Gary Sánchez Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 230 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 12/2/1992 (28)
Gary Sánchez Season Stats
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Gary Sánchez News
New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Minnesota Twins. Sanchez will head to the bench with Gerrit Cole on the mound, despite hitting .292 with a home run and a .544 slugging percentage in six June games so far. Kyle Higashioka will be behind the plate and will bat eighth against Twins' righty Randy Dobnak.
New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez went 2-for-5 with a home run, two RBI, and two runs scored in Wednesday's win over the Minnesota Twins. Sanchez hit the ball hard all night, as he ripped a 112 MPH lineout, then tacked on a 107.9 MPH single. The slugger capped off his strong day at the dish with a 406-foot home run, which left his bat at 101.6 MPH. Sanchez is heating up along with the weather, as his OPS has been steadily climbing since the calendar turned to June. He owns a .888 OPS with a home run and three doubles in six games in June and could be poised to continue this hot streak through the end of the month, given his career success in June.
New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez went 2-for-4 with a double, two RBI, and a walk in Sunday's 6-5 loss to the Boston Red Sox. Sanchez came up with the bases loaded and delivered a two-run double with a 104.3 MPH exit velocity. The slugger has a poor 10:2 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 19 June at-bats, though he also owns a solid .263 batting average with three doubles and a pair of RBI. Sanchez is tied for seventh among catchers in home runs, though his underlying metrics have yet to resemble those from his strong 2017 and 2019 campaigns. He is still slightly underperforming his expected wOBA, so perhaps there is some more offensive potential in his bat this season.
New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez has never had trouble hitting the ball out of the ballpark. In his 421-game career, he has homered at a rate that would make him a 44-homer hitter over 162 games. The first problem is that he has never been able to stay on the field for anything close to a full season, topping out at 122 games played in 2017 and reaching 100 games only twice in his five-year career. This is not only due to injury, but also due to his lackluster defense. We are seeing more and more ace pitchers choose a personal catcher, and that has already begun hurting Sanchez's playing time. Sanchez also appears as a designated hitter at times to counter some of his defensive shortcomings, but it is also true that he has a long list of injuries on his resume. The second problem is that he has become a real crater in batting average, posting a .200 batting average over his last three seasons (998 plate appearances). Now we are left with a guy that will hit home runs while he is in the lineup, but he offers almost nothing else. The good news is that his draft stock has fallen to match the expected production; he is no longer even being drafted as a top-10 backstop. That makes him a fine catcher to to add late in your drafts, but the days of fantasy glory for Sanchez could be long gone, especially if he becomes more of a platoon type.