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Portrait of Brian Sanches

Brian Sanches P

Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA
0 0 0.00
Birth Date8-8-1978
Height6' 1"
Weight190 lbs
BatsR
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA. (For previous card version with FAIR_RA, click here.)
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
2006 PHI MLB 18 0 21.3 23 13 22 5 .267 97 9.7 5.5 2.1 9.3 29% .310 .302 1.69 5.92 5.91 98 0.00 0.0
2007 PHI MLB 12 0 14.7 13 12 9 6 .259 107 8.0 7.4 3.7 5.5 39% .175 .323 1.70 9.93 5.52 121 0.00 0.0
2008 WAS MLB 12 0 11.0 16 5 10 2 .260 94 13.1 4.1 1.6 8.2 42% .389 .340 1.91 5.29 7.36 103 0.00 0.0
2009 FLO MLB 47 0 56.3 50 26 51 5 .264 98 8.0 4.2 0.8 8.1 35% .281 .252 1.35 4.10 2.56 94 0.00 0.0
2010 FLO MLB 61 0 63.7 43 27 54 7 .265 94 6.1 3.8 1.0 7.6 34% .218 .232 1.10 4.16 2.26 104 0.00 0.0
2011 FLO MLB 39 2 61.7 52 36 53 7 .263 94 7.6 5.3 1.0 7.7 35% .262 .273 1.43 4.60 3.94 111 0.00 0.0
2012 PHI MLB 6 0 6.3 12 3 5 4 .272 99 17.1 4.3 5.7 7.1 27% .364 .424 2.37 11.19 9.95 109 0.00 0.0
CareerMLB1952235.020912220436.264968.04.71.47.834%.265.2721.415.023.751064.950.7

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 GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
1999 SPO A- 9 9 34.0 32 12 51 2 .000 8.5 3.2 0.5 13.5 0% .000 .000 1.29 2.88 4.76
2000 WIL A+ 28 27 158.0 132 69 122 9 .000 7.5 3.9 0.5 6.9 0% .000 .000 1.27 3.92 3.53
2001 WIC AA 29 21 134.0 152 61 95 12 .000 10.2 4.1 0.8 6.4 0% .000 .000 1.59 4.72 5.98
2002 WIC AA 33 15 116.7 111 43 101 8 .000 8.6 3.3 0.6 7.8 0% .303 .000 1.32 3.48 4.40
2003 WIC AA 38 6 85.3 84 17 73 8 .000 8.9 1.8 0.8 7.7 0% .304 .000 1.18 3.62 3.17
2004 REA AA 41 0 69.7 55 25 60 10 .000 7.1 3.2 1.3 7.7 0% .241 .000 1.15 4.59 2.71
2004 SWB AAA 4 0 6.0 9 3 4 1 .000 13.5 4.5 1.5 6.0 0% .364 .000 2.00 5.59 7.50
2005 SWB AAA 51 2 83.0 81 27 75 9 .248 100 8.8 2.9 1.0 8.1 40% .310 .246 1.30 4.12 3.69
2005 SUR Wnt 11 0 17.0 21 5 13 2 .000 11.1 2.6 1.1 6.9 0% -.950 .000 1.53 5.12 5.29
2006 PHI MLB 18 0 21.3 23 13 22 5 .267 97 9.7 5.5 2.1 9.3 29% .310 .302 1.69 5.92 5.91
2006 SWB AAA 36 0 43.2 24 13 52 2 .254 90 5.0 2.7 0.4 10.8 45% .225 .175 0.86 2.24 1.88
2007 PHI MLB 12 0 14.7 13 12 9 6 .259 107 8.0 7.4 3.7 5.5 39% .175 .323 1.70 9.93 5.52
2007 OTT AAA 36 1 47.3 57 8 52 5 .258 75 10.8 1.5 1.0 9.9 42% .361 .249 1.37 2.93 4.76
2008 WAS MLB 12 0 11.0 16 5 10 2 .260 94 13.1 4.1 1.6 8.2 42% .389 .340 1.91 5.29 7.36
2008 COH AAA 32 0 33.7 24 9 45 2 .264 89 6.4 2.4 0.5 12.0 29% .293 .201 0.98 2.31 2.40
2009 FLO MLB 47 0 56.3 50 26 51 5 .264 98 8.0 4.2 0.8 8.1 35% .281 .252 1.35 4.10 2.56
2009 NWO AAA 16 0 17.7 13 4 22 1 .269 85 6.6 2.0 0.5 11.2 30% .279 .207 0.96 2.38 2.03
2010 FLO MLB 61 0 63.7 43 27 54 7 .265 94 6.1 3.8 1.0 7.6 34% .218 .232 1.10 4.16 2.26
2010 JUP A+ 3 1 4.0 2 0 6 0 .209 26 4.5 0.0 0.0 13.5 40% .000 -.029 0.50 1.19 2.25
2011 FLO MLB 39 2 61.7 52 36 53 7 .263 94 7.6 5.3 1.0 7.7 35% .262 .273 1.43 4.60 3.94
2011 JUP A+ 1 1 2.7 2 0 1 1 .243 101 6.8 0.0 3.4 3.4 56% .125 .230 0.75 7.51 6.75
2012 PHI MLB 6 0 6.3 12 3 5 4 .272 99 17.1 4.3 5.7 7.1 27% .364 .424 2.37 11.19 9.95
2012 LEH AAA 25 1 39.7 41 8 31 2 .252 98 9.3 1.8 0.5 7.0 42% .320 .240 1.24 2.93 2.50
2012 OKL AAA 12 0 12.3 16 2 10 3 .270 95 11.7 1.5 2.2 7.3 44% .325 .308 1.46 5.69 6.57
2013 OMA AAA 27 13 101.3 103 21 61 3 .267 94 9.1 1.9 0.3 5.4 44% .299 .247 1.22 3.46 3.20

