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Carlos Santana

31-Year-Old First Baseman – Cleveland Indians

2017 Stats

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.216

HR

4

RBI

22

R

23

SB

2

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Santana set career highs in homers, runs, and RBI while tipping his batting average over the league average for the first time in three seasons. His days of playing up the defensive spectrum are done,...

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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: By LA In 2004   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.

May 23, 2017  –  Carlos Santana News

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Santana (knee) is playing right field and batting cleanup Tuesday against the Reds, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Cincinnati Enquirer 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 154 666 550 72 127 50 29 2 19 85 11 3 108 122 0 5 3 .231 .357 .395 .752
2016 30 MAJ CLE 158 688 582 89 151 68 31 3 34 87 5 2 99 99 0 5 2 .259 .366 .498 .864
2017 31 MAJ CLE 43 198 171 23 37 18 13 1 4 22 2 0 26 29 0 0 1 .216 .323 .374 .697
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3-Year Averages     154 669 557 76 134 55 28 1 26 85 7 2 106 115 0 4 2 .241 .362 .434 .796
Career  (View All)     1005 4,313 3,594 506 884 378 212 11 155 530 37 16 664 747 0 36 19 .246 .363 .440 .804

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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
May. 23 @Cin 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .218 .323 .374 .697
May. 22 @Cin 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .216 .323 .374 .697
May. 21 @Hou 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .330 .383 .713
May. 20 @Hou 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .227 .333 .393 .726
May. 19 @Hou 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .226 .335 .390 .725
May. 17 TB 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .226 .333 .387 .720
May. 16 TB 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .230 .335 .395 .730
May. 15 TB 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .235 .337 .403 .740
May. 14 Min 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .228 .329 .400 .729
May. 13 Min 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .227 .331 .383 .714
May. 12 Min 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .226 .333 .372 .705
May. 10 @Tor 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 .230 .329 .378 .707
May. 9 @Tor 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .235 .327 .386 .713
May. 8 @Tor 4 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .242 .331 .398 .729
May. 7 @KC 4 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .234 .326 .379 .705
May. 6 @KC 5 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .217 .314 .358 .672
May. 5 @KC 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .209 .311 .330 .641
May. 3 @Det 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .216 .320 .342 .662
May. 2 @Det 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .226 .333 .358 .691
May. 1 @Det 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .223 .322 .359 .681
Apr. 30 Sea 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .224 .327 .367 .694
Apr. 29 Sea 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .223 .324 .362 .686
Apr. 28 Sea 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .327 .374 .701
Apr. 27 Hou 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .241 .340 .391 .731
Apr. 26 Hou 4 2 2 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .253 .354 .410 .764
Apr. 25 Hou 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .241 .341 .392 .733
Apr. 23 @CWS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 .237 .333 .395 .728
Apr. 22 @CWS 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .250 .341 .417 .758
Apr. 21 @CWS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .325 .420 .745
Apr. 20 @Min 5 1 3 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .315 .433 .748
Last 7 Games 25 3 3 2 0 0 3 3 9 0 0 1 0 0 .120 .241 .200 .441
Last 14 Games 50 8 9 4 1 1 5 9 15 0 0 1 0 0 .180 .317 .360 .677
Last 30 Games 112 16 24 9 1 2 12 20 20 2 0 1 0 2 .214 .338 .366 .704

Carlos Santana: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 33 5 5 6
2016 64 92
2015 132 21
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
2017606250.183.317.617
2016172184190.267.395.742
2015190284241.268.374.755

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017111172172.234.405.741
20164107130685.256.541.915
201536044156110.211.406.750

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017698291.174.333.621
20162905120484.259.510.884
2015287366466.258.397.777

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017102152131.245.402.749
20162923814391.260.486.845
20152633613395.202.392.725
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 666 550 16.2% 18.3% 0.89 78% .264 .164
2016 30 MAJ CLE 688 582 14.4% 14.4% 1.00 83% .261 .239
2017 31 MAJ CLE 198 171 13.1% 14.6% 0.90 83% .239 .158
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3-Year Averages     669 557 15.8% 17.2% 0.92 79% .260 .193
Career     4,313 3,594 15.4% 17.3% 0.89 79% .271 .194

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Carlos Santana Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 1B 1157 -3 102 1 -5 2 611 0 81 1 3 0 -2
2016 1B 556.7 3 64 1 1 2 269 1 30 -1 0 0 1
2017 1B 291.7 0 26 0 0 0 144 0 22 0 1 0 0
2017 RF 32 -3 7 -1 -3 0 0 2 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 1B -2 0 -1 -2 0 -5
2016 1B 0 0 -1 2 0 1
2017 1B 0 0 1 0 0 1
2017 RF 1 -2 0 0 0 0 0 -1 0 -1

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2017 Stat Review for Carlos Santana    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.90 BB/K
ELITE
13.1% BB Rate
ELITE
14.6% K Rate
GREAT
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.697 OPS
POOR
.323 OBP
WEAK
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.216 AVG
TERRIBLE
.239 BABIP
LOW
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.374 SLG
TERRIBLE
.158 ISO
WEAK

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

Santana, playing his fourth game of the year in right field Monday, banged up his left knee and lower back after colliding with the wall, Paul Hoynes of Cleveland.com reports.

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Santana went 1-for-4 with a solo home run during Sunday's win over Minnesota.

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Santana will bat fifth in the order and man first base in Sunday's game against the Twins, Zack Meisel of Cleveland.com reports.

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Santana went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI during Sunday's 1-0 win over Kansas City.

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Santana went 2-for-5 with a solo homer in Saturday's victory over the Royals.

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Santana went 3-for-5 with two doubles, two RBI and a run during Thursday's win over Minnesota.

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Santana went 3-for-6 with a double, a homer and four RBI in Saturday's win against the Tigers.

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Manager Terry Francona said Santana will start in the outfield against the Diamondbacks over the weekend, Paul Hoynes of Cleveland.com reports.

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Santana went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, two RBI and a walk in Tuesday's game against Texas.

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Santana went 2-for-4 with two doubles, an RBI and a run scored in Monday's 8-5 come-from-behind victory over the Rangers.

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Santana is expected to open the season as the leadoff hitter for the Indians, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

Santana is never going to bat for a high average, having hit above .260 in just one of his five full seasons in the big leagues, but the plate skills remain steady. He matched his career-high with 85 RBI and managed to score 72 runs by drawing 108 walks. Unfortunately, the power dipped in 2015, well below the league average among qualifiers. In fact, his career-worst .395 slugging percentage was bested by the likes of Kevin Pillar, Francisco Cervelli and Marcus Semien, to name a few. The Indians were hopeful that the transition from behind the plate and the hot corner would help resurrect his bat but that hasn't been the case, and what's left is a declining player who is now just first-base eligible. Regardless, Santana still has two years left on a club-friendly five-year, $21 million deal, and appears likely to open 2016 as the everyday first baseman.

2015

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. The Indians did away with his limited role behind the plate following the scare and also put an end to his audition at third base, having him instead focus primarily on improving at the dish, and indeed he did improve, hitting .310 (54-for-174) with 14 homers in June and July. Although the power numbers and batting average slipped in August and September (.225 average, seven homers), Santana matched his career-high with 27 homers in 2014 and set a new career high with 85 RBI, while leading the major leagues with 113 walks and maintaining a strikeout rate (18.8%) right around his career norm (18.0%). His BABIP was down at .249, suggesting the average will rebound in 2014, and he made enough appearances at third base (26) to earn eligibility in most leagues. He'll lose catcher eligibility in many formats, however, after making just 11 appearances at the position.

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.