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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 26)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
250 .231 5 23 26 1 .249 0.8
Birth Date5-20-1988
Height5' 11"
Weight225 lbs
Age26 years, 5 months, 2 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
2011
2012
0.32013
0.92014
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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
2013 PIT 25 22 66 60 9 14 4 0 2 24 3 14 2 1 0 5 0 0 .233 .288 .400 .271 2.8 -0.2 0.3
2014 PIT 26 26 80 75 3 20 1 0 2 27 3 28 1 1 0 13 0 0 .267 .300 .360 .248 1.0 -0.3 0.1
Career481461351234504516423201800.252.295.378.2583.8-0.60.4

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
2009 WVA A 41 188 .356 .259 .328 .382 .271 .368 99 18.1 5.2 2.4 -0.3 -0.9 24.2 2.5 24.2 2.5
2009 SCO A- 4 14 .288 .275 .331 .362 .267 .364 101 0.4 0.4 0.2 0.1 -0.1 1.5 0.2 1.5 0.2
2009 LYN A+ 3 13 .165 .239 .308 .352 .246 .333 93 -4.5 1.3 0.7 0.2 0.2 -2.1 -0.2 -2.1 -0.2
2010 BRD A+ 59 250 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .377 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 ALT AA 118 469 .260 .257 .323 .390 .268 .285 84 0 13.8 6.6 0.9 1.4 16.7 1.8 16.7 1.8
2012 ALT AA 40 162 .286 .262 .329 .402 .265 .361 101 4.4 4.5 2.4 0.4 -2.7 7.2 0.8 7.2 0.8
2012 IND AAA 62 236 .248 .260 .329 .397 .252 .260 100 -3.3 7.0 4 -0.7 -1.7 5.1 0.4 5.1 0.4
2013 PIT MLB 22 66 .271 .251 .317 .393 .259 .267 98 0.7 1.7 0.7 -0.2 0.2 2.8 0.3 2.8 0.3
2013 ALT AA 4 17 .150 .248 .311 .357 .255 .214 92 -1.9 0.5 0 -0.0 0.1 -1.5 -0.2 -1.5 -0.2
2013 IND AAA 76 296 .285 .253 .323 .390 .253 .339 101 8.1 8.5 5 -0.6 -0.8 16.9 1.7 16.9 1.7
2014 PIT MLB 26 80 .248 .239 .302 .371 .253 .391 99 -0.9 2.1 1.1 -0.3 -0.3 1.0 0.1 1.0 0.1
2014 IND AAA 81 313 .258 .262 .326 .391 .249 .284 102 -0.6 9.4 4.4 0.5 -1.1 8.9 0.9 8.9 0.9

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
2009 SCO A- 14 2 4 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 .308 .357 .385 .077 .288 1.5 0.1 0.2
2009 LYN A+ 13 2 2 2 0 0 1 1 4 0 0 .200 .385 .400 .200 .165 -2.1 0.2 -0.2
2009 WVA A 188 29 49 15 1 7 46 21 34 1 0 .316 .424 .561 .245 .356 24.2 -0.3 2.5
2010 BRD A+ 250 31 65 17 0 4 35 28 41 2 1 .314 .423 .454 .140 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 ALT AA 469 46 97 14 1 5 44 47 76 5 5 .241 .340 .318 .077 .260 16.7 0.9 1.8
2012 IND AAA 236 21 48 12 0 8 26 23 46 0 0 .233 .316 .408 .175 .248 5.1 -0.7 0.4
2012 ALT AA 162 22 39 14 1 0 17 18 33 1 1 .277 .370 .390 .113 .286 7.2 0.4 0.8
2013 ALT AA 17 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .176 .176 .235 .059 .150 -1.5 -0.0 -0.2
2013 IND AAA 296 35 75 26 0 10 42 28 60 0 0 .288 .368 .504 .215 .285 16.9 -0.6 1.7
2013 PIT MLB 66 9 14 4 0 2 5 3 14 0 0 .233 .288 .400 .167 .271 2.8 -0.2 0.3
2014 IND AAA 313 30 63 17 0 11 45 38 76 0 0 .235 .337 .422 .187 .258 8.9 0.5 0.9
2014 PIT MLB 80 3 20 1 0 2 13 3 28 0 0 .267 .300 .360 .093 .248 1.0 -0.3 0.1

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
2013 252 0.5119 0.4524 0.7632 0.6434 0.2520 0.8554 0.5161 0.2368
2014 302 0.4967 0.4967 0.6400 0.6600 0.3355 0.6970 0.5294 0.3600
Career5540.50360.47650.6960.65240.29750.76910.52340.304

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2010-06-23 2010-09-09 Minors 78 0 Left Surgery Fracture - HBP -
2010-04-17 2010-04-17 Minors 0 0 Right Shoulder Soreness -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 PIT $507,000
2013 PIT $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2011Current$507,000
1 yrTotal$507,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 65 dMike Zimmerman, ACES1 year/$0.507M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.507M (2014). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/6/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Contract purchased by Pittsburgh 11/20/12. Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/1/13.
  • Drafted by Pittsburgh 2009 (1-4) (Boston College) $2.5M signing bonus.

