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Santiago Casilla

35-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

2016 Stats

W-L

2-5

ERA

3.57

WHIP

1.19

K

65

SV

31

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Casilla turned in his best fantasy campaign to date in 2015, closing out 38 games with a 2.79 ERA in 58 innings. He posted a career-high 9.6 K/9 while keeping his free passes somewhat in check (3.6 BB...

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2016 ADP:  174.2

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 210   DOB: 1/7/1981   BORN: San Cristobal, DR   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Santiago Casilla Contract Information:

The Giants re-signed Casilla to a three-year, $15 million deal in December of 2012.

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Casilla -- who was removed as the team's closer prior to the game -- blew another save against the Diamondbacks on Friday.

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Santiago Casilla 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 23 A KAN 25 0 0 30.0 16 1 0 49 6 1 0 16 0.30 0.73
2004 23 AA MID 13 0 0 18.0 10 3 0 32 15 2 0 2 1.50 1.39
2004 23 AAA SAC 11 0 0 13.7 10 6 1 21 9 1 2 1 3.95 1.39
2005 24 AA MID 10 0 0 16.7 9 2 1 30 9 0 0 6 1.08 1.08
2005 24 AAA SAC 43 0 0 47.3 45 24 6 72 20 3 6 20 4.56 1.37
2005 24 MAJ OAK 3 0 0 3.0 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 3.00 1.00
2006 25 AAA SAC 25 0 0 33.0 25 12 2 32 10 2 0 4 3.27 1.06
2006 25 MAJ OAK 2 0 0 2.3 2 3 0 2 2 0 0 0 11.57 1.71
2007 26 AAA SAC 22 0 0 24.0 18 11 1 29 14 2 1 3 4.13 1.33
2007 26 MAJ OAK 46 0 0 50.7 43 25 6 52 23 3 1 2 4.44 1.30
2008 27 A STO 1 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2008 27 AAA SAC 2 2 0 2.7 3 1 0 5 1 0 0 0 3.38 1.50
2008 27 MAJ OAK 51 0 0 50.3 60 22 5 43 20 2 1 2 3.93 1.59
2009 28 A STO 1 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2009 28 AAA SAC 1 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2009 28 MAJ OAK 46 0 0 48.3 61 32 6 35 25 1 2 0 5.96 1.78
2010 29 AAA FRE 4 0 0 4.0 2 0 0 7 2 0 0 2 0 0 0.00 1.00
2010 29 MAJ SF 52 0 0 55.3 40 12 2 56 26 7 2 2 1 11 1.95 1.19
2011 30 A+ SAN 4 2 0 3.0 3 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.67
2011 30 AAA FRE 4 0 0 5.0 3 1 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.80 0.80
2011 30 MAJ SF 49 0 0 51.7 33 10 1 45 25 2 2 6 1 6 1.74 1.12
2012 31 MAJ SF 73 0 0 63.3 55 20 8 55 22 7 6 25 6 12 2.84 1.22
2013 32 A+ SAN 5 2 0 5.0 7 3 0 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 5.40 2.40
2013 32 MAJ SF 57 0 0 50.0 39 12 2 38 25 7 2 2 1 23 2.16 1.28
2014 33 A+ SAN 2 2 0 3.0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.33
2014 33 MAJ SF 54 0 0 58.3 35 11 3 45 15 3 3 19 4 10 1.70 0.86
2015 34 MAJ SF 67 0 0 58.0 51 18 6 62 23 4 2 38 6 0 2.79 1.28
2016 35 MAJ SF 62 0 0 58.0 50 23 8 65 19 2 5 31 9 3 3.57 1.19
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3-Year Averages     61 0 0 58.1 45 17 5 57 19 3 3 29 6 4 2.63 1.10
Career  (View All)     562 0 0 549.3 471 189 47 499 226 38 26 127 3.10 1.27

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Santiago Casilla Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20169325722515.265
2015119331427235.262
20148823716301.200

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2016148401228403.215
201512529924201.212
201413022819202.161

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201630.01416341064.801.23
201531.04117301642.611.48
201424.013715823.001.17

