Gary Sánchez Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 230 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 12/2/1992 (29)
Gary Sánchez Season Stats
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Gary Sánchez News
New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez is not in the starting lineup for Tuesday's AL Wild Card game against the Boston Red Sox. Kyle Higashioka will be catching for Gerrit Cole in the game and batting eighth in the lineup. Sanchez really struggled during the final stretch of the regular season. He was hitless in his last 13 plate appearances and batted just .159 from September 1 onward. Yankees manager Aaron Boone said that Sanchez could be utilized as a pinch hitter in the game. The 28-year-old veteran had a decent season overall, despite the late slump. Over 117 games, he slashed .204/.307/.423 with 23 home runs, 54 RBI and 54 runs.
New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez is not starting Friday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays, according to MLB.com. After a miserable 2020 campaign, Sanchez has rebounded a bit but isn't the hitter he once was, slashing .207/.310/.431 with 23 HRs, 54 RBI, and 54 runs. It's the second time in three games he's started on the bench. Backup catcher Kyle Higashioka will take his spot behind the plate and bat eighth. Higashioka has no relevance in any league, with a feeble .184 average and .645 OPS. Fantasy managers looking for catching help should seek it elsewhere.
New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez is heading to the bench for Wednesday's game against Jose Berrios and the Toronto Blue Jays. Kyle Higashioka is getting the start behind the plate, catching for Yankees ace Gerrit Cole. Sanchez has had a very typical Gary Sanchez type of month in September. He's hit five home runs and he's driven in 11 runs, but he's batted just .190 with more strikeouts (14) than hits (11). The 28-year-old has 23 home runs, 54 RBI and 54 runs over 112 games on the year. Expect to see him back in the lineup for the series finale against the Blue Jays on Thursday.
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.