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19 Anibal Sanchez SP

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July 14, 2019 08:28 PM
Nationals' Anibal Sanchez: Posts quality start vs. Phillies
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez surrendered three runs on six hits and two walks while striking out two over six innings in a no-decision Sunday against Philadelphia.

Sanchez cruised through the first three innings unscathed, but he gave up a run in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings before being removed from the ballgame. The 35-year-old right-hander has now submitted three straight quality starts, fanning 12 over that stretch (18 innings). He owns a 3.71 ERA and 1.33 WHIP with 77 strikeouts across 89.2 frames in 2019.

July 4, 2019 02:44 PM
Nationals' Anibal Sanchez: Improves to 5-6
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez (5-6) was charged with two runs (one earned) on five hits and three walks over six innings in a win over the Marlins on Thursday. He struck out two.

Since starting the season 0-6 with a 5.27 ERA, Sanchez has won five consecutive decisions to pull within one win of .500. He's gone six innings in each of his last five starts, posting a 3.00 ERA during that stretch. The right-hander threw 70 of 102 pitches for strikes Thursday and induced 13 swinging strikes. Assuming the Nats go with their three studs coming out of the break, Sanchez likely won't start again until July 16 in Baltimore.

June 29, 2019 08:20 AM
Nationals' Anibal Sanchez: Fans eight in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez (4-6) struck out eight and picked up the win Friday, giving up one run on six hits and a walk over six innings in a 3-1 victory over the Tigers.

The veteran right-hander continues to turn his season around, delivering four quality starts in his last six trips to the mound and going 4-0 with a 2.29 ERA, 0.91 WHIP and 32:5 K:BB through 35.1 innings over that stretch. Sanchez will look to keep rolling in his next outing Thursday, at home against the Marlins.

June 23, 2019 08:24 AM
Nationals' Anibal Sanchez: Denied win by bullpen
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez didn't factor into the decision in Saturday's 13-9 loss to Atlanta, allowing four runs on six hits and a walk over six innings while striking out six.

The right-hander stayed on the edges of the zone for the most part, throwing 60 of 97 pitches for strikes but generating 17 swinging strikes -- mainly with his changeup -- and Sanchez exited the game in line for his fourth win, only to see the Nats bullpen completely melt down. He'll take a 4.02 ERA and 65:29 K:BB through 71.2 innings into his next start Friday in Detroit.

June 17, 2019 10:36 AM
Nationals' Anibal Sanchez: Goes six innings in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez (3-6) gave up two runs on six hits and no walks while striking out three through six innings Sunday, earning the win over the Diamondbacks.

Sanchez gave up a solo home run in the first inning but settled down and held the Diamondbacks in check after that. He has allowed a home run in each of the last three starts but also has delivered a quality start in three of his last four outings. The 35-year-old has a 3.84 ERA and 8.1 K/9 through 13 starts this season. Sanchez will look to keep it going in his next start Friday against the Braves at Nationals Park.

June 11, 2019 01:52 AM
Nationals' Anibal Sanchez: Picks up second win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez (2-6) picked up the win against the White Sox on Monday, giving up one earned run on four hits over six innings, striking out one and walking one as the Nationals cruised to a 12-1 victory.

Despite the single strikeout, it was the third straight solid start for Sanchez. He's now given up just two earned over his last 17.1 innings. The stretch lowers his ERA to 3.92 and his WHIP to 1.39 over 59.2 innings ahead of his next start, which will see him take on the Diamondbacks in a Sunday home matchup.

June 6, 2019 09:52 PM
Nationals' Anibal Sanchez: Yields one run in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez allowed one run on four hits with seven strikeouts and one walk across 5.1 innings during a no-decision against the White Sox on Wednesday.

