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Carlos Santana

28-Year-Old First Baseman – Cleveland Indians

2014 Stats

AVG

.231

HR

27

RBI

85

R

68

SB

5

2015 RotoWire 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.

September 15, 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 152 660 541 68 125 52 25 0 27 85 5 2 113 124 0 3 3 .231 .365 .427 .792
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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)     650 2,761 2,291 322 569 242 139 5 98 336 19 11 431 497 0 26 13 .248 .367 .442 .809

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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
Sep. 28 TB 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .365 .427 .792
Sep. 27 TB 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .366 .428 .794
Sep. 26 TB 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .233 .368 .432 .800
Sep. 24 KC 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .232 .367 .431 .798
Sep. 23 KC 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .232 .364 .432 .796
Sep. 22 KC 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .233 .365 .435 .800
Sep. 21 @Min 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .233 .366 .436 .802
Sep. 20 @Min 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .362 .435 .797
Sep. 19 @Min 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .233 .364 .438 .802
Sep. 18 @Hou 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .235 .367 .442 .809
Sep. 17 @Hou 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .235 .365 .444 .809
Sep. 16 @Hou 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .235 .366 .443 .809
Sep. 15 @Hou 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .234 .365 .444 .809
Sep. 14 @Det 3 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .234 .366 .446 .812
Sep. 13 @Det 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .233 .366 .444 .810
Sep. 12 @Det 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .233 .366 .446 .812
Sep. 11 Min 4 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .235 .369 .449 .818
Sep. 11 Min 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .233 .368 .443 .811
Sep. 10 Min Did not play.
Sep. 9 Min 3 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .233 .369 .438 .807
Sep. 8 LAA 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .230 .366 .435 .801
Sep. 7 CWS 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .228 .365 .434 .799
Sep. 6 CWS 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .229 .366 .437 .803
Sep. 5 CWS 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .228 .365 .431 .796
Sep. 4 Det 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .228 .366 .433 .799
Sep. 3 Det 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .230 .366 .435 .801
Sep. 2 Det 3 1 1 0 0 1 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .230 .366 .430 .796
Sep. 1 Det 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .229 .364 .424 .788
Aug. 31 @KC 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .229 .365 .424 .789
Aug. 30 @KC 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .229 .367 .426 .793
Last 7 Days 21 1 5 0 0 0 3 7 5 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .429 .238 .667
Last 14 Days 48 3 10 2 0 0 8 12 9 1 0 0 1 1 .208 .361 .250 .611
Last 30 Days 105 12 25 4 0 5 21 19 17 2 1 0 1 1 .238 .352 .419 .771

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Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
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
2014177198280.271.469.864
2013187276271.299.487.864
2012169196310.272.420.808

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20143644919575.212.407.757
20133544814472.251.438.815
20123385312453.243.420.772

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20142603213351.208.388.726
20132563412302.262.449.827
2012254347321.272.441.818

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20142813614504.253.463.853
2013285418441.274.460.836
20122533811442.233.399.751
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
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3-Year Averages     636 529 15.6% 17.5% 0.89 79% .280 .179
Career     2,761 2,291 15.6% 18% 0.87 78% .278 .194

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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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.231 AVG
POOR
77% Contact Rate
WEAK
.251 BABIP
LOW
Power

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.427 SLG
GOOD
.196 ISO
GOOD
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.91 BB/K
ELITE
17.1% BB Rate
ELITE
18.8% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

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.792 OPS
GOOD
.365 OBP
GREAT

2015 Projected Stats Breakdown for Carlos Santana

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

Santana homered in each game of Thursday's doubleheader, giving him 27 homers for the season.

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Santana homered for the second straight game Wednesday.

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Santana homered and drove in three runs in Cleveland's win over the Royals on Friday.

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Santana went 2-for-3 with a three-run homer against the Orioles on Saturday night.

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Santana went 3-for-5 with a double and three RBI in Friday's 10-6 loss to the Yankees.

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Santana continued his recent success Sunday, going 3-for-3 with two home runs and four RBI.

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Santana went 2-for-4 with a home run, a walk, an RBI, and one run scored in Saturday’s loss to the Royals.

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Santana went 2-for-3 with two home runs and three RBI in Friday's 6-4 loss to the Royals.

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Santana had a big night at the dish Tuesday, going 4-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored while blasting his 15th home run of the year and adding two doubles in the Indians' 8-2 win over the Twins.

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Santana, who started at DH on Tuesday, is fine after jamming his shoulder on a dive Monday, MLB.com reports.

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Santana hit a solo home run in Sunday's 4-1 win over the Royals.

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Santana exploded Tuesday with four hits, including a home run, a double, two RBI and two runs scored.

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Santana's time at third base will be very limited going forward due to the play of Lonnie Chisenhall, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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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.