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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 30)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
250 .248 2 25 17 2 .234 0.1
Birth Date9-20-1983
Height6' 1"
Weight205 lbs
Age31 years, 1 months, 3 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
-0.42010
0.12011
2012
-0.02013
0.12014
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2006 KCA 22 8 28 27 2 6 0 0 0 6 0 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 .222 .214 .222 .204 -2.1 1.6 -0.0
2010 BOS 26 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .022 -0.6 0.1 -0.1
2010 HOU 26 65 269 250 30 70 9 4 0 87 11 45 2 0 6 25 0 1 .280 .316 .348 .236 4.7 -8.1 -0.4
2011 HOU 27 110 328 288 35 69 10 0 1 82 27 44 1 2 10 28 3 0 .240 .305 .285 .217 -0.2 1.4 0.1
2013 CHA 29 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .012 -0.4 0.0 -0.0
Career185630570671451941175389333165431.254.303.307.2231.4-5.0-0.4

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2003 BUR A 106 449 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .300 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 BUR A 96 395 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .281 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 HDS A+ 133 639 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .334 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 KCA MLB 8 28 .204 .244 .310 .386 .238 .250 106 -1.7 0.8 0.1 1.6 -1.1 -2.1 -0.0 -2.1 -0.0
2006 WIC AA 133 612 .259 .272 .350 .434 .272 .307 106 -0.7 14.2 6.5 9.3 4.7 24.5 3.6 24.5 3.6
2008 NWA AA 63 277 .254 .270 .347 .408 .282 .302 88 -1.7 8.2 3.8 12.7 -0.5 9.5 2.2 9.5 2.2
2008 OMA AAA 38 145 .196 .274 .346 .443 .257 .243 109 -10.5 4.5 2.1 -1.1 -0.1 -3.5 -0.4 -3.5 -0.4
2009 LVG AAA 126 506 .275 .276 .343 .429 .275 .339 99 8.4 14.7 6.2 11.4 0.2 29.9 4.0 29.9 4.0
2010 BOS MLB 1 3 .022 .266 .316 .386 .241 .000 118 -0.7 0.1 0 0.1 0.0 -0.6 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1
2010 HOU MLB 65 269 .236 .261 .325 .411 .271 .341 91 -6.5 7.4 2.9 -8.1 0.7 4.7 -0.4 4.7 -0.4
2010 PAW AAA 62 252 .246 .261 .329 .405 .252 .313 91 -4.1 7.7 2.1 -7.6 1.3 8.0 0.0 8.0 0.0
2011 HOU MLB 110 328 .217 .256 .316 .395 .260 .278 101 -13.7 8.8 2.3 1.4 1.2 -0.2 0.1 -0.2 0.1
2012 OKL AAA 107 398 .295 .279 .344 .431 .274 .330 97 15.7 11.8 4 -2.8 -1.7 31.1 2.8 31.1 2.8
2012 MAY Wnt 31 137 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .308 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 CHA MLB 1 2 .012 .246 .310 .361 .247 .000 107 -0.5 0.1 0 0.0 0.0 -0.4 -0.0 -0.4 -0.0
2013 CHR AAA 43 163 .193 .251 .326 .377 .251 .221 99 -11.9 4.7 0.9 -2.2 0.2 -6.6 -0.9 -6.6 -0.9
2014 CHT AA 54 201 .236 .259 .329 .389 .269 .280 104 -4.9 5.5 1.4 -0.5 -0.5 1.0 0.0 1.0 0.0

