Cristopher Sánchez
P | Bats/Throws: L/L | 6' 1" 165LBS | Age: 27
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 1 0 4.97 7 1 0 12.2 13 1.82
2022 2 2 5.63 15 3 1 40 35 1.38
2023 3 5 3.44 19 18 0 99.1 96 1.05
3 Seasons 6 7 4.14 41 22 1 152 144 1.20
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 7 1-0 4.97 12.2 13 1.82
2022 15 2-2 5.63 40 35 1.38
2023 19 3-5 3.44 99.1 96 1.05
3 Seasons 41 6-7 4.14 152 144 1.20
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

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
2021 24 211 39 2 5.1 3.4 84.9 109.4 3.7 20.5 .213 .304 .377 .281 .303 33.3 22.0 11.9 4.97 3.30
2022 25 662 121 8 6.6 4.5 87.9 112.5 4.9 30.6 .242 .389 .323 .320 .351 38.0 19.8 9.6 5.63 4.28
2023 26 1460 281 23 8.2 5.8 88.8 112.9 3.9 31.0 .247 .409 .296 .299 .375 40.2 24.2 4.0 3.44 3.74
Player 2333 441 33 7.5 5.2 88.2 112.9 4.2 29.9 .243 .395 .311 .303 .362 39.0 22.8 6.3
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Sánchez relies on 3 pitches.
Sinker
(46.2%) ,
Changeup
(32.7%) ,
Slider
(21.1%) ,


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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
2021 66.7 10.3 15.4 7.7 25.6 38.5 35.9 15.4 43.6 12.8 17.9 5.1 5.1 3.4
2022 54.5 20.7 21.5 3.3 29.8 43.8 26.4 4.1 41.3 16.5 24.0 6.6 6.6 4.5
2023 57.7 19.9 20.6 1.8 38.8 39.5 21.7 5.7 42.0 14.6 22.1 7.5 8.2 5.8
Player 57.6 19.3 20.4 2.7 35.1 40.6 24.3 6.1 42.0 15.0 22.2 7.0 7.5 5.2
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.9 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! 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
2023 Changeup PHI L 477 81.8 42.7 9.2 27 17.3 3.4 24
2023 Slider PHI L 308 82.7 43.5 4.4 11 1.0 -5.3 -84
2023 Sinker PHI L 675 92.1 27.4 4.7 20 17.9 3.0 20
2022 Sinker PHI L 404 93.0 23.5 2.7 13 17.8 3.7 26
2022 Slider PHI L 125 84.8 38.1 1.8 5 1.8 -3.4 -66
2022 Changeup PHI L 133 84.4 37.3 7.1 24 17.0 3.1 23
2021 Changeup PHI L 45 85.0 35.5 6.2 21 16.5 3.4 26
2021 Sinker PHI L 133 93.8 21.8 2.4 12 17.2 3.6 27
2021 Slider PHI L 33 83.1 38.1 -0.5 -1 1.9 -3.5 -64
! 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 %
2023 Sinker 1.0 7 675 46.2 183 .297 .523 .381 10.7 11.5 15.8 .311 .506 .366 51.3
2023 Changeup 0.9 4 477 32.7 143 .148 .274 .218 43.0 40.6 27.8 .165 .269 .210 23.1
2023 Slider -0.7 -2 308 21.1 70 .250 .456 .324 29.7 24.3 23.6 .250 .444 .304 33.3
2022 Sinker 0.3 1 404 61.0 108 .247 .430 .357 14.4 16.7 22.5 .274 .450 .366 45.3
2022 Changeup -0.1 0 133 20.1 41 .184 .289 .240 29.8 34.1 23.3 .190 .329 .258 16.7
2022 Slider -3.1 -4 125 18.9 27 .320 .440 .357 22.6 11.1 8.6 .207 .255 .238 36.4
2021 Sinker 0.3 0 133 63.0 38 .419 .516 .451 9.2 10.5 12.9 .243 .323 .309 37.9
2021 Changeup 1.7 1 45 21.3 13 .091 .364 .262 54.2 38.5 27.8 .169 .340 .287 33.3
2021 Slider -7.4 -2 33 15.6 8 .250 .375 .381 33.3 50.0 33.3 .158 .181 .154 0.0
! 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
2023 Changeup 474 81.8 94 18.6 9:15 8:30 45
2023 Sinker 670 92.1 98 19.2 9:45 9:15 30
2023 Slider 307 82.7 36 5.9 4:30 5:45 -75
2022 Changeup 130 84.4 89 18.0 9:45 9:00 45
2022 Sinker 390 93.0 98 20.2 10:00 9:45 15
2022 Slider 125 84.8 20 4.0 3:45 4:30 -45
2021 Changeup 45 85.0 87 17.4 10:00 9:00 60
2021 Sinker 133 93.8 98 19.9 10:15 9:45 30
2021 Slider 33 83.1 11 2.6 3:15 3:15 0
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2021 59 211 1 -1 0 -1 -1
2022 176 662 1 5 -5 -4 -3
2023 407 1,498 3 13 -3 -4 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 %
2021 211 46.4 70.4 79.7 31.0 62.9 37.9 59.3 49.3 23.1 9.5 60.0
2022 662 48.3 62.8 89.1 28.7 62.2 43.2 57.1 45.2 19.1 6.9 67.4
2023 1,460 50.8 61.3 85.2 34.8 51.6 42.2 66.7 48.2 26.4 6.9 74.3
Player 2,333 49.7 62.5 85.8 32.6 55.4 42.1 63.3 47.4 24.1 7.2 70.7
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! 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
2021 55 17 96
2022 35 13 97
2023 68 45 44 47 87 38 43 55 42 55 98 54 97 20 4 89
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2021 22.6 1 0.3 1 3 0 0 0.0
2022 23.3 5 4.6 0 2 5 0 0.0
2023 23.6 16 13.2 3 4 11 5 31.3
Player 23.5 22 18.1 4 9 16 5 22.7

