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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
Age30 years, 8 months, 28 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.12015
2016
-0.02017
2018
-1.22019
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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 G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2009 WVA A 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- 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+ 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+ 59 250 .000 .000 .000 .377 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 ALT AA 118 469 .257 .323 .390 .285 84 0 13.8 6.6 89 0 -3.5 1.4 -13.8 0.5
2012 ALT AA 40 162 .262 .329 .402 .361 101 4.4 4.5 2.4 115 0 3.8 -2.7 -0.1 0.8
2012 IND AAA 62 236 .260 .329 .397 .260 100 -3.3 7.0 4 93 0 -1.2 -1.7 -4.2 0.4
2013 PIT MLB 22 66 .251 .317 .393 .267 98 0.7 1.7 0.7 88 10 0.3 0.2 -0.8 0.2
2013 ALT AA 4 17 .248 .311 .357 .214 92 -1.9 0.5 0 45 0 -0.2 0.1 -1.2 -0.1
2013 IND AAA 76 296 .253 .323 .390 .339 101 8.1 8.5 5 147 0 5.8 -0.8 10.9 3.0
2014 PIT MLB 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 81 313 .262 .326 .391 .284 104 -1.3 9.4 4.4 111 0 4.5 -1.1 -0.5 1.7
2015 PIT MLB 3 9 .256 .320 .419 .600 99 1.3 0.2 0.1 97 9 0.5 0.2 0.0 0.1
2015 IND AAA 94 371 .260 .324 .383 .284 100 -2.2 10.3 3.2 101 0 3.8 -0.8 -4.9 1.2
2016 BUF AAA 45 168 .246 .310 .373 .235 97 -8.5 4.7 2.9 75 0 -1.3 -0.4 -6.2 0.0
2016 SAC AAA 16 60 .278 .336 .428 .216 94 -0.2 1.7 1 81 0 -0.2 -0.2 -2.0 0.0
2017 ATL MLB 1 1 .233 .300 .423 .000 103 -0.2 0.0 0 78 4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2017 SLC AAA 70 284 .276 .340 .436 .343 106 -1.8 8.4 4.9 87 0 -11.2 -3.4 -6.7 -0.8
2018 LOU AAA 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 62 242 .270 .337 .414 .366 95 6.1 7.1 2.6 113 0 0.2 -1.0 1.0 1.0

Statistics For All Levels

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

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2013 252 0.4722 0.4524 0.7456 0.6555 0.2707 0.8718 0.4722 0.2544 -0.0031
2014 297 0.4848 0.4882 0.5793 0.6458 0.3399 0.6452 0.4615 0.4207 -0.0058
2015 41 0.3902 0.4634 0.6842 0.6875 0.3200 0.7273 0.6250 0.3158 -0.0003
2017 4 0.7500 0.2500 1.0000 0.0000 1.0000 0.0000 1.0000 0.0000 0.0000
Career5940.47470.46970.65990.64840.31360.74270.48100.3401-0.0042

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.

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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 Lg CSAA Framing Runs Blocking Chances EPAA Blocking Runs SB Attempts SRAA TRAA Throwing Runs FRAA Adj. FRAA
2012 AAA .004 2.3 2491 .003 -2.3 52 -.001 .009 0.0 -1.2 -1.2
2013 AAA .008 7.0 3002 .000 0.3 74 .022 .002 -1.0 4.4 5.8
2013 MLB .019 2.0 564 .010 -1.4 5 .005 .005 0.0 -0.4 0.3
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 AAA .005 3.5 3019 .001 -0.5 79 .040 .004 -2.0 0.8 3.8
2015 MLB .017 0.3 57 -.017 0.2 3 .000 -.001 0.0 0.8 0.5
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

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