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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 31)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date11-19-1982
Height6' 0"
Weight200 lbs
Age31 years, 9 months, 2 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
1.32010
0.22011
-0.82012
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP
2006 SFN 23 27 4 40.0 18.3 21.7 3 1 0 0 1 0 185 39 26 22 2 57 23 23 4 33 4.95 4.13 4.86 1.9 0.1
2007 SFN 24 33 4 52.0 16.3 35.7 1 5 0 1 1 0 238 57 34 34 8 89 28 27 5 62 5.88 4.70 3.88 9.8 1.0
2008 SFN 25 29 29 158.0 158.0 0.0 9 12 0 0 13 0 695 154 90 88 14 241 75 74 7 157 5.01 3.83 4.35 16.9 1.6
2009 SFN 26 32 29 163.3 159.3 4.0 8 12 0 0 9 0 710 135 82 77 19 235 88 83 6 177 4.24 4.13 4.70 9.6 0.9
2010 SFN 27 34 33 193.3 193.0 0.3 13 9 0 0 14 1 812 142 74 66 21 239 96 92 9 205 3.07 4.03 4.09 13.8 1.3
2011 SFN 28 19 19 101.3 101.3 0.0 4 7 0 0 7 0 444 80 54 48 9 130 66 64 6 102 4.26 4.27 4.64 1.7 0.2
2012 COL 29 3 3 11.3 11.3 0.0 0 3 0 0 0 0 57 17 13 12 3 35 9 8 0 9 9.53 7.37 7.98 -1.6 -0.2
2012 KCA 29 12 12 53.3 53.3 0.0 1 6 0 0 1 0 270 65 47 46 8 110 44 43 5 36 7.76 6.40 6.67 -4.9 -0.6
2013 PIT 30 5 4 13.7 11.3 2.3 0 3 0 0 0 0 75 25 18 18 7 55 8 8 2 15 11.85 9.68 7.29 -2.3 -0.3
Career194137786.3722.364.03958014613486714438411911191437422447964.704.404.6744.94.1

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2004 SLO A- 6 6 22.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .289 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 AUG A 25 25 125.7 3.86 100 .273 .260 .332 .392 .262 .369 75 22.6 2.2 22.6 2.2
2006 SFN MLB 27 4 40.0 4.86 91 .270 .269 .338 .439 .267 .301 92 2.3 0.2 1.9 0.1
2006 NRW AA 13 3 31.2 2.00 131 .169 .257 .337 .374 .264 .429 55 9.9 1.0 9.9 1.0
2006 FRE AAA 6 6 23.1 3.71 120 .202 .275 .350 .427 .275 .226 101 6.1 0.6 7.0 0.7
2007 SFN MLB 33 4 52.0 3.88 113 .292 .265 .333 .418 .260 .363 93 8.8 0.9 9.8 1.0
2007 SJO A+ 2 2 3.0 2.30 134 -.027 .291 .356 .428 .289 .000 70 1.2 0.1 1.2 0.1
2007 FRE AAA 6 3 20.7 2.12 154 .183 .279 .345 .428 .260 .306 95 8.4 0.8 8.6 0.8
2008 SFN MLB 29 29 158.0 4.35 104 .263 .258 .324 .412 .258 .317 97 19.5 2.0 16.9 1.6
2009 SFN MLB 32 29 163.3 4.70 87 .258 .257 .326 .405 .261 .276 92 8.1 0.8 9.6 0.9
2010 SFN MLB 34 33 193.3 4.09 95 .250 .251 .315 .392 .262 .252 89 13.5 1.4 13.8 1.3
2011 SFN MLB 19 19 101.3 4.64 79 .275 .241 .303 .379 .252 .272 92 -0.3 -0.0 1.7 0.2
2011 SJO A+ 1 1 2.7 8.26 21 .419 .294 .360 .453 .290 .500 91 -0.6 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1
2011 FRE AAA 2 2 11.0 4.09 123 .235 .283 .346 .454 .253 .360 101 2.8 0.3 3.1 0.3
2012 COL MLB 3 3 11.3 7.98 54 .361 .259 .314 .402 .261 .389 127 -1.3 -0.1 -1.6 -0.2
2012 KCA MLB 12 12 53.3 6.67 53 .330 .261 .322 .417 .263 .322 102 -4.5 -0.5 -4.9 -0.6
2012 OMA AAA 3 3 13.3 9.72 9 .301 .269 .331 .409 .260 .257 103 -2.8 -0.3 -2.8 -0.3
2013 PIT MLB 5 4 13.7 7.29 19 .450 .256 .313 .386 .253 .419 100 -2.4 -0.3 -2.3 -0.3
2013 ABQ AAA 14 14 66.7 6.09 84 .293 .263 .328 .397 .265 .351 110 4.0 0.4 5.5 0.5
2014 IOW AAA 1 0 0.7 73.71 -1347 .590 .242 .354 .363 .277 .000 93 -3.2 -0.3 -3.2 -0.3

