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Gaby Sanchez 1B

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
10 2271 .254 .332 .413 107 5.3
Birth Date9-2-1983
Height6' 1"
Weight235 lbs
Age35 years, 11 months, 16 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
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
2008 FLO 24 5 8 3 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .375 .375 .625 76 -0.2 0.2 0.2 0.0
2009 FLO 25 21 23 5 0 0 2 2 3 0 0 0 .238 .304 .524 102 0.1 -0.2 0.0 0.0
2010 FLO 26 151 643 156 37 3 19 57 101 5 5 0 .273 .341 .448 113 10.6 -1.4 -3.3 1.3
2011 FLO 27 159 661 152 35 0 19 74 97 6 3 1 .266 .352 .427 117 13.9 -2.8 3.5 2.2
2012 MIA 28 55 196 37 10 0 3 12 36 0 1 0 .202 .250 .306 81 -4.2 -0.1 4.3 0.2
2012 PIT 28 50 130 28 6 0 4 13 20 1 0 0 .241 .323 .397 81 -2.8 0.5 2.6 0.2
2013 PIT 29 136 320 67 18 0 7 44 51 4 1 0 .254 .361 .402 113 5.0 1.8 -4.4 0.7
2014 PIT 30 123 290 60 18 1 7 23 58 2 2 0 .229 .293 .385 95 -1.4 -0.9 4.1 0.6
Career700227150812646122536818121.254.332.41310721.0-2.86.95.3

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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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
2005 JAM A- NYP 62 257 .259 .331 .373 .380 107 9.9 6.8 -0.6 147 0 -2.2 -0.1 14.3 1.8
2006 GRB A SAL 55 237 .000 .000 .000 .297 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 JUP A+ FSL 16 68 .262 .340 .383 .214 83 -0.4 0.9 -0.1 72 0 -2.7 -0.7 -1.6 -0.4
2006 MRL Rk GCL 3 11 .276 .331 .383 .333 101 2.4 0.3 -0.2 223 0 0.3 -0.2 2.2 0.2
2007 JUP A+ FSL 133 547 .262 .331 .388 .315 97 24.1 16.9 -9.6 134 0 2.3 5.1 21.7 3.5
2008 FLO MLB NL 5 8 .290 .362 .457 .500 94 0.8 0.2 -0.1 76 9 0.2 0.2 -0.2 0.0
2008 CAR AA SOU 133 557 .265 .345 .402 .340 107 31.8 17.4 -5.3 155 0 8.1 -4.2 31.3 4.7
2009 FLO MLB NL 21 23 .248 .316 .398 .188 97 0.3 0.7 -0.1 102 18 0.0 -0.2 0.1 0.0
2009 NWO AAA PCL 85 370 .269 .337 .406 .293 85 23.1 10.7 -2.8 128 0 -5.9 0.3 13.1 1.5
2010 FLO MLB NL 151 643 .255 .321 .398 .299 93 16.9 17.7 -11.3 113 10 -3.3 -1.4 10.6 1.3
2011 FLO MLB NL 159 661 .251 .313 .386 .287 94 19.9 17.8 -11.3 117 8 3.5 -2.8 13.9 2.2
2012 MIA MLB NL 55 196 .249 .310 .405 .234 95 -11.5 5.4 -3.4 81 9 4.3 -0.1 -4.2 0.2
2012 PIT MLB NL 50 130 .256 .322 .410 .261 95 -1.9 3.6 -2 81 10 2.6 0.5 -2.8 0.2
2012 NWO AAA PCL 34 144 .284 .348 .441 .337 92 11 4.3 -2.7 142 0 1.1 0.7 7.7 1.1
2013 PIT MLB NL 136 320 .250 .314 .396 .282 98 8.8 8.4 -4.7 113 10 -4.4 1.8 5.0 0.7
2014 PIT MLB NL 123 290 .256 .317 .397 .265 101 -1.8 7.5 -3.8 95 12 4.1 -0.9 -1.4 0.6

