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Ervin Santana

31-Year-Old Pitcher – Atlanta Braves

2014 Stats

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2-0

ERA

0.86

WHIP

0.81

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24

SV

0

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

After enduring one of his worst seasons in 2012, everything seemed to go just right for the now 31-year-old right-hander in 2013. Santana flourished on the mound for Kansas City, seeing his strikeout ...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 185   DOB: 12/12/1982   BORN: San Cristobal, DR   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Ervin Santana Contract Information:

Santana agreed to a one-year contract with the Braves in March of 2014.

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Santana continued his strong play with the Braves on Saturday, fanning seven while allowing six hits and just one earned run in seven innings in a 7-5 win over the Mets.

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Ervin Santana Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2004 21 AA ARK 8 8 0 43.7 41 16 3 48 18 2 1 0 3.30 1.35
2005 22 AA ARK 8 7 0 39.0 34 10 2 32 15 5 1 0 2.31 1.26
2005 22 AAA SAL 3 3 0 19.3 19 9 2 17 2 1 0 0 4.19 1.09
2005 22 MAJ LAA 23 23 1 133.7 139 69 17 99 47 12 8 0 4.65 1.39
2006 23 MAJ LAA 33 33 0 204.0 181 97 21 141 70 16 8 0 4.28 1.23
2007 24 AAA SAL 5 5 0 32.3 39 18 4 32 10 2 1 0 5.01 1.52
2007 24 MAJ LAA 28 26 0 150.0 174 96 26 126 58 7 14 0 5.76 1.55
2008 25 MAJ LAA 32 32 1 219.0 198 85 23 214 47 16 7 0 3.49 1.12
2009 26 R AZL 1 1 0 3.3 3 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.90
2009 26 A Ran 1 1 0 4.7 4 3 2 3 0 0 0 0 6.43 0.86
2009 26 AAA SAL 1 1 0 5.0 3 2 0 4 1 1 0 0 3.60 0.80
2009 26 MAJ LAA 24 23 2 139.7 159 78 24 107 47 8 8 0 5.03 1.47
2010 27 MAJ LAA 33 33 1 222.7 221 97 27 169 73 17 10 0 0 0 3.92 1.32
2011 28 MAJ LAA 33 33 1 228.7 207 86 26 178 72 11 12 0 0 0 3.38 1.22
2012 29 MAJ LAA 30 30 1 178.0 165 102 39 133 61 9 13 0 0 0 5.16 1.27
2013 30 MAJ KC 32 32 0 211.0 190 76 26 161 51 9 10 0 0 0 3.24 1.14
2014 31 AAA Gwi 1 1 0 5.1 8 5 1 3 4 1 0 0 0 0 8.44 2.35
2014 31 MAJ ATL 3 3 0 21.0 13 2 1 24 4 2 0 0 0 0 0.86 0.81
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Ervin Santana
3-Year Averages MAJ   31 31 0 205.9 187 88 30 157 61 9 11 0 0 0 3.85 1.20
Career  (View All) MAJ   271 268 7 1,707.7 1647 788 230 1352 530 107 90 0 4.15 1.27

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Ervin Santana Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Apr. 19 @NYM 7.0 6 1 1 0 2 7 0 1 0 W 0 0 0 0.86 0.81
Apr. 14 @Phi 6.0 4 1 1 1 2 11 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.64 0.64
Apr. 9 NYM 8.0 3 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 0.00 0.38
Last 14 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 7.0 IP/G
21.0 13 2 2 1 4 24 0 1 0 2-0 0 0 0 0.86 0.81
Last 30 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 7.0 IP/G
21.0 13 2 2 1 4 24 0 1 0 2-0 0 0 0 0.86 0.81
Last 60 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 7.0 IP/G
21.0 13 2 2 1 4 24 0 1 0 2-0 0 0 0 0.86 0.81

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Ervin Santana Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2013480833011021211.247
201241979449721323.262
2011515934411426213.245

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201337978218010015.227
201234554176812016.213
201143485289317113.237

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
2013112.74408124183.281.23
201289.74708324174.121.01
2011124.75809834143.181.23

