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19 Anibal Sanchez SP

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August 24, 2019 10:44 AM
Nationals' Anibal Sanchez: Nearly throws complete game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez (8-6) allowed two runs (one earned) on one hit with two walks and six strikeouts across 8.1 innings while earning a victory over the Cubs on Friday.

The 35-year-old couldn't quite finish the job in the ninth, but this was still his longest outing of the year and quite a way to rebound after he yielded five runs in his last start. Since starting the year 0-6 with a 5.10 ERA, Sanchez is 8-0 with a 3.03 ERA. That's brought his overall numbers to a very respectable level -- 3.81 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 110 strikeouts in 130 innings this year. Sanchez will look to continue this hot stretch against the Marlins at home next Friday.

August 19, 2019 12:28 AM
Nationals' Anibal Sanchez: Early exit in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez didn't factor into the decision in Saturday's 15-14 extra-innings loss to the Brewers, giving up five runs on eight hits and four walks over four innings while striking out five.

The veteran right-hander needed 80 pitches (49 strikes) to get just 12 outs, but Sanchez did manage to keep the ball in the park -- no average feat on a night when the rest of the Nats staff served up seven homers over the final 10 innings. He'll take a 3.99 ERA and 104:46 K:BB through 121.2 innings into his next start Friday, on the road against the Cubs.

August 11, 2019 06:24 PM
Nationals' Anibal Sanchez: Yields three runs in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez allowed three runs on seven hits and a walk in five innings Sunday, striking out three batters in the win over the Mets. He did not factor in the decision.

All three runs that Sanchez allowed came during a rough second inning and he gave up just two hits the rest of the way. The 35-year-old now owns a 3.75 ERA and 99:42 K:BB over 117.2 innings in 2019. Looking for his eighth win of the year, he'll face the Brewers at home on Saturday.

August 9, 2019 12:36 AM
Nationals' Anibal Sanchez: Will get two-start week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez is scheduled to make his next start Sunday against the Mets in New York.

Erick Fedde had been lined up to take the hill Sunday, but Sanchez will instead be the beneficiary of a two-start week with the Nationals using Thursday's off day to reshuffle the rotation. Sanchez will thus draw a matchup against a surging Mets squad that represents a more formidable threat to the Nationals' wild-card hopes than the 54-58 Reds, whom Fedde is scheduled to face on Monday. Since going 0-6 with a 5.10 ERA in his first nine starts of the season before heading to the injured list, Sanchez has flipped the script upon returning May 29. In his 12 outings since, Sanchez has gone 7-0 with a 2.82 ERA.

August 7, 2019 03:52 PM
Nationals' Anibal Sanchez: Collects seventh win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez (7-6) picked up the win against the Giants on Tuesday, giving up two runs (one earned) on four hits over six innings, striking out three and walking one as the Nationals won 5-3.

Sanchez has been on a nice run of late, as this was his fifth quality start in his last seven outings -- a stretch that has seen him pick up four wins and bring his ERA down to 3.67. He's also sporting a 1.31 WHIP and a 96:31 K:BB over 112.2 innings. The veteran draws the Reds at home in his next start.

August 1, 2019 06:32 PM
Nationals' Anibal Sanchez: Yields four runs in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez allowed four runs on 10 hits with one walk and six strikeouts across five innings during a no-decision against the Braves on Wednesday.

The veteran faced two batters in the sixth but gave up back-to-back doubles to end his outing. While the Nationals scored three runs against the Braves bullpen to get Sanchez off the hook, his ERA still increased to 3.80 in the no-decision. Sanchez is 6-6 with a 1.34 WHIP and 93 strikeouts in 106.2 innings this season, and he'll be on the hill again Tuesday at the Giants.

July 26, 2019 11:48 PM
Nationals' Anibal Sanchez: Hurls seven strong innings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez allowed one run on three hits and a walk while striking out six over seven innings Friday against the Dodgers. He didn't factor into the decision.

Sanchez certainly threw the ball well enough to earn the victory, but his offense struggled to put up enough run support, resulting in a no-decision. The 35-year-old has held the opposition to three or fewer runs in each of his last five outings, picking up three wins over that stretch. He owns a 3.63 ERA with 87 punchouts heading into his next start, which lines up for Wednesday against Atlanta.

July 21, 2019 06:48 AM
Nationals' Anibal Sanchez: Grabs sixth win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez (6-6) picked up the win Saturday, allowing three runs on six hits and three walks over five-plus innings while striking out four in a 5-3 victory over Atlanta.

The veteran right-hander threw 57 of 97 pitches for strikes and faded in the sixth inning, serving up a two-run homer to Brian McCann before getting the hook, but fortunately for the Nats they had a three-run lead at the time. Sanchez will take a 3.80 ERA and 81:38 K:BB through 94.2 innings into his next start Thursday, at home against the Rockies.

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.

Situational Stats
vs Chicago 8.110 1.08026
vs LHB 56.200 5.2402646
vs RHB 73.100 2.7002264
Last 7 Games
Two Week Schedule
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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
2019WAS86 3.8124240000 130.0123605515348110
Total 105106 3.9833331097001859.11805896822207526251659
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
2019WAS2443140101900 .093 .093 .093
Total 334337827081716400 .124 .089 .080
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
2019WASP242434161620 .941
Total  3333104171672232714 .935
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
2019WAS8121159 0.79110221 .241564 12.0 .3930
Total 3818641917 1.0318938121660 .2537922 12.0 .4010
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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Maracay, Venezuela
Washington Nationals

MLB Experience:

2013: AL ERA Leader