Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:53:48 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates 1B Gaby Sanchez is batting fourth and playing first base Friday, July 25, against the Colorado Rockies.
Fantasy Tip: Sanchez faces lefty Brett Anderson in hitter-friendly Coors Field tonight. It is a favorable matchup given his .274/.346/.493 slash line against left-handed pitchers. Sanchez's low price in daily games makes him a viable option tonight.
Sun, 11 May 2014 10:22:57 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates 1B Gaby Sanchez and SS Jordy Mercer both saw action in the outfield for the first time in their major league careers Saturday, May 10, against the St. Louis Cardinals. Both players spent time in right field but neither Sanchez nor Mercer had a ball hit to them. The Pirates were shorthanded on outfielders during the game due to injuries to OFs Starling Marte (back) and Andrew McCutchen (foot).
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:27:22 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates are working with the New York Mets to acquire 1B Ike Davis, and Davis has approved the trade.
Fantasy Tip: The Bucs clearly aren't satisfied with Travis Ishikawa in a platoon at first base with Gaby Sanchez. Davis will essentially replace Ishikawa in that role. Davis' value probably won't increase all that much, but his playing time should increase if he's in a straight platoon with Sanchez.
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 05:53:00 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates 2B Neil Walker and 1B Gaby Sanchez hit back-to-back homers twice in the first game of a doubleheader Tuesday, April 15.
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 18:17:48 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said Tuesday, April 15, that the platoon at first base is not "cookie cutter" in nature, meaning left-handed hitting 1B Travis Ishikawa will not start against all right-handed pitching. Hurdle said he anticipated giving 1B Gaby Sanchez more at-bats against right-handed pitching. He has made just three starts through the first 13 games. "It's not all hard numbers," Hurdle said. "We're kind of old school here. We'll look at what our eyes tell us and what our gut tells us."
Fantasy Tip: Neither Ishikawa nor Sanchez have a whole lot of fantasy appeal outside of the deepest of NL-only formats. First base is kind of a black hole in the Steel City.
Sun, 02 Mar 2014 20:21:36 -0800
Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said 1B Gaby Sanchez (knee) is considered day-to-day after being scratched Saturday, March 1, because of discomfort in his right knee.
Mon, 10 Feb 2014 20:05:32 -0800
The Pittsburgh Pirates have 1Bs Andrew Lambo, Chris McGuiness and Gaby Sanchez vying for at-bats at first base, and a platoon situation might work there. However, general manager Neal Huntington is likely to continue seeking an upgrade, according to beat writer Rob Biertempfel.
Fri, 17 Jan 2014 09:03:14 -0800
The Pittsburgh Pirates avoided arbitration with 1B Gaby Sanchez Friday, Jan. 17, by agreeing to a one-year, $2.3 million deal.
Sun, 15 Dec 2013 02:25:18 -0800
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review columnist Joe Starkey speculates Pittsburgh Pirates 1B Gaby Sanchez will not open the season as a full-time first baseman, given his inability to hit right-handed pitching.
Mon, 25 Nov 2013 20:57:42 -0800
Pittsburgh Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said Monday, Nov. 25, that he is searching for a platoon partner for 1B Gaby Sanchez at first base, although he feels Sanchez can improve against right-handed pitching.