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Sandy Leon

29-Year-Old Catcher – Boston Red Sox

2018 Stats

AVG

.232

HR

4

RBI

19

R

20

SB

1

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

After getting called up to the big leagues in June of 2016, Leon slashed .310/.369/.845 for the Red Sox the rest of the way, and came into this past season with decent expectations. But the veteran ca...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: B   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 10"   WT: 240   DOB: 3/13/1989   BORN: Maracaibo, Venezuela   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: By WAS In 2007   Show ContractHide Contract

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Sandy Leon Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $1.95 million deal with the Red Sox in January of 2018, avoiding arbitration.

July 21, 2018  –  Sandy Leon News

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Leon is not in Saturday's lineup against the Tigers, Christopher Smith of MassLive.com reports.

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Sandy Leon Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2010 21 A HAG 98 385 325 48 81 18 10 6 2 36 3 5 50 79 5 5 0 .249 .345 .335 .680
2011 22 A POT 109 416 370 36 93 28 21 1 6 43 1 3 33 69 9 3 1 .251 .312 .362 .674
2012 23 A AUB 5 18 15 3 5 2 2 0 0 3 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 .333 .444 .467 .911
2012 23 AA HAR 40 149 135 15 42 13 12 0 1 19 1 0 9 16 1 2 2 .311 .358 .422 .780
2012 23 AAA SYR 19 64 52 8 18 7 5 0 2 4 0 0 12 12 0 0 0 .346 .469 .558 1.027
2012 23 MAJ WAS 12 36 30 2 8 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 4 11 0 0 2 .267 .389 .333 .722
2013 24 A AUB 3 13 13 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 .077 .077 .077 .154
2013 24 AA HAR 95 361 310 35 55 16 12 1 3 26 0 0 47 57 0 1 3 .177 .291 .252 .543
2013 24 MAJ WAS 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2014 25 AAA SYR 51 193 170 26 39 14 9 0 5 25 1 0 23 36 0 0 0 .229 .321 .371 .692
2014 25 MAJ WAS 20 70 64 7 10 2 1 0 1 3 0 0 6 20 0 0 0 .156 .229 .219 .448
2015 26 AAA PAW 26 111 99 8 26 5 4 0 1 13 0 1 10 23 0 0 2 .263 .342 .333 .675
2015 26 MAJ BOS 41 128 114 8 21 2 2 0 0 3 0 1 7 28 6 0 1 .184 .238 .202 .440
2016 27 AAA PAW 36 130 115 12 28 6 3 1 2 13 0 0 11 24 0 2 2 .243 .315 .339 .654
2016 27 MAJ BOS 78 283 252 36 78 26 17 2 7 35 0 0 23 66 4 2 2 .310 .369 .476 .845
2017 28 MAJ BOS 85 301 271 32 61 21 14 0 7 39 0 0 25 74 1 3 1 .225 .290 .354 .644
2018 29 MAJ BOS 49 168 155 20 36 11 7 0 4 19 1 0 9 46 1 1 2 .232 .281 .355 .636
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3-Year Averages     68 235 212 25 53 15 11 0 4 25 0 0 18 56 3 1 1 .250 .310 .358 .669
Career  (View All)     287 987 887 105 214 64 43 2 19 101 1 1 74 246 12 6 8 .241 .304 .359 .662

