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18 Aaron Sanchez SP

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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 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.

August 3, 2019 10:52 PM
Astros' Aaron Sanchez: Makes history in Houston debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez (4-14) picked up the win Saturday, tossing six scoreless innings while striking out six and walking two to lead a combined no-hitter in a 9-0 victory over the Mariners.

Making his Houston debut, Sanchez ditched his mediocre four-seam fastball and leaned more heavily on his high-spin curveball, and the results were magic. The right-hander hadn't won a game since April 27 while staggering to a 6.07 ERA with the Blue Jays, so while the quality of Saturday's opposition has to be taken into account, it looks like Astros pitching coach Brent Strom might have another successful reclamation project to add to his scrapbook. Sanchez has certainly earned himself at least one more turn through the rotation with this performance.

August 1, 2019 05:24 PM
Astros' Aaron Sanchez: Joining rotation Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez will start Saturday against the Mariners, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Sanchez will slot into Houston's rotation over the weekend after being acquired in a trade from the Blue Jays on Wednesday. The right-hander has struggled to a 6.07 ERA through 23 starts this season, but the Astros are hoping a change of scenery will help him rediscover some of the promise he showed earlier in his career (2.86 ERA through his first three seasons/317.1 innings).

July 31, 2019 09:16 PM
Astros' Aaron Sanchez: Sent to Houston
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez was traded from the Blue Jays to the Astros along with Joe Biagini in exchange for an undisclosed return, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.

The Astros have no holes in their rotation, so Sanchez is expected to convert to a relief role. He certainly seems to be in need of some sort of change, as he's struggled to a 6.07 ERA through 23 starts, striking out just 18.9 percent of opposing batters while walking 11.3 percent. The Astros have a well-earned reputation as one of the smarter teams in baseball, though, so there's a chance they're able to help him recapture some of the promise he showed at the start of his career.

July 28, 2019 07:40 PM
Blue Jays' Aaron Sanchez: Fans 10 in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez allowed four runs on six hits while striking out 10 over 5.2 innings Sunday against the Rays. He didn't factor into the decision.

Sanchez cruised through the first four innings before yielding a run in the fifth inning and three in the sixth. The 27-year-old right-hander still hasn't secured a victory since April 27, and he's been saddled with three losses in July. He'll aim to get back in the win column in his next start, which lines up for Friday in Baltimore.

July 24, 2019 12:32 AM
Blue Jays' Aaron Sanchez: Avoids loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez allowed one run on five hits with zero walks and six strikeouts across five innings during a no-decision against the Indians on Tuesday.

Although he didn't win, this performance broke a 10-game losing streak. Before Tuesday, the last time Sanchez received anything but a loss was May 22. However, Sanchez has still lost 13 straight decisions, as the last time he captured a victory was April 27. He is 3-14 with a 6.06 ERA, 1.72 WHIP and 89 strikeouts in 107 innings this season. Sanchez will be in search of that elusive victory again Monday at the Royals.

July 17, 2019 11:40 PM
Blue Jays' Aaron Sanchez: Losing streak continues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez (3-14) took the loss Wednesday as the Blue Jays fell 5-4 to the Red Sox, allowing four runs on eight hits and a walk over five innings while striking out four.

This actually counted as one of the right-hander's better performances of the year, as it was the first time all season Sanchez didn't walk multiple batters. He's now lost 10 straight starts and 13 straight decisions, with his last win coming April 27. Sanchez will take a 6.26 ERA and 83:59 K:BB through 102 innings into his next outing Monday, at home against Cleveland.

July 12, 2019 11:04 PM
Blue Jays' Aaron Sanchez: Handled by Yankees
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez (3-13) gave up four runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out two in five innings Friday against the Yankees. He took the loss.

He only had three swinging strikes all night and averaged 94 mph with his fastball, which generated just one swinging strike on 39 pitches. At a certain point, it seems like the Blue Jays will need to explore options like moving Sanchez to the bullpen. His 6.22 ERA is the second-worst mark among qualified starting pitchers behind only Reynaldo Lopez (6.34 ERA).

