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Birth Date2-27-1984
Height6' 0"
Weight205 lbs
Age34 years, 4 months, 21 days
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2.62014
1.42015
0.32016
0.22017
1.62018
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2006 FLO MLB 18 17 114.3 10 3 0 90 46 72 9 .264 93 7.1 3.6 0.7 5.7 44% .240 .225 1.19 4.18 2.83 110 4.99 101.7 1.0
2007 FLO MLB 6 6 30.0 2 1 0 43 19 14 3 .254 102 12.9 5.7 0.9 4.2 47% .354 .310 2.07 5.63 4.80 124 7.74 160.1 -0.6
2008 FLO MLB 10 10 51.7 2 5 0 54 27 50 7 .258 96 9.4 4.7 1.2 8.7 42% .311 .288 1.57 4.84 5.57 104 4.53 96.5 0.6
2009 FLO MLB 16 16 86.0 4 8 0 84 46 71 10 .263 97 8.8 4.8 1.0 7.4 44% .290 .264 1.51 4.55 3.87 106 4.57 98.0 1.0
2010 FLO MLB 32 32 195.0 13 12 0 192 70 157 10 .263 92 8.9 3.2 0.5 7.2 48% .305 .257 1.34 3.34 3.55 93 3.60 81.4 3.8
2011 FLO MLB 32 32 196.3 8 9 0 187 64 202 20 .260 95 8.6 2.9 0.9 9.3 46% .310 .258 1.28 3.31 3.67 84 2.98 69.2 4.9
2012 DET 0 12 12 74.7 4 6 0 81 15 57 8 .261 105 9.8 1.8 1.0 6.9 47% .313 .246 1.29 3.63 3.74 85 3.06 70.1 1.9
2012 MIA 0 19 19 121.0 5 7 0 119 33 110 12 .259 94 8.9 2.5 0.9 8.2 49% .308 .261 1.26 3.47 3.94 83 2.86 65.6 3.3
2013 DET MLB 29 29 182.0 14 8 0 156 54 202 9 .261 101 7.7 2.7 0.4 10.0 48% .307 .228 1.15 2.42 2.57 71 2.25 53.9 5.9
2014 DET MLB 22 21 126.0 8 5 0 108 30 102 4 .262 109 7.7 2.1 0.3 7.3 48% .277 .226 1.10 2.74 3.43 89 3.15 77.2 2.6
2015 DET MLB 25 25 157.0 10 10 0 152 49 138 29 .260 103 8.7 2.8 1.7 7.9 41% .278 .270 1.28 4.70 4.99 106 4.35 101.6 1.4
2016 DET MLB 35 26 153.3 7 13 0 171 53 135 30 .257 107 10.0 3.1 1.8 7.9 41% .317 .283 1.46 5.02 5.87 108 5.17 114.5 0.3
2017 DET MLB 28 17 105.3 3 7 0 139 29 104 26 .260 110 11.9 2.5 2.2 8.9 37% .354 .296 1.59 5.30 6.41 105 5.33 113.4 0.2
2018 ATL MLB 12 11 65.7 4 2 0 48 19 62 7 .262 100 6.6 2.6 1.0 8.5 43% .240 .225 1.02 3.62 2.60 95 3.13 70.6 1.6
2012 TOT MLB 31 31 195.7 9 13 0 200 48 167 20 .260 98 9.2 2.2 0.9 7.7 48% .310 .255 1.27 3.53 3.86 84 2.94 67.3 5.1
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Statistics for All Levels

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2004 LOW A- 15 15 76.3 4 4 0 43 29 101 3 .000 5.1 3.4 0.4 11.9 0% .230 .000 0.94 2.70 1.77 0 0.00 0.0
2005 WIL A+ 14 14 78.7 6 1 0 53 24 95 7 .235 91 6.1 2.7 0.8 10.9 46% .286 .161 0.98 3.10 2.40 0 0.00 0.0
2005 PME AA 11 11 57.3 3 5 0 53 16 63 5 .258 30 8.3 2.5 0.8 9.9 46% .316 .218 1.20 3.18 3.46 84 2.96 90.0
2006 FLO MLB 18 17 114.3 10 3 0 90 46 72 9 .264 93 7.1 3.6 0.7 5.7 44% .240 .225 1.19 4.18 2.83 110 4.99 101.7
2006 CAR AA 15 15 85.0 3 6 0 82 27 92 7 .000 8.7 2.9 0.7 9.7 0% .315 .000 1.28 2.90 3.18 0 0.00 0.0
