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Carlos Santana

28-Year-Old Catcher – Cleveland Indians

2014 Stats

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.145

HR

1

RBI

3

R

8

SB

0

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: S   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 18, 2014  –  Carlos Santana News

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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 18 79 62 8 9 3 2 0 1 3 0 0 17 16 0 0 0 .145 .329 .226 .555
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Carlos Santana
3-Year Averages MAJ   150 635 533 77 135 55 33 1 21 76 3 3 93 114 0 6 3 .253 .364 .437 .801
Career  (View All) MAJ   516 2180 1812 262 453 193 116 5 72 254 14 9 335 389 0 23 10 .250 .366 .439 .805

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Carlos Santana Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr. 20 Tor 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .145 .329 .226 .555
Apr. 19 Tor 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .153 .333 .237 .570
Apr. 18 Tor 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .164 .352 .255 .607
Apr. 17 @Det 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .157 .348 .196 .544
Apr. 16 @Det 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .170 .361 .213 .574
Apr. 15 @Det Did not play.
Apr. 13 @CWS 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .186 .386 .233 .619
Apr. 12 @CWS 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .179 .396 .231 .627
Apr. 11 @CWS 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .194 .396 .250 .646
Apr. 10 @CWS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .219 .419 .281 .700
Apr. 9 SD 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .462 .321 .783
Apr. 9 SD 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .292 .514 .375 .889
Apr. 8 SD 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .484 .364 .848
Apr. 8 SD Did not play.
Apr. 7 SD Did not play.
Apr. 6 Min 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .316 .519 .421 .940
Apr. 5 Min 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .455 .375 .830
Apr. 4 Min 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .308 .500 .462 .962
Apr. 2 @Oak 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .429 .364 .793
Apr. 2 @Oak 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .125 .222 .125 .347
Apr. 1 @Oak Did not play.
Mar. 31 @Oak 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .200 .000 .200
Last 7 Days 23 2 2 0 0 1 2 3 9 0 0 0 0 0 .087 .192 .217 .409
Last 14 Days 43 6 3 0 0 1 2 9 14 0 0 0 0 0 .070 .231 .140 .371
Last 30 Days 62 8 9 2 0 1 3 17 16 0 0 0 0 1 .145 .329 .226 .555

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Carlos Santana: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 4 8 6
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
2013187276271.299.487.864
2012169196310.272.420.808
2011179265250.318.536.964

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20133544814472.251.438.815
20123385312453.243.420.772
20113735822545.201.418.732

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20132563412302.262.449.827
2012254347321.272.441.818
20112613714333.245.467.830

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013285418441.274.460.836
20122533811442.233.399.751
20112914713462.234.447.787
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 79 62 21.5% 20.3% 1.06 74% .178 .081
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Carlos Santana
3-Year Averages MAJ   635 533 14.6% 18% 0.82 79% .286 .184
Career MAJ   2180 1812 15.4% 17.8% 0.86 79% .282 .189

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2014 Stat Review for Carlos Santana    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.145 AVG
TERRIBLE
74% Contact Rate
POOR
.178 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.226 SLG
TERRIBLE
.081 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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1.06 BB/K
ELITE
21.5% BB Rate
ELITE
20.3% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

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.555 OPS
TERRIBLE
.329 OBP
AVERAGE

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Career Batter vs. Pitcher Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Best Matchups for Carlos Santana (by OPS, min 6 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Glen Perkins MIN 8 5 3 4 3 1 0 .625 1.875 2.602
Charlie Furbush SEA 7 4 1 1 0 2 0 .571 1.286 1.857
Phil Humber OAK 9 5 1 3 2 1 0 .556 1.111 1.747
Aaron Harang ATL 6 2 1 2 0 0 0 .333 1.000 1.333
Matt Harrison TEX 6 2 1 1 0 0 0 .333 1.000 1.333
Vin Mazzaro PIT 6 3 0 0 2 0 1 .500 .667 1.292
Anthony Swarzak MIN 12 5 1 3 3 0 0 .417 .750 1.283
Brandon McCarthy AZ 6 2 1 1 1 3 1 .333 .833 1.262
Derek Holland TEX 18 7 2 7 3 3 0 .389 .778 1.254
David Price TB 12 5 0 1 3 2 0 .417 .667 1.200

Worst Matchups for Carlos Santana (by OPS, min 6 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Greg Holland KC 6 0 0 0 2 1 0 .000 .000 .250
Lucas Harrell HOU 6 0 0 0 2 2 0 .000 .000 .250
Jake Peavy BOS 9 1 0 0 0 1 1 .111 .111 .222
Brian Duensing MIN 21 1 0 2 1 1 0 .048 .048 .178
A.J. Burnett PHI 13 1 0 0 0 3 0 .077 .077 .154
Alexi Ogando TEX 8 0 0 0 1 2 0 .000 .000 .111
Josh Beckett LA 9 0 0 1 1 4 1 .000 .000 .091
Casey Fien MIN 7 0 0 0 0 4 0 .000 .000 .000
Kelvin Herrera KC 6 0 0 0 0 5 1 .000 .000 .000
David Purcey CHI-A 6 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000

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

Santana is dealing with a sore left groin, Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

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Santana will get his third start of the season at catcher against the White Sox on Saturday, according to ESPN Chicago's Doug Padilla.
Santana will play catcher in the second half of Wednesday's doubleheader, the Indians' official Twitter feed reports.

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Santana will open the season at third base, MLB.com reports. "Carlos is going to play third," manager Terry Francona said Tuesday. "To be honest with you, I don't have a crystal ball. I'm not sure you really need to have one. Things happen. I think, at the beginning of spring training, I said I thought we could be the best team with Carlos and Lonnie [Chisenhall]. I'm not exactly sure how that's going to play itself out. I don't know if anybody really is [sure]."

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Santana continues to play well at third base this spring, MLB.com reports. "He's done a terrific job," manager Terry Francona said. "I think he looks like a third baseman. No doubt, we have decisions to make, but I think he's earned our trust."

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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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.