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Santiago Casilla | Relief Pitcher | #46

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (35) / 7/25/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2000 / UDFA / OAK
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Santiago Casilla took his second blown save after giving up a solo homer in a one-run game Monday against the Diamondbacks.
Hunter Strickland gave up two runs in the eighth to reduce Casilla's margin of error. We'd say Strickland is likely to be the Giants' best reliever this year, but Casilla is safe enough right now. He has the better ERA than Strickland (3.38 to 5.06) and the other alternative, Sergio Romo, is going to be all on the DL for a while. Apr 19 - 2:59 AM

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Santiago Casilla stranded a lead-off double in Saturday’s 4-3 victory over the Dodgers to save his third game of the season.

Casilla certainly wiggled his way out of damage, but he also overwhelmed Joc Pederson and Yasiel Puig with his ability to change speeds and locate within the zone to get the second and third outs of the inning. The right-hander has compiled a 2.08 ERA thus far and has a firm grasp on the closer’s role in San Francisco. All is well.
Apr 17 - 1:15 AM

Santiago Casilla blew a save chance Saturday in the Giants' loss to the Dodgers.

Casilla entered the game in the top of the ninth inning with the Giants leading their rivals 2-1 at AT&T Park. He retired the first batter he faced, but Chase Utley drew a one-out walk, Yasiel Puig singled to center field, and then Casilla hit Justin Turner with a pitch to load the bases for Adrian Gonzalez. A-Gon promptly hit into an RBI groundout to tie the game at 2-2, and Los Angeles won it in the 10th.
Apr 9 - 8:19 PM

Santiago Casilla struck out a pair in a perfect ninth inning to convert his first save of the season in Tuesday's win over the Brewers.

It was a painless frame for Casilla while protecting a one-run lead, as he got Ryan Braun to fly out and Jonathan Lucroy and Chris Carter to strike out to seal it. You could argue -- and probably rightly so -- that Casilla is only the third- or fourth-best reliever in the Giants' bullpen. However, he's still good enough to keep the job and is coming off a 38-save campaign.
Apr 5 - 11:22 PM

Santiago Casilla (flu) is expected to make his Cactus League debut on Saturday.

Casilla threw 30 pitches to live hitters on Wednesday after missing time with the flu. If he feels good on Thursday, manager Bruce Bochy will give him the green light to pitch in a split squad game Saturday against the Diamondbacks or Angels. The 35-year-old logged a career-high 38 saves last season.
Mar 9 - 3:25 PM

Santiago Casilla's $6.5 million option for 2016 vested on Saturday.

And the Giants will happily pay it. Casilla finished his 55th game of the season in Saturday's win over the Rockies, earning his 38th save and dropping his ERA to 2.79. He should remain a high quality fantasy closer next year.
Sat, Oct 3, 2015 07:27:00 PM

Santiago Casilla earned his 37th save of the season with a scoreless ninth inning in Sunday's 5-4 win over the A's.

Casilla did issue a two-out walk to Coco Crisp, but he struck out Billy Burns to prevent the tying run from touching home. He's pitched to a 2.93 ERA with a 60/22 K/BB ratio over 55 1/3 innings while converting 37-of-42 save opportunities in 2015. The 37 saves are a career-high.
Sun, Sep 27, 2015 07:27:00 PM

Santiago Casilla pitched a scoreless ninth inning, earning his 35th save in Tuesday's 4-2 victory versus the Padres.

Casilla allowed a one-out infield single to Brett Wallace, but struck out Wil Myers and then got Yangervis Solarte to ground out to end the game. The closer is now 35-for-40 in save situations with a 3.02 ERA and a 57/21 K/BB ratio in 53 2/3 innings.
Wed, Sep 23, 2015 02:04:00 AM

Santiago Casilla wriggled free of trouble in the ninth inning to earn his 34th save in Wednesday's 5-3 victory over the Reds.

