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Ervin Santana

33-Year-Old Pitcher – Minnesota Twins

2016 Stats

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7-11

ERA

3.37

WHIP

1.22

K

146

SV

0

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

The Twins signed Santana to a four-year, $54 million contract last offseason to fortify the rotation, but he was suspended for 80 games after testing positive for Stanozolol just before the season beg...

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2016 ADP:  294.52

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 175   DOB: 12/12/1982   BORN: San Cristobal, DR   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Ervin Santana Contract Information:

Agreed to a four-year, $54 million contract in Dec. 2014 that includes a vesting option for 2019 that kicks in if he pitches 200 innings in 2018 or 400+ innings combined in 2017-18, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

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The Twins will give Santana the option of skipping his final start of the season, which is scheduled for Wednesday in Kansas City, the Star Tribune's Phil Miller reports.

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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 31 31 0 196.0 193 86 16 179 63 14 10 0 0 0 3.95 1.31
2015 32 AAA ROC 3 3 0 20.2 17 4 2 11 4 3 0 0 0 0 1.74 1.04
2015 32 MAJ MIN 17 17 0 108.0 104 48 12 82 36 7 5 0 0 0 4.00 1.30
2016 33 MAJ MIN 29 29 1 176.3 164 66 18 146 52 7 11 0 0 0 3.37 1.22
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3-Year Averages     26 26 0 171.7 162 70 18 140 50 10 8 0 0 0 3.67 1.23
Career  (View All)     345 342 8 2,167.0 2,095 986 275 1,735 677 133 116 0 4.10 1.28

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Ervin Santana Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Team Games To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Sep. 22 Det 6.0 5 4 2 0 4 8 0 2 0 L 0 0 0 3.37 1.22
Sep. 17 @NYM 7.0 4 0 0 0 2 9 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.38 1.22
Sep. 12 @Det 5.0 3 1 1 1 2 4 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.53 1.23
Sep. 6 KC 6.0 3 3 3 1 3 6 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.58 1.24
Sep. 1 CWS 5.0 11 2 2 1 2 6 0 2 0 W 0 0 0 3.54 1.25
Aug. 27 @Tor 6.7 5 6 6 1 5 4 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.54 1.20
Aug. 21 @KC 7.0 4 2 1 0 1 10 0 1 0 L 0 0 0 3.33 1.19
Aug. 16 @Atl 7.0 4 0 0 0 2 6 0 1 0 W 0 0 0 3.43 1.21
Aug. 5 @TB 6.3 6 2 2 1 0 8 1 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.62 1.23
Jul. 31 CWS 6.0 6 3 1 0 2 5 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.66 1.25
Jul. 26 Atl 9.0 7 2 2 1 0 5 0 0 1 L 0 0 0 3.78 1.24
Last 14 Games (Team)
3 Games Pitched:  Avg. 6.0 IP/G
18.0 12 5 3 1 8 21 2 2 0 0-1 0 0 0 1.50 1.11
Last 30 Games (Team)
6 Games Pitched:  Avg. 5.9 IP/G
35.7 31 16 14 4 18 37 3 4 0 1-1 0 0 0 3.53 1.37
Last 60 Games (Team)
11 Games Pitched:  Avg. 6.5 IP/G
71.0 58 25 20 6 23 71 4 6 1 4-3 0 0 0 2.54 1.14

Ervin Santana Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20163606229801606.245
20152363423541827.260
201443783271162448.291

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201636884238420012.248
2015221481350705.246
20143809636771808.235

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201696.04707627103.751.21
201543.7220341764.531.37
2014103.31040953283.751.23

