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Angel Sanchez 2B

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
11 630 .254 .303 .307 72 0.0
Birth Date9-20-1983
Height6' 1"
Weight205 lbs
Age35 years, 11 months, 1 days
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2006 KCA 22 8 28 6 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 .222 .214 .222 63 -1.2 -1.1 1.4 0.0
2010 BOS 26 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 69 -0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
2010 HOU 26 65 269 70 9 4 0 11 45 2 0 1 .280 .316 .348 74 -7.7 0.7 -8.1 -0.5
2011 HOU 27 110 328 69 10 0 1 27 44 1 3 0 .240 .305 .285 72 -10.2 1.2 2.5 0.5
2013 CHA 29 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 77 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Career18563014519413893331.254.303.30772-19.20.8-4.20.0

Statistics for All Levels

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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2003 BUR A MDW 106 449 .000 .000 .000 .300 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 BUR A MDW 96 395 .000 .000 .000 .281 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 HDS A+ CLF 133 639 .000 .000 .000 .334 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 KCA MLB AL 8 28 .244 .310 .386 .250 106 -1.7 0.8 0.1 63 12 1.4 -1.1 -1.2 0.0
2006 WIC AA TXS 133 612 .272 .350 .434 .307 106 -0.7 14.2 6.5 98 0 17.7 4.7 -13.5 3.1
2008 NWA AA TXS 63 277 .270 .347 .408 .302 88 -1.7 8.2 3.8 79 0 12.2 -0.5 -11.6 1.2
2008 OMA AAA PCL 38 145 .274 .346 .443 .243 109 -10.5 4.5 2.1 43 0 -0.7 -0.1 -11.0 -0.5
2009 LVG AAA PCL 126 506 .276 .343 .429 .339 99 8.4 14.7 6.2 100 0 11.3 0.2 1.5 3.3
2010 BOS MLB AL 1 3 .266 .316 .386 .000 118 -0.7 0.1 0 69 8 0.1 0.0 -0.1 0.0
2010 HOU MLB NL 65 269 .261 .325 .411 .341 91 -6.5 7.4 2.9 74 7 -8.1 0.7 -7.7 -0.5
2010 PAW AAA INT 62 252 .261 .329 .405 .313 93 -4.9 7.7 2 101 0 -6.8 1.3 0.7 0.5
2011 HOU MLB NL 110 328 .256 .316 .395 .278 100 -13.7 8.8 2.3 72 10 2.5 1.2 -10.2 0.5
2012 OKL AAA PCL 107 398 .279 .344 .431 .330 98 14.8 11.8 4 120 0 -1.7 -1.7 10.5 2.3
2012 MAY Wnt PWL 31 137 .000 .000 .000 .308 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 CHA MLB AL 1 2 .246 .310 .361 .000 104 -0.5 0.1 0 77 5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 CHR AAA INT 43 163 .251 .326 .377 .221 99 -11.9 4.7 0.9 53 0 -2.7 0.2 -10.2 -0.7
2014 CHT AA SOU 54 201 .259 .329 .389 .280 107 -5.7 5.5 1.4 78 0 -1.2 -0.5 -7.9 -0.3

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2003 BUR A MDW 449 408 54 110 8 1 2 126 35 28 52 14 5 .270 .318 .309 .039 6 6
2004 BUR A MDW 395 357 37 90 13 1 2 111 25 18 51 16 7 .252 .298 .311 .059 9 9
2005 HDS A+ CLF 639 585 102 183 33 4 5 239 70 39 54 10 5 .313 .355 .409 .096 7 7
2006 WIC AA TXS 612 542 105 153 24 1 4 191 57 44 63 8 9 .282 .338 .352 .070 11 11
2006 KCA MLB AL 28 27 2 6 0 0 0 6 1 0 4 0 0 .222 .214 .222 .000 1 0
2008 NWA AA TXS 277 241 28 63 7 2 1 77 23 28 40 4 4 .261 .335 .320 .058 5 5
2008 OMA AAA PCL 145 131 13 29 7 1 1 41 13 9 20 1 1 .221 .262 .313 .092 5 5
2009 LVG AAA PCL 506 449 67 137 29 4 6 192 60 39 67 1 2 .305 .359 .428 .122 10 10
2010 BOS MLB AL 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
2010 HOU MLB NL 269 250 30 70 9 4 0 87 25 11 45 0 1 .280 .316 .348 .068 0 6
2010 PAW AAA INT 252 223 26 61 10 1 0 73 17 24 30 6 1 .274 .347 .327 .054 2 2
2011 HOU MLB NL 328 288 35 69 10 0 1 82 28 27 44 3 0 .240 .305 .285 .045 2 10
2012 MAY Wnt PWL 137 118 18 34 6 0 2 46 12 15 14 2 2 .288 .368 .390 .102 2 1
2012 OKL AAA PCL 398 344 48 110 13 1 5 140 45 40 25 7 3 .320 .390 .407 .087 4 8
2013 CHA MLB AL 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
2013 CHR AAA INT 163 148 19 28 5 0 1 36 16 12 25 0 1 .189 .264 .243 .054 0 0
2014 CHT AA SOU 201 183 19 46 6 2 2 62 16 12 27 0 0 .251 .296 .339 .087 3

