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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 retired the Cubs in order in the ninth inning on Sunday, protecting a one-run lead to earn his 12th save of the year.
Casilla was the beneficiary of a nice catch by Denard Span to begin the final frame, then was able to set down Jorge Soler and Addison Russell on strikes to end the contest. He has been terrific thus far this season, registering a 1.93 ERA, 0.91 WHIP and 23/5 K/BB ratio over 18 2/3 innings. May 22 - 10:50 PM

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Santiago Casilla apologized to manager Bruce Bochy on Friday for his outburst after Thursday's trouble versus the Diamondbacks.

When asked about Casilla's apology, Bochy said, "It’s over and I’ll leave it at that. What was said, it’s between us. It’s over." The Giants' manager also confirmed that Casilla would be available for a save opportunity, if one were to arise, on Friday. The 35-year-old has a 1.93 ERA with 16 strikeouts in 14 innings. His role as the team's closer is safe, as long as his relationship with Bochy remains solid.
May 13 - 9:15 PM

Santiago Casilla converted his sixth save of the season with a scoreless appearance in Tuesday's win over the Reds.

Casilla relieved Javier Lopez after Lopez led off the ninth by hitting Joey Votto with a pitch. The Giants closer promptly induced a double-play ball and then got a groundout to end it. Casilla has blown two saves but sports a 1.69 ERA and 0.75 WHIP over his first 11 appearances.
May 3 - 11:19 PM

Santiago Casilla converted his fifth save of the season with a perfect ninth inning in Monday's win over the Reds.

Protecting a three-run lead, Casilla quickly disposed of the Reds on 11 pitches with two punchouts and a groundout. While he's blown two of seven save chances, Casilla also boasts a 1.86 ERA, 0.83 WHIP and 12/2 K/BB ratio over 9 2/3 innings. With Sergio Romo (elbow) hurt and Hunter Strickland struggling, Casilla's closer job is very safe.
May 2 - 11:12 PM

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

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

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
3Jarrett Parker
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