Sanchez
2018 Stats
2018 Full Season Projections
W-L
3-5
ERA
4.52
WHIP
1.506
K
67
SV
0
 
 
 
 
 
2018 Fantasy Outlook
It was a disappointing 2017 season for Sanchez, as the right-hander was only able to make eight starts due to a recurring blister issue. His last appearance came in mid-July, and throughout the course of the year he posted a 4.25 ERA and 1.72 WHIP; Sanchez was unable to get... read more
It was a disappointing 2017 season for Sanchez, as the right-hander was only able to make eight starts due to a recurring blister issue. His last appearance came in mid-July, and throughout the course of the year he posted a 4.25 ERA and 1.72 WHIP; Sanchez was unable to get into any sort of groove. This came on the heels of a breakout 2016 campaign in which Sanchez recorded a 3.00 ERA over 192 innings with the peripherals to mostly back it up (7.6 K/9, 3.0 BB/9, 0.70 HR/9). He wasn't able to make another leap into the upper echelon of hurlers this past season, but there's legitimate hope that he will regain his form following a full offseason of rest, although it's no lock that the blister epidemic will just fade away. Health provided, the 25-year-old should slide into the front-end of Toronto's rotation, just behind Marcus Stroman.
STATUS: 60-Day DL    INJURY: Finger    RETURN DATE: Aug 25,2018   
LEAGUE: Majors    BATS: R    Throws: R    HT: 6'4"    WT: 215 lbs.    DOB: 7/1/1992    College: None    Drafted By: TOR In 2010Show Contract
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Aaron Sanchez Contract Info:
Signed a one-year, $535,000 contract with the Blue Jays in March of 2017.
Struggles in potential final rehab start
PToronto Blue Jays
Finger
August 20, 2018
Sanchez (finger) gave up four runs (three earned) on six hits and four walks while striking out four in 4.1 innings during Monday's rehab start for Double-A New Hampshire.
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2018 Stat Review for Aaron Sanchez
1.49 K/BB
TERRIBLE
7.57 K/9
WEAK
5.08 BB/9
TERRIBLE
93.8 MPH Fastball
GREAT
0.9 HR/9
GREAT
1.88 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
4.52 ERA
WEAK
1.51 WHIP
TERRIBLE
4.74 FIP
POOR
0.298 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
71.4 % Strand Rate
BELOW AVERAGE
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First Baseman
  1. 1. JustinJ. Smoak (S)
  2. 2. KendrysK. Morales (S)
Second Baseman
  1. X. LourdesL. Gurriel (R) 10-Day DL
  2. X. DevonD. Travis (R) Day-To-Day
  3. X. YangervisY. Solarte (S) 10-Day DL
  4. X. BrandonB. Drury (R) 10-Day DL
  5. 1. RichardR. Urena (S)
  6. 2. AledmysA. Diaz (R)
  7. 3. CurtisC. Granderson (L)
Third Baseman
  1. X. YangervisY. Solarte (S) 10-Day DL
  2. X. BrandonB. Drury (R) 10-Day DL
  3. 1. RussellR. Martin (R)
  4. 2. AledmysA. Diaz (R)
  5. X. JoshJ. Donaldson (R) 60-Day DL
Shortstop
  1. 1. AledmysA. Diaz (R)
  2. X. YangervisY. Solarte (S) 10-Day DL
  3. X. LourdesL. Gurriel (R) 10-Day DL
  4. 2. RichardR. Urena (S)
  5. 3. RussellR. Martin (R)
  6. X. TroyT. Tulowitzki (R) 60-Day DL
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  1. Aaron Sanchez 2018 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Aaron Sanchez 2017 Preseason Outlook
    Few saw Sanchez's 2016 campaign coming. In his first big league season as a starter, the 23-year-old posted Cy Young-caliber numbers, leading the AL in ERA and win percentage (.882) while managing the league's ninth-best WHIP (1.17) and win total (15). The right-hander's refined curveball proved a perfect complement to his elite fastball that routinely sat in the mid-90s. Sanchez's biggest battle was his own organization. From the start, Jays upper management declared they would limit his innings and even planned to move him to the bullpen by midseason. However, his unexpected dominance changed things, and he wound up logging 192 regular-season innings with an average of 97.3 pitches per start while notching 23 quality starts (tied for third in the AL) over 30 starts. Including the playoffs, the righty tossed 203.2 frames. He seems ripe to regress, especially considering he only struck out 7.55 per nine innings while walking 2.95. Those peripherals don't jive with such a low ERA and he looks even riskier coming off almost a 100-inning jump.
  3. Aaron Sanchez 2016 Preseason Outlook
