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21 Aaron Sanchez SP

San Francisco Giants

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April 17, 2021 11:36 PM
Giants' Aaron Sanchez: No decision Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez allowed one earned run on five hits and three walks while striking out five in Saturday's loss to the Marlins. He did not factor in the decision.

Sanchez hasn't gone deeper than five innings in his three starts, but he hasn't allowed more than two runs in any given outing. The 28-year-old carries a respectable 2.45 ERA and 12 strikeouts through 14.1 innings. The Giants haven't granted Sanchez with enough run support to earn him a win yet this season. His next outing is scheduled April 22 against Miami.

April 13, 2021 03:00 AM
Giants' Aaron Sanchez: Takes loss Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez (0-1) took the loss Monday versus the Reds, allowing two runs on three hits and a walk with three strikeouts over five innings.

Sanchez didn't pitch poorly, but the Giants only put five runners on base throughout the whole game. The 28-year-old right-hander sports a 2.70 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and seven strikeouts through 10 innings this season. He's been a serviceable fifth starter so far for the Giants, and his next turn on the mound is expected to be Sunday in Miami.

April 7, 2021 04:32 PM
Giants' Aaron Sanchez: No decision in first outing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez allowed one run on six hits while striking out four across five innings Tuesday against the Padres. He did not factor into the decision.

Sanchez missed all of last season after undergoing should surgery late in the 2019 campaign so it was nice to see him have a solid outing after not taking the mound since August 2019. The 28-year-old breezed through the top of the order in the first before running into some adversity in the next pair of frames, but he ultimately settled down to retire the last seven batters he faced. Although Sanchez has struggled with location in the past, he did not issue any walks Tuesday and will look to keep things rolling against the Reds on Monday.

March 28, 2021 05:00 PM
Giants' Aaron Sanchez: Looks set for No. 5 starter role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez appears set to begin the season as San Francisco's No. 5 starter, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Sanchez had a delayed start to appearing in spring training games, making his first start March 20, as he worked his way back from September 2019 shoulder surgery. He's given up five runs in 5.2 innings in two spring outings, but has five strikeouts and two walks. He looks set to make his first start April 6 at San Diego.

March 21, 2021 04:04 AM
Giants' Aaron Sanchez: Makes spring debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez gave up three earned runs with two strikeouts and no walks over 2.1 innings in his first spring start Friday. His fastball sat in the low-90s and peaked at 93 mph, MLB.com reports.

Sanchez said he could add more velocity but didn't throw at max effort as he builds stamina for the regular season. It was Sanchez's first game since 2019 as he works his way back from September 2019 shoulder surgery. He did pitch a three-inning simulated game last Sunday. It's not clear if he'll be ready for the start of the regular season, but he may be ready to join the rotation in early April.

March 14, 2021 06:00 PM
Giants' Aaron Sanchez: Impressive in simulated game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez was pleased with his results during his three-inning simulated game Sunday, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

Sanchez hasn't yet appeared in a spring training game this year as he continues to work his way back from September 2019 shoulder surgery, but he showed no limitations during his sim game Sunday. The right-hander didn't know his exact velocity during his throwing session, but he was pleased with how the ball felt coming out of his hand. Sanchez will now have just over two weeks to appear in Cactus League games ahead of Opening Day.

March 14, 2021 09:24 PM
Giants' Aaron Sanchez: Set for simulated game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez will pitch a three-inning simulated game Sunday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. He's yet to appear in a spring training game as he works his way back from September 2019 shoulder surgery.

The right-hander averaged just under 94 mph on his fastball during 2018 and 2019, but he was hitting 98 mph in bullpen sessions in early February. He's been penciled into the No. 4 spot in the rotation, but his lack of spring starts so far has his availability for the opening of the regular season in question.

February 17, 2021 12:56 AM
Giants' Aaron Sanchez: Latches on with Giants
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez signed a one-year, $4 million deal with the Giants on Tuesday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

The 28-year-old missed the 2020 campaign while recovering from shoulder surgery, and he'll join the Giants just before the start of spring training. Sanchez had a 3.00 ERA in 30 starts during 2016, but he struggled to find his footing over the following three seasons. The right-hander averaged just under 94 mph on his fastball during 2018 and 2019, but he was hitting 98 mph in a bullpen session last week. He could earn up to $6.5 million in 2021 through incentives.

November 11, 2020 01:40 PM
Aaron Sanchez: Working out for teams
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Agent Scott Boras said Sanchez (shoulder) has recently thrown for multiple teams, Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports.

The 28-year-old underwent surgery in September of 2019 and was not tendered a contract by the Astros in the offseason before missing the entirety of the 2020 campaign. Sanchez was shipped from Toronto to Houston ahead of the 2019 trade deadline, but he made only four starts before undergoing the surgery. The right-hander appears fully healthy 14 months later, and he plans to work as a starting pitcher in 2021 and, according to Boras, is averaging over 2.700 rpms on his fastball.

