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3 Sandy Leon C

Boston Red Sox

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
34%19%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
2527.31035360
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2015BOS411148210372801.238.202.184
2016BOS782523678735236600.369.476.310

Player Updates

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Red Sox's Sandy Leon: Confirmed as starting backstop
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager John Farrell said Leon remains the starting catcher heading into the regular season, Rob Bradford of WEEI reports.

Leon has turned things around a bit after a recent slump and is 6-for-23 this spring, though that comes with an underwhelming .553 OPS, without an extra-base hit. Still, Farrell likes what Leon brings with his overall game, and, for as questionable as its sustainability for 2017 may be, the 28-year-old hit .310/.369/.476 with seven home runs in 283 plate appearances last year. Fantasy players in two-catcher mixed leagues could do worse when scouring for a late-round, No. 2 receiver.

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Red Sox's Sandy Leon: Low spring average not concerning manager
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leon is hitting just .188 (3-for-16) over seven games, but that's not a concern of manager John Farrell and the catcher remains Boston's presumptive Opening Day starter, Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal reports. "We've been in a situation where we have rotated three guys in a starting role, so guys have been getting two at-bats every third day," Farrell said. "The offensive evaluation can be a little unfair."

The eye test isn't good for Leon, who has struck out or grounded out in 11 of his 16 spring at-bats. With this coming after a serious September fade in 2016, fantasy owners should treat Leon with circumspection. Red Sox hitting coach Victor Rodriguez echoes Farrell's comments about getting regular at-bats and added that Leon tired toward the end of 2016 under what had been career-high usage. He and Christian Vazquez project to start the season in Boston, but that duo is a potential cipher offensively. The Red Sox may eventually call up a better offensive weapon like Blake Swihart.

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Red Sox's Sandy Leon: Projected starting catcher
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leon enters spring training as Boston's starting catcher, according to manager John Farrell, Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe reports.

Farrell recognizes the breakout season Leon enjoyed in 2016, when he had an .845 OPS and seven homers, but it doesn't take an advanced degree in statistics to expect a massive correction for the catcher that had a career OPS of .483 prior to 2016. If Leon's bat resembles what we saw in September -- he hit .216/.280/.257/.537 during the month -- he'll lose the starting job to either Christian Vazquez or Blake Swihart.

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Red Sox's Sandy Leon: Avoids arbitration
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leon agreed to a one-year deal with the Red Sox on Friday, avoiding arbitration.

Terms of the agreement were not made public. Leon is coming off what may go down as a career year, slashing .310/.369/.476 over 283 plate appearances. However, every projection system forecasts massive regression, and he will have to compete with Christian Vazquez and Blake Swihart for regular duty behind the dish.

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Red Sox's Sandy Leon: Out of Friday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leon is out of the lineup Friday against the Rays, the Boston Globe's Pete Abraham reports.

He is still getting the bulk of the starts behind the dish for the Red Sox, but regression has come hard and fast for Leon. Over his last nine games he is hitting .097/.125/.129 with 10 strikeouts. Bryan Holaday will start at catcher and hit ninth Friday.

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Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Sanchez (Career)1000.5000
vs RHP185533 .337 .427 .286
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
9/27@NYY3000000
9/28@NYY2000010
9/30TOR4010000
10/2TOR1000010
10/6@CLE4111100
10/7@CLE2000010
10/10CLE4000000
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Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2012WAS1230280241100 .389 .333 .267
2013WAS2100000100 .000 .000 .000
2014WAS20647101362000 .229 .219 .156
2015BOS411148210372801 .238 .202 .184
2016BOS782523678735236600 .369 .476 .310
Total 153461531178434012601 .319 .362 .254
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2012WASC1297973511 .987
2013WASC10220001.000
2014WASC2017164154911 .994
2015BOS3B1000000 ---
2015BOSC37332872582814 .997
2016BOSC74675975613516 .998
Total  1451261129104877412 .996
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2012WAS201000201
2013WAS00000000
2014WAS101400001
2015BOS202306114
2016BOS17212024214
Total 2221672105210
Postseason Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2016BOS31011111500 .182 .400 .100
Total 31011111500 .182 .400 .100
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2007 R-Nationals3194101900011171500 .324 .202 .202
2008 R-Nationals267412141101191812 .294 .230 .189
2009AFX-Hagerstown2378717300652100 .265 .256 .218
2009ASX-Vermont501661641101218242911 .345 .355 .247
2010AFX-Hagerstown Suns983254881106236507935 .345 .335 .249
2011AFA-Potomac Nationals1093703693211643336913 .312 .362 .251
2012AA-Harrisburg Senators40135154212011991610 .358 .422 .311
2012AAA-Syracuse Chiefs19528185024121200 .469 .558 .346
2012ASX-Auburn Doubledays5153520033200 .444 .467 .333
2013AA-Harrisburg Senators953103555121326475700 .291 .252 .177
2013ASX-Auburn Doubledays313010000--300 .077 .077 .077
2014AAA-Syracuse Chiefs51170263990525233610 .321 .371 .229
2015AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox269982640113102301 .342 .333 .263
Total 5761901224451891022215242380812 .319 .329 .237
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-10/225
Birthdate:
3/13/1989
Age:
28
Hometown:
Maracaibo, Venezuela
Bats/Throws:
S/R
Team:
Boston Red Sox
College:

MLB Experience:
5