- Yankees Call Up Powerful Catcher Gary Sanchez
Sanchez's defense lags behind his offense, which makes the Victor
- 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
- Aaron Sanchez or Aaron Sanchez?
, now maybe too experienced and/or risky to be considered one.
8. Is on my fantasy team.
9. Eats food.
10. Cooks food.
Aaron Sanchez: 1,3,5,9,10,maybe 7
Aaron Sanchez: 2,4,6,7,8,probably
- 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
- 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
- Victor Goes Yard!
Bottom of the second. No score. Indians vs. White Sox. John Danks on the mound, Jhonny Peralta on first. Victor Martinez at the dish. Danks checks the runner, delivers the first pitch
- Victor Martinez and the < 1 Club
, the fourth member is Victor Martinez. While not a power threat of the Albert Pujols or Ryan Howard ilk, he has hit 16-25 home runs each of the last four years with a steadily increasing OPS of .851-.879
- Victor Martinez is One of a Kind
Victor Martinez has been the best hitter in baseball this season.
Granted, that's just an opinion that I've presented as fact, but he has a strong case. The strongest part of his case
- Victor Martinez, First Baseman?
If your league counts all players that have started once at a position as eligible there, well then Victor Martinez can catch for you next year. And you're luckier for it. But anyone else that played
- Contract Crowdsourcing: Victor Martinez
Yesterday, the news came out that Victor Martinez had rejected a two year contract extension that the Red Sox had offered, and is now set to test free agency. In the words of his agent, Alan Nero
- Victor Martinez: Stock ?
In our ridiculously early draft, I picked Victor Martinez in the 10th round. I like the idea of picking up Martinez on the cheap, but I wasn't exactly sure what his value would be after missing all
- Projections & Victor Martinez
Over the last four or five years, Joe Mauer, Brian McCann, and Victor Martinez have been the gold standard for fantasy catchers. Jorge Posada was a fine fourth wheel for a while, and now Buster Posey
- Is Victor Martinez a Fit in Detroit?
Last week, on Boston radio station WEEI, Peter Gammons stopped by and made quite the bold statement:
I don’t expect Victor Martinez to come back, I think Detroit is going to give him four or five
- Victor Martinez To Detroit
as the reliever he wanted to acquire, and made them offers they couldn't refuse. Now he has reportedly lured Victor Martinez to Detroit with a four year, $50 million deal. Was Dombrowski's decision to outbid
- Ode to Victor Cole
Victor Cole may have played in only eight games in the 1992 season, but he maintains the distinction of being one of Russia's natives to play in the MLB
- Victor Martinez's Unlikely and Unique Comeback
Victor Martinez is in his age-35 season. He spent nearly a decade in the majors playing catcher, the most physically demanding position for a hitter to play. He missed the entire 2012 season after
- 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.
- Contract Crowdsourcing Results: Victor Martinez
Well, we have our first Contract Crowdsourcing result that really surprises me. The votes are in, and you guys think that Victor Martinez is in line for a a pretty sweet deal.
- Will Victor Martinez Bring Fantasy Spoils?
Victor Martinez was the top catcher on most draft boards prior to the 2008 season. He had an ADP of 29 following his 2007 season where he hit .301-25-114-78-0. Of course Martinez ended up a big
- Victor Martinez Needs Surgery On Bat
Before the season started, the catcher consensus rankings put Victor Martinez sixth overall and one ranker had him as high as fourth. Now that we're two months in, Victor Martinez ranks dead last
- 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
- Miguel Montero and the Victor Martinez Contract
, $50 million contract Victor Martinez received from the Tigers in free agency prior to the 2010 season. The Diamondbacks do have Montero under contract for 2012 (the last of his team-controlled
- A Sad Farewell to Victor Martinez's Streak
that called strikeouts happen, and that's even inevitable for Victor Martinez, But for the longest stretch, he was clean. For 641 consecutive plate appearances, he was clean.
Understand what we're talking
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Grant Balfour Utilizes Socratic Method with Victor Martinez
an urgent line of inquiry to better understand Detroit designated hitter Victor Martinez's impressions of the world.
Asks Balfour of Martinez: "Why the fuck you looking at me, man?" And also: "What's your
- 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
- Aaron Sanchez Aced His Test
to write about Aaron Sanchez's secondary stuff, regardless of how he actually did on Tuesday. The way I figured, one way or the other, it was going to be worth an article. Now, what I didn't know
- Aaron Sanchez Is Looking Like an Ace
It's probably no secret that, when the Blue Jays decided to try Aaron Sanchez as a starter, we were skeptics. It was nothing against Sanchez personally; from my perspective, at least, it was really
- 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
- Aaron Sanchez's Place in Toronto's Rotation
Aaron Sanchez wants to be a starter. Most pitchers want to be a starter. Jesse Chavez and Gavin Floyd want to be starters, too, and they all might deserve it, which is the current conundrum
- 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
- Anibal Sanchez: Embodiment of the 2015 Tigers
their season: Anibal Sanchez.