2007 FLO MLB 6 6 30.0 2 1 0 43 19 14 3 .254 102 12.9 5.7 0.9 4.2 47% .354 .310 2.07 5.63 4.80 124 7.74 160.1
2008 FLO MLB 10 10 51.7 2 5 0 54 27 50 7 .258 96 9.4 4.7 1.2 8.7 42% .311 .288 1.57 4.84 5.57 104 4.53 96.5
2008 JUP A+ 2 2 10.0 0 0 0 7 4 9 0 .243 92 6.3 3.6 0.0 8.1 41% .259 .189 1.10 2.60 1.80 98 3.66 82.3
2008 CAR AA 2 2 13.0 1 0 0 12 5 12 0 .247 105 8.3 3.5 0.0 8.3 54% .343 .220 1.31 2.54 3.46 90 3.62 75.6
2008 MRL Rk 1 1 5.0 1 0 0 4 1 4 0 .255 108 7.2 1.8 0.0 7.2 31% .308 .173 1.00 2.54 3.60 0 0.00 0.0
2009 FLO MLB 16 16 86.0 4 8 0 84 46 71 10 .263 97 8.8 4.8 1.0 7.4 44% .290 .264 1.51 4.55 3.87 106 4.57 98.0
2009 JUP A+ 3 3 13.3 1 0 0 7 3 12 0 .256 100 4.7 2.0 0.0 8.1 39% .212 .147 0.75 2.06 0.68 90 2.87 67.1
2009 JAX AA 2 2 10.3 1 0 0 5 3 8 1 .257 91 4.4 2.6 0.9 7.0 46% .148 .164 0.78 3.68 2.62 97 3.35 74.7
2009 MRL Rk 1 1 2.7 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 .245 85 10.0 6.7 0.0 0.0 73% .273 .275 1.85 5.53 3.33 112 4.92 113.1
2010 FLO MLB 32 32 195.0 13 12 0 192 70 157 10 .263 92 8.9 3.2 0.5 7.2 48% .305 .257 1.34 3.34 3.55 93 3.60 81.4
2011 FLO MLB 32 32 196.3 8 9 0 187 64 202 20 .260 95 8.6 2.9 0.9 9.3 46% .310 .258 1.28 3.31 3.67 84 2.98 69.2
2012 DET MLB 12 12 74.7 4 6 0 81 15 57 8 .261 105 9.8 1.8 1.0 6.9 47% .313 .246 1.29 3.63 3.74 85 3.06 70.1
2012 MIA MLB 19 19 121.0 5 7 0 119 33 110 12 .259 94 8.9 2.5 0.9 8.2 49% .308 .261 1.26 3.47 3.94 83 2.86 65.6
2013 DET MLB 29 29 182.0 14 8 0 156 54 202 9 .261 101 7.7 2.7 0.4 10.0 48% .307 .228 1.15 2.42 2.57 71 2.25 53.9
2013 LAK A+ 1 0 1.7 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .222 100 10.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 33% .333 .181 1.20 3.24 0.00 103 3.81 88.6
2013 VEN int 1 1 0.3 0 1 0 3 1 1 0 .000 81.0 27.0 0.0 27.0 0% .600 .000 12.00 6.63 54.00 0 0.00 0.0
2014 DET MLB 22 21 126.0 8 5 0 108 30 102 4 .262 109 7.7 2.1 0.3 7.3 48% .277 .226 1.10 2.74 3.43 89 3.15 77.2
2015 DET MLB 25 25 157.0 10 10 0 152 49 138 29 .260 103 8.7 2.8 1.7 7.9 41% .278 .270 1.28 4.70 4.99 106 4.35 101.6
2016 DET MLB 35 26 153.3 7 13 0 171 53 135 30 .257 107 10.0 3.1 1.8 7.9 41% .317 .283 1.46 5.02 5.87 108 5.17 114.5
2017 DET MLB 28 17 105.3 3 7 0 139 29 104 26 .260 110 11.9 2.5 2.2 8.9 37% .354 .296 1.59 5.30 6.41 105 5.33 113.4
2017 WMI A 1 1 4.0 0 1 0 5 2 3 0 .264 98 11.2 4.5 0.0 6.8 31% .385 .318 1.75 3.49 6.75 103 4.85 107.2
2017 TOL AAA 4 4 15.7 0 2 0 17 5 20 3 .264 96 9.8 2.9 1.7 11.5 47% .350 .280 1.40 4.22 4.60 86 2.39 54.6
2018 ATL MLB 12 11 65.7 4 2 0 48 19 62 7 .262 100 6.6 2.6 1.0 8.5 43% .240 .225 1.02 3.62 2.60 95 3.13 70.6
2018 GWN AAA 2 2 6.7 0 1 0 9 4 9 2 .258 101 12.2 5.4 2.7 12.2 37% .412 .353 1.95 6.34 10.80 83 2.59 53.7

