Pablo Sandoval

#48, 3B, Boston
Pablo Sandoval
  • Height:
    5-11
  • Weight:
    246
  • Bats:
    S
  • Throws:
    R
  • Born:
    August 11, 1986
  • Birth Place:
    Puerto Cabello, Venezuela
  • College:
    None
  • Draft:
    Undrafted Signed by the San Francisco Giants
  • AVG
    .279
  • HR
    16
  • RBI
    73
  • R
    68


Player Notes
Red Sox signed 3B Pablo Sandoval to a five-year, $95 million contract with a club option for 2020.

Advice: According to Alex Speier of WEEI.com, Sandoval receives a $3 million bonus and will make $17 million per season from 2015-2017 and $18 million per season from 2018-2019. The club option is worth $17 million and includes a $5 million buyout. Coming off a year where he batted .279/.324/.415 with 16 home runs and 73 RBI over 157 games, the 28-year-old is an immediate upgrade at third base for Boston. And he could see an uptick in production with a move to a more hitter-friendly environment. Questions about his conditioning will linger as he moves into his 30s, but he should age better in the American League, where he could potentially be the long-term replacement for David Ortiz at DH.

8 hours ago Rotoworld
CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Pablo Sandoval's deal with the Red Sox is for five years and $95 million.

Advice: Heyman writes that Sandoval could have gotten more from the Giants or Padres, so apparently he really wanted to come to Boston. The deal includes a club option for 2020. The Red Sox are expected to make the signing official during a press conference on Tuesday.

More: Jon Heyman on Twitter

Tue, Nov 25 Rotoworld
Pablo Sandoval’s agent Gustavo Vasquez confirmed that his client's deal with the Red Sox is done.

Advice: Media outlets have been reporting the news of a done deal all day, but Vazquez had remained curiously silent until now. Sandoval will take a physical at some point over the next day. Assuming he passes, he, along with Hanley Ramirez, will be introduced to the Boston media on Tuesday. Sandoval will receive a five-year deal worth around $100 million.

More: Ken Rosenthal on Twitter

Tue, Nov 25 Rotoworld
John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle confirms that the Red Sox have signed Pablo Sandoval.

Advice: Shea says the official announcement is only pending a physical. Jake Wesley, who's not affiliated with a news agency, was first to break word of the agreement on Twitter Sunday night, calling it a five-year deal worth close to $100 million. Sandoval will play primarily at third base in Boston (with some DH starts mixed in), which means Hanley Ramirez is likely ticketed for a move to left field. It's been a productive 24 hours for Boston's offense.

More: John Shea on Twitter

Mon, Nov 24 Rotoworld
CBS Sports' Jon Heyman confirms that the Red Sox have signed free agent Pablo Sandoval to a five-year contract worth "close to" $100 million.

Advice: Jake Wesley (unaffiliated with a news agency) was the first to report that a deal had been struck Sunday night on Twitter. The Red Sox have also reached agreement with Hanley Ramirez in a bold, surprising burst of early-winter spending. Sandoval is presumably going to play third base. It's not clear where Ramirez, who rates very poorly at shortstop by all defensive metrics, is going to get most of his playing time. Perhaps left field? Boston suddenly has a revamped and very dangerous offense for the 2015 season and beyond. It should be noted that Sandoval's agent is saying no deal has been finalized.

More: Jon Heyman on Twitter

Mon, Nov 24 Rotoworld
Giants assistant GM Bobby Evans told The Front Office on Sirius 209 XM 86 that the team has not made a "final offer" to free agent Pablo Sandoval.

Advice: The San Francisco Chronicle reported on Friday that the Padres had made the highest offer to Sandoval. Both Boston and San Diego have supposedly put out offers in the range of five years, $95 million. Sandoval is said to be leaning toward taking the Red Sox offer. Evans would not confirm that the Giants' current offer is in that same range, but according to Jim Bowden of ESPN, he "implied" that this was accurate.

More: Jim Bowden on Twitter

Mon, Nov 24 Rotoworld
John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle hears the Padres' offer to Pablo Sandoval is the highest the free agent has received thus far.

Advice: The Padres were believed to have made the offer Friday. Shea also said he believes that despite the large offer, Sandoval is still leaning toward signing with the Red Sox. The Giants have been asked to make their best offer to the third baseman recently as well, suggesting things may be moving toward a conclusion. Multiple sources say a decision is expected within the next week.