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201628.0111531922.251.14
201527.0012132723.001.04
201434.3201230710.790.64
Santiago Casilla 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 23 A KAN 25 0 30.0 14.70 1.80 8.17 0.00 95.5% 0.30 0.53 .310
2004 23 AA MID 13 0 18.0 16.00 7.50 2.13 0.00 88% 1.50 2.31 .348
2004 23 AAA SAC 11 0 13.7 13.83 5.93 2.33 0.66 72.2% 3.95 3.05 .339
2005 24 AA MID 10 0 16.7 16.20 4.86 3.33 0.54 94.1% 1.08 2.00 .320
2005 24 AAA SAC 43 0 47.3 13.69 3.80 3.60 1.14 69.5% 4.56 3.14 .388
2005 24 MAJ OAK 3 0 3.0 3.00 3.00 1.00 0.00 66.7% 3.00 3.57 .211
2006 25 AAA SAC 25 0 33.0 8.73 2.73 3.20 0.55 69.7% 3.27 3.14 .274
2006 25 MAJ OAK 2 0 2.3 7.71 7.71 1.00 0.00 4.00 25% 11.57 4.14 .304
2007 26 AAA SAC 22 0 24.0 10.88 5.25 2.07 0.38 67.7% 4.13 3.08 .305
2007 26 MAJ OAK 46 0 50.7 9.24 4.09 2.26 1.07 0.52 68.3% 4.44 4.09 .289
2008 27 A STO 1 1 1.0 18.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 -0.80 .000
2008 27 AAA SAC 2 2 2.7 16.87 3.37 5.00 0.00 75% 3.38 0.58 .543
2008 27 MAJ OAK 51 0 50.3 7.69 3.58 2.15 0.89 1.12 77.3% 94.4 MPH 3.93 4.01 .357
2009 28 A STO 1 1 1.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 3.20 .000
2009 28 AAA SAC 1 1 1.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 3.20 .000
2009 28 MAJ OAK 46 0 48.3 6.52 4.66 1.40 1.12 1.56 67.5% 94.6 MPH 5.96 4.97 .352
2010 29 AAA FRE 4 0 4.0 15.75 4.50 3.50 0.00 100% 0.00 1.95 .318
2010 29 MAJ SF 52 0 55.3 9.11 4.23 2.15 0.33 1.86 84.4% 96.6 MPH 1.95 3.27 .275
2011 30 A+ SAN 4 2 3.0 3.00 6.00 0.50 0.00 100% 0.00 4.53 .287
2011 30 AAA FRE 4 0 5.0 7.20 1.80 4.00 1.80 100% 1.80 5.40 .165
2011 30 MAJ SF 49 0 51.7 7.84 4.35 1.80 0.17 1.74 84.2% 93.5 MPH 1.74 3.28 .241
2012 31 MAJ SF 73 0 63.3 7.82 3.13 2.50 1.14 1.98 82.6% 93.9 MPH 2.84 4.24 .275
2013 32 A+ SAN 5 2 5.0 3.60 9.00 0.40 0.00 75% 5.40 5.40 .366
2013 32 MAJ SF 57 0 50.0 6.84 4.50 1.52 0.36 2.14 83.9% 93.4 MPH 2.16 3.82 .264
2014 33 A+ SAN 2 2 3.0 9.00 3.00 3.00 0.00 100% 0.00 2.20 .000
2014 33 MAJ SF 54 0 58.3 6.94 2.31 3.00 0.46 2.29 83% 94.3 MPH 1.70 3.25 .211
2015 34 MAJ SF 67 0 58.0 9.62 3.57 2.70 0.93 1.78 82.4% 93.3 MPH 2.79 3.70 .307
2016 35 MAJ SF 62 0 58.0 10.09 2.95 3.42 1.24 1.56 75.4% 93.6 MPH 3.57 3.99 .299
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3-Year Averages     61 0 58.1 8.83 2.94 3.00 0.77 79.7% 2.63 3.34 .272
Career     562 0 549.3 8.18 3.70 2.21 0.77 78.2% 3.10 3.77 .288

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2016 Stat Review for Santiago Casilla    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2015 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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3.42 K/BB
GOOD
10.09 K/9
GOOD
2.95 BB/9
AVERAGE
93.6 MPH Fastball
GOOD
1.2 HR/9
POOR
1.56 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.57 ERA
WEAK
1.19 WHIP
AVERAGE
3.99 FIP
WEAK
BABIP/Strand

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

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.299 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
75.4% Strand Rate
AVERAGE

Santiago Casilla: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Casilla has been removed from the closer role, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Casilla was ineffective Wednesday, surrendering two runs before being lifted from a closing situation in a walk-off loss to the Rockies.

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Casilla tossed a perfect ninth for his 31st save in Tuesday's win over Colorado.

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Casilla blew his seventh save of the season Sunday, surrendering a run on two hits and a walk in an eventual 3-2 loss to the Cubs.

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Casilla notched his 30th save in Saturday's 3-2 victory over the Cubs, firing a perfect ninth inning.

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Casilla allowed one run on two hits while striking out two in a four-out save, his 29th of the year, Wednesday against Arizona.

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Casilla worked around a hit to record a scoreless ninth inning against the Mets on Thursday to notch his 28th save.

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Casilla blew his sixth save of the season Sunday, surrendering three runs in the top of ninth inning in a 9-8 loss to the Orioles.

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Casilla was brought in to record a one-out save in Saturday's 6-2 win over the Orioles.

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Casilla allowed a hit and struck out two Marlins to nail down his 26th save of the season Wednesday.

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Casilla threw a perfect 10th inning against the Phillies on Thursday en route to his 25th save of the season.

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Casilla got the clean save Sunday, striking out two over his lone inning of work in a 3-1 win over Washington.