July 6, 2019 09:48 AM
Blue Jays' Aaron Sanchez: Continues losing streak
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez allowed two runs on three hits with four walks and five strikeouts across five innings while taking a loss against the Orioles on Friday.

The 27-year-old posted his best start since late May, but it didn't do much good, as he still suffered his eighth straight defeat. During the losing streak, his numbers couldn't be much uglier: 10.03 ERA and 2.29 WHIP. Overall, he is 3-12 with a 6.16 ERA, 1.75 WHIP, .288 batting average against and 77 strikeouts in 92 innings this season.

July 5, 2019 03:40 PM
Blue Jays' Aaron Sanchez: Listed as Friday's starter
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez is listed as the Blue Jays' starting pitcher Friday versus the Orioles.

Marcus Stroman (pectoral) was scratched from his start Thursday and was a possibility to take the mound Friday, but Sanchez will instead make the start as previously scheduled. Sanchez is enduring the worst season of his major-league career with a 6.31 ERA, 1.77 WHIP and 72:52 K:BB through 87 innings.

June 30, 2019 06:16 PM
Blue Jays' Aaron Sanchez: Hung with another loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez (3-11) gave up six runs on seven hits and four walks while striking out three over three innings to take the loss against the Royals on Sunday.

Sanchez allowed six baserunners and five runs in a disastrous third inning that ultimately led to his removal from the game. It's been a rough stretch for the right-hander, as he has lost six games and given up 36 earned runs in June. Since May 1, opponents have a .735 slugging percentage against his fastball. Sanchez will try to bounce back in his next start Friday against the Orioles.

June 24, 2019 11:44 PM
Blue Jays' Aaron Sanchez: First to 10 losses
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez (3-10) took the loss Monday as the Blue Jays were downed 10-8 by the Yankees, surrendering seven runs on nine hits and three walks over 5.1 innings while striking out four.

The right-hander looked good early, holding the Yankees off the board entirely for the first four innings, but he wilted late, getting tagged for three runs in the fifth and four more in the sixth as part of a seven-run explosion that put the game out of a reach despite a late rally from Toronto. Sanchez now has the dubious distinction of being the first pitcher in the majors to lose 10 games this season, and he'll carry a 5.89 ERA and 69:48 K:BB through 84 innings into his next start Saturday, at home against the Royals.

June 20, 2019 11:48 PM
Blue Jays' Aaron Sanchez: Another poor performance
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez (3-9) allowed seven runs (six earned) on nine hits and two walks while striking out none across 3.2 innings to take the loss Wednesday against the Angels.

Sanchez survived the first frame after allowing two baserunners, but he subsequently surrendered two home runs to Mike Trout to doom his outing. While getting beaten by Trout isn't all that alarming, Sanchez has flashed very little skill through 78.2 innings this season, generating a 5.2 BB/9 and 1.4 HR/9. As a result, he's earned a 5.49 ERA and 1.67 WHIP. His next start won't get any easier, as he'll travel to New York to face the Yankees on Monday.

June 15, 2019 09:16 AM
Blue Jays' Aaron Sanchez: Ambushed by Astros
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez (3-8) took the loss Friday, surrendering eight runs on six hits and three walks while striking out four over three innings in a 15-2 rout at the hands of the Astros.

The right-hander walked the first two batters he faced on the night, but given what happened once he did start finding the strike zone, Sanchez might have been better off continuing to nibble. He'll carry a 5.04 ERA and 65:43 K:BB through 75 innings into his next start Wednesday, at home against the Angels.

June 9, 2019 12:04 AM
Blue Jays' Aaron Sanchez: Knocked around by Diamondbacks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez (3-7) took the loss Saturday against Arizona after allowing five runs on six hits and four walks in six innings. He struck out just three batters.

Most of the Diamondbacks' damage was done in a three-run third inning in which the first four batters all recorded hits. Sanchez has now allowed nine runs in 12 innings with a 5:7 K:BB over his last two starts, raising his ERA to 4.25. He'll face a tough opponent in his next time out Friday in Houston.

