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Sandy León    \SAN-dee lee-OHN\

Sandy David (Balan) Leon (twitter: @sandyleon41)

Position: Catcher
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 225 lb.

Born: March 13, 1989 in Maracaibo, Zuila, Venezuela
Signed
by the Washington Nationals as an amateur free agent in 2007. (All Transactions)
Debut: May 14, 2012 (Age 23.062, 17,786th in MLB history)   vs. SDP 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2015 season [*]
Teams (by GP): RedSox/Nationals 2012-2016
2016 Contract Status: Pre-Arb Eligible (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2016): 2.029, Arb Eligible: 2017, Free Agent: 2020 [*],
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Standard Fielding

Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
2012 WSN NL 23 C 12 9 8 83.1 79 73 5 1 1 .987 -2 0 -29 0 8.42 6.50 .992 8.36 8.26 3 3 6 1 14% 27% 0
2013 WSN NL 24 C 1 0 0 1.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 18.00 2.00 .995 8.10 8.10 0 0 0 0 0
2014 WSN NL 25 C 20 17 16 157.0 164 154 9 1 1 .994 2 2 15 16 9.34 8.15 .992 8.41 8.39 1 3 3 5 63% 28% 0
2015 BOS AL 26 C 37 33 28 306.0 287 258 28 1 4 .997 4 3 16 12 8.41 7.73 .994 8.27 8.21 2 10 10 10 50% 32% 1
2015 BOS AL 26 DH 3 0
2015 BOS AL 26 3B 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.60
2016 BOS AL 27 C 72 65 61 583.1 583 547 35 1 6 .998 6 -2 12 -4 8.98 8.08 .994 8.56 8.47 7 14 20 14 41% 30% 3
2016 BOS AL 27 DH 2 1
5 Seasons C 142 124 113 1130.2 1115 1034 77 4 12 .996 10 3 10 3 8.84 7.82 .994 8.45 8.37 13 30 39 30 43% 30% 4
2 Seasons DH 5 1
1 Season 3B 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.60
5 Seasons TOT 143 124 113 1131.2 1115 1034 77 4 12 .996 10 3 10 3 8.84 7.77 .994 8.44 8.33 13 30 39 30 43% 30% 4
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1930 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1930 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1930 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1913 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1930 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1913) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1930 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
2012 WSN NL 23 C -2 -29 -2 0 0 0 0
2013 WSN NL 24 C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 WSN NL 25 C 2 15 2 2 16 0 0 2
2015 BOS AL 26 C 4 16 4 3 12 0 1 3
2015 BOS AL 26 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 BOS AL 27 C 6 12 0 6 -2 -4 -1 0 3
5 Seasons C 10 10 0 10 3 3 -1 1 8
1 Season 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Seasons TOT 10 10 0 0 10 3 3 0 0 -1 1 8

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
2012 WSN NL 23 12 9 12 12 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2013 WSN NL 24 2 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2014 WSN NL 25 20 17 20 20 0 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2015 BOS AL 26 41 33 41 38 0 37 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 0
2016 BOS AL 27 76 66 76 72 0 72 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 0
5 Seasons 151 125 151 143 0 142 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 15 0
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1913 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- C*

Pitching Stats Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA ERA RAvg Fld F2O% XI FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag SO Tot 1B 2B 3B K23 Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 263 n23 GB bFld bF2O%
2012 WSN NL 23 339 3.02 3.35 2 100% 0 0 73 2 1 1 69 5 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 100%
2013 WSN NL 24 4 0.00 0.00 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 WSN NL 25 661 3.27 3.61 4 100% 0 0 154 2 1 0 151 9 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 100%
2015 BOS AL 26 1257 3.50 3.82 15 93% 0 0 258 6 1 4 247 28 7 0 1 8 1 0 1 0 0 4 0 1 1 1 100%
2016 BOS AL 27 2425 3.93 4.09 27 93% 0 1 547 16 3 4 524 35 10 0 0 8 1 0 1 0 0 6 0 1 3 7 71%
5 Seasons 4686 3.65 3.89 48 94% 0 1 1034 26 6 9 993 77 20 0 1 19 4 0 3 1 0 12 0 3 5 10 80%
MLB Averages 3.95 4.28 91% 84%

Advanced Fielding -- C Baserunning*

Year Tm Lg Age PB WP SBO SB CS CSctch CS% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS RBA RK SBlev CSlev
2012 WSN NL 23 3 3 107 6 1 1 14% 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 15 1 0.54 1.14
2013 WSN NL 24 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 WSN NL 25 1 3 240 3 5 4 63% 2 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 11 5 0.85 0.81
2015 BOS AL 26 2 10 420 10 10 10 50% 9 9 1 0 0 1 1 0 32 14 0.73 1.08
2016 BOS AL 27 7 14 838 20 14 13 41% 17 11 3 3 0 0 3 1 51 18 1.25 1.02
5 Seasons 13 30 1606 39 30 28 43% 33 26 6 3 0 1 4 1 109 38 0.98 1.01
MLB Averages 28% 1.32 1.26

Advanced Fielding -- 3B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 543 53 GB LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
2015 BOS AL 26 4 25% 100% 25% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Season 4 25% 100% 25% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLB Averages 57% 74% 32% 87% 63%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1930 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
2016 AL  6 (4th)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
2016 AL  41.2 (3rd)

Total Zone Runs as C s c a p y
2015 AL  4 (5th)
Active  10 (22nd)

Range Factor/9Inn as Cs c a p y
2016 AL  8.98 (4th)

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Name and misspellings: Sandy David (Balan) Sandy Leon

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