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Ramon Santiago

34-Year-Old Shortstop – Cincinnati Reds

2014 Stats

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.125

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2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Santiago was once again deployed as a utility infielder for the Tigers last season, a role he’s held for each of the past eight seasons. With younger options (Hernan Perez, Danny Worth) ready to contr...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: B   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 175   DOB: 8/31/1979   BORN: Las Matas de Farfan, DR   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Ramon Santiago Contract Information:

Signed a minor league contract with the Reds in January 2014. Deal escalates to $1.1 million at the major league level.

April 4, 2014  –  Ramon Santiago News

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Ramon 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
2004 24 AAA TAC 71 292 243 35 47 10 7 2 1 24 9 6 24 31 12 4 9 .193 .286 .251 .537
2005 25 AAA TAC 129 517 442 68 111 35 22 3 10 50 18 7 38 62 16 6 15 .251 .327 .382 .709
2005 25 MAJ SEA 8 13 8 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 3 .125 .417 .125 .542
2006 26 AAA TOL 25 100 83 13 21 8 6 0 2 12 2 1 9 18 7 0 1 .253 .333 .398 .731
2006 26 MAJ DET 43 86 80 9 18 2 1 1 0 3 2 0 1 14 4 0 1 .225 .244 .263 .506
2007 27 AAA TOL 91 402 365 40 96 26 19 4 3 30 8 9 16 61 11 1 9 .263 .309 .362 .671
2007 27 MAJ DET 32 74 67 10 19 6 5 1 0 7 3 0 1 10 3 0 3 .284 .324 .388 .712
2008 28 AAA TOL 8 33 28 3 6 2 2 0 0 3 0 0 2 7 1 0 2 .214 .313 .286 .599
2008 28 MAJ DET 58 156 124 30 35 12 6 2 4 18 1 0 22 17 5 0 5 .282 .411 .460 .870
2009 29 MAJ DET 93 296 262 29 70 15 6 2 7 35 1 2 17 57 10 3 4 .267 .318 .385 .704
2010 30 MAJ DET 112 367 320 38 84 13 9 1 3 22 2 2 30 56 8 2 7 .263 .337 .325 .662
2011 31 MAJ DET 101 294 258 29 67 19 11 3 5 30 0 0 17 38 11 4 4 .260 .311 .384 .695
2012 32 MAJ DET 93 259 228 19 47 10 7 1 2 17 1 0 20 39 5 1 5 .206 .283 .272 .555
2013 33 MAJ DET 80 234 205 27 46 10 8 1 1 14 0 1 21 32 6 1 1 .224 .298 .288 .586
2014 34 MAJ CIN 3 8 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .125 .125 .125 .250
3-Year Averages MAJ   91 261 230 25 53 11 8 1 2 20 0 0 19 36 7 2 3 .230 .295 .300 .595
Career  (View All) MAJ   848 2588 2265 275 549 123 77 18 28 197 28 14 179 384 77 15 52 .242 .311 .329 .640

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Batter vs. Pitcher Stats     ▼ Games By Position

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Ramon Santiago 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
Apr. 14 Pit 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .222 .222 .444
Apr. 13 TB Did not play.
Apr. 12 TB Did not play.
Apr. 11 TB Did not play.
Apr. 9 @StL 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .125 .125 .250
Apr. 8 @StL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Apr. 7 @StL Did not play.
Apr. 6 @NYM Did not play.
Apr. 5 @NYM Did not play.
Apr. 4 @NYM 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Apr. 3 StL Did not play.
Apr. 2 StL Did not play.
Mar. 31 StL Did not play.
Last 7 Days 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .400 .400 .400 .800
Last 14 Days 9 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .222 .222 .444
Last 30 Days 9 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .222 .222 .444

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Ramon Santiago: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 2
2013 33 27 27
2012 71 6 20
2011 75 5 27
2010 25 85 2
2009 29 2 69

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Ramon Santiago Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013516020.196.275.591
2012577130.140.263.482
2011506270.320.480.832

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013154211120.234.292.584
2012171121141.228.275.580
2011208233230.245.361.662

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20139514190.242.305.617
201211612170.224.293.606
2011118173150.288.458.786

