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Carlos Santana

29-Year-Old First Baseman – Cleveland Indians

2015 Stats

AVG

.213

HR

4

RBI

21

R

23

SB

2

2015 Preseason 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.

May 22, 2015  –  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
2015 29 MAJ CLE 36 161 127 23 27 7 3 0 4 21 2 1 31 27 0 3 0 .213 .360 .331 .691
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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)     686 2,922 2,418 345 596 249 142 5 102 357 21 12 462 524 0 29 13 .246 .367 .436 .802

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Carlos Santana Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
May. 21 @CWS 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .213 .360 .331 .691
May. 20 @CWS Did not play.
May. 19 @CWS Did not play.
May. 18 @CWS Did not play.
May. 17 @Tex Did not play.
May. 16 @Tex 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 .220 .365 .341 .706
May. 15 @Tex 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .227 .373 .353 .726
May. 14 StL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .237 .386 .368 .754
May. 13 StL 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .397 .382 .779
May. 12 StL 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 .248 .382 .385 .767
May. 10 Min 4 1 2 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 .240 .382 .385 .767
May. 9 Min 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .230 .381 .380 .761
May. 8 Min 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .242 .397 .400 .797
May. 7 @KC 3 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .242 .402 .396 .798
May. 6 @KC 3 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 .239 .398 .364 .762
May. 5 @KC 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .235 .398 .365 .763
May. 3 Tor 2 1 2 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .404 .378 .782
May. 2 Tor 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .225 .374 .363 .737
May. 1 Tor 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .237 .383 .382 .765
Apr. 30 Tor 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .239 .393 .394 .787
Apr. 29 KC 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .239 .400 .403 .803
Apr. 28 KC 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 .242 .383 .409 .792
Apr. 27 KC 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .234 .364 .406 .770
Apr. 26 @Det 3 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .384 .433 .817
Apr. 25 @Det 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .228 .362 .421 .783
Apr. 24 @Det 3 3 1 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .354 .426 .780
Apr. 22 @CWS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .216 .333 .412 .745
Apr. 21 @CWS 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .229 .339 .438 .777
Apr. 20 @CWS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .327 .378 .705
Apr. 19 @Min 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .354 .415 .769
Last 7 Days 13 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .125 .000 .125
Last 14 Days 39 6 6 1 0 1 7 7 10 0 0 0 3 2 .154 .265 .256 .521
Last 30 Days 90 19 18 2 0 3 15 24 17 1 1 0 3 2 .200 .359 .322 .681

Carlos Santana: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 36
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
20155012050.220.240.573
2014177198280.271.469.864
2013187276271.299.487.864

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201577114162.208.390.766
20143644919575.212.407.757
20133544814472.251.438.815

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20156390100.254.286.693
20142603213351.208.388.726
20132563412302.262.449.827

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201564144112.172.375.688
20142813614504.253.463.853
2013285418441.274.460.836
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 161 127 19.3% 16.8% 1.15 79% .240 .118
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3-Year Averages     636 529 15.6% 17.5% 0.89 79% .280 .179
Career     2,922 2,418 15.8% 17.9% 0.88 78% .276 .190

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2015 Stat Review for Carlos Santana    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2014 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.213 AVG
TERRIBLE
79% Contact Rate
WEAK
.240 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.331 SLG
TERRIBLE
.118 ISO
WEAK
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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1.15 BB/K
ELITE
19.3% BB Rate
ELITE
16.8% K Rate
GOOD
OPS/OBP

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.691 OPS
WEAK
.360 OBP
GREAT

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

Santana (back) is in the lineup Thursday against the White Sox.

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Santana (back) is expected to return to action Thursday, Paul Hoynes of Northeast Ohio Media Group reports.

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Santana (sore back) was feeling better Tuesday, but it could still be "a couple days" before he's back in the Indians' lineup, the Northeast Ohio Media Group's Paul Hoynes reports.

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Santana (back) is not in the lineup Tuesday against the White Sox, Joe Reedy of FOX Sports Ohio reports.

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Updating a previous report, Santana has been scratched from Monday's lineup due to back spasms, Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

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Santana (back) will return to the starting lineup Monday against the White Sox.

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Santana was held out of Sunday's game with a sore back, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. "I think his back was bothering him on Saturday night. I just think he's frustrated more than anything. There have been some pitches that have not gone his way," manager Terry Francona said.

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Santana is out of the lineup Sunday against the Rangers.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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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.