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Santiago Casilla | Relief Pitcher

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (34) / 7/25/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Santiago Casilla recorded the final out of the Giants' 6-2 victory over the Dodgers on Tuesday, picking up his fifth save.
Jean Machi started the inning with the Giants ahead by five runs, but the Dodgers loaded the bases with two outs, forcing manager Bruce Bochy to bring in his closer. Casilla uncorked a wild pitch to allow the Giants to score a run and move everybody else up a base, but Justin Turner grounded out to second base to end the game. Casilla is a perfect 5-for-5 in save chances with a 3.00 ERA and a 5/2 K/BB ratio in six innings. Apr 22 - 1:59 AM

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Santiago Casilla earned his first save of the season with a clean ninth inning in Monday's Opening Day win versus the Diamondbacks.

With a 5-1 lead after seven innings, it didn't appear the Giants would need Casilla, but the D'Backs rallied in the eighth. Casilla got two weak pop-ups, then struck out Paul Goldschmidt to end the contest. The right-hander has been excellent coming out of the bullpen for the Giants for years and should get the lion's share of the save opportunities ahead of Sergio Romo.
Apr 7 - 1:40 AM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy confirmed Saturday that Santiago Casilla would begin the season as the team's closer.

Former closer Sergio Romo has been extremely impressive in Cactus League play, and could be used in the ninth inning in some situations, but Casilla will be the team's primary ninth inning option.
Apr 4 - 2:46 PM

Santiago Casilla earned the save in the Giants' win over the Cardinals in Game 4 of the NLCS on Wednesday.

On to protect a two-run lead, Casilla got pinch-hitter Daniel Descalso and Matt Carpenter out before allowing a single by Jon Jay that brought Matt Holliday to the plate as the tying run. Casilla froze Holliday with a two-seam fastball that ran back over the outside of the plate to end the game, his second strikeout of the night. Casilla has been dominant this postseason, allowing just one hit and one walk over six scoreless innings of work. The Giants own a 3-1 series lead heading into Thursday's Game 5.
Thu, Oct 16, 2014 12:13:00 AM

Santiago Casilla pitched a perfect ninth inning to close out the Cardinals in Game 1 of the NLCS on Saturday.

Casilla was tasked with retiring Jhonny Peralta, Matt Adams and Yadier Molina with a three-run lead, and he had little issue doing so in convincing fashion. Casilla was also spotless in three innings of work in the Division Series against the Nationals. The right-hander is locked in right now.
Sat, Oct 11, 2014 11:36:00 PM

Santiago Casilla tossed a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save in Tuesday's victory over the Nationals.

Casilla issued a two-out walk to the red-hot Bryce Harper but was able to clinch the series by getting Wilson Ramos to ground out to end it. The Giants' closer allowed just the one baserunner and no runs during his three NLDS appearances.
Wed, Oct 8, 2014 12:58:00 AM

Santiago Casilla slammed the door on the Nationals in Game 1 of the National League Division Series on Friday, retiring all three hitters that he faced in the ninth inning to preserve a one-run advantage.

Sergio Romo, who had been used as part of a closing tandem with Casilla near the end of the regular season, allowed a pair of hits in a scoreless eighth inning. It was the first career postseason save in 16 appearances for the 34-year-old right-hander.
Fri, Oct 3, 2014 07:24:00 PM

Santiago Casilla slammed the door on the Padres on Thursday, retiring all three hitters he faced to close out a 9-8 win.

San Diego scored all eight of its runs between the sixth and seventh innings. When Brucy Bochy brought in Sergio Romo and Casilla for the eighth and ninth, respectively, the bats shut up. Casilla boasts a 1.73 ERA, 0.87 WHIP, 10 holds and 18 saves. The Giants clinched a playoff berth earlier in the day when Milwaukee lost to the Reds.
Fri, Sep 26, 2014 02:02:00 AM

Santiago Casilla earned his 16th save of the season Tuesday by tossing a 1-2-3 ninth inning against the Diamondbacks.

