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Benito Santiago

49-Year-Old Catcher – Free Agent

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There was no outlook written for Benito Santiago in 2014. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.

LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   DOB: 3/9/1965   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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The Mets signed Santiago to a minor league deal in June of 2005. Santiago opted out of his contract after batting .242 in nine games in July of 2005.

July 20, 2005  –  Benito Santiago News

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Santiago, who joined Triple-A Norfolk on June 30, has opted out of his contract after batting .242 in nine games, the NY Daily News reports.

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Benito Santiago 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
2005 40 AAA NOR 8 34 31 5 7 1 1 0 0 3 0 0 2 8 0 0 1 .226 .294 .258 .552
2005 40 MAJ PIT 6 23 23 1 6 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 .261 .261 .391 .652
Career  (View All) MAJ   1978 7515 6951 755 1830 581 323 41 217 920 91 69 430 1270 26 70 38 .263 .311 .415 .726

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Benito Santiago: MLB Games Played By Position

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Benito Santiago Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2005 40 AAA NOR 34 31 5.9% 23.5% 0.25 74% .304 .032
2005 40 MAJ PIT 23 23 0% 13% 0.00 87% .300 .130
Career MAJ   7515 6951 5.7% 16.9% 0.34 82% .295 .152

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Best Matchups for Benito Santiago (by OPS, min 3 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Jake Peavy BOS 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 .750 1.250 2.000
Luis Vizcaino BAL 3 1 1 1 0 2 0 .333 1.333 1.667
Oliver Perez AZ 6 3 0 2 3 0 0 .500 .833 1.500
Brett Tomko KC 10 5 1 2 1 2 0 .500 .900 1.445
Mark Buehrle TOR 7 2 1 4 1 1 0 .286 .857 1.232
Aaron Harang ATL 4 2 0 0 1 0 0 .500 .500 1.100
Kyle Lohse MIL 11 4 1 1 0 1 0 .364 .727 1.091
Ryan Dempster BOS 5 1 0 0 1 1 0 .200 .600 .933
Tomo Ohka TOR 9 3 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .556 .889
Nate Robertson DET 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 .333 .333 .667

Worst Matchups for Benito Santiago (by OPS, min 3 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Tomo Ohka TOR 9 3 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .556 .889
Nate Robertson DET 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 .333 .333 .667
Dan Haren LA 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 .333 .333 .667
Edwin Jackson CHI-N 3 1 0 0 0 2 0 .333 .333 .667
R.A. Dickey TOR 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .400 .600
Miguel Batista COL 14 3 0 2 0 1 0 .214 .357 .571
Tim Hudson SF 14 3 0 1 0 0 0 .214 .214 .429
Johan Santana BAL 6 1 0 0 0 2 0 .167 .167 .333
Bartolo Colon NY-N 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .143 .286
Randy Wolf AZ 6 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000

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

The Mets signed Santiago to a minor league deal on Thursday.

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The Pirates released Santiago on Sunday, eight days after the veteran catcher refused a minor league rehab assignment, the Associated Press reports.

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GM David Littlefield will wait two or three days before making a move addressing the catching situation. Santiago remains on the DL with a viral infection despite his claims that he's been ready to play for the last week, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Santiago (viral infection) could be activated from the disabled list as early as Thursday. Manager Lloyd McClendon has stated that Santiago and Humberto Cota will split time when Santiago returns, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

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Santiago (viral infection) will accompany the team on its 10-day road trip starting Monday. He will be reevaluated on Thursday, the Pirates' Web site reports.

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Santiago has refused a minor league rehabilitation assignment and will keep working out with the team, a decision that could delay his return to action, according to the Associated Press. Santiago was eligible to come off the 15-day disabled list Saturday after being sidelined with a viral infection that caused him to briefly lose 5-6 pounds.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Benito Santiago.

2005

Sandwiched between the BALCO allegations and a season-ending hand injury was another decent offensive season for the 19-year veteran. He’ll turn 40 just prior to the start of the 2005 season and will split time with Humberto Cota behind the plate after being traded to Pittsburgh. He'll be a major injury risk once again.

2004

Santiago put up pretty good numbers for a catcher while playing in Pac Bell Park. With the move to Kauffman Stadium-a great hitters' park the last five years--and the loss of two good catchers from the AL, he stands to be one of the better fantasy pickups in the league.

2003

Santiago was one of the feel-good comeback stories of 2002, going .278-16-74 at the age of 37. Be warned, however, that the chances of Santiago repeating or bettering that performance at the age of 38 are close to nil. Dusty Baker was one of Santiago's biggest fans; Felipe Alou, however, may well be inclined to see what Yorvit Torrealba can do with more playing time. Bank on reduced at-bats unless Torrealba gets hurt or bombs, which will lead to decreased fantasy value, even if he maintains his amazing 2002 level of effectiveness.