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201398.3560802783.201.04
201288.35605037226.221.53
2011104.06408038123.631.21
Ervin Santana Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2004 21 AA ARK 8 8 43.7 9.89 3.71 2.67 0.62 76.8% 3.30 3.41 .336
2005 22 AA ARK 8 7 39.0 7.38 3.46 2.13 0.46 83% 2.31 3.53 .291
2005 22 AAA SAL 3 3 19.3 7.91 0.93 8.50 0.93 63.2% 4.19 3.41 .312
2005 22 MAJ LAA 23 23 133.7 6.67 3.16 2.11 1.14 69.2% 4.65 4.46 .305
2006 23 MAJ LAA 33 33 204.0 6.22 3.09 2.01 0.93 0.76 67% 4.28 4.22 .269
2007 24 AAA SAL 5 5 32.3 8.91 2.78 3.20 1.11 68.9% 5.01 4.04 .372
2007 24 MAJ LAA 28 26 150.0 7.56 3.48 2.17 1.56 0.71 66% 5.76 4.97 .333
2008 25 MAJ LAA 32 32 219.0 8.79 1.93 4.55 0.95 0.80 72.1% 94.4 MPH 3.49 3.28 .302
2009 26 R AZL 1 1 3.3 18.90 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 -1.00 .556
2009 26 A Ran 1 1 4.7 5.79 0.00 0.00 3.86 50% 6.43 7.49 .164
2009 26 AAA SAL 1 1 5.0 7.20 1.80 4.00 0.00 50% 3.60 2.80 .229
2009 26 MAJ LAA 24 23 139.7 6.89 3.03 2.28 1.55 0.96 70.3% 92.2 MPH 5.03 4.94 .320
2010 27 MAJ LAA 33 33 222.7 6.83 2.95 2.32 1.09 0.88 73.8% 92.5 MPH 3.92 4.40 .297
2011 28 MAJ LAA 33 33 228.7 7.01 2.83 2.47 1.02 1.16 76.3% 92.8 MPH 3.38 4.17 .279
2012 29 MAJ LAA 30 30 178.0 6.72 3.08 2.18 1.97 1.15 66.3% 91.7 MPH 5.16 5.73 .255
2013 30 MAJ KC 32 32 211.0 6.87 2.18 3.16 1.11 1.49 76.7% 92.4 MPH 3.24 4.09 .274
2014 31 AAA Gwi 1 1 5.1 5.29 7.06 0.75 1.76 63.6% 8.44 6.93 .381
2014 31 MAJ ATL 3 3 21.0 10.29 1.71 6.00 0.43 2.00 93.8% 92.5 MPH 0.86 2.10 .254
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Ervin Santana
3-Year Averages MAJ   31 31 205.9 6.86 2.67 2.57 1.31 73.4% 3.85 4.46 .270
Career MAJ   271 268 1,707.7 7.13 2.79 2.55 1.21 71.3% 4.15 4.33 .290

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2014 Stat Review for Ervin Santana    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2013 (min 140 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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6.00 K/BB
ELITE
10.29 K/9
ELITE
1.71 BB/9
ELITE
92.5 MPH Fastball
GOOD
0.4 HR/9
ELITE
2.00 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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0.86 ERA
ELITE
0.81 WHIP
ELITE
2.10 FIP
ELITE
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.254 BABIP
LOW
93.8% Strand Rate
HIGH

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

Worst Matchups for Ervin Santana (by OPS against, min 20 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Ryan Sweeney CHI-N 22 12 1 4 2 2 1 .545 .955 1.538
David Ortiz BOS 30 11 3 6 4 12 0 .367 .767 1.224
Billy Butler KC 31 8 5 9 6 8 2 .258 .774 1.184
Robinson Cano SEA 42 14 6 12 3 3 1 .333 .810 1.179
Jose Bautista TOR 26 8 2 4 8 8 0 .308 .654 1.124
Derek Jeter NY-A 47 19 3 5 4 9 1 .404 .638 1.100
Brian Roberts NY-A 32 13 2 3 3 5 0 .406 .625 1.082
Alex Rodriguez NY-A 36 12 4 11 2 10 1 .333 .667 1.051
Josh Wilson TEX 21 8 1 5 0 1 1 .381 .667 1.048
Cliff Pennington AZ 25 11 0 0 2 6 2 .440 .560 1.041

Best Matchups for Ervin Santana (by OPS against, min 20 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Mark Teixeira NY-A 38 6 1 7 5 8 1 .158 .263 .540
Jason Kipnis CLE 20 5 0 1 1 6 0 .250 .250 .536
Mark Ellis STL 51 11 0 1 3 4 0 .216 .255 .514
Aaron Hill AZ 31 6 1 1 1 3 0 .194 .290 .509
Coco Crisp OAK 21 3 0 3 2 1 1 .143 .286 .503
Rajai Davis DET 20 4 0 0 1 7 2 .200 .250 .488
Jason Giambi CLE 21 2 0 3 5 4 1 .095 .190 .487
Jason Kubel MIN 21 4 0 0 0 6 0 .190 .190 .381
Jhonny Peralta STL 25 3 0 2 2 5 0 .120 .120 .299
Kurt Suzuki MIN 33 3 0 2 1 7 0 .091 .091 .230

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

Santana looked strong again Monday, going six innings of one-run ball in a no-decision.

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Santana allowed three hits and zero runs with six strikeouts over eight innings pitched on his way to picking up the win Wednesday against the Mets.

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Santana was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett on Wednesday.

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Santana is set to start Wednesday against the Mets, Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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The Braves are still leaning toward starting Santana against the Mets on Wednesday, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

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Santana is tentatively scheduled to start April 9 against the Mets, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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Santana could get his first regular season start as soon as April 9 against the Mets, according to manager Fredi Gonzalez, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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Santana will throw two innings in Thursday's Grapefruit League game against the Mets, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

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Santana could be in line to make his first spring training start later this week, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.

