Aaron Sanchez

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  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 4" /215
  • Age: 25

Aaron Sanchez 2017 Stats

G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
8 1-3 4.25 36.0 24 1.72

Aaron Sanchez MLB Career Stats

G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
103 25-13 3.01 353.1 273 1.21

Aaron Sanchez Bio

  • Full Name: Aaron Jacob Sanchez
  • Nickname: Sanchize
  • Born: 7/1/1992 in Barstow, CA
  • Draft: 2010, Toronto Blue Jays, 1st rd. (34th overall)
  • High School: Barstow, CA
  • Debut: 7/23/2014
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Year W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2017 Stats 1 3 4.25 8 8 0 36.0 24 1.72
MLB Career Stats 25 13 3.01 103 49 3 353.1 273 1.21
  • Status: Disabled 60-Day

Aaron Sanchez Two-seam FB Statcast Averages

Year Team LG NP Pitch Type Avg Pitch Speed (mph) Avg Perceived Speed (mph) Avg Spin Rate (rpm) Avg Extension (feet) Avg Exit Velocity (mph)
2017 Blue Jays AL 247 Two-seam FB 94.86 94.77 2,293.75 6.37 88.79
MLB Avg - - - Two-seam FB 92.46 92.03 2,164.3 6.1 87.33
Year Team LG NP Pitch Type Avg Pitch Speed (mph) Avg Perceived Speed (mph) Avg Spin Rate (rpm) Avg Extension (feet) Avg Exit Velocity (mph)
2017 Blue Jays AL 247 Two-seam FB 94.86 94.77 2,293.75 6.37 88.79
MLB Avg - - - Two-seam FB 92.46 92.03 2,164.3 6.1 87.33

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October 16, 2017 at 7:04 AM ET

Sanchez deals with injury in 2017

Blue Jays right-hander Aaron Sanchez finished the 2017 regular season with a 1-3 record, a 4.25 ERA, a 1.72 WHIP and 24 strikeouts across 36 innings.

September 11, 2017 at 10:38 PM ET

Sanchez, club forming plan to handle blister

Aaron Sanchez's season came to an end before it ever got off the ground. A blister that plagued him throughout the year wasn't the official reason, but based on the final examination, it was still the main cause.

