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Aaron Sanchez
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 4" 210LBS | Age: 29

Draft: 2010 | Rd: C-A, #34, Toronto Blue Jays | Barstow HS
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 1 1 3.06 9 7 0 35.1 26 1.33
7 Seasons 35 34 3.93 159 103 3 625.0 500 1.36
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 9 1-1 3.06 35.1 26 1.33
7 Seasons 159 35-34 3.93 625.0 500 1.36

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 23 1449 272 12 4.4 89.4 114 0.3 26.5 .253 .372 .297 .325 .337 37.5 16.1 11.6 3.22 4.62
2016 24 2919 561 34 6.1 90 116.5 4.5 27.5 .249 .396 .277 .310 .353 40 20.4 8 3.00 4.19
2017 25 613 122 8 6.6 87.1 112 7.5 34.4 .285 .484 .362 .370 .387 36.4 14.4 12 4.25 6.29
2018 26 1794 323 27 8.4 89.3 113.3 8.2 32.2 .263 .435 .337 .350 .376 39 18.1 12.2 4.89 5.41
2019 27 2305 410 31 7.6 89.8 114.1 8.9 29.5 .261 .435 .353 .343 .373 42.2 19 11.2 5.89 5.41
2021 29 595 111 5 4.5 86.5 113.2 5.6 27.9 .230 .335 .296 .301 .303 36 16.7 9.6 3.06 3.87
9675 1799 117 6.5 89.3 116.5 5.8 29.1 .256 .411 .315 .331 .359 39.4 18.4 10.4
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .242 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.6 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Sanchez relies on 4 pitches.
Curveball
(30.6%) ,
Sinker
(30.3%) ,
Changeup
(20%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(19.2%) ,


