Rey Sanchez #1

  • SS
  • B/T: R/R
  • 5' 9"/170

Rey Sanchez MLB Career Stats

.272 15 389 55 .642

Rey Sanchez Bio

  • Full Name: Rey Francisco Sanchez
  • Born: 10/5/1967 in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico
  • Draft: 1986, Texas Rangers, 13th rd. (319th overall)
  • High School: Live Oak, Morgan Hill, CA
  • Debut: September 8, 1991
  • Ret., Final Game: 6/8/2005
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MLB Career Stats 4850 549 1317 15 389 55 .272 .308 .642


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Season 3B Rank
1999 6 14th in AL
2001 5 19th in AL

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Season HBP Rank
1994 7 11th in NL

Rey Francisco Sanchez Bio Info

Rey Francisco Sanchez is married to Becky...they have 3 daughters: Ashley (9-28-89), Elissa (9-24-93) and Sabrina (4-12-97)...graduated from Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, CA in 1985...was a high school All-American selection in baseball...came to Morgan Hill as part of cultural and sports exchange program...signed by Luis Rosa. 2005 Signed a one-year deal as a free agent on 2/16. ... Appeared in 23 games for the Yankees, hitting .279 (12-for-43) with two RBIs. ... Was placed on the 15-day disabled list on 6/14 with a cervical sprain and vertigo. Was transferred to the 60-day DL on 7/8. 2004 Hit .246 (70-for-285) with 2HR and 26RBI for Tampa Bay...started 83 games (81 at second base, two at shortstop)...started at second base on Opening Day...made just 27 starts after the All-Star Break....committed five errors in 396 total chances, a .987 fielding pct...would have ranked fourth among American League second basemen behind Minnesota's Luis Rivas (.994), Oakland's Marco Scutaro (.994) and Baltimore's Brian Roberts (.988) but was just shy of qualifying... made just one error in his first 60 games and three errors over the final 14 games of the season...on 6/11 was 3-for-5 with 3R, 1 double and a "walk-off", inside-the-park home run in the 10th inning to give the Rays the 8-7 victory over Colorado...was his first home run since 4/30/02, a span of 745 AB between homers and was also just his second home run in his last 1,840 was the 12th walk-off HR in club history... was the first inside-the-park home run of his career and the seventh inside the park hone run at Tropicana was also just the 16th "walk-off" inside-the-park HR in the last 50 years and the first since Ken Griffey, Jr. on 8/20/01...the last American Leaguer to do it was Minnesota's Tim Teufel on 6/24/84...hit his second home run of the season 6/30 vs. Toronto (Josh Towers), his first "out of the park" home run since 4/30/02 at Boston off Baltimore's Calvin Maduro - a span of 792 AB...has 15 career HR in 4,793 AB, or one every 320 at-bats...compiled a season-high six-game hitting streak from 6/4-12 with multiple hits in five of the contests...had just one extra-base hit prior to that - his first was a triple off Cleveland's C.C. Sabathia on 5/21 in his 68th at-bat of season...batted .259 (51-for-197) in his last 63 games after starting the season at .216 (19-for-88) with one RBI and one extra-base hit in his first 28 games...hit .352 (19-for-54) in Interleague play, second on the team behind Carl Crawford (.372)...eight of his 26 season RBI came against the Blue Jays. 2003 Began the season with the Mets and was the 74th player to play for the Mets and the Yankees...Was traded to Seattle on July 29 for former Devil Rays OF Kenny Kelly...Acquired by the Mariners when INF Carlos Guillen went on the disabled list with an inflammation of the pelvis. Began the season with the Mets and was the 74th player to play for the Mets and the Yankees...Was traded to Seattle on July 29 for former Devil Rays OF Kenny Kelly...Acquired by the Mariners when INF Carlos Guillen went on the disabled list with an inflammation of the pelvis. Started 44 of the Mariners final 56 games with the Mets and Mariners combined including 84 at shortstop and six at 2B (all with the Mets)...Hit safely in 34 of his 44 starts with the Mariners...Batted a team-leading .347 (34x98) in 26 games in August and was hitting .352 (38-108) in his first 29 games...When Guillen returned from his injury, Sanchez stayed at SS and Guillen played third...Reached safely in 21 of first 22 games with Seattle, including a seven-game hit streak Aug. 1-8 and a 10-game hit streak Aug. 10-20...Made only six errors in his 88 games (84 starts) at shortstop...Was the Mets Opening Day shortstop, but went on the disabled list in May and again in June with a sprained left thumb...Was activated for the second time on July 2, the day the Mets traded 2B Roberto Alomar to the Whie Sox and Rey started six games at second before he was dealt to the Mariners...Tied his career high with a 4-hit game at St. Louis on May 1, but other than that game, he batted .189 for the Mets...Missed three games Sept. 10-12 with a tight hamstring...Participated in a double play in nine consecutive games Aug. 31-Spt. 14. 