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2003 BUR A 449 54 110 8 1 2 35 28 52 14 5 .270 .318 .309 .039 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 BUR A 395 37 90 13 1 2 25 18 51 16 7 .252 .298 .311 .059 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 HDS A+ 639 102 183 33 4 5 70 39 54 10 5 .313 .355 .409 .096 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 WIC AA 612 105 153 24 1 4 57 44 63 8 9 .282 .338 .352 .070 .259 24.5 9.3 3.6
2006 KCA MLB 28 2 6 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 .222 .214 .222 .000 .204 -2.1 1.6 -0.0
2008 NWA AA 277 28 63 7 2 1 23 28 40 4 4 .261 .335 .320 .058 .254 9.5 12.7 2.2
2008 OMA AAA 145 13 29 7 1 1 13 9 20 1 1 .221 .262 .313 .092 .196 -3.5 -1.1 -0.4
2009 LVG AAA 506 67 137 29 4 6 60 39 67 1 2 .305 .359 .428 .122 .275 29.9 11.4 4.0
2010 HOU MLB 269 30 70 9 4 0 25 11 45 0 1 .280 .316 .348 .068 .236 4.7 -8.1 -0.4
2010 PAW AAA 252 26 61 10 1 0 17 24 30 6 1 .274 .347 .327 .054 .246 8.0 -7.6 0.0
2010 BOS MLB 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .022 -0.6 0.1 -0.1
2011 HOU MLB 328 35 69 10 0 1 28 27 44 3 0 .240 .305 .285 .045 .217 -0.2 1.4 0.1
2012 OKL AAA 398 48 110 13 1 5 45 40 25 7 3 .320 .390 .407 .087 .295 31.1 -2.8 2.8
2012 MAY Wnt 137 18 34 6 0 2 12 15 14 2 2 .288 .368 .390 .102 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 CHR AAA 163 19 28 5 0 1 16 12 25 0 1 .189 .264 .243 .054 .193 -6.6 -2.2 -0.9
2013 CHA MLB 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .012 -0.4 0.0 -0.0
2014 CHT AA 201 19 46 6 2 2 16 12 27 0 0 .251 .296 .339 .087 .236 1.0 -0.5 0.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2010 1026 0.5458 0.4354 0.8652 0.5500 0.2940 0.9188 0.7445 0.1348
2011 1227 0.5314 0.4289 0.8781 0.5736 0.2626 0.9171 0.7815 0.1181
2013 7 0.4286 0.4286 1.0000 0.3333 0.5000 1.0000 1.0000 0.0000
Career22600.53760.43180.87260.56210.27760.91810.76540.1253

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-07-31 2014-08-10 Minors 10 0 - Not Disclosed -
2013-04-10 2013-05-25 15-DL 45 39 - Low Back Strain - -
2012-02-29 2012-03-12 Camp 12 0 - Low Back Soreness - -
2011-03-16 2011-03-23 Camp 7 0 Back Soreness -
2011-03-07 2011-03-07 Camp 0 0 - Trunk Soreness Rib Cage - -
2011-02-07 2011-02-07 Off 0 0 Trunk Strain Intercostal -
2008-09-02 2008-09-28 60-DL 26 25 Left Fingers Sprain Middle Finger -
2007-03-28 2007-09-30 60-DL 186 161 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2007-03-28

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 LAN $
2013 CHA $505,000
2011 HOU $432,500
2007 BOS $380,000
2006 KCA $327,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$1,644,500
5 yrTotal$1,644,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 28 dBurton Rocks1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 6/12/14 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.505M (2013). Signed by LA Angels as a free agent 10/25/12 (minor-league contract). Selected by Chicago White Sox from LA Angels in Rule 5 Draft 12/6/12. Sent outright to Triple-A by Chicago White Sox 5/25/13.
  • 1 year (2012). DFA by Houston 1/24/12. Re-signed as a free agent 2/1/12 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.4325M (2011). Re-signed by Houston 2/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Signed by Boston as a free agent 11/09 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Boston 5/20/10. Acquired by Houston in trade from Boston 7/1/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Claimed by Toronto off waivers from Kansas City 11/3/08. Sent outright to Triple-A by Toronto 11/19/08
  • 1 year (2008). Re-signed by Kansas City 2/27/08.
  • 1 year/$0.38M (2007). Re-signed by Kansas City 2/07.
  • 1 year/$0.327M (2006). Contract purchased by Kansas City 11/05. Re-signed 2/06.
  • Drafted by Kansas City 2001 (11-325).

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 512 53 133 19 2 5 46 44 67 5 2 .292 .353 .376 .271 22.8 SS -4, 2B 2 2.1
80o 491 49 121 17 2 5 42 40 66 5 2 .276 .335 .355 .258 15.4 SS -4, 2B 2 1.3
70o 475 46 113 16 2 4 40 37 65 4 2 .265 .322 .341 .248 10.5 SS -4, 2B 2 0.8
60o 462 43 105 15 1 4 38 35 64 4 2 .255 .311 .328 .239 6.5 SS -4, 2B 2 0.3
50o 450 41 99 14 1 4 36 33 64 4 2 .246 .301 .316 .232 2.9 SS -4, 2B 2 0.0
40o 438 38 93 13 1 4 34 31 63 4 2 .237 .291 .304 .224 -0.5 SS -3, 2B 2 -0.4
30o 425 36 87 13 1 3 32 29 62 3 1 .228 .280 .292 .215 -3.8 SS -3, 2B 2 -0.7
20o 409 33 81 12 1 3 30 27 61 3 1 .217 .267 .278 .206 -7.6 SS -3, 2B 2 -1.1
10o 388 30 71 10 1 3 27 24 59 3 1 .201 .250 .258 .192 -12.2 SS -3, 2B 1 -1.6
Weighted Mean45642102151437346442.250.306.321.2354.5SS -4, 2B 20.1

