Leon hit his third home run of the season in the ninth inning against Stevie Wilkerson. He took advantage of a position player on the mound by launching a 55-mph fastball to center field. Leon is much behind Christian Vazquez in the depth chart, hitting only.209. However, with Leon's success against lefties this year, Sandy Leon could be used in a double switch situation where he can face one side of the plate.
Leon was drafted by the New York Mets in the sixth round of the 2009 amateur draft. He has played all over the field for St. John's University, including first base, second base, and shortstop.
After playing two seasons in the Mets' system, Leon made his major league debut on April 17, 2013. He replaced David Wright at first base that day as part of a double switch and had an infield single in his only at-bat. The following day, Leon got his first career hit off San Diego Padres pitcher Josh Johnson. In his rookie season, Leon has appeared in 40 games batting.275 with six RBIs. He has only played first base but may see time at third if Daniel Murphy gets hurt.
Leon was born on January 4th, 1986 in Brooklyn, New York. He graduated from St. John's University in 2018 with a degree in business management.
He is married to former basketball player Deanna Nolan.
Sandoval went 3-for-4 with a run scored against the Red Sox on Tuesday. Sandoval flourished against his previous team and produced his second multi-hit game of the month, but it's also worth noting that he's been demoted to a minor league role and has only gotten more than two at-bats in a game three times in May.
In the sixth inning, Sandoval came in as a pinch hitter and homered to give Atlanta the lead. It was his third long ball of the season, all coming as a pinch hitter. Sandoval has only made 10 plate appearances this season, making him significantly more important to Atlanta than fantasy managers.
With two outs in the ninth, Sandoval came to the plate and hit a game-tying, two-run home run. He's had success as a pinch-hitter this year, with a.390/.389/.677 slash line. Sandoval hit a three-run home run in his lone plate appearance against the Marlins on Thursday.
Martinez is delivering a powerful slash. He batted 312/.377/.561 with 13 home runs, 41 RBI, and 43 runs scored in 246 plate appearances. He should continue to bat in the middle of the order for Boston while also getting time as the designated hitter and corner outfield depth. The 39-year-old has three years remaining on his contract and will make $12 million this season.
In 2012, Martinez finished with a.929 OPS and 1.78 ERA before being sidelined by shoulder surgery last year. He returned in June and pitched well down the stretch as the Red Sox made their run at the World Series. In 21 innings this year, he has a 2.11 ERA with 26 strikeouts vs. only five walks.
Pedro has been one of the best pitchers in baseball since joining the Red Sox in an offseason trade with the Montreal Expos. He went 22-4 with a 2.96 ERA in 3632/3 innings over four seasons with Boston before missing most of 2009 due to elbow problems. He returned in 2010 and was 14-5 with a 3.38 ERA before going 18-8 with a 3.42 ERA in 31 games in 2011.
The Red Sox signed Martinez to a $20 million contract in 2008 and he's already earned more than that. He'll be 40 when the season ends and there are no plans to rush him back from shoulder surgery.
This season, Tomlin has been primarily effective in a long-relief position for Atlanta, earning a 3.94 ERA, 0.99 WHIP, and 31:4 K:BB over 45.2 innings with a save and four holds in 28 appearances. Tomlin pitched a scoreless 12th inning against the Marlins on Sunday, allowing one hit and striking out two.
In 2019, Tomlin shown that he still had something left in the tank. Despite having a 6.14 ERA in 70.1 innings for Cleveland in 2018, he was able to earn an Opening Day bullpen position in Atlanta and give them with 79.1 innings of quality relief work, finishing with a 3.74 ERA, his best record since 2015.
Tomlin recorded more than three outs in seven of his 12 outings in 2020, despite sometimes pitching back-to-back games or with short rest. As a result, Tomlin was re-signed by Atlanta on a one-year contract early in the offseason.