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Yolmer Sanchez 2BWhite Sox

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Birth Date6-29-1992
Height5' 11"
Weight185 lbs
Age26 years, 8 months, 17 days
BatsB
ThrowsR
-0.72015
-0.52016
1.62017
0.72018
0.22019
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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
2014 CHA 22 28 104 25 5 0 0 3 25 0 1 1 .250 .269 .300 78 -2.4 -1.5 -3.5 -0.5
2015 CHA 23 120 420 87 23 1 5 19 81 5 2 2 .224 .268 .326 63 -16.7 1.5 -2.0 -0.7
2016 CHA 24 53 163 32 9 1 4 5 42 1 0 1 .208 .236 .357 66 -6.4 -1.2 -1.7 -0.5
2017 CHA 25 141 534 129 19 8 12 35 111 4 8 9 .267 .319 .413 93 -3.1 0.9 2.7 1.6
2018 CHA 26 155 662 145 34 10 8 49 138 8 14 6 .242 .306 .372 80 -13.6 0.7 -1.2 0.7
Career4971883418902029111397182519.242.293.36879-42.20.5-5.80.6

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
2011 KAN A SAL 63 294 .259 .333 .383 .349 103 1.3 8.5 0.3 106 0 -0.9 1.5 -2.8 0.7
2011 BRI Rk APP 5 24 .281 .348 .426 .286 102 1.4 0.8 0.3 148 0 0.6 0.1 -0.1 0.2
2012 WNS A+ CAR 92 416 .260 .331 .400 .373 98 8.4 12.4 2.4 111 0 -2.4 -1.0 -4.3 0.7
2012 BIR AA SOU 30 133 .257 .330 .376 .449 89 10.7 3.7 0.7 149 0 -0.5 -1.3 4.4 0.7
2012 CHR AAA INT 11 39 .248 .318 .370 .303 98 -2.4 1.2 0.5 69 0 -1.3 0.1 -1.7 -0.1
2012 LAG Wnt VWL 13 37 .000 .000 .000 .400 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 SRR Wnt AFL 22 99 .000 .000 .000 .371 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 CHR AAA INT 112 479 .255 .326 .384 .290 98 -20.9 13.8 2.7 69 0 -6.0 -1.9 -21.6 -1.3
2014 CHA MLB AL 28 104 .249 .306 .374 .329 103 -3.8 2.7 -0.1 78 10 -3.5 -1.5 -2.4 -0.5
2014 CHR AAA INT 110 494 .256 .325 .389 .344 113 -6.1 14.8 2.2 105 0 -0.1 1.8 -4.2 1.4
2015 CHA MLB AL 120 420 .249 .309 .398 .270 102 -17.3 11.3 -0.6 63 9 -2.0 1.5 -16.7 -0.7
2015 CHR AAA INT 29 137 .266 .326 .390 .426 111 2.9 3.8 0 129 0 0.6 0.6 2.0 0.7
2016 CHA MLB AL 53 163 .261 .324 .427 .257 105 -8.4 4.6 0.1 66 8 -1.7 -1.2 -6.4 -0.5
2016 CHR AAA INT 61 260 .253 .317 .371 .299 106 -4.4 7.3 0.3 88 0 1.4 -1.5 -6.2 0.1
2017 CHA MLB AL 141 534 .253 .317 .422 .321 107 -3.2 15.6 -0.1 93 9 2.7 0.9 -3.1 1.6
2018 CHA MLB AL 155 662 .253 .318 .416 .300 103 -9.9 18.6 2.4 80 7 -1.2 0.7 -13.6 0.7

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
2011 KAN A SAL 294 264 44 76 10 1 1 91 27 15 49 7 8 .288 .341 .345 .057 1 7
2011 BRI Rk APP 24 16 4 4 1 0 0 5 3 5 2 1 2 .250 .500 .313 .063 0 0
2012 CHR AAA INT 39 39 4 10 2 0 0 12 1 0 6 0 0 .256 .256 .308 .051 0 0
2012 BIR AA SOU 133 119 17 44 9 1 0 55 13 10 22 7 5 .370 .424 .462 .092 1 1
2012 LAG Wnt VWL 37 33 7 10 3 1 0 15 1 4 8 0 0 .303 .378 .455 .152 0 0
2012 WNS A+ CAR 416 365 58 115 14 6 1 144 42 31 64 19 10 .315 .374 .395 .079 6 7
2012 SRR Wnt AFL 99 87 12 26 4 1 0 32 16 9 18 11 3 .299 .367 .368 .069 1 1
2013 CHR AAA INT 479 432 50 104 20 2 0 128 28 29 76 16 7 .241 .293 .296 .056 3 11
2014 CHR AAA INT 494 437 60 128 19 6 7 180 57 36 84 16 4 .293 .349 .412 .119 6
2014 CHA MLB AL 104 100 6 25 5 0 0 30 5 3 25 1 1 .250 .269 .300 .050 1
2015 CHA MLB AL 420 389 40 87 23 1 5 127 31 19 81 2 2 .224 .268 .326 .103 1 6
2015 CHR AAA INT 137 131 17 45 10 0 2 61 17 4 28 5 2 .344 .368 .466 .122 0 1
2016 CHA MLB AL 163 154 15 32 9 1 4 55 21 5 42 0 1 .208 .236 .357 .149 1 2
2016 CHR AAA INT 260 235 31 60 11 2 8 99 29 17 55 10 4 .255 .309 .421 .166 2 4
2017 CHA MLB AL 534 484 63 129 19 8 12 200 59 35 111 8 9 .267 .319 .413 .147 4 7
2018 CHA MLB AL 662 600 62 145 34 10 8 223 55 49 138 14 6 .242 .306 .372 .130 3 2

