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Aaron Sanchez | Starting Pitcher | #41

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (24) / 7/1/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2010 / Supplemental (Rd. 1) / TOR
Contract: view contract details
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Aaron Sanchez delivered six innings of one-run ball Tuesday as the Blue Jays topped the Indians in Game 4 of the ALCS.
Sanchez looked completely in control while limiting the Tribe to two hits and two walks and striking out five. He was working on eight days of rest after allowing six earned runs over 5 2/3 innings in his ALDS Game 3 start against the Rangers. Toronto has been trying to watch the 24-year-old right-hander's workload, but it'll be awfully tempting to turn back to him in some capacity if this American League Championship Series goes seven games. Oct 18 - 7:10 PM

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Aaron Sanchez is lined up to start Game 4 of the ALCS against the Indians.

Marco Estrada will take Game 1, J.A. Happ is on for Game 2, and Marcus Stroman will go in Game 3. Sanchez struggled in his ALDS Game 3 start against the Rangers and the Blue Jays are trying to watch his workload. It should be noted that the 24-year-old right-hander finished the 2016 regular season on a great run, showing no signs of fatigue.
Oct 13 - 3:35 PM

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons indicated Tuesday that Aaron Sanchez is likely to start Game 4 of the ALCS against the Indians.

Marco Estrada is lined up to start Game 1 on Friday, but everything else hasn't been set in stone. Sanchez scuffled in his Game 3 ALDS start against the Rangers on Sunday, allowing six runs on three hits (including two homers) and four walks over 5 2/3 innings.
Oct 11 - 3:42 PM

Aaron Sanchez struggled against the Rangers in Game 3 of the ALDS on Sunday, allowing six runs on three hits over 5 2/3 innings.

The right-hander also issued four free passes that got him in trouble while striking out five. He struggled to keep the ball in the yard, surrendering a solo homer to Elvis Andrus in the third inning and a two-run blast to Rougned Odor in the fourth. It was Mitch Moreland's two-run double in the sixth that chased him from the game and gave the Rangers the lead. Sanchez and the Jays will now sit back and wait on the outcome of the Indians and Red Sox series to determine their next opponent.
Oct 9 - 11:09 PM

Aaron Sanchez took a no-hitter into the seventh and ended up allowing one run in seven innings Sunday as the Jays edged the Red Sox 2-1.

Because the Tigers lost, the Jays knew they were in the postseason before the game ended today. However, the win did earn them home-field advantage in the wild card against the Orioles. Sanchez lost his no-hitter today when Hanley Ramirez homered in the seventh. One more hit followed, and he was lifted after 97 pitches. He ends the year 15-2 with a 3.00 ERA.
Oct 2 - 6:51 PM

Aaron Sanchez struck out 10 batters while spinning six innings of one-run ball in Tuesday's 5-1 victory over the Orioles.

It was an intriguing pitching matchup with Sanchez and Kevin Gausman going up against two good offenses, but Sanchez easily bested his counterpart in this one. The righty walked three but permitted only five hits to go along with his 10 punchouts. He's posted quality starts in four of his last five tries and has yielded just one run in each of his last two outings, as Sanchez doesn't appear to be tiring down the stretch. He'll face the Red Sox Sunday to finish out the regular season.
Sep 27 - 10:32 PM

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Thursday that Aaron Sanchez will pitch every fifth day for as long as the club is still playing.

The Jays have done their best to space out Sanchez's starts in the second half after reversing course and deciding he'd remain in the rotation rather than be sent to the bullpen. However, he'll now remain on turn the rest of the way as the Jays fight to secure a playoff spot. It's worth noting that team president Mark Shapiro has indicated previously there's an innings threshold Sanchez wouldn't go past, although he didn't say what it was. The right-hander is currently at 179 innings for the season.
Source: Toronto Sun
Sep 23 - 11:03 AM

Aaron Sanchez pitched well in Wednesday's no-decision against the Mariners, surrendering one run on four hits over six innings.