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 315 35 76 18 0 7 36 27 63 1 1 .274 .346 .438 .288 16.8 C 0 1.8
80o 292 31 67 16 0 6 32 24 60 1 1 .259 .329 .413 .273 11.7 C 0 1.3
70o 276 28 61 14 0 6 29 21 58 1 0 .248 .317 .395 .263 8.3 C 0 0.9
60o 263 26 56 13 0 5 27 20 56 1 0 .239 .306 .380 .254 5.7 C 0 0.6
50o 250 24 52 12 0 5 25 18 54 1 0 .231 .296 .366 .246 3.5 C 0 0.4
40o 237 22 48 11 0 5 23 17 52 1 0 .222 .286 .352 .238 1.4 C 0 0.1
30o 224 20 43 10 0 4 21 15 50 1 0 .213 .276 .337 .229 -0.5 C 0 -0.1
20o 208 18 39 9 0 4 19 13 47 0 0 .203 .264 .320 .219 -2.5 C 0 -0.3
10o 185 15 31 7 0 3 16 11 43 0 0 .189 .247 .296 .205 -4.8 C 0 -0.5
Weighted Mean2562554130526195510.235.301.372.2504.5C 00.5

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
1% 8% 13% 15% 28%

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
2015274264783190104334911.218.294.347.2420.33.3-1.32.28.1-5.7-0.2
201628619691262901463461361.228.298.358.2430.66.0-1.83.014.9-10.2-0.3
201729635731242901767541480.220.298.360.2440.76.7-1.92.914.9-9.3-0.3
201830639711212901564541490.213.293.342.2380.32.7-1.92.814.9-13.1-0.3
201931611661172601358491370.214.289.332.232-0.1-0.8-1.82.514.9-16.5-0.3
202032618671212611360501340.218.294.339.2360.11.5-1.72.314.9-14.1-0.3
202133616671222511359491310.222.297.339.2370.21.8-1.72.114.9-13.6-0.3
202234625661252611156471290.221.293.327.232-0.2-1.5-1.82.014.9-16.6-0.3
202335636691302611260471310.228.298.339.2380.22.0-1.81.914.9-13.0-0.3

