Gary Sanchez

C · Milwaukee Brewers

Bats R Throws R
Height 6'2" Weight 230
DOB 1992-12-02 Age 31.3
Hometown Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
2024 Fantasy Rankings

NFBC ADP (15-team): 25.01, 361st

Season Projections

THE BAT$06926823731511001440257628.400.215.300.435.735.220

ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.

Fantasy Baseball News Last 90 Days

  • Gary Sanchez Could Make Spring Debut On March 14

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    The Milwaukee Brewers are targeting March 14 for catcher Gary Sanchez (hand) to make his Cactus League debut. Sanchez's 2023 season came to an early end due to a fractured hand, and something came up in his physical (unrelated to last year's injury) that delayed his official signing with the Brew Crew this offseason. It has caused the 31-year-old veteran backstop to get a late start to spring training, but he's ramping things up now. Sanchez will have under two weeks to get up to speed for Opening Day, where he's expected to serve as William Contreras' backup while also seeing at-bats as the designated hitter. He had a resurgent season for the Padres by hitting 19 homers in 72 games, and while Sanchez can provide decent pop in two-catcher leagues, fantasy managers shouldn't be expecting a repeat of 2023.

    Mar 1 · Source via Milwaukee Brewers Gary Sanchez
  • Gary Sanchez Cleared For Baseball Activities

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    Milwaukee Brewers manager Pat Murphy said that catcher Gary Sanchez (wrist) has been cleared for baseball activities after dealing with right-wrist issues last year. However, he will need some time to ramp up before being ready for spring training games. Sanchez's 2023 season came to an end early last September when he fractured his wrist, and it was something that brought up a red flag for the Brewers on Sanchez's physical. The 31-year-old veteran backstop should be ready for Opening Day, where he'll be the primary back up to William Contreras while also seeing a steady amount of at-bats as the team's designated hitter. Sanchez rebounded nicely in San Diego last year with 19 home runs in 75 games. While he can provide solid power in two-catcher leagues, he also is going to drag your fantasy team's batting average down.

    Feb 22 · Source via Milwaukee Brewers Gary Sanchez
  • Brewers Sign Gary Sanchez To Restructured Deal

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    February 21: Rosenthal updated his story today to indicate that Sanchez will reportedly accept a $3MM base salary with the potential to get to $7MM via incentives. The deal is now official, per Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Brandon Woodruff has been transferred to the 60-day injured list in a corresponding move. Woodruff’s…

    Feb 21 · MLB Trade Rumors Milwaukee Brewers Gary Sanchez
  • Gary Sanchez's Deal With Brewers Is Back On

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    Free-agent catcher Gary Sanchez (wrist) is close to finalizing the one-year, $7 million contract that he reached with the Milwaukee Brewers nearly two weeks ago, according to sources briefed on the discussions. There was a holdup because the Brewers had lingering concerns over the condition of Sanchez's right wrist after his physical, and the expectation is he will accept a lower base salary with incentives that would allow him to earn the original $7 million if he stays healthy. The deal also includes a mutual option for 2025. The 31-year-old veteran backstop fractured his right wrist on Sept. 6 while with the Padres when he was hit by a pitch. Before that, he had a resurgent 2023, batting just .218 but hitting 19 homers with a .792 OPS in 260 plate appearances. In Milwaukee, he'll be the primary backup to William Contreras but will also see at-bats at designated hitter.

    Feb 20 · Source via Milwaukee Brewers Gary Sanchez
  • Gary Sanchez Not At Camp With Brewers

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    Catcher Gary Sanchez has not reported to spring training with the Milwaukee Brewers this week, and there's no expectation right now as to when/if a deal will officially get done. The Brewers are not commenting on the matter, so the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Todd Rosiak is guessing that negotiations/examinations are ongoing. The 31-year-old reportedly inked a one-year, $7 million deal, but it hasn't become official just yet. If he does eventually sign, Sanchez is expected to see at-bats at designated hitter and as the backup behind the dish to William Contreras. The Dominican slugger surprised with the Padres in 2023 and had 19 home runs and 46 RBI in 72 games while hitting just .218 (51-for-234). Sanchez isn't going to hit for average, but he won't be a bad source of power as a No. 2 backstop in two-catcher leagues.

    Feb 16 · Source via Milwaukee Brewers Gary Sanchez
  • Gary Sanchez Signs With Brewers

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    Free-agent catcher Gary Sanchez signed a one-year, $7 million deal with the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday. Sanchez began last year with the New York Mets but only played in three games with them before eventually being picked up by the San Diego Padres, where he thrived in 72 games, clubbing 19 home runs and driving in 46 runs in 260 plate appearances. However, it also came with a weak .218 batting average (51-for-234). The 31-year-old veteran backstop was particularly effective against left-handed pitching in 2023 and should at least be in play as Milwaukee's designated hitter against southpaws in 2024, in addition to providing the team with a backup catching option to starter William Contreras. Sanchez can provide some pop in two-catcher leagues, but fantasy managers wouldn't be wise to expect a repeat of last year.

