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
Minnesota Twins catcher Gary Sanchez agreed on a one-year, $9 million deal on Thursday to avoid salary arbitration, according to sources. Sanchez has been Minnesota's primary catcher in 2022 after being acquired from the New York Yankees in the offseason. He will never hit for a high average because of his swing-and-miss tendencies, but Sanchez has plenty of power at a weak fantasy position. In his first 44 games with the Twins, he's slashing .224/.282/.435 with seven home runs, 27 RBI, 16 runs scored and one stolen base in 177 plate appearances.
Minnesota Twins catcher Gary Sanchez is not in the starting lineup on Saturday against the Toronto Blue Jays. Sanchez will get a day to rest after he went 1-for-11 with five strikeouts in his last three games to drop his season line to .225/.287/.430. The former Yankee has six home runs, 25 RBI, 14 runs scored and one stolen base in his first 41 games for the Twins this year. Ryan Jeffers is behind the plate and is batting eighth on Saturday, while Byron Buxton is serving as the designated hitter and batting second against Jays right-hander Jose Berrios. Buxton is a must-start anytime he's in the lineup, but Jeffers is a desperation DFS option at catcher, as he's batting just .178 (21-for-118) on the season with three homers and 14 RBI.
Minnesota Twins catcher Gary Sanchez (abdomen) remains out of the starting lineup on Thursday against the Detroit Tigers. Sanchez will miss his seventh straight game while dealing with abdominal tightness. The 29-year-old backstop did some work on the field before Wednesday's game, though, so hopefully he'll be able to return this weekend. Ryan Jeffers is behind the plate again on Thursday and is hitting seventh against Tigers left-hander Tarik Skubal. The 24-year-old isn't much of an offensive force, but he does have two home runs and four RBI in 47 plate appearances for the Twins to begin the season. Sanchez is off to a slow start in his first year in Minnesota, hitting .216 (8-for-37) with one homer and eight RBI in 10 games played.
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.