December 2, 2019 05:04 PM
Aaron Sanchez: Not given contract
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez (shoulder) will not be tendered a contract by the Astros on Monday, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.

Sanchez will wind up making just four starts for Houston after coming over in a deadline-day trade from the Blue Jays. He suffered a shoulder injury in mid-August and underwent a procedure which could keep him out for the entirety of the 2020 campaign. Whether or not he's able to find a deal this winter will depend in large part on teams' assessment of his health.

September 27, 2019 08:40 PM
Astros' Aaron Sanchez: Could miss all of 2020
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez (shoulder) may not be ready to pitch in 2020, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

The right-hander joined the Astros for their final regular-season series in Anaheim and talked with reporters for the first time since undergoing surgery to repair a torn capsule in his throwing shoulder. Sanchez said his surgery was nearly identical to what Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias underwent in 2017. Urias went under the knife June 27, 2017 and returned to major-league action Sept. 15, 2018. An estimated time frame for this injury sits between 12 and 14 months. Despite that, Sanchez remains confident. "It's going to be a while," Sanchez said. "I could come back mid-next year is kind of what (the doctor) said .... I'll definitely miss the first part of next year, but I will pitch next year." Sanchez was acquired from the Blue Jays this season and made four appearances for the Astros. At the time of his acquisition, he was penciled in as possible bullpen help for the postseason and rotation candidate for 2020. Sanchez enters the offseason as arbitration eligible, so whether he returns to Houston is unclear. The Astros can decide not to tender his contract, a strong possibility given he will not be ready for Opening Day.

September 20, 2019 01:28 AM
Astros' Aaron Sanchez: Will not be ready for Opening Day
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez will not be ready for the start of the 2020 season after undergoing shoulder surgery last week, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

An exact timetable for Sanchez's recovery has not been released, but the procedure he underwent on his injured shoulder will prevent him from being ready for Opening Day next year. Sanchez started four games after being acquired by the Astros at the trade deadline, so he could be an option to start for the club next year once he is back at 100 percent.

September 5, 2019 10:00 PM
Astros' Aaron Sanchez: Done for season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez (shoulder) will require surgery and will not return this season, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

He will have the surgery next week and the team will have more information afterwards regarding his rehab and return to throwing. Sanchez was brilliant in his first two starts for Houston but gave up nine earned runs in 7.2 innings over his next two outings, possibly due to the shoulder soreness.

August 29, 2019 02:00 PM
Astros' Aaron Sanchez: Won't return during road trip
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez (pectoral) will not accompany the Astros on their upcoming five-game road trip, which begins Thursday in Toronto and ends Tuesday in Milwaukee, Hunter Atkins of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Sanchez has been on the shelf since Aug. 20 with a sore pectoral. Given that the right-hander is set to stay back in Houston to continue rehabbing while the team is on the road, the earliest he could rejoin the Astros would be Sept. 5, though it's unclear if he'll be ready to return at that point.

August 24, 2019 10:20 PM
Astros' Aaron Sanchez: May return as reliever
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez (pectoral) has not yet resumed throwing and will not return until September, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Given the time Sanchez will need to build up, the club is unsure if he will return as a starter or reliever. The Astros will call up Framber Valdez to take Sanchez's spot in the rotation Sunday.

August 21, 2019 12:08 PM
Astros' Aaron Sanchez: Headed for MRI
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez (pectoral), who was placed on the 10-day injured list following his start in Tuesday's 6-3 win over the Tigers, will undergo an MRI on Wednesday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Sanchez lasted just 46 pitches and gave up three runs in 2.1 innings before departing Tuesday with what the Astros described as a sore pectoral muscle, prompting the club to put him on the shelf after the contest concluded. Jeff Luhnow described the injury as an "upper pec" concern close to Sanchez's right shoulder, so the Astros will send him for further tests just to get a better handle on the extent of his setback. Once the results for the MRI are read, a clearer timetable for the right-hander's return should be publicized. Houston will require a replacement for Sanchez in the rotation beginning with Sunday's game versus the Angels, with Framber Valdez and Jose Urquidy likely representing the top candidates to fill in, per Jake Kaplan of The Athletic.

August 20, 2019 11:40 PM
Astros' Aaron Sanchez: Heading to injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez will be placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday with a sore pectoral, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports. He allowed three runs on four hits with one strikeout and two walks over 2.1 innings against the Tigers on Tuesday.

Sanchez threw only 46 pitches and had decreased velocity due to the pectoral soreness, so he'll spend some time on the IL. According the Hunter Atkins of the Houston Chronicle, Sanchez said he's been dealing with the issue for a number of starts -- even before he was acquired by the Astros at the trade deadline -- so it's unclear how long he's expected to be sidelined.

