Jerry Sands
Jerry Sands
30-Year-Old First Baseman1B
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2018 Fantasy Outlook
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$Released by the Giants in August of 2018.
Heads to Atlantic League
1BFree Agent  
February 13, 2017
Sands signed with the Somerset Patriots of the Atlantic League on Monday, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports.
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Sands leaves MLB after failing to land a spring training invite this offseason. He spent 2016 in the White Sox organization, hitting .236 with seven RBI in just 24 major league games. The utility man has been relatively ineffective over five seasons, posting a career batting average of .238.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+12%
OPS vs RHP
2018
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2017
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2016
 
 
+12%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016vs Left .522 20 0 0 0 0 .222 .300 .222
Since 2016vs Right .587 38 2 1 7 0 .243 .263 .324
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016vs Left .522 20 0 0 0 0 .222 .300 .222
2016vs Right .587 38 2 1 7 0 .243 .263 .324
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Since 2016
 
 
+18%
OPS on Road
2018
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2016
 
 
+18%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016Home .516 28 0 0 2 0 .231 .286 .231
Since 2016Away .611 30 2 1 5 0 .241 .267 .345
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016Home .516 28 0 0 2 0 .231 .286 .231
2016Away .611 30 2 1 5 0 .241 .267 .345
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Sands became very familiar with the roads between Cleveland and Triple-A Columbus as he yo-yoed back and forth between the two locations for much of the summer. He didn't do anything to further establish himself at the major league level, posting a .676 OPS in 133 plate appearances for the Tribe, but continued to mash away at Triple-A pitching by posting a .948 OPS across 276 plate appearances for the Clippers. Sands owns a career .849 OPS across five seasons at Triple-A but can't get make the jump to the bigs (.685 OPS in 132 games) and will have a hard time shaking off the Quadruple-A label as a result. He'll try to win a reserve role after signing with the White Sox this winter.
Sands has spent time with four organizations, but has seen just 46 plate appearances in the big leagues since the end of the 2011 season. Meanwhile, he has accumulated over 1,500 plate appearances in Triple-A and has hit .265/.347/.485 in mostly friendly run environments. He is not a good defender, and is better against lefties than he is against righties. He is Quad-A material, and will likely provide organizational depth after signing with Cleveland. Sands has some pop in his bat, but there are too many holes in it for him to stick at the major league level.
Sands was the player to be named later in the package Los Angeles sent to Boston as part of the Adrian Gonzalez deal, but then was traded from Boston to Pittsburgh in the offseason. He is a power-hitting outfield prospect, who started poorly with the Dodgers last season, was demoted to Triple-A where the struggles continued, and did not recover until the second half of the season. However, he finished strong and hit an impressive .296/.375/.524 with 26 homers and 107 RBI for Triple-A Albuquerque. The Pacific Coast League is batter-friendly, however, and a 59:106 BB:K ratio suggests that there's still work to be done. That said, the right-handed batter hit lefties and righties nearly equally well (.910/.895 OPS). He'll battle for a roster spot at first base and right field with the Pirates in spring training. He offers significant power potential if he can find regular playing time.
Sands has bashed 64 minor league home runs the past two seasons, but after a so-so .253/.338/.389 in 198 big league at-bats last year, he's far from guaranteed a regular spot in the lineup. With the Dodgers out of the race, Sands hit .342/.415/.493 last September, so he has a legitimate chance at 500-plus at-bats in 2012. Consider him a solid sleeper, although he's technically behind James Loney on the depth chart at first base heading into spring training.
We saw hints of a 2009 breakout, but 2010 proved to be Sands' coming-out party as a top prospect. The former 25th-round pick batted a combined .301/.395/.586 between Low-A and Double-A (he skipped High-A entirely) with 35 home runs and 18 stolen bases. Sands has played first base and the outfield in the last couple seasons and was reportedly taking groundballs at third base in the Arizona Fall League, so he's far from settled in terms of a future defensive position. Still, if Sands can continue at this pace in Triple-A this season, the Dodgers will find a spot for him.
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1BChicago White Sox  
June 17, 2016
Sands was outrighted to Triple-A Charlotte on Friday, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports.
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1BChicago White Sox  
June 7, 2016
Sands was designated for assignment Tuesday, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
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1BChicago White Sox  
May 26, 2016
Sands is in the lineup and batting fifth for Thursday's game against the Royals.
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1BChicago White Sox  
April 30, 2016
Sands will serve as the designated hitter and bat seventh Saturday against the Orioles.
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1BChicago White Sox  
April 13, 2016
Sands went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer and three strikeouts in Wednesday's win over Minnesota.
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