- Yankees Gary Sanchez Draws Mixed Reviews
is reliant on the damage he does at it. Should Sanchez hit enough to profile well regardless of position, he may wind up in a similar situation to Jesus Montero serving as a designated hitter most nights
- Sanchez's Triple
I hit the triple and I said, "They're done.'
-Jonathan Sanchez, from the Silicon Valley Mercury News
In game 162, playing against the division rival for the right to go the playoffs, it wasn't
- Jesus Montero in Context
Look at Jesus Montero. You probably aren't excited by the .263/.301/.406 work, or the eight home runs. It's just not a strong package, not after all that hype.
As that hype creates the context
- Somebody F'd With the Jesus
When he was in the Yankees farm system, Jesus Montero was considered one of the best hitting prospects in the minor leagues. He was strong. He was fierce. He had both the fire and the attitude
- The Jesus Montero Eligibility Debate
We interrupt the 2012 Catcher Keeper Rankings to answer a question from one of our readers, Buck Turgidson, who asked, "Will Jesus Montero be eligible at catcher to start next season?
- Outlook for Jesus Montero in 2012
to make. What will come of Jesus Montero in 2012?
Montero's talent as a hitter has never come into question. Looking at his minor league totals, you can see he's got outstanding power potential
- Jesus Montero: Steroid Whipping Boy
Reading the mind of every Mariner fan “@svenbranch: Steroids are supposed to make you awesome at sports. Jesus Montero proves otherwise.”— Erik Knutsen (@ErikKnutsen) August 6, 2013
- Who is Jesus Guzman?
- Breakout candidate: Jonathan Sanchez
Jonathan Sanchez misses a LOT of bats.
Unfortunately, sometimes that’s because he throws too many balls. But he also induces a lot of strikeouts. And he’s primed to break out in 2009.
- Anibal Sanchez and the Rebuilding Cubs
that Anibal Sanchez was signing with the Cubs. That comes from Bob Nightengale. Nightengale has written up a whole article about this, but no one else is yet confirming his report -- Ken Rosenthal says
- Scouting Jonathan Sanchez
Prior to July 10th, 2009, Giants southpaw Jonathan Sanchez was just a high-octane, low-command curiosity to those outside of the Bay Area. No-hitters have a way of raising one's profile, however
- Anibal Sanchez's Value
Anibal Sanchez has endured a star-crossed career. The former Red Sox farmhand, picked up by the Marlins as part of the Josh Beckett/Mike Lowell/Hanley Ramirez mega-deal in November of 2005, punched
- Winter Signings: Freddy Sanchez
The San Francisco Giants re-signed second baseman Freddy Sanchez to a two-year deal late last week. The deal is worth $12 million in total, and it eliminates an $8.1 million option that the club held
- Anibal Sanchez Is Finally Healthy
In 2006, Anibal Sanchez burst on the scene as a 22-year-old, throwing a no-hitter and posting a 2.83 ERA in his rookie season, though his xFIP was two runs higher than his ERA. He never really had
- Anibal Sanchez: The Race-Changer
Johnson has garnered the headlines, his rotation mate Anibal Sanchez has quietly matured into a terrific pitcher in his own right. His career has been cut short by numerous injuries, but as we noted last
- On Running, With Mike Trout and Jesus Montero
Prior to the 2012 regular season, Mike Trout and Jesus Montero would've been considered leading contenders for the American League Rookie of the Year Award. Both Trout and Montero were top prospects
- Freddy Sanchez for... Who?! Seriously?
baseman Freddy Sanchez head from the Pirates to the Giants, these comments were made from some of Fangraphs' finest:
"What the hell?"
"The best pitching prospect of the day doesn't get traded
- Anibal Sanchez Moves to the AL
Yesterday, Anibal Sanchez was traded to the Detroit Tigers. It was a bold move by the Tigers to help them make the playoffs. Today, I am going to look at a few changes that can be expected from him
- Moving to Catcher Will Help Jesus Montero
Jesus Montero will be the Mariners starting catcher when pitchers and catcher report in less than one week. That's actually somewhat surprising, as Montero's only real weak spot as a prospect was his
- In Defense of Tony Sanchez
The Pirates were pilloried for "playing it safe" with their selection of Boston College catcher Tony Sanchez as the 4th overall pick on draft day. Most draft gurus and pundits seemed to think
- What's Right With Anibal Sanchez?
