Freddy Sanchez Essentials
Bats: R Throws: R
72 Weight: 200
Born: Wednesday, December 21, 1977 in Hollywood, CA USA
Died: in ,
Last Game: 6/10/2011
Full Name: Frederick Philip Sanchez
Freddy Sanchez, infielder for the 2004-09 Pirates. He was originally an 11th round draft pick of the Boston Red Sox in 2000. Sanchez played briefly in the majors for the Sox in both 2003 and 2004, getting a total of 52 plate appearances over 32 games. He was traded to the Pirates along with relief pitcher Mike Gonzalez in exchange for pitchers Brandon Lyons and Jeff Suppan. Sanchez won the NL batting crown on the last day of the 2006 season by going 2-for-4 to finish with a .344 average. He also led the league in doubles with 53 and drove in 85 runs. In 2007 he became the everyday second baseman and would make his second straight All-Star appearance, as he hit .304 with 42 doubles and 81 RBIs. He struggled in 2008, hitting a career low .271 which came along with a .298 on base percentage. Back on his game in 2009, Sanchez made his third All-Star appearance. He was traded to the Giants at the trading deadline that year and finished his career after the 2011 season. He batted .297 in 904 big league games. He turns 42 today.