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
2008 227 0.4537 0.5198 0.8220 0.7476 0.3306 0.8701 0.7317 0.1780
2009 938 0.4797 0.4627 0.7465 0.6511 0.2889 0.7884 0.6596 0.2535
2010 1018 0.4853 0.4587 0.7473 0.6316 0.2958 0.8237 0.5935 0.2527
2011 1062 0.4567 0.4501 0.7531 0.6289 0.2998 0.8230 0.6301 0.2469
2012 131 0.4885 0.5496 0.8056 0.7188 0.3881 0.7826 0.8462 0.1944
Career33760.47270.46470.75620.64740.30110.81520.64250.2438

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
2011-08-10 2011-09-05 15-DL 26 23 Right Elbow Strain - -
2011-07-06 2011-07-16 DTD 10 7 Right Shoulder Inflammation - -
2010-04-03 2010-04-26 15-DL 23 19 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2008-05-03 2008-08-07 Minors 96 0 Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2012 PHI $
2011 FLO $425,000
2010 FLO $412,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$837,500
2 yrTotal$837,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 105 dCAA (Greg Landry)1 year (2012)

Details
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Philadelphia as a free agent (minor-league contract). Salary of $0.63M in majors. Contract purchased by Philadelphia 5/1/12. Sent outright to Triple-A 5/11/12. Contract purchased by Philadelphia 6/28/12. Sent outright to Triple-A 7/17/12. Signed by Houston as a free agent 8/5/12 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.425M (2011). Re-signed by Florida 3/1/11. Sent outright to Triple-A by Florida 10/5/11.
  • 1 year/$0.4125M (2010). Re-signed by Florida 2/27/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Signed by Florida as a free agent 11/19/08 (minor-league contract). $0.405M salary in majors. Contract purchased by Florida 5/18/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Signed by Washington as a free agent 11/28/07 (minor-league contract). $0.4M salary in majors. Contract purchased by Washington 5/23/08. Sent outright to AAA by Washington 8/29/08.
  • 1 year/$0.38M (2007). Signed by Philadelphia 2/17/07. DFA by Philadelphia 8/25/07.
  • 1 year/$0.327M (2006). Contract purchased by Philadelphia 5/06.
  • Acquired by Philadelphia in trade from San Diego 4/04.
  • Acquired by San Diego in trade from Kansas City 8/03.
  • Drafted by Kansas City 1999 (2-54) (Lamar).

