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Carlos Santana

29-Year-Old First Baseman – Cleveland Indians

2015 Stats

AVG

.208

HR

9

RBI

36

R

37

SB

3

2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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. Th...

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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.

July 3, 2015  –  Carlos Santana News

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Santana, who didn't start Friday, will be back in the lineup Saturday, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

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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 73 318 260 37 54 22 13 0 9 36 3 1 54 56 0 3 1 .208 .343 .362 .705
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3-Year Averages     149 636 529 71 132 52 30 1 21 78 3 2 99 111 0 5 3 .250 .368 .429 .797
Career  (View All)     723 3,079 2,551 359 623 264 152 5 107 372 22 12 485 553 0 29 14 .244 .364 .434 .798

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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
Jul. 4 @Pit 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .208 .343 .362 .705
Jul. 3 @Pit 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .210 .346 .366 .712
Jul. 2 @TB 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .211 .347 .367 .714
Jul. 1 @TB 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .214 .352 .373 .725
Jun. 30 @TB 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .213 .350 .369 .719
Jun. 29 @TB 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .211 .348 .370 .718
Jun. 28 @Bal 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .211 .347 .372 .719
Jun. 28 @Bal 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .214 .352 .378 .730
Jun. 27 @Bal Did not play.
Jun. 26 @Bal 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .218 .356 .385 .741
Jun. 24 Det 4 1 2 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .217 .358 .374 .732
Jun. 23 Det 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .212 .354 .367 .721
Jun. 22 Det 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .212 .355 .369 .724
Jun. 21 TB 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .211 .357 .372 .729
Jun. 20 TB 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .214 .361 .377 .738
Jun. 19 TB 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .212 .358 .377 .735
Jun. 18 ChC 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .216 .364 .385 .749
Jun. 17 ChC 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .221 .370 .392 .762
Jun. 16 @ChC 3 1 2 1 0 1 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .224 .372 .398 .770
Jun. 15 @ChC Did not play.
Jun. 14 @Det 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .217 .363 .374 .737
Jun. 13 @Det 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .369 .381 .750
Jun. 12 @Det 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .221 .368 .368 .736
Jun. 11 Sea 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .226 .374 .376 .750
Jun. 10 Sea 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .381 .385 .766
Jun. 9 Sea 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .230 .381 .382 .763
Jun. 7 Bal 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .230 .383 .385 .768
Jun. 6 Bal 3 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .235 .387 .394 .781
Jun. 5 Bal 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .234 .385 .389 .774
Jun. 4 @KC 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .236 .383 .394 .777
Last 7 Days 22 3 3 1 0 0 0 3 7 0 0 0 0 0 .136 .240 .182 .422
Last 14 Days 45 5 8 2 0 1 3 4 11 0 0 0 0 0 .178 .245 .289 .534
Last 30 Days 99 9 17 6 0 3 9 14 26 0 0 0 0 0 .172 .274 .323 .597

Carlos Santana: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 71 1
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
20159814071.214.245.584
2014177198280.271.469.864
2013187276271.299.487.864

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015162239292.204.432.777
20143644919575.212.407.757
20133544814472.251.438.815

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015135162190.222.326.695
20142603213351.208.388.726
20132563412302.262.449.827

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015125217173.192.400.713
20142813614504.253.463.853
2013285418441.274.460.836
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 318 260 17% 17.6% 0.96 78% .231 .154
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3-Year Averages     636 529 15.6% 17.5% 0.89 79% .280 .179
Career     3,079 2,551 15.8% 18% 0.88 78% .273 .190

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2015 Stat Review for Carlos Santana    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2014 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.208 AVG
TERRIBLE
78% Contact Rate
WEAK
.231 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.362 SLG
POOR
.154 ISO
GOOD
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.96 BB/K
ELITE
17.0% BB Rate
ELITE
17.6% K Rate
AVERAGE
OPS/OBP

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.705 OPS
WEAK
.343 OBP
GOOD

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

Santana is out of the lineup Friday.

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Santana homered and knocked in four in Tuesday's win over the Cubs.

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Santana will bat second in his return to the lineup Sunday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

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Santana (personal) was reinstated from the paternity list Sunday.

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Santana (personal) is expected to rejoin the Indians on Sunday, Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

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Santana (personal) may not return to the Indians until Tuesday, MLB.com reports.

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Santana was placed on the paternity list prior to Thursday's game against the Mariners.

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Santana went 1-for-3 with a three-run homer, a pair of walks and two runs Wednesday against Texas.

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Santana (wrist) is in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Rangers.

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Santana underwent X-rays on his left wrist following Tuesday's game after being hit by a pitch in the ninth inning, MLB.com's Jordan Bastian reports.

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Santana went 0-for-4 with a walk, a run and an RBI in Thursday's win over the White Sox.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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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.