Is it possible that, 500-plus innings into the career of Anibal Sanchez, we only know as much about his true talent level as your typical sophomore starter? It's something worth pondering, because
- The Mets Meet Anibal Sanchez
a slimmer of playoff hopes and sit pretty at second place in the National League East. Anibal Sanchez isn’t great (4.72 FIP and 5.38 tRA in 41 innings this year) but against the Mets lineup, it looked like
- Jesus Did Not Come to Save The Bronx
After months of hype, discussion, and lobbying, Jesus Montero has finally joined the New York Yankees. With rosters expanding for September, the Yankees have called their top prospect up to join
- Tigers Retool With Infante, Sanchez
-- a package featuring top prospect Jacob Turner for Anibal Sanchez and Omar Infante -- fills their greatest short-term needs and readies the team for postseason play.
Their 83-year-old pizza magnate owner
- What Went Wrong With Jonathan Sanchez
On Tuesday afternoon, the Kansas City Royals designated left-handed starter Jonathan Sanchez for assignment. The Royals, of course, acquired Sanchez and rightleft-handed pitcher Ryan Verdugo from
- Exclusive Video: Jesus of Nazareth on Mike Trout's Divinity
PED: god-like omnipotence. In what follows, famous world philosopher and also possible deity Jesus of Nazareth comments on the allegations regarding Trout's divinity.
- Sanchez versus Syndergaard: Prospect Showdown
require Travis d'Arnaud to make a deal, but would they demand another player, too? Noah Syndergaard and Aaron Sanchez vaulted up prospect lists this season as pitchers in the Lansing Lugnuts' rotation
- Gaby Sanchez Does Not Want to Be a Placeholder
the prospect for an upgrade at another position? This feeling has to grow intensity for a player who just won the position. That appears to be the case for Marlins first baseman Gaby Sanchez
- Rockies, Royals Swap Guthrie, Sanchez
Jeremy Guthrie and Jonathan Sanchez -- both acquired in deals this past offseason -- were supposed to help the Rockies and Royals, respectively, find some stability in their rotations. That never
- 2009 Impact Rookies: Gaby Sanchez
the time a player enters his first or second year of arbitration eligibility. The first-base position is no different this season, with Gaby Sanchez as the favorite to replace the dearly-departed Mike
- Anibal Sanchez: A Strikeout Rate To Believe In?
Among qualified starters, right-hander Anibal Sanchez has arguably been the best pitcher in all of baseball. His 1.45 FIP leads Major League Baseball, and if you're one who favors SIERA over FIP, his
- His Royal Highness, Jonathan Sanchez
league, that’s not exactly fantasy relevant. Also, if you’re in a league that counts front office members, tell me in the comments, I’d love to see that.) The Sanchez-for-Cabrera swap, on the other hand
- Can Sanchez Hold Off Morrison?
for Rookie of the Year Award honors this year with Gaby Sanchez, who won the first base job in Spring Training.
Most people consider Logan Morrison to be the Marlins’ first baseman of the future
- How Jesus Montero Threw Out Mike Trout
. One of the many conversations turned to Jesus Montero as a defensive catcher. One person who covers baseball on a daily basis for a newspaper couldn't believe that Montero managed to throw out Mike
- Jesus Montero Needs To Solve His Righty Problem
Jesus Montero was traded before the 2012 season from the Yankees to the Mariners for Michael Pineda. Montero was finally given a full time job after not being able to break into the Yankees' lineup
- Jesus Guzman and Andrew Miller: Mining the Minors
(or return, if already sent down) during this season.
Players listed in order of 2011 fantasy impact.
Jesus Guzman, Padres 3B/1B/OF
- Jesus Montero: Cabrera, Konerko, or Karim Garcia?
Over the last couple of years, I've expressed an amount of skepticism relating to Jesus Montero's status as an elite prospect. Essentially, my argument has been that since Montero is likely
- Is Jesus Montero More Valuable at Catcher or DH?
There are a lot of opinions out there about the deal over the weekend that shipped Michael Pineda and prospect Jose Campos to New York in exchange for Jesus Montero and Hector Noesi. A lot of people
- Has Jonathan Sanchez Been the Same Pitcher?