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
1% 27% 11% 21% 59%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
20153125024527021818362.230.290.287.217-1.1-8.10.12.214.9-25.4-1.8
20163225024506121819381.218.283.273.211-1.5-11.70.12.214.9-28.9-1.8
2017336175812616134345933.227.288.278.215-1.2-6.50.35.214.9-27.0-4.4
2018346055712216144344951.222.285.275.212-1.4-8.20.44.914.9-28.5-4.3
20193562563133181649471000.235.297.301.225-0.6-0.70.54.914.9-21.1-4.5
20203663165137191751471000.239.301.310.230-0.32.20.54.814.9-18.0-4.5
20213760157119211545451060.219.283.289.215-1.2-7.00.54.414.9-26.9-4.3
20223863360125161546461110.219.280.277.211-1.5-9.40.54.414.9-29.3-4.5
20233960059118150646461130.220.283.283.213-1.4-8.20.54.014.9-27.7-4.3

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
3.6out of baseball1.8out of baseballout of baseballout of baseball5.4

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 72)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 80 Luis Rivas 2010 .000 DNP
2 79 Brent Abernathy 2008 .000 DNP
3 78 Brian Buscher 2011 .000 DNP
4 77 Irving Falu 2013 .199
5 77 Matt Tolbert 2012 .000 DNP
6 76 Jeremy Reed 2011 .012
7 76 Brent Butler 2008 .000 DNP
8 76 Joe Thurston 2010 .000 DNP
9 76 Paul Janish 2013 .159
10 76 Eric Bruntlett 2008 .213
11 76 Matt Kata 2008 .000 DNP
12 76 Kevin Frandsen 2012 .293
13 76 Jason Tyner 2007 .236
14 75 Michael Martinez 2013 .118
15 75 Anderson Hernandez 2013 .000 DNP
16 75 Manny Mayorson 2013 .000 DNP
17 75 Sergio Garcia 2010 .000 DNP
18 75 Jason Jaramillo 2013 .000 DNP
19 75 Will Rhymes 2013 .000 DNP
20 74 Jeff Keppinger 2010 .274
21 74 Bobby Wilson 2013 .000 DNP
22 74 Omir Santos 2011 .195
23 73 Eddy Garabito 2007 .000 DNP
24 73 Joe Inglett 2008 .278
25 73 Clint Barmes 2009 .247
26 73 Reggie Willits 2011 .142
27 73 Nick Punto 2008 .255
28 73 Mike Nickeas 2013 .000 DNP
29 73 Ramon Santiago 2010 .241
30 73 Esteban German 2008 .227
31 72 Rob Johnson 2013 .209
32 72 Ken Oberkfell 1986 .265
33 72 Tike Redman 2007 .280
34 72 Omar Quintanilla 2012 .244
35 72 Alfredo Amezaga 2008 .239
36 72 Chris Stewart 2012 .238
37 71 Tony Gwynn 2013 .000 DNP
38 71 Jason Ellison 2008 .200
39 71 Alberto Gonzalez 2013 .186
40 71 Sam Fuld 2012 .237
41 71 Aaron Miles 2007 .235
42 71 Josh Wilson 2011 .238
43 71 Luis Maza 2010 .000 DNP
44 71 Terry Tiffee 2009 .000 DNP
45 71 Tommy Watkins 2010 .000 DNP
46 71 Jermaine Clark 2007 .000 DNP
47 71 Ron Calloway 2007 .000 DNP
48 71 Chip Hale 1995 .231
49 71 Greg Dobbs 2009 .250
50 70 Bill Mueller 2001 .300
51 70 Don Kelly 2010 .230
52 70 George Kell 1953 .296
53 70 Cory Sullivan 2010 .178
54 70 Ryan Hanigan 2011 .273
55 70 Skip Schumaker 2010 .254
56 70 Brendan Harris 2011 .000 DNP
57 70 Andy Cannizaro 2009 .000 DNP
58 70 Wilson Valdez 2008 .000 DNP
59 70 Tomas De La Rosa 2008 .000 DNP
60 70 Bo Hart 2007 .000 DNP
61 70 Jesus Feliciano 2009 .000 DNP
62 70 Michel Hernandez 2009 .201
63 70 Chris Barnwell 2009 .000 DNP
64 70 Bob Aspromonte 1968 .232
65 70 Paul Schaal 1973 .295
66 70 Wil Nieves 2008 .235
67 70 Brendan Ryan 2012 .228
68 69 Kevin Seitzer 1992 .263
69 69 Jason Bourgeois 2012 .244
70 69 Russ Adams 2011 .000 DNP
71 69 Chris Burke 2010 .000 DNP
72 69 Neil Sellers 2012 .000 DNP
73 69 Mike Sharperson 1992 .289
74 69 Humberto Quintero 2010 .207
75 69 Craig Wilson 2001 .000 DNP
76 69 Vinny Rottino 2010 .000 DNP
77 69 Brayan Pena 2012 .207
78 69 Hector Luna 2010 .190
79 69 Mike Edwards 2007 .000 DNP
80 69 Nyjer Morgan 2011 .269
81 69 Josh Labandeira 2009 .000 DNP
82 69 Jason Phillips 2007 .193
83 69 Jesus Merchan 2011 .000 DNP
84 69 John Gall 2008 .000 DNP
85 69 Ryan Theriot 2010 .244
86 69 Mike McCoy 2011 .221
87 68 Pete Orr 2009 .246
88 68 Rico Washington 2008 .194
89 68 Puddin Head Jones 1956 .298
90 68 Don Buford 1967 .262
91 68 Guillermo Rodriguez 2008 .000 DNP
92 68 Paul Phillips 2007 .186
93 68 Eugenio Velez 2012 .000 DNP
94 68 Jason Bowers 2008 .000 DNP
95 68 Adam Rosales 2013 .230
96 68 Ramon Vazquez 2007 .236
97 68 Tom O'Malley 1991 .000 DNP
98 68 Alex Arias 1998 .269
99 68 Edwin Maysonet 2012 .238
100 68 Jeff King 1995 .270