He induced a Mark Trumbo ground out, whiffed Miguel Montero swinging, and got Cliff Pennington to pop out to center. Casilla had given up runs in three of his last five outings. Even so, he boasts a 1.86 ERA, 0.94 WHIP and 41/15 K/BB ratio over 53 1/3 innings. Casilla is 16-for-20 in save conversions.
Wed, Sep 17, 2014 12:33:00 AM

Santiago Casilla slammed the door on the Tigers on Saturday, retiring all three hitters that he faced to preserve a one-run advantage.

Casilla came on after Sergio Romo surrendered a run in the eighth inning. He generated a couple of weak ground balls and a strike out, setting down the Tigers on just 11 pitches. He now boasts a 1.75 ERA, 0.94 WHIP and 40/15 K/BB ratio over his 51 1/3 innings while recording 15 saves.
Sat, Sep 6, 2014 04:24:00 PM

Santiago Casilla converted his 14th save of the season Monday as the Giants downed the Rockies 4-2 in the completion of the suspended game from May 22.

Manager Bruce Bochy has said that Casilla and Sergio Romo will split the closing duties going forward, but it was again Casilla getting the ball in the ninth Monday after Romo handled the eighth. He pitched around a pair of singles by getting a double play and a groundout. It's not an ideal situation for fantasy owners, as both Casilla and Romo need to be owned.
Mon, Sep 1, 2014 05:58:00 PM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy indicated after Thursday's game that he planned to go with a committee at closer going forward.

He said that he nearly used Santiago Casilla in the eighth inning but decided that the matchups were better for Sergio Romo. He also had Jeremy Affeldt warming up in the ninth after Casilla issued a leadoff walk. Casilla has only blown one save since taking over the closer job but has allowed five runs over his last 11 appearances. Romo, Affeldt, Casilla and even Jean Machi should all probably be owned in fantasy leagues.
Thu, Aug 28, 2014 07:04:00 PM

Santiago Casilla recorded a pair of strikeouts en route to recording his 11th save in Thursday's win against the Giants.

Casilla entered with a two-run lead and was able to work around a two-out single to end the contest. The right-hander is now 11-for-14 in save chances with a 1.59 ERA and a 38/13 K/BB ratio in 45 1/3 innings.
Fri, Aug 22, 2014 12:21:00 AM

Santiago Casilla retired the Phillies in 1-2-3 fashion in the ninth inning for his 10th save of the season as the Giants enjoyed a win on Sunday.

The Giants added two insurance runs in the bottom of the eighth, so Casilla had plenty of breathing room. But the Phillies didn't mount any kind of a threat, as Casilla struck out Jimmy Rollins and Chase Utley consecutively to end the contest. The right-hander had allowed a run in each of his last three appearances, but is still having a fantastic season. He's 10-for-13 in save chances with a 1.62 ERA, a 0.90 WHIP, and a 36/13 K/BB ratio.
Sun, Aug 17, 2014 07:05:00 PM

Santiago Casilla picked up his ninth save of the season Monday in the Giants' win over the Mets.

Casilla pitched a flawless ninth inning, retiring all three batters he faced on just 11 pitches. The right-hander has given up one run in his last 18 appearances, continuing to run away with the Giants' closer gig.
Mon, Aug 4, 2014 04:13:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Hector Sanchez
3Andrew Susac
1B1Brandon Belt
2B1Joe Panik
2Matt Duffy
SS1Brandon Crawford
3B1Casey McGehee
2Joaquin Arias
LF1Norichika Aoki
2Travis Ishikawa
CF1Angel Pagan
2Justin Maxwell
RF1Hunter Pence
2Gregor Blanco
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Matt Cain
3Tim Hudson
4Jake Peavy
5Tim Lincecum
6Ryan Vogelsong
7Chris Heston
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Santiago Casilla
2Sergio Romo
3Jeremy Affeldt
4Javier Lopez
5Jean Machi
6George Kontos
7Yusmeiro Petit
8Erik Cordier