 13 12 0 1 19 1 0 9 16 1 2 2 .311 .358 .422 .780
2012 23 AAA SYR 19 64 52 8 18 7 5 0 2 4 0 0 12 12 0 0 0 .346 .469 .558 1.027
2012 23 MAJ WAS 12 36 30 2 8 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 4 11 0 0 2 .267 .389 .333 .722
2013 24 A AUB 3 13 13 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 .077 .077 .077 .154
2013 24 AA HAR 95 361 310 35 55 16 12 1 3 26 0 0 47 57 0 1 3 .177 .291 .252 .543
2013 24 MAJ WAS 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2014 25 AAA SYR 51 193 170 26 39 14 9 0 5 25 1 0 23 36 0 0 0 .229 .321 .371 .692
2014 25 MAJ WAS 20 70 64 7 10 2 1 0 1 3 0 0 6 20 0 0 0 .156 .229 .219 .448
2015 26 AAA PAW 26 111 99 8 26 5 4 0 1 13 0 1 10 23 0 0 2 .263 .342 .333 .675
2015 26 MAJ BOS 41 128 114 8 21 2 2 0 0 3 0 1 7 28 6 0 1 .184 .238 .202 .440
2016 27 AAA PAW 36 130 115 12 28 6 3 1 2 13 0 0 11 24 0 2 2 .243 .315 .339 .654
2016 27 MAJ BOS 78 283 252 36 78 26 17 2 7 35 0 0 23 66 4 2 2 .310 .369 .476 .845
2017 28 MAJ BOS 85 301 271 32 61 21 14 0 7 39 0 0 25 74 1 3 1 .225 .290 .354 .644
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3-Year Averages     68 235 212 25 53 15 11 0 4 25 0 0 18 56 3 1 1 .250 .310 .358 .669
Career  (View All)     238 819 732 85 178 53 36 2 15 82 0 1 65 200 11 5 6 .243 .308 .359 .667

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

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Sandy Leon 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
Oct. 1 Hou 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .225 .290 .354 .644
Sep. 30 Hou Did not play.
Sep. 29 Hou 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .224 .290 .354 .644
Sep. 28 Hou Did not play.
Sep. 27 Tor Did not play.
Sep. 26 Tor 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .226 .293 .358 .651
Sep. 25 Tor Did not play.
Sep. 24 @Cin 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .225 .292 .347 .639
Sep. 23 @Cin Did not play.
Sep. 22 @Cin Did not play.
Sep. 20 @Bal 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .223 .291 .342 .633
Sep. 19 @Bal Did not play.
Sep. 18 @Bal 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .285 .342 .627
Sep. 17 @TB Did not play.
Sep. 16 @TB Did not play.
Sep. 15 @TB 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .225 .287 .348 .635
Sep. 14 Oak Did not play.
Sep. 13 Oak 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .221 .284 .345 .629
Sep. 12 Oak Did not play.
Sep. 10 TB Did not play.
Sep. 9 TB 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 .224 .284 .350 .634
Sep. 8 TB Did not play.
Sep. 6 Tor 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .228 .289 .357 .646
Sep. 5 Tor 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .228 .290 .354 .644
Sep. 4 Tor Did not play.
Sep. 3 @NYY 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .293 .359 .652
Sep. 2 @NYY Did not play.
Sep. 1 @NYY 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .230 .294 .361 .655
Aug. 31 @NYY Did not play.
Aug. 30 @Tor Did not play.
Last 7 Games 9 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .222 .556 .778
Last 14 Games 18 1 4 1 0 1 1 3 7 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .333 .444 .777
Last 30 Games 45 2 8 2 0 1 3 4 17 0 0 0 0 0 .178 .245 .289 .534

Sandy Leon: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 84
2016 74 2
2015 37 1 2
2014 20
2013 1
2012 12

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Sandy Leon Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201773102160.247.411.732
201667124170.373.6121.062
2015340010.059.059.118

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017198225230.217.333.612
2016185243180.286.427.764
2015808020.238.263.569

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017134163220.246.388.697
2016123192130.325.488.866
2015526020.212.250.491

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017137164170.204.321.593
2016129175220.295.465.826
2015622010.161.161.397
Sandy Leon vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Sandy Leon Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2010 21 A HAG 385 325 13% 20.5% 0.63 76% .317 .086
2011 22 A POT 416 370 7.9% 16.6% 0.48 81% .292 .111
2012 23 A AUB 18 15 16.7% 11.1% 1.50 87% .385 .134
2012 23 AA HAR 149 135 6% 10.7% 0.56 88% .342 .111
2012 23 AAA SYR 64 52 18.8% 18.8% 1.00 77% .421 .212
2012 23 MAJ WAS 36 30 11.1% 30.6% 0.36 63% .421 .066
2013 24 A AUB 13 13 0% 23.1% 0.00 77% .100 .000
2013 24 AA HAR 361 310 13% 15.8% 0.82 82% .207 .075
2013 24 MAJ WAS 1 1 0% 100% 0.00 0% .000 .000
2014 25 AAA SYR 193 170 11.9% 18.7% 0.64 79% .264 .142
2014 25 MAJ WAS 70 64 8.6% 28.6% 0.30 69% .209 .063
2015 26 AAA PAW 111 99 9% 20.7% 0.43 77% .333 .070
2015 26 MAJ BOS 128 114 5.5% 21.9% 0.25 75% .244 .018
2016 27 AAA PAW 130 115 8.5% 18.5% 0.46 79% .286 .096
2016 27 MAJ BOS 283 252 8.1% 23.3% 0.35 74% .392 .166
2017 28 MAJ BOS 301 271 8.3% 24.6% 0.34 73% .280 .129
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3-Year Averages     235 212 7.7% 23.8% 0.32 74% .320 .108
Career     819 732 7.9% 24.4% 0.33 73% .312 .116

