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9 Sandy Leon C

Cleveland Indians

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
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Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
130.154000
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2019BOS651721433519134700.251.297.192
2020CLE31002001000.273.200.200

Player Updates

August 2, 2020 12:00 PM
Indians' Sandy Leon: Working in timeshare sans Perez
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leon is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Twins.

Leon's workload has picked up since starting catcher Roberto Perez (shoulder) was shut down Wednesday and placed on the injured list, but the former still looks to be stuck in an even timeshare with Beau Taylor, which limits the fantasy utility of both players. Taylor and Leon have now alternated starts behind the dish over the past six games.

March 21, 2020 02:00 PM
Indians' Sandy Leon: Lock for roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leon is a lock to begin the season on the roster, Joe Noga of Cleveland.com reports.

This doesn't come as any surprise given that the Indians don't have much talent at the position at the upper levels of the organization. What remains more difficult to project is just how much playing time Leon will receive behind presumed starter Roberto Perez. Leon is regarded as a strong framer behind the plate, which could help him earn extra at-bats when the season gets underway.

December 3, 2019 10:40 AM
Indians' Sandy Leon: Get $2 million guaranteed
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leon signed a one-year, $2 million deal with Cleveland on Monday, avoiding arbitration, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.

Cleveland clearly wanted to keep the catcher around after acquiring him in a trade from Boston earlier in the day. He lines up as the backup behind Roberto Perez.

December 2, 2019 01:12 PM
Indians' Sandy Leon: Traded to Cleveland
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leon was traded to the Indians on Monday in exchange for Adenys Bautista.

Leon served as the backup catcher for the Red Sox, and he will likely take on a similar role for the Indians behind Roberto Perez (ankle), who had surgery in October but is expected to be ready for spring training. Over 65 games in 2019, Leon hit .192/.251/.297 with just five home runs and 19 RBI.

September 9, 2019 03:28 PM
Red Sox's Sandy Leon: Scores, drives in run Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leon went 2-for-3 with a double, RBI and a run scored in Sunday's 10-5 loss to the Red Sox.

The two hits nearly matched Leon's output from the entire month of August (three). Sunday's start was Leon's first of September, and his playing time behind the dish will likely remain scarce so long as Boston remains alive in the playoff hunt.

August 18, 2019 12:12 PM
Red Sox's Sandy Leon: Gets start in series finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leon will start at catcher and bat eighth Sunday against the Orioles, Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican reports.

Leon will crack the lineup for just the second time in seven games while top backstop Christian Vazquez shifts over to first base. Vazquez has shined both at the plate and behind the dish this season, so Leon isn't expected to see his workload pick up over the final few weeks, especially with the Red Sox trying to chase down a wild-card spot.

July 25, 2019 11:32 PM
Red Sox's Sandy Leon: Homers in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leon launched a two-run home run his only at-bat during Thursday's victory over the Yankees.

Pinch hitting for Mookie Betts, Leon launched his fourth homer of the season, this time a two-run blast off Austin Romine in the eighth inning. The 30-year-old, who serves as the backup catcher to Christian Vazquez, is hitting .207/.273/.328 with four home runs, 15 RBI and 10 runs scored over 116 limited plate appearances this season.

July 21, 2019 12:00 AM
Red Sox's Sandy Leon: Pinch-hit homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leon went 1-for-1 with a pinch-hit home run Saturday against the Orioles.

Leon took Stevie Wilkerson deep in the ninth inning to record his third home run of the season. He took advantage of a position player on the mound, cranking a 55 mph fastball out to center field. Leon is firmly behind Christian Vazquez on the depth chart and is hitting just .207/.276/.306 across 126 plate appearances this season.

July 8, 2019 03:04 PM
Red Sox's Sandy Leon: Back on bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leon is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Tigers.

Leon was behind the plate for each of the past three games but managed only one hit across 11 at-bats. Even with the recent uptick in action, Leon has still been included in the lineup just four times over the last 13 contests. He's the clear No. 2 backstop behind Christian Vazquez.

June 9, 2019 10:56 AM
Red Sox's Sandy Leon: Third start in four games
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leon will start at catcher and bat eighth Sunday against the Rays, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.

Leon has seen a mild spike in his workload of late, as he'll draw his third start of the series Sunday. It's worth noting, however, that top backstop Christian Vazquez has filled in as designated hitter for the injured J.D. Martinez (back) in two of those contests. Once Martinez is back in commission, Leon's usage could take a hit.

June 2, 2019 04:32 PM
Red Sox's Sandy Leon: Sits after back-to-back starts
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leon is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Yankees, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.

Leon started both of the first two games of the series, going 0-for-2 in Friday's opener and 3-for-3 with two RBI in Saturday's 5-3 loss. Despite the uptick in work, Leon still appears to be the clear No. 2 option at catcher behind Christian Vazquez, who will re-enter the lineup Sunday.

May 28, 2019 11:16 AM
Red Sox's Sandy Leon: Homers in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leon went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run in Monday's 12-5 win over the Indians.

Leon put a cap on Boston's six-run fifth inning that broke open a knotted game. It was his second homer in 2019, both three-run jobs. Leon is batting just .174, but his skills behind the plate will keep him in the lineup three times a week. Boston's pitchers have a 3.44 ERA when pitching to Leon.

