2019 MLB Draft Guide Player Profile: Gary Sanchez
Colby Conway dives deep into the numbers to tell fantasy baseball owners what they can expect from the New York Yankees catcher during the 2019 MLB season.
Gary Sánchez entered the 2018 season as the most desirable fantasy catcher, due to his offensive upside and the sheer fact that he was viewed as a game changer at the position. In just 53 games back in 2016, Sanchez hit 20 home runs with a .299 batting average for the Bronx Bombers. In his first full season in pinstripes, he hit 33 home runs, drove in 90 runs and hit .278 across 122 games. However, 2018 was a different story and here are a few catchers who outscored Gary Sánchez : Tucker Barnhart , Francisco Cervelli , Kurt Suzuki , Robinson Chirinos and Yan Gomes . Believe that. Sanchez ended the year as the Number 13 ranked catcher, massively disappointing fantasy owners and the Yankee faithful alike.
Compared to his 2017 season, the 2018 campaign for Gary Sánchez saw his ISO drop 33 points, his batting average fall over 90 points, slugging dropped from .531 to .406 and his BABIP fell to sub-.200. He sprayed the ball around the field in similar fashion to recent years, and...