The right-hander yielded a homer to Yoan Moncada with one out in the sixth, the last batter he faced. Although he didn't make it through that frame, Sanchez was effective once again. Unfortunately, the Nationals bullpen blew a late lead, costing him the win. Still, Sanchez has allowed just Wednesday's one run in his last 12.2 innings. Despite an ugly 1-6 record, his 4.19 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 55 strikeouts in 53.2 innings continue to afford him some fantasy value. Sanchez will face the White Sox again on the road Monday in his next start.

May 30, 2019 03:00 AM
Nationals' Anibal Sanchez: Fantastic in first win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez (1-6) picked up the win in Wednesday's 14-4 rout of Atlanta, giving up only one hit and one walk over six scoreless innings while striking out seven.

Activated off the IL earlier in the day, the 35-year-old put together what was easily his best performance of the year, taking a perfect game into the sixth inning before Ozzie Albies broke it up with a single. Sanchez still has a lot to prove -- he has only two quality starts in 10 outings -- but now that he's healthy, he might be able to re-discover his 2018 form. He'll carry a 4.47 ERA and 48:26 K:BB through 48.1 innings into his next start June 5, at home against the White Sox.

May 29, 2019 03:16 PM
Nationals' Anibal Sanchez: Activated ahead of start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez (hamstring) was activated from the 10-day injured list ahead of his scheduled start against the Braves on Wednesday, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

Sanchez is set to rejoin the starting rotation after spending just 12 days on the shelf with a left hamstring injury. The veteran right-hander will likely be limited to around 75-80 pitches in his first start back, as he only worked his pitch count into the 50s during his final simulated game before being activated. James Bourque was optioned to the minors to make room for Sanchez.

May 29, 2019 01:08 PM
Nationals' Anibal Sanchez: Set to start Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez (hamstring) will be activated off the 10-day injured list to start Wednesday's game against the Braves, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

Sanchez will end up spending only a couple days more than the 10-day minimum on the IL with left hamstring soreness. The 35-year-old has a 5.10 ERA, 1.68 WHIP and 41:25 K:BB through 42.1 innings (nine starts) this season.

May 27, 2019 01:28 PM
Nationals' Anibal Sanchez: Could start Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez (hamstring) may return from the injured list to make a start Wednesday at Miami, Byron Kerr of MASN Sports reports.

Sanchez has been on the injured list since May 17 but was jogging before the team's contest on Monday. Manager Davey Martinez said, "He looked pretty good," but that he would have to consult with trainers before any firm plans were made. The team's starter for Wednesday has yet to be determined, though it will likely be either Sanchez or Kyle McGowin.

May 25, 2019 03:16 PM
Nationals' Anibal Sanchez: Another bullpen scheduled
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez (hamstring) is scheduled to throw another bullpen session Sunday, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

Sanchez threw 41 pitches in a simulated game Friday and will require another bullpen session before the Nationals decide on his next step. He could return to start Wednesday against the Braves, but the team hasn't ruled out a rehab start.

May 25, 2019 03:16 PM
Nationals' Anibal Sanchez: Completes bullpen session
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez (hamstring) threw a 41-pitch bullpen session Friday but may yet require a minor-league rehab start before coming off the IL, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

Sanchez previously said he expected to spend the 10-day minimum on the injured list, but manager Dave Martinez indicated that a brief rehab stint remains a possibility. The 35-year-old will be re-evaluated Saturday to see how he recovered from the bullpen session before determining the next step in his recovery.

May 20, 2019 05:36 PM
Nationals' Anibal Sanchez: Expects to return when eligible
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez (hamstring) played catch with no pain Monday and said he expects to return from the 10-day injured list when first eligible, Brittany Ghiroli of The Athletic reports.

Sanchez landed on the injured list last Friday after suffering a left hamstring strain during his start against the Mets on Thursday. Fortunately the strain was ruled a mild one, leaving the veteran right-hander confident he'll be ready to return after a minimum stay on the shelf. Sanchez is eligible for activation May 27, should he ultimately prove ready.