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
7.713.344.84.86.334.6

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 84)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 92 Sean Coughlin 2011 .000 DNP
2 91 Dan Butler 2013 .000 DNP
3 90 Michael Collins 2011 .000 DNP
4 89 Luis Exposito 2013 .000 DNP
5 89 Johnny Monell 2012 .000 DNP
6 89 Michael McKenry 2011 .227
7 89 Jose Lobaton 2011 .138
8 89 Jair Fernandez 2013 .000 DNP
9 89 Jason Jaramillo 2009 .229
10 88 Adam Moore 2010 .186
11 88 Bryan Anderson 2013 .082
12 88 Luke Montz 2010 .000 DNP
13 88 George Kottaras 2009 .238
14 88 Josh Donaldson 2012 .257
15 88 Wyatt Toregas 2009 .172
16 88 Jose Gil 2013 .000 DNP
17 88 Eric Fryer 2012 .249
18 87 Bobby Wilson 2009 .155
19 87 Robinson Chirinos 2010 .000 DNP
20 87 Mark Wagner 2010 .000 DNP
21 86 Logan Johnson 2010 .000 DNP
22 86 Ben Johnson 2008 .000 DNP
23 86 Kyle Phillips 2010 .000 DNP
24 86 Shawn Riggans 2007 .040
25 85 Juan Apodaca 2013 .000 DNP
26 85 Mitch Canham 2011 .000 DNP
27 85 J.T. Wise 2012 .000 DNP
28 84 Steve Clevenger 2012 .184
29 84 John Baker 2007 .000 DNP
30 84 Roberto Lopez 2012 .000 DNP
31 84 Manny Pina 2013 .000 DNP
32 84 Brad Nelson 2009 .035
33 83 Jason Delaney 2009 .000 DNP
34 83 Casey Rogowski 2007 .000 DNP
35 83 Craig Cooper 2011 .000 DNP
36 83 Zach Zaneski 2012 .000 DNP
37 83 Martin Maldonado 2013 .197
38 83 Whitney Robbins 2011 .000 DNP
39 83 Konrad Schmidt 2011 .000 DNP
40 83 Clay Harris 2009 .000 DNP
41 83 Guillermo Quiroz 2008 .183
42 83 Lou Palmisano 2009 .000 DNP
43 83 Ole Sheldon 2009 .000 DNP
44 83 Jamie Romak 2012 .000 DNP
45 83 Lucas May 2011 .000 DNP
46 82 Matt Wallach 2012 .000 DNP
47 82 Adam Abraham 2013 .000 DNP
48 82 Landon Powell 2008 .000 DNP
49 82 Steven Lerud 2011 .000 DNP
50 82 Brian Jeroloman 2011 .000 DNP
51 82 Salomon Manriquez 2009 .000 DNP
52 82 Eric Campbell 2013 .000 DNP
53 82 Caleb Joseph 2012 .000 DNP
54 82 Jim Gallagher 2012 .000 DNP
55 82 Christian Marrero 2013 .000 DNP
56 82 Cody Ehlers 2008 .000 DNP
57 82 Adam Witter 2009 .000 DNP
58 82 Jose Morales 2009 .260
59 82 Travis Scott 2011 .000 DNP
60 82 Juan Miranda 2009 .337
61 81 Emerson Frostad 2009 .000 DNP
62 81 Travis Denker 2012 .000 DNP
63 81 Johan Limonta 2010 .000 DNP
64 81 Paul McAnulty 2007 .209
65 81 Bronson Sardinha 2009 .000 DNP
66 81 Michael Spina 2013 .000 DNP
67 81 Brad Davis 2009 .000 DNP
68 81 Tony Richie 2008 .000 DNP
69 81 Kris Watts 2011 .000 DNP
70 81 Aaron Bates 2010 .000 DNP
71 81 Rawley Bishop 2012 .000 DNP
72 81 Charles Cutler 2013 .000 DNP
73 81 Andy Wilson 2007 .000 DNP
74 81 Beau Mills 2013 .000 DNP
75 81 Deibinson Romero 2013 .000 DNP
76 81 J.R. Towles 2010 .194
77 81 Vincent DiFazio 2012 .000 DNP
78 80 Kory Casto 2008 .218
79 80 Edwin Bellorin 2008 .248
80 80 Josh Kreuzer 2009 .000 DNP
81 80 Dusty Brown 2008 .000 DNP
82 80 Kai Gronauer 2013 .000 DNP
83 80 Jared Goedert 2011 .000 DNP
84 80 Jeff Baisley 2009 .000 DNP
85 80 Jean Luc Blaquiere 2012 .000 DNP
86 80 Jack Rye 2012 .000 DNP
87 80 Donny Lucy 2009 .000 DNP
88 80 Luke Murton 2012 .000 DNP
89 80 Mike Paulk 2010 .000 DNP
90 80 Sawyer Carroll 2012 .000 DNP
91 80 Freddy Sandoval 2009 .146
92 80 Chris Nowak 2009 .000 DNP
93 80 Hector Gimenez 2009 .000 DNP
94 80 Matthew Liuzza 2010 .000 DNP
95 80 Bryan LaHair 2009 .000 DNP
96 80 John Jaso 2010 .269
97 80 Seth Smith 2009 .291
98 79 Ryan Rohlinger 2010 .187
99 79 Adam Rosales 2009 .230
100 79 Luis Martinez 2011 .233