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2014 384 0.4714 0.4922 0.7672 0.5635 0.4286 0.8824 0.6322 0.2328 0.0076
2015 1613 0.4947 0.4830 0.7920 0.6203 0.3485 0.8828 0.6338 0.2080 0.0060
2016 611 0.4926 0.4812 0.7551 0.6113 0.3548 0.8043 0.6727 0.2449 0.0000
2017 2006 0.5025 0.4910 0.7594 0.6121 0.3687 0.8298 0.6413 0.2406 0.0000
2018 2622 0.5027 0.4722 0.7827 0.5994 0.3436 0.8468 0.6696 0.2173 0.0000
Career72360.49830.48160.77520.60670.35710.84840.65210.22480.0017

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

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 CHA $4,625,000
2018 CHA $2,350,000
2017 CHA $546,000
2016 CHA $
2015 CHA $510,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$3,406,000
2018Current$4,625,000
4 yrPvs + Cur$8,031,000
4 yrTotal$8,031,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 134 dMVP Sports1 year/$4.625M (2019)

Details
  • 1 year/$4.625M (2019). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 1/11/19 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$2.35M (2018). Won arbitration with Chicago White Sox 2/7/18 ($2.35M-$2.1M).
  • 1 year (2017). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 2/17.
  • 1 year (2016). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/2/16.
  • 1 year/$0.51M (2015). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/3/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Contract selected by Chicago White Sox 11/20/13. Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/1/14.
  • Signed by Chicago White Sox 2009 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela.

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 621 79 150 29 7 14 60 48 127 12 7 .270 .334 .423 97 18.0 2B -2, 3B 0 1.5
80o 607 75 142 28 7 13 57 46 126 12 7 .261 .324 .409 91 13.0 2B -2, 3B 0 1.0
70o 596 73 136 26 7 13 55 44 126 11 7 .253 .316 .400 87 9.6 2B -2, 3B 0 0.7
60o 587 70 130 25 6 12 53 42 125 11 6 .245 .306 .383 84 6.7 2B -2, 3B 0 0.5
50o 579 68 127 25 6 12 51 41 124 10 6 .243 .304 .382 80 4.1 2B -2, 3B 0 0.2
40o 571 66 122 24 6 11 49 39 124 10 6 .236 .296 .369 77 1.6 2B -2, 3B 0 0.0
30o 562 64 118 23 6 11 47 38 123 10 6 .231 .291 .365 74 -1.1 2B -2, 3B 0 -0.2
20o 551 61 112 22 6 10 45 36 122 9 5 .224 .282 .351 70 -4.1 2B -2, 3B 0 -0.5
10o 537 58 104 20 5 10 42 34 121 9 5 .212 .269 .335 64 -8.0 2B -2, 3B 0 -0.8
Weighted Mean58068127256125141124106.242.303.382814.42B -2, 3B 00.3

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2018-09-04 19:00:00 (link to chat)Do you see Yolmer Sanchez as a player who will be with the White Sox when they are in contention?
(Nick from USA)
On the plus side, 2018 has shown us 2017 Yolmer (the ~90-95 OPS+ type) wasn't an aberrant career year but perhaps something he can sustain, rather than the pre-'17 pitcher-hitting type years. On the down side, him basically repeating that in a second year of regular at bats probably means this is about what you're going to get. Still, a 90-95 OPS+ from a bench bat is very useful, as White Sox fans have seen when you don't have one. Ray Olmedo and Orlando Hudson send their regards.

The x-factor here, and why I think he will be on the team for a long, long time is that he is clearly beloved in the clubhouse. By all accounts, Yolmer is just as fun and awesome to be around as his walk-off celebrations might indicate. Pair that with being a home grown contributor who can play a million positions, that sounds like a fixture to me. (Nick Schaefer)
2017-06-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Matt Davidson, Avasil Garcia, and Yolmer Sanchez are all having nice little seasons -- are any of these guys for real? On another note, Melky Cabrera is only 32! He played on a team with Mussina, A-Rod, Jeter, Posada, Matsui, Sheffield, Bernie Williams, Kevin Brown, and Randy Johnson! Seems like forever ago...
(touchstoneQu from Minneapolis)
That Melky note is kinda nuts. We've written extensively about both Davidson and Avi over at BPSouthside.com. I suggest checking it out! But in sum, I think Davidson has proven to have legit major league power. He's never going to be a superstar given his shortcomings elsewhere, but I could easily see him having career longevity on par with the likes of Mark Reynolds or Chris Carter. Avi continues to be awesome but it's going to take a lot longer for him to wash away the years of mediocrity. Yolmer is probably hitting over his head right now, but could be a valuable backup middle infielder long term. (Collin Whitchurch)


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