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
2005 JAM A- NYP 257 234 34 83 16 0 5 114 42 16 24 11 5 .355 .406 .487 .132 0 0
2006 GRB A SAL 237 189 43 60 12 0 14 114 40 39 20 6 2 .317 .451 .603 .286 0 0
2006 JUP A+ FSL 68 55 13 10 3 1 1 18 7 12 12 1 0 .182 .328 .327 .145 0 0
2006 MRL Rk GCL 11 6 1 2 1 0 0 3 3 5 0 0 0 .333 .636 .500 .167 0 0
2007 JUP A+ FSL 547 473 89 132 40 3 9 205 70 64 74 6 6 .279 .372 .433 .154 0 0
2008 CAR AA SOU 557 478 70 150 42 1 17 245 92 69 70 17 8 .314 .407 .513 .199 0 0
2008 FLO MLB NL 8 8 0 3 2 0 0 5 1 0 2 0 0 .375 .375 .625 .250 0 0
2009 NWO AAA PCL 370 318 55 92 11 0 16 151 56 41 44 5 0 .289 .378 .475 .186 1 1
2009 FLO MLB NL 23 21 2 5 0 0 2 11 3 2 3 0 0 .238 .304 .524 .286 0 0
2010 FLO MLB NL 643 572 72 156 37 3 19 256 85 57 101 5 0 .273 .341 .448 .175 6 3
2011 FLO MLB NL 661 572 72 152 35 0 19 244 78 74 97 3 1 .266 .352 .427 .161 7 2
2012 MIA MLB NL 196 183 12 37 10 0 3 56 17 12 36 1 0 .202 .250 .306 .104 1 0
2012 PIT MLB NL 130 116 18 28 6 0 4 46 13 13 20 0 0 .241 .323 .397 .155 0 0
2012 NWO AAA PCL 144 116 20 35 7 0 5 57 18 22 23 2 2 .302 .431 .491 .190 1 0
2013 PIT MLB NL 320 264 29 67 18 0 7 106 36 44 51 1 0 .254 .361 .402 .148 7 0
2014 PIT MLB NL 290 262 31 60 18 1 7 101 33 23 58 2 0 .229 .293 .385 .156 3

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2008 34 0.6765 0.6765 0.7391 0.8261 0.3636 0.6842 1.0000 0.2609 -0.0014
2009 77 0.5195 0.4675 0.9167 0.6750 0.2432 0.8889 1.0000 0.0833 -0.0010
2010 2416 0.5075 0.4801 0.8181 0.6395 0.3160 0.8929 0.6622 0.1819 -0.0112
2011 2560 0.4781 0.4535 0.8200 0.6283 0.2934 0.8830 0.6964 0.1800 -0.0081
2012 1239 0.5085 0.4689 0.8193 0.6365 0.2956 0.8678 0.7111 0.1807 -0.0057
2013 1288 0.4938 0.3998 0.8330 0.5881 0.2163 0.9064 0.6383 0.1670 -0.0072
2014 1140 0.4868 0.4298 0.7898 0.5802 0.2872 0.8882 0.6012 0.2102 -0.0104
Career87540.49510.45300.81790.62160.28760.88700.67190.1821-0.0087

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
2014-03-01 2014-03-05 Camp 4 0 Right Knee Soreness - -
2011-07-25 2011-07-29 DTD 4 3 Left Thigh Soreness Hamstring - -
2009-05-05 2009-06-06 Minors 32 0 Right Knee Sprain -
2009-03-19 2009-03-26 Camp 7 0 Left Knee Contusion -
2006-08-13 2006-09-05 Minors 23 0 Left Hand Fracture -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 SEA $
2014 PIT $2,300,000
2013 PIT $1,750,000
2012 MIA $483,000
2011 FLO $431,000
2010 FLO $401,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$5,365,000
5 yrTotal$5,365,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 25 dBeverly Hills Sports Council2016

Details
  • 2016. Signed by Seattle as a free agent 1/16 (minor-league contract). Released by Seattle 3/13/16.
  • 1 year/$2.5M (2015). Rakuten of Japan.
  • 1 year/$2.3M (2014). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration). DFA by Pittsburgh 12/1/14. Non-tendered by Pittsburgh 12/2/14.
  • 1 year/$1.75M (2013). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.483M (2012). Renewed by Miami 3/2/12. Acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from Miami 7/31/12.
  • 1 year/$0.431M (2011). Renewed by Florida 3/2/11.
  • 1 year/$0.401M (2010). Re-signed by Florida 2/26/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009). Re-signed by Florida 2/24/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Contract purchased by Florida 9/14/08.
  • Drafted by Florida 2005 (4-126) (Miami). $0.25M signing bonus.

2019 Preseason Forecast

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

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2017-08-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Josh Bell. How good can he be? Multiple time all- star? Peak?
(BC from Urbandale)
He's the best Pirates first baseman in...I dunno, 25 years? 30? Since Sid Bream or Jason Thompson or even Pops? (Note: This is an exceptionally low bar. The Pirates have a long-running competition with the Mariners to see who can trot out the crummier 1Bs).

I think being an NL All-Star at first is tough as long as Goldschmidt and Votto and Rizzo and Freeman and Bellinger walk the Earth. But that's not to say he can't be a good, solid player. I know some Pirates fans are disappointed by this year--I think it's the batting average--but he's exceeded our preseason projections for homers and WARP and his .291 TAv compares to our .278 projection. He's generated more power and less contact than expected, but the net trade's worked. His defense at first base, in my opinion, has been weak, but he's only 25 and fairly new to the position, so there's room for improvement. Ceiling? I'd say maybe 30 bombs, .275/.375/.500? That's probably not All-Star caliber given the position depth but certainly a solid, middle-of-the-order bat that'll stick at the cold corner longer than Pedro Alvarez or Gaby Sanchez or Garrett Jones or...