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .235 .235 .529 .260
11 vs R (Multi) .233 .306 .349 .274
18 Split (Multi) -.003 .071 -.181 .014
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.013 -.023 -.037 -.020
30 vs L (2013) .235 .235 .529 .260
31 vs R (2013) .233 .306 .349 .274
38 Split (2013) -.003 .071 -.181 .014
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 In 2007, the Pirates selected Daniel Moskos instead of Matt Wieters. In 2008, Pittsburgh passed on Buster Posey to take Pedro Alvarez. In 2009, the Pirates finally picked a collegiate backstop. Sanchez never had the upside of Wieters or Posey. Rather, he appealed to the Pirates because of his modest price tag—they went overslot later on in the draft—and his safeness. Three-plus years later, Sanchez is still trying to break into the majors. He continues to get high marks for his makeup and defense, and all signs point to him becoming a field general in time, but he's nothing special at the plate. He might not be Wieters or Posey, but Sanchez could shore up the catching position starting at some point in 2013.
2012 Sanchez’s offense is a point of consternation for fans and analysts alike, since his value is driven by his defense. Good glove or not, spending 2009's number-four pick on the next Mike Matheny is an undesirable outcome. Complicating matters is Sanchez’s weak caught-stealing rates over the last two seasons. All scouting reports suggest Sanchez has a strong if sometimes inaccurate arm, receiving skills that make Hines Ward blush, and a plethora of intangibles, so it could be a mechanical issue more than a fatal flaw.
2011 Given an outside shot at reaching the big leagues by the end of the year, Sanchez played well in a season limited by injuries, his campaign ending in June when he suffered a broken jaw after being hit by a pitch. The 2009 first-round pick could be a special player, a catcher who can both hit and field, something that will come as quite a novelty to the Pirates after 366 games of Ryan Doumit's unconvincing "Look, mom! I dressed up as a catcher for Halloween!" routine. He has plus-plus receiving skills and a strong arm that lacks only accuracy. With career minor league rates of .312/.413/.494 (107 games), Sanchez has shown he is a discriminating hitter, but he doesn't figure to get a lot better from here. So, if the kind of catcher who gets on base at an above-average rate and pops 10 to 12 home runs per year is what you like, then you will like this kind of catcher.
2010 The Pirates took a lot of heat from draftniks who felt they went cheap by taking Sanchez with the fourth overall pick last year. While Sanchez was very good in his pro debut, showing showed good power and even better defense, that's his what his ultimate projection depends upon. It's not as if scouts killed him, they simply saw him as a plus defender in the big leagues who hits .260-.280 with 15-20 homers a year. That's a very valuable player, but when you get to pick fourth, one is always better served by focusing on elite talent, as opposed to cost-cutting measures. Sanchez was a mid-first-round talent (or later), but his willingness to sign for a reasonable number apparently trumped most other considerations. Team president Frank Coonelly used to be in charge of enforcing MLB's silly slot system, and now that he's on the other side of the coin, he seems to always think he can beat the system. Pedro Alvarez beat him in his first draft in 2008, and by taking Sanchez in 2009, Coonelly just beat himself.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-08-29 12:00:00 (link to chat)Elias Diaz, anything there resembling a Major league regular?
(Dave from Boston)
The Pirates seem to think there's a chance of that. Diaz has made progress at the plate the past two years, and has a strong defensive reputation. He's even nudged Tony Sanchez to first base lately, so that tells you how the org feels about those two these days. (R.J. Anderson)
2013-06-07 10:30:00 (link to chat)McGuire and Meadows = Tony Sanchez and Josh Bell?
(redguy12588 from Pittsburgh)
I think the former has a little more ceiling than the latter. McGuire has raw tools to surpass what Sanchez was expected to be. (Nick Faleris on the MLB Draft)
2011-12-02 14:00:00 (link to chat)Any reason for optimism regarding TOny Sanchez? Is he still the Pirates' C of the future?
(albert2b from NYC)
Certainly reasons to be concerned, but no reason to write him off. (Kevin Goldstein)
2011-07-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)What has happened to Tony Sanchez? The plate discipline seems to still be there, somewhat, but he is hitting like a 70's shortstop. What say the scouts?
(boards from SA)
Sanchez has been one of the biggest enigmas in prospect land as he's been bad, and the scouting reports are as well. (Kevin Goldstein)
2011-06-27 14:00:00 (link to chat)What happened to Tony Sanchez this year? Is the bat just not going to play at upper levels?
(Bill from Pittsburgh)
I never saw him as a big offensive performer, more of a .260-.280 hitter with 10-15 home runs, walks and very good defense. That's an incredibly valuable player. (Kevin Goldstein)
2010-10-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)John, I saw Tony Sanchez in the FSL this year and was impressed with his abilities both at the plate and behind it. Knowing he probably shouldn't have been the #2 overall pick, would it be unlikely to pencil him in as the Pirates catcher for '12?
(TLivingston from Sonoma, CA)
That's what the Pirates had in mind when they drafted him and he can get on course with a good showing in the Arizona Fall League after missing a large chunk of the FSL season with a broken jaw. (John Perrotto)


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Advanced Catching Metrics

Year Framing Chances Extra Strikes Framing Runs Framing Runs per 7000 Blocking Chances PB/WP Saved Blocking Runs Blocking Runs per 7000 Total Receiving Runs Total Receiving Runs per 7000
2013 936 19 2.8 20.8 569 -0.7 -0.2 -2.0 2.6 18.8
2014 1440 21 2.3 11.3 806 -0.3 -0.1 -0.6 2.3 10.8
total 2376 37 4.6 13.5 1375 -0.8 -0.2 -0.9 4.4 12.6

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PITCHf/x Hitter Profile

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