Gary Sánchez Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 230 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 12/2/1992 (30)
Gary Sánchez Season Stats
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San Diego Padres catcher Gary Sanchez (wrist) has been diagnosed with a fractured wrist, according to manager Bob Melvin. Sanchez will now miss the rest of the regular season after joining the Padres on May 21. The 30-year-old former Yankees backstop was a key acquisition in the first half of the season, and his bat kept the disappointing Padres afloat for much of the year. The Dominican catcher hit just .219 (52-for-238) in 71 games with the Friars, but he also added 19 home runs, 46 RBI and 33 runs scored in 257 plate appearances as the team's primary catcher for the majority of the season. With Sanchez now out to close out 2023, Luis Campusano will become San Diego's primary catcher.
San Diego Padres catcher Gary Sanchez is resting for the first contest of a huge four-game series against the division-rival Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday. Luis Campusano is getting the start behind the plate and will hit seventh against Diamondbacks ace Zac Gallen. Sanchez has been a godsend for the Padres this year, clubbing 16 home runs and driving in 41 in just 198 at-bats, but he's also hitting just .217 (43-for-198). The 30-year-old has nine home runs, three doubles, 20 RBI and 13 runs scored in 22 games (21 starts) since the All-Star break. He remains relevant for his power in single-catcher leagues. Campusano has also been great in just 79 at-bats for the Friars this year (.316 average) with four home runs, but he has a shy-away matchup in DFS against Gallen.
San Diego Padres catcher Gary Sanchez will take a seat on Monday for the start of a series against the visiting Baltimore Orioles. Luis Campusano will do the catching for right-hander Yu Darvish while batting seventh against Orioles rookie right-hander Grayson Rodriguez. Sanchez hasn't been playing as regularly behind the dish with Campusano around, but he continues to be relevant in single-catcher leagues after coming over to San Diego. The 30-year-old Dominican backstop is hitting just .215 (41-for-191) with an on-base percentage under .300, but he's clubbed 15 home runs and driven in 36 in his 56 games for the Friars. Sanchez has hit .246 (17-for-69) with eight long balls, three doubles, 16 RBI and 11 runs scored in 20 games (19 starts) since the All-Star break.
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.