|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||360.00||11.00||.258||46.00||44.00||3.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Chi. Cubs||13||1||0|| .250|| .077|| .077|
|vs Samardzija (Career)||10||1||0|| .100||.100||.100|
|vs RHP||43||7||1|| .328|| .279|| .163|
|05/22/2013||Gaby Sanchez, 1B PIT|
Ruben Tejada, SS NYM
|Peter Bourjos, CF LAA|
|05/22/2013||Alex Gonzalez, 1B MIL|
Kolten Wong, 2B STL
Freddie Freeman, 1B ATL
Alexi Amarista, 2B SD
|Aramis Ramirez, 3B MIL|
Ian Desmond, SS WAS
Gaby Sanchez, 1B PIT
|05/22/2013||Sonny Gray, SP OAK|
Brandon Moss, 1B OAK
|Dan Straily, SP OAK|
Gaby Sanchez, 1B PIT
|Last 10 Games|
|Gaby Sanchez hits fourth home run|
|by Adam Moore | CBSSports.com|
(5/1/13) Pirates first basemen Gaby Sanchez hit his fourth home run Tuesday night against the Brewers. Sanchez hit the two-run shot off stater Marco Estrada in the fourth inning -- his fourth of the year.
He finished 1 for 4 with two RBI and a run scored in the 12-8 loss. Sanchez has driven in 14 runs over his last 11 games and his 16 RBI leads the team.
|Gaby Sanchez clubs third home run|
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(4/25/13) Pirates first baseman Gaby Sanchez hit his third home run of the season Thursday.
Sanchez took Cliff Lee deep for a solo home run. He also added an RBI single in the top of the seventh and a sacrifice fly in the eighth. Sanchez is hitting .278/.364/.583 this season.
|Pirates getting production from 1B|
|by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com|
(4/24/13) The Pirates have not implemented a strict platoon at first base between Garrett Jones and Gaby Sanchez, MLB.com reports. Still, the two entered Wednesday have combined to hit .367 (22 for 60) with three home runs and 16 RBI batting in the cleanup spot.
"We've had some guys at the top of the order create opportunities for them; Gaby [.381 with two home runs in eight games batting fourth] has matched up well against some left-handed pitching," manager Clint Hurdle said. "They've been able to collectively, in a small sample size, have some pretty good productivity. They are comfortable with it."
|Gaby Sanchez continues mashing lefties|
|by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com|
(4/24/13) Pirates first baseman Gaby Sanchez continues to thrive as the right-handed half of the club's first base platoon. He went 2 for 3 with his second home run Tuesday against left-hander Cole Hamels and Philadelphia.
Sanchez is hitting a robust 6 for 17 with two doubles and two home runs (1.274 OPS) against lefties, but righties have held him to just 2 for 14 without an extra-base hit (.421 OPS). As such, expect him to continue splitting time with Garrett Jones in a platoon at first base even if Sanchez's overall .885 seems to demand more at-bats.
|Gaby Sanchez hits first homer|
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(4/20/13) Hitting cleanup, Pirates first baseman Gaby Sanchez hit his first home run of the year in a 3-1 win over the Braves Saturday. The two-run home run came off Braves starter Paul Maholm just a batter after he surrendered his first run of the season on an Andrew McCutchen double.
Sanchez, who also had a single, is 6 for 27 (.222) this year.
Locke, Alvarez homer foil Harrell, help Pirates stay hot
Jeff Locke allowed three hits over seven innings, Pedro Alvarez homered and the Pittsburgh Pirates won for the eighth time in 10 games, 1-0 over the Houston Astros on Sunday.
Astros 4, Pirates 2 (11)
Jason Castro led off the 11th inning with a double and scored the go-ahead run on a close play at the plate as the Astros topped the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-2 on Saturday night.
Hit Parade for Week 8
Some heavy hitters are finally starting to return to form and good health, leaving owners with many tough decisions. Our Scott White looks at all of the streaks and matchups in his latest Hit Parade.
Alvarez leads Bucs to third straight win over Mets
Pedro Alvarez hit an RBI single against New York's overworked bullpen, and the Pittsburgh Pirates got a most fortunate bounce in beating the Mets 3-2 Sunday for a series win.
Hit Parade for Week 7
Which hitters are trending in a negative direction? Which upcoming schedules may favor some of your sluggers in Fantasy Week 7? Our Scott White shares his take on all of your bats in his Hit Parade.
|Gaby Sanchez was an All-Star for the Marlins in 2011, when he hit 19 home runs with 78 RBI, but endured the worst campaign of his career in 2012. He batted just .202 with a .306 slugging percentage in 55 games for Miami before being sent to Triple-A in early July. He was then traded to Pittsburgh at the deadline and the change of scenery did not help much. Sanchez saw just 299 at-bats in the majors last season and finished with 30 RBI and a .341 slugging percentage. The 29-year-old will likely platoon with Garrett Jones at first base for the Pirates in 2013, but based on the year he's coming off of, his appeal in Fantasy is minimal at this point. While he proved in his days with the Marlins to be a viable option in mixed leagues, plan on leaving Sanchez for NL-only formats on Draft Day. (Updated 12/4/12)|
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/23/13||CHC||12:35 pm||Edwin Jackson|
|5/24/13||@ MIL||8:10 pm||Marco Estrada|
|5/25/13||@ MIL||4:10 pm||Mike Fiers|
|5/26/13||@ MIL||2:10 pm||Yovani Gallardo|
|5/27/13||@ DET||1:08 pm||Justin Verlander|
|5/28/13||@ DET||7:08 pm||Rick Porcello|
|5/29/13||DET||7:05 pm||Anibal Sanchez|