Anibal Sanchez
P DET
4 days ago

Sanchez logged five innings Thursday in Game 1 of the Tigers' doubleheader, allowing just one run on two hits and a walk with four strikeouts. He didn't factor into the decision.

EDGE Analysis

He did allow one home run -- the major flaw throughout his career -- but half of the batted-balls he yielded were grounders. Buck Farmer had taken Sanchez's rotation spot Wednesday, but maybe this will help the veteran work back into Detroit's good graces. With such little time left in the regular season, however, that may not matter much to many fantasy players. Despite an impressive 8.06 K/9 and 1.84 BB/9 after the All-Star break, Sanchez holds an atrocious 5.90 ERA on the year. The 32-year-old has one season left on his deal with Detroit yet might not crack the starting five next year.

Anibal Sanchez
P DET
4 days ago

Sanchez will toe the rubber for Game 1 of the doubleheader aginst the Twins.

EDGE Analysis

Sanchez's struggles led to a recent demotion to the bullpen but he will get another start before the move. Given that his last outing came as a member of the rotation, he shouldn't have a limited pitch count for the contest.

Anibal Sanchez
P DET
6 days ago

Sanchez will move to the Tigers' bullpen as of Tuesday, MLive's Evan Woodberry reports.

EDGE Analysis

Buck Farmer will take Sanchez's rotation spot Wednesday, and while Farmer is not guaranteed of keeping that spot over the final two weeks, Sanchez will be available in relief. There is one year and $16.8 million remaining on Sanchez's contract, along with a $5 million buyout for 2018, so it will be interesting to see how he is used in 2017 with several young hurlers looking like better options in the rotation going forward.

Anibal Sanchez
P DET
2 weeks ago

Sanchez pitched four innings, allowing six runs on five hits and two walks while striking out seven in a no-decision Wednesday versus the Twins.

EDGE Analysis

Sanchez logged three perfect innings until Dozier belted the first pitch of the fourth for his 41st home run. Minnesota's next three hitters reached base and scored, three on a Kurt Suzuki home run. Over his last five starts, Sanchez has allowed 17 runs over 26.2 innings (5.74 ERA). Overall, the veteran right-hander has been better during the second half of 2016 (4.81 ERA) than prior to the break (6.75 ERA), but that isn't saying much. Sanchez's fantasy value is limited to deeper leagues.

Anibal Sanchez
P DET
3 weeks ago

Sanchez tossed five innings of three-run ball against the White Sox on Tuesday, giving up eight hits and a walk while striking out three and receiving a no-decision.

EDGE Analysis

Sanchez kept the Tigers in contention Wednesday, and left the game after five innings with the score tied 3-3. He had thrown just 84 pitches, consistent with the way the Tigers have handled him this season, as Sanchez hasn't thrown more than 100 pitches since early May. Sanchez now has a 5.69 ERA and 1.48 WHIP in 24 starts on the year, having spent some time in the bullpen as well. At 7-13, he'll look to pick up his eighth win against the Twins on Tuesday.

Anibal Sanchez
P DET
3 weeks ago

Sanchez allowed three runs (none earned) on five hits, struck out four and walked one over five innings in a no-decision versus the Tigers on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

The right-hander allowed three runs, but they were all unearned after a Miguel Cabrera error jump started the Royals third inning. Although Sanchez still left with a lead, he didn't get the win because Kansas City rallied to take the lead in the eighth only to then see the Tigers win it in the ninth. Sanchez is 7-13 with a 5.70 ERA, 1.46 WHIP and 118 strikeouts in 137.1 innings this year.

Anibal Sanchez
P DET
4 weeks ago

Sanchez (7-13) gave up five runs on eight hits over 5.2 innings in Sunday's loss to the Angels. He struck out two.

EDGE Analysis

He can't seem to sustain any momentum as for the second time in August he followed up two straight quality starts with a clunker. If the pattern holds Sanchez should be a solid play Saturday in Kansas City but his 6.24 ERA on the season as a starter suggests you will have safer options available.

Anibal Sanchez
P DET
1 month ago

Sanchez (7-12) tossed seven innings, allowing three runs on seven hits while striking out two in Tuesday's win over the Twins.

EDGE Analysis

In his first 19 starts of the year, Sanchez lasted seven innings just once. He's now done it in two consecutive starts while lowering his ERA to 5.83, its lowest mark since April 17. The 32-year-old is enjoying his best month of the season, picking up two wins in five outings while owning a 3.66 ERA and notching 26 strikeouts in 32 innings. Sanchez is slated to make his next start Sunday versus the Angels.

Anibal Sanchez
P DET
1 month ago

Sanchez one-hit the Royals over seven shutout innings Wednesday, striking out eight and walking two, but his bullpen blew the win.

EDGE Analysis

After Sanchez took exactly 100 pitches to roll through the Kansas City offense -- carrying a no-hitter into the seventh -- the Tigers' relievers didn't fare nearly so well, allowing a run in the eighth and three more in the ninth to end up on the losing end. Sanchez has been tough to predict lately -- once a highly reliable fantasy starter, the 32-year-old has become a boom-or-bust proposition. He's given up one or zero runs in three of his last four starts; in the other, he gave up eight runs. That still qualifies as an improvement over Sanchez's brutal April and May, though, and he has a strong opportunity to keep it going Tuesday against the Twins.

Anibal Sanchez
P DET
2 months ago

Sanchez will take the mound Friday against the Rangers on normal rest, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Sanchez was originally expected to get an extra day off with Matt Boyd toeing the rubber Friday, but he is now slotted to pitch the series opening in Texas. He had an excellent outing during his past start, only allowing one run on four hits over eight innings while striking out 10 against the Mets on Sunday.