Andy Sonnanstine # - P

  • Age: 31
  • DOB: 1983/03/18
  • POB: Barberton, OH
  • Height: 6-3 Weight: 190lbs
  • Bats/Throws: L/R
  • MLB Seasons: 5
  • Drafted by Tampa Bay in 2004 (13th round).

Scouting Report

AssetsHis somewhat quirky delivery from the right side poses problems for right-handed hitters. Induces a lot of ground balls and pitches with poise. Can start as well as be used in relief.
FlawsCan only be effective if he pitches down in the zone, since his fastball tends to get crushed over the fence if elevated. Must better neutralize lefty bats to be more effective.
Career potentialVersatile right-hander.

Honours and Awards

2006Southern League (AA) - All-Star Team

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2012/03/25Refused minor league assignment from the Chicago Cubs and opted for free agency.
2012/03/22Outrighted to Iowa (AAA).
2011/12/26Signed as a free agent by the Chicago Cubs to a one-year contract.
2011/12/12Tampa Bay Rays declined to tender a contract.
2011/09/30Did not make the Tampa Bay Rays playoff roster.
2011/09/02Recalled from Durham (AAA).
2011/07/09Optioned to Durham (AAA).
2011/01/18Re-signed by the Tampa Bay Rays to a one-year contract.
2010/09/06Recalled from Hudson Valley (A).
2010/09/01Optioned to Hudson Valley (A).
2010/08/07Missed 15 games (hamstring).
2010/08/02Hamstring, early September (retroactive to July 23rd, 2010).
2010/03/03Re-signed by the Tampa Bay Rays to a one-year contract.
2009/09/01Recalled from Durham (AAA).
2009/06/26Optioned to Durham (AAA).
2009/02/25Re-signed by the Tampa Bay Rays to a one-year contract.
2007/06/02Contract purchased from Durham (AAA).


2011/12/26Signed as a free agent by the Chicago Cubs.
2004/06/07Drafted by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the 13th round in 2004.

Career Stats

2011Tampa BayAL1540200035.24022221012121.465.55
2010Tampa BayAL4143110081.08340401127501.364.44
2009Tampa BayAL22186900099.213185751934601.666.77
2008Tampa BayAL3232139011193.12121059421371241.294.38
2007Tampa BayAL2222610000130.215187851826971.355.85
2005Southwest MichiganA1818104010116.2103423310111030.982.55
2004Hudson ValleyA923110027.0184303240.781.00
2004Charleston SCA852000030.2185207420.820.59


GP - games played
GS - games started
W - wins
L - losses
SV - saves
CG - complete games
SHO - shutouts
IP - innings pitched
H - hits
R - runs
ER - earned runs
HR - homeruns
BB - walks or base on balls
K - strikouts
WHIP - walks and hits per inning pitched
ERA - earned runs avverage

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