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
2004 SLO A- 2 1 0 6 6 22.3 16 19 34 3 0% .289 6.5 7.7 1.2 13.7 1.57 4.84 0.0 0.0
2005 AUG A 5 7 0 25 25 125.7 122 39 166 8 50% .369 8.7 2.8 0.6 11.9 1.28 4.08 22.6 2.2
2006 FRE AAA 2 2 0 6 6 23.1 13 13 28 1 39% .226 5.1 5.1 0.4 10.9 1.13 3.90 7.0 0.7
2006 NRW AA 2 1 2 13 3 31.2 14 9 46 0 64% .429 4.0 2.6 0.0 13.3 0.74 1.15 9.9 1.0
2006 SFN MLB 3 1 0 27 4 40.0 39 23 33 2 36% .301 8.8 5.2 0.5 7.4 1.55 4.95 1.9 0.1
2007 SFN MLB 1 5 0 33 4 52.0 57 28 62 8 43% .363 9.9 4.8 1.4 10.7 1.63 5.88 9.8 1.0
2007 FRE AAA 0 0 0 6 3 20.7 15 8 27 0 37% .306 6.5 3.5 0.0 11.7 1.11 2.17 8.6 0.8
2007 SJO A+ 0 0 0 2 2 3.0 0 1 5 0 67% .000 0.0 3.0 0.0 15.0 0.33 0.00 1.2 0.1
2008 SFN MLB 9 12 0 29 29 158.0 154 75 157 14 43% .317 8.8 4.3 0.8 8.9 1.45 5.01 16.9 1.6
2009 SFN MLB 8 12 0 32 29 163.3 135 88 177 19 42% .276 7.4 4.8 1.0 9.8 1.37 4.24 9.6 0.9
2010 SFN MLB 13 9 0 34 33 193.3 142 96 205 21 42% .252 6.6 4.5 1.0 9.5 1.23 3.07 13.8 1.3
2011 SFN MLB 4 7 0 19 19 101.3 80 66 102 9 45% .272 7.1 5.9 0.8 9.1 1.44 4.26 1.7 0.2
2011 FRE AAA 1 0 0 2 2 11.0 10 5 13 1 35% .360 8.2 4.1 0.8 10.6 1.36 3.27 3.1 0.3
2011 SJO A+ 0 0 0 1 1 2.7 6 2 3 1 55% .500 20.2 6.8 3.4 10.1 3.00 20.25 -0.6 -0.1
2012 KCA MLB 1 6 0 12 12 53.3 65 44 36 8 42% .322 11.0 7.4 1.4 6.1 2.04 7.76 -4.9 -0.6
2012 COL MLB 0 3 0 3 3 11.3 17 9 9 3 33% .389 13.5 7.1 2.4 7.1 2.29 9.53 -1.6 -0.2
2012 OMA AAA 1 1 0 3 3 13.3 14 7 13 5 30% .257 9.4 4.7 3.4 8.8 1.57 6.75 -2.8 -0.3
2013 ABQ AAA 7 3 0 14 14 66.7 72 42 79 12 37% .351 9.7 5.7 1.6 10.7 1.71 5.13 5.5 0.5
2013 PIT MLB 0 3 0 5 4 13.7 25 8 15 7 42% .419 16.5 5.3 4.6 9.9 2.41 11.85 -2.3 -0.3
2014 IOW AAA 0 0 0 1 0 0.7 1 3 1 1 0% .000 13.5 40.5 13.5 13.5 6.00 67.50 -3.2 -0.3