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2008 851 0.5076 0.4348 0.7351 0.5602 0.3055 0.8595 0.5000 0.2649
2009 1445 0.5087 0.4353 0.7854 0.6000 0.2648 0.8458 0.6436 0.2146
2010 3210 0.5355 0.4548 0.7774 0.5916 0.2971 0.8397 0.6343 0.2226
2011 3195 0.5083 0.4782 0.7435 0.6262 0.3253 0.8151 0.6008 0.2565
2012 2929 0.5084 0.4667 0.7696 0.6118 0.3167 0.8496 0.6096 0.2304
2013 2973 0.4871 0.4618 0.7072 0.6036 0.3272 0.8135 0.5210 0.2928
2014 2085 0.4873 0.4710 0.7841 0.6112 0.3377 0.8647 0.6454 0.2159
2015 2522 0.4818 0.4500 0.7656 0.5926 0.3175 0.8472 0.6241 0.2344
2016 2573 0.4986 0.4637 0.7829 0.6391 0.2891 0.8402 0.6568 0.2171
2017 1852 0.5011 0.4525 0.7601 0.6164 0.2879 0.8444 0.5789 0.2399
2018 1000 0.4680 0.4420 0.7647 0.6111 0.2932 0.8252 0.6538 0.2353
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Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-08-09 2014-09-23 15-DL 45 43 Right Chest Strain Pectoralis Major -
2014-04-27 2014-05-18 15-DL 21 17 Left Fingers Laceration Middle Finger - -
2014-03-13 2014-03-31 Camp 18 0 Right Shoulder Inflammation - -
2013-06-16 2013-07-05 15-DL 19 18 Right Shoulder Strain - -
2013-06-05 2013-06-15 DTD 10 9 Left Shoulder Stiffness - -
2012-03-02 2012-03-14 Camp 12 0 Right Shoulder Soreness - -
2011-03-11 2011-03-20 Camp 9 0 Right Lower Leg Contusion Batted Ball -
2009-06-03 2009-08-21 60-DL 79 68 Right Shoulder Strain -
2009-05-08 2009-06-02 15-DL 25 23 Right Shoulder Strain -
2008-03-24 2008-07-31 60-DL 129 108 Right Shoulder Recovery From Surgery Labrum 2007-06-21
2007-05-05 2007-10-01 Minors 149 0 Right Shoulder Surgery Labrum 2007-06-21
2007-01-24 2007-01-24 Off 0 0 Right Shoulder Inflammation -
2006-09-16 2006-09-16 DTD 0 0 Right Hand Contusion Batted Ball -
2006-03-05 2006-03-08 Camp 3 0 Right Shoulder Soreness -
2003-06-21 2003-09-01 Minors 72 0 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 MIN $403,226
2018 ATL $
2017 DET $16,800,000
2016 DET $16,800,000
2015 DET $16,800,000
2014 DET $15,800,000
2013 DET $8,800,000
2012 MIA $8,000,000
2011 FLO $3,700,000
2010 FLO $1,250,000
2009 FLO $400,000
2008 FLO $390,000
2007 FLO $381,000
2006 FLO $327,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
12 yrPrevious$89,448,000
2018Current$403,226
13 yrPvs + Cur$89,851,226
13 yrTotal$89,851,226

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
11 y 83 dMato Sports1 year/$1M (2018)

Details
  • 1 year/$2.5M (2018). Signed by Minnesota as a free agent 2/16/18 (non-guaranteed, split contract paying $0.5M in minors). May earn additional $2.5M in performance bonuses. Released by Minnesota 3/11/18 (due 30 days' pay, $403,226). Signed by Atlanta as a free agent 3/16/18 (minor-league contract). Salary of $1M in majors. Contract selected by Atlanta 4/2/18.