2002 Led American League second basemen with a .991 fielding percentage (four errors, 427 total chances)...Played in 100 games at second base (97 starts) and 10 contests (seven starts) at shortstop...Reached base in 17 straight games from April 25-May 17, including a 14-game hitting streak from April 25-May 12, when he batted .451 (23-51) with three doubles and eight RBI...Recorded an RBI in six straight games (seven total) from April 25th-April 31st...Placed on the 15-Day Disabled List on June 10, retroactive to June 4, with a strained right hamstring... Activated on July 11...Batted .357 (5-14) with 11 RBI with the bases loaded...Hit .294 (47-160) at home and .322 (28-87) with runners in scoring position. 2001 Played for Kansas City (100 games, 97 starts) and Atlanta (49 games, 45 starts)...Led all major league shortstops with a .991 fielding percentage...Acquired by the Braves on July 31 in exchange for righthanded pitchers Brad Voyles and Alejandro Machado...Acquired after SS Rafael Furcal went down with an injury earlier in the month...Started 45 of the Braves' final 56 games, all at shortstop...Set career-highs in hits, at-bats, triples, total bases (183) and stolen base percentage (92%, 11-12)...Tied his career-high with four hits on May 31 at Texas...Hit .348 (40-115) in May...Constructed a career-high 21-game hitting streak from May 11-June 3...Batted .367 (33-90) with eight RBI during that span. 2000 Rey ranked 2nd among A.L. shortstops with a .994 fielding percentage...made just 4 errors in 143 games (674 total chances)...Cleveland's Omar Vizquel led A.L. shortstops with a .995 fielding percentage, making 3 errors in 156 games (648 total chances)...set a franchise record for fewest errors by a shortstop in a single season with 4...the previous mark of 9 was set by Angel Salazar in 1986 and 1987...established a club record for fielding percentage by a shortstop in a single season with a .994 mark...the previous mark of .986 was set by Greg Gagne in 1993...went 60 consecutive games without committing an error between April 21 and July 8, a new club record for shortstops...the previous mark was 52 errorless games by Greg Gagne from August 6-October 3, 1993...belted a game-winning, 3-run home run in the bottom of the 9th inning off Baltimore's Mike Trombley on April was the 3rd consecutive game in which the Royals hit a "walk-off" home run...matched his career high with 4 RBI in that was the only home run of the year for Sanchez...collected 3 hits, including a pair of doubles, and scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the 9th inning on April 13 vs. Baltimore, the 4th straight game which the Royals won in their last at-bat...matched his career high with 2 stolen bases vs. Oakland on May 2...notched his only 4-hit game of the season against Chicago on July 5...posted back-to-back 3-hit games against the Indians on July 18 and 19...collected 17 hits in a 9-game stretch from August 16-25...hit .436 (17-for-39) with a double, 9 runs scored and 4 RBI during the streak...also posted three 3-hit games in those 9 contests...put together a 12-game hitting streak from September 8-22...stroked 2 doubles and logged 3 multi-hit games during that stretch...batted .310 (87-for-281) in his final 73 starts and .307 (86-for-280) in his 71 starts in the second spot of the Royals batting order...posted a .240 average (63-for-263) with 34 runs scored and 19 RBI in the 1st half of the season, but hit .309 (76-for-246) with 34 runs scored and 19 RBI after the All-Star break...hit .290 (38-for-131) against lefthanders and .267 (101-for-378) vs. righthanders...posted a .291 average (73-for-251) in 73 games at Kauffman Stadium, 35 points higher than his average on the road...hit .256 (66-for-258) away from "The K"...collected 35 multi-hit games on the season, including one 4-hit game and 10 3-hit games. 1999 Brought stability to the shortstop position in his 1st season with the Royals...also put together his best offensive campaign in his 1st year as an everyday player...batted at a .294 clip with a pair of homers, 66 runs scored and 56 RBI...his average, runs scored and RBI totals were all career highs...was the 9th-toughest batter to fan in the American League, striking out just once every 10.8 plate appearances...tied for 7th in the league with 10 sacrifice bunts...matched his career high with 4 RBI at the Chicago White Sox on April was just the 2nd 4-RBI game of his career, his 1st since July 9, 1995...had his 2nd 4-RBI game of the season and 3rd of his career vs. New York on April 30...hit safely in a career-best 14 consecutive games from July 30-August 15...was 21-for-51, .412, during the streak with 9 runs scored and 8 RBI...hit safely in 22 of 23 contests from July 20-August 15, going 35-for-81, .432, as he raised his average from .259 to .296...played in 116 of the club's first 126 games through August 25 before suffering a torn right hamstring...was not placed on the disabled list but did not play again until September 11...appeared in 134 games overall...matched his career high with 4 hits on September 20 at Seattle...also scored 4 runs in that contest...successful in 11 of 16 stolen base opportunities, including 2 steals at New York on August 19...batted at a .326 clip against left-handed pitching with 8 RBI and .286 vs. right-handers with both home runs and 48 RBI...hit .295 (41-for-139) with runners in scoring position...was the American League's 3rd best fielding shortstop, logging a .982 percentage with 13 errors...went 40 consecutive games without an error from April 17-June 1. 