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .264 .351 .293 .233
11 vs R (Multi) .240 .284 .298 .210
18 Split (Multi) -.024 -.067 .005 -.023
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.013 -.023 -.037 -.020
30 vs L (2013) .000 .000 .000 .008
31 vs R (2013) .000 .000 .000 .008
38 Split (2013) .000 .000 .000 .000
39 LgAvg (2013) -.011 -.021 -.036 -.019

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).
2013 Angel Sanchez plays shortstop defense at a major-league level and bunts well, but his bat is light enough that he should only be a backup for a team blessed with middle infielders who are prone to stay healthy.
2012 Sanchez still hits like a backup shortstop, but at least the Astros received the benefit of the slick fielding he'd always shown prior to 2010. He didn't appear hurt in 2010, but wasn't getting to balls he was expected to get. In 2011, he showed many more of the athletic moves that got him to the majors in the first place. Nothing in his pedigree suggests he'll escape the “use only in case of emergency” label, but as long as he can keep his on-base percentage around .300 and bunt on demand, his glove should allow him to accrue service time for another couple of years.
2011 Sanchez hit .280 in 269 plate appearances for the Astros last season, which proves only one thing: sabermetricians are correct when they claim that batting average is one of the most meaningless statistics in baseball. You don't need to be of that religion or a devotee of advanced metrics to understand that in spite of his veneer of competency, Sanchez is merely a journeyman who barely kept his head above replacement level. Sanchez got a chance to start for two months when Tommy Manzella broke a finger, but he will likely find himself in a utility role or back at Triple-A this season, as Clint Barmes has the inside track on the shortstop job after being acquired from the Rockies in a November trade.
2008 Angel Sanchez has an outstanding glove, but a questionable bat. Missing all of 2007 due to shoulder surgery didn't help with the latter.
2007 By making his major league debut last September, Sanchez spared the Royals the humiliation of having their 2001 draft--the one made famous by drafting Colt Griffin and Roscoe Crosby in the first two rounds--fail to yield a single major league player, which has only happened four times in the draft`s history. Sanchez is Puerto Rican, but his skills come straight out of central casting for a Dominican shortstop: Good defense, good contact skills, little plate discipline, and not a trace of power. His best asset--and the best reason to give him playing time this year--is that he is not Angel Berroa. See also: Faint praise, damning with.

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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Vance Like There's Nobody WatchingR.J. Anderson2014-06-17
This article requires BP Premium accessPainting the Black: Fish with ArmsR.J. Anderson2013-08-22
BP Unfiltered: The 2013 Trade Deadline Transaction Analysis ThreadBaseball Prospectus2013-07-31
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: One Less Marlin, and a New NationalBen Lindbergh2013-07-08
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: One Less Marlin, and a New NationalR.J. Anderson2013-07-08
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: One Less Marlin, and a New NationalMark Anderson2013-07-08
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 7, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-07
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 26, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-26
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 24, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-24
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 15th, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-15
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: The Sub-ReplacementsBen Lindbergh2013-05-10
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Monday, May 6Zach Mortimer2013-05-07
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: April 15, 2013Clint Chisam2013-04-15
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of April 12-14Zach Mortimer2013-04-15


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