Awards

Aaron Sanchez Awards

AL All-Star

Year Team League
2016 Toronto AL

Blue Jays Pitcher of the Year

Year Team League
2016 Toronto AL

AFL All-Prospect Team

Year Team League
2013 Salt River AFL

AFL Rising Stars

Year Team League
2013 Salt River AFL

MID Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
07/02/2012 Lansing MID

MID Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2012 Lansing MID

Aaron Sanchez Leaderboards

Earned Run Average

Season ERA Rank
2016 3.00 1st in AL

Wins

Season W Rank
2016 15 9th in AL

Winning Percentage

Season WPCT Rank
2016 .882 1st in AL

Strikeouts

Season SO Rank
2016 161 22nd in AL

WHIP

Season WHIP Rank
2016 1.17 9th in AL

Batting Average Against

Season AVG Rank
2016 .224 4th in AL

Games Started

Season GS Rank
2016 30 25th in AL

Innings Pitched

Season IP Rank
2016 192.0 16th in AL

Strikeouts per Nine Innings

Season K/9 Rank
2016 7.55 21st in AL

Bases on Balls

Season BB Rank
2016 63 14th in AL

Aaron Sanchez Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
September 29, 2017 Toronto Blue Jays transferred RHP Aaron Sanchez from the 10-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list. Blister.
July 22, 2017 Toronto Blue Jays placed RHP Aaron Sanchez on the 10-day disabled list. Blister.
July 7, 2017 Toronto Blue Jays activated RHP Aaron Sanchez from the 10-day disabled list.
July 1, 2017 Toronto Blue Jays sent RHP Aaron Sanchez on a rehab assignment to Buffalo Bisons.
June 27, 2017 Toronto Blue Jays sent RHP Aaron Sanchez on a rehab assignment to Dunedin Blue Jays.
May 20, 2017 Toronto Blue Jays placed RHP Aaron Sanchez on the 10-day disabled list. Right middle finger blister.
May 14, 2017 Toronto Blue Jays activated RHP Aaron Sanchez from the 10-day disabled list.
May 1, 2017 Toronto Blue Jays placed RHP Aaron Sanchez on the 10-day disabled list. Split nail.
April 30, 2017 Toronto Blue Jays activated RHP Aaron Sanchez from the 10-day disabled list.
April 15, 2017 Toronto Blue Jays placed RHP Aaron Sanchez on the 10-day disabled list.
October 4, 2016 Toronto Blue Jays activated RHP Aaron Sanchez.
August 31, 2016 Toronto Blue Jays recalled RHP Aaron Sanchez from Dunedin Blue Jays.
August 21, 2016 Toronto Blue Jays optioned RHP Aaron Sanchez to Dunedin Blue Jays.
August 8, 2015 Aaron Sanchez roster status changed by Toronto Blue Jays.
August 5, 2015 RHP Aaron Sanchez roster status changed by Toronto Blue Jays.
July 25, 2015 Toronto Blue Jays activated RHP Aaron Sanchez from the 15-day disabled list.
July 16, 2015 Toronto Blue Jays sent RHP Aaron Sanchez on a rehab assignment to Buffalo Bisons.
July 11, 2015 Toronto Blue Jays sent RHP Aaron Sanchez on a rehab assignment to Dunedin Blue Jays.
July 7, 2015 Toronto Blue Jays sent RHP Aaron Sanchez on a rehab assignment to GCL Blue Jays.
June 14, 2015 Toronto Blue Jays placed RHP Aaron Sanchez on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to June 6, 2015. Right lat strain
July 22, 2014 Toronto Blue Jays selected the contract of RHP Aaron Sanchez from Buffalo Bisons.
June 12, 2014 RHP Aaron Sanchez assigned to Buffalo Bisons from New Hampshire Fisher Cats.
March 31, 2014 RHP Aaron Sanchez assigned to New Hampshire Fisher Cats from Dunedin Blue Jays.
February 1, 2014 Toronto Blue Jays invited non-roster RHP Aaron Sanchez to spring training.
June 21, 2013 Dunedin Blue Jays activated RHP Aaron Sanchez from the 7-day disabled list.
May 20, 2013 Dunedin Blue Jays placed RHP Aaron Sanchez on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to May 19, 2013.
April 5, 2013 RHP Aaron Sanchez assigned to Dunedin Blue Jays from Blue Jays Extended Spring Training.
April 3, 2013 Aaron Sanchez assigned to Blue Jays Extended Spring Training from Lansing Lugnuts.
August 15, 2012 Aaron Sanchez roster status changed by Lansing Lugnuts.
July 31, 2012 Lansing Lugnuts placed RHP Aaron Sanchez on the 7-day disabled list.
September 12, 2011 RHP Aaron Sanchez assigned to Lansing Lugnuts from Vancouver Canadians.
August 22, 2011 Aaron Sanchez assigned to Vancouver Canadians from Bluefield Blue Jays.
June 21, 2011 Aaron Sanchez assigned to Bluefield Blue Jays from Vancouver Canadians.
February 13, 2011 RHP Aaron Sanchez assigned to Vancouver Canadians from Bluefield Blue Jays.
August 29, 2010 RHP Aaron Sanchez assigned to Auburn Doubledays from GCL Blue Jays.
June 24, 2010 Aaron Sanchez assigned to GCL Blue Jays from Toronto Blue Jays.
June 15, 2010 Toronto Blue Jays signed RHP Aaron Sanchez.

Aaron Jacob Sanchez Bio Info

Aaron Jacob Sanchez...Selected by the Toronto Blue Jays with a supplemental pick in the first round (34th overall) in the 2010 First-Year Player Draft out of Barstow (Calif.) High School...Was named to the AFLAC All-American team in 2009 after striking out 74 batters in 45.1 innings pitched… Played shortsto and hit .542 with 34 RBIs with a .972 slugging percentage… Finished his high school career posting a 7-0 record with a 0.73 ERA while striking out 104 in 57 2/3 innings... Also hit .403 with five home runs to lead the Aztecs...Participated in the 2016 Blue Jays Winter Tour.