May 20, 2019 10:12 AM
Red Sox's Sandy Leon: Back from paternity leave
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leon was reinstated from the paternity list as expected Monday.

Leon should return to his backup catcher role after missing the Red Sox's weekend series against Houston. Oscar Hernandez was optioned in a corresponding move.

May 19, 2019 02:44 PM
Red Sox's Sandy Leon: Set to return Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leon (personal) will be activated from the paternity list ahead of Monday's game against the Astros, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.

The Red Sox will presumably send fellow catcher Oscar Hernandez down to the minors after Sunday's series finale against Houston to clear a spot on the active roster for Leon. Once he's formally reinstated, Leon will reprise his normal duties as the backup to top backstop Christian Vazquez.

May 17, 2019 11:20 AM
Red Sox's Sandy Leon: Away on paternity leave
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leon was placed on paternity leave Friday, Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald reports.

Leon has hit .200/.294/.333 in 12 games for the Red Sox this season. Oscar Hernandez's contract was selected from Triple-A Pawtucket in a corresponding move, leaving Hernandez as the temporary backup to Christian Vazquez. Leon should return within a few days.

May 11, 2019 11:24 PM
Red Sox's Sandy Leon: Hits three-run shot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leon went 1-for-3 with a walk and a three-run homer in a win over Seattle on Saturday.

The home run capped an eight-run third inning by the Red Sox and was Leon's first of the year. The catcher is hitting .222 in 11 games.

April 17, 2019 08:24 AM
Red Sox's Sandy Leon: Makes start Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leon went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in Tuesday's 8-0 loss to the Yankees.

Leon had his contract purchased Tuesday in a move designed to help Boston's struggling rotation improve. After Tuesday's game, Boston's starters have a league-worst 7.18 ERA. Whether Leon's arrival means he'll get more starts than Christian Vazquez is unclear, but with either catcher, don't expect much offense.

April 16, 2019 01:00 PM
Red Sox's Sandy Leon: Rejoining Red Sox
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leon's contract was purchased by the Red Sox on Tuesday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.

Leon lost the backup catcher job to Blake Swihart this spring, but the Red Sox have already changed plans in an attempt to help their struggling pitching staff. Leon could start right away, as he's Tuesday's starter Chris Sale's preferred backstop.

March 26, 2019 02:16 PM
Red Sox's Sandy Leon: Outrighted to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leon was outrighted to Triple-A Pawtucket on Tuesday, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

Leon, who passed through waivers without being claimed Tuesday, has 48 hours to accept his assignment to Triple-A or elect free agency. Should he choose to stick in the Red Sox's organization and report to the PawSox, it would allow the backstop to retain his $2.475 million salary for 2019.

March 26, 2019 07:36 PM
Red Sox's Sandy Leon: Passes through waivers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leon passed through waivers without being claimed Tuesday, Evan Drellich of WEEI Boston reports.

Leon has a good reputation as a pitch framer, but no team felt like creating a roster spot for a player who hit .177/.232/.279 last season. By all accounts Leon is expected to head to Triple-A Pawtucket and wait for an injury to open up an opportunity to return to the big leagues.

Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Baltimore2061 .333 .450 .300
vs Shepherd (Career)000000
vs RHP97192 .282 .289 .196
Last 7 Games
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7/28CHW2000010
7/30@MIN4010000
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2020CLE51302001200.154.214.1540.368
2019BOS651721433519134700.192.251.2960.548
2018BOS892653047522157510.177.232.2790.511
2017BOS852713261739257400.225.290.3540.644
2016BOS782523678735236600.309.369.4760.845
2015BOS411148210372801.184.238.2020.440
2014WAS20647101362000.156.229.2190.447
2013WAS2100000100.000.000.0000.000
2012WAS1230280241100.267.389.3330.722
Total3971182129260251239432411.220.282.3300.612
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2020CLE500200001
2019BOS65305114100
2018BOS891207413406
2017BOS851409631115
2016BOS7817212024214
2015BOS41202306114
2014WAS20101400001
2013WAS200000000
2012WAS12201000201
Total39751239071811322
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2007R-Nationals3194101900011171500.202.324.202
2008R-Nationals267412141101191812.189.294.230
2009AFX-Hagerstown2378717300652100.218.265.256
2009ASX-Vermont501661641101218242911.247.345.355
2010AFX-Hagerstown Suns983254881106236507935.249.345.335
2011AFA-Potomac Nationals1093703693211643336913.251.312.362
2012AA-Harrisburg Senators40135154212011991610.311.358.422
2012AAA-Syracuse Chiefs19528185024121200.346.469.558
2012ASX-Auburn Doubledays5153520033200.333.444.467
2013AA-Harrisburg Senators953103555121326475700.177.291.252
2013ASX-Auburn Doubledays313010000--300.077.077.077
2014AAA-Syracuse Chiefs51170263990525233610.229.321.371
2015AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox269982640113102301.263.342.333
2016AAA-Pawtucket36115122831213112400.243.315.339
2019AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox7252300001601.120.154.120
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-10/250
Birthdate:
3/13/1989
Age:
31
Hometown:
Maracaibo, Venezuela
Bats/Throws:
S/R
Team:
Cleveland Indians
College:

MLB Experience:
9