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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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Gary Sanchez went 1-for-3 and drove in a pair of runs in a loss to the Orioles on Saturday.
He cracked a double in the third inning to plate two runs. He is rocking a .361 batting average with four home runs and 13 RBI through 36 spring at-bats. In 53 games as a rookie last year he batted .299/.376/.657 with 20 home runs and 42 RBI. He is being snapped up as one of the first catchers off the boards in fantasy drafts this month. Mar 18 - 4:52 PM

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Gary Sanchez went 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBI in a win over the Tigers on Saturday.

He took Daniel Norris deep with a runner aboard in the first inning. He added an RBI single in the fifth. Sanchez had a fantastic rookie season and is following that up with a great spring thus far. He is batting .346 with a 1.139 OPS including three home runs in 26 at-bats.
Mar 11 - 3:45 PM

Gary Sanchez collected a pair of hits Thursday in the Yankees’ Grapefruit League win over the Orioles.

Sanchez punched out in his first at-bat but redeemed himself by pounding a double to right field in the fourth inning. He added an RBI single in the sixth for good measure. While it would be foolish to expect Sanchez to continue his torrid home run pace from last season, the 24-year-old is already one of the Yankees’ best hitters and should be a top-shelf fantasy option at catcher this year.
Mar 2 - 9:18 PM

Gary Sanchez went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer Tuesday as a Yankees split-squad bested the Tigers 9-5.

Sanchez was 0-for-6 entering the day. He's opted to remain with the Yankees all spring rather than play for the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic.
Feb 28 - 4:52 PM

Gary Sanchez will not represent the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic.

Sanchez, a native of Santo Domingo, had initially committed to playing for Team Dominica in the March tournament, but the young slugger will instead remain in Yankees camp all spring. He registered an outstanding 1.032 OPS with 20 home runs and 42 RBI in 53 games last season for New York.
Feb 7 - 5:29 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Gary Sanchez
2Austin Romine
3Kyle Higashioka
1B1Greg Bird
2Chris Carter
3Tyler Austin
2B1Starlin Castro
2Rob Refsnyder
SS1Didi Gregorius
3B1Chase Headley
2Ronald Torreyes
LF1Brett Gardner
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
RF1Aaron Judge
2Aaron Hicks
DH1Matt Holliday
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Michael Pineda
3CC Sabathia
4Luis Severino
5Bryan Mitchell
6Chad Green
7Zack Littell
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Dellin Betances
3Tyler Clippard
4Tommy Layne
5Chasen Shreve
6Ben Heller
7Jonathan Holder
8Adam Warren