2016

Posted a 3.00 ERA, the lowest mark in the AL in 2016, becoming the 5th different pitcher in franchise history to win an
ERA title... The last pitcher to lead his league in ERA at Sanchez's age or younger (24 years, 93 days at the end of the 2016 regular season) was Clayton Kershaw, who was 23 years, 193 days at the end of the 2011 regular season...The last AL pitcher was Roger Clemens, who was 24 years, 62days old at the end of the 1986 regular season...His .882 winning percentage was the highest in all of baseball this season...It also ranks as the best winning percentage by a TOR starter in club history...Teammate J.A. Happ is 2nd with a .833 mark, Guzman 3rd at .824 (14-3 in '93) and Morris is 4th at .778 (21-6 in '93)...His .900 win pct. in the first half was the highest by a Blue Jays starter prior to the All-Star break in club history (min. 15 GS)...Selected by AL All-Star Manager, Ned Yost, to replace Craig Kimbrel (15-day DL) of the Red Sox on the AL All-Star Roster...Worked the 4th inning as he allowed one run on two hits... Became the 3rd pitcher in Jays history to win at least 14 of his first 16 decisions in a season...David Wells started 14-2 in the 2000 season, and Roy Halladay also won 14 of his first 16 decisions in his Cy Young-winning 2003 season...Finished the season 1st in the AL in ERA (3.00), opponents' OPS (.625), SLG % (.335) and 4th in opposition average (.224)... Allowed just a .219 opposition average with RISP this season, 9th lowest in the American League...Posted a groundball percentage of 54.4%, 3rd best in AL...Facing RHH that mark jumped to 61.0% - highest in all of baseball... Went 8-0 vs. AL East rivals, posting a 2.66 ERA (26ER/88.0 IP) in 14 game starts...He is the only pitcher with at least 14 game starts to have a 1.000 winning percentage against the AL East...Had a career-high 10-game winning streak from April 29-July 25, before it was snapped Aug. 6 at KC...Was the longest active streak in the Majors at the time and one of seven double-digit winning streaks by a Blue Jays starter in franchise history, joining: Roy Halladay (15, 2003), Roger Clemens (15, 1998 & 11, 1997), Dennis Lamp (11, 1985), Juan Guzman (10, 1991) and J.A. Happ (11 in 2016)...Allowed one earned run or less in 15 of his 30 starts this season...Those 15 starts with one earned run or less were tied for the most in the AL with teammate J.A. Happ...In 21 of his starts this year limited the opposition to two earned runs or fewer...Had a franchise-tying streak of eight consecutive starts in which he held opponents to 2-ER or less from June 17-July 31...Was just the third pitcher in club history to accomplish the feat, joining Roger Clemens (1997) & Dave Stieb (1985)...Opp. hit just .218 (19-for-87) against him on the first pitch of at-bats this year - the highest of 144 qualified pitchers...Despite allowing just three hits (2HR) over 5.2 innings, gave up six earned runs to Texas in his first career postseason start in the LDS...Walked four in the contest, marking just the 5th time in 2016 to walk at least four batters. The six runs allowed in G3 of the ALDS snapped a 7.1 scoreless innings streak in the postseason to begin his career...His .128 opposition average in the playoffs ranked as 2nd lowest behind Kenley Jensen (.125) of the Dodgers (min. 40 PA)...Was optioned to Dunedin following his August 20 start at CLE in an effort to limit his innings...Recalled Aug. 31...Tossed 8.0 innings for the third time in 2016 July 4 vs. KC…No other pitcher in the Majors as young as he (24.004) had recorded at least 8.0 IP in three different starts at the time...In his start June 29 at COL, allowed just one run over 8.0 IP...Became the fifth AL pitcher to throw at least 8.0 innings, while giving up one run or fewer in a game at Coors Field...Became the 1st TOR pitcher in club history to win a decision when surrendering 4-HR, June 12 vs. BAL…That was the most HR given up by a TOR pitcher since R.A. Dickey (June 27, 2014 vs. CWS)...Took a 1-hit shutout into the 9th on June 7 at DET...Allowed hits to the first two batters before being removed in a game the club would lose 3-2 in extra innings...Fanned a career-high 12, becoming the first Jays starter to post 10+...On Sept. 27 vs. BAL, fanned 10 batters and allowed just one run over six innings to earn the win for the Jays over the Orioles, 5-1...Improved to 14-2, becoming the third pitcher in Jays history to win at least 14 of his first 16 decisions in a season...David Wells started 14-2 in the 2000 season, and Roy Halladay also won 14 of his first 16 decisions in his Cy Young-winning 2003 season...Allowed three home runs over two starts (10.2 IP) from Sept. 6-11 after surrendering just one over his previous 50.0 IP prior to that...Won seven consecutive decisions from April 29-June 29, the most by any Jays starter 23 years of age or younger (turned 24 July 1)...Garvin, Hentgen, Litsch & Cecil all had five game streaks under 24 years of age...Had gone at least six innings and allowed exactly one earned run in each of his first three starts in 2016…Only one other Blue Jays pitcher has thrown six or more innings while allowing one earned run or fewer in each of his first three starts of a season (Jeff Musselman in 1988)...In his first start of the season on April 5 at TB, had a then career-high eight strikeouts which matched Roy Halladay in 2002 for the most by a Blue Jay without a walk in his first start of a season in club history. 

