Gary Sanchez

Gary Sanchez

C,DH - NYY
Age: 26Bats: RThrows: R

Next Game

HOU @ NYY
Tue, 10/15 4:08pm
Matchup (?) N/A
Rank H #43
Projection N/A

Ownership

 
Yahoo
83%
 
ESPN
86%

Eligibility

Yahoo C
ESPN C,DH
CBS C

Sanchez has proven to be capable of producing truly difference-making numbers at fantasy baseball's weakest position, and this year is no different. He always looked like a good bet to deliver 30+ home runs.

Those who invested a premium on Sanchez despite an atrocious 2018 had to love the early returns. He towered 23 long balls in 58 games, trading ground balls for fly balls hit with far more authority. Off-the-charts Statcast data suggested the party wouldn't stop anytime soon, but he hit a wall hard. Over 15 July contests, he looked more like the 2018 Sanchez by going 6-for-59 with one home run and 20 strikeouts. The Yankees placed him on the IL with a Grade 1 groin strain. He's looked better upon his return, notching three long balls in eight games. Sanchez looked poised to reclaim his crown as fantasy's top catcher, but the health and batting-average concerns now keep him behind J.T. Realmuto.

Sanchez is in the clear-cut top tier of catchers with Realmuto, Contreras and Grandal. Although he won't help in batting average much, his power and the RBIs that will follow are what sets him apart as potentially the best fantasy catcher in baseball.