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Gary Sanchez | Catcher | #24

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (24) / 12/2/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2009 / UDFA / NYY
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Yankees GM Brian Cashman confirmed that Gary Sanchez has supplanted Brian McCann as the team's everyday catcher.
Sanchez was the Yankees' best hitter down the stretch this year, bashing 20 home runs to go with a .299 average in only 201 at-bats. McCann still hit for some power (20 homers) but he struck out a career-high 99 times while posting an ugly .242 average. If the Yankees don't trade him this offseason, McCann will spend most of his time at DH while making occasional starts behind the plate. Sat, Nov 5, 2016 11:58:00 PM

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Gary Sanchez went 2-for-4 with a double in Friday’s loss to the Blue Jays.

The rest of the Yankees’ lineup went 1-for-26 on the night. Sanchez has only played in 45 games, but he has made an incredible impact by hitting .337/.413/.738 with 19 homers and 38 RBI. He has put himself squarely in the American League Rookie of the Year race.
Fri, Sep 23, 2016 10:38:00 PM

Gary Sanchez blasted two home runs, tallied five total RBI, and scored three times to lead the Yankees over the Rays 11-5 on Wednesday.

He went 3-for-4 with a walk and continues to make the major leagues look like a video game. Sanchez started off with a run-scoring single in the first inning, drilled a three-run bomb in the third, and then cranked a solo dong in the sixth. This was his fourth game in a row with a home run and he now has 19 home runs in 43 games since being called back up from Triple-A. The young catcher is batting .337/.410/.747 -- that is an incredible 1.157 OPS. He is only 23 years old.
Wed, Sep 21, 2016 10:58:00 PM

Gary Sanchez delivered a go-ahead, three-run home run in the seventh inning of Tuesday's victory over the Rays.

The Yanks didn't do much against starter Drew Smyly, but they had no trouble with Brad Boxberger, tagging him with four hits and four runs in the seventh. Brett Gardner provided the game-tying single but Sanchez had the big blow. It's the rookie catcher's third straight game with a home run. He also had a couple walks on the night.
Tue, Sep 20, 2016 10:33:00 PM

Gary Sanchez blasted yet another home run on Sunday, though the Yankees still wound up on the losing end of the decision against the Red Sox.

He also chipped in a pair of singles in the ballgame, finishing the night 3-for-5. His solo shot off of Drew Pomeranz in the third inning gave the Yankees an early 2-0 lead, but it would prove to be short-lived. He has been an absolute monster since joining the big league club, slashing an absurd .327/.393/.698 with 16 homers and 30 RBI in just 159 at-bats.
Sun, Sep 18, 2016 11:48:00 PM

Gary Sanchez clubbed his 15th home run of the season on Saturday, but it wasn't enough to power the Yankees to victory over the Red Sox.

His two-run blast off of David Price gave the Bombers an early 3-0 lead in the third inning, but it would be short-lived. It was his lone hit in four at-bats on the day. Sanchez is now hitting .318/.387/.682 with 15 homers and 29 RBI in only 154 at-bats with the Yankees.
Sat, Sep 17, 2016 04:47:00 PM

Gary Sanchez is out of the Yankees' starting lineup on Wednesday night against the Blue Jays.

Austin Romine is starting at catcher and batting ninth versus Toronto right-hander Marcus Stroman. This looks to be a routine night off for Sanchez, who's batting .348/.423/.713 with 11 home runs and 21 RBI in 30 games this year at the major league level.
Wed, Sep 7, 2016 03:29:00 PM

Gary Sanchez went 2-for-4 with a double in Sunday's loss to the Orioles.

Sanchez entered Sunday's action having homered in 10 of his last 12 games, including three straight, but he found no such success on Sunday. He settled for a double and a single instead, like a mere mortal. In 84 at-bats this season, the young backstop is slashing a silly .405/.468/.893 with 11 homers and 21 RBI.
Sun, Aug 28, 2016 05:01:00 PM

Gary Sanchez continued his historic home run barrage on Saturday, blasting a solo homer off Dylan Bundy in the fourth inning of a 13-5 win over the Orioles.