2016 Rest-of-Season Forecast

Last Update: 4/30/2016 07:53 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
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Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Upside By Year

2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 PEAK 5
47.41.42.34.11.419.2

Previous Year Preseason Upside By Year

Yr Proj 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 PEAK 5
201547.41.42.34.11.419.2

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 73)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 88 Bryan Corey 2011 0.00 DNP
2 84 Vic Darensbourg 2008 0.00 DNP
3 83 John Wasdin 2010 0.00 DNP
4 82 Nelson Figueroa 2011 9.93
5 82 Masao Kida 2006 0.00 DNP
6 81 Donovan Osborne 2006 0.00 DNP
7 80 Buddy Carlyle 2015 5.62
8 79 Jason Lane 2014 0.87
9 79 Hyang-Nam Choi 2008 0.00 DNP
10 79 Raul Valdes 2015 0.00 DNP
11 79 Brian Sweeney 2011 0.00 DNP
12 78 Luis Ayala 2015 0.00 DNP
13 78 Yasuhiko Yabuta 2010 0.00 DNP
14 78 Scott Elarton 2013 0.00 DNP
15 77 Frank Castillo 2006 0.00 DNP
16 76 Pat Mahomes 2008 0.00 DNP
17 76 Brian Shouse 2006 4.23
18 76 Pete Walker 2006 7.20
19 76 Cory Bailey 2008 0.00 DNP
20 75 Ryan Franklin 2010 3.46
21 75 Darren Oliver 2008 3.00
22 74 Carlos Reyes 2006 0.00 DNP
23 74 Chan Ho Park 2010 5.51
24 74 Eric Junge 2014 0.00 DNP
25 74 Joe Beimel 2014 2.40
26 74 Mike MacDougal 2014 0.00 DNP
27 73 R.A. Dickey 2012 3.00
28 73 Shawn Camp 2013 7.04
29 73 George Sherrill 2014 0.00 DNP
30 73 Hector Carrasco 2007 7.98
31 73 Tom Burgmeier 1981 3.47
32 73 Ben Weber 2007 0.00 DNP
33 73 Matt Herges 2007 3.33
34 73 Elmer Dessens 2008 22.50
35 73 Julian Tavarez 2010 0.00 DNP
36 73 Mark Hendrickson 2011 5.73
37 73 Scott Atchison 2013 5.36
38 72 Yoshinori Tateyama 2013 0.00 DNP
39 72 Bud Byerly 1958 5.33
40 72 Guillermo Mota 2011 3.81
41 72 Marty McLeary 2012 0.00 DNP
42 72 John Halama 2009 0.00 DNP
43 72 Bruce Chen 2014 7.45
44 72 Dick Drago 1982 0.00 DNP
45 72 Art Fowler 1960 0.00 DNP
46 72 Diego Segui 1975 5.20 DNP
47 72 Freddy Garcia 2014 0.00 DNP
48 72 Scott Sauerbeck 2009 0.00 DNP
49 71 Todd Williams 2008 0.00 DNP
50 71 Brandon Duckworth 2013 0.00 DNP
51 71 Tom Martin 2007 4.91
52 71 Tim Wakefield 2004 5.78
53 71 Darren Holmes 2003 4.71
54 71 Ron Mahay 2008 3.76
55 71 Ron Villone 2007 4.25
56 71 Pedro Feliciano 2014 0.00 DNP
57 71 Doug Davis 2013 0.00 DNP
58 71 Brian Moehler 2009 5.82
59 71 Kenshin Kawakami 2012 0.00 DNP
60 70 Randy Choate 2013 2.29
61 70 Rudy May 1982 3.65
62 70 Bobby Shantz 1963 3.18
63 70 Scott Schoeneweis 2011 0.00 DNP
64 70 Mike Marshall 1980 6.40
65 70 Randy Keisler 2013 0.00 DNP
66 70 Dick Tidrow 1984 10.91
67 70 Chris Hammond 2003 3.29
68 70 Rick White 2006 6.12
69 70 Hisanori Takahashi 2012 5.90
70 70 Mike Hampton 2010 0.00
71 70 Dennis Martinez 1991 2.84
72 70 Marty Pattin 1980 4.04
73 70 Shawn Estes 2010 0.00 DNP
74 70 Bill Campbell 1986 4.20
75 70 Tom Ferrick 1952 3.51
76 70 Hoyt Wilhelm 1960 4.22
77 70 Rick Reuschel 1986 4.42
78 70 Keiichi Yabu 2006 0.00 DNP
79 70 Shingo Takatsu 2006 0.00 DNP
80 70 Joe Hesketh 1996 0.00 DNP
81 70 Bob Wickman 2006 3.67
82 69 Tim Worrell 2005 5.55
83 69 Mark Guthrie 2003 2.95
84 69 Moe Drabowsky 1973 0.00 DNP
85 69 Greg Swindell 2002 6.27
86 69 Sam Jones 1963 9.82
87 69 Jose Mesa 2003 6.83
88 69 Charlie Leibrandt 1994 0.00 DNP
89 69 Roy Face 1965 2.95
90 69 Dan Quisenberry 1990 16.20
91 69 Joe Borowski 2008 7.56
92 69 Randy Wolf 2014 5.96
93 69 Joe Hoerner 1974 3.82
94 69 Steve Bedrosian 1995 6.75
95 69 Jose Valverde 2015 0.00 DNP
96 69 Mike Bielecki 1997 5.02
97 69 David Weathers 2007 3.82
98 69 Lindy McDaniel 1973 2.98
99 69 Tony Fossas 1995 1.47
100 69 Kip Wells 2014 0.00 DNP

