Jesus Sanchez
23-Year-Old OutfielderOF
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Picked up from Tampa Bay in the deal that sent Nick Anderson cross-state, Sanchez made his big-league debut in 2020 but didn't do much to suggest Miami was going to come out a winner in that trade. The 23-year-old went a woeful 1-for-25, a year after limping to a .227/.311/.383 line over 149 plate appearances in his first look at Triple-A. At the lower levels of the minors, Sanchez flashed a plus hit tool and the athletic profile to someday provide above-average power, but as yet little of that has shown up against better quality pitching. The Marlins will be patient with him, and an actual minor-league season could get his development back on track, but barring a big turnaround Sanchez doesn't project to be anything more than a bench bat in the majors. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#596
ADP
$Signed a $400,000 contract with the Rays in July of 2014. Traded to the Marlins in July of 2019.
Goes deep in victory
OFMiami Marlins
September 20, 2021
Sanchez went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and a walk in Monday's victory against the Nationals.
ANALYSIS
The rookie went deep off of Erick Fedde in the third inning, scoring Bryan De La Cruz in the process. The outfielder has now collected multiple hits in four of his last eight contests. Over those eight games, Sanchez batted .355 with four homers and 10 RBI.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
6
18
2
13
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
4
2
6
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+3%
OPS vs LHP
2021
 
 
+7%
OPS vs LHP
2020
 
 
-100%
OPS vs RHP
2019
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019vs Left .769 70 6 4 8 0 .234 .300 .469
Since 2019vs Right .749 177 19 9 28 0 .222 .299 .449
2021vs Left .860 63 6 4 8 0 .263 .333 .526
2021vs Right .803 155 18 9 26 0 .243 .310 .493
2020vs Left .000 7 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2020vs Right .338 22 1 0 2 0 .056 .227 .111
2019vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+6%
OPS on Road
2021
 
 
+22%
OPS on Road
2020
 
 
-100%
OPS on Road
2019
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019Home .733 129 16 7 19 0 .227 .279 .454
Since 2019Away .778 118 9 6 17 0 .223 .322 .456
2021Home .751 126 16 7 19 0 .233 .286 .466
2021Away .914 92 8 6 15 0 .272 .359 .556
2020Home .000 3 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2020Away .283 26 1 0 2 0 .045 .192 .091
2019Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Jesus Sanchez compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.24
 
BB Rate
7.8%
 
K Rate
32.1%
 
BABIP
.313
 
ISO
.254
 
AVG
.249
 
OBP
.317
 
SLG
.503
 
OPS
.819
 
wOBA
.350
 
Exit Velocity
81.3 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
41.4%
 
Barrels/PA
7.9%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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It often happens this way with prospects, but the closer Sanchez gets to the majors, the less appealing he has become in dynasty leagues. Raw talent is king in the lower levels, but Double-A and Triple-A pitchers have enough craft to take advantage of unrefined hitters who have not experienced failure. The Rays cashed Sanchez out at the trade deadline for quality big-league arms (Nick Anderson, Trevor Richards), and the early returns suggest they will not regret doing so. He uses the whole field, but struggles to impact the baseball. Sanchez hit 13 HR in 113 games as a 21-year-old at Double-A and Triple-A and did not attempt a steal in 35 Triple-A games. He is destined for an outfield corner, so his bat needs to carry him. He is still young and will get a chance to struggle and make adjustments in the majors, likely debuting this summer, but it would be a surprise if he had much success early in his career.
The only offensive skill Sanchez is not at least above-average at is patience. He has a quick bat and elite hand-eye-coordination, which allows him to make contact at an excellent clip (career 18.3 K% in full-season ball). The 6-foot-3 right fielder generates plus power to all fields and is adept at hitting same-handed pitching. Sanchez also happens to be a borderline plus runner, though he has only attempted 20 steals in 1,000 PA above rookie ball, which undersells his upside in that category. A 27-game run at Double-A to close out the season was the first time he hit below .300 in pro ball, and since he was the second-youngest hitter in the Southern League, that performance should carry little weight in his long-term evaluation. He will return to Double-A, and given the Rays' extreme organizational outfield depth, they won't rush him up the ladder. Sanchez has a chance to put up prime Adam Jones numbers in his peak seasons.
A 19-year-old with plus raw power and elite contact skills (17.8 percent strikeout rate) who led qualified Midwest League hitters with a .305 average needs to be taken very seriously, yet Sanchez still seems incredibly underrated. While he won't contribute with his legs in the same way peers like Taylor Trammell and Leody Taveras will, Sanchez's hit tool is special, and batting average is almost as scarce as speed these days. With a really quick bat and loose wrists through the zone, he is able to showcase excellent plate coverage, spraying the ball to all fields. He is better against righties, but posted a respectable .794 OPS against same-handed pitching, so a platoon may not be necessary. Sanchez's lean physique allows him to move fairly well now, but as his 6-foot-3, 210-pound frame continues to fill out, he will start to access 25-plus homer power, while slowing down considerably. The Rays have not promoted him aggressively, but it would not be surprising if he took another developmental leap this year and accelerated his ascent to the majors.
The 19-year-old Sanchez's arrow trended upward for the second time in as many seasons, as he slashed .323/.341/.530 over 173 plate appearances for the Gulf Coast League Rays, while rapping out 18 extra-base hits overall, including a whopping eight triples. He was then promoted to the Appalachian League and performed even better, posting a 170 wRC+ with three home runs in 53 plate appearances, albeit with a .412 BABIP. His strikeout rate increased from 17.9 percent to 22.6 percent after the promotion, but that is still a manageable range for an 18-year-old who is producing at that clip. Sanchez is an above average runner, but his baserunning is one area where he'll look to improve in 2017, as he swiped only two bags on seven attempts last season. At 6-foot-2, 190 pounds, Sanchez is already close to physically mature, which is why he is already able to show such impressive game power for his age. This is the time to invest in dynasty leagues, as Sanchez will be in high demand if he continues to rake after an assignment to Low-A Bowling Green.
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Plays hero Wednesday
OFMiami Marlins
September 15, 2021
Sanchez went 2-for-4 with a pair of home runs and four RBI in Wednesday's 8-6 win over Washington.
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Collects three hits in loss
OFMiami Marlins
September 12, 2021
Sanchez went 3-for-4 with a home run, a triple and two RBI in Sunday's 5-3 loss to Atlanta.
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Swats ninth homer
OFMiami Marlins
September 11, 2021
Sanchez went 1-for-5 with a solo home run Saturday against Atlanta in a 6-4 victory.
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Hammers three-run shot
OFMiami Marlins
September 3, 2021
Sanchez went 2-for-3 with a three-run homer, two runs scored and a walk in Friday's 10-3 win over Philadelphia.
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Homers in second straight game
OFMiami Marlins
August 29, 2021
Sanchez went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Sunday's 2-1 win over the Reds.
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