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2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 31)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB DRC+ WARP
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Birth Date5-20-1988
Height5' 11"
Weight220 lbs
Age31 years, 0 months, 0 days
BatsR
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0.12015
2016
-0.02017
2018
-1.62019
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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
2013 PIT 25 22 66 14 4 0 2 3 14 2 0 0 .233 .288 .400 88 -0.8 0.2 0.3 0.2
2014 PIT 26 26 80 20 1 0 2 3 28 1 0 0 .267 .300 .360 64 -3.1 -0.3 -1.8 -0.2
2015 PIT 27 3 9 3 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 .375 .444 .375 97 0.0 0.2 0.5 0.1
2017 ATL 29 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 78 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Career5215637504746300.257.301.37576-3.90.1-0.90.1

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
2009 WVA A SAL 41 188 .259 .328 .382 .368 99 18.1 5.2 2.4 165 0 0.6 -0.9 9.3 1.7
2009 SCO A- NYP 4 14 .275 .331 .362 .364 101 0.4 0.4 0.2 101 0 0.1 -0.1 -0.3 0.0
2009 LYN A+ CRL 3 13 .239 .308 .352 .333 93 -4.5 1.3 0.7 43 0 -0.2 0.2 -3.6 -0.2
2010 BRD A+ FSL 59 250 .000 .000 .000 .377 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 ALT AA EAS 118 469 .257 .323 .390 .285 84 0.2 13.8 6.6 89 0 -3.5 1.4 -13.8 0.5
2012 ALT AA EAS 40 162 .262 .329 .402 .361 100 4.5 4.5 2.4 115 0 3.8 -2.7 -0.1 0.8
2012 IND AAA INT 62 236 .260 .329 .397 .260 99 -3.2 7.0 4 93 0 -1.2 -1.7 -4.2 0.4
2013 PIT MLB NL 22 66 .251 .317 .393 .267 99 0.6 1.7 0.7 88 10 0.3 0.2 -0.8 0.2
2013 ALT AA EAS 4 17 .248 .311 .357 .214 90 -1.9 0.5 0 45 0 -0.2 0.1 -1.2 -0.1
2013 IND AAA INT 76 296 .253 .323 .390 .339 100 8.3 8.5 5 147 0 5.8 -0.8 10.9 3.0
2014 PIT MLB NL 26 80 .239 .302 .371 .391 101 -1.1 2.1 1.1 64 11 -1.8 -0.3 -3.1 -0.2
2014 IND AAA INT 81 313 .262 .326 .391 .284 105 -1.8 9.4 4.4 111 0 4.5 -1.1 -0.5 1.7
2015 PIT MLB NL 3 9 .256 .320 .419 .600 93 1.4 0.2 0.1 97 9 0.5 0.2 0.0 0.1
2015 IND AAA INT 94 371 .260 .324 .383 .284 97 -1 10.3 3.2 101 0 3.8 -0.8 -4.9 1.2
2016 BUF AAA INT 45 168 .246 .310 .373 .235 100 -8.9 4.7 2.9 75 0 -1.3 -0.4 -6.2 0.0
2016 SAC AAA PCL 16 60 .278 .336 .428 .216 89 0.1 1.7 1 81 0 -0.2 -0.2 -2.0 0.0
2017 ATL MLB NL 1 1 .233 .300 .423 .000 101 -0.2 0.0 0 78 4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2017 SLC AAA PCL 70 284 .276 .340 .436 .343 104 -1.1 8.4 4.9 87 0 -11.2 -3.4 -6.7 -0.8
2018 LOU AAA INT 2 5 .244 .324 .333 .500 102 -0.4 0.1 0.1 59 0 -3.9 -0.1 -0.3 -0.4
2018 ROU AAA PCL 62 242 .270 .337 .414 .366 95 6.2 7.1 2.6 113 0 0.2 -1.0 1.0 1.0
2019 FRI AA TEX 29 123 .260 .332 .396 .338 109 -4 3.5 2.1 0 0 -0.5 0.3 0.0 0.0

