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Carlos Santana

30-Year-Old First Baseman – Cleveland Indians

2016 Stats

AVG

.250

HR

3

RBI

11

R

10

SB

2

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Santana is never going to bat for a high average, having hit above .260 in just one of his five full seasons in the big leagues, but the plate skills remain steady. He matched his career-high with 85 ...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: B   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 210   DOB: 4/8/1986   BORN: Santo Domingo, DR   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Carlos Santana Contract Information:

Agreed to a five-year, $21 million contract with the Indians in April of 2012.

April 27, 2016  –  Carlos Santana News

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Santana went 3-for-4 with a double, a walk, a steal and two runs in Wednesday's win over the Twins.

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Carlos Santana Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2007 21 A GRE 86 332 292 32 65 28 20 1 7 36 5 3 40 45 0 0 0 .223 .318 .370 .688
2008 22 A INL 99 430 350 88 113 52 34 4 14 96 7 4 69 59 2 9 0 .323 .431 .563 .994
2008 22 A KIN 29 126 105 34 37 12 5 1 6 19 3 0 20 24 0 1 0 .352 .452 .590 1.042
2008 22 AA AKR 2 8 8 3 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .125 .125 .500 .625
2009 23 AA AKR 129 530 424 90 122 54 30 2 22 93 2 2 90 83 0 9 7 .288 .413 .524 .937
2010 24 AAA COL 57 246 196 39 62 28 14 1 13 51 6 0 45 39 0 2 3 .316 .447 .597 1.044
2010 24 MAJ CLE 46 192 150 23 39 19 13 0 6 22 3 0 37 29 0 4 1 .260 .401 .467 .868
2011 25 MAJ CLE 155 658 552 84 132 64 35 2 27 79 5 3 97 133 0 7 2 .239 .351 .457 .808
2012 26 A LAK 1 4 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 1.000 1.250
2012 26 MAJ CLE 143 609 507 72 128 47 27 2 18 76 3 5 91 101 0 8 3 .252 .365 .420 .785
2013 27 MAJ CLE 154 642 541 75 145 60 39 1 20 74 3 1 93 110 0 4 4 .268 .377 .455 .832
2014 28 MAJ CLE 152 660 541 68 125 52 25 0 27 85 5 2 113 124 0 3 3 .231 .365 .427 .792
2015 29 MAJ CLE 154 666 550 72 127 50 29 2 19 85 11 3 108 122 0 5 3 .231 .357 .395 .752
2016 30 MAJ CLE 19 82 72 10 18 9 6 0 3 11 2 0 8 10 0 1 1 .250 .329 .458 .787
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3-Year Averages     153 655 544 71 132 54 31 1 22 81 6 2 104 118 0 4 3 .243 .365 .425 .790
Career  (View All)     823 3,509 2,913 404 714 301 174 7 120 432 32 14 547 629 0 32 17 .245 .364 .433 .797

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Carlos Santana Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr. 27 @Min 4 2 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .250 .329 .458 .787
Apr. 26 @Min 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .221 .299 .426 .725
Apr. 25 @Min 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .219 .301 .422 .723
Apr. 24 @Det 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .290 .417 .707
Apr. 23 @Det 5 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .218 .313 .455 .768
Apr. 22 @Det 4 1 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .305 .440 .745
Apr. 21 Sea 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .174 .291 .348 .639
Apr. 20 Sea 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .167 .280 .357 .637
Apr. 19 Sea 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .154 .261 .333 .594
Apr. 17 NYM 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .171 .286 .371 .657
Apr. 16 NYM 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .194 .316 .419 .735
Apr. 15 NYM 3 1 1 0 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .207 .294 .448 .742
Apr. 14 @TB 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .192 .241 .346 .587
Apr. 13 @TB 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 .238 .292 .429 .721
Apr. 12 @TB 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .300 .444 .744
Apr. 10 @CWS Did not play.
Apr. 9 @CWS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .375 .571 .946
Apr. 8 @CWS 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .400 .500 .800 1.300
Apr. 7 Bos Did not play.
Apr. 6 Bos 3 1 2 1 0 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .625 1.167 1.792
Apr. 5 Bos 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .500 .333 .833
Apr. 4 Bos Did not play.
Last 7 Days 30 6 11 4 0 1 3 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 .367 .406 .600 1.006
Last 14 Days 54 8 14 5 0 2 6 6 8 2 0 1 1 0 .259 .339 .463 .802
Last 30 Days 72 10 18 6 0 3 11 8 10 2 0 1 1 0 .250 .329 .458 .787

