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Thursday, June 23, 2005

Giants - Claimed Sanchez

San Francisco Giants - Claimed OF Alex Sanchez off waivers from the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

Sanchez isn’t a horrific hitter, merely a mediocre one, but the big problem with Sanchez on a team has to do with roster construction - he simply doesn’t have the defensive ability that you associate with Speedy Useless Guys.  Ellison has been terrific this season and has more defensive value than Sanchez but for this team, I’d actually rather have the more typical SUG like Tom Goodwin, which is something I never thought I’d say.  No, this won’t kill the Giants unless they start playing him over Niekro; there’s no Jonny Gomes in the minors to be royally screwed over here. 

2005 ZiPS Projection - Cool Time Sanchez
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Period     AB   R   H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB   BA   OBP   SLG
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Actual ‘05 133 28   46   8 1   2 13   7 25   6 .346 .373 .466
Rest ‘05   227 33   73 11 2   1 23 11 33   9 .322 .356 .401
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Total ‘05 360 61 119 19 3   3 36 18 58 15 .331 .362 .425

Dan Szymborski Posted: June 23, 2005 at 11:52 PM | 10 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: June 24, 2005 at 01:01 AM (#1427236)
That stat line's actually dangerously close to useful!
   2. Dewey, Soupuss Not Doomed to Succeed Posted: June 24, 2005 at 02:12 AM (#1427370)
Hell, I'd take it.
   3. JoeHova Posted: June 24, 2005 at 02:26 AM (#1427394)
it's more than useful, that'd look great on a lot of teams in the 1 or 2 slot in the order. In the Womack thread, someone mentioned that the average OBP for AL #2 hitters this year is .322. Sanchez would be aa nice upgrade on that if he fulfills the projection.
   4. Vance Law Revue Posted: June 24, 2005 at 02:38 AM (#1427410)
I have nothing insightfuk to add, but the obvious hook to this story is "Giants pick up roid-buddy for Bonds"

Hell, the PR damage is probably already as bad as it will get for the Giant, they should probably consider trading for Giambi and convincing him being sorry isn't worth it..
   5. Flynn Posted: June 24, 2005 at 04:31 AM (#1427555)
Test.
   6. Dan The Mediocre Posted: June 24, 2005 at 06:53 AM (#1427721)
I'm depressed. He's doing better offensivly than 2/3 of the Cubs outfield...
   7. Cowboy Popup Posted: June 24, 2005 at 12:48 PM (#1427822)
Looks to me like he's a hell of a 4th outfielder/pinchrunner right now. Maybe I've been watching Womack play too much, but I would kill for a line like that out of our left fielder. Could Sanchez be that much worse then Womack in left? I know he can't steal (well) but he's still fast, and since the Yanks start their pinch runner, he still has value to them. Hell, he's better suited to the role then Russ Johnson.

Is he not well liked in the clubhouse? Strikes me as the kind of player no one likes.
   8. Psychedelic Red Pants Posted: June 24, 2005 at 01:13 PM (#1427841)
Woemack is the glue that holds the yankee offensive machine together. He gives the team unity and purpose with his calm eyes and elegant gait. If they put Sanchez in left, they'd have to move Womack's proven leadership and fiery passion for the game to the DH slot. I'm not sure the team could survive defensively without Woemack leading the way and showing everyone the true meaning of "grit."
   9. chris p Posted: June 24, 2005 at 01:17 PM (#1427843)
Is he not well liked in the clubhouse? Strikes me as the kind of player no one likes.

he would fit right in with Sheffield and Giambi.
   10. Alex_Lewis Posted: June 26, 2005 at 12:06 AM (#1431019)
He's hideous defensively.

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