Anthony Santander
Anthony Santander
24-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Baltimore Orioles
2019 Fantasy Outlook
An elbow injury in 2017 prevented Santander from spending the required amount of time on the active roster for a Rule 5 pick, so the Orioles were forced to keep him in the big leagues to start the 2018 campaign or send him back to Cleveland. Baltimore chose the former path, keeping him in the majors until mid-May. He was then sent to the minors for the rest of the season, spending the bulk of the year at Double-A, the level he likely would have been at had his career proceeded normally as he'd topped out at High-A in Cleveland's system. His numbers weren't particularly promising with Double-A Bowie, as he hit just .258/.293/.402 in 54 games. Santander projected as an average hitter for both contact and power, a profile which will likely see him back in the big leagues on merit at some point, but which may not be enough for a starting job at first base or left field. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Orioles in March of 2019.
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OFBaltimore Orioles
June 22, 2019
Santander went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in an 8-4 victory over the Mariners on Saturday.
This was the 24-year-old's second home run of the year and first since May 1. Santander is batting .262 with six extra-base hits, seven RBI and nine runs in 61 at-bats this season.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
Since 2017vs Left .521 70 2 0 3 0 .203 .271 .250
Since 2017vs Right .685 146 17 3 13 1 .250 .288 .397
2019vs Left .520 34 1 0 1 0 .226 .294 .226
2019vs Right .951 43 9 2 7 0 .316 .372 .579
2018vs Left .566 28 1 0 2 0 .200 .286 .280
2018vs Right .540 80 7 1 4 1 .197 .238 .303
2017vs Left .375 8 0 0 0 0 .125 .125 .250
2017vs Right .713 23 1 0 2 0 .318 .304 .409
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
OPS at Home
OPS at Home
OPS on Road
OPS on Road
Since 2017Home .653 95 8 0 5 0 .270 .316 .337
Since 2017Away .617 121 11 3 11 1 .207 .256 .360
2019Home .948 30 3 0 3 0 .407 .467 .481
2019Away .636 47 7 2 5 0 .190 .255 .381
2018Home .505 53 4 0 2 0 .200 .245 .260
2018Away .588 55 4 1 4 1 .196 .255 .333
2017Home .583 12 1 0 0 0 .250 .250 .333
2017Away .652 19 0 0 2 0 .278 .263 .389
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Stat Review
How does Anthony Santander compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against this season's data (min 100 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
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Exit Velocity
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
While most teams pour resources into the international market, the Orioles largely ignore it and instead pour their resources into the Rule 5 draft each year. Santander was their big score in 2016. They stole him away from the Indians, but a strained elbow ligament limited him to just 46 days on the active roster last season, so he will need to be in the majors for 44 days in 2018 before he can be sent to Double-A or Triple-A to continue his development. He profiles as a bat-first left fielder, who could hit for a fairly high average while offering 20-plus homer power. The 23-year-old switch-hitter was able to get his first experience at Double-A last year on a rehab assignment, and was extremely successful in that 15-game sample. According to Baseball America, he draws Victor Martinez comps, and like Martinez, he may end up as a designated hitter at some point if his bat ends up being as good as some think.
A switch-hitting outfielder, Santander has been brought along slowly since being signed as a teenager out of Venezuela in 2011. The corner outfielder had his best season in the minors in 2016, slashing .290/.368/.494 with 20 home runs, 95 RBI and 10 steals in 128 games for High-A Lynchburg. He was third in the Carolina League in home runs, RBI and slugging percentage. The double-digit stolen base number makes Santander a particularly intriguing prospect, though it is worth noting he only had 18 steals combined in the previous four seasons. Still, his power stroke seems to have arrived, and his average has not dipped below .280 between Low-A and High-A thus far. That success led the Orioles to select him in the Rule 5 draft, which complicates matters. He will have to remain on Baltimore's active roster all season for them to retain his rights, which could mean he will be stashed on the bench for much of the year, as he is likely to be severely overmatched against big league pitching.
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Posts three-hit night
OFBaltimore Orioles
June 12, 2019
Santander went 3-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a run Tuesday in the Orioles' 4-2 win over the Blue Jays.
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Called up by Orioles
OFBaltimore Orioles
June 7, 2019
Santander was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk on Friday.
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Returns to minors
OFBaltimore Orioles
May 1, 2019
Santander was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk following Game 2 of Wednesday's doubleheader against the White Sox.
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Added as 26th man
OFBaltimore Orioles
May 1, 2019
Santander will be the 26th man for Wednesday's doubleheader against the White Sox, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
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Headed to minors
OFBaltimore Orioles
March 17, 2019
Santander was optioned to minor-league camp Sunday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
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