Carlos Santana: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 3 16
2015 132 21
2014 11 94 26 22
2013 84 29 47
2012 100 21 1 1 27
2011 95 66 1
2010 40 5

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Carlos Santana Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016283040.179.214.414
2015190284241.268.374.755
2014177198280.271.469.864

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016447372.295.6141.017
201536044156110.211.406.750
20143644919575.212.407.757

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016265251.231.538.950
2015287366466.258.397.777
20142603213351.208.388.726

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016465161.261.413.684
20152633613395.202.392.725
20142813614504.253.463.853
Carlos Santana Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2007 21 A GRE 332 292 12% 13.6% 0.89 85% .242 .147
2008 22 A INL 430 350 16% 13.7% 1.17 83% .357 .240
2008 22 A KIN 126 105 15.9% 19% 0.83 77% .413 .238
2008 22 AA AKR 8 8 0% 25% 0.00 75% .000 .375
2009 23 AA AKR 530 424 17% 15.7% 1.08 80% .313 .236
2010 24 AAA COL 246 196 18.3% 15.9% 1.15 80% .340 .281
2010 24 MAJ CLE 192 150 19.3% 15.1% 1.28 81% .287 .207
2011 25 MAJ CLE 658 552 14.7% 20.2% 0.73 76% .268 .218
2012 26 A LAK 4 4 0% 0% 0.00 100% .000 .750
2012 26 MAJ CLE 609 507 14.9% 16.6% 0.90 80% .284 .168
2013 27 MAJ CLE 642 541 14.5% 17.1% 0.85 80% .304 .187
2014 28 MAJ CLE 660 541 17.1% 18.8% 0.91 77% .251 .196
2015 29 MAJ CLE 666 550 16.2% 18.3% 0.89 78% .264 .164
2016 30 MAJ CLE 82 72 9.8% 12.2% 0.80 86% .254 .208
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3-Year Averages     655 544 15.9% 18% 0.88 78% .272 .182
Career     3,509 2,913 15.6% 17.9% 0.87 78% .274 .188

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2016 Stat Review for Carlos Santana    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.250 AVG
WEAK
86% Contact Rate
GREAT
.254 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.458 SLG
GOOD
.208 ISO
GREAT
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.80 BB/K
ELITE
9.8% BB Rate
GOOD
12.2% K Rate
GREAT
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.787 OPS
GOOD
.329 OBP
AVERAGE

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Carlos Santana: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Santana was 2-for-4 with a solo home run as Cleveland downed the Tigers on Friday night.

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Santana will bat leadoff against the Tigers on Friday.

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Santana was 1-for-3 with a two-run homer in Friday's 6-5 loss to the Mets.

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Santana is 0-for-8 in his last two games since missing time with mild back discomfort.

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Santana was scratched from Sunday's lineup due to mild discomfort in his back, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

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Santana was sent home Wednesday with an illness, Paul Hoynes of Cleveland.com reports.

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The Indians have cooled on the idea of hitting Santana leadoff this season, MLB.com reports.

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The Indians may consider hitting Santana leadoff this season, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

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Santana went 2-for-3 with a double and a solo homer in Saturday's 2-0 victory over the Red Sox.

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Santana went 1-for-5 with a triple and three RBI in Saturday's 9-5 victory over the Royals.

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Santana hit a three-run homer and drew two walks Thursday in a win over the Twins.

