Héctor Sánchez
C SD
1 month ago

Sanchez started the night cap of Saturday's doubleheader with the Dodgers, going 1-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored in a 7-2 win.

EDGE Analysis

Sanchez was one of several Padre backups who gained an extra start due to Saturday's twin billing. The 27-year-old backstop has been primarily used as a pinch-hitter this season, but he gains daily fantasy appeal when he is in the lineup with eight home runs in 121 plate appearances.

Héctor Sánchez
C SD
2 months ago

Sanchez went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's win over the Phillies.

EDGE Analysis

A couple errors in the fifth extended the inning, and Sanchez made Philadelphia pay with a two-run homer which put the Padres ahead 8-2. It was his eighth home run of the season. Sanchez was hit in the mask by a foul ball earlier this month and he hasn't played much since, but it would seem he's safely out of the woods with that issue.

Héctor Sánchez
C SD
2 months ago

Sanchez (head) drew a walk in his only plate appearance as a pinch hitter Sunday against the Pirates.

EDGE Analysis

Sanchez was forced out of Saturday's game after being hit in the mask by a foul ball, but the 27-year-old was apparently feeling no lingering effects as he was able to pinch hit in the series finale. He'll continue to serve as the backup catcher to Austin Hedges.

Héctor Sánchez
C SD
2 months ago

Sanchez was removed from Saturday's game in the third inning after he was hit in the face mask by a foul ball.

EDGE Analysis

Sanchez had gone 0-for-2 at the plate he was replaced behind the plate by Luis Torrens. He will likely undergo concussion testing in order to yield a more firm diagnosis, though it appears the early exit was a precautionary measure by the team. Saturday's start was his first since July 29, as Austin Hedges has reassumed primary catching duties.

Héctor Sánchez
C SD
3 months ago

Sanchez is out of the lineup Sunday against the Pirates, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

With the Padres activating Austin Hedges (concussion) from the 7-day disabled list Sunday and immediately returning him to the lineup, Sanchez's run of regular playing time behind the plate should come to an end. Sanchez has been a useful option in two-catcher leagues for much of July with a .283 average, four home runs and 11 RBI on the month, but his fantasy value will take a substantial hit now that Hedges is healthy again.

Héctor Sánchez
C SD
3 months ago

Sanchez is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Mets.

EDGE Analysis

Sanchez will take a seat for the second consecutive game while Luis Torrens makes another start behind the plate. Although Sanchez has been hitting the ball well since the All-Star break, manager Andy Green elected to give Torrens another opportunity after hitting a three-RBI triple during Wednesday's victory.

Héctor Sánchez
C SD
3 months ago

Sanchez is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game with the Mets.

EDGE Analysis

Sanchez has been on a tear during his brief tenure as the Padres' primary catcher (1.183 OPS over the past 14 games), but he'll head to the bench for a night off Wednesday. Luis Torrens will replace him behind the plate.

Héctor Sánchez
C SD
3 months ago

Sanchez went 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a run in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

Sanchez's slugging percentage has ballooned all the way up to .597 in 71 plate appearances thanks to an 11-for-28 stretch with six extra-base hits since July 15. If the catcher keeps hitting like this, it will be hard to take him out of the lineup even when Austin Hedges (concussion) returns from the DL.

Héctor Sánchez
C SD
3 months ago

Sanchez is not in the starting lineup for Saturday's tilt with the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

The 27-year-old backstop has been hitting well since taking over for Austin Hedges (concussion) behind the plate, going 8-for-22 with three home runs over his last five starts, but gets the day off after catching all 11 innings in Friday's win. Luis Torrens will fill in at catcher, batting eighth.

Héctor Sánchez
C SD
3 months ago

With Austin Hedges (concussion) being placed on the disabled list Tuesday, Sanchez will serve as the Padres' starting catcher in the interim.

EDGE Analysis

Hedges was experiencing lingering concussion symptoms over the past few days, so the Padres decided to let their starting catcher mend on the 7-day concussion DL. This opens up a short-term window of playing time for Sanchez, who has thrived at the plate with three home runs over his previous three starts. Luis Torrens will spell the veteran backstop -- like he did Tuesday -- but Sanchez should see the majority of starts for however long Hedges remains sidelined, giving the switch-hitting catcher temporary value in two-catcher leagues.