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Anibal Sanchez (SP)

Detroit Tigers - 41% owned

Bats: R, Throws: R

Anibal Sanchez has been shut down for the rest of the season for precautionary reasons following his recovery from right shoulder soreness. (Source: Detroit Free Press)

Fantasy Impact: Sanchez was not a reliable option at any point during the season for owners, though there is some hope at this point that his struggles were due to his lingering injury. He will probably not be drafted next year in any but the deepest of leagues.


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Tigers SP Anibal Sanchez is scheduled to throw a bullpen on Wednesday in Detroit as he recovers from a rotator cuff injury. (Source: The Detroit News)

Fantasy Impact: It might be too little too late from a fantasy standpoint. According to Ted Kulfan of The Detroit News, "The Tigers would like to get both pitchers at least one more start before the regular season ends in October." The other pitcher in that sentence is injured SP Daniel Norris. Sanchez can be a solid fantasy weapon, but (possibly) one start from Anibal Sanchez at the end of the season might only impact one day of the championship round of your fantasy playoffs. It is probably safe to drop Sanchez (and Norris) at this point, and pick either up as a plug-and-play option as opposed to stashing them on the bench.


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The Detroit Tigers have placed SP Anibal Sanchez on the 15-day disabled list. The right-hander is dealing with a strained rotator cuff. (Source: Tigers)

Fantasy Impact: This could be the end of the season for Sanchez, who's again been a disappointment for the Tigers and fantasy owners. He was especially bad in August, so if you haven't yet he's certainly safe to drop in all formats.


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Anibal Sanchez has won five straight decisions and has lowered his ERA from 5.69 to 4.63 in the process. He also has 106 strikeouts so far this season.

Fantasy Impact: His ratios do not look impressive but he has been pitching better lately. He is not a shallow league starter but I imagine he deserves a roster spot in most medium leagues.


Anibal Sanchez was crusing along after 7 innings with a no hitter and a large lead. He ran into trouble in the eighth inning against a powerful Toronto offense and his final stat-line was seven and one third innings giving up four runs. He allowed six hits/walks while striking out five.

Fantasy Impact: He has won his last four decisions. His ERA is still high but he is getting wins and strikeouts. Own him in medium leagues and start him in good matchups.


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Sanchez went seven innings giving up four runs. He allowed eight hits/walks while striking out seven.

Fantasy Impact: After two shutout games, he has regressed back to giving up homers (five in his last two starts). He had allowed 13 HR in his previous two seasons (50 starts) combined. This season he has allowed 18 HR in 16 outings. He has the potential to be a strong asset but he needs to get the HR under control.


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Sanchez went seven innings allowing three runs. He surrendered nine base runners (seven hits and two walks) with five strikeouts.

Fantasy Impact: He continues to rebound from his earlier disappointments. He is a solid pitcher that is on the border between shallow and medium leagues in terms of at what point he should be on a roster. For the most part, if you aren't sure, then add him.


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Anibal Sanchez threw a complete game shut-out on Monday where he allowed two base runners (both hits) while striking out seven.

Fantasy Impact: This was his second dominant start in a row, where combined he has allowed zero runs in 16 2/3 innings while striking out 14. He should be owned in most leagues.


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Anibal Sanchez pitched a great game Tuesday as he held the Cubs scoreless for seven and two thirds innings while striking out seven.

Fantasy Impact: This is more like what his owners were expecting. He is still a quality SP both real life and fantasy. He has had some rough outings this season but this performance shows his potential.


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Anibal Sanchez was spectacular on Thursday, tossing eight innings of one run ball. He allowed five hits and struck out nine batters while walking only one.

Fantasy Impact: Sanchez got an easy win as the Tigers offense put up 20 hits and scored 13 runs on the day. It was a nice rebound from a six inning, five run performance against Kansas City his last time out. Sanchez will look to keep it rolling against the Brewers in Detroit next Tuesday. He's in line for two starts next week, with his final start coming on Sunday at home against the Astros.


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Anibal Sanchez took home the win in a 6-4 victory Sunday against the Royals. Sanchez surrendered three runs off four hits over 7 1/3 innings.

Fantasy Impact: Sanchez struck out 4 batters and walked none in what was a perfect game until the sixth inning. The Royals got to him late, tagging Sanchez for two runs in the seventh and another in the eighth inning. His ERA dropped but is still quite high at 5.11, although Sanchez carries a terrific 1.16 WHIP and 35/9 K/BB ratio over 37 innings this season. Sanchez can be up and down at times, but if he can scatter the hits and prevent big innings, he should be a solid option in all fantasy leagues and his ERA should come down if his FIP of 3.74 is any indication. Sanchez still carries a high HR/FB ratio of 10.4% and GB% of 35.5%, both of which are worse than his career numbers and should correct themselves over time.


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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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