May 17, 2019 05:08 PM
Nationals' Anibal Sanchez: Moves to injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez (hamstring) was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday.

Sanchez was removed from Thursday's start after 1.1 innings with left hamstring soreness, and it was quickly determined he would require a trip to the IL. The 35-year-old was scheduled to undergo an MRI on Friday to determine the severity of the issue, but the results are not yet known. Erik Fedde is the top option to replace him in the starting rotation next week, though the Nationals have yet to announce their rotation plans.

May 16, 2019 04:52 PM
Nationals' Anibal Sanchez: Bound for IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez (hamstring) will be placed on the 10-day injured list, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

Sanchez exited Thursday's game against the Mets with left hamstring soreness, and while the severity of the issue is not yet known -- he's scheduled to undergo an MRI on Friday -- it will force the right-hander to miss at least one start. The Nationals have yet to announce who will start in place of Sanchez next week, though Erick Fedde is a top option.

May 16, 2019 03:04 PM
Nationals' Anibal Sanchez: Removed with hamstring issue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez was removed from Thursday's game against the Mets due to "left hamstring soreness," Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

Sanchez struck out two across 1.1 scoreless innings before exiting Thursday's game with a trainer. The severity of the issue remains unclear, though more should be known once he's further evaluated in the coming days.

May 16, 2019 01:48 PM
Nationals' Anibal Sanchez: Exits with trainer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez (undisclosed) exited Thursday's game against the Mets with an apparent injury, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

Sanchez yelled into his glove after walking Brandon Nimmo in the top of the second inning and subsequently exited with a trainer. Specifics regarding the injury are not yet known. Sanchez was replaced by Erick Fedde.

May 11, 2019 12:24 PM
Nationals' Anibal Sanchez: Drops to 0-6
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez (0-6) allowed three runs on six hits and two walks while striking out three over 4.1 innings in a loss to the Dodgers on Friday.

Joc Pederson touched Sanchez up for a pair of long balls, sinking the right-hander to his major-league-leading sixth loss. Sanchez enjoyed a career resurgence in 2018, but he now has a 5.27 ERA and 1.68 WHIP through eight starts (41 innings), and there's little under the hood to suggest he's in line for a major turnaround. Sanchez's walk rate has ballooned to 12.3 percent and his opponents' xBA is a couple points higher than his actual BAA. He lines up to face the Mets at home next week.

May 6, 2019 01:24 AM
Nationals' Anibal Sanchez: Saddled with fifth loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez (0-5) allowed two runs (zero earned) on two hits and four walks while striking out nine over 4.2 innings Sunday in a loss to the Phillies.

Sanchez didn't surrender an earned run on the day, but two runs would cross the plate in the first inning on an error by Washington first baseman Jake Noll. Sanchez continues to have a rough go in 2019, as he was handed his fifth loss of the campaign. He sits with a 5.15 ERA and 1.66 WHIP with 36 strikeouts over 36.2 innings this season.