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Sandy Leon Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Games To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jul. 22 @Det 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .232 .281 .355 .636
Jul. 21 @Det Did not play.
Jul. 20 @Det 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .237 .282 .362 .644
Jul. 15 Tor 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .242 .283 .369 .652
Jul. 14 Tor 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .233 .276 .356 .632
Jul. 13 Tor 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .239 .283 .366 .649
Jul. 12 Tor 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .286 .377 .663
Jul. 11 Tex 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .252 .292 .385 .677
Jul. 10 Tex Did not play.
Jul. 9 Tex 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .252 .293 .389 .682
Jul. 8 @KC 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .292 .391 .683
Jul. 7 @KC 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .260 .303 .407 .710
Jul. 6 @KC 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .292 .397 .689
Jul. 4 @Was Did not play.
Jul. 3 @Was 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .294 .402 .696
Jul. 2 @Was 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .295 .412 .707
Jul. 1 @NYY 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .303 .423 .726
Jun. 30 @NYY 4 2 2 1 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .297 .409 .706
Jun. 29 @NYY Did not play.
Jun. 28 LAA Did not play.
Jun. 27 LAA 4 1 2 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .289 .368 .657
Jun. 26 LAA Did not play.
Jun. 24 Sea 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 .235 .282 .333 .615
Jun. 23 Sea Did not play.
Jun. 22 Sea Did not play.
Jun. 21 @Min 2 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .240 .290 .340 .630
Jun. 20 @Min Did not play.
Jun. 19 @Min 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .224 .262 .327 .589
Jun. 17 @Sea Did not play.
Jun. 16 @Sea Did not play.
Last 7 Games 20 4 2 1 0 0 1 3 9 0 0 0 0 0 .100 .217 .150 .367
Last 14 Games 38 4 7 1 0 0 3 3 12 0 0 0 1 0 .184 .238 .211 .449
Last 30 Games 61 9 15 3 0 2 11 5 19 0 0 1 1 0 .246 .309 .393 .702

Sandy Leon: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2018 47
2017 84
2016 74 2
2015 37 1 2
2014 20
2013 1
2012 12

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Sandy Leon Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018417160.220.317.600
201773102160.247.411.732
201667124170.373.6121.062

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018113123131.239.372.649
2017198225230.217.333.612
2016185243180.286.427.764

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201869112101.246.406.680
2017134163220.246.388.697
2016123192130.325.488.866

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018838290.229.325.614
2017137164170.204.321.593
2016129175220.295.465.826
Sandy Leon vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Pitcher Team AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Kevin Gausman BAL 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000

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Sandy Leon Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2010 21 A HAG 385 325 13% 20.5% 0.63 76% .317 .086
2011 22 A POT 416 370 7.9% 16.6% 0.48 81% .292 .111
2012 23 A AUB 18 15 16.7% 11.1% 1.50 87% .385 .134
2012 23 AA HAR 149 135 6% 10.7% 0.56 88% .342 .111
2012 23 AAA SYR 64 52 18.8% 18.8% 1.00 77% .421 .212
2012 23 MAJ WAS 36 30 11.1% 30.6% 0.36 63% .421 .066
2013 24 A AUB 13 13 0% 23.1% 0.00 77% .100 .000
2013 24 AA HAR 361 310 13% 15.8% 0.82 82% .207 .075
2013 24 MAJ WAS 1 1 0% 100% 0.00 0% .000 .000
2014 25 AAA SYR 193 170 11.9% 18.7% 0.64 79% .264 .142
2014 25 MAJ WAS 70 64 8.6% 28.6% 0.30 69% .209 .063
2015 26 AAA PAW 111 99 9% 20.7% 0.43 77% .333 .070
2015 26 MAJ BOS 128 114 5.5% 21.9% 0.25 75% .244 .018
2016 27 AAA PAW 130 115 8.5% 18.5% 0.46 79% .286 .096
2016 27 MAJ BOS 283 252 8.1% 23.3% 0.35 74% .392 .166
2017 28 MAJ BOS 301 271 8.3% 24.6% 0.34 73% .280 .129
2018 29 MAJ BOS 168 155 5.4% 27.4% 0.20 70% .302 .123
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3-Year Averages     235 212 7.7% 23.8% 0.32 74% .320 .108
Career     987 887 7.5% 24.9% 0.30 72% .311 .118

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Sandy Leon Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
C 2017 699.3 15 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 4 8
2018 377.7 6 3 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 5

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2018 Stat Review for Sandy Leon    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.20 BB/K
TERRIBLE
5.4% BB Rate
POOR
27.4% K Rate
POOR
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.636 OPS
TERRIBLE
.281 OBP
TERRIBLE
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.232 AVG
TERRIBLE
.302 BABIP
AVERAGE
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.355 SLG
TERRIBLE
.123 ISO
POOR

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Sandy Leon: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Leon is out of Tuesday's lineup against the Rangers, Christopher Smith of MassLive.com reports.

