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Anibal Sanchez (SP)

Detroit Tigers - 93% owned

Bats: R, Throws: R

Anibal Sanchez pitches a solid 6.1 innings and struck out 8. He didn't get a decision, but his performance was encouraging considered he had been roughed up in each of his last two starts. Today he only allowed one hit and gave up a run on a questionable balk called with a runner on third while pitching from a wind-up.

Fantasy Impact: The Tigers dropped 3 games in a row to the Yankees. They stay home and await Cleveland who has dropped 8 of their last 11 games including a sweep at home against the Tigers. Anibal will search for his second win against the Twins early next week.


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Anibal Sanchez surrendered nine runs on nine hits over 3 1/3 innings of work in Saturday's loss against the White Sox.

Fantasy Impact: It's the second outing in a row that Sanchez got hit hard. Much of the damage came in the seven-run fourth inning, capped off by a grand slam by slugger Jose Abreu. Although a talented pitcher, Sanchez has been the one weak spot in an otherwise superb starting rotation so far in the 2015 season. Look for Sanchez to rebound as the season progresses.


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In 6 1/3 innings pitched against the Pirates on Monday, Anibal Sanchez was tagged for 3 homers and 5 runs.

Fantasy Impact: Sanchez struck out 9 batters and walked none, so it's a good sign that his strikeout numbers are back up. Sanchez only gave up a total of four homers during 2014 in 126 innings and nine homers in 182 innings the year before. Sanchez was underrated going into drafts, but if he can keep his strikeout numbers up and put stay healthy, he could turn out to be a solid value for his ADP.


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Chase Utley had Sanchez's number while hitting his first 2 bombs of the spring against Anibal. Other than Utley, Sanchez pitched well. He fired 10 Ks and conceded 1 BB to Utley in his third at bat.

Fantasy Impact: Sanchez will rack up Ks when healthy and is an excellent 3rd starter for a team with a lineup that should provide run support.


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Sanchez got out of a minor jam in the first inning with the help of a double play and a strikeout. He finished with 2 ER on 4 hits with 4 Ks and 3 walks in 5 innings.

Fantasy Impact: Sanchez is locked in as the #3 starter for the Tigers. He only pitched 126 innings last year after spending a couple of stints on the DL. His lowest seasonal innings output since 2009.


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In four innings on Saturday against the Phillies, Anibal Sanchez allowed four runs, giving up four hits, one walk, and struck out three batters.

Fantasy Impact: Both homers came from Brian Bogusevic. The Tigers are counting on Sanchez to stay healthy and get back to form. This is just one bad day, but keep an eye on Sanchez as he comes with risks, despite showing flashes of brilliance at times.


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In his spring debut, Anibal Sanchez pitched 2 scoreless innings against the Orioles on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: The lineup Sanchez faced was mostly Orioles regulars, so it's a nice start. Out of 21 pitches, 14 went for strike and one runner reached base. Sanchez looks to be the number 3 starter for the Tigers, and should go later in drafts this year than he did in previous years. His biggest issue is durability, as he has never pitched a 200-inning season as he approaches his age 31 season. He could be a nice pickup in the later rounds as long as he stays healthy.


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