Situational Stats
vs Atlanta 12.010 3.000213
vs LHB 36.200 4.9101733
vs RHB 53.000 2.8901844
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Pitching Stats
2005BOS00 ---0000000.00000000
2006FLA103 2.8318172100 114.1903936944672
2007FLA21 4.80660000 30.0431716321914
2008FLA25 5.5710100000 51.2543532762750
2009FLA48 3.8716160000 86.08439371014671
2010FLA1312 3.5532321100 195.0192897710770157
2011FLA89 3.6732323200 196.1187858020564202
2012MIA-DET913 3.8631311100 195.2200958420548167
2013DET148 2.5729291100 182.015656529254202
2014DET85 3.4322210000 126.010855484330102
2015DET1010 4.9925251100 157.0152898729149138
2016DET713 5.8735260000 153.117110810030553135
2017DET37 6.4128170000 105.1139817526429104
2018ATL76 2.8325240000 136.2106484315442135
2019WAS56 3.7117170000 89.28440371323577
Total 102106 3.9832630397001819.01766876804205516121626
Batting Stats
2006FLA1835140201400 .114 .114 .114
2007FLA61111002700 .231 .091 .091
2008FLA101700001700 .056 .000 .000
2009FLA162300003800 .115 .000 .000
2010FLA3359360142800 .159 .102 .102
2011FLA3257170342300 .180 .123 .123
2012MIA-DET3130130011800 .129 .167 .100
2013DET29400001400 .200 .000 .000
2014DET22501010300 .200 .400 .200
2015DET25400000400 .000 .000 .000
2016DET35600000300 .000 .000 .000
2017DET28200000100 .000 .000 .000
2018ATL2541010012500 .048 .024 .024
2019WAS1729010001200 .034 .034 .034
Total 327323724071715700 .121 .084 .074
Fielding Stats
2006FLAP181729151312 .966
2007FLAP66122820 .833
2008FLAP1010112540 .636
2009FLAP16161861022 .889
2010FLAP323244142552 .886
2011FLAP323245182611 .978
2012MIA-DETP313144162624 .955
2013DETP292937171910 .973
2016DETP352628131321 .929
2017DETP2817134630 .769
2018ATLP252437122320 .946
2019WASP17172313910 .957
Total  3263034061642162614 .936
More Pitching Stats
2005BOS000 ---00000 ---0 --- ---0
2006FLA1121136 0.9761014 .217469 11.0 .3350
2007FLA13439 0.9210003 .341151 19.2 .5000
2008FLA24856 0.8870101 .267241 15.2 .4210
2009FLA59091 1.08111010 .253383 13.7 .4130
2010FLA5205210 1.04113007 .257841 12.4 .3560
2011FLA8202170 1.27152254 .250830 11.7 .3980
2012MIA-DET3213187 1.21234117 .265820 11.6 .4050
2013DET1178154 1.22251207 .229746 10.5 .3300
2014DET1141130 1.15133105 .228514 10.1 .3230
2015DET1150170 0.94154035 .252660 11.6 .4590
2016DET1138166 0.91229227 .285668 13.4 .4830
2017DET179127 0.65136015 .313482 14.7 .5470
2018ATL0144122 1.24164104 .213553 10.0 .3540
2019WAS681114 0.7350121 .237393 12.1 .4120
Total 3618241872 1.0418338111660 .2537751 12.0 .4020
Postseason Pitching Stats
2012DET12 1.77330000 20.1144410618
2013DET12 4.41330000 16.11710840823
2014DET00 0.00100000 2.00000002
2018ATL01 5.79110000 4.25332013
Total 25 3.12870000 43.1361715701546
Minor League Pitching Stats
2001 R-San Joaquin43 3.19241003 53.2402319002364
2002 R-Ciu.Alianza53 3.501111100 61.2503124351173
2003-Injured00 ---00000 0.00000000
2004 A-Lowell34 1.771515000 76.14324153629101
2005 AA-Portland35 3.451111000 57.1532822551663
2005 A-Wilmington61 2.401414000 78.2532521732495
2006 AA-Carolina36 3.151515210 85.2824130722792
2008 R-Marlins10 3.6011000 5.04220014
2008 AA-Carolina10 3.4622100 13.0125500512
2008 A-Jupiter00 1.8022000 10.07220049
2009AFA-Jupiter10 0.6933000 13.072100312
2009AA-Jacksonville10 2.7022000 10.05331038
2009R-Gcl Marlins00 3.8611000 2.13110020
2013AFA-Lakeland Flying Tige00 0.0010000 1.22000000
2017AFX-West Michigan Whitec01 6.7511000 4.05330023
2017AAA-Toledo Mud Hens02 4.6044000 15.2179830520
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Player Info

Maracay, Venezuela
Washington Nationals

MLB Experience:

2013: AL ERA Leader