Aníbal Sánchez
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 0" 207LBS | Age: 38

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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 4 5 6.62 11 11 0 53.0 43 1.66
15 Seasons 112 113 4.05 350 327 0 1948.1 1726 1.31
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 11 4-5 6.62 53.0 43 1.66
15 Seasons 350 112-113 4.05 1948.1 1726 1.31

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 31 2532 472 29 6.1 4.4 87.6 113.9 14.7 32.4 .242 .387 .330 .305 .355 31.1 20.9 7.4 4.99 3.83
2016 32 2577 475 29 6.1 4.3 88.6 110.4 16.3 31.2 .255 .428 .353 .325 .374 35.2 20.2 7.9 5.87 4.49
2017 33 1855 345 26 7.5 5.4 88.2 111.5 17.1 37.7 .268 .478 .380 .338 .407 36.8 21.6 6.0 6.41 4.99
2018 34 2130 372 19 5.1 3.4 85.0 113.0 12.2 27.2 .210 .343 .277 .275 .325 26.3 24.4 7.6 2.83 3.15
2019 35 2690 516 34 6.6 4.8 87.0 113.7 14.7 37.8 .251 .422 .296 .313 .356 28.3 18.8 8.1 3.85 4.32
2020 36 971 181 17 9.4 6.9 88.9 114.2 13.5 37.6 .284 .482 .383 .355 .402 37.6 17.6 7.3 6.62 5.52
Player 12755 2361 154 6.5 4.6 87.4 114.2 14.9 33.7 .248 .416 .330 .314 .366 31.9 20.8 7.5
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.2 12.1 32.9 .246 .410 .317 .317 .370 35.7 22.0 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Sanchez relies on 7 pitches.
Split Finger
(29.1%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(28.5%) ,
Cutter
(20.6%) ,
Sinker
(8.7%) ,
Changeup
(6.5%) ,
Curveball
(6.2%) ,
Slider
(0.4%) ,


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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 41.1 22.9 26.9 9.1 41.1 33.9 25.0 3.4 30.7 27.8 25.0 4.9 6.1 4.4
2016 40.6 25.9 22.9 10.5 39.6 33.9 25.5 3.4 28.4 27.8 25.3 6.7 6.1 4.3
2017 36.5 25.8 28.7 9.0 35.7 37.7 26.7 5.5 25.2 27.8 26.4 6.4 7.5 5.4
2018 47.0 23.4 21.2 8.3 35.2 36.3 28.5 6.5 33.9 25.3 19.9 6.2 5.1 3.4
2019 39.1 26.6 27.1 7.2 37.0 37.6 25.4 2.5 29.8 29.7 24.4 5.8 6.6 4.8
2020 40.9 26.5 27.1 5.5 33.7 44.8 21.5 4.4 29.8 27.1 23.8 5.5 9.4 6.9
Player 40.8 25.1 25.5 8.6 37.6 36.5 25.7 4.1 29.7 27.7 24.2 5.9 6.5 4.6
MLB 45.0 22.9 25.1 7.1 36.7 37.8 25.4 3.8 33.1 24.5 24.4 5.7 6.7 4.6
! 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
2020 Cutter WSH R 200 87.4 23.1 5.0 18 0.6 -2.1 -78
2020 Changeup WSH R 63 69.6 50.2 0.7 2 9.5 0.2 2
2020 Splitter WSH R 283 81.8 34.1 -1.6 -4 13.9 2.6 23
2020 Sinker WSH R 84 89.7 19.0 -4.6 -19 12.4 -1.9 -13
2020 Slider WSH R 4 83.5 34.4 -4.3 -11 6.9 0.8 13
2020 4-Seamer WSH R 277 89.2 17.5 0.1 1 5.3 -1.0 -16
2020 Curveball WSH R 60 76.3 48.6 -9.1 -16 4.0 -6.4 -62
2019 Sinker WSH R 261 90.4 18.8 -4.9 -21 11.9 -2.4 -17
2019 Curveball WSH R 160 76.9 49.4 -8.3 -14 3.7 -6.8 -65