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 2746 0.5200 0.4568 0.7592 0.6246 0.2747 0.8296 0.5856 0.2408
2009 2820 0.5117 0.4257 0.7458 0.5814 0.2622 0.8236 0.5651 0.2517
2010 3225 0.5005 0.4280 0.7674 0.5787 0.2768 0.8651 0.5628 0.2312
2011 1743 0.4727 0.4114 0.7559 0.5546 0.2829 0.8709 0.5538 0.2413
2012 1334 0.4813 0.4010 0.8187 0.6028 0.2139 0.8966 0.6149 0.1813
2013 320 0.5000 0.3844 0.8049 0.5500 0.2188 0.8523 0.6857 0.1951
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Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-04-05 - Minors - - Left Shoulder Tendonitis - -
2013-06-17 2013-06-24 Minors 7 0 Left Forearm Strain - -
2012-08-04 2012-10-04 60-DL 61 58 Left Upper Arm Inflammation Biceps - -
2012-05-07 2012-06-13 15-DL 37 32 Left Upper Arm Inflammation Biceps - -
2012-05-02 2012-05-02 DTD 0 0 - General Medical Illness - -
2011-08-17 2011-09-29 15-DL 43 39 Right Ankle Sprain - -
2011-06-25 2011-08-01 15-DL 37 32 Left Shoulder Inflammation Biceps Tendinitis -
2011-04-23 2011-04-23 DTD 0 0 General Medical Illness Flu -
2009-03-24 2009-04-02 Camp 9 0 Left Fingers Dermatological Issue Index Finger -
2008-08-12 2008-09-01 15-DL 20 19 Left Shoulder Strain Rotator Cuff -
2007-09-19 2007-10-01 DTD 12 11 Trunk Strain Rib Cage -
2007-08-20 2007-09-05 Minors 16 0 Right Elbow Strain - -
2007-06-25 2007-07-19 15-DL 24 18 Trunk Strain Rib Cage -
2005-06-05 2005-08-30 Minors 86 51 - Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 CHN $
2013 PIT $1,375,000
2012 KCA $5,600,000
2011 SFN $4,800,000
2010 SFN $2,100,000
2009 SFN $455,000
2008 SFN $395,000
2007 SFN $381,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
7 yrPrevious$15,106,000
7 yrTotal$15,106,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
6 y 110 dJim McNamara1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 12/19/12 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$1.375M (2013). Signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 2/5/13 (minor-league contract). Salary of $1.375M in majors. May request release 3/26/13 if he will not make Major League roster. $0.1M retention bonus if he agrees to start season in minors. May opt out of contract 6/1/13 if not on Major League roster. Contract purchased by Pittsburgh 3/27/13. DFA by Pittsburgh 4/30/13. Released by Pittsburgh 5/8/13.
  • 1 year/$5.6M (2012). Signed by Kansas City 1/17/12 (avoided arbitration). May earn additional $0.2M in performance bonuses. Acquired by Colorado in trade 7/20/12 after being DFA by Kansas City 7/17/12. Hired Jim McNamara as agent 10/12 (previously represented by Scott Boras).
  • 1 year/$4.8M (2011). Re-signed by San Francisco 1/18/11 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by Kansas City in trade from Kansas City 11/7/11.
  • 1 year/$2.1M (2010). Re-signed by San Francisco 1/19/10 Performance bonus.
  • 1 year/$0.455M (2009). Re-signed 2/28/09.
  • 1 year/$0.395M (2008)
  • 1 year/$0.381M (2007). Re-signed 3/07.
  • 1 year (2006). Contract purchased 5/06.
  • Drafted 2004 (27-820).

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .242 .346 .431 .279
11 vs R (Multi) .283 .393 .515 .318
18 Split (Multi) -.041 -.048 -.083 -.039
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.026 -.032 -.063 -.030
30 vs L (2013) .375 .412 .812 .423
31 vs R (2013) .404 .500 .894 .459
38 Split (2013) -.029 -.088 -.081 -.037
39 LgAvg (2013) -.025 -.031 -.062 -.029

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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Jonathan Sanchez has thrown 13,343 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason, The World Baseball Classic and Spring Training. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (92mph), also mixing in a Splitter (85mph), Curve (81mph) and Sinker (92mph).