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
2009 WVA A SAL 188 155 29 49 15 1 7 87 46 21 34 1 0 .316 .424 .561 .245 0 0
2009 SCO A- NYP 14 13 2 4 1 0 0 5 1 1 2 0 0 .308 .357 .385 .077 0 0
2009 LYN A+ CRL 13 10 2 2 2 0 0 4 1 1 4 0 0 .200 .385 .400 .200 0 0
2010 BRD A+ FSL 250 207 31 65 17 0 4 94 35 28 41 2 1 .314 .423 .454 .140 0 0
2011 ALT AA EAS 469 402 46 97 14 1 5 128 44 47 76 5 5 .241 .340 .318 .077 2 4
2012 IND AAA INT 236 206 21 48 12 0 8 84 26 23 46 0 0 .233 .316 .408 .175 2 2
2012 ALT AA EAS 162 141 22 39 14 1 0 55 17 18 33 1 1 .277 .370 .390 .113 0 0
2013 ALT AA EAS 17 17 2 3 1 0 0 4 0 0 3 0 0 .176 .176 .235 .059 0 0
2013 PIT MLB NL 66 60 9 14 4 0 2 24 5 3 14 0 0 .233 .288 .400 .167 1 0
2013 IND AAA INT 296 260 35 75 26 0 10 131 42 28 60 0 0 .288 .368 .504 .215 2 0
2014 PIT MLB NL 80 75 3 20 1 0 2 27 13 3 28 0 0 .267 .300 .360 .093 1
2014 IND AAA INT 313 268 30 63 17 0 11 113 45 38 76 0 0 .235 .337 .422 .187 2
2015 PIT MLB NL 9 8 2 3 0 0 0 3 0 1 3 0 0 .375 .444 .375 .000 0 0
2015 IND AAA INT 371 313 38 74 20 2 3 107 47 45 65 4 3 .236 .342 .342 .105 5 0
2016 SAC AAA PCL 60 50 6 10 1 0 2 17 5 8 12 0 0 .200 .317 .340 .140 1 0
2016 BUF AAA INT 168 149 19 30 7 0 3 46 10 17 31 0 0 .201 .292 .309 .107 0 0
2017 SLC AAA PCL 284 243 33 66 13 0 4 91 40 29 61 1 3 .272 .355 .374 .103 3 5
2017 ATL MLB NL 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
2018 LOU AAA INT 5 5 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 3 0 0 .200 .200 .400 .200 0 0
2018 ROU AAA PCL 242 220 28 66 11 1 7 100 31 17 54 0 0 .300 .353 .455 .155 2 1
2019 FRI AA TEX 123 109 12 27 5 0 0 32 10 9 29 0 0 .248 .333 .294 .046 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2013 252 0.4921 0.4524 0.7456 0.6532 0.2578 0.8519 0.4848 0.2544 -0.0031
2014 297 0.4882 0.4882 0.5793 0.6621 0.3224 0.6563 0.4286 0.4207 -0.0058
2015 41 0.3902 0.4634 0.6842 0.7500 0.2800 0.7500 0.5714 0.3158 -0.0003
2017 4 0.5000 0.2500 1.0000 0.0000 0.5000 0.0000 1.0000 0.0000 0.0000
Career5940.48320.46970.65990.65990.29330.74130.46610.3401-0.0042

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
2010-06-23 2010-09-09 Minors 78 0 Left Surgery Fracture - HBP -
2010-04-17 2010-04-17 Minors 0 0 Right Shoulder Soreness -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 TEX $
2017 ANA $
2016 TOR $
2015 PIT $518,000
2014 PIT $507,000
2013 PIT $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$1,025,000
2 yrTotal$1,025,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 11 dMike Zimmerman, ACES1 year (2018)

Details
  • 1 year (2018). Signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 2/18 (minor-league contract). Acquired by Texas in trade from Cincinnati 4/18/18.
  • 1 year (2017). Signed by LA Angels as a free agent 11/22/16 (minor-league contract). Acquired by Atlanta in trade from LA Angels 8/31/17. Contract selected by LA Angels 9/12/17. Contract selected by Atlanta 9/24/17. Sent outright to Triple-A by LA Dodgers 10/23/17.
  • 1 year (2016). DFA by Pittsburgh 1/6/16. Released 1/13/16. Signed by Toronto as a free agent 2/19/16 (minor-league contract). Released by Toronto 7/30/16. Signed by San Francisco as a free agent 8/4/16 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by San Francisco 9/27/16. Sent outright to Triple-A by San Francisco 11/2/16.
  • 1 year/$0.518M (2015). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/4/15.
  • 1 year/$0.507M (2014). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/6/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Contract purchased by Pittsburgh 11/20/12. Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/1/13.
  • Drafted by Pittsburgh 2009 (1-4) (Boston College) $2.5M signing bonus.