P.S. OPS with runners in scoring position, Pirates: Bell 1.004, McCutchen .926, Frazier .889. His 9 HR w/RISP is tied for 8th in the majors. I'm not a big believer in clutch stats, but people have to get past his .258 BA. (Rob Mains)
2013-12-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you see any non-tendered players that might be worth a look as LHH platoon partner for Gaby Sanchez? Mat Gamel, maybe?
(mblthd from PIT)
Nope. Gamel is interesting, but health is a skill and he doesn't have it. I think the Pirates sign someone like James Loney. (R.J. Anderson)
2013-04-04 11:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Jason, Is it too early for calls of "free Travis Snider," or is there nothing left to free there? Just seems strange that he has already been "out-platooned" vs righties by the RH Gaby Sanchez
(Sweet Lou from Pittsburgh)
It would be like freeing a domesticated house cat. It's not likely to hurt anybody in the wild, and eventually it will just wander back home to sleep at your feet and shit in a box. (Jason Parks)
2013-03-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)Matthew, Is it reasonable for the Bucs to expect better-than-average results from what looks to be a platoon at 1B (Jones/Sanchez) and RF (Snider/Tabata)? And if that's reasonable, can you quantify - maybe say 1 more win per platoon?
(Sweet Lou from Pittsburgh)
That's the magic of platoons, that you can take two below average guys, add them together, and get one above average guy. That said I don't see either of those working out brilliantly. Snider looks mess-ful and Tabata did just about everything he could production-wise last season to make his extension look like a mistake. Jones has some power but he had a spotty career up until last season. Maybe I'm selling Gaby Sanchez short but I kinda doubt it. (Matthew Kory)
2012-10-30 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any non-superstar/star-level players who could be non-tendered that teams should kick the tires on?
(jlarsen from chicago)
With the caveat that I did less than two seconds of research, some interesting names to me are Kyle Blanks, George Kottaras, Nyjer Morgan, Mark Reynolds, Brendan Ryan, Gaby Sanchez, Geovany Soto, Ian Stewart, Drew Stubbs, Dallas Braden, Philip Humber, Tommy Hunter, Jair Jurrjens, Mike Pelfrey, and Jerome Williams. (Geoff Young)
2012-03-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)Derek, how badly will Marlins Park hurt Miami's hitters? Marc Normandin has a post today at SBNation indicating things don't look promising from a HR perspective. On a related note, would you keep Gaby Sanchez at $13 in an 8-team, NL-only, 5x5 league with no keeper limit concerns?
(GBSimons from Boise, ID)
Yeah, I've been saying for a while that the deeper fences could hurt their power hitters. I'm pretty much avoiding Marlins power guys this year unless they come at a discount. Stanton is really expensive, so I'm not owning him anywhere despite really liking his skills. John Buck could be a catcher bust since all he has is power. Logan Morrison might not be as bad because the far right field fence is actually shallower, and as a lefty with pull power he could manage to not lose much. In an 8-team NL-only league, I throw Sanchez back at that price unless your keeper system causes some heavy inflation. (Derek Carty)
2012-02-02 15:00:00 (link to chat)With the exodus of 1B bats, how would you strategize for the season in NL-only leagues? Pay big bucks at the draft for what's still left or scrounge spare parts until the ASB and empty the FAAB chamber when contending NL teams inevitably try to upgrade the position by dealing for AL surplus?
(Hitters Hit from Hitsville)
Get Gaby Sanchez at a discount? He'll be undervalued after a terrible second half last year, but his overall season was comparable to (and slightly better in some ways) than 2010, he's still in his prime, and he'll presumably have full seasons of Jose Reyes and Hanley Ramirez ahead of him in the lineup, as well as Mike Stanton. (Cory Schwartz)
2008-11-03 13:30:00 (link to chat) Who do you see playing first for the Marlins now?
(tcogle from las Vegas)
I sort of ran through this yesterday, but in short, the Fish have a multiplicity of options because they have prospects who can hit a little in Logan Morrison and Gaby Sanchez, defensively-challenged young veterans like Josh Willingham and Jorge Cantu, and a one-for-one replacement for Jacobs in Dallas McPherson, at least in terms of skill sets. It's a choice the Marlins only have to make now if they decide to add a hitter in the outfield or a third baseman who can pick it; otherwise, they really can go into spring training and have some fun sorting it out. I'd probably do the pitching staff the favor of trying Cantu, and mix in some McPherson. (Christina Kahrl)


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Advanced Catching Metrics

Year lvl CSAA Framing Runs Blocking Chances EPAA Blocking Runs SB Attempts SRAA TRAA Throwing Runs FRAA Adj. FRAA
2005 asx .000 0.0 383 .001 -0.1 5 .000 .003 0.0 -0.1 -2.2
2006 afx .000 0.0 147 .001 0.0 6 .031 .004 -0.1 -0.1 0.0
2006 afa .000 0.0 23 .001 0.0 2 .021 .003 0.0 0.0 -2.7
2007 afa .000 0.0 116 .004 -0.2 0 .000 .004 0.0 -0.2 2.3

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