August 16, 2019 01:28 AM
Astros' Aaron Sanchez: Struggles in no decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez did not factor into the decision during Thursday's 7-6 loss to the A's, surrendering six runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out three over 5.1 innings.

After allowing just one run over his first 11 innings with the Astros, Sanchez got tossed around by the A's, largely thanks to the long ball. The right-hander held Oakland scoreless until the fourth inning, when he gave up a three-run home run to Matt Olson and a solo round-tripper to Corban Joseph. The sixth inning brought more trouble for Sanchez, who gave up back-to-back leadoff homers to Matt Chapman and Olson to give the A's a 6-4 lead. Sanchez now owns a 5.79 ERA, 1.60 WHIP and 114:66 K:BB across 26 appearances this season. Despite the shaky start, the 27-year-old still holds plenty of upside, especially with a run supportive team like the Astros. Luckily, Sanchez has a more favorable matchup on tap against Detroit on Wednesday.

August 11, 2019 12:16 AM
Astros' Aaron Sanchez: Earns another win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez (5-14) received the win Saturday at Baltimore after allowing one run on three hits over five innings. He had six strikeouts and three walks.

The Astros tallied nine runs across the first three innings on their way to a 23-run performance, and Sanchez was able to get through five frames with 90 pitches to qualify for the victory. The 27-year-old has given up only three hits and one run across his first two starts (11 innings) with Houston and lines up to pitch Thursday at Oakland.

August 8, 2019 03:40 PM
Astros' Aaron Sanchez: Likely sticking in rotation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez will make his next start with the Astros on Saturday against the Orioles.

When Sanchez was acquired from the Blue Jays prior to the July 31 deadline, the prevailing belief was that he would work out of the bullpen as a multi-inning weapon. That thinking likely changed when Sanchez was needed for a spot start against the Mariners last weekend, when he promptly spearheaded the Astros' combined no-hitter with six scoreless frames. Sanchez will be rewarded with a second turn through the rotation as a result and is expected to have a decent amount of leash in a starting role after Jake Kaplan of The Athletic reported Wednesday that Houston intends to bring back rehabbing rotation member Brad Peacock (shoulder) as a reliever once he's activated from the injured list.

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultWLSIPHERBBKS
04/17@ MIAL 6-74.25135
04/12vs CINL 0-315.03213
04/06@ SDL 1-35.06104
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Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2021SF012.4533000014.7144412412
2020SF00---00000000000000
2019HOU5145.8927270000131.31459286201168115
2018TOR464.8920200000105.010662571175886
2017TOR134.2588000036.0422417612024
2016TOR1523.0030300000192.0161696415563161
2015TOR763.224111000192.3743533934461
2014TOR221.09240003333.0145411927
Total34343.950990034604.05562912656330266486
More Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGWHIPPAMB9
2021SF018131.4000000.2461.2276312.27
2020SF000---00000------0---
2019HOU21461191.2000107.2781.62260515.35
2018TOR2122951.3000104.2621.56247414.66
2017TOR041391.1000001.2881.72216715.75
2016TOR02461541.6000005.2241.16779010.73
2015TOR2136622.2000008.2241.27838011.79
2014TOR049212.3000101.1280.6971216.55
Total67585031.5049173026.2431.361260012.70
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamINNGPGSCGWLSVSOBBHERAWHIP
2010ASX-Auburn Doubledays 6.02200109544.501.500
2010R-Gcl Blue Jays 19.08800202812191.421.632
2011ASX-Vancouver Canadians 11.033001013884.911.454
2011R-Bluefield Blue Jays 42.011603214318455.571.500
2012AFX-Lansing Lugnuts 90.1251808509751642.501.276
2013AFA-Dunedin Blue Jays 86.1222004507540633.341.196
2014AAA-Buffalo Bisons 34.18600302717364.221.554
2014AA-New Hampshire Fisher 66.0141403405740523.821.394
2015AFA-Dunedin Blue Jays 2.21100002234.092.273
2015AAA-Buffalo Bisons 5.03100104563.602.200
2015R-Gcl Blue Jays 2.01100001139.002.000
2017AFA-Dunedin Blue Jays 3.21100003268.442.500
2017AAA-Buffalo Bisons 4.11100104358.781.951
2018AFA-Dunedin Blue Jays 3.21100003422.811.875
2018ROK-GCL Blue Jays 3.011000042512.002.333
2018AAX-New Hampshire Fisher 4.11100104466.582.439
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/215
Birthdate:
07/01/1992
Age:
28
Hometown:
Barstow, CA
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
San Francisco Giants
College:

MLB Experience:
5
Awards:

2016: AL ERA Leader