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Aaron Sanchez | Starting Pitcher | #41

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (23) / 7/1/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2010 / Supplemental (Rd. 300) / TOR
Contract: view contract details

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Aaron Sanchez logged a quality start in a no-decision against the Red Sox on Friday, allowing four runs (three earned) on five hits over his 6 2/3 innings of work.
The right-hander punched out six on the night while walking two. Sanchez departed in line for his fifth victory of the season, but the Jays bullpen was unable to hold on for him. He has been impressive through his first 10 starts, compiling a 3.29 ERA (3.25 xFIP), 1.20 WHIP and 58/23 K/BB ratio over 65 2/3 innings. He'll look to get back in the win column on Wednesday when he'll take on the Yankees at home. May 27 - 10:17 PM

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Aaron Sanchez yielded two runs over seven innings in a 9-3 win over the Twins on Friday.

It was nice to see after Sanchez struggled in his last start against the Rangers. The young right-hander gave up eight hits, but walked none and notched seven strikeouts along the way. He was very efficient, throwing 65 out of 96 pitches for strikes. Sanchez’s return to the rotation has mostly been a success so far, as he holds a 3.20 ERA and 52/21 K/BB ratio in 59 innings through nine starts. He’ll try to keep it going against the Yankees in his next turn.
May 20 - 11:48 PM

Aaron Sanchez struggled in a no-decision against the Rangers on Sunday, allowing six runs on seven hits over 6 2/3 innings of work.

Sanchez punched out six on the afternoon while walking four. Two of the runs charged to him rode home on a three-run homer by Ian Desmond after Sanchez had departed in the seventh inning. Even with this rough outing, the young right-hander still sports a 3.29 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 45/21 K/BB ratio through 52 innings on the season. He'll look to get back in the win column on Friday when he takes on the Twins in Minnesota.
May 15 - 7:07 PM

Aaron Sanchez pitched seven innings of one-run ball Monday in a victory over the Giants.

Sanchez walked five, but the Giants could muster just three hits off him. Even after tonight, he still has a solid 39/17 K/BB ratio in 45 1/3 innings for the year. It'd be nice if he didn't give up as many free passes, but that just means there's room for improvement.
May 10 - 3:04 AM

Aaron Sanchez took a no-decision after seven quality innings of three-run ball against the Rangers on Wednesday.

Things got off to a shaky start, as Sanchez allowed three base hits to the first three batters he faced, but the right-hander recovered nicely to collect his fifth quality start of the season. Aside from the six-run disaster against the Athletics on April 22, Sanchez has only surrendered six earned runs in 34 innings. Overall, he has a 2.82 ERA with a strong 3.32 FIP, indicating that his strong start perhaps has some staying power. He'll look to carry over his momentum when he takes the rubber against the Giants on the road on Monday.
May 4 - 10:04 PM

Aaron Sanchez delivered an outstanding performance in Friday's victory over the Rays, racking up six strikeouts over seven scoreless innings of work.

Sanchez scattered six hits and a pair of walks on the night, never letting the Rays mount a serious threat against him. His transition to the starting rotation has gone incredibly well thus far, as Sanchez has compiled a 2.59 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 29/8 K/BB ratio over 30 1/3 innings, that despite allowing six runs in his last outing. He'll look to replicate this fine effort when he takes on the Rangers at home on Wednesday.
Apr 29 - 9:59 PM

Aaron Sanchez finally hit a sizable speed bump, allowing six runs on 10 hits in Friday night's loss to Athletics.

Sanchez’s success has stemmed from throwing strikes and avoiding walks. And although he only issued a single free pass on Friday, he fell behind in counts and didn’t locate his pitches well inside the strike zone. This resulted in 10 hits, three of which were of the extra-base variety. It’s too early to throw the "luck" label on his first trio of starts, but this was the version of Aaron Sanchez that fantasy owners feared would appear too often. He’ll get the White Sox at home in his next outing.
Apr 22 - 10:36 PM

Aaron Sanchez flummoxed the Red Sox in Sunday's 5-3 win, allowing just one run on two hits over seven innings.