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Leon will start at catcher and bat eighth Sunday against the Royals, Christopher Smith of MassLive.com reports.

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Leon entered Saturday's game for Christian Vazquez, who fractured his right pinkie finger while sliding into second base, Christopher Smith of MassLive.com reports. He went 2-for-2 with an RBI in a 15-4 win over the Royals.

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Leon went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in Wednesday's win over the Angels.

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Leon started a second straight game for the first time this season and went 1-for-4 in Friday's 7-3 loss to the Astros.

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Leon went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a home run, three RBI and two runs scored in Tuesday's 8-3 win over the Blue Jays.

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Leon went 2-for-3 with a walk, a home run, three RBI and a run scored Sunday against the Rangers.

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Leon went 1-for-3 with an RBI single in Sunday's 4-3 win over the Rays.

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Leon went 1-for-4 with an RBI in Thursday's 6-3 win over the Yankees.

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Leon will make his first appearance in the starting lineup this season against the Rays on Saturday, Ryan Hannable of WEEI.com reports.

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Leon agreed to a one-year, $1.95 million deal with the Red Sox on Friday to avoid arbitration, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

Following the injuries of catchers Ryan Hanigan and Blake Swihart, Leon was called up in June to back up defensive specialist Christian Vazquez. He started off his major league campaign on a tear, posting a 1.074 OPS over his first 167 plate appearances, earning him the starting job from from the offensively struggling Vazquez, who batted just .227. The switch-hitting backstop mashed southpaws .373/.450/.612 (0.77 BB/K), while posting a modest .286/.337/.427 line against righties (0.25 BB/K). Although his bat cooled off a bit (.213/.286/.253 in September), the 28-year-old still slashed .310/.369/.476 in 78 games after being called up. Leon also led the Red Sox in innings behind the plate, catching 600.1 innings last season, earning the trust of manager John Farrell in the process. Even if Boston doesn't add an alternative to the depth chart before the start of spring training, Leon is only a marginal bet to open 2017 as Boston's starter. He'll likely only deliver occasional utility in two-catcher mixed fantasy leagues.

2016

Leon was an emergency acquisition late in spring training when the Red Sox learned of Christian Vazquez’s need for Tommy John surgery on his right elbow. Leon paired with Ryan Hanigan in a catcher combination that was not expected to do much at the plate, but could handle the staff until Blake Swihart was ready. When Hanigan went down in May with a broken knuckle, the Red Sox chose to promote Swihart to be their starting catcher, keeping Leon in a backup role. He eventually emerged as the go-to catcher for Clay Buchholz. Leon hit .184/.238/.202 with two extra-base hits and three RBI in 128 plate appearances (41 games). The Red Sox signed him to a major-league contract this offseason and then outrighted him to Triple-A Pawtucket, where he’s expected to start the season and serve as organizational depth should injuries hit Swihart or Vazquez.

2015

Back in 2012, Leon seemed like he might have a future behind the plate. He hit better than .300 across three minor league levels and didn't look out of place during a big league callup. Given Wilson Ramos' inability to stay healthy, the door was open for him to establish himself as Ramos' top backup and a potential Francisco Cervelli-like modest fantasy asset. Two years later though, following a .177 showing at Double-A and .229 performance at Triple-A, Leon's status has dropped to that of pure organizational depth, a guy you call up when you have no other options. He's got a decent defensive reputation, but unless Leon finds those base hits he lost after 2012, that status isn't going to change.

2013

Entering 2012, Leon figured to be a future backup, a catcher with solid defensive skills but not much of a stick, but after hitting .322 across three minor league levels he might have changed that perception. With Wilson Ramos and Kurt Suzuki ahead of him on the depth chart he will likely get a full season at Triple-A to prove that performance was not a fluke.