ERA in order to make a quick evaluation. Jonathan Sanchez has improved his ERA dramatically in the past few seasons, going from a 5.01 ERA in 2008 to a 4.24 ERA in 2009 to a 3.07 ERA in 2010. When
- Jonathan Sanchez Isn't As Good As His K%
From 2008 to 2011, Jonathan Sanchez has the fourth highest strikeout rate (24.1%) of any starting pitcher in baseball (500 IP minimum), ranking behind only Tim Lincecum, Clayton Kershaw, and Yovani
- Pirates Take Calculated Risk In Acquiring Sanchez
that essentially swap out Casey McGehee for Gaby Sanchez.
The first, and more important deal, sends outfielder Gorkys Hernandez and a 2013 competitive balance draft picks to the Marlins for Gaby
- Tigers Pick Anibal Sanchez Over Rick Porcello
Despite a winding road of reports over the last two days, Anibal Sanchez will remain a Detroit Tiger after all. The club signed the 28-year-old right-hander to a five-year, $80 million deal, keeping
- Jesus Montero: More "What Would Have Been" Moments
So enthralling, indeed, that I felt compelled to take the premise and run with it. Please find my Jesus Montero "What Would Have Been" moment submissions below.
- 2nd Basemen Making an Impact: Sanchez, Cabrera and Lopez
as fantasy options and here is a look at a few of them.
Owned % is from Yahoo
Stats are AB/AVG/HR/SB
Angel Sanchez - 15% owned – 43/0.395/1/1 – Sanchez stepped in once Clint Barmes (hand) went
- What Does Jesus Montero's Future Look Like Now?
The Mariners stuck with it for 735 innings. Despite the fact that nearly everyone in baseball agreed that Jesus Montero could not catch at an acceptable level in the Major Leagues, the Mariners let
- De La Rosa, Sanchez, and Schumaker: DL Fliers
much hand wringing, just drop him and move on.
Sanchez is one of those that might be placed on the DL before camps end and come back after the first week or so of the season, which
- Q&A: Aaron Sanchez, Jays Top Pitching Prospect
Aaron Sanchez is the top pitching prospect in the Toronto Blue Jays system for a reason. That reason is power, as the 20-year-old right-hander features a mid-90s fastball and a sharp-breaking
- Tomlin, Peralta, Baker, Sanchez, Santana: DLWW
% owned) and Jonathan Sanchez (Ankle - 35.6% owned) – Both look to return this season, but will be limited to bullpen use only. Owners planning on starts from them will need to look else where.
- Jack Hanahan and Eduardo Sanchez: Waiver Wire May 4th
in the pool of unwanted free agents...
Eduardo Sanchez |RP| Ownership: Yahoo - 10%
Looking for some cheap saves help? While the Cardinals bullpen situation remains sketchy at best, Sanchez just
- Sanchez, Strikeouts and Pitch Counts: The Tigers Take Game One
the order against Anibal Sanchez, Red Sox hitters saw 4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 5, 5, 4 and 6 pitches respectively. Thanks in part to the Detroit righthander’s overpowering stuff, it wasn’t until the 40th pitch
- Ty Wigginton and Freddy Sanchez: Waiver Wire Help for the Middle Infield
be a little higher.
Freddy Sanchez |2B| Ownership: ESPN - 37.9% Yahoo - 25%
If power is not your immediate need, but help with the batting average and OBP is, then Sanchez makes for a solid pick
- Who Would You Rather Draft: Francisco Liriano or Jonathan Sanchez
Francisco Liriano and Jonathan Sanchez have something to prove in 2012.
Both pitchers signed one-year deals on Tuesday, avoiding arbitration with the Twins and Royals at a cost of $5.5 million
- Anibal Sanchez - Fantasy MVP, Jarrod Parker - Fantasy LVP
leagues I played in, I had finishes of first, third, fourth, fourth, seventh and ninth. The only player that was on all four of my top four teams was Anibal Sanchez. While my two crappy teams had some
- Jesus Montero and Devin Mesoraco: Catching Prospects We'd Like to See But Probably Won't
call-up this year, but will likely be forced to wait in the minors until their time comes in 2012.
Jesus Montero -- Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees (AAA), NYY
Montero is a beast of a prospect and has
- The Jaff Decker, Travis Snider, Andrew Lambo, Gaby Sanchez, Jerry Sands and Jose Tabata Solution
opportunity for those guys to step forward. And if any of them do so successfully, there's even a chance they continue to play when Polanco is up... it's not like Gaby Sanchez is going to keep them