Aaron Sanchez, Starting Pitcher, Toronto Blue Jays, #41
Date of Birth: 7/1/1992
Birthplace: Barstow, California
Aaron Sanchez, starting pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays, was drafted by the Blue Jays in 2010. He played in the Blue Jays' minor league system from 2010 through part of 2014. As a minor leaguer, he had a 3.51 ERA with an 18-23 record and 349 strikeouts to 191 walks in 93 games.
In 2014, Sanchez pitched out of the Blue Jays' bullpen in 24 games. During that time, he pitched 33.0 innings and he had a 2-2 record and a 1.09 ERA.
Sanchez pitched both from the Blue Jays' starting rotation and from their bullpen in 2015. He finished the season with a 7-6 record, 61 strikeouts to 44 walks, and a 3.22 ERA in 92.1 innings in 41 games. In 9 postseason games, he pitched 7.1 innings and he gave up 7 hits and 1 run.
Sanchez had a good 2016 season as part of the Blue Jays starting rotation. He finished the season with an ERA of 3.00, 15 wins to 2 losses, and 161 strikeouts to 63 walks in 30 games. In the postseason, he pitched 11.2 innings in 2 games and he gave up 5 hits and 7 runs.
Sanchez spent most of the 2017 season on the DL, pitching just 36.0 innings in 8 games with the Blue Jays.
Career pitching statistics for Sanchez through 2017 include:
- 103 games played
- 353.1 innings pitched
- 25-13 win-loss record
- 273 strikeouts to 136 walks
- 3.01 ERA