    Feb 7 · Source via Milwaukee Brewers Gary Sanchez William Contreras
  • Pirates Have Shown Interest In Gary Sanchez

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    The Pirates are among the teams showing interest in Gary Sánchez, reports Jon Heyman of the New York Post. The two-time All-Star is the best unsigned player in an otherwise weak free agent catching class. Sánchez is no longer the franchise catcher he once seemed he’d be in the Bronx. He has been a solid regular…

    Feb 3 · MLB Trade Rumors Pittsburgh Pirates Gary Sanchez
  • Pirates Considering Gary Sanchez

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    The Pittsburgh Pirates are among the teams considering ex-New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez, who had a fantastic year with the San Diego Padres in 2023 while become left-hander Blake Snell's personal catcher. The Pirates are expected to move Henry Davis to full-time catching duties in 2024, but maybe they'd like some insurance behind him in Sanchez. The 31-year-old backstop produced a .780 OPS -- his best mark since 2019 -- and hit 19 home runs in 75 games after joining the Padres midseason. He was somewhat of an offensive savior for a Padres All-Star lineup that fell flat. Sanchez hit only .217 but squared the ball up often and should at least be able to land a role somewhere in a timeshare at the catching position. Expecting a repeat of 2023 would be foolish, but Sanchez could land a timeshare role somewhere and be useful as a No. 2 catcher in fantasy for his power.

    Feb 2 · Source via Pittsburgh Pirates Henry Davis Gary Sanchez
  • The Top Unsigned Catchers

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    Pitchers and catchers will be reporting to Spring Training in about three weeks but a slow offseason means there are still plenty of free agents out there. MLBTR already took a look at the center fielders still available and will now take a look at some notable catchers. Gary Sánchez: Sánchez has always had big…

    Jan 25 · MLB Trade Rumors Curt Casali Yasmani Grandal Manny Pina Gary Sanchez Mike Zunino
  • Padres Have Considered Bringing Gary Sanchez Back

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    The San Diego Padres have considered re-signing catcher Gary Sanchez, but there is a big gap in contract talks. Sanchez kept the Padres' offense afloat in the middle of last season and was one of their biggest offensive contributors despite not even starting the year with the club. Despite the strong season for the Friars, the Padres were fully expected to move on from Sanchez heading into 2024, especially after they acquired Kyle Higashioka from the New York Yankees in the blockbuster deal involving outfielder Juan Soto. If he can stay healthy, Luis Campusano has a clear path to regular catching duties this season. Sanchez hit 19 home runs and had a .780 OPS in just 75 games in 2023 but finished the season on the injured list due to a fractured wrist. He'll most likely be looking at a part-time role in 2024 with whichever team signs him.

    Jan 12 · Source via Gary Sanchez
  • Free Agent Profile: Gary Sánchez

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    Disappointment occurs when reality doesn’t meet expectations. That can result from reality not being very good but it’s also possible for expectations to be too high. If there’s an upcoming movie or album that you build up in your head as the greatest of all time and it turns out to be only pretty good,…

    Dec 29 · MLB Trade Rumors Gary Sanchez
  • Padres, Gary Sanchez Discussing Reunion

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    The Padres and representatives for free agent catcher Gary Sánchez are engaged in discussions about a potential new contract, reports Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune. There’s no indication a deal is imminent, although Acee suggests a potential contract could land in the $6-8MM range on an annual basis. Dennis Lin of the Athletic wrote…

    Dec 5 · MLB Trade Rumors San Diego Padres Luis Campusano Austin Nola Gary Sanchez Brett Sullivan
    2024 ATC-$16926823730511001438257427.410.214.298.427.725.213
    2024 Steamer$27831427637581101541309028.611.212.297.415.712.203
    2024 THE BAT$06926823731511001440257628.400.215.300.435.735.220
    2024 Zeile$07528925533541001440288128.

    Historic stats obtained free of charge from and are copyrighted by Retrosheet. ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.

    Fielding Stats

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    Sep 3vs SFW 4-06a22000000000.
    Sep 2vs SFW 6-1733110011000.000.333.3331.3331.6661.000
    Aug 31vs SFL 2-77440100000250.
    Aug 30at STLL 4-58b11010000000.0001.0001.0001.0002.000.000
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    Aug 27at MILL 6-10744120012000.000.500.5001.2501.750.750
    Aug 26at MILL 4-59a1100000001100.
    Aug 25at MILL 3-77441100120375.000.250.2501.0001.250.750
    Aug 23vs MIAW 4-0733000000000.
    Aug 22vs MIAL 0-37330000000133.300.
    Aug 19vs ARIL 1-87440100000125.
    Aug 18vs ARIW 4-07320000000133.300.000.333.000.333.000
    Aug 16vs BALW 5-27330000000133.300.
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    Aug 13at ARIL 4-57540100001120.000.250.400.250.650.000
    Aug 11at ARIW 10-58540000000360.
    Aug 8at SEAL 0-27330000000133.300.
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    Aug 1at COLW 8-58430000001250.
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    Jul 4vs LAAW 8-57440000000125.
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    Jun 30at CINL 5-7654020001100.000.500.600.5001.100.000
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    Jun 22at SFW 10-05552300130120.000.600.6001.2001.800.600
    Jun 21at SFL 2-46320000001133.300.000.333.000.333.000
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    Jun 19at SFL 4-76440000000125.
    Jun 18vs TBW 5-48a1100000001100.
    Jun 17vs TBW 2-0633000000000.
    Jun 16vs TBL 2-65440000000250.
    Jun 15vs CLEL 6-89a11000000000.
    Jun 14vs CLEW 5-0643000000100.
    Jun 13vs CLEW 6-36441100130125.000.250.2501.0001.250.750
    Jun 11at COLL 4-54440000000250.
    Jun 10at COLW 3-24550100010240.
    Jun 9at COLW 9-64551100120120.
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    Jun 1at MIAW 10-17442200130125.000.500.5001.2501.750.750
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    May 30at MIAW 9-47440100000125.
    May 23at CHCL 2-79330000000133.300.
    May 21vs CLEW 2-18a000000000000
    May 21vs CLEW 5-48330100010266.700.333.333.333.666.000
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