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Portrait of Sandy Leon

Sandy Leon C Red Sox

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
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Birth Date3-13-1989
Height5' 10"
Weight225 lbs
Age27 years, 8 months, 27 days
BatsB
ThrowsR
0.32012
-0.02013
-0.32014
-1.02015
1.82016
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

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
2012 WAS 23 12 36 30 2 8 2 0 0 10 4 11 2 0 0 2 0 0 .267 .389 .333 .290 1.4 1.6 0.3
2013 WAS 24 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .006 -0.2 -0.0 -0.0
2014 WAS 25 20 70 64 7 10 1 0 1 14 6 20 0 0 3 0 0 .156 .229 .219 .184 -2.1 -0.4 -0.3
2015 BOS 26 41 128 114 8 21 2 0 0 23 7 28 1 0 6 3 0 1 .184 .238 .202 .170 -6.3 -3.5 -1.0
2016 BOS 27 78 283 252 36 78 17 2 7 120 23 66 2 2 4 35 0 0 .310 .369 .476 .293 20.7 -3.2 1.8
Career1535184615311722281674012652104301.254.319.362.24713.5-5.40.8

Statistics for All Levels

'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
2007 NAT Rk 31 115 .205 .244 .351 .339 .000 .229 113 -7 3.5 2 -0.4 0.1 -1.5 -0.2 -1.5 -0.2
2008 NAT Rk 26 86 .229 .251 .346 .338 .000 .246 107 -3.2 2.8 1.7 0.4 -1.7 -0.5 -0.0 -0.5 -0.0
2009 HAG A 23 83 .219 .257 .328 .370 .000 .298 96 -3.5 2.4 0.8 0.1 -0.4 -0.8 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1
2009 VER A- 50 195 .276 .241 .322 .349 .000 .287 101 3.2 5.5 3.1 1.7 -2.0 9.7 1.2 9.7 1.2
2010 HAG A 98 385 .274 .255 .323 .377 .000 .317 93 5.9 11.4 5.9 9.8 -2.7 20.6 3.1 20.6 3.1
2011 POT A+ 109 416 .236 .248 .317 .370 .000 .292 102 -11.1 12.5 6.9 14.4 -1.8 6.4 2.1 6.4 2.1
2011 ZUL Wnt 14 32 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .292 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 WAS MLB 12 36 .290 .249 .318 .383 .000 .421 101 1.1 1.0 0.6 1.6 -1.2 1.4 0.3 1.4 0.3
2012 AUB A- 5 18 .384 .256 .334 .384 .000 .385 109 2.3 0.5 0 0.0 0.1 2.9 0.3 2.9 0.3
2012 HAR AA 40 149 .276 .254 .325 .380 .000 .342 105 2.4 4.1 2.5 6.0 0.4 9.4 1.6 9.4 1.6
2012 SYR AAA 19 64 .347 .248 .326 .376 .000 .421 100 6.3 1.9 1.2 4.1 -2.3 7.1 1.1 7.1 1.1
2012 ZUL Wnt 32 93 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .323 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 WAS MLB 2 1 .006 .228 .290 .302 .000 .000 105 -0.2 0.0 0 -0.0 0.0 -0.2 -0.0 -0.2 -0.0
2013 AUB A- 3 13 .079 .243 .301 .335 .000 .100 117 -2.3 0.3 0.2 0.1 -0.1 -1.9 -0.2 -1.9 -0.2
2013 HAR AA 95 361 .216 .253 .332 .384 .000 .207 96 -16.1 9.8 5.9 23.3 1.4 1.1 2.6 1.1 2.6
2014 WAS MLB 20 70 .184 .251 .314 .384 .000 .209 99 -5 1.8 1.1 -0.4 -0.0 -2.1 -0.3 -2.1 -0.3
2014 SYR AAA 51 193 .237 .258 .331 .397 .000 .264 100 -5.1 5.8 2.6 12.3 -0.7 2.5 1.5 2.5 1.5
2015 BOS MLB 41 128 .170 .254 .312 .400 .000 .244 110 -11.2 3.5 1.9 -3.5 -0.5 -6.3 -1.0 -6.3 -1.0
2015 PAW AAA 26 111 .258 .257 .316 .370 .000 .333 89 -0.2 3.1 1.1 2.2 0.6 4.6 0.7 4.6 0.7
2016 BOS MLB 78 283 .293 .257 .320 .424 .258 .392 111 9.6 8.0 4.6 -3.8 -1.5 20.7 1.7 20.7 1.7
2016 PAW AAA 36 130 .234 .251 .315 .372 .252 .286 94 -3.6 3.7 1.4 6.5 -0.1 1.4 0.8 1.4 0.8