Sanchez struck out seven and walked four on the afternoon. The four walks aren't exactly enticing, but when you are surrendering just two hits, such things bury themselves a little deeper in the box score on an existential level. The lone run to cross the plate on Sanchez's watch came when Mookie Betts burned him for an RBI single in the fifth. The 23-year-old right-hander has been fantastic through three starts, surrendering three earned runs on 10 hits with a 20/7 K/BB ratio across 20 innings. Ride the fantasy sunshine while it is shining bright. Sanchez will look to keep the flame kindled in a scheduled home start against the A's next time he takes the ball.
Apr 17 - 5:18 PM

Aaron Sanchez pitched well but took a no-decision Tuesday, yielding two runs -- one earned -- over six innings in a loss to the Yankees.

Sanchez issued three walks, but he struck out five and gave up just three hits. Unfortunately, one of the hits was a Brian McCann solo homer in the sixth inning which tied up the game. It's early, but Sanchez's first two outings of the season have been very encouraging. He'll try to keep it going this weekend in Boston.
Apr 12 - 10:55 PM

Aaron Sanchez deserved a win but got a no-decision Tuesday, striking out eight while tossing seven frames of one-run ball versus the Rays.

Sanchez gave up a long solo home run to Corey Dickerson, but he yielded just five hits on the night and didn't walk anyone. It was a very encouraging performance from the young right-hander after he won a spot in the Blue Jays' rotation with a strong spring. He'll try to keep it going against the Yankees next week.
Apr 5 - 10:41 PM

Aaron Sanchez has earned a spot in the Blue Jays' starting rotation.

Sanchez won the job by registering a brilliant 1.35 ERA with 19 strikeouts over 20 innings in the Grapefruit League. Gavin Floyd was also very good this spring as Sanchez's competition for the club's final rotation spot, but he will head to the bullpen and pitch in long relief initially. Sanchez, 23, carries high-level fantasy upside in a starting role. He will be on a workload limit of some sort, but the young righty is worth scooping up in a majority of mixed fantasy leagues.
Mar 28 - 9:27 AM

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Thursday that "we pretty much know what it is" when it comes to who will be the club's fifth starter.

Gibbons then tried to confuse everyone when asked if the No. 5 starter competition had been decided, saying "No. But we got a pretty good idea – well … no." The competition is down to Aaron Sanchez and Gavin Floyd, as Jesse Chavez will be used in long relief and Drew Hutchison is expected to be in Triple-A Buffalo's rotation. Both have been great this spring, as Sanchez holds a 1.35 ERA with 19 strikeouts over 20 innings and Floyd boasts a 2.19 mark with 11 strikeouts across 12 1/3 frames. Sanchez certainly has more upside, but it's possible his success as a reliever could work against him here.
Source: Sportsnet
Mar 25 - 9:18 AM

Aaron Sanchez pitched 6 1/3 innings of scoreless ball in his start Wednesday against the Mets.

Sanchez was facing a lineup with just 1 1/2 regulars in it, making this the second time in three starts that he's benefited from teams not bringing their starters. Still, Sanchez is throwing well and has to be the clear favorite to serve as Toronto's fifth starter at this point. He has a 1.35 ERA and a 19/3 K/BB ratio in 20 innings. While he was competing for a rotation spot last spring (and winning one, by default), he had a 5.16 ERA and an 11/10 K/BB ratio in 22 2/3 innings.
Mar 23 - 4:38 PM

Aaron Sanchez held the Astros to one run in 4 2/3 innings and struck out five in the Blue Jays' 7-2 victory Friday.

Sanchez got a quick visit to the mound in the second when the Jays saw something they did like. However, he was really strong today, and at this point, it'd be something of an upset if he's not the Jays' fifth starter to begin the year. We're still not all that high on him as a fantasy sleeper, but the sky would be the limit if his secondary stuff comes along.
Mar 18 - 4:37 PM

Aaron Sanchez pitched four shutout innings and struck out four versus a Rays split-squad on Sunday.

The Rays did Sanchez a big favor by bringing just one regular to Dunedin, that being James Loney. Sanchez feasted on the rest of the minor leaguers, getting seven groundouts to go along with the four K's. It's another step forward for his rotation candidacy.
Mar 13 - 6:08 PM

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