2019 Slider WSH R 74 83.2 35.7 -3.2 -8 5.9 -0.2 -3
2019 Changeup WSH R 120 70.7 44.5 2.1 5 8.9 2.4 38
2019 Splitter WSH R 633 84.3 30.7 -2.6 -8 14.0 3.3 30
2019 Cutter WSH R 632 87.6 23.6 4.5 16 3.7 1.6 79
2019 4-Seamer WSH R 809 90.2 16.6 0.9 5 3.3 -3.4 -51
2018 Changeup ATL R 126 71.0 45.1 0.5 1 7.6 0.1 1
2018 Cutter ATL R 429 88.1 23.4 3.9 14 4.6 2.5 119
2018 Splitter ATL R 404 83.9 32.2 -1.9 -6 13.3 2.5 23
2018 Sinker ATL R 165 91.1 18.9 -4.1 -18 11.2 -3.1 -22
2018 4-Seamer ATL R 701 90.4 17.0 0.3 2 2.4 -4.4 -65
2018 Curveball ATL R 197 77.9 48.6 -7.6 -14 4.3 -5.0 -54
2018 Slider ATL R 104 83.3 35.5 -3.2 -8 5.4 0.0 0
2017 Slider DET R 228 84.6 31.5 -3.7 -10 4.6 0.4 9
2017 Curveball DET R 190 76.9 48.5 -6.7 -12 4.6 -4.7 -50
2017 Changeup DET R 44 71.1 42.8 0.2 0 7.7 -0.6 -7
2017 Sinker DET R 434 90.7 18.0 -3.9 -18 11.6 -2.9 -20
2017 4-Seamer DET R 486 90.7 14.6 1.2 8 3.6 -4.0 -52
2017 Cutter DET R 135 89.2 19.7 5.0 20 3.7 1.9 107
2017 Splitter DET R 336 83.1 32.1 -2.1 -6 13.1 1.8 16
2016 Slider DET R 396 85.3 31.5 -1.7 -5 4.2 1.5 54
2016 Splitter DET R 422 84.8 29.4 -1.0 -3 13.2 1.2 10
2016 4-Seamer DET R 924 91.7 13.3 1.5 10 4.9 -3.2 -39
2016 Cutter DET R 172 91.2 13.4 8.0 37 0.6 0.4 138
2016 Sinker DET R 363 91.8 15.7 -3.8 -20 11.7 -2.6 -18
2016 Changeup DET R 25 71.2 41.8 1.1 3 7.8 0.3 5
2016 Curveball DET R 254 78.2 48.5 -4.9 -9 5.0 -2.9 -37
! 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 %
2020 Splitter -2.6 -7 283 29.1 85 .211 .250 .256 35.5 28.2 22.6 .193 .257 .249 26.9
2020 4-Seamer 4.1 11 277 28.5 61 .441 .864 .570 11.8 4.9 4.6 .384 .769 .489 53.6
2020 Cutter 0.2 0 200 20.6 48 .256 .442 .340 16.8 18.8 11.4 .259 .415 .331 35.3
2020 Sinker 3.5 3 84 8.7 16 .538 1.000 .659 26.9 6.3 8.3 .540 .960 .646 58.3
2020 Changeup 1.7 1 63 6.5 18 .333 .389 .369 25.7 22.2 11.8 .265 .335 .262 21.4
2020 Curveball 1.0 1 60 6.2 13 .308 .846 .473 27.3 15.4 16.7 .237 .484 .300 18.2
2020 Slider -8.2 0 4 0.4 2 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 -- .171 .186 .158 0.0
2019 4-Seamer -0.3 -2 809 30.1 145 .267 .474 .342 16.2 12.4 10.8 .304 .588 .391 46.2
2019 Splitter -0.4 -2 633 23.5 197 .237 .409 .314 32.4 23.4 19.9 .218 .342 .264 22.1
2019 Cutter -1.8 -11 632 23.5 215 .188 .318 .285 18.6 21.4 20.3 .216 .344 .283 23.8
2019 Sinker 1.2 3 261 9.7 59 .370 .500 .417 12.0 8.5 12.2 .314 .489 .361 20.0
2019 Curveball -0.5 -1 160 5.9 20 .350 .750 .458 28.6 10.0 16.7 .384 .657 .435 33.3
2019 Changeup -1.9 -2 120 4.5 41 .083 .194 .187 30.9 34.1 15.7 .193 .281 .263 22.7
2019 Slider 2.4 2 74 2.8 25 .292 .542 .392 14.6 12.0 10.3 .331 .607 .389 22.7
2018 4-Seamer 0.3 2 701 32.9 128 .262 .458 .355 18.8 17.2 17.2 .235 .402 .323 34.1
2018 Cutter -2.4 -10 429 20.1 135 .206 .357 .263 20.2 25.2 23.8 .228 .376 .281 26.6