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
2007 NAT Rk 115 10 19 0 0 0 11 17 15 0 0 .202 .313 .202 .000 .205 -1.5 -0.4 -0.2
2008 NAT Rk 86 12 14 1 1 0 11 9 18 1 2 .189 .291 .230 .041 .229 -0.5 0.4 -0.0
2009 VER A- 195 16 41 10 1 2 18 24 29 1 1 .247 .347 .355 .108 .276 9.7 1.7 1.2
2009 HAG A 83 7 17 3 0 0 6 5 21 0 0 .218 .265 .256 .038 .219 -0.8 0.1 -0.1
2010 HAG A 385 48 81 10 6 2 36 50 79 3 5 .249 .345 .335 .086 .274 20.6 9.8 3.1
2011 POT A+ 416 36 93 21 1 6 43 33 69 1 3 .251 .312 .362 .111 .236 6.4 14.4 2.1
2011 ZUL Wnt 32 2 7 0 0 0 2 4 4 0 0 .250 .344 .250 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 WAS MLB 36 2 8 2 0 0 2 4 11 0 0 .267 .389 .333 .067 .290 1.4 1.6 0.3
2012 AUB A- 18 3 5 2 0 0 3 3 2 0 0 .333 .444 .467 .133 .384 2.9 0.0 0.3
2012 ZUL Wnt 93 9 21 1 1 1 10 6 23 1 1 .244 .293 .314 .070 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 SYR AAA 64 8 18 5 0 2 4 12 12 0 0 .346 .469 .558 .212 .347 7.1 4.1 1.1
2012 HAR AA 149 15 42 12 0 1 19 9 16 1 0 .311 .358 .422 .111 .276 9.4 6.0 1.6
2013 AUB A- 13 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .077 .077 .077 .000 .079 -1.9 0.1 -0.2
2013 HAR AA 361 35 55 12 1 3 26 47 57 0 0 .177 .291 .252 .074 .216 1.1 23.3 2.6
2013 WAS MLB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .006 -0.2 -0.0 -0.0
2014 WAS MLB 70 7 10 1 0 1 3 6 20 0 0 .156 .229 .219 .062 .184 -2.1 -0.4 -0.3
2014 SYR AAA 193 26 39 9 0 5 25 23 36 1 0 .229 .321 .371 .141 .237 2.5 12.3 1.5
2015 PAW AAA 111 8 26 4 0 1 13 10 23 0 1 .263 .342 .333 .071 .258 4.6 2.2 0.7
2015 BOS MLB 128 8 21 2 0 0 3 7 28 0 1 .184 .238 .202 .018 .170 -6.3 -3.5 -1.0
2016 PAW AAA 130 12 28 3 1 2 13 11 24 0 0 .243 .315 .339 .096 .234 1.4 6.5 0.8
2016 BOS MLB 283 36 78 17 2 7 35 23 66 0 0 .310 .369 .476 .167 .293 20.7 -3.8 1.7

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 CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2012 145 0.4069 0.4069 0.7627 0.5085 0.3372 0.9333 0.5862 0.2373 69 0.001860
2013 4 0.2500 0.7500 0.3333 1.0000 0.6667 1.0000 0.0000 0.6667 1 -0.000065
2014 270 0.4556 0.3963 0.7477 0.5285 0.2857 0.8923 0.5238 0.2523 135 -0.000864
2015 498 0.5040 0.4257 0.8302 0.5896 0.2591 0.8784 0.7188 0.1698 249 -0.005925
2016 1166 0.4468 0.4254 0.8004 0.5681 0.3101 0.8716 0.6950 0.1996 0 0.000000
Career20830.45850.4210.79720.56480.29730.88050.66960.202881.8344-0.0014