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201311013050.209.273.560
201211271101.188.250.502
2011140122150.236.321.618
Ramon 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
2004 24 AAA TAC 292 243 8.2% 10.6% 0.77 87% .218 .058
2005 25 AAA TAC 517 442 7.4% 12% 0.61 86% .273 .131
2005 25 MAJ SEA 13 8 7.7% 15.4% 0.50 75% .167 .000
2006 26 AAA TOL 100 83 9% 18% 0.50 78% .302 .145
2006 26 MAJ DET 86 80 1.2% 16.3% 0.07 83% .273 .038
2007 27 AAA TOL 402 365 4% 15.2% 0.26 83% .309 .099
2007 27 MAJ DET 74 67 1.4% 13.5% 0.10 85% .333 .104
2008 28 AAA TOL 33 28 6.1% 21.2% 0.29 75% .286 .072
2008 28 MAJ DET 156 124 14.1% 10.9% 1.29 86% .301 .178
2009 29 MAJ DET 296 262 5.7% 19.3% 0.30 78% .318 .118
2010 30 MAJ DET 367 320 8.2% 15.3% 0.54 83% .310 .062
2011 31 MAJ DET 294 258 5.8% 12.9% 0.45 85% .288 .124
2012 32 MAJ DET 259 228 7.7% 15.1% 0.51 83% .241 .066
2013 33 MAJ DET 234 205 9% 13.7% 0.66 84% .262 .064
2014 34 MAJ CIN 8 8 0% 25% 0.00 75% .167 .000
3-Year Averages MAJ   261 230 7.3% 13.8% 0.53 84% .266 .070
Career MAJ   2588 2265 6.9% 14.8% 0.47 83% .281 .087

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2014 Stat Review for Ramon Santiago    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.125 AVG
TERRIBLE
75% Contact Rate
WEAK
.167 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.125 SLG
TERRIBLE
.000 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.00 BB/K
TERRIBLE
0.0% BB Rate
TERRIBLE
25.0% K Rate
POOR
OPS/OBP

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.250 OPS
TERRIBLE
.125 OBP
TERRIBLE

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Career Batter vs. Pitcher Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Best Matchups for Ramon Santiago (by OPS, min 6 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Scott Kazmir OAK 8 4 2 2 1 0 0 .500 1.250 1.806
Trevor Cahill AZ 7 3 0 1 2 0 0 .429 1.000 1.556
Kevin Slowey MIA 8 3 1 4 2 0 0 .375 .875 1.375
Corey Kluber CLE 7 4 0 0 0 2 0 .571 .714 1.286
David Price TB 9 4 0 1 1 2 0 .444 .667 1.212
Dylan Axelrod CHI-A 6 3 0 0 2 0 0 .500 .500 1.125
Colby Lewis TEX 9 4 0 1 0 1 0 .444 .667 1.111
Bartolo Colon NY-N 26 11 0 3 0 2 0 .423 .615 1.060
Brian Duensing MIN 10 3 1 5 1 0 0 .300 .600 .964
Gavin Floyd ATL 15 4 2 4 0 4 0 .267 .667 .933

Worst Matchups for Ramon Santiago (by OPS, min 6 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Doug Fister WAS 7 1 0 0 0 1 0 .143 .143 .286
Felix Hernandez SEA 18 2 0 1 0 1 2 .111 .167 .278
Matt Albers HOU 8 1 0 0 0 3 0 .125 .125 .250
Matt Garza MIL 6 0 0 2 1 0 0 .000 .000 .143
Chris Sale CHI-A 10 0 0 0 1 4 0 .000 .000 .091
Jeremy Affeldt SF 9 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Phil Hughes MIN 8 0 0 0 0 4 0 .000 .000 .000
Brandon Morrow TOR 6 0 0 0 0 4 0 .000 .000 .000
Jeremy Hellickson TB 6 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Joba Chamberlain DET 6 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000

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

Santiago has been informed by the Reds that he has made the Opening Day roster, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

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Santiago might have a lead on the Reds' final Opening Day bench spot, in no small part because he's really their only backup shortstop. However, the Reds might be interested in acquiring a shortstop from outside the organization, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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Santiago signed a minor league contract with the Reds on Wednesday, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports.

