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Pablo Sandoval
Birthdate: 8/11/1986 (30 y, 7 m, 18 d)     Bats/Throws: B/R     Height/Weight: 5-11/255     Position: 3B
Contract: $95M / 5 Years (2015 - 2019) + 1 Option Years
RotoWire News: Sandoval homered while batting right-handed Saturday. (3/25/2017)
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Profile: There was a lot of pressure on Pablo Sandoval entering 2016, due to his struggles in his debut season in Boston and the emergence of Travis Shaw. Sandoval began the season behind Shaw, and eventually played only three games before suffering a shoulder sprain which eventually led to season ending surgery. With Shaw now in Milwaukee and Yoan Moncada with the White Sox, third base in Boston is now again Sandoval's. The fact that he has nobody breathing down his neck is probably a positive, as he is at least assured playing time for those considering adding him. He is said to (again) be taking his weight seriously and is currently under 250 lbs. A lighter Sandoval is most likely a better Sandoval, both health wise and defensively. At just 30-years-old, it is possible for Sandoval to regain the form he had prior to joining the Red Sox. That form is good, but not great. He could receive a boost from playing in Fenway, but the fact of the matter is Sandoval is a power limited third baseman with weight issues, a low walk rate, and no speed. This makes him useful in only deep leagues entering draft day. (Ben Duronio)

The Quick Opinion: Sandoval has had a terrible start to his five year deal, but with Travis Shaw and Yoan Moncada being moved this winter, he will begin the year as the team's outright starter. The issue is, even when healthy, Sandoval lacks the speed, plate discipline, and power to be a quality fantasy player.

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SeasonHome vs LGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2008Home vs L920214220001111000000.200
2009Home vs L34717726166041016609000200.366
2010Home vs L3573782216510575011000200.301
2011Home vs L275457161220274229001300.296
2012Home vs L225457171320266303000500.315
2013Home vs L3772821913501119709210600.264
2014Home vs L47849116121121067115000100.190
2015Home vs L365559141130017109201100.255
TotalHome vs L24748352213495262115056324664122000.277

SeasonHome vs LBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOBABIPwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2008Home vs L4.8 %4.8 %1.00.200.238.300.538.100.2111-2.0.21622
2009Home vs L7.8 %11.7 %0.67.366.416.6201.035.254.379177.3.444177
2010Home vs L6.4 %14.1 %0.45.301.346.397.743.096.355100.6.331106
2011Home vs L3.5 %15.8 %0.22.296.321.444.766.148.32670.3.322107
2012Home vs L5.3 %5.3 %1.00.315.351.463.814.148.30681.8.354129
2013Home vs L8.5 %11.0 %0.78.264.341.375.716.111.28690.4.320109
2014Home vs L7.7 %16.5 %0.47.190.253.298.550.107.2095-4.6.24556
2015Home vs L1.7 %15.3 %0.11.255.293.309.602.055.3045-2.1.26961
TotalHome vs L6.1 %12.6 %0.48.277.327.408.735.130.302611.8.321106

SeasonHome vs LGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2008Home vs L1.3326.3 %42.1 %31.6 %16.7 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %42.1 %36.8 %21.1 %10.5 %68.4 %21.1 %601941
2009Home vs L1.2217.7 %45.2 %37.1 %4.3 %17.4 %7.1 %0.0 %35.5 %38.7 %25.8 %22.6 %37.1 %40.3 %26895173
2010Home vs L1.4317.7 %48.4 %33.9 %19.0 %0.0 %3.3 %0.0 %37.1 %33.9 %29.0 %25.8 %43.6 %30.7 %25587168
2011Home vs L1.5426.7 %44.4 %28.9 %30.8 %15.4 %10.0 %0.0 %45.7 %28.3 %26.1 %30.4 %54.4 %15.2 %18252130
2012Home vs L1.4119.6 %47.1 %33.3 %11.8 %11.8 %0.0 %0.0 %41.2 %33.3 %25.5 %11.8 %54.9 %33.3 %18452132
2013Home vs L1.0414.1 %43.8 %42.2 %14.8 %3.7 %0.0 %0.0 %39.1 %37.5 %23.4 %21.9 %57.8 %20.3 %274100174
2014Home vs L1.4817.4 %49.3 %33.3 %8.7 %8.7 %5.9 %0.0 %37.7 %34.8 %27.5 %23.2 %52.2 %24.6 %306101205
2015Home vs L2.8923.9 %56.5 %19.6 %33.3 %0.0 %7.7 %0.0 %34.0 %38.3 %27.7 %34.0 %55.3 %10.6 %20559146
TotalHome vs L1.4219.4 %47.4 %33.3 %15.1 %7.9 %4.5 %0.0 %38.6 %35.2 %26.2 %23.3 %51.2 %25.5 %17345651169