Aaron Sanchez
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 4" 212LBS | Age: 32
Draft: 2010 | Rd: C-A, #34, Toronto Blue Jays | Barstow HS
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 5 14 5.89 27 27 0 131.1 115 1.62
2021 1 1 3.06 9 7 0 35.1 26 1.33
2022 3 4 6.60 15 10 0 60 41 1.55
8 Seasons 38 38 4.16 174 113 3 685 541 1.38
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 27 5-14 5.89 131.1 115 1.62
2021 9 1-1 3.06 35.1 26 1.33
2022 15 3-4 6.60 60 41 1.55
8 Seasons 174 38-38 4.16 685 541 1.38
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
LA Sweet-
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 22 1449 272 12 4.4 3.2 89.4 114.0 0.3 26.5 .253 .371 .297 .324 .337 37.5 16.1 11.6 3.22 4.40
2016 23 2919 561 34 6.1 4.3 90.0 116.5 4.5 27.5 .251 .399 .277 .313 .357 39.8 20.4 8.0 3.00 4.13
2017 24 613 122 8 6.6 4.8 87.1 112.0 7.5 34.4 .286 .486 .362 .371 .389 36.4 14.4 12.0 4.25 6.20
2018 25 1794 323 27 8.4 5.7 89.2 113.3 8.2 32.2 .263 .436 .337 .350 .377 39.0 18.1 12.2 4.89 5.33
2019 26 2305 410 31 7.6 5.1 89.8 114.1 8.9 29.5 .261 .435 .353 .343 .373 42.2 19.0 11.2 5.89 5.30
2021 28 595 111 5 4.5 3.2 86.5 113.2 5.6 27.9 .232 .343 .296 .302 .305 36.0 16.7 9.6 3.06 3.84
2022 29 1006 204 12 5.9 4.5 92.4 113.2 8.0 28.4 .277 .417 .372 .328 .360 48.0 15.5 5.7 6.60 4.53
Player 10681 2003 129 6.4 4.5 89.6 116.5 6.0 29.1 .259 .413 .321 .331 .360 40.3 18.1 10.0
MLB 7.0 4.8 88.5 122.4 12.3 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.4 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Sanchez relies on 4 pitches.
Sinker
(41.3%) ,
Curveball
(28.4%) ,
Four Seamer
(19.6%) ,
Changeup
(10.7%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
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 3.2
2016 55.3 17.5 22.6 4.6 32.6 38.9 28.5 2.0 45.1 16.0 23.9 5.7 6.1 4.3
2017 48.4 17.2 28.7 5.7 32.0 44.3 21.3 4.9 36.9 21.3 25.4 4.1 6.6 4.8
2018 50.5 20.4 23.5 5.6 36.8 38.7 24.1 2.5 38.1 21.7 25.1 4.0 8.4 5.7
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 5.1
2021 53.2 21.6 19.8 5.4 36.9 39.6 23.4 6.3 36.0 23.4 23.4 6.3 4.5 3.2
2022 54.9 21.6 21.1 2.5 34.8 44.1 21.1 3.4 35.3 16.2 31.4 7.4 5.9 4.5
Player 53.4 18.9 23.1 4.6 34.8 40.1 24.9 2.8 40.8 18.7 25.7 5.1 6.4 4.5
MLB 44.5 23.6 24.8 7.0 37.1 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.7 24.8 24.4 5.8 7.0 4.8
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

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
2022 Changeup MIN R 107 87.8 29.3 -0.4 -1 15.7 1.2 8
2022 Sinker MIN R 415 92.1 22.5 -0.1 0 16.4 1.8 12