    After shining out of the Toronto bullpen as a rookie in 2014, Sanchez won a spot in the starting rotation to begin the 2015 season. He struggled in April, but was really turning it around in May and June before a shoulder strain forced him onto the DL. Upon his return in late July, Sanchez was assigned to the bullpen where he developed into the team's setup man down the stretch. His overall numbers do not jump off the page, but Sanchez had a 2.39 ERA, 0.87 WHIP and .467 OPS allowed in his 30 relief appearances. Sanchez is known for an electric mix of pitches that allows him to strike batters out at a high clip, and he has shown an ability to control his pitches better in shorter spurts. Still, the team has not said officially whether Sanchez will be in the bullpen or the starting rotation in 2016. If his proven success in relief keeps him in the bullpen, he should continue working as a primary setup man.
  4. Aaron Sanchez 2015 Preseason Outlook
    Sanchez finally debuted his electric stuff with the Blue Jays in 2014, excelling in a late-inning role out of the bullpen. The 6-foot-4 righty started the season at Double-A New Hampshire, where the refrain about his poor control continued, as he walked 14 percent of the batters he faced in 66 innings. Sanchez was then promoted to Triple-A Buffalo for a five-week stretch and then made the jump to the majors in late July, where he worked exclusively as a reliever. The 22-year-old was fantastic out of the bullpen, posting a 1.09 ERA and 0.70 WHIP with 27 strikeouts in 33 innings. He also notched three saves, splitting time with Casey Janssen in the closer role down the stretch. Sanchez’s dominance as a big-league reliever, and his struggles as a starter in the upper levels of the minors combine to lend credence to the idea that he profiles best as a dominant closer long term. To begin 2015, he'll likely get a look in the rotation following the loss of Marcus Stroman to a torn ACL in March, with the fallback option of moving back into the bullpen if he's unable to harness his control in the expanded role.
  5. Aaron Sanchez 2014 Preseason Outlook
    Sanchez spent nearly all of 2013 at High-A Dunedin, finishing with a 3.34 ERA, 7.8 K/9, and 4.2 BB/9 over 83.1 innings, as a shoulder injury cost him part of the season. The walk rate, while still not very good, reflects improved control compared to 2011 and 2012. Meanwhile, Sanchez couldn't carry over his strikeout totals to the next level, after posting a 9.7 K/9 for Low-A Lansing in 2012. Poised to open 2014 at Double-A New Hampshire, Sanchez is considered a potential frontline starter for the Jays down the line, but it would be encouraging to see him miss bats at an elevated clip again in the Eastern League this season.
  6. Aaron Sanchez 2013 Preseason Outlook
    Sanchez spent most of the 2012 season working as a starter at Low-A Lansing, where lapses with control (5.1 BB/9) offset an impressive ability to miss bats (9.7 K/9) and record a large number of outs on the ground (2.22 G/F). If his secondary pitches don't develop as expected, Sanchez possesses a big enough fastball to succeed with a transition toward a late-inning relief role. Still just 20 years old, the Jays can afford to give Sanchez plenty of time to hone his command in the lower levels of the minors, and it's possible that he will return to the Midwest League to start 2013 before getting his first exposure to High-A.
  7. Aaron Sanchez 2012 Preseason Outlook
    The tall, lanky (6'4", 190) righty flashes plus-velocity with an easy delivery and many scouts believe he has a very high upside. He needs to wok on his control but the 18-year old held his own in 2011, striking out 56 batters in 54.1 innings between Rookie and Low-A.
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Struggles in potential final rehab start
PToronto Blue Jays
Finger
August 20, 2018
Sanchez (finger) gave up four runs (three earned) on six hits and four walks while striking out four in 4.1 innings during Monday's rehab start for Double-A New Hampshire.
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Making possible last rehab start
PToronto Blue Jays
Finger
August 20, 2018
Sanchez (finger) will make a rehab start for Double-A New Hampshire on Monday, Mike Wilner of Sportsnet 590 The Fan reports.
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Shifts to 60-day DL
PToronto Blue Jays
Finger
August 19, 2018
The Blue Jays transferred Sanchez (finger) to the 60-day disabled list Sunday.
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Goes 3.2 innings in second rehab start
PToronto Blue Jays
Finger
August 16, 2018
Sanchez (finger) made his second rehab start Wednesday at High-A Dunedin, covering 3.2 innings and giving up one run on two hits and four walks while striking out three.
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Rehab outing set for Thursday
PToronto Blue Jays
Finger
August 7, 2018
Sanchez (finger) will make a rehab start for the GCL Blue Jays on Thursday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.
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