  • 5 years/$80M (2013-17), plus 2018 option. Re-signed by Detroit as a free agent 12/14/12. $4M signing bonus. 13:$8M, 14:$15M, 15:$16M, 16:$16M, 17:$16M, 18:$16M club option, $5M buyout.
  • 1 year/$8M (2012). Won in arbitration with Miami 2/6/12 ($8M-$6.9M). Acquired by Detroit in trade from Miami 7/23/12.
  • 1 year/$3.7M (2011). Re-signed by Florida 1/18/11 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$1.25M (2010). Re-signed by Florida 1/18/10 (avoided arbitration). Won grievance 3/12/09, receiving back pay for major league salary he should have earned during 2007 stint on disabled list.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009). Renewed by Florida 2/28/09 ($0.234M in minors).
  • 1 year/$0.39M (2008). Renewed by Florida 3/2/08.
  • 1 year/$0.381M (2007). Renewed by Florida 3/07.
  • 1 year/$0.327M (2006). Signed 3/06.
  • 1 year (2005). Contract purchased 11/04. Re-signed 3/05. Acquired by Florida in trade from Boston 11/05.
  • Signed 2001 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .243 .316 .394 .249
11 vs R (Multi) .289 .330 .499 .290
18 Split (Multi) -.046 -.014 -.105 -.040
19 LgAvg (Multi) .006 .020 .015 .013
30 vs L (2016) .261 .343 .428 .264
31 vs R (2016) .310 .347 .541 .303
38 Split (2016) -.048 -.004 -.113 -.038
39 LgAvg (2016) .003 .018 .013 .012

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2015-07-23 17:00:00 (link to chat)Anibal Sanchez anything more than a streamer in 10 tm? I keep waiting for him to start pitching well and he keeps wanting to give up the long ball
(The Dude from Couch)
In that format he's definitely a streamer. He's kind of fringy in 12-team mixed right now tbqh. (Mike Gianella)
2014-05-07 17:00:00 (link to chat)who wins this trade 2 years of control of Encarnacion and Anabal at resonable auction prices for 4 years of cheap control of Walker and Stroman?
(Jon from Tx)
I like the two years of Edwin Encarnacion and Anibal Sanchez better than Taijuan Walker and Marcus Stroman. It often takes young pitchers 300-400 innings to get to their talent level. You might be buying 2 years of subpar performance. (Mike Gianella)
2014-04-16 19:00:00 (link to chat)I received this trade offer in a dynasty league: Give Archie Bradley and Gyorko, receive Anibal Sanchez. I just lost Matt Moore so I'm kind of itching to get another SP, but this doesn't seem like nearly enough, right?
(SBP from Indiana)
No, I don't make that deal. Bradley could be better than Sanchez by 2016, and Gyorko is a good MI option with starting 2B upside. Even if you think Gyorko moves to 3B next year, your package is better. (Ben Carsley)
2014-03-19 20:00:00 (link to chat)Is Anibal Sanchez's recent shoulder trouble enough to keep Chris Archer over him in a 12 team keeper H2H league?
(Joe from Oakland)
Not right now. Sanchez has been battling his shoulder for years, it's built into his value. (Bret Sayre)
2014-03-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Anibal Sanchez led the AL in 2013 with a 2.57 ERA (supported by a 2.42 FIP). PECOTA is projecting him to regress to a 3.72 ERA, which is more in line with the rest of his career. He did add plenty of strikeouts to his game last year.. did his stuff improve? Where would you peg his 2014 ERA if you were to guess?