2018 Splitter -2.8 -11 404 19.0 116 .164 .255 .218 36.9 28.4 23.9 .168 .265 .210 16.7
2018 Curveball 0.4 1 197 9.2 31 .379 .586 .418 25.4 19.4 28.6 .329 .565 .402 34.8
2018 Sinker 2.9 5 165 7.7 52 .326 .465 .412 12.9 17.3 11.5 .274 .412 .367 32.4
2018 Changeup -4.2 -5 126 5.9 64 .089 .089 .158 38.7 42.2 29.0 .089 .104 .163 10.3
2018 Slider -0.8 -1 104 4.9 24 .174 .522 .283 14.6 16.7 14.3 .229 .441 .273 30.0
2017 4-Seamer 1.7 8 486 26.2 107 .340 .608 .437 22.6 19.6 17.8 .309 .580 .397 50.6
2017 Sinker 1.7 7 434 23.4 142 .311 .561 .399 11.9 16.9 17.1 .293 .543 .370 43.6
2017 Splitter -0.9 -3 336 18.1 99 .239 .413 .310 35.3 34.3 32.4 .214 .365 .272 23.7
2017 Slider 3.8 9 228 12.3 41 .471 .882 .578 30.5 7.3 10.0 .321 .678 .445 28.1
2017 Curveball 2.4 4 190 10.2 39 .436 .718 .495 19.2 5.1 8.7 .318 .484 .341 29.7
2017 Cutter -1.1 -1 135 7.3 36 .235 .324 .268 19.7 33.3 20.0 .168 .202 .191 18.2
2017 Changeup -0.8 0 44 2.4 17 .125 .188 .168 45.8 47.1 22.9 .107 .148 .142 25.0
! 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
2020 Changeup 56 69.3 89 11.2 1:30 2:15 -45
2020 Curveball 56 76.3 38 6.0 8:45 7:30 75
2020 Cutter 184 87.4 75 11.5 12:15 11:45 30
2020 4-Seam Fastball 255 89.1 92 17.0 12:45 12:45 0
2020 Splitter 258 81.8 95 15.6 1:45 2:15 -30
2020 Sinker 79 89.6 93 19.2 12:45 1:30 -45
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2008 231 853 -1 -1 5 3 6
2009 374 1,446 -18 -6 9 5 -10
2010 833 3,210 -18 -10 18 12 2
2011 821 3,195 -10 -13 12 7 -4
2012 895 3,365 -12 -23 9 10 -16
2013 820 3,296 -14 -38 17 9 -26
2014 518 2,122 -9 -15 8 6 -11
2015 659 2,527 -11 0 19 7 15
2016 667 2,573 7 -7 20 9 30
2017 481 1,853 19 -11 11 5 24
2018 570 2,206 -11 -28 11 8 -20
2019 777 2,972 -28 -19 17 10 -19
2020 243 971 -1 -1 7 3 9
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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 2,532 49.1 62.5 82.8 29.1 63.5 46.4 65.5 45.5 23.0 7.2 69.4
2016 2,577 50.1 66.0 83.5 27.3 65.2 43.4 66.6 46.7 21.6 7.4 78.5
2017 1,855 51.4 65.8 82.3 24.4 57.7 42.9 61.4 45.6 23.6 8.5 76.4
2018 2,130 47.0 65.7 79.9 29.3 61.2 44.3 66.5 46.5 24.7 6.5 73.2
2019 2,690 45.7 67.8 83.2 32.1 66.3 42.4 64.1 48.4 22.3 6.3 74.7
2020 971 45.5 70.1 81.6 28.7 61.8 43.4 64.5 47.6 23.4 5.5 73.6
Player 12,755 48.3 65.9 82.4 28.8 63.3 43.9 64.9 46.7 23.0 7.0 74.4
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.3 58.4 42.6 60.7 47.0 24.6 7.2 76.0
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2015 52 51 49 45 61 12 24 65 66 53 49 52 52 46 89 19
2016 33 38 33 30 41 21 46 48 44 44 49 36 33 34 72 18
2017 23 23 12 10 51 21 21 23 17 49 86 46 23 21 45 12
2018 84 82 81 69 87 41 74 99 98 62 60 49 84 14 58 11
