Sánchez was selected by the San Francisco Giants in the twenty-seventh round (820th overalof the 2004 MLB Draft. He enjoyed a fine start to his professional career in 2004, as he went 7-1 with a 3.72 ERA in fifteen games (nine were starts) with the Rookie league Arizona League Giants and the Single-A (short-season) Salem-Keizer Volcanoes. While pitching in the Arizona League, he tied for third in the league in wins, with fiveAfter such an impressive performance at Double-A, Sánchez was called up to the Giants on May 26, 2006. He made his MLB debut two days later on May 28 against the Colorado Rockies. He pitched one inning in relief and retired all three batters he faced (Todd Helton, Matt Holliday, and Garrett Atkins His performance went relatively unnoticed, however, because Barry Bonds hit his 715th home run in the same game to surpass Babe Ruth for second place on the all-time home run listEntering the 2007 season, Sánchez was ranked as the second best prospect in the Giants' organization (behind only Tim Lincecum) by Baseball America. Sánchez made the Giants' roster out of spring training for the first time in his career. He struggled in his first fourteen games, however, and was sent down to Fresno on May 21 when Russ Ortiz came off the disabled list.Sánchez returned to the majors on June 6 when, coincidentally, Ortiz got hurt again. On June 13, he picked up his first major league hit (an RBI double) in a 7-4 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays. On July 4, he was placed on the disabled list with a strained rib cage but he was reactivated on July 1
Sánchez was sent back to Fresno on August 11 to make room for Brian Wilson on the roster He returned in September and made four starts, but he lost three of them and had a 7.16 ERA in all four of them.He finished the year 1-5 with a 5.88 ERA in thirty-three games (four starts).
On June 4, Sánchez picked up his first major league win. With the score tied at six in the eleventh inning against the New York Mets, Sánchez entered the game and pitched a scoreless inning. The Giants won the game 7-6 in the twelfth, giving Sánchez his first major league victory.
Sánchez posted a 2–0 record with a 1.37 ERA in twenty-two games in his first stint with the team. On July 29, the Giants sent him to their AAA affiliate, the Fresno Grizzlies, to improve his abilities as a starter He did very well with Fresno, going 2-2 with a 3.80 ERA in six starts. With the expansion of the MLB rosters on September 1, Sánchez was recalled from Fresno.
Sánchez won his first major league start on September 6, giving up one run in 5⅔ innings pitched in a 3–2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds Unfortunately, Sánchez did not pitch well in his last four appearances of the season (three were starts), as he had an 11.36 ERA in them
Sánchez was promoted to the Single-A Augusta GreenJackets of the South Atlantic League in 2005. He only went 5-7 with a 4.08 ERA in twenty-five starts, but he led the South Atlantic League in strikeouts with 166, averaged 11.9 in nine innings pitched, and was selected to the league's All-star team. During the offseason, Sánchez pitched for the Carolina club of the Puerto Rican Professional Baseball League, posting a 2-2 record with a 2.91 ERA in 19 relief appearancesComing into 2006, Sánchez was ranked as the sixth best prospect in the Giants' organization by Baseball America began the 2006 season with the Double-A Connecticut Defenders, where in thirteen appearances (three starts) he went 2-1 with a 1.15 ERA and forty-six strikeouts.Sánchez attendContents1 High school and college
2 Draft and minor league career
3 Major Leagues
4 International play
5 Pitch repertoire
6 Personal life
7 References8 External linksed Blanca Malaret High School in Sabana Grande, Puerto Rico. After graduating in 2000, Sánchez pitched for four seasons at Ohio Dominican University in Columbus, Ohio. While at the university, Sánchez threw four no-hitters and set school records for most strikeouts in a single game (sixteen), most strikeouts in a single season (105), most strikeouts in a career, and most shutouts in a career (ten
Jonathan O. Sánchez (born November 19, 1982 in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico) is a Major League Baseball starting pitcher for the San Francisco Giants. He throws and bats left-handed
After being drafted by the Giants in 2004, Sánchez quickly worked his way through the Giants' farm system. In 2006, he made the major leagues; and in 2008, he made the Giants' starting rotation. He threw a no-hitter against the San Diego Padres on July 10, 2009. In 2010, Sánchez was a member of the Giants' team that won the World Series.