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2012-05-15 2012-07-03 15-DL 49 42 Right Ankle Sprain High Ankle Sprain Collision At Plate - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 BOS $
2015 BOS $510,400
2014 WAS $
2013 WAS $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$510,400
2 yrTotal$510,400

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 149 d1 year (2016)

Details
  • 1 year (2016). Re-signed by Boston (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Boston 6/5/16.
  • 1 year/$0.5104M (2015). Re-signed by Washington 3/15. Acquired by Boston in trade from Washington 3/30/15. DFA by Washington 7/20/15. Sent outright to Triple-A 7/30/15. Contract selected by Boston 9/1/15. Sent outright to Triple-A by Boston 11/6/15.
  • 1 year/$0.501M (2014). Re-signed by Washington 2/26/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by Washington 3/6/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Contract purchased by Washington 5/13/12.
  • Signed by Washington 2007 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .108 .119 .124 .105
11 vs R (Multi) .213 .289 .246 .206
18 Split (Multi) .105 .170 .123 .101
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.013 -.004 -.003 -.001
30 vs L (2015) .059 .059 .059 .052
31 vs R (2015) .237 .307 .263 .217
38 Split (2015) .179 .248 .204 .164
39 LgAvg (2015) -.019 -.010 -.007 -.004

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BP Articles

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Transaction Analysis: For Sale: Red Sox ProspectsBen Carsley2016-12-07
Transaction Analysis: For Sale: Red Sox ProspectsJarrett Seidler2016-12-07
Transaction Analysis: For Sale: Red Sox ProspectsWilson Karaman2016-12-07
Transaction Analysis: For Sale: Red Sox ProspectsAdam McInturff2016-12-07
Transaction Analysis: For Sale: Red Sox ProspectsGeorge Bissell2016-12-07
This article requires BP Premium access2017 Prospects: Baltimore Orioles Top 10 ProspectsJeffrey Paternostro2016-11-23
This article requires BP Premium access2017 Prospects: Baltimore Orioles Top 10 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2016-11-23
Flu-Like Symptoms: The Annual Vogelsong AwardsRob Mains2016-11-09
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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and ALDS Game 3 PreviewsBrendan Gawlowski2016-10-09
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and ALDS Game 2 PreviewsAaron Gleeman2016-10-07
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and ALDS Game 1 PreviewsKate Morrison2016-10-06
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and ALDS Game 1 PreviewsMatthew Trueblood2016-10-06
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: ALDS Preview: Red Sox vs IndiansBen Carsley2016-10-06
Flu-Like Symptoms: September Vogelsong AwardsRob Mains2016-10-03
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: The Barren Land of Fantasy BackstopsBen Carsley2016-09-15
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: Positioning Your Team for SuccessMike Gianella2016-09-09
BP Unfiltered: It's the Penultimate Vogelsongs!Rob Mains2016-09-05
Expert FAAB Review: Week 22Mike Gianella2016-08-30
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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week 21George Bissell2016-08-19
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Banjo Hitter: Edwin Diaz Demands Your AttentionAaron Gleeman2016-08-04
BP Unfiltered: Ladies and Gentlemen, the July Vogelsong Winners Are HereRob Mains2016-08-03
The GM Trade Game!: Trading Jonathan LucroyBP Staff2016-07-22
The GM Trade Game!: Trading Jonathan LucroySam Miller2016-07-22
Expert FAAB Review: Week 16Mike Gianella2016-07-19
What You Need to Know: Oh, That Fernando RodneyDaniel Rathman2016-07-05
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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 13Wilson Karaman2015-06-26
BP Boston: Should the Red Sox Make an Upgrade Behind the Plate?Matthew Kory2015-06-15
Expert FAAB Review: Week FiveMike Gianella2015-05-05
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2016-09-07 19:00:00 (link to chat)With a stacked Red Sox system with limited playing time, do you think Swihart gets moved in the offseason to a different club and starts a regular catching gig? I was really hoping that he would stick behind the plate. As it stands, he won't even have catcher eligibility in my fantasy league next year.
(fightingmoose from Manitoba, Canada)
The outfield trial didn't go so well, did it? Sandy Leon can't possibly be this good, but he's probably seized the Red Sox catching job for awhile, and Christian Vazquez is still around. He seems like a prime candidate for a change of scenery, and it wouldn't shock me if he's a prime post-hype sleeper.

