Date of Birth: 11/17/1989
Height: 6' 0" Weight: 220 lbs
Resides: Plano, TX
Highest Level: MLB
Sanchez returns for his second season with the Ducks and 14th in professional baseball. The catcher played in 98 games during the 2019 season. He compiled a .273 batting average with nine home runs, 58 RBIs, 37 runs, 96 hits and 20 doubles. The switch-hitter was especially potent in clutch situations, hitting .342 with runners on base, .360 with runners in scoring position and .378 with runners in scoring position and two outs. He also put together the longest hitting streak (16 games) and on-base streak (24 games) of the season by a Ducks player. The Venezuela native played in seven postseason games with the Flock, totaling four RBIs, two runs, five hits and five walks.
The 31-year-old has seven season of Major League experience, including time with the San Francisco Giants (2010-15), Chicago White Sox (2016) and San Diego Padres (2016-17). In 347 MLB games, he has totaled a .238 batting average, 21 homers, 120 RBIs, 60 runs, 186 hits and 38 doubles. His career was highlighted by winning the 2012 World Series with the Giants and serving as the catcher for Tim Lincecum’s second no-hitter on June 25, 2014. Sanchez was originally signed by the Giants as an amateur free agent in 2006.