Patrick Sandoval

Patrick Sandoval

27-Year-Old PitcherSP
Los Angeles Angels
2024 Fantasy Outlook
Sandoval came into last season as a breakout candidate after posting a career best 2.91 ERA the year prior, but instead he regressed with a 4.11 ERA and career-worst 1.51 WHIP. His fastball velocity remained the same and he continued to land well above league average at limiting hard contact and inducing groundballs, so the primary culprit for his drop-off can largely be linked to a decline in his ability to get hitters to miss pitches and to chase balls outside the strike zone. Whereas Sandoval ranked in the 76th and 73rd percentile, respectively, in whiff percentage and chase rate in 2022, he fell back closer to league average last season, finishing in the 63rd and 53rd percentile. Not coincidentally, the left-hander's strikeout rate dipped from 23.7% to 19.6%, and the impact of that drop was exacerbated by a career-worst 11.3% walk rate. Sandoval has good enough stuff to be able to bounce back, and working with a new pitching coach may help, but the inconsistency and modest punchout potential will likely keep him off the draft board in many fantasy leagues heading into the new campaign. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#498
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$Signed a one-year, $5.03 million contract with the Angels in January of 2024.
Effective in no-decision
PLos Angeles Angels
April 15, 2024
Sandoval didn't factor into the decision Monday, allowing one run on four hits and two walks across five innings against Tampa Bay. He struck out three.
ANALYSIS
Sandoval fared much better in his second go-around with the Rays on Monday, allowing one run after surrendering four (three earned) against them on April 9. However, his efforts didn't translate into the win column as the Halos didn't get on the board until the eighth frame. The southpaw owns a 4.67 ERA through four starts and has yet to allow a home run in 17.1 innings of action. He's scheduled for a Saturday start against the Reds at Great American Ball Park.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
87
Last 10 Games
87
Last 5 Games
87
How many pitches does Patrick Sandoval generally throw?
 
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121+
 
1-10
 
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31-40
 
41-50
 
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121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
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41-50
 
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121+
What part of the game does Patrick Sandoval generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2022
 
 
-32%
BAA vs LHP
2024
 
 
-100%
BAA vs LHP
2023
 
 
-13%
BAA vs LHP
2022
 
 
-44%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2022vs Left .181 253 55 18 41 6 0 1
Since 2022vs Right .268 1119 242 125 262 47 4 19
2024vs Left .000 9 3 2 0 0 0 0
2024vs Right .292 73 15 7 19 5 0 0
2023vs Left .228 114 20 8 23 4 0 1
2023vs Right .262 538 108 66 122 25 1 11
2022vs Left .151 130 32 8 18 2 0 0
2022vs Right .271 508 119 52 121 17 3 8
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2022
 
 
-17%
ERA on Road
2024
 
 
-19%
ERA on Road
2023
 
 
-15%
ERA on Road
2022
 
 
-23%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2022Home 3.92 1.43 142.1 5 11 0 8.4 3.6 0.6
Since 2022Away 3.26 1.44 168.1 9 13 0 8.8 4.6 0.5
2024Home 5.40 1.60 5.0 0 1 0 10.8 5.4 0.0
2024Away 4.38 1.62 12.1 1 1 0 8.8 4.4 0.0
2023Home 4.46 1.47 66.2 2 6 0 7.3 3.4 0.8
2023Away 3.81 1.55 78.0 5 7 0 8.5 5.7 0.7
2022Home 3.31 1.39 70.2 3 4 0 9.3 3.7 0.5
2022Away 2.54 1.29 78.0 3 5 0 9.0 3.6 0.5
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Stat Review
How does Patrick Sandoval compare to other starting pitchers?
This section compares his stats with all starting pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 120 innings)*. 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, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 120 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in 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.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
2.00
 
