Anibal Alejandro Sánchez Jr. is a Venezuelan professional baseball pitcher who currently plays for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball.
He was born on February 27, 1984. It was with the Florida/Miami Marlins in 2006 when he made his debut in Major League Baseball.
He has previously played for the Detroit Tigers and the Atlanta Braves. Sanchez threw a perfect game against the Arizona Diamondbacks on September 6, 2006, which was the 13th start of his career in the Major Leagues.
Sanchez uses five different pitches, which gives him a number of options to employ while facing either right-handed or left-handed hitters.
He has a four-seam fastball that travels between 88 and 94 miles per hour, a two-seam sinker that travels at a similar velocity, a slider that travels in the middle of the 80s,
a changeup that travels between 79 and 85 miles per hour and an occasional curveball that travels between the middle and upper 70s. Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander, both of Sanchez’s teammates,
have claimed in separate interviews that Sánchez actually throws two distinct changeups, a faster one in the range of 79–85 mph that they refer to as the “butterfly pitch,” and a slower one in the range of the mid-60s to low-70s that they refer to as the “standard.”
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According to what journalist Mike Axisa said in 2013 about baseball, “Rotation mates Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander dominate batters. Sanchez managed to throw them o
How Tall Is Aníbal Sánchez?
Anibal Sánchez stands 1.83 meters tall at the age of 39.