Anibal Sanchez

Anibal Sanchez

Height: 6' Weight: 205 lbsAge: 33Bats: RThrows: RCountry: VEN

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Anibal Sanchez earns second win of the season

Anibal Sanchez allowed three runs over 5 2/3 innings on Friday against the Twins, earning the victory to move to 2-0 on the season. He gave up six hits and three walks while striking out five.

Fantasy Impact

Sanchez's season-long numbers aren't pretty, but it's worth noting that he has allowed three runs or fewer in five of his six starts this season. He's nothing special, but he shouldn't hurt you much if you take a chance on him as a spot starter. He'll take on the Royals in his next start.

Dan Harris4 days ago
Anibal Sanchez gives up five runs in no decision

Anibal Sanchez allowed five runs on nine hits over six innings during the Tigers 6-5 extra-inning victory over the Blue Jays on Sunday. Sanchez had three strikeouts and did not walk a batter but gave up three home runs.

Fantasy Impact

Sanchez has posted a solid 3.99 ERA over five starts for the Tigers this season with only four walks and 25 strikeouts in 29 1/3 innings. While the numbers are solid he has a low .253 BABIP allowed in those starts indicating that some regression is likely coming. Sanchez is only worth fantasy consideration in AL-only leagues.

Brad Richter1 week ago
Anibal Sanchez to start season in long relief

Anibal Sanchez will open the season in Detroit's bullpen, according to Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press. Matt Boyd is expected to fill his slot in the rotation.

Fantasy Impact

Sanchez struggled mightily in 2016 and needed a strong showing this Spring if he'd hoped to crack the rotation. Although his 20 Ks and 1.07 WHIP in 19.2 IP looked nice, his 5.03 ERA must have alarmed manager Brad Ausmus. Matt Boyd has pitched excellently this Spring and earned the fifth rotation spot. As long as Sanchez is in long relief, he's useless for fantasy purposes.

Daniel Knese17 weeks ago
Anibal Sanchez Allows Two Homers Against Mets

Sanchez struggled against the Mets on Thursday, allowing four runs on six hits (two home runs) in three IP. He struck out two and walked none.

Fantasy Impact

Both homers, hit by Champ Stuart and Yoenis Cespedes, came in the 3rd inning and accounted for all four runs. Sanchez is competing with the likes of Matt Boyd, Daniel Norris, and Mike Pelfrey for one of the remaining two spots in Detroit's rotation, but outings like this won't instill much confidence in manager Brad Ausmus. The long ball has become a major issue for Sanchez over the last two seasons, having posted a 1.66 HR/9 in 2015 and 1.76 HR/9 in 2016. His salary ($16M) may give him the inside track on the rotation gig, but continued struggles will have him relegated to the bullpen. In that case, Sanchez would be irrelevant for fantasy.

Daniel Knese20 weeks ago
Anibal Sanchez roughed up by Angels

Anibal Sanchez allowed five runs on eight hits over just 5 2/3 innings on Sunday as the Tigers fell, 5-0.

Fantasy Impact

Sanchez drops to 7-13. He's given up 16 runs in his last 23 2/3 innings, including seven shutout innings on August 17th. He's been all over the place of late and should probably be avoided down the stretch.

Roy Widrig47 weeks ago