Sandy Leon, Catcher, Boston Red Sox, #3
Date of Birth: 3/13/1989
Birthplace: Maracaibo, Venezuela
Current Salary: $1,300,000
Sandy Leon, catcher for the Boston Red Sox, was first signed by the Washington Nationals in January, 2007. He played in the Nationals' minor league system from 2007 through most of 2014. He batted .236 with 425 hits, 202 RBIs, and 357 strikeouts to 232 walks in 550 games. As a catcher, he made 467 assists and 3,709 putouts in 515 games. He caught players stealing an impressive 46% of the time and he had a .987 fielding percentage.
In 2012, Leon played in 12 games with the Nationals. The following season, he played in just two games with them and in 2014, he batted .156 in 20 games with the Nationals.
Leon was traded to the Red Sox on March 30, 2015. He played in 41 games with the Red Sox and 26 games in the minors in 2015.
Leon batted .310 in 78 games with the Red Sox in 2016. He finished the season with 78 hits, 17 doubles, and 35 RBIs. Defensively, as a catcher in 74 games, he made 35 assists, 561 putouts, and 1 error. He had a .998 fielding percentage and he caught players trying to steal 41.2% of the time. In the postseason, he had a home run in 10 at-bats in 3 games.