Injuries to players like Miguel Cabrera and Justin Verlander have played a role in Detroit’s disappointing 54-57 season, but Cabrera hit incredibly well for half
- Aaron Sanchez and the Trevor Rosenthal Experiment
On Thursday night, preseason consensus top-50 prospect Aaron Sanchez made his first appearance of the season out of the bullpen for the Buffalo Bisons, the Triple-A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays
- 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 Can the Tigers Replace Victor Martinez?
Catching is supposed to be the activity that slowly robs young men of their athleticism, but it was training that felled Victor Martinez. After keeping his legs fresh while being a primary catcher
- Short-Term Tigers Re-Sign Victor Martinez
big win-now move, keeping Victor Martinez at a four-year guarantee worth $68 million. Per usual, there are questions about the back. Per usual, that's not the priority.
It's a fairly simple move
- The Daily Grind: Sanchez, Gee, Fister
Three Minor Leaguer Catchers
Daily DFS - Sanchez, de la Rosa
GB / FB Splits
Tomorrow's Targets - Gee, Fister, Forsythe, Iglesias
1. Three Minor League
- Yankees Gary Sanchez Draws Mixed Reviews
The third time was the charm in Rome, Georgia as Gary Sanchez finally donned the tools of ignorance and led the Charleston Yankees against the Rome Braves. Having missed him twice previously, I found
- 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
- Time for Giants to Part Ways with Hector Sanchez
San Francisco Giants backup catcher Hector Sanchez is a ball magnet.
Every single time he plays — and this is no exaggeration — he takes a savage beating behind home plate. Foul tips rock his
- Projecting Yankees Catching Prospect Gary Sanchez
clubs were eliminated from their respective playoffs. The most notable of the rookies called up over the weekend was probably Gary Sanchez, a catcher in the Yankees organization.
Sanchez has been
- 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
- Carlos Sanchez & Marcus Semien: Deep League Wire
Carlos Sanchez | 2B/SS CHW | CBS 2% Owned
Sanchez has started every game at second base since Beckham was traded, while possible competitor for the job Leury Garcia hasn't even received an at-bat
- Sean Rodriguez, Victor Zambrano, and Mark Langston Attend a Wake
to Akinori Iwamura’s pending option and Jason Bartlett who will enter his second year of arbitration off a career year.
Consider this: the Rays turned a few seasons of Victor Zambrano into six years
- Deep League Waiver Wire: Sanchez and Suzuki
Gary Sanchez (1% Yahoo, 0.7% ESPN, 12% CBS) – one of the best pieces of player news I read last week was a recent report that the Yankees’ top catching prospect started fielding grounders at first while
- The Daily Grind: Cash Games, Sanchez, Lester
DFS Cash Game Strategy
Daily DFS - Sanchez
Tomorrow's Targets - Porcello, Lester, Valencia, Orlando
1. DFS Cash Game Strategy
Those of you already playing DFS
- The Freshmen Report: Lobstein, Sanchez, Smith, Tomas
is getting closer to returning from the disabled list so Lobstein may have to shift to the bullpen in June, unless (or, perhaps, until) another injury crops up.
Carlos Sanchez, 2B, White Sox
- 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
- Victor Martinez: The Best Fielding First Baseman in the Majors (No, Really)
Note: I have no idea if I’m the first to do this, but quite frankly I don’t care.
It's been one crazy season for Victor Martinez. In the first half, he was one of the worst players in baseball
- 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
- The Daily Grind: Keeper Nonsense, Sanchez, Hutch, Ethier
A Quick Programming Note
Daily DFS - Sanchez, Fiers, Hutchison
Tomorrow's Targets - Anderson, Holmberg, Ethier, Peterson
1. A Quick Programming
- 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.
- My Fantasy co-MVPs: Victor Martinez, J.D. Martinez
, or Nelson Cruz. Or Dee Gordon, Charlie Blackmon, or Corey Dickerson.
I couldn’t decide between my two choices, so they share my award.
Among players drafted pretty much universally, Victor Martinez
- Sanchez Gives Braves Offseason Even Bigger Prospect Haul
It came as a bit of a surprise to see that the Angels sent teenage lefty Ricardo Sanchez to Atlanta in exchange for Kyle Kubitza (whom Kiley will write up shortly) and Nate Hyatt. Not that Sanchez
- 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
- 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
- Examaning Matt Moore & Aaron Sanchez Via Walk Rate
is in line with what he had when he was walking 11-12% of his batters.
Sanchez is almost a younger, righty version of Moore at this point: a lot of promise, electric stuff, but too many
- 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
- 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