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2014

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2013

Santana's final year as an Angel was a gargantuan disappointment, as he finished the season with his worst walk rate since 2007, worst strikeout rate since 2006, and the worst home-run rate of his career. The home runs were especially problematic as Santana led the American League with 39 allowed despite tossing only 178 innings. His astronomical HR/FB rate (18.9%) last season was almost certainly an anomaly, but it's also something that would probably never happen to a pitcher who is both throwing the ball well and pitching half of his games in the pitcher-friendly confines of Angel Stadium. Santana's declining fastball velocity, which fell from an average of 92.8 mph in 2011 to 91.7 mph in 2012, is probably part of the problem and has led to speculation that there is some underlying issue with his elbow. There's really nothing to back that speculation up at this time, but it's hard to know what to expect for Santana in his first season in Kansas City. His upside is probably a good No. 2 pitcher while his downside is the monstrosity of a season that he just produced.

2012

Santana won just 11 games last season, but he posted a career-best 3.38 ERA and struck out 178 batters in 228.2 innings. He'll be arguably the best fourth starter in the league in 2012 on a team that should score more runs than it did last season, so Santana could provide a nice return on his mid-round selection if his offense can get him a few more wins.

2011

Santana bounced back from a rough 2009 season to win a career-high 17 games for the Angels last season. None of his other stats were overly impressive, but the 28-year-old's peripherals were in line with his career norms. Santana is in the prime of his career; but while his numbers are more likely to improve than decline, don't expect him to reach the 214 strikeouts he recorded in 2008.

2010

A sore elbow and subsequent forearm pain prevented Santana from building on his breakthrough 2008 campaign, although he showed enough on his good nights – two shutouts, eight quality starts and 2.48 ERA in his last 11 starts – that you can still see a No. 2 starter in him. Talk up the 5.01 ERA, his crazy home/road splits and the missed time, then snag him late and be very, very happy.

2009

Santana transformed from a fringe starter in spring training into one of the Angels’ best starting pitchers by the end of the season. Santana went 16-7 with a 3.49 ERA and 214 strikeouts in 2007 and helped ease the loss of Kelvim Escobar. Santana’s success last season can be attributed to one thing – his ability to pitch on the road. Santana, who had an 8.38 road ERA in 2007, posted a 3.02 ERA and won 11 games away from home last season. Now that he's taken the leap, we expect similar results in 2009.

2008

Santana’s home ERA: 3.37. Santana’s road ERA: a disastrous 8.38. No other pitcher in the league has home/away splits that resemble these numbers. Still, Santana possesses a high-90s fastball and a dynamite slider. He has obvious talent, but until he figures out how to pitch on the road, he won't have a permanent place in the Angels' starting rotation. Santana will battle Joe Saunders for the No. 5 starter's job this spring, with the loser likely heading to the bullpen. With uncertainty about his spot in the rotation and is inability to pitch in the road, you'll want to limit how much of an investment you make him on draft day. That said, his talent alone makes him an enticing late-round pick if he wins a spot in the Angels rotation.

2007

Santana is further along at age 23 than teammate John Lackey was, providing hope that he'll show the same improvement Lackey did after the same age. The dip in strikeout rate isn't a big deal because it was paired with improvement in command. More valuable with the Angels--with whom he gets 20 or more starts in pitchers' parks--than he'll be if he gets traded.

2006

Like rotation mate John Lackey, Santana picked things up considerably the second half of 2005. He went from a 6.20 ERA in the first half, to 9-4 with a 3.97 ERA in the second half. He'll only be 23 to start the season so look for continued improvement with decent upside.

2005

Santana missed time last season with tendonitis in his right elbow and shoulder. He's the top pitching prospect in the Angels farm system but the nagging arm injuries are a concern. He should be healthy by spring and the organization has high hopes for him. At 22, it's unlikely he'll rise above Triple-A until late in 2005.

2004

Santana went 11-3 with a 2.81 ERA and 1.10 WHIP in 26 starts between Double-A Arkansas and Single-A ball last season. He'll probably spend 2004 in Double-A, but may get a shot at Triple-A if he continues to excel. Anahiem's top starter prospect probably won't be a factor in the majors until 2005 at the earliest.

2003

Signed out of the Dominican Republic in 2000, the now 20-year old has aged 10 months but remains a top power-pitching prospect. He’s begun filling out his 6’4” frame and now tops the scales at over 170 lbs. His fastball can touch the upper-nineties and he regularly works around the 94-95 mph range. He has a hard slider and good change up to compliment the heat, but both need refining. He’s able to command all three pitches, which bodes well for his future as a major league starter. The 2003 season should find him at High Class-A and if successful could wind up the season in Double-A. It’s probable his development won’t find him in the majors until some time in 2005, but the projection as a top-of-the-rotation pitcher is not unreasonable. Formerly Johan Q. Santana.