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2021 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022 5 3 4 4 4 5 5 5 2 5 4 3 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4
2023 16 7 10 11 15 14 15 10 16 10 14 14 13 12 15 13 13 12 13 16 13 12 17 14 10 10 16 15 15 16 14
Player 22 10 14 16 19 19 20 16 18 15 18 17 20 17 20 19 18 17 19 21 19 18 23 20 15 15 21 20 20 21 18
! 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 2021 2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 93.8 93.0 -0.8 92.1 -0.9
Offspeed Velocity 85.0 84.4 -0.6 81.8 -2.6
Breaking Velocity 83.1 84.8 1.7 82.7 -2.1
Exit Velocity 84.9 87.9 3.0 88.8 0.9
Launch Angle 3.7 4.9 1.2 3.9 -1.0
Barrel % 5.1 6.6 1.5 8.2 1.6
Hard Hit % 33.3 38.0 4.7 40.2 2.2
Sweet Spot % 20.5 30.6 10.1 31.0 0.4
xBA .213 .242 0.029 .247 0.005
BA .320 .244 -0.076 .235 -0.009
xwOBA .281 .320 0.039 .299 -0.021
wOBA .377 .323 -0.054 .296 -0.027
xSLG .304 .389 0.085 .409 0.020
SLG .460 .397 -0.063 .421 0.024
K% 22.0 19.8 -2.2 24.2 4.4
BB% 11.9 9.6 -2.3 4.0 -5.6
Swing % 49.3 45.2 -4.1 48.2 3.0
Whiff% 23.1 19.1 -4.0 26.4 7.3
In Zone % 46.4 48.3 1.9 50.8 2.5
Out of Zone % 53.6 51.7 -1.9 49.2 -2.5
Out of Zone Swing % 31.0 28.7 -2.3 34.8 6.1
First Pitch Swing % 35.6 32.2 -3.4 35.6 3.4
First Pitch Strike % 59.3 57.1 -2.2 66.7 9.6
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2021 Shifts 59 .377 36 4 11.1 23 7 30.4
2022 Shifts 176 .323 123 11 8.9 53 14 26.4
2023 Shades 396 .296 316 21 6.6 80 2 2.5
! 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 %
2021 54 17.3 18.5% 1.9% 33 24.3 0.0% 15.2%
2022 179 16.0 35.2% 3.4% 121 21.9 1.7% 5.0%
2023 458 13.6 71.6% 0.0% 195 18.1 3.1% 0.5%
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Pitch Distribution