With that long ball, Sanchez is now the fastest player in MLB history to reach 11 home runs, accomplishing the feat in only 23 games. He has now hit 10 homers in his last 12 contests and is showing no signs of slowing down. Fantasy owners who scooped him up off of the waiver wire early on are reaping tremendous rewards that could decide the championship in many season-long leagues. He finished the day 1-for-3 plus a pair of walks on Saturday and is now hitting .400/.467/.900 with 11 bombs and 21 RBI on the season.
Sat, Aug 27, 2016 04:40:00 PM

Gary Sanchez continued to tear the cover off the ball in Friday’s 14-4 win over the Orioles, going 3-for-4 with a home run, four RBI, and three runs scored.

At this point, it would be more weird if he didn’t homer. Sanchez doubled in a pair of runs in the second inning before slugging a two-run homer in the fifth. He now has 10 homers and 20 RBI in 19 games since his call-up earlier this month. He’s just the third player in MLB history to reach 10 homers through his first 22 career games. It’s unfair to expect this sort of production to continue at this ridiculous pace, but fantasy owners are enjoying the ride.
Fri, Aug 26, 2016 10:20:00 PM

Gary Sanchez went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 5-0 win over the Mariners.

Sanchez continues to simply destroy things, this time cracking a solo home run off Hisashi Iwakuma in the first inning. In just 72 at-bats, he has already launched nine long-balls. The 23-year-old backstop is slashing a stupendous .389/.450/.847 in that space. He was batting third on Wednesday and even if he cools off -- which will happen eventually, allegedly -- he should remain a fantasy difference-maker down the stretch.
Wed, Aug 24, 2016 09:02:00 PM

Gary Sanchez launched his seventh and eighth homers Monday against the Mariners.

Sanchez also singled. It wasn't clear just how much he'd play when the Yankees gave him the call on August 3, but he's a fixture now and that might not change for several years to come.
Tue, Aug 23, 2016 01:32:00 AM

Gary Sanchez continued his assault on major league pitching, drilling a solo home run versus the Angels on Saturday.

The rookie now has 6 home runs in 58 at-bats since being called up three weeks ago. He is batting an eye-popping .379/.419/.776 in 15 games. He is bound to cool off sometime soon but has a legitimate shot at being one of the better fantasy catchers for the next few years.
Sun, Aug 21, 2016 01:44:00 AM

Gary Sanchez homered twice and drove in four runs in Tuesday's loss to the Blue Jays.

Sanchez got Marco Estrada twice. His three-run shot in the fourth inning was particularly impressive, as he launched a towering blast deep into the left field seats. He also had a single on the night. The young catcher has been outstanding since his recall earlier this month, going 16-for-43 (.372) with four home runs over 11 contests.
Tue, Aug 16, 2016 11:50:00 PM

Gary Sanchez went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's loss to the Rays.

Sanchez pounced on a Jake Odorizzi offering with two outs in the fourth inning, smacking a two-run home run, the second of his young major league career. The 23-year-old backstop has done a nice job over his 40 at-bats this season, slashing .275/.293/.500. Five of his 11 hits have gone for extra bases.
Sun, Aug 14, 2016 06:11:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Gary Sanchez
2Austin Romine
3Kyle Higashioka
1B1Greg Bird
2Tyler Austin
3Ji-Man Choi
2B1Starlin Castro
2Rob Refsnyder
SS1Didi Gregorius
3B1Chase Headley
2Ronald Torreyes
LF1Brett Gardner
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
2Mason Williams
RF1Aaron Judge
2Aaron Hicks
DH1Matt Holliday
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Michael Pineda
3CC Sabathia
4Luis Severino
5Adam Warren
6Chad Green
7Luis Cessa
8Bryan Mitchell
9Domingo German
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Dellin Betances
3Tyler Clippard
4Tommy Layne
5Chasen Shreve
6Ben Heller
7Richard Bleier
8Jonathan Holder
9Giovanny Gallegos