More: San Francisco Chronicle

Sun, Nov 23 Rotoworld
Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports that the Blue Jays are no longer believed to be in the mix for free agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval.

Advice: While the Jays had initial interest, there has been no communication between them and Sandoval's agent in the past 48 hours. The Red Sox, Giants and Padres are believed to have offers on the table to the hulking third baseman, with a five-year, $95 million deal from the Red Sox reportedly the leader in the clubhouse at the moment. A resolution to this situation is expected in the coming days, but it looks like the Jays won't be the winner in this sweepstakes.

More: Sportsnet.ca

Sat, Nov 22 Rotoworld
Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the Red Sox are believed to be the leader in the race to sign free agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval.

Advice: The Red Sox already have an offer on the table, which is believed to be for five years and $95 million. The Giants and Padres reportedly also have offers in on the Kung Fu Panda. Cafardo notes that the Red Sox would like a decision soon though, so Sandoval could be donning a new jersey in the coming days.

More: Boston Globe

Sat, Nov 22 Rotoworld
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Padres will make a contract off to Pablo Sandoval on Friday.

Advice: No word yet on what the terms might be, but it will have to at least be $90+ million in order to be competitive with what the Red Sox and Giants are reportedly willing to spend. It was Rosenthal who reported earlier Friday that new Padres GM A.J. Preller has been "working feverishly" and prepared to go in a variety of directions this offseason.

More: Ken Rosenthal on Twitter

Fri, Nov 21 Rotoworld
Batting
Last 10 Games Season To Date
Date Opp. Score AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Oct 29 @KC W 3-2 3 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .429 .467 .536 1.002
Oct 28 @KC L 0-10 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .360 .385 .440 .825
Oct 26 KC W 5-0 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .364 .364 .455 .818
Oct 25 KC W 11-4 5 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 .333 .333 .444 .778
Oct 24 KC L 2-3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .308 .308 .462 .769
Oct 22 @KC L 2-7 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .444 .444 .667 1.111
Oct 21 @KC W 7-1 5 1 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .600 .600 .800 1.400
Oct 16 StL W 6-3 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .400 .478 .550 1.028
Oct 15 StL W 6-4 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .375 .474 .500 .974
Oct 14 StL W 5-4 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .417 .500 .583 1.083
Career Stats
Batting
Batting
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
2008 SF 41 145 24 50 10 1 3 24 4 14 0 0 .345 .357 .490 .847
2009 SF 153 572 79 189 44 5 25 90 52 83 5 5 .330 .387 .556 .943
2010 SF 152 563 61 151 34 3 13 63 47 81 3 2 .268 .323 .409 .732
2011 SF 117 426 55 134 26 3 23 70 32 63 2 4 .315 .357 .552 .909
2012 SF 108 396 59 112 25 2 12 63 38 59 1 1 .283 .342 .447 .789
2013 SF 141 525 52 146 27 2 14 79 47 79 0 0 .278 .341 .417 .758
2014 SF 157 588 68 164 26 3 16 73 39 85 0 0 .279 .324 .415 .739
Totals 869 3215 398 946 192 19 106 462 259 464 11 12 .294 .346 .465 .811
Fielding
Fielding
Year Team G POS GS INN PO TC A E DP FPCT
2008 SF 17 1B 13 121 100 113 12 1 7 .991
2008 SF 11 C 9 86 76 82 6 0 1 1.000
2008 SF 12 3B 12 85 3 17 14 0 0 1.000
2009 SF 120 3B 120 1028 70 276 195 11 13 .960
2009 SF 26 1B 24 207 181 194 10 3 10 .985
2009 SF 3 C 3 27 21 23 2 0 0 1.000
2010 SF 143 3B 136 1224 93 334 228 13 23 .961
2010 SF 11 1B 10 86 79 79 0 0 6 1.000
2011 SF 106 3B 101 904 71 295 214 10 16 .966
2011 SF 6 1B 6 51 54 60 6 0 3 1.000
2012 SF 102 3B 101 842 63 283 207 13 13 .954
2012 SF 3 1B 2 12 10 11 1 0 1 1.000
2013 SF 137 3B 137 1152 77 301 206 18 14 .940
2014 SF 151 3B 150 1265 89 382 282 11 27 .971
Totals 848 C 824 7093 987 2450 1383 80 134 .967