June 2, 2019 10:40 PM
Blue Jays' Aaron Sanchez: Takes loss in shaky start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez (3-6) allowed four runs on seven hits and three walks Sunday, taking the loss against Colorado. He struck out two batters in six innings of work.

Sanchez was spotted a 1-0 lead before he even stepped on the mound but gave up a run in each of the first three innings. At the end of April, the 26-year-old righty was sporting a 2.32 ERA but has since seen it swell up to 3.95 while battling some finger issues. His 58:36 K:BB across 66 frames is also lackluster. Still in search of his first win since April, Sanchez will face Arizona at home Saturday,

June 2, 2019 02:36 PM
Blue Jays' Aaron Sanchez: Good to go for Sunday's start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez (finger) will make his scheduled start Sunday against the Rockies, Shi Davidi of reports.

Sanchez has endured multiple finger-related injuries both this season and in the previous two campaigns, but his latest setback won't force him to miss a start. After exiting his May 27 turn early due to a torn fingernail, Sanchez apparently assuaged any concern the Blue Jays had about his health by completing a bullpen session Friday without incident. There's always a possibility that the finger presents problems that force another early departure Sunday, but he'll enter the contest with no specific restrictions.

Situational Stats
vs Detroit 5.010 0.00036
vs LHB 68.200 5.9003168
vs RHB 60.100 5.6703546
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Pitching Stats
2014TOR22 1.092400033 33.0145411927
2015TOR76 3.2241110001 92.1743533934461
2016TOR152 3.0030300000 192.0161696415563161
2017TOR13 4.25880000 36.0422417612024
2018TOR46 4.8920200000 105.010662571175886
2019TOR-HOU514 5.8927270000 131.11459286201168115
Total 3433 3.98150960034 589.25422872616228262474
Batting Stats
2014TOR24000000000 --- --- ---
2015TOR41000000000 --- --- ---
2016TOR30900001500 .100 .000 .000
2017TOR8000000000 --- --- ---
2018TOR20100000000 .000 .000 .000
2019TOR-HOU27200000000 .000 .000 .000
Total 1501200001500 .077 .000 .000
Fielding Stats
2014TORP2401201110 .917
2015TORP41111951220 .895
2016TORP303050163221 .960
2017TORP8883410 .875
2018TORP20201931511 .947
Total  15096137399173 .949
More Pitching Stats
2014TOR04921 2.4341101 .128121 6.5 .1650
2015TOR213662 2.4447008 .224380 11.8 .3451
2016TOR0246154 1.69122005 .224790 10.7 .3350
2017TOR04139 1.1851001 .288167 15.8 .4590
2018TOR212295 1.40104104 .262474 14.7 .4070
2019TOR-HOU2146119 1.30112107 .278605 15.4 .4570
Total 6740490 1.6246173026 .2432537 12.7 .3781
Postseason Pitching Stats
2015TOR10 0.00900000 7.17100026
2016TOR10 5.40220000 11.257720610
Total 20 3.321120000 19.0128720816
Minor League Pitching Stats
2010ASX-Auburn Doubledays01 4.5022000 6.04530059
2010R-Gcl Blue Jays02 1.4288000 19.019103141228
2011ASX-Vancouver Canadians01 4.9133000 11.086601813
2011R-Bluefield Blue Jays32 5.57116001 42.0452726411843
2012AFX-Lansing Lugnuts85 2.492518000 90.1643325375197
2013AFA-Dunedin Blue Jays45 3.342220000 86.1634032454075
2014AAA-Buffalo Bisons03 4.1986000 34.1362016411727
2014AA-New Hampshire Fisher34 3.821414000 66.0523428274057
2015AFA-Dunedin Blue Jays00 3.3811000 2.23110022
2015AAA-Buffalo Bisons01 3.6031000 5.06420154
2015R-Gcl Blue Jays00 9.0011000 2.03220011
2017AFA-Dunedin Blue Jays00 7.3611000 3.26330023
2017AAA-Buffalo Bisons01 8.3111000 4.15440034
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Barstow, CA
Houston Astros

MLB Experience:

2016: AL ERA Leader