Pau Sancho Gonzalez
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 9", Weight 180 lb.
Pau Sancho has played in Spain and Germany.
Sancho was the second-youngest player for the Spanish national team in the 2005 Baseball World Cup; despite being only 17 years old, he saw regular action, splitting third base with Marc Carrillo. He also outhit most of his teammates, going 4 for 13 with 3 walks, a hit-by-pitch and RBI while making on error in 7 chances. He would not appear for Spain in the next 8 years despite developing as a player, as the team increasingly relied on Venezuelans, Cubans and Dominicans rather than native Spaniards.
He hit .266/.314/.359 with 13 runs in 18 games for FC Barcelona in 2008. He was 3 for 19 with a walk, two runs and two RBI in the 2008 European Cup. He batted .275/.336/.422 with 20 runs in 28 games in 2009 and fielded .923. He went 2 for 10 with a walk in the 2009 European Cup. He hit .300 in two years in junior college in the US then was 1 for 3 for Rogers State in 2010. He did not play in the Spanish Division de Honor that summer.
Moving to FC Barcelona in 2011, he excelled (.421/.485/.605, 35 RBI in 32 G). He was 5th in the Division de Honor in average (between Jesús Golindano and Richard Montiel), 5th in slugging and third in RBI (behind Sandel Cuevas and Carrillo). He saw limited time for Barcelona in 2012 but again was superb (.464/.500/.607, 17 R, 14 RBI in 15 G). Had he qualified, he would have been 7th in slugging and third in average (after Larry Infante and Cuevas).
In 2013, Sancho produced at a .362/.426/.531 rate for Barcelona, with 38 runs and 31 RBI in 32 games. He was 7th in average, 6th in slugging, first in runs (two ahead of Emmanuel Febles), tied for second in hits (47, even with Domingo Morillo and Febles, 14 behind Oscar Angulo), 5th in RBI, tied Kelvin Feliz for 5th in doubles (10), was 5th in total bases (69, between Montiel and Febles). In the 2013 European Cup, he was 6 for 18 with two doubles, two steals and three runs to lead CB Barcelona in slugging.
For 2014, Sancho moved to Germany's Bonn Capitals, along with fellow Spanish league players Febles and Daniel Sanchez. In his first game, he started at shortstop against the Solingen Alligators and went 1 for 4 with a run and walk while making an error.