2022 4-Seam Fastball MIN R 197 92.4 18.2 -2.5 -16 11.2 4.0 55
2022 Curveball MIN R 285 79.1 54.6 1.4 3 12.8 2.9 29
2021 Sinker SF R 182 89.8 24.3 0.4 2 16.1 2.0 14
2021 Changeup SF R 120 83.3 33.5 0.4 1 13.2 -0.7 -5
2021 4-Seam Fastball SF R 111 90.1 19.9 -2.7 -16 9.6 3.3 52
2021 Curveball SF R 182 74.2 61.4 0.0 0 14.1 2.7 24
2019 Sinker HOU R 487 93.8 20.7 -0.7 -3 17.0 2.5 17
2019 4-Seam Fastball HOU R 838 93.4 17.3 -1.6 -10 13.7 6.2 81
2019 Changeup HOU R 447 88.0 29.1 0.4 1 17.1 2.8 20
2019 Curveball HOU R 532 78.4 59.1 3.7 7 14.8 5.0 51
2018 Sinker TOR R 583 93.7 20.6 -0.4 -2 17.3 2.9 20
2018 Curveball TOR R 215 79.0 58.7 4.3 8 15.1 6.2 69
2018 Changeup TOR R 442 88.4 29.9 1.0 3 18.5 4.5 32
2018 4-Seam Fastball TOR R 553 93.7 16.3 -0.7 -4 13.4 5.9 78
2017 Sinker TOR R 229 94.9 18.5 -0.2 -1 17.6 2.7 18
2017 4-Seam Fastball TOR R 243 94.9 14.7 -1.4 -11 12.9 5.0 63
2017 Changeup TOR R 37 88.8 25.6 -0.6 -2 18.5 4.7 34
2017 Curveball TOR R 102 79.5 58.0 5.8 11 11.5 3.9 52
2016 Sinker TOR R 1,625 95.4 19.3 -0.7 -4 15.2 1.3 9
2016 Curveball TOR R 469 78.6 61.4 6.2 11 14.8 5.2 55
2016 4-Seam Fastball TOR R 552 95.2 14.8 0.1 1 9.1 1.9 26
2016 Changeup TOR R 256 88.8 27.5 -1.1 -4 16.8 4.4 35
2015 Cutter TOR R 17 92.4 23.5 -2.2 -10 5.1 2.2 79
2015 Slider TOR R 17 87.4 33.1 0.2 1 4.9 0.5 10
2015 Sinker TOR R 887 95.8 21.6 1.4 7 16.0 2.4 17
2015 Curveball TOR R 187 79.6 59.5 5.8 11 14.1 4.4 45
2015 4-Seam Fastball TOR R 216 95.1 16.5 -1.4 -9 8.2 1.2 18
2015 Changeup TOR R 88 90.0 29.0 0.7 2 16.7 4.3 35
! 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 %
2022 Sinker -1.9 -8 415 41.3 125 .364 .545 .427 12.1 12.0 17.6 .299 .445 .359 51.0
2022 Curveball -2.3 -7 286 28.4 74 .300 .514 .366 27.6 27.0 17.9 .268 .443 .327 42.0
2022 4-Seam Fastball 0.1 0 197 19.6 37 .303 .424 .338 18.9 8.1 7.1 .243 .356 .288 45.2
2022 Changeup 0.8 1 108 10.7 28 .250 .286 .270 14.8 10.7 12.0 .258 .319 .249 52.0
2021 Curveball 0.7 1 182 30.6 44 .209 .233 .208 32.1 25.0 23.4 .218 .268 .224 31.3
2021 Sinker 3.1 6 182 30.6 57 .220 .340 .297 9.8 8.8 12.2 .243 .389 .323 37.8
2021 Changeup -0.8 -1 120 20.2 33 .250 .393 .341 21.2 24.2 22.2 .191 .329 .294 40.0
2021 4-Seam Fastball -1.4 -2 111 18.7 22 .313 .438 .468 16.2 9.1 8.0 .304 .423 .417 35.7
2019 4-Seam Fastball -2.1 -18 838 36.4 219 .324 .561 .442 18.9 16.0 16.7 .294 .527 .415 53.2
2019 Curveball -1.8 -9 532 23.1 142 .250 .386 .305 36.3 38.0 26.0 .198 .306 .242 35.4
2019 Sinker 0.3 1 487 21.1 127 .296 .472 .389 11.3 10.2 13.5 .292 .478 .376 46.4
2019 Changeup 0.2 1 447 19.4 115 .222 .361 .293 22.5 11.3 13.3 .254 .401 .303 27.4