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201680.3340702582.911.24
201564.3530481963.641.24
201492.7460843184.181.39
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 31 31 196.0 8.22 2.89 2.84 0.73 1.46 70.8% 92.3 MPH 3.95 3.46 .321
2015 32 AAA ROC 3 3 20.2 4.90 1.78 2.75 0.89 89.5% 1.74 4.14 .246
2015 32 MAJ MIN 17 17 108.0 6.83 3.00 2.28 1.00 1.24 71.9% 92.5 MPH 4.00 4.24 .292
2016 33 MAJ MIN 29 29 176.3 7.45 2.65 2.81 0.92 1.33 75.8% 92.7 MPH 3.37 3.82 .294
Today's Projections     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Next 7 Days     0 1 5.7 5.05 2.97 1.70 1.06 65.7% 4.69 4.60 .272
Rest Of Season     0 1 5.7 5.05 2.97 1.70 1.06 65.7% 4.69 4.60 .272
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3-Year Averages     26 26 171.7 7.34 2.62 2.80 0.94 73.2% 3.67 3.81 .295
Career     345 342 2,167.0 7.21 2.81 2.56 1.14 71.5% 4.10 4.22 .294

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2016 Stat Review for Ervin Santana    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2015 (min 130 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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2.81 K/BB
AVERAGE
7.45 K/9
WEAK
2.65 BB/9
AVERAGE
92.7 MPH Fastball
GOOD
0.9 HR/9
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1.33 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.37 ERA
GOOD
1.22 WHIP
GOOD
3.82 FIP
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BABIP/Strand

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

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.294 BABIP
AVERAGE
75.8% Strand Rate
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Ervin Santana: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Santana (7-11) gave up four runs -- two earned -- on five hits and four walks with eight strikeouts in Thursday's loss to Detroit.

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Santana allowed no runs on four hits and two walks while striking out nine over seven innings in a 3-2 loss against the Mets on Saturday. He did not factor into the decision.

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Santana threw five innings of one-run ball Monday, allowing three hits and two walks while striking out four, but received no decision in an eventual loss to the Tigers.

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Santana allowed three runs on three hits and three walks with six strikeouts over six innings in a no-decision Tuesday against the Royals.

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Santana (7-10) improbably held the White Sox to just two runs and picked up a win despite giving up 11 hits and two walks -- not to mention two wild pitches -- over five innings Thursday.

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Santana didn't factor into the decision against the Blue Jays on Saturday, giving up six earned runs on five hits and five walks over 6.2 innings. He struck out four.

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Santana (6-10) allowed two runs on five hits and one walk while striking out 10 over seven innings to take the loss Sunday against the Royals.

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Santana (6-9) threw seven shutout innings Tuesday, allowing just four hits and two walks while striking out six Atlanta hitters and earning the win.

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Santana only pitched into the third inning before Wednesday's game was delayed and eventually postponed due to rain.

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Santana (5-9) mowed down eight while giving up just two earned runs on six hits over 6.1 innings in a 6-2 victory over the Rays on Friday.

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2016

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2015

Santana was late finding a home in 2014, as the draft pick compensation attached to him deterred a lot of teams, but after Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy both went down in spring training, the Braves reached out. Betting on himself, Santana signed a one-year, $14.1 million contract, and the immediate returns for Atlanta were significant, as he went 4-0 with a 1.99 ERA in his first six starts. Regression was inevitable, and Santana's ERA more than doubled over his next three outings, but his 3.21 xFIP was more indicative of how he pitched in the first half than his 7-6 record and 4.01 ERA. The right-hander's walk rate went up in the second half (from 2.5 BB/9 to 3.3), but so did his strikeout rate (from 7.8 K/9 to 8.6), and with strong overall results and his health intact, Santana again had the confidence to turn down a qualifying offer ($15.8 million) at the conclusion of the season. He was rewarded for that confidence in the form of a four-year, $54 million contract with Minnesota. Home runs allowed have been a problem for Santana (career 1.2 HR/9), so a move to Target Field will help him as he settle into the No. 2 starter role for the Twins.

2014

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 rate go up while he lowered his walk rate and maintained an unexpected 3.24 ERA, with a 161:51 K:BB over 211 innings. He gave up fewer home runs, increased his groundball rate and missed plenty of bats, as evidenced by lower contact rates against him and a 10 percent swinging-strike rate. It was a season that both he and the Royals hoped he would have and he was a big part of their reasonably strong showing in the Wild Card race. Of course, a season like that for him meant turning down the Royals' qualifying offer and electing for free agency. The team wants him back, but the price tag may just be too high. At press time though, he remains unsigned.

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.