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Sandy Leon Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 C 306 0 0 0 0 144 0 123 0
2015 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 C 600.3 0 0 0 0 309 0 270 0
2017 C 699.3 0 0 0 0 367 0 276 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 C 1 3 0 0 0 0 -1 3
2015 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 C 1 3 -1 0 0 0 -4 -1
2017 C 4 3 0 0 0 0 8 15

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2017 Stat Review for Sandy Leon    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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0.34 BB/K
WEAK
8.3% BB Rate
AVERAGE
24.6% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.644 OPS
TERRIBLE
.290 OBP
TERRIBLE
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.225 AVG
TERRIBLE
.280 BABIP
LOW
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.354 SLG
TERRIBLE
.129 ISO
POOR

2018 Projected Stats Breakdown for Sandy Leon

Overall Ratings

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Sandy Leon: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Leon is in the lineup against the Astros for Game 1 of the ALDS on Thursday, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

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Leon was added to the lineup for Friday's game against the Astros, Tim Britton of The Providence Journal reports.

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Leon will start at catcher and bat ninth Sunday against the Orioles, Evan Drellich of CSN New England reports.

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Leon will start at catcher and bat eighth Wednesday against the Rays, Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald reports.

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Leon went 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored in Sunday's 6-3 win over the White Sox.

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Leon (knee) will start at catcher and bat ninth Sunday against the White Sox, Evan Drellich of CSN New England reports.

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Manager John Farrell said Leon (knee) is lined up to make his next start Sunday against the White Sox, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

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Leon (knee) is available off the bench Wednesday, and is on the verge of returning to the lineup to spell Christian Vazquez within the next couple days, Jason Mastrodonato of The Boston Herald reports.

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2017

Following the injuries of catchers Ryan Hanigan and Blake Swihart, Leon was called up in June to back up defensive specialist Christian Vazquez. He started off his major league campaign on a tear, posting a 1.074 OPS over his first 167 plate appearances, earning him the starting job from from the offensively struggling Vazquez, who batted just .227. The switch-hitting backstop mashed southpaws .373/.450/.612 (0.77 BB/K), while posting a modest .286/.337/.427 line against righties (0.25 BB/K). Although his bat cooled off a bit (.213/.286/.253 in September), the 28-year-old still slashed .310/.369/.476 in 78 games after being called up. Leon also led the Red Sox in innings behind the plate, catching 600.1 innings last season, earning the trust of manager John Farrell in the process. Even if Boston doesn't add an alternative to the depth chart before the start of spring training, Leon is only a marginal bet to open 2017 as Boston's starter. He'll likely only deliver occasional utility in two-catcher mixed fantasy leagues.

2016

Leon was an emergency acquisition late in spring training when the Red Sox learned of Christian Vazquez’s need for Tommy John surgery on his right elbow. Leon paired with Ryan Hanigan in a catcher combination that was not expected to do much at the plate, but could handle the staff until Blake Swihart was ready. When Hanigan went down in May with a broken knuckle, the Red Sox chose to promote Swihart to be their starting catcher, keeping Leon in a backup role. He eventually emerged as the go-to catcher for Clay Buchholz. Leon hit .184/.238/.202 with two extra-base hits and three RBI in 128 plate appearances (41 games). The Red Sox signed him to a major-league contract this offseason and then outrighted him to Triple-A Pawtucket, where he’s expected to start the season and serve as organizational depth should injuries hit Swihart or Vazquez.

2015

Back in 2012, Leon seemed like he might have a future behind the plate. He hit better than .300 across three minor league levels and didn't look out of place during a big league callup. Given Wilson Ramos' inability to stay healthy, the door was open for him to establish himself as Ramos' top backup and a potential Francisco Cervelli-like modest fantasy asset. Two years later though, following a .177 showing at Double-A and .229 performance at Triple-A, Leon's status has dropped to that of pure organizational depth, a guy you call up when you have no other options. He's got a decent defensive reputation, but unless Leon finds those base hits he lost after 2012, that status isn't going to change.

2013

Entering 2012, Leon figured to be a future backup, a catcher with solid defensive skills but not much of a stick, but after hitting .322 across three minor league levels he might have changed that perception. With Wilson Ramos and Kurt Suzuki ahead of him on the depth chart he will likely get a full season at Triple-A to prove that performance was not a fluke.