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2010 1022 0.5372 0.4198 0.8368 0.5301 0.2918 0.9038 0.6957 0.1632 -0.0017
2011 1224 0.5221 0.4020 0.8577 0.5368 0.2547 0.9155 0.7248 0.1423 -0.0001
2013 7 0.4286 0.4286 1.0000 0.3333 0.5000 1.0000 1.0000 0.0000 0.0000
Career22530.52870.41020.84870.53310.27230.91050.71250.1513-0.0008

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
2014-07-31 2014-08-10 Minors 10 0 - Not Disclosed -
2013-04-10 2013-05-25 15-DL 45 39 - Low Back Strain - -
2012-02-29 2012-03-12 Camp 12 0 - Low Back Soreness - -
2011-03-16 2011-03-23 Camp 7 0 Back Soreness -
2011-03-07 2011-03-07 Camp 0 0 - Trunk Soreness Rib Cage - -
2011-02-07 2011-02-07 Off 0 0 Trunk Strain Intercostal -
2008-09-02 2008-09-28 60-DL 26 25 Left Fingers Sprain Middle Finger -
2007-03-28 2007-09-30 60-DL 186 161 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2007-03-28

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 LAN $
2013 CHA $505,000
2011 HOU $432,500
2007 BOS $380,000
2006 KCA $327,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$1,644,500
5 yrTotal$1,644,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 28 dBurton Rocks1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 6/12/14 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.505M (2013). Signed by LA Angels as a free agent 10/25/12 (minor-league contract). Selected by Chicago White Sox from LA Angels in Rule 5 Draft 12/6/12. Sent outright to Triple-A by Chicago White Sox 5/25/13.
  • 1 year (2012). DFA by Houston 1/24/12. Re-signed as a free agent 2/1/12 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.4325M (2011). Re-signed by Houston 2/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Signed by Boston as a free agent 11/09 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Boston 5/20/10. Acquired by Houston in trade from Boston 7/1/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Claimed by Toronto off waivers from Kansas City 11/3/08. Sent outright to Triple-A by Toronto 11/19/08
  • 1 year (2008). Re-signed by Kansas City 2/27/08.
  • 1 year/$0.38M (2007). Re-signed by Kansas City 2/07.
  • 1 year/$0.327M (2006). Contract purchased by Kansas City 11/05. Re-signed 2/06.
  • Drafted by Kansas City 2001 (11-325).

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Thirty-something shortstop Angel Sanchez can still pick it and boasts a career .282/.347/.372 Triple-A line, but has never made his mark in parts of four big-league seasons and was released by the White Sox.
2013 Angel Sanchez plays shortstop defense at a major-league level and bunts well, but his bat is light enough that he should only be a backup for a team blessed with middle infielders who are prone to stay healthy.
2012 Sanchez still hits like a backup shortstop, but at least the Astros received the benefit of the slick fielding he'd always shown prior to 2010. He didn't appear hurt in 2010, but wasn't getting to balls he was expected to get. In 2011, he showed many more of the athletic moves that got him to the majors in the first place. Nothing in his pedigree suggests he'll escape the “use only in case of emergency” label, but as long as he can keep his on-base percentage around .300 and bunt on demand, his glove should allow him to accrue service time for another couple of years.
2011 Sanchez hit .280 in 269 plate appearances for the Astros last season, which proves only one thing: sabermetricians are correct when they claim that batting average is one of the most meaningless statistics in baseball. You don't need to be of that religion or a devotee of advanced metrics to understand that in spite of his veneer of competency, Sanchez is merely a journeyman who barely kept his head above replacement level. Sanchez got a chance to start for two months when Tommy Manzella broke a finger, but he will likely find himself in a utility role or back at Triple-A this season, as Clint Barmes has the inside track on the shortstop job after being acquired from the Rockies in a November trade.
2008 Angel Sanchez has an outstanding glove, but a questionable bat. Missing all of 2007 due to shoulder surgery didn't help with the latter.
2007 By making his major league debut last September, Sanchez spared the Royals the humiliation of having their 2001 draft--the one made famous by drafting Colt Griffin and Roscoe Crosby in the first two rounds--fail to yield a single major league player, which has only happened four times in the draft`s history. Sanchez is Puerto Rican, but his skills come straight out of central casting for a Dominican shortstop: Good defense, good contact skills, little plate discipline, and not a trace of power. His best asset--and the best reason to give him playing time this year--is that he is not Angel Berroa. See also: Faint praise, damning with.

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