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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Ext. Whiff% PutAway%
2021 Curveball 182 112 70 30.6 74.2 44 43 9 8 1 0 0 11 32 .209 .218 .233 .262 .204 .223 83.0 7 2485 6.7 32.1 23.4
2021 Sinker 180 120 60 30.3 89.8 56 49 11 8 1 1 1 5 44 .224 .247 .347 .392 .299 .329 89.8 2 2030 7.0 9.9 12.5
2021 Changeup 119 56 63 20.0 83.3 33 28 7 5 1 0 1 8 20 .250 .188 .393 .313 .337 .289 82.4 3 1490 6.8 21.2 22.2
2021 4-Seam Fastball 114 50 64 19.2 90.0 23 17 5 3 2 0 0 2 15 .294 .284 .412 .392 .403 .395 90.1 17 2011 7.0 15.8 7.7
2019 4-Seam Fastball 839 427 412 36.4 93.4 219 173 56 35 11 0 10 35 139 .324 .294 .561 .527 .431 .413 92.7 17 2253 6.4 18.9 16.7
2019 Curveball 532 280 252 23.1 78.4 142 132 33 21 9 0 3 54 79 .250 .198 .386 .306 .291 .242 87.8 10 2841 5.9 36.3 26.0
2019 Sinker 487 280 207 21.1 93.8 127 108 32 22 5 1 4 13 97 .296 .292 .472 .478 .365 .375 90.0 3 2241 6.5 11.3 13.5
2019 Changeup 447 131 316 19.4 88.0 115 108 24 16 4 1 3 13 95 .222 .254 .361 .401 .266 .300 86.3 3 1811 6.3 22.5 13.3
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2015 61.8 15.4 21.3 1.5 35.3 41.2 23.5 2.2 49.6 14.7 25.4 3.3 4.4
2016 55.3 17.5 22.6 4.6 32.6 38.9 28.5 2 45.1 16 23.9 5.7 6.1
2017 48.4 17.2 28.7 5.7 32 44.3 21.3 4.9 36.9 21.3 25.4 4.1 6.6
2018 50.5 20.4 23.5 5.6 37.2 38.7 24.1 2.5 38.1 21.7 25.1 4 8.4
2019 48.3 20.5 24.9 6.3 36.1 39.3 24.6 2.7 36.3 21.7 26.6 5.1 7.6
2021 53.2 21.6 19.8 5.4 36.9 39.6 23.4 6.3 36 23.4 23.4 6.3 4.5
53.2 18.6 23.3 4.8 34.9 39.7 25.3 2.7 41.4 19 25 4.8 6.5
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.5 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2021 Sinker SF R 178 89.8 24.3 0.9 4 16.2 2.1 15
2021 Curveball SF R 180 74.2 61.4 0 0 14.1 2.7 24
2021 Changeup SF R 119 83.3 33.5 0.5 1 13.3 -0.6 -4
2021 4-Seamer SF R 114 90 20.1 -2.8 -16 9.6 3.6 59
2019 Sinker HOU R 487 93.8 20.7 -0.7 -3 17 2.4 17
2019 Curveball HOU R 532 78.4 59.1 3.8 7 14.8 4.9 49
2019 Changeup HOU R 447 88 29.1 0.4 1 17.1 2.9 20
2019 4-Seamer HOU R 839 93.4 17.3 -1.6 -10 13.7 6.2 82
2018 Sinker TOR R 583 93.7 20.6 -0.5 -2 17.3 2.8 19
2018 4-Seamer TOR R 553 93.7 16.3 -0.7 -5 13.4 5.9 79
2018 Changeup TOR R 442 88.4 29.9 1 3 18.5 4.5 32
2018 Curveball TOR R 215 79 58.7 4.4 8 15.1 6.1 67
2017 Curveball TOR R 102 79.5 58 5.9 11 11.5 3.8 50
2017 4-Seamer TOR R 243 94.9 14.7 -1.4 -11 12.9 5 63
2017 Changeup TOR R 37 88.8 25.6 -0.6 -2 18.5 4.7 34
2017 Sinker TOR R 229 94.9 18.5 -0.3 -1 17.6 2.7 18
2016 4-Seamer TOR R 552 95.2 13.6 -0.8 -6 10.9 2.1 24
2016 Sinker TOR R 1625 95.4 17.6 0.2 1 16.7 1.9 13
2016 Curveball TOR R 469 78.6 60.2 7.3 14 11.5 4.1 55
2016 Changeup TOR R 256 88.8 26.2 -0.2 -1 18.2 4.6 34
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2021 4-Seamer 1 1 114 19.2 23 .294 .412 .448 15.8 8.7 7.7 .284 .392 .397 33.3
2021 Changeup 0.9 1 119 20 33 .25 .393 .341 21.2 24.2 22.2 .188 .313 .289 40
2021 Curveball -0.7 -1 182 30.6 44 .209 .233 .208 32.1 25 23.4 .218 .262 .223 31.3
2021 Sinker -2.8 -5 180 30.3 56 .224 .347 .303 9.9 8.9 12.5 .247 .392 .329 38.6
2019 Changeup -0.1 0 447 19.4 115 .222 .361 .293 22.5 11.3 13.3 .254 .401 .303 27.4
2019 Sinker -0.6 -3 487 21.1 127 .296 .472 .374 11.3 10.2 13.5 .292 .478 .376 46.4
2019 Curveball 1.8 10 532 23.1 142 .25 .386 .305 36.3 38 26 .198 .306 .242 35.4
2019 4-Seamer 2.2 18 839 36.4 219 .324 .561 .442 18.9 16 16.7 .294 .527 .415 53.2
2018 Curveball 0.8 2 215 12 54 .235 .353 .265 35.3 40.7 23.9 .218 .336 .253 26.7
2018 Changeup 0.8 4 442 24.6 123 .241 .438 .319 31.7 26 23.9 .193 .335 .266 37.8
2018 4-Seamer 0.3 2 553 30.8 135 .25 .317 .366 26 14.1 17.3 .274 .444 .396 41.2
2018 Sinker 0.6 4 583 32.5 160 .297 .471 .388 12.7 8.1 12.7 .328 .546 .414 41.3
2017 Changeup -2.8 -1 37 6 8 0 0 0 23.5 12.5 9.1 .246 .328 .247 28.6
2017 Curveball 1.7 2 102 16.6 35 .286 .429 .334 26.3 34.3 31.6 .277 .4 .288 43.5
2017 4-Seamer 2 5 243 39.6 60 .362 .596 .488 16.8 6.7 8.3 .315 .587 .445 34.9
2017 Sinker 0.3 1 229 37.4 63 .273 .436 .355 10.1 11.1 17.1 .276 .481 .367 35.4
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2021 Changeup 119 83.3 98 15 2:00 2:30 -30
2021 Curveball 176 74.2 81 20.6 7:45 7:30 15
2021 4-Seam Fastball 113 90 94 16.2 1:30 1:15 15
2021 Sinker 177 89.8 92 19 1:15 2:00 -45
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2014 121 465 -6 -6 0 1 -11
2015 404 1539 -1 -19 10 5 -4
2016 832 3092 -43 -21 22 12 -31
2017 166 611 6 -7 3 4 6
2018 472 1793 -1 -11 11 11 10
2019 603 2304 -6 -12 28 14 25
2021 156 595 -8 -6 6 4 -4
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 1449 50.6 60.8 87.4 22 61 42.9 53.4 41.7 18.9 7.4 69.5
2016 2919 51.7 61 84.3 24.6 63 42.7 60.9 43.5 20.9 7.9 73.4
2017 613 48.8 59.1 87.5 23.3 75.3 39.1 59.3 40.8 16 7.5 69.6
2018 1794 47.2 65 81.5 22.9 57.1 43.7 58.9 42.8 24.6 6.6 77.1
2019 2305 47.2 66.5 83.5 24.9 64 41.9 59.8 44.5 21.8 7.6 72.2
2021 595 47.9 66.3 84.1 21.3 63.6 40.3 49.4 42.9 20.4 9.4 75
9675 49.2 63.2 84.2 23.7 62.7 42.3 58.4 43.1 21.2 7.6 73
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 60.6 47 24.6 7.2 76

