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  1. Great analysis and article. I think the most important thing is that Sanchez doesn’t seem to have any lingering effects from the injuries and has actually received a physical boost from getting sliced open.

    Comment by Chad — May 10, 2011 @ 3:00 pm

  2. As much as I love FanGraphs, it makes getting an edge on your idiot fantasy baseball league mates a little more difficult. The league mates know who I am talking about.

    Comment by Cody — May 10, 2011 @ 3:29 pm

  3. Boo freaking hoo. Maybe you should go back to using your dodecahedron to roll for your status, Warlock..

    Comment by fergie348 — May 10, 2011 @ 3:43 pm

  4. I probably should have included some sort of :sarcmark:. I always forget to do that.

    Comment by Cody — May 10, 2011 @ 4:03 pm

  5. I am so glad someone else in the world recognized the brilliance of Anibal Sanchez, whom I own in every league. Glad we were able to accentuate the postives. Now if we can get some consistency. Last year’s second half is coming this year.

    Comment by sbenton — May 10, 2011 @ 5:28 pm

  6. I know the post is about his statistical comeback from the labrum surgery, but I’d like to add that his surgery coincided with losing his infant son. We’ve been happy for Anibal here in Miami for the last couple years. It’s just a great story.

    Comment by RidiculousPage — May 10, 2011 @ 8:25 pm


    There’s the story FWIW.

    Comment by RidiculousPage — May 10, 2011 @ 8:27 pm

  8. Nice piece Eno. I think it is interesting that Sanchez is throwing his slider significantly harder so far this year. Health? Confidence? Both? The drastic change in contact rate without significant change in his swing percentages against jumps off the board for me, and certainly backs up the Pitch F/X data. The walks have hurt him a bit, and the WHIP diminishes his fantasy value slightly; the increase in strikeouts, however, really off-set that in the 5×5 environment. If the walks drop, Sanchez goes from tough to potentially elite. Of course, we’re still dealing with a small sample size this year, but there are indications of a true breakout.

    Comment by Toz — May 11, 2011 @ 8:17 am

  9. One nit to pick: labrum are not ligaments.

    Comment by ltrebleg — May 11, 2011 @ 9:51 am

  10. Ah dammit good one. You’re right. I’m going to leave it though, because I’m selfish and I like that line haha.

    Comment by Eno Sarris — May 11, 2011 @ 11:48 am

  11. here’s a question: should i drop kyle drabek for sanchez?

    Comment by fredsbank — May 11, 2011 @ 4:00 pm

  12. i’m not in a keeper league

    Comment by fredsbank — May 11, 2011 @ 4:02 pm

  13. I would.

    Comment by Eno Sarris — May 11, 2011 @ 4:06 pm

  14. he can’t maintain that z-contact%. the strikeouts will come down

    Comment by mds — May 11, 2011 @ 4:24 pm

  15. One nit to pick: the plural of “labrum” is “labra.”

    Comment by Adam — May 15, 2011 @ 11:26 am

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