1998 Helped the San Francisco Giants reach the post-season as a spot starter and backup infielder...drove in a then-career-high 30 runs while hitting .285 in 109 games...drilled his 1st home run of the season on June 12 at San Diego off Sterling Hitchcock to snap a 176 at-bat homerless string...his last previous homer came August 20, 1997 off Anaheim's Mark Langston. 1997 Split the campaign between the Chicago Cubs and New York Yankees...hit a combined .274 with 35 runs scored, 21 doubles, 2 homers, 27 RBI and 4 stolen bases...drove in the winning run in the Cubs 1st victory of season on April 20 at the New York Mets after Chicago opened the season 0-14...traded to the Yankees for minor league pitcher Frisco Parotte on August 16...matched his career high with a 4-hit game and scored 3 runs on August 26 at Oakland...started all 5 games for the Yankees in ALDS vs. Cleveland. 1996 Struggled at the plate during an injury-plagued season, going on the disabled list twice and appearing in just 95 games...had a .977 fielding percentage in his 92 games at shortstop (90 starts), committing 11 errors in 469 chances...of his 11 miscues, only 1 was a throwing error (April 10 at Colorado)...started 50 of the Cubs first 56 games at shortstop before being placed on the disabled list on June 5...underwent surgery that day to repair a fractured hamate bone in his left hand...the procedure was performed by Dr. Dan Nagle...activated from the DL on July 20 following a 3-game injury rehab. stint at Triple-A Iowa...returned to the Disabled List from August 11-September 1 with left hand synovitis. 1995 Appeared in 114 games and batted .278 with career highs in doubles (22) and homers (3)...entered season with 5 professional home runs...when he homered on July 3 off New York's Bill Pulsipher, it was his 1st round tripper since August 29, 1992 (against San Francisco's Francisco Oliveras), a span of 911 at-bats...had a then-career-high 11-game hitting streak from May 31-June 10, during which he hit .318 (14-for-44) game came on July 9 at Philly...was 4-for-6 with a 2-run home run and a 2-run double...the 4 RBI established a career best, while the 4 hits tied his career standard...hampered much of the 2nd half due to left hand injuries...after hitting .301 prior to break, hit just .237 rest of season (36-for-152)...was on the DL from July 24-August 9 with left wrist tendinitis... started only 4 times after September 12 due to stiffness in left hand. 1994 Made smooth transition into the starting 2nd base position after Ryne Sandberg retired June 13, finishing the year with .285 average...committed only 2 errors in 50 games at 2nd base (47 starts)...also appeared in 30 games at shortstop (17 starts) and 17 games at 3rd base (8 starts)...had only played in five Major League games at 2nd base prior to campaign and had never played 3rd prior to season...went 4-for-5 with a double and 2 runs scored in his 1st official game as the Cubs starting 2nd baseman on June 14 at San Diego. 1993 Appeared in 105 games, including 82 starts at shortstop, hitting .282 with 28 RBI...made 15 errors in 489 total chances for a .969 fielding percentage...was on the season-opening roster for 1st time in his career and made his 1st Opening Day start at shortstop...had a pair of 4-hit games: April 24 vs. Cincinnati and June 29 at San Diego...missed significant stretches during the 2nd half due to right hip flexor and left knee/hamstring strain. 1992 Opened the season at Iowa and was promoted to Chicago April 26...spent a half-season as Chicago's starting shortstop, batting .251 in 74 games...had .974 fielding percentage in 68 games at shortstop...placed on the disabled list from May 5-21 with chicken pox...notched the 1st 4-hit game of his career on August 7 vs. New York...hit his 1st Major League home run August 29 off San Francisco's Francisco Olivaras...hampered by lower back problems late in the season, appearing in his final game on September MRI revealed a bulging disc. 1991 Saw his first big league action, appearing in 13 games for the Cubs...made his big league debut on September 8 as a defensive replacement at shortstop...made his 1st start on September 13 vs. Montreal at 2nd base...was his 1st pro appearance at that position...recorded his 1st hit and RBI on September 17 off Pittsburgh's Doug Drabek.