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2015 19 29 53 71 4 55 67 15 16 20 5 19 19 88 71 97
2016 45 42 48 56 43 12 46 9 11 46 46 30 45 85 60 95
2017 80 70 94
2018 8 16 19 26 3 24 17 22 18 21 7 49 8 66 63 97
2019 17 25 34 44 7 19 37 19 8 22 14 22 17 60 48 91
2021 11 8 56
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 23.9 20 18 2 7 13 8 40
2021 22.8 2 1.3 1 4 0 1 50

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 20 18 21 20 21 16 20 21 20 15 22 18 12 13 19 21 13 19 15 21 11 18 16 19 18 22 18 16 19 18 21
2021 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 2 1
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 95.6 95.4 -0.2 94.9 -0.5 93.7 -1.2 -0.1 undefined undefined
Offspeed Velocity 90 88.8 -1.2 88.8 0 88.4 -0.4 -0.4 undefined undefined
Breaking Velocity 80.3 78.6 -1.7 79.5 0.9 79 -0.5 -0.6 undefined undefined
Exit Velocity 89.4 90 0.6 87.1 -2.9 89.3 2.2 0.5 undefined undefined
Launch Angle .3 4.5 4.2 7.5 3 8.2 0.7 0.7 undefined undefined
Barrel % 4.4 6.1 1.7 6.6 0.5 8.4 1.8 -0.8 undefined undefined
Hard Hit % 37.5 40 2.5 36.4 -3.6 39 2.6 3.2 undefined undefined
Sweet Spot % 26.5 27.5 1 34.4 6.9 32.2 -2.2 -2.7 undefined undefined
xBA .253 .249 -0.004 .285 0.036 .263 -0.022 -0.002 undefined undefined
BA .224 .224 0 .288 0.064 .262 -0.026 0.016 undefined undefined
xwOBA .325 .31 -0.015 .37 0.06 .35 -0.02 -0.007 undefined undefined
wOBA .297 .277 -0.02 .362 0.085 .337 -0.025 0.016 undefined undefined
xSLG .372 .396 0.024 .484 0.088 .435 -0.049 0 undefined undefined
SLG .345 .335 -0.01 .459 0.124 .407 -0.052 0.05 undefined undefined
K% 16.1 20.4 4.3 14.4 -6 18.1 3.7 0.9 undefined undefined
BB% 11.6 8 -3.6 12 4 12.2 0.2 -1 undefined undefined
Swing % 41.7 43.5 1.8 40.8 -2.7 42.8 2 1.7 undefined undefined
Whiff% 18.9 20.9 2 16 -4.9 24.6 8.6 -2.8 undefined undefined
In Zone % 50.6 51.7 1.1 48.8 -2.9 47.2 -1.6 0 undefined undefined
Out of Zone % 49.4 48.3 -1.1 51.2 2.9 52.8 1.6 0 undefined undefined
Out of Zone Swing % 22 24.6 2.6 23.3 -1.3 22.9 -0.4 2 undefined undefined
First Pitch Swing % 24.2 29.2 5 25.7 -3.5 28.3 2.6 -1.5 undefined undefined
First Pitch Strike % 53.4 60.9 7.5 59.3 -1.6 58.9 -0.4 0.9 undefined undefined
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 778 .277 372 0 0.0 406 85 20.9
2017 167 .362 99 0 0.0 68 14 20.6
2018 471 .336 231 5 2.2 240 58 24.2
2019 603 .353 294 24 8.2 309 88 28.5
2021 156 .296 87 8 9.2 69 36 52.2

Pitch Distribution