(mattstupp from NYC)
His stuff did improve. Detroit has shown a penchant for pulling the most from their MLB acquisitions recently (see also: Fister, Doug) and tapping into that extra reservoir of talent. Remember, Sanchez was always slated to be a bit better than the guy we saw in Miami, so it's no shock that he's finally clicking on all cylinders. With a healthy shoulder, I see a low-3.00s ERA. (Paul Sporer)
2014-02-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the chat, I love reading your work. How would you rank these pitchers just for this year: Anibal Sanchez, Mat Latos, Mike Minor, Matt Moore, Homer Bailey, Tanaka and Alex Cobb?
(oscarbluth from Madison, WI)
[Sanchez, Latos, Bailey, Cobb], [Moore, Minor, Tanaka] (Paul Sporer)
2014-02-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Just for 2014, how would you rank Anibal Sanchez, Latos, Tanaka, Minor, Matt Moore, Alex Cobb and Homer Bailey?
(oscarbluth from Madison, WI)
I think this was a double question (Paul Sporer)
2014-02-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)Are you somewhat afraid of Anibal Sanchez?. He was filthy when he pitched last year, but the labarum history is concerning.
(Dylan from SF)
Sanchez also invokes some spine-tilt in his delivery - I gave him a peak grade of 50 posture in the SP Guide but it often falls into the 40s - and poor posture is a precursor to shoulder injury. He has continued to refine his delivery since coming to Detroit, which minimizes the worry a bit.

On the jukebox: Thrice, "The Sky is Falling" (Doug Thorburn)
2014-02-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)I spoke about this a bit, but I'm still curious. I find projection have hard time looking at true steps forwards and backward. Shouldn't we give things like recent SwgStr%,Whiff-rate,F-strike%,velocity,batted ball type more weight in projections? It seems odd that PECOTA looks at Anibal Sanchez and see a 3.78 ERA despite his insane 12.8% SwgStr rate. Yet seem Sabathia posting a better ERA despite decline in these numbers. Same.for using batted ball profile and things like xBABIP for hitter. I know CHRONE used to use batted ball.
(Matt from Boston)
PECOTA is probably more cautious than most systems with reacting to breakout or fallback years. Which is not a bad thing, since guys often regress back. But not always, sometimes something has changed that PECOTA doesn't account for. So that's a major area of research for us...if you folks are reading between the lines you'll have noticed that we plan on doing a lot of experimentation with PECOTA this year. Stay tuned. (Harry Pavlidis)
2014-01-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Anibal Sanchez going to disappoint this year?
(Parker11 from Texas)
Depends on your expectations. Pay for a 3.30 ERA in 190 IP and you could be pleasantly surprised by something closer to last year. He is for real, though, so no I don't think he will disappoint. (Paul Sporer)
2013-06-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)This is great, I had dinner and you're still chatting. What should a package of Corbin/Cashner bring back in a keeper league?
(Keown from Amsterdam)
Maybe Anibal Sanchez or my boy Allen Craig on the offensive end. (Paul Sporer)
2013-06-11 14:00:00 (link to chat)Daniel,like George who wanted to eat, watch tv, and have sex at the same time I would like to acquire Samardzia and Anibal Sanchez in my dynasty league. Unfortunately, I do not have the Costanza charm and have to choose between them. Who is the better pitcher for next five years?
(seabass77 from Milwaukee)
Haha, seabass77. I think in this case, I'd consider Anibal Sanchez the strawberries with chocolate sauce and Jeff Samardzija the pastrami on rye with mustard. The risk associated with his shoulder occasionally flaring up notwithstanding, I think Sanchez has a good deal more upside and will be a much more stable source of wins (assuming your league counts those). If the price tag is the same, get Sanchez and be happy with that. (Daniel Rathman)
2013-06-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are you worried at all about how Anibal Sanchez will fare after his DL stint?
(Alex from Anaheim)
shoulders worry me, always. Perhaps irrationally so. So, yes. He has dealt with these things before, I'm not sure if that means "hey he'll be fine again" or "how many lives does this cat have?" (Harry Pavlidis)
2013-03-27 20:00:00 (link to chat)Gerrit Cole, Heredia, and Anibal Sanchez for Braun in real MLB salary league, good deal? I still have some decent pitching prospects left, and I figure with Goldschmidt, Miggy, McCutchen, and Braun I am set offensively.