Sanchez struck out five and walked three on the afternoon. The only run to score over his six innings of work came home courtesy of an RBI single by Nori Aoki in the third inning. The score would remain 1-0 until the ninth, when Jose Bautista took Sanchez off the hook with a game-tying solo homer. For the season, Sanchez now holds a 3.12 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 145/58 K/BB ratio over 179 innings. He will do battle with the Orioles next time he toes the rubber.
Sep 21 - 8:13 PM

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Monday that the target date for Aaron Sanchez's next start is September 21 against the Mariners.

Sanchez was bothered by a blister in Sunday's start against the Red Sox while giving up six runs over 3 2/3 innings, so now he'll get some extended rest before his next turn. The change potentially lines him up for starts against the Orioles and Red Sox to finish out the year, which could obviously prove critical.
Sep 12 - 5:01 PM

Aaron Sanchez battled a blister on his middle finger during Sunday's loss to the Red Sox.

He refused to use the blister as an excuse, but it appeared to hamper his performance this afternoon. It's an issue that Sanchez has dealt with off-and-on since spring training. He'll get a couple of extra days of rest before he takes the hill against the Angels his next time out.
Sep 11 - 5:42 PM

Aaron Sanchez was demolished in taking a no-decision in Sunday's 11-8 loss to the Red Sox, surrendering six runs on five hits over 3 2/3 innings.

The big blow against Sanchez came when Jackie Bradley Jr. launched a three-run home run in the second inning. The 24-year-old right-hander also walked four in what was generally a slog of a start. He will look to brush this one off and move on to better things when he brings his 3.17 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 140/55 K/BB ratio (173 innings) into a road showdown with the Angels in his next scheduled start.
Sep 11 - 5:32 PM

Aaron Sanchez permitted three runs over seven innings in a no-decision Tuesday versus the Yankees.

Sanchez yielded just five hits and two walks but gave up a pair of home runs, including a back-breaking two-run shot to Tyler Austin with two outs in the seventh inning. It's the first time since June 12 that he's served up multiple home runs in a start. Sanchez will take on the Rays the next time out.
Sep 6 - 11:42 PM

Aaron Sanchez surrendered just one unearned run in six innings of work as the Blue Jays beat the Orioles 5-3 on Wednesday.

He wasn't dominant, walking three and giving up five hits while punching out just two batters, but it was still an impressive overall line in his return to the major leagues. The win gives Sanchez a sparkling 13-2 record and 2.88 ERA. The Blue Jays are trying their best to limit the 24-year-old ace's innings but he is the best pitcher on a contending team. This was his first action in 11 days as the Jays sent him to High-A Dunedin on August 21 to rest his arm on the bench for a while. Fantasy owners are hoping Toronto throws caution to the wind and lets him stay in the rotation down the stretch.
Aug 31 - 11:46 PM

Blue Jays recalled RHP Aaron Sanchez from High-A Dunedin.

Sanchez will return to the Blue Jays' starting rotation on Wednesday night against the Orioles after spending 10 days in the minors as a way to curtail his overall workload. It's not clear what the exact plan is for him in September. There should be more information on that front soon.
Aug 31 - 3:32 PM

Blue Jays optioned RHP Aaron Sanchez to High-A Dunedin.

It's a move designed to curtain his workload, as Sanchez won't pitch in the minors. He will rejoin the Blue Jays' rotation on August 31 against the Orioles. The club had been using a six-man rotation the last few times through but will now go to a traditional five-man setup for a bit.
Aug 21 - 10:49 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2A.J. Jimenez
3Michael Ohlman
1B1Steve Pearce
2Justin Smoak
2B1Devon Travis
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Darwin Barney
3Lourdes Gurriel
3B1Josh Donaldson
2Ryan Goins
LF1Melvin Upton
CF1Kevin Pillar
2Ezequiel Carrera
3Dalton Pompey
RF1Darrell Ceciliani
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Marco Estrada
2Aaron Sanchez
3Marcus Stroman
4J.A. Happ
5Francisco Liriano
6Casey Lawrence
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Roberto Osuna
2Jason Grilli
3Joe Biagini
4Aaron Loup
5Chris Smith
6Ryan Tepera
7Matt Dermody
8Danny Barnes
9Dominic Leone
10Leonel Campos
11Jarrett Grube
12Brett Oberholtzer
13Glenn Sparkman