K/9
9.3
 
BB/9
4.7
 
HR/9
0.0
 
Fastball
93.7 mph
 
ERA
4.67
 
WHIP
1.62
 
BABIP
.381
 
GB/FB
1.73
 
Left On Base
57.1%
 
Swinging Strike
12.6%
 
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Latest Fantasy Rumors
Could be moved in trade
PLos Angeles Angels
November 15, 2019
Sandoval was mentioned among a host of young players that the Angels could make available on the trade market for more established veterans this offseason by Jeff Fletcher of the OC Register.
ANALYSIS
"We have probably the most valuable type of players you can trade. They are 0-to-3 (service time) players that we've stripped out a lot of the risk because they are pretty much there," said GM Billy Eppler. Sandoval falls into that category. He failed to notch a win in his rookie season, but his 4.02 xFIP over 39.1 innings suggests the 23-year-old lefty pitched better than his 5.03 ERA would indicate.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2020
Sandoval was healthy all year but only totaled 148.2 innings as the Angels rolled with a six-man rotation. The team was also cautious with Sandoval specifically, allowing him to throw 100-plus pitches four times in 27 starts. Sandoval is a unique pitcher not just because he throws lefty but because he throws his slider and changeup as his two primary pitches -- at least he did in 2022. The slider held up under heavier usage and the change was a good swing-and-miss pitch for him with a 44.5 Whiff%, according to Statcast. His four-seamer got knocked around to the tune of a .372 average and 14 extra-base hits, so things can go awry when he gets behind in the count and has to throw the fastball over the plate. Throwing so much breaking and offspeed stuff results in a good number of groundballs, and when combined with the strikeouts, Sandoval is an exciting arm for fantasy purposes. That said, don't expect many two-start weeks and don't expect him to approach 200 innings.
Sandoval began the season toiling for Triple-A Salt Lake but was called up before their season commenced. Initially, Sandoval was a swingman, but it wasn't long before he entered the rotation full time. His season ended prematurely in mid-August with a left lumbar stress reaction. Granted, it was only a 36.2 inning sample from the previous campaign, but Sandoval exhibited significant improvement, best exemplified by a 15.2% swinging strike mark supporting a 26% K%. Sandoval's walk rate could use some work as demonstrated by a 9.9% BB%. Just 25 years old, Sandoval has time to hone his five-pitch mix to improve control. If successful, front end of the rotation status awaits. Short term, keep in mind the Angels could deploy a six-man rotation, but if healthy, Sandoval still merits a spot on a mixed league roster.
Sandoval's chances of making the 2020 Opening Day roster increased after new Angels manager Joe Maddon announced plans for a six-man rotation. However, Sandoval was diagnosed with COVID-19 and was late to summer camp, putting the spot in jeopardy. He was able to catch up and served as the sixth starter around a couple trips to the alternate training facility when a sixth starter wasn't needed. For the year, Sandoval struggled with homers, allowing 10 in just 36.2 innings despite inducing grounders at a 55.3% clip. Sandoval altered his pitch mix, throwing more sliders in lieu of his curveball and changeup. His slider and change are thrown with similar velocity -- only eight-mph slower than his four-seamer which may help explain the homers as batters are better able to sit on a pitch. Sandoval is still developing, but it appears he's capped at a back-end starter, useful as a streamer.
Sandoval made his big-league debut in early August and held down a rotation spot for the rest of the season despite largely mediocre results. His 24.9 K% was strong, but it came with a poor 11.2 BB%. A 21.4% HR/FB rate also held him back and indicates potential positive regression going forward, while his 4.02 xFIP paints a fairly optimistic picture of what he's been able to do thus far. His fastball averaged 93 mph (fine for a southpaw) and he pairs it with a swing-and-miss changeup, a high-spin curveball and fourth-pitch slider. Even with the unconvincing start to his career, he enters 2020 poised to either break camp in the rotation or serve as the next man up in the case of an injury, and injuries typically hit this rotation harder than most. His command issues make him a WHIP liability, but he should be a solid source of strikeouts if he gets the innings.
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Struggles in loss
PLos Angeles Angels
April 10, 2024
Sandoval (1-2) took the loss Tuesday, allowing four runs on six hits and three walks over five innings against Tampa Bay. He struck out six.
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Rebounds in second start
PLos Angeles Angels
April 3, 2024
Sandoval (1-1) earned the win Wednesday, allowing two runs on four hits and two walks over 5.2 innings in a 10-2 victory over Miami. He struck out seven.
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Short outing in loss
PLos Angeles Angels
March 28, 2024
Sandoval (0-1) allowed five runs (three earned) on six hits and two walks while striking out two across 1.2 innings in Thursday's 11-3 loss to the Orioles.
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Receives nod for Opening Day
PLos Angeles Angels
March 19, 2024
The Angels announced Tuesday that Sandoval will start Opening Day against the Orioles on March 28, Erica Weston of Bally Sports West reports.
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Settles with Angels
PLos Angeles Angels
January 11, 2024
The Angels and Sandoval avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $5.025 million contract Thursday, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.
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