Catcher development patterns are weird. (Jarrett Seidler)
2016-09-12 23:00:00 (link to chat)What is a Sandy Leon? Do you see him as a MLB starter for years to come? Top 15 or 20 offensive catcher? Or a flash in the pan due to regress and wade back into obscurity?
(Hillary Clinton from ICU)
A Sandy Leon is round and/or #husky, depending on your definitions, and that is always a good start. And if you can figure out Sandy Leon's season, you're better at this than me. The swing doesn't look particularly different than it used to, and his hot zones haven't particularly changed - he still has holes in as a lefty, away as righty, and up as both. He's just doing a ton of damage on balls in his sweet spots, and for whatever reason he keeps getting pitches in them, frequently. I would not invest with confidence in a dynasty league, at all, but it's been a helluva fun little ride this year.

So by the middle of the 70's, King Tubby was THE man for remixing your shit in Jamaica. He opened his famed studio in the Waterhouse district of Kingston, and was just on another level, working with the top roots producers and creating legit hits out of B-sides. Some of his hardest dubs came off Bertram Brown records on the Freedom Sounds label. Here's a Rod Taylor deconstruction, note the absurd delays and drum-an-bass-heavy normal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6p198_tgS0 (Wilson Karaman)
2016-08-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you make of Sandy Leon? I know tge BABIP is unsustainable but do you see a MLB regular? What sort of slash line is reasonable to expect going forward?
(Kyle Seager from Bob's Burgers)
First of all, great chat name and thank you for following me on twitter. I didn't see this coming, but the sample size is no longer that small, and he's killing the ball. You mention the BABIP -- and for sure regression is coming -- but he's making a ton of hard contact. I think he be at least an average regular. (Christopher Crawford)


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Advanced Catching Metrics

Year Lg Framing Chances CSAA Framing Runs Blocking Chances EPAA Blocking Runs SB Attempts SRAA TRAA Throwing Runs FRAA Adj. FRAA
2009 asx 0 .000 0.0 2145 -.001 0.8 56 -.039 -.004 1.4 2.2 0.0
2009 afx 0 .000 0.0 787 .003 -0.6 31 -.044 .009 0.8 0.2 0.0
2010 afx 0 .000 0.0 4183 -.000 0.7 105 -.126 -.006 8.3 9.0 0.0
2011 afa 0 .000 0.0 4221 -.002 2.1 93 -.178 -.004 10.5 12.6 0.0
2012 aaa 1112 .017 3.2 587 .000 -0.0 9 -.009 -.001 0.1 3.3 0.0
2012 aax 2675 .011 4.8 1598 -.001 0.3 34 -.031 .000 0.6 5.7 0.0
2012 mlb 549 .023 1.9 332 .001 -0.1 5 .017 .000 -0.1 1.8 0.0
2012 asx 0 .000 0.0 80 -.000 0.0 2 -.009 -.002 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 aax 6520 .021 22.8 3822 -.000 0.0 49 -.051 -.008 1.8 24.6 0.0
2013 mlb 8 -.004 -0.0 5 .000 -0.0 0 .000 .001 0.0 -0.0 0.0
2013 asx 0 .000 0.0 114 -.002 0.0 4 -.021 -.018 0.0 0.1 0.0
2014 mlb 1026 -.002 -0.4 703 -.000 0.0 7 -.027 -.003 0.1 -0.2 0.0
2014 aaa 3093 .022 11.4 1801 -.000 0.1 20 -.087 -.000 1.2 12.7 0.0
2015 aaa 1602 .009 2.3 916 -.000 0.0 20 -.006 .000 0.1 2.4 0.0
2015 mlb 2072 -.017 -5.1 1345 -.000 0.0 19 -.037 -.000 0.4 -4.7 0.0
2016 mlb 4141 -.008 -4.7 2638 .000 -0.1 30 -.057 -.004 1.1 -3.7 0.0
2016 aaa 1959 .021 6.6 0 .000 0.0 15 -.029 .000 0.3 6.8 0.0

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