(Jay from CA)
Yes, I'd make that deal. It's only pitching, after all. (Bret Sayre)
2013-02-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Sam - who'd you rather have? Anibal Sanchez or Trevor Bauer? For next year? For next three years? For next six years? Thanks.
(R.A. Wagman from Toronto)
Sanchez for all. The weird paradox is that Bauer *should* have the better long-term outlook because he's young and has upside and he might actually win three Cy Youngs. But the further out you go the more makeup matters, and the more disappointing Bauer starts to look. (Sam Miller)
2013-02-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Can keep one for a starting pitcher keeper for 2013... Josh Johnson, Jake Peavy, Anibal Sanchez, Lance Lynn... Not opposed to taking a bit of a risk, almost want to keep Lynn, am I crazy?
(GMan from Detroit)
You're not crazy, I *REALLY* like Lynn. Is there no differentiating cost between them? I'd lean Peavy if not, but if you want to go for broke with Lynn, I support it. (Paul Sporer)
2013-02-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Carl Crawford for Anibal Sanchez. Which side do you like more?
(Mike from Seattle)
Usually lean hitter in these, but I think Sanchez has enough of an advantage with CC's uncertainty. I like CC, but wanna see it before going with him over Anibal. (Paul Sporer)
2013-02-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who will have the better career going forward Anibal Sanchez or Jacob Turner?
(DetroitDale from Florida (eternal spring training))
Gosh, that's a tough comp. Anibal is theoretically in the peak of his career, while Turner will turn 22 this year and has thrown less than 70 big-league innings. I don't know that to make of Turner yet, frankly. If I were a GM trying to decide between the 2 players, it would really depend on where my team was and what I felt my competition window looked like. If I needed a front of the rotation guy for 2013, I go Sanchez; if I'm looking beyond this season, I might go Turner. Tough call. (Ian Miller)
2012-12-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)Should the Phillies consider going all in for Hamilton or focus more on Ross? How about alternative of going with current OFs and adding another pitcher such as Anibal Sanchez?
(BruceSchwindt from Virginia)
I don't think teams should go all in. If the Phillies go all in for Hamilton, they will have gone all in and been unlikely to win. You know what happens when you go all in and you don't win? You have to go sit in the parking lot and read the New Yorker for two hours while your friend keeps playing. (Sam Miller)
2012-12-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)Joe Blanton, really? Is Dipoto done overhauling the pitching staff or is there an Anibal Sanchez in the Angels' future?
(Mark68 from A Mile High)
Guessing a Shaun Marcum in the Angels' future. Dipoto's tastes are getting sort of predictable (in I would say a good way). (Sam Miller)
2012-10-30 13:00:00 (link to chat)With the Cardinals' inevitable loss of Kyle Lohse, do you see them being active in the free agent sp market? Besides Wainwright, Shelby Miller, maybe Garcia, Carpenter and Westbrook, they are a bit light. I think Kelly or Rosenthal could replace Lynn. Thank you.
(Chopper from Indy)
Hi Chopper. I'm not sure what the Cardinals might be thinking, but if I ran things, I'd wouldn't be looking to replace Lohse's 2012 performance. Adam Wainwright should improve a year removed from surgery and Chris Carpenter should give the team more than three starts. I'd be targeting guys to slot in behind those two, guys who maybe are on level with what Lohse was when he came to St. Louis. Specifically, I'd be looking at Joe Blanton, Edwin Jackson, Shaun Marcum, and Anibal Sanchez. If I wanted to gamble, I might make a play for Scott Baker. But this all says more about my process than the Cardinals', so take it with a grain of salt. (Geoff Young)
2012-05-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Keeper League...looking to move LaHair for some SP. Who would be some of your favorite mid-level starters to target right now? Points league with emphasis on ERA/quality starts. Always looking for upside but need current yr production as well.
(David from San Diego)
Maybe try Brandon Morrow, Anibal Sanchez, Jordan Zimmermann, Jake Arrieta, and Chris Sale. (Derek Carty)
2010-12-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)How would you rank the following, going forward (real baseball): Beckett, Floyd, Anibal Sanchez.
