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Gary Sanchez | Catcher | #24

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (25) / 12/2/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2009 / UDFA / NYY
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Gary Sanchez finished 3-for-4 with three RBI, a walk, and a run scored Monday in the Yankees' rout of the Marlins.
Sanchez opened the game's scoring with an RBI single in the bottom of the first and then added a two-run single in the bottom of the fifth. The 25-year-old catcher got off to a sluggish start this season and is still batting just .185/.214/.426 in 13 games overall, but recent returns have been very positive. Apr 16 - 10:35 PM

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Gary Sanchez drove in all three Yankees’ runs Thursday in a loss to the Red Sox.

Sanchez got New York on the board late by slugging a bases-clearing double off Marcus Walden in the ninth inning. Before that, he had been hitless with two strikeouts in three at-bats. After getting off to a dreadful start, the Yankees catcher has shown signs of life with two homers and seven RBI over his last two games. He’ll look to stay hot this weekend when the Yankees travel to Detroit for a three-game set against the Tigers.
Apr 12 - 11:15 PM

Gary Sanchez went 3-for-5 with two homers, four RBI and three runs scored in a 10-7 win over the Red Sox on Wednesday.

He took starter David Price deep with Giancarlo Stanton aboard in the first inning, then took reliever Heath Hembree yard with Aaron Judge along for the ride in the fourth frame. Sanchez's third hit was a double as he racked up 10 total bases on the evening. Sanchez missed a couple of games earlier in the week due to a calf injury and had been swinging an impotent bat before today's epic outburst. He is now slashing just .122/.143/.390 with three homers and seven RBI on the young season. Despite the slow start he will once again be one of the best fantasy catchers in the game as he hits in the middle of a loaded Yankee lineup this year.
Apr 11 - 11:40 PM

Gary Sanchez (calf) returned to the Yankees' lineup Tuesday against the Red Sox.

Sanchez missed back-to-back games with a calf issue, but he'll return as the designated hitter Tuesday. Austin Romine will start behind the plate and catch Luis Severino.
Apr 10 - 4:02 PM

Gary Sanchez (calf) remained out of the Yankees' lineup Sunday.

He's now sat out two straight with a calf ailment that the Yankees are referring to as cramps. Austin Romine will handle the catching. The Yanks also have Ronald Torreyes getting a start at shortstop while Didi Gregorius rests.

Gary Sanchez (calf) is not in the Yankees' starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Orioles.

Even without the calf injury that he suffered on Friday, Sanchez wouldn't have played in this game after catching for 14 innings on Friday night. The Yankees are hopeful that he'll be able to return to the lineup on Sunday.
Apr 7 - 10:46 AM

Yankees' skipper Aaron Boone said after Friday's marathon loss to the Orioles that they're hopeful Gary Sanchez's calf injury was merely cramps.

That was the initial expectation after Sanchez had to be lifted from Friday's game in the 14th inning, so it's good to have the manager speak to the same. For now at least, it sounds as though Sanchez avoided any serious injury and should avoid the disabled list.
Apr 7 - 12:44 AM

Gary Sanchez was removed from Friday's game against the Orioles in the 14th inning with a calf injury.

It's unclear at the moment just how serious the injury is, but Sanchez had to be pulled from behind the plate in the middle of an Adam Jones at-bat. He left the field grabbing at his right calf. Perhaps it could be something like a cramp after catching for five hours and 14 innings. The Yankees should provide an update on his status after the game.
Apr 7 - 12:24 AM

Gary Sanchez left the yard for his first home run of the year Wednesday in the Yankees’ win over the Rays.

Sanchez snapped an 0-for-17 dry spell by depositing Blake Snell’s offering into the left-field seats for a two-run homer in the third inning. Unfortunately Sanchez was hitless in his other three at-bats and is now batting just .087 for the season. Sanchez led all big league catchers with 33 round-trippers a year ago so obviously we’re not ready to write him off yet. The Yankees have to be pleased going 4-2 in their first six games despite Sanchez and Giancarlo Stanton hitting a combined .152 with 17 strikeouts during that span.
Apr 4 - 5:58 PM

Gary Sanchez slugged his fourth home run of the spring Sunday in the Yankees' Grapefruit League win over the Marlins.

It was a third-inning solo shot off Marlins left-hander Caleb Smith. Sanchez is batting .333 with a 1.129 OPS through 35 plate appearances this spring.
Mar 18 - 4:04 PM

Gary Sanchez had a three-run homer and a two-run double to lead the Yankees to a 9-5 win over the Pirates on Thursday.

Sanchez is batting a cool .370/.414/.778 with three homers in 27 at-bats. It looks like the Yankees are leaning towards batting him cleanup at the beginning of the season, even though that would mean three straight righties in the heart of the order.
Mar 15 - 5:38 PM

Gary Sanchez went 2-for-3 and slugged a solo home run in a loss to the Braves on Friday.

His shot off Braves closer Arodys Vizcaino was his second of the spring schedule. He is now hitting .412/.474/.824 and seems ready to pick up where he left off last season. He took over as the top catcher in fantasy baseball by registering a .278 batting average with 33 home runs and 90 RBI in 122 games in 2017.
Mar 9 - 9:49 PM

Gary Sanchez went 2-for-3 and hit a two-run homer Wednesday against the Tigers.

Sanchez hit cleanup today, but if the Yankees want one of their lefties hitting third or fourth -- and they probably will -- Sanchez could open the season batting fifth. The Yankees could bat him ninth initially and he'd still be the No. 1 catcher on out board, but it hurts a little that he's no longer a threat to hit third regularly.
Feb 28 - 5:27 PM

Gary Sanchez will bat cleanup and play catcher for the Yankees in Saturday's ALCS Game 7 against the Astros.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi kept the exact same lineup from Friday night's Game 6 loss, including keeping Sanchez in the cleanup spot. It's a vote of confidence for the 24-year-old, who has scuffled to a .204/.216/.429 line with 18 strikeouts in 49 postseason at-bats heading into Saturday's game. The rest of the Yankees lineup behind CC Sabathia Saturday: Brett Gardner LF; Aaron Judge RF; Didi Gregorius SS; Sanchez C; Greg Bird 1B; Starlin Castro 2B; Aaron Hicks CF; Todd Frazier 3B; Chase Headley DH.
Sat, Oct 21, 2017 04:56:00 PM

Gary Sanchez went 2-for-4 with a homer and two RBI in the Yankees' Game 5 victory over the Astros on Wednesday.

Sanchez had a huge hit in Game 4 on Tuesday that gave the Yankees a 6-4 lead, and he looked like the hitter we've seen for most of the season on Wednesday. When Sanchez is at his best he's using the entire field, and he showed that on his RBI double and monster homer off of Brad Peacock. An already good lineup looks to be getting even stronger as Sanchez works his way out of this slump.
Wed, Oct 18, 2017 08:40:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Gary Sanchez
2Austin Romine
1B1Greg Bird
2Neil Walker
3Tyler Austin
2B1Tyler Wade
2Ronald Torreyes
SS1Didi Gregorius
3B1Brandon Drury
LF1Brett Gardner
CF1Aaron Hicks
2Jacoby Ellsbury
RF1Aaron Judge
2Billy McKinney
DH1Giancarlo Stanton
2Clint Frazier
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Luis Severino
3CC Sabathia
4Sonny Gray
5Jordan Montgomery
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Aroldis Chapman
2David Robertson
3Dellin Betances
4Tommy Kahnle
5Chad Green
6Adam Warren
7Chasen Shreve
8Domingo German
9Ben Heller
10Luis Cessa