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Blue Jays | Aaron Sanchez goes seven strong

Wed, 04 May 2016 19:44:42 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays SP Aaron Sanchez allowed three earned runs, seven hits and two walks with five strikeouts over seven innings in a no-decision Wednesday, May 4, against the Texas Rangers.

Fantasy Tip: Sanchez has turned in quality starts in five of his six outings, and has a solid 2.82 ERA with a 1.17 WHIP while he has amassed 34 strikeouts over 38 1/3 innings. Sanchez is an unheralded DFS option, and a solid fantasy play in both seasonal AL-only leagues and most mixed formats right now.

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Blue Jays | Aaron Sanchez bounces back

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 19:47:02 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays SP Aaron Sanchez allowed six hits while walking two and striking out six over seven shutout innings in a win over the Tampa Bay Rays Friday, April 29.

Fantasy Tip: Sanchez recovered from his worst outing of the year, and he has now allowed one earned run or less in four of his five starts. The 23-year-old should only improve, and he needs to be owned and starting in all formats.

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Blue Jays | Aaron Sanchez hammered

Fri, 22 Apr 2016 20:27:30 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays SP Aaron Sanchez allowed a career-high six runs on 10 hits in 4 1/3 innings in a loss to the Oakland Athletics Friday, April 22.

Fantasy Tip: Sanchez had been brilliant in his first three starts, so don't panic after one bump in the road. He is just 23 years old and packs plenty of upside.

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Blue Jays | Toronto could use six starters

Wed, 20 Apr 2016 17:03:52 -0700

The Toronto Blue Jays are entertaining the idea of temporarily using a six-man rotation, in order to limit the number of innings that SPs Aaron Sanchez and Marcus Stroman will throw this season. SP Drew Hutchison, who is currently pitching for Class AAA Buffalo, is the most likely candidate to be used as a sixth starter, although RPs Gavin Floyd and Jesse Chavez (back) could also step into the rotation.

Fantasy Tip: Toronto's starters lead the majors in innings pitched (95) and the team is in the midst of a stretch where they play 29 games in 30 days, hence the desire to add another starter. Hutchison is worthy of consideration for AL-only and cavernous mixed leagues if he gets promoted. Manager John Gibbons views Floyd as a pitcher only capable of throwing one to three innings at this point and Chavez has been battling a sore back recently, so they appear less likely to be used in starting roles.

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Blue Jays | Aaron Sanchez solid in no-decision

Tue, 12 Apr 2016 23:46:51 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays SP Aaron Sanchez allowed two runs - one earned - and three hits with three walks and five strikeouts over six innings in a no-decision Tuesday, April 12, against the New York Yankees.

Fantasy Tip: Sanchez has managed a 1.38 ERA over his first two outings, both quality starts, but he has no victories to show for his solid pitching. Still, he is a nice fantasy option in AL-only leagues and some mixed formats. If he is available off the waiver wire you should snap him up now.

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Blue Jays | Aaron Sanchez tough on Tampa

Tue, 05 Apr 2016 20:01:56 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays SP Aaron Sanchez allowed one earned run, five hits and no walks with eight strikeouts over seven strong innings in a no-decision against the Tampa Bay Rays Tuesday, April 5.

Fantasy Tip: Sanchez was in line for the win, but Brett Cecil had an uncharacteristically poor outing in the eighth inning to cough up the lead. If Sanchez is available in AL-only and deeper mixed formats, he isn't a bad add. He could be in line for a big season for fantasy owners with a little foresight.

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Blue Jays | Aaron Sanchez cleans up delivery

Tue, 05 Apr 2016 09:53:41 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays SP Aaron Sanchez eliminated a hop in his delivery this year and appears to be driving more towards the plate when he throws.

Fantasy Tip: Sanchez, a former reliever, has a mid-to-high 90s sinking fastball that should help him limit damage at Rogers Centre, and he has plenty of fantasy upside now that he's secured a rotation spot to begin the year. If he's still on your league's waiver wire, scoop him up.

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Blue Jays | Aaron Sanchez cracks rotation

Mon, 28 Mar 2016 09:45:55 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays SP Aaron Sanchez has won a spot in the starting rotation, according to manager John Gibbons. Sanchez has a 1.35 ERA in 20 spring innings as the team's best starter, and he packed on an extra 20 pounds in the offseason to become more durable. SP Gavin Floyd will now pitch in middle relief. Toronto will manage Sanchez's innings, though, and it's unlikely he'll be in the rotation all year.

Fantasy Tip: Sanchez won't be as dominant as a starter as he was as a reliever, but his sinking fastball plays very nicely in the rotation, and he has plenty of upside as shown by his dominant spring. Sanchez's control can be an issue, but he should be firmly on your radar late in deep mixed drafts now.

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Blue Jays | Aaron Sanchez with another fine outing

Wed, 23 Mar 2016 11:37:40 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays SP Aaron Sanchez tossed 6 1/3 scoreless innings in a Grapefruit League game Wednesday, March 23, to lower his spring ERA to 1.35. He has allowed one earned run in 15 innings in his last three outings, but he still may not make the starting rotation.

Fantasy Tip: Talk about upside, Sanchez has it. He performed better as a reliever than a starter in 2015, but his fantasy value could soar as a late-round sleeper pick if he wins a rotation job. Sanchez's sinking fastball should help him avoid serious damage in a hitter-friendly park.

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Blue Jays | Aaron Sanchez lighting up the gun

Mon, 07 Mar 2016 14:23:52 -0800

Toronto Blue Jays SP Aaron Sanchez allowed a run over three innings in a Grapefruit League game Monday, March 7, and he was consistently hitting 97 mph on the radar gun with his fastball. As a starter last year, Sanchez averaged 94-95 mph, according to Brooks Baseball. He added 20-plus pounds of muscle in the offseason.

Fantasy Tip: That's impressive, but don't expect it to keep up if he wins a starting job and sticks in the rotation all year long. Still, Sanchez is definitely a nice speculative dart throw late in deep mixed drafts for his high upside as a starter.

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