2019 50 40 43 49 48 13 58 86 97 20 50 25 50 8 49 8
2020 18 11 16 25 24 2 20 38 47 14 66 28 18 7 26 4
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 22.6 30 28.1 2 13 13 17 56.7
2017 22.9 26 24.8 1 8 18 10 38.5
2018 23.7 17 17.7 -1 5 9 11 64.7
2019 22.4 24 25.4 -1 11 17 12 50.0
2020 22.5 11 11.7 -1 3 6 7 63.6

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 30 26 36 25 27 29 26 31 28 25 28 32 21 26 29 29 27 30 26 28 39 19 26 29 26 29 35 25 27 22 36
2017 26 24 33 24 26 26 27 25 28 25 19 22 21 21 26 29 25 27 20 25 32 21 23 25 24 26 25 23 24 20 28
2018 17 16 21 16 16 16 16 21 19 20 16 16 14 18 18 20 18 19 17 20 20 14 17 18 18 21 18 14 19 13 22
2019 24 26 28 23 27 26 26 31 27 21 29 25 18 22 21 28 22 30 18 23 29 25 24 26 23 28 31 23 29 23 29
2020 11 11 13 11 12 10 0 14 12 12 11 11 10 11 11 12 12 13 9 12 11 12 12 12 13 13 11 10 13 10 14
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and 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 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 92.3 91.7 -0.6 90.5 -1.2 89.8 -0.7 89.3 -0.5 88.6 -0.7
Offspeed Velocity 85.2 84 -1.2 81.7 -2.3 80.9 -0.8 82.1 1.2 79.6 -2.5
Breaking Velocity 84.3 82.5 -1.8 81.1 -1.4 79.8 -1.3 78.9 -0.9 76.8 -2.1
Exit Velocity 87.6 88.6 1 88.2 -0.4 85 -3.2 87 2 88.9 1.9
Launch Angle 14.7 16.3 1.6 17.1 0.8 12.2 -4.9 14.7 2.5 13.5 -1.2
Barrel % 6.1 6.1 0 7.5 1.4 5.1 -2.4 6.6 1.5 9.4 2.8
Hard Hit % 31.1 35.2 4.1 36.8 1.6 26.3 -10.5 28.3 2 37.6 9.3
Sweet Spot % 32.4 31.2 -1.2 37.7 6.5 27.2 -10.5 37.8 10.6 37.6 -0.2
xBA .242 .255 0.013 .268 0.013 .21 -0.058 .251 0.041 .284 0.033
BA .252 .285 0.033 .313 0.028 .213 -0.1 .236 0.023 .313 0.077
xwOBA .305 .325 0.02 .338 0.013 .275 -0.063 .313 0.038 .355 0.042
wOBA .33 .353 0.023 .38 0.027 .277 -0.103 .296 0.019 .383 0.087
xSLG .387 .428 0.041 .478 0.05 .343 -0.135 .422 0.079 .482 0.06
SLG .459 .483 0.024 .547 0.064 .354 -0.193 .406 0.052 .536 0.13
K% 20.9 20.2 -0.7 21.6 1.4 24.4 2.8 18.8 -5.6 17.6 -1.2
BB% 7.4 7.9 0.5 6 -1.9 7.6 1.6 8.1 0.5 7.3 -0.8
Swing % 45.5 46.7 1.2 45.6 -1.1 46.5 0.9 48.4 1.9 47.6 -0.8
Whiff% 23 21.6 -1.4 23.6 2 24.7 1.1 22.3 -2.4 23.4 1.1
In Zone % 49.1 50.1 1 51.4 1.3 47 -4.4 45.7 -1.3 45.5 -0.2
Out of Zone % 50.9 49.9 -1 48.6 -1.3 53 4.4 54.3 1.3 54.5 0.2
Out of Zone Swing % 29.1 27.3 -1.8 24.4 -2.9 29.3 4.9 32.1 2.8 28.7 -3.4
First Pitch Swing % 28.9 31.9 3 25.3 -6.6 32.7 7.4 33.3 0.6 34.3 1
First Pitch Strike % 65.5 66.6 1.1 61.4 -5.2 66.5 5.1 64.1 -2.4 64.5 0.4
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 650 .349 313 1 0.3 337 62 18.4
2017 479 .382 242 1 0.4 237 49 20.7
2018 553 .277 286 16 5.6 267 66 24.7
2019 702 .296 380 14 3.7 322 112 34.8
2020 243 .383 115 21 18.3 128 100 78.1

Pitch Tempo