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Santiago Casilla | Relief Pitcher

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (35) / 7/25/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Contract: view contract details

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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. Oct 3 - 7:27 PM

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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.
Sep 27 - 7:27 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.
Sep 23 - 2:04 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.
Sep 17 - 1:34 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.
Sep 15 - 1:19 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.
Aug 19 - 1:00 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.
Aug 14 - 1:20 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.
Jul 26 - 7:47 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.
Jul 12 - 7:06 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.
Jul 8 - 1:20 AM

Santiago Casilla was charged with one run on two hits over one-third of an inning Monday against the Mets.

Casilla tried to keep the game scoreless when he replaced Sergio Romo with runners on second and third in the ninth inning, but he quickly gave up a two-run double to Johnny Monell, who later scored on a single by Juan Lagares. Giants manager Bruce Bochy gave Casilla a few days off due to fatigue, but it looks like he's ready to resume closing duties.
Jul 7 - 8:46 AM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said he will back off Santiago Casilla for a few days due to fatigue.

Casilla blew his fourth save of the season on Wednesday night, yielding three runs without retiring batter. His job still seems safe, but look for Bochy to play the matchups with Javier Lopez and Sergio Romo over the next few games should a save opportunity arise. Casilla, 34, has a 3.03 ERA and 30 strikeouts in 29 2/3 total innings this season. He's been fine for the most part.
Jul 2 - 11:01 AM

Santiago Casilla took his fourth blown save after giving up three runs without retiring a batter Wednesday against the Marlins.

Single, single, home run. Casilla's last two blown saves have been ugly, but since they're his only bad outings in two months, his job is plenty safe enough. The real concern is injury: he always seems to be good for one per year.
Jul 1 - 10:14 PM

Santiago Casilla worked a perfect ninth inning to record his 18th save as the Giants won 8-5 over the Mets on Wednesday.

Casilla got Darin Ceciliani to fly out, Curtis Granderson to ground out, and Ruben Tejada to strike out to end the game. The closer moves to 18-for-21 in save situations with a 2.49 ERA and a 26/11 K/BB ratio in 25 1/3 innings.
Jun 10 - 10:48 PM

Santiago Casilla tossed a scoreless ninth inning Friday against the Phillies for his 16th save of the season.

Casilla sat the Phillies down in order and recorded one strikeout. It was nice to see coming off back-to-back shaky outings. The 34-year-old has compiled a 2.70 ERA and 23/10 K/BB ratio over 23 1/3 innings this season while going 16-for-19 in save chances.
Jun 5 - 10:39 PM

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