2015

Started the season in the Blue Jays rotation…Went on the disabled list June 15 with a right lat strain…Following his return in July was moved to the bullpen. • In his 11 starts went 5-4 with a 3.55 ERA...Walked 37 in 66 IP for a 5.1 BB/9 total, which was highest in MLB at time of his final start. • After moving to the bullpen posted a 2.39 ERA (7ER/26.1 IP) while holding the opposition to a .178 average (16-90). • Allowed 5-ER over his final nine games (7.0 IP) - more than he had given up over his previous 20 relief outings (2ER/18.2IP)… Over those 7.0 IP he walked four batters with an opposition average of .310 (9-29). • Posted a 2.39 BB/9 as a reliever after having a 5.1 BB/9 as a starter. • Suffered his 5th loss of the season (1st as a reliever) after surrendering a 3R-HR in the 8th on August 14 vs. NYY…Was the first HR he had allowed in relief since Aug. 5, 2014 vs. BAL. • Was ejected for the first time in his career after hitting A. Escobar in the 8th inning on August 2 vs. KC. • Was the 1st Toronto starter in 2015 to not allow a run in an outing that lasted longer than 3.0 IP on May 8 vs. BOS... Was the 1st time a TOR starter had gone at least 7.0 scoreless innings while allowing two hits or less since Drew Hutchison on Aug. 30, 2014 vs. NYY (7.0, 1H)…Was the 1st time a TOR starter tossed at least 7.0 scoreless IP while recording more walks (5) than SO (3) in a start since May 6, 2010 at CWS (Dana Eveland - 7.0 IP, 4BB, 3K)…In fact, this was just the 2nd time it has happened for TOR over the last 15 seasons (2001-2015). • Tossed a career-high 8.0 innings June 5 vs. HOU allowing just one earned run…Did not issue a walk for the first time in his career as a starter. • April 27 at BOS went 5.2 innings in a 6-5 loss...Walked his first two batters, however settled in and finished with a career best seven strikeouts, turning over a 5-4 lead to the bullpen...Also marked the first time to surpass 100 pitches (107). • Earned his 1st win of the season and 1st victory as a starter, April 22 vs. BAL…The win snapped a 4-GM losing streak dating back to last season...Issued seven free passes, the first time since Sept. 8, 1995 that a TOR starter walked 7+ and won the game (J. Ware, Sept. 8/95 - 8BB). Earned his first postseason victory in game five vs. TEX in the ALDS, becoming the youngest pitcher in franchise history to record a playoff win. • Became the third reliever in club history to not allow a run in the playoffs (minimum 6.0 IP), joining Jim Acker (1985) and Dennis Lamp (1985). • His nine appearances through the ALDS and ALCS were most among all ML pitchers through the first two rounds of the 2015 playoffs. • Did not allow a run over his final 11.2 innings pitched of the season (regular & postseason), dating back to September 26 vs. TB. • Was the first rookie reliever to toss at least 7.1 innings in the playoffs without allowing an earned run in their postseason debut since Boston's Brandon Workman in 2013…Is one of 10 rookie relievers to post a 0.00 ERA in their postseason debut in MLB history (minimum 6.0 IP). • Is the only Blue Jays rookie reliever in club history to record an ERA of 0.00 in the playoffs.

2014

Did not allow an earned run over his final 14.0 innings pitched of the season… In those 12 outings surrendered only five hits, holding opponents to a .109 batting average… In his last 23.1 innings, posted a 0.38 ERA allowing only one earned run over that stretch...Earned three saves (three opportunities) this season… Became the 4th youngest Blue Jay in club history to record a save after collecting his first August 30 vs. NYY (2.0 IP, 0R, 0H, 3K)...Suffered his first career loss August 25 vs. BOS (1ER/1.0IP)...Made his Major League debut July 23 vs. BOS, tossing 2.0 innings while recording two strikeouts...Threw a career-high 3.0 innings on August 10 vs. DET… Gave up just one hit and fanned three in the outing...Tossed 34.1 innings for Buffalo after being promoted following his June 8 start… While with the Bisons posted a 4.19 ERA with 27 strikeouts…When pitching at Coca-Cola Field, recorded a 2.93 ERA in 15.1 innings with 17 strikeouts and a .222 opposition average...Began his season with the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (AA)… Made 14 starts, tossing 66.0 innings while posting a 3.82 ERA...He allowed three earned runs or less in all but one start (May 29 at BIN, 6-ER, 6.0-IP)… While with New Hampshire held opponents to a .222 batting average and struck out 57 batters...In the minors this season, he recorded 100.1 innings (22 games, 20 game starts) with a 3.95 ERA, .243 opposition average and 84 strikeouts.