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Santiago (knee) is in the lineup for the second game of Friday's doubleheader with the Royals.

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Santiago is out of the Tigers lineup Friday at the Yankees, MLB.com reports.

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Santiago left Thursday's game against the Indians with tightness behind his knee, Chris Iott of MLive.com reports.

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Starting at third base with Miguel Cabrera out of the lineup, Santiago went 1-for-2 with two runs scored and two RBI on Wednesday against the Nationals.

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Santiago is not in the Tigers' lineup Monday at the White Sox.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

For the fifth consecutive season, Santiago played the role of Detroit's utility infielder in 2012. He spent nearly two months as the primary option at second base after the early-season struggles of Ryan Raburn, but Santiago was buried on the bench once the Tigers acquired Omar Infante to man the position on an everyday basis. While Santiago still sports a solid glove, his weak hitting (.206/.283/.272) will keep him out of the mix for everyday consideration. Look for Santiago to once again provide the Tigers with extra insurance at the middle-infield positions while seeing most of his action as a late-inning defensive replacement.

2012

Santiago was once again deployed as a utility infielder for the Tigers in 2011. He hit .260 with five home runs, 22 RBI and 38 runs in 258 at-bats. While he saw time at shortstop and third base, Santiago was primarily used at second base, including a late-season run when he was the Tigers’ primary option at the position. The 32-year-old was looking for a full-time gig when he hit free agency this past offseason, but he ended up re-signing with Detroit for an opportunity to be part of a platoon at second base. Given Detroit’s lack of alternatives, Santiago could end up seeing more time at the position than any other player this season, but his light-hitting ways will limit his appeal in fantasy leagues.

2011

Santiago started the 2010 season as the Tigers' primary backup at both middle infield positions, but he was pushed into a larger role after Adam Everett was released by Detroit. The 31-year-old utility infielder finished the 2010 season hitting .263 with three homers and two steals in 320 at-bats. Last season marked the third consecutive year Santiago has seen a bump in playing time, but with Jhonny Peralta now locked in at shortstop and a handful of options at second base expected to make the Tigers' Opening Day roster, Santiago will have a hard time seeing the field more than a couple of times per week in 2011.

2010

For the fourth consecutive season, Santiago was deployed as the Tigers’ utility infielder. He saw an increased role in 2009 while primarily serving as a backup at shortstop and second base, finishing with a .267 average and seven home runs. With the Tigers’ question marks at shortstop and second base entering the 2010 season, Santiago has a shot at earning a more regular role, but his limited offensive upside holds him back from making a fantasy impact in all but the deepest leagues.

2009

Santiago is Detroit's top option at short at the time of this writing but the team is likely to pursue trades or a free agent to fill their opening. Santiago has the defensive skills to play shortstop in the majors but lacks the offensive skills to be a starter. Manager Jim Leyland and GM Dave Dombrowski have also commented that they don't think Santiago would hold up for a full season as a starter. He's been solid in a part-time role the past couple of seasons and seems destined to maintain that role again this year.

2008

The Tigers traded Omar Infante, opening a utility job for Santiago this season. Manager Jim Leyland loves Santiago's defense at shortstop but with Edgar Renteria around the team won't need to give Santiago as many innings this season as they did last year. Even if Santiago were to accumulate a significant amount of at-bats he'd do little to help fantasy squads beyond the occasional stolen base.

2007

Santiago impressed manager Jim Leyland with his defense at shortstop last year and that could earn him a utility job this spring. He doesn't do much with the bat however so he fantasy upside is very minimal.

2004

Santiago batted poorly all season and eventually lost his job to Warren Morris. He was sent to the Mariners in the Carlos Guillen deal, and will be the backup behind Rich Aurilia there.

2003

When Omar Infante got hurt in the minors early last year, Santiago took full advantage, parlaying the Triple-A chance into a major-league job by mid-May. Santiago was held back by shoulder and wrist problems, but at least he was able to get his feet wet for 65 games. He might be able to steal 15-20 bases in a full season, provided he can beat out Infante in spring training, but don't expect a lot in the other categories right away.