Patrick Sandoval

Patrick Sandoval

26-Year-Old PitcherSP
Los Angeles Angels
2023 Fantasy Outlook
Sandoval was healthy all year but only totaled 148.2 innings as the Angels rolled with a six-man rotation. The team was also cautious with Sandoval specifically, allowing him to throw 100-plus pitches four times in 27 starts. Sandoval is a unique pitcher not just because he throws lefty but because he throws his slider and changeup as his two primary pitches -- at least he did in 2022. The slider held up under heavier usage and the change was a good swing-and-miss pitch for him with a 44.5 Whiff%, according to Statcast. His four-seamer got knocked around to the tune of a .372 average and 14 extra-base hits, so things can go awry when he gets behind in the count and has to throw the fastball over the plate. Throwing so much breaking and offspeed stuff results in a good number of groundballs, and when combined with the strikeouts, Sandoval is an exciting arm for fantasy purposes. That said, don't expect many two-start weeks and don't expect him to approach 200 innings. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
$Signed a one-year contract with the Angels in August of 2019.
Ends season on high note
PLos Angeles Angels
October 4, 2022
Sandoval allowed five hits and one walk with six strikeouts over six scoreless innings in Monday's extra-inning loss versus the Athletics. He did not factor into the decision.
ANALYSIS
After failing to record a quality start in any of his previous four starts entering Monday, Sandoval turned in one of the better starts of the season. He allowed one or fewer walks for just the seventh time. He finishes the 2022 campaign with a 2.91 ERA in 148.2 innings.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
91
Last 10 Games
92
Last 5 Games
90
How many pitches does Patrick Sandoval generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
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81-90
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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81-90
 
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111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Patrick Sandoval generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-34%
BAA vs LHP
2022
 
 
-44%
BAA vs LHP
2021
 
 
-37%
BAA vs LHP
2020
 
 
-7%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2020vs Left .171 293 77 17 46 8 0 9
Since 2020vs Right .261 863 201 90 199 25 5 20
2022vs Left .151 130 32 8 18 2 0 0
2022vs Right .271 508 119 52 121 17 3 8
2021vs Left .151 102 28 5 14 2 0 4
2021vs Right .241 261 66 31 55 4 2 7
2020vs Left .246 61 17 4 14 4 0 5
2020vs Right .264 94 16 7 23 4 0 5
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-11%
ERA on Road
2022
 
 
-23%
ERA on Road
2021
 
 
-17%
ERA on Road
2020
 
 
-36%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2020Home 3.67 1.33 137.1 4 10 1 9.7 3.7 1.1
Since 2020Away 3.26 1.26 132.1 6 9 0 8.6 3.3 0.7
2022Home 3.31 1.39 70.2 3 4 0 9.3 3.7 0.5
2022Away 2.54 1.29 78.0 3 5 0 9.0 3.6 0.5
2021Home 3.91 1.30 48.1 1 5 1 10.4 4.5 1.5
2021Away 3.26 1.09 38.2 2 1 0 8.8 2.8 0.7
2020Home 4.42 1.15 18.1 0 1 0 9.3 2.0 2.5
2020Away 6.89 1.53 15.2 1 3 0 6.3 2.9 2.3
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Stat Review
How does Patrick Sandoval compare to other starting pitchers?
This section compares his stats with all starting pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 120 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 120 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
2.52
 
K/9
9.1
 
BB/9
3.6
 
HR/9
0.5
 
Fastball
93.2 mph
 
ERA
2.91
 
WHIP
1.34
 
BABIP
.328
 
GB/FB
1.66
 
Left On Base
76.1%
 
Exit Velocity
81.0 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
3.3%
 
Spin Rate
2108 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
22.2%
 
Swinging Strike
13.5%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Sandoval began the season toiling for Triple-A Salt Lake but was called up before their season commenced. Initially, Sandoval was a swingman, but it wasn't long before he entered the rotation full time. His season ended prematurely in mid-August with a left lumbar stress reaction. Granted, it was only a 36.2 inning sample from the previous campaign, but Sandoval exhibited significant improvement, best exemplified by a 15.2% swinging strike mark supporting a 26% K%. Sandoval's walk rate could use some work as demonstrated by a 9.9% BB%. Just 25 years old, Sandoval has time to hone his five-pitch mix to improve control. If successful, front end of the rotation status awaits. Short term, keep in mind the Angels could deploy a six-man rotation, but if healthy, Sandoval still merits a spot on a mixed league roster.
Sandoval's chances of making the 2020 Opening Day roster increased after new Angels manager Joe Maddon announced plans for a six-man rotation. However, Sandoval was diagnosed with COVID-19 and was late to summer camp, putting the spot in jeopardy. He was able to catch up and served as the sixth starter around a couple trips to the alternate training facility when a sixth starter wasn't needed. For the year, Sandoval struggled with homers, allowing 10 in just 36.2 innings despite inducing grounders at a 55.3% clip. Sandoval altered his pitch mix, throwing more sliders in lieu of his curveball and changeup. His slider and change are thrown with similar velocity -- only eight-mph slower than his four-seamer which may help explain the homers as batters are better able to sit on a pitch. Sandoval is still developing, but it appears he's capped at a back-end starter, useful as a streamer.
Sandoval made his big-league debut in early August and held down a rotation spot for the rest of the season despite largely mediocre results. His 24.9 K% was strong, but it came with a poor 11.2 BB%. A 21.4% HR/FB rate also held him back and indicates potential positive regression going forward, while his 4.02 xFIP paints a fairly optimistic picture of what he's been able to do thus far. His fastball averaged 93 mph (fine for a southpaw) and he pairs it with a swing-and-miss changeup, a high-spin curveball and fourth-pitch slider. Even with the unconvincing start to his career, he enters 2020 poised to either break camp in the rotation or serve as the next man up in the case of an injury, and injuries typically hit this rotation harder than most. His command issues make him a WHIP liability, but he should be a solid source of strikeouts if he gets the innings.
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Rough second inning
PLos Angeles Angels
September 28, 2022
Sandoval did not factor into the decision Tuesday, allowing three runs on six hits and two walks over 5.1 innings against Oakland. He struck out four.
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Strikes out seven in win
PLos Angeles Angels
September 20, 2022
Sandoval (6-9) allowed two runs on three hits and four walks while striking out seven over five innings, earning the win Tuesday over the Rangers.
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Solid against Guardians
PLos Angeles Angels
September 14, 2022
Sandoval allowed two earned runs on seven hits and no walks while striking out three across 5.1 innings Wednesday against the Guardians. He did not factor into the decision.
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Takes no-decision Wednesday
PLos Angeles Angels
September 8, 2022
Sandoval allowed one run on six hits and one walk over five innings but did not factor in the decision against Detroit on Wednesday. He struck out four batters.
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Quality versus Yankees
PLos Angeles Angels
August 31, 2022
Sandoval (5-9) earned the win Wednesday over the Yankees. He allowed two runs on three hits and two walks while striking out seven over seven innings.
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