2018 Sinker -0.5 -3 583 32.5 160 .297 .471 .388 12.7 8.1 12.7 .328 .546 .414 41.3
2018 4-Seam Fastball -0.3 -1 553 30.8 135 .250 .317 .366 26.0 14.1 17.3 .273 .443 .396 41.2
2018 Changeup -0.7 -3 442 24.6 123 .241 .438 .321 31.7 26.0 23.9 .195 .338 .268 37.8
2018 Curveball -0.7 -2 215 12.0 54 .235 .353 .265 35.3 40.7 23.9 .218 .335 .253 26.7
2017 4-Seam Fastball -1.9 -5 243 39.6 60 .362 .596 .488 16.8 6.7 8.3 .314 .586 .445 34.9
2017 Sinker -0.1 0 229 37.4 63 .273 .436 .355 10.1 11.1 17.1 .275 .480 .367 35.4
2017 Curveball -3.0 -3 102 16.6 35 .286 .429 .360 26.3 34.3 31.6 .276 .399 .287 43.5
2017 Changeup 2.9 1 37 6.0 8 .000 .000 .000 23.5 12.5 9.1 .244 .326 .245 28.6
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2022 Changeup 105 87.8 97 17.4 2:00 2:30 -30
2022 Curveball 284 79.1 71 18.9 7:45 7:30 15
2022 4-Seam Fastball 197 92.4 95 17.5 1:30 1:30 0
2022 Sinker 410 92.1 93 19.3 1:30 2:00 -30
2021 Changeup 120 83.3 98 14.9 2:00 2:30 -30
2021 Curveball 176 74.2 81 20.6 7:45 7:30 15
2021 4-Seam Fastball 110 90.1 94 16.3 1:30 1:15 15
2021 Sinker 179 89.8 92 18.9 1:15 2:00 -45
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2014 121 465 5 6 0 -1 10
2015 404 1,550 2 20 -10 -5 6
2016 836 3,106 42 21 -22 -12 29
2017 166 611 -8 8 -3 -4 -7
2018 472 1,793 2 12 -11 -11 -9
2019 603 2,304 7 10 -28 -14 -25
2021 156 595 9 6 -6 -4 4
2022 264 1,006 -4 0 -6 -3 -13
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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 1,449 50.7 60.8 87.3 22.3 61.8 43.1 53.4 41.7 18.9 7.3 68.3
2016 2,919 52.0 60.9 84.3 24.6 62.9 42.9 60.9 43.5 20.9 7.9 73.7
2017 613 48.6 59.3 87.5 23.2 75.3 39.1 59.3 40.8 16.0 7.5 69.6
2018 1,794 47.2 64.8 81.4 23.0 57.3 43.6 58.9 42.8 24.6 6.5 77.8
2019 2,305 47.1 66.6 83.5 24.9 64.0 41.9 59.8 44.5 21.8 7.7 71.8
2021 595 47.7 66.2 84.0 21.5 64.2 40.3 49.4 42.9 20.4 9.4 75.0
2022 1,006 49.3 65.5 86.2 29.6 70.9 45.0 61.9 47.3 18.1 7.5 69.3
Player 10,681 49.3 63.3 84.4 24.3 63.8 42.6 58.7 43.5 20.9 7.6 72.6
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 61.0 47.2 24.8 7.3 76.2
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2015 26 33 59 75 7 55 67 15 11 20 5 19 1 87 72 98 78
2016 48 44 52 58 48 12 46 9 10 46 47 30 8 85 62 94 56
2017 79 73 94 67
2018 9 17 20 28 3 24 17 23 19 21 7 49 4 63 66 96 80
2019 18 28 35 45 8 20 37 20 8 22 14 22 9 55 50 90 80
2021 8 10 54 94
2022 23 6 26 52 19 68 75 1 1 7 82 4 50 24 26 72 90
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR

Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 95.6 95.4 -0.2 94.9 -0.5 93.7 -1.2 -- -0.1 -- -- 89.9 -- 92.2 2.3
Offspeed Velocity 90.0 88.8 -1.2 88.8 0.0 88.4 -0.4 -- -0.4 -- -- 83.3 -- 87.8 4.5
Breaking Velocity 80.3 78.6 -1.7 79.5 0.9 79.0 -0.5 -- -0.6 -- -- 74.2 -- 79.1 4.9
Exit Velocity 89.4 90.0 0.6 87.1 -2.9 89.2 2.1 -- 0.6 -- -- 86.5 -- 92.4 5.9
Launch Angle 0.3 4.5 4.2 7.5 3.0 8.2 0.7 -- 0.7 -- -- 5.6 -- 8.0 2.4
Barrel % 4.4 6.1 1.7 6.6 0.5 8.4 1.8 -- -0.8 -- -- 4.5 -- 5.9 1.4
Hard Hit % 37.5 39.8 2.3 36.4 -3.4 39.0 2.6 -- 3.2 -- -- 36.0 -- 48.0 12.0
LA Sweet-Spot % 26.5 27.5 1.0 34.4 6.9 32.2 -2.2 -- -2.7 -- -- 27.9 -- 28.4 0.5
xBA .253 .251 -0.002 .286 0.035 .263 -0.023 -- -0.002 -- -- .232 -- .277 0.045
BA .224 .224 0.000 .288 0.064 .262 -0.026 -- 0.016 -- -- .234 -- .324 0.090
xwOBA .324 .313 -0.011 .371 0.058 .350 -0.021 -- -0.007 -- -- .302 -- .328 0.026
wOBA .297 .277 -0.020 .362 0.085 .337 -0.025 -- 0.016 -- -- .296 -- .372 0.076
xSLG .371 .399 0.028 .486 0.087 .436 -0.050 -- -0.001 -- -- .343 -- .417 0.074
SLG .345 .335 -0.010 .459 0.124 .407 -0.052 -- 0.050 -- -- .328 -- .490 0.162
K% 16.1 20.4 4.3 14.4 -6.0 18.1 3.7 -- 0.9 -- -- 16.7 -- 15.5 -1.2
BB% 11.6 8.0 -3.6 12.0 4.0 12.2 0.2 -- -1.0 -- -- 9.6 -- 5.7 -3.9
Swing % 41.7 43.5 1.8 40.8 -2.7 42.8 2.0 -- 1.7 -- -- 42.9 -- 47.3 4.4
Whiff% 18.9 20.9 2.0 16.0 -4.9 24.6 8.6 -- -2.8 -- -- 20.4 -- 18.1 -2.3
In Zone % 50.7 52.0 1.3 48.6 -3.4 47.2 -1.4 -- -0.1 -- -- 47.7 -- 49.3 1.6
Out of Zone % 49.3 48.0 -1.3 51.4 3.4 52.8 1.4 -- 0.1 -- -- 52.3 -- 50.7 -1.6
Out of Zone Swing % 22.3 24.6 2.3 23.2 -1.4 23.0 -0.2 -- 1.9 -- -- 21.5 -- 29.6 8.1
First Pitch Swing % 24.2 29.2 5.0 25.7 -3.5 28.3 2.6 -- -1.5 -- -- 24.4 -- 26.8 2.4
First Pitch Strike % 53.4 60.9 7.5 59.3 -1.6 58.9 -0.4 -- 0.9 -- -- 49.4 -- 61.9 12.5
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2016 Shifts 778 .277 372 2 0.5 406 99 24.4
2017 Shifts 167 .362 99 0 0.0 68 15 22.1
2018 Shifts 472 .337 232 11 4.7 240 72 30.0
2019 Shifts 603 .353 294 25 8.5 309 115 37.2
2021 Shifts 156 .296 87 11 12.6 69 41 59.4
2022 Shifts 264 .372 156 28 17.9 108 69 63.9
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2014 158 15.1 46.2% 0.6% 70 22.1 0.0% 4.3%
2015 495 15.5 47.7% 3.4% 223 24.4 4.5% 23.8%
2016 1024 16.4 38.7% 3.6% 437 23.6 4.3% 17.6%
2017 176 17.1 29.5% 1.7% 135 24.4 0.0% 16.3%
2018 533 15.7 39.6% 0.8% 344 22.8 0.3% 7.8%
2019 669 16.6 29.6% 1.5% 403 24.2 0.0% 11.9%
2021 177 17.8 22.0% 2.3% 113 23.8 0.0% 11.5%
2022 311 17.8 18.3% 1.9% 149 23.0 0.0% 6.0%
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Pitch Distribution