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Santana went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in Wednesday's 4-2 loss to the Twins.

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Santana was 1-for-4 with a grand slam home run in the Indians' win over the White Sox on Friday night.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

Santana was looking like one of the bigger fantasy busts after the first two months of the season, as he hit just .159/.327/.301 and suffered a concussion late in May that sent him to the 7-day DL. The Indians did away with his limited role behind the plate following the scare and also put an end to his audition at third base, having him instead focus primarily on improving at the dish, and indeed he did improve, hitting .310 (54-for-174) with 14 homers in June and July. Although the power numbers and batting average slipped in August and September (.225 average, seven homers), Santana matched his career-high with 27 homers in 2014 and set a new career high with 85 RBI, while leading the major leagues with 113 walks and maintaining a strikeout rate (18.8%) right around his career norm (18.0%). His BABIP was down at .249, suggesting the average will rebound in 2014, and he made enough appearances at third base (26) to earn eligibility in most leagues. He'll lose catcher eligibility in many formats, however, after making just 11 appearances at the position.

2014

Santana's gradual move from behind the plate was accelerated with the development of Yan Gomes, but he still figures to see enough action behind the plate to qualify in most formats for at least a few more years. The power he flashed back in 2011 may have been his peak, but he's still driving in and scoring runs at a nice clip for a catcher thanks to his hold on a place in the heart of the Cleveland lineup. Santana was reportedly unhappy about yielding a significant share of time behind the plate, but the move should help him avoid the bumps and bruises that tend to mount with heavy use at the position, while also boosting his offensive numbers. Look for his playing time to come in the form of a rotation between catcher, first base and DH again in 2014.

2013

Santana had a fine season, but it wasn't quite the encore performance many were expecting after his 2011 season. He was dreadful in the first half (.675 OPS, five homers) before rebounding in the second half (.887 OPS, 13 homers) to help salvage his season. The Indians may try to get him out from behind the plate more often, but he'll still spend most of his time as the team's starting catcher. He'll continue to offer plus-power from the behind the dish, and Santana is certainly capable of delivering two halves in line with the post-break numbers of a year ago.

2012

Santana had his share of struggles in his first full year in the bigs, hitting just .239. The power and patience remained, as evidenced by his 35 doubles, 27 homers and 97 walks in 658 plate appearances. The Indians did a nice job of splitting his duties between catcher and first base and that trend should continue again this season. He still does a fine enough job behind the plate to avoid moving over to first base on a permanent basis, and the power and patience point to a breakout season despite last year's disappointing batting average.

2011

Santana bludgeoned his way to a promotion in June (1.045 OPS at Triple-A) and then saw his rookie season come to an abrupt end with a season-ending knee injury in early August. He hit .260 with six homers and drew a remarkable 37 walks over 150 at-bats for the Indians. He'll give you plus-power for a catcher and an excellent OBP as the Indians' primary backstop and all signs point to him being completely healed by spring training. There's a good chance his injury will lead you to a discount on draft day, so be ready to invest for Year 2.

2010

Santana had a monster season at Double-A Akron, hitting .290/.413/.530 with 30 doubles and 23 homers and earning the Eastern League MVP award. The switch hitter has power to all fields, an excellent batting eye and a solid contact rate for a player with his power (283 K in 1925 plate appearances in his minor league career). He's shown enough behind the plate to avoid any talk of shifting him over to first base, but his bat is good enough to play there as well. Lou Marson, Wyatt Toregas and Chris Gimenez will keep the position warm to start the season, but Santana will be the team's primary catcher at some point this season.

2009

Santana exploded onto the prospect radar with a .326/.431/.568 season between High-A stops for Los Angeles and Cleveland after coming over to the Indians in the Casey Blake trade. He's got plus-power (21 homers and 39 doubles), an excellent batting eye (89 walks in 463 at-bats) and an adequate defensive reputation. We'll see how he fares at Double-A this season but so far the results are good. He should be on everyone's prospect radar by now.