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Casilla tallied his 23rd save in Saturday's 5-3 victory over the Nationals, pitching a perfect ninth inning.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

Predicting Sergio Romo would falter enough to lose the closerís role would have been challenging enough, but seeing Casilla as his successor would've been even harder. Even though he entered 2014 with a 2.21 ERA in 220 innings with the Giants, he did so with an unimpressive strikeout rate (21.2%) and a flat-out bad K/BB ratio (1.98). He seemed to be living off of an incredible groundball rate (which yielded a tiny home run rate) and a keen ability to strand runners. The 34-year-old had the closerís role by early July and did well with it. As closer, he had a 24% strikeout rate and 4.0 K/BB ratio in 26 innings. Itís a tiny sample for sure, but those skills will definitely play, especially since the groundball rate hit a career-high 56%, and he continued to strand runners at a tremendous clip (82%). He is lined up for the closerís role in 2015 and will likely be underrated because of age and the lack of an overpowering strikeout rate.

2014

Casilla had an interesting year in 2013, as he saw his strikeout rate drop (6.8 K/9) and his walk rate rise (4.5 BB/9), but his ERA ended up being lower in 2013 (2.16) than it was in 2012 (2.84). This anomaly can be explained by his ability to keep the ball in the park last season (0.4 HR/9) as opposed to 2012 where almost everything left the yard (1.1 HR/9). This drastic change in peripherals from year-to-year shouldn't come as a surprise from a pitcher whose stuff can be extremely erratic. He should continue to provide decent hold and strikeout numbers while serving as a right-handed setup man for manager Bruce Bochy this season.

2013

Casilla saw his ERA jump from 1.91 in 2011 to 2.78 in 2012 because of a 14.0 percent HR/FB rate (his worst since joining the Giants). In some aspects, Casilla improved considering his career-best walk rate (3.1 BB/9) and groundball rate (55 percent). In addition, he held opposing hitters to a 15.2 percent line drive rate, which in turn helped him to possess a BABIP of .253. Look for Casilla's overall numbers to improve, as manager Bruce Bochy will probably return him to more of a specialized role after Casilla held right-handed hitters to a .263 wOBA last season.

2012

Casilla posted a 1.74 ERA and 1.123 WHIP last season, even recording six saves when Brian Wilson was out with an injury. He still struggles with control and just 2.6 percent of his flyballs went for homers, so he was a bit lucky, but clearly he's tough to hit. Casilla will return to San Francisco in 2012 once again in a middle-relief role.

2011

Casilla really enjoyed his first year in the National League last season, posting a 1.95 ERA and 1.193 WHIP with a 9.11 K/9IP mark and a strong groundball rate (1.86 G/F). His average fastball velocity was among the highest in baseball (96.6 mph), although he continues to struggle with his control (4.23 BB/9IP). The Giants are expected to offer Casilla arbitration, so he'll be back in 2011 to act as one of the team's top setup men.

2010

Continued control problems finally knocked Casilla out of the Oakland bullpen picture, and his 1.779 WHIP and 5.96 ERA in 48.1 innings in 2009 continued the slide that began as soon as he aged three years and changed names several winters back. There's nothing to recommend here.

2009

Casilla's continued control problems (55 walks in 112 career major-league innings now) resulted in another poor season. He'll keep slipping further and further back in the A's bullpen, and might find himself ahead of only Jim Mecir and Billy Taylor by the end of the 2009 season.

2008

Casilla pitched well out of the A's bullpen after being called up mid-season, but it's hard to see exactly where he'll fit if Kiko Calero and Justin Duchscherer return to health, especially considering his struggles after the All-Star break (7.04 ERA, 18 walks in 30.2 innings). There are safer staff-filling options out there.

2007

Casilla, the pitcher formerly known as Jairo Garcia, aged three years in January when his true age and name were revealed after problems with his visa, which helped explain his meteoric rise through the minors. Shoulder tendinitis sidelined him after mid-June, but he still managed a nice 32 Ks and 10 walks in 33 innings. He struggles at times to keep the ball on the ground, and he's pretty well blocked by quality right-handed relievers in Oakland. Now that he'll be 27 years old in June, there's a lot less to like.

2006

Garcia failed to break camp with the A's and actually started the year back at Double-A Midland. He was lights-out there (30 K in 16.2 IP) and posted excellent peripherals at Triple-A Sacramento as well (73 K, 20 BB in 48.1 IP) despite a 4.47 ERA in 44 games. There's not a lot of room in the Oakland bullpen with Huston Street, Jay Witasick, Kiko Calero and Justin Duschscherer already established so Garcia's best bet for immediate value might be in a trade.

2005

Garcia enjoyed a Francisco Rodriguez-like ascent up the minors in 2004, minus the success in the big leagues during September and October. He struggled with his control a bit at the upper levels and his brief trial in Oakland didn't go well either. He needs a half-season at Triple-A in all likelihood. His eventual role with the A's will largely be determined by whether Octavio Dotel remains beyond his arbitration years and how quickly Huston Street develops.

2004

Although Garcia has spent the bulk of his pro career as a starter, the undersized right-hander will ultimately be a relief pitcher. Minor shoulder difficulties have plagued him throughout his career, but he has a live 95 mph fastball with a developing splitter and slider that allows him to maintain a high K-rate. He could climb to Double-A in 2004 with a stint in the Triple-A Pacific Coast League likely in 2005. He should eventually work his way into a late-inning role with a shot at closing a possibility for the future.