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2012 An influx of talent combined with his own lackluster performance rendered Sanches relatively useless in the Marlins bullpen in 2011. His WHIP, walk rate, and strikeout-to-walk ratio were all worst among Florida relievers. Neither manager trusted him to get high-leverage outs, despite Sanches stranding 73 percent of inherited runners in 2010 and, as it turned out, all 17 inherited runners in 2011. He became a free agent after refusing an outright assignment in October, and signed a minor-league deal with the Phillies shortly thereafter.
2011 The pen's other veteran junkballer, Sanches was generally the guy coming into tight games in front of Hensley, and another example of the Marlins' ability (or willingness) to scrape useful relievers out of the discard pile and put them to use. He'll top 90 on the gun barely and rarely, using his tepid heater to help sell a changeup in the 70s. If this sounds an awful lot like Joe Nelson, whom the Fish non-tendered after 2008 once the thirty-something soft-tosser got seven figures-expensive due to arb eligibility, you'd be exactly right, and given how easily they found a 1:1 replacement, you can understand why they were right to do so. Sanches has another year to go before he achieves his first hook-up with the panel, which very well might coincide with the end of his Marlins career if the team stays true to form.
2010 Soft-tossing Brian Sanches has been kicking around the minors since 1999. His splitter gave him a swing-and-miss pitch despite his lack of fastball, but wildness had always thwarted him in the majors. His walk rate was much improved last year, though you can't see it in the numbers because manager Gonzalez ordered him to pass eight hitters, one of the highest single-pitcher totals in the majors. Sanches was also helped by subsequent relievers, who succeeded in stranding the runners he left on base (or was ordered to put aboard). Officially, Sanches allowed only 2.88 runs per nine, but his Fair Run Average was 3.70. Sanches had some truly electric outings, and it is to be hoped that 2009 represented a Crash Davis type finally arriving rather than a flash in the pan. Gonzalez could help secure the former by just letting him pitch.
2009 Triple-A closer Brian Sanches got his third shot at the majors, and the major league hitters were quite pleased.
2008 Brian Sanches's fastball rarely gets out of 80s, so he relies on off-speed pitches. The problem is that he has no control, so when he falls behind, batters hit his weak fastball over the moon.
2007 A second-round pick by the Royals in the last millennium, Sanches was just another pitcher with a mediocre fastball knocking around the minor leagues until he developed a splitter. That gave him the out-pitch he`d lacked, and you can trace its impact in his translated strikeout numbers; he terrorized Triple-A hitters last year. To use it most effectively, though, he needs to get to two strikes, and major league hitters pounded his get-it-over-to-get-ahead offerings.

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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

A Collaboration between BrooksBaseball.net and Baseball Prospectus - Pitch classifications provided by Pitch Info LLC


Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2016, Brian Sanches threw 3,486 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2013, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2013, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (89mph), Sinker (88mph) and Slider (85mph).