2019 Preseason Forecast

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

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
90o 380 39 80 16 1 9 39 32 88 1 1 .235 .309 .368 76 7.1 C -10 -0.4
80o 361 35 71 14 1 8 36 28 85 1 1 .218 .287 .342 68 2.3 C -10 -0.9
70o 347 33 67 13 1 8 33 26 83 1 1 .213 .280 .338 63 -0.8 C -10 -1.2
60o 336 30 62 12 1 7 31 25 81 1 1 .204 .272 .319 58 -3.3 C -10 -1.5
50o 325 29 59 12 1 7 30 23 80 1 0 .200 .263 .319 54 -5.4 C -10 -1.7
40o 314 27 55 11 1 6 28 22 78 1 0 .192 .256 .301 50 -7.5 C -10 -1.9
30o 303 25 51 10 1 6 26 20 76 1 0 .184 .245 .292 45 -9.5 C -10 -2.1
20o 289 23 45 9 0 5 24 18 74 0 0 .170 .229 .260 40 -11.6 C -10 -2.3
10o 270 20 40 8 0 5 21 16 70 0 0 .161 .216 .253 32 -14.1 C -10 -2.6
Weighted Mean3282960121730248010.201.266.31955-4.8C -10-1.6

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-08-29 12:00:00 (link to chat)Elias Diaz, anything there resembling a Major league regular?
(Dave from Boston)
The Pirates seem to think there's a chance of that. Diaz has made progress at the plate the past two years, and has a strong defensive reputation. He's even nudged Tony Sanchez to first base lately, so that tells you how the org feels about those two these days. (R.J. Anderson)
2013-06-07 10:30:00 (link to chat)McGuire and Meadows = Tony Sanchez and Josh Bell?
(redguy12588 from Pittsburgh)
I think the former has a little more ceiling than the latter. McGuire has raw tools to surpass what Sanchez was expected to be. (Nick Faleris on the MLB Draft)
2011-12-02 14:00:00 (link to chat)Any reason for optimism regarding TOny Sanchez? Is he still the Pirates' C of the future?
(albert2b from NYC)
Certainly reasons to be concerned, but no reason to write him off. (Kevin Goldstein)
2011-07-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)What has happened to Tony Sanchez? The plate discipline seems to still be there, somewhat, but he is hitting like a 70's shortstop. What say the scouts?
(boards from SA)
Sanchez has been one of the biggest enigmas in prospect land as he's been bad, and the scouting reports are as well. (Kevin Goldstein)
2011-06-27 14:00:00 (link to chat)What happened to Tony Sanchez this year? Is the bat just not going to play at upper levels?
(Bill from Pittsburgh)
I never saw him as a big offensive performer, more of a .260-.280 hitter with 10-15 home runs, walks and very good defense. That's an incredibly valuable player. (Kevin Goldstein)
2010-10-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)John, I saw Tony Sanchez in the FSL this year and was impressed with his abilities both at the plate and behind it. Knowing he probably shouldn't have been the #2 overall pick, would it be unlikely to pencil him in as the Pirates catcher for '12?
(TLivingston from Sonoma, CA)
That's what the Pirates had in mind when they drafted him and he can get on course with a good showing in the Arizona Fall League after missing a large chunk of the FSL season with a broken jaw. (John Perrotto)


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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
2009 afa .000 0.0 425 .001 -0.1 7 .009 .000 0.0 -0.5 -0.2
2009 afx .000 0.0 1598 -.003 1.5 37 .008 -.007 -0.1 0.6 0.6
2009 asx .000 0.0 126 .000 0.0 4 -.011 .002 0.0 -0.2 0.1
2011 aax .000 0.0 4246 -.001 0.8 124 .067 .010 -5.0 -4.8 -3.5
2012 aax .010 3.8 1597 .001 -0.3 44 .016 .003 -0.4 2.2 3.8
2012 aaa .004 2.3 2491 .003 -2.3 52 -.001 .009 0.0 -1.2 -1.2
2013 aax -.005 -0.1 92 .000 0.0 2 .021 -.001 0.0 -1.1 -0.2
2013 mlb .019 2.0 564 .010 -1.4 5 .005 .005 0.0 -0.4 0.3
2013 aaa .008 7.0 3002 .000 0.3 74 .022 .002 -1.0 4.4 5.8
2014 aaa .009 6.7 2933 .000 -0.1 51 .107 .000 -3.7 1.9 4.5
2014 mlb .003 0.5 758 .007 -1.4 17 .037 .006 -0.4 -1.5 -1.8
2015 mlb .017 0.3 57 -.017 0.2 3 .000 -.001 0.0 0.8 0.5
2015 aaa .005 3.5 3019 .001 -0.5 79 .040 .004 -2.0 0.8 3.8
2016 aaa .010 6.4 0 .000 0.0 54 .016 .000 -0.5 5.4 -1.5
2017 aaa -.010 -8.5 3334 .001 -1.7 83 .020 .004 -1.0 -11.2 -11.2
2018 aaa -.006 -3.8 521 .000 0.0 47 .002 -.004 0.1 -3.9 -3.7
2019 aax .000 0.0 449 .000 0.0 29 .005 .000 -0.1 -0.3 -0.5

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