Casilla gave up a leadoff single to Skip Schumaker and a few batters later found runners on first and third after Jason Bourgeois' one-out single. An intentional walk meant he had to put out a bases-loaded fire. Casilla has a 2.96 ERA and 34 saves, which is fine enough, but he's no longer a reliable ninth inning bet. With 21 walks in 51 2/3 innings, a 1.32 WHIP and five blown saves, San Francisco will consider finding itself a new stopper this winter.
Thu, Sep 17, 2015 01:34:00 AM

Santiago Casilla wriggled free of trouble in the ninth inning to earn his 33rd save in Monday's 5-3 win over the Reds.

Casilla gave up back-to-back singles to open the inning, but then recorded back-to-back strikeouts followed by a Jay Bruce line out to end the game. The closer has earned the save in 33 of 38 opportunities while posting a 3.02 ERA with a 53/20 K/BB ratio in 50 2/3 innings.
Tue, Sep 15, 2015 01:19:00 AM

Santiago Casilla struck out two in a perfect ninth inning to earn the save against the Cardinals on Tuesday.

Casilla inherited a baserunner after Javier Lopez walked Matt Carpenter to lead off the inning, but he made quick work of the next three batters. Casilla struck out Stephen Piscotty and Jhonny Peralta before getting Brandon Moss to fly out to end the game. He's now got 29 saves to go with a 3.70 ERA through 41 1/3 innings.
Wed, Aug 19, 2015 01:00:00 AM

Santiago Casilla earned his 28th save of the season after securing his team's 3-1 win over the Nationals on Thursday.

Casilla recorded the first two outs on grounders before Michael Taylor managed a double against the closer. The tying run came to the plate in the form of the pinch-hitting Danny Epinosa, who proceeded to strike out. Casilla's now 28-for-33 in save chances with a 3.79 ERA and a 41/18 K/BB ratio in 40 1/3 innings. Batters are currently hitting .270 against the closer. That's not good.
Fri, Aug 14, 2015 01:20:00 AM

Santiago Casilla notched his 26th save of the season in closing out Sunday's 4-3 win over the A's.

Casilla might have secured the save, but he made it interesting in the ninth. He entered the game protecting a 4-3 lead, then promptly walked Jake Smolinski and allowed a single to Brett Lawrie to open the frame. He would work around the initial problems, though, eventually closing out the game without allowing the tying run to score. Casilla holds a 2.97 ERA and a 37/16 K/BB ratio over 36 1/3 innings with 26 saves in 30 opportunities.
Sun, Jul 26, 2015 07:47:00 PM

Santiago Casilla allowed a run in Sunday's 4-2 win over the Phillies, but managed to secure the save despite the light trouble.

Casilla struck out two in his frame of work. The run scored on a Ryan Howard single after the closer allowed an infield single to Ben Revere, who moved to third after two incidents of fielder indifference. That the Giants were so unconcerned about the Phillies' ability to score runs that they just let Revere move at will says all you need to know about the Phillies. Casilla is now 23-for-27 in save opportunities and holds a 3.34 ERA and a 33/13 K/BB ratio across 32 1/3 innings. He's thrown some tough innings, but as long as the Giants stick with him in the ninth he should continue to compile saves at a decent rate.
Sun, Jul 12, 2015 07:06:00 PM

Santiago Casilla faced the minimum in the ninth inning to lasso his 21st save in Tuesday's 3-0 win over the Mets.

Casilla issued a leadoff walk to Wilmer Flores, but got Lucas Duda to fly out and John Mayberry, Jr. to ground into a game-ending double play. The right-hander had allowed runs in his previous two outings and hasn't exactly been lights out this season. Nevertheless, he's 21-for-25 in save opportunities with a 3.19 ERA and a 31/13 K/BB ratio in 31 innings.
Wed, Jul 8, 2015 01:20:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Trevor Brown
1B1Brandon Belt
2B1Joe Panik
2Kelby Tomlinson
SS1Brandon Crawford
2Ehire Adrianza
3B1Matt Duffy
2Conor Gillaspie
LF1Angel Pagan
2Gregor Blanco
CF1Denard Span
RF1Hunter Pence
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Johnny Cueto
3Jeff Samardzija
4Jake Peavy
5Matt Cain
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Santiago Casilla
2Sergio Romo
3Javier Lopez
4Hunter Strickland
5George Kontos
6Josh Osich
7Cory Gearrin
8Derek Law
9Michael Broadway
10Steven Okert