(Marty N from La Jolla)
I wouldn't change a thing about that ordering. If Beckett's back is healthy, he's dominating. If it isn't, toss him at the back of that list. (Marc Normandin)
2010-09-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)Good morning hombre- I'm a big Marlins fan. What would you do in the offseason to put this team into the playoffs? I miss the glory days of 2003 and watching them play this year has been killer. I'm dying for another shot at a ring. Any thoughts to help appease my pain?
(Angel Batista from Miami, Florida)
I'm bullish on the Marlins, Detective Batista. Anibal Sanchez has taken a big step forward. Clay Hensley and Leo Nunez have been great out of the bullpen. Josh Johnson and Ricky Nolasco are great. They'll have a healthy Coghlan back. There is a lot to like. Starting Wes Helms more than once a year isn't really that wise, and it's time to give up on the Andrew Miller experiment, but there is no reason they couldn't go 87-75 next season and try to sneak into a playoff spot. (Eric Seidman)
2010-01-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)What are the prospects on effective injury comebacks by Anibal Sanchez or Fausto Carmona in 2010?
(Sean from Newton, NJ)
All are supposed to be 100 percent by spring training. I've been told Carmona has finally understood that he needs to get in shape and is the Indians are excited to see him in February. (John Perrotto)
2009-07-24 16:30:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the your last unfiltered spot - it really helped clarify some thing for me. My question is in reference to a potential sim league (Diamond Mind) transaction but am curious as to your thoughts for the sake of MLB. Howie Kendrick for Jon Sanchez. Who gets the better end of this deal for the rest of the year? Rest of the player's careers?
(JM from Tucson)
Let me ask you this... if Sanchez didn't throw a no-hitter, would there be this hype? Bud Smith and Anibal Sanchez have also thrown no-hitters. Sanchez has talent but I really do fear his career takes the Oliver Perez route instead of the Matt Cain route. I'd need to know more about the league, like who you have in the infield and your staff but I do want to impart not to overrate Sanchez because he threw a no-hitter. (Eric Seidman)
2008-12-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the chat Will. What are Anibal Sanchez' health prospects for 2009?
(jtrichey from Indianapolis)
Hard to tell. he was terrible in winter ball and was shut down after just a few starts. I really have no idea what to expect from him or most of the guys behind him. The Marlins are clearly playing for, what, 2012 when the new stadium opens? (Will Carroll)
2008-07-30 12:30:00 (link to chat)Any strong feeling either way about Anibal Sanchez's potential for this year and down the road?
(T-Wrap from Knoxville, TN)
I just think it's hard to count on a guy coming off shoulder surgery right away. If I'm the Marlins, I wouldn't be banking my pennant hopes on him this season. (John Perrotto)
2008-07-21 15:00:00 (link to chat)Who do you like more, Josh Johnson or Anibal Sanchez? Go Will!
(Harold from Cuba)
Johnson. I like bad elbows over bad shoulders. (Will Carroll)
2008-04-29 14:00:00 (link to chat)Evening mentioning the Beckett/ Hanley trade with the Bagwell/Anderson trade is absurd. As you said, we are talking about the defending world champs. Seriously, if we could rewind the clock, would you make that deal? Hanley's a stud, but c'mon this is real baseball not fantasy, it's about winning a ring.
(Beantown Joe from Boston)
Honestly, based on the available data, I probably would not have made it. Lowell looked like he was done, and his surprising performance for the Sox had as much to do with their victory last year as Beckett's rise to top-tier starter. Then again, when I was initially criticizing the deal, I might not have taken the Sox park factors into account re: Lowell enough. That's a good question, honestly. I also may have overrated Anibal Sanchez a bit on his way out the door. (Marc Normandin)
2008-02-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thinking about Anibal Sanchez and Joe Girardi... Has a player ever sued their team for negligence over an injury? Many employees have won lawsuits for heath issues caused by ergonomically-poor working environments. Do athletes have a leg to stand on (no pun here) or are they considered to be more like soldiers in battle?
(havybeaks from Michigan)
I don't think its ever been actually filed, but I know that one player in the past five years certainly considered it. (Will Carroll)


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