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Carlos Santana | First Baseman | #41

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (32) / 4/8/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 210
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2004 / UDFA / LA
Contract: view contract details

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Carlos Santana clubbed his 10th home run of the season on Friday, but it wasn't enough to lead the Phillies to victory over the Giants.
Santana got the Phillies on the board with a sacrifice fly in the fourth inning, then tagged Brewers' starter Jhoulys Chacin for a solo homer to lead off the seventh. He also drew a walk, finishing the night 1-for-2 officially. Santana is now hitting .223/.345/.437 with 10 long balls and 37 RBI. He has been a major disappointment in the batting average department this season, though he continues to draw enough walks to maintain a solid on-base percentage. Jun 8 - 10:42 PM

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Carlos Santana had a single in his only official at-bat Sunday in San Francisco and he drew three walks.

Santana has struggled in the batting average department, hitting just .218. It has taken him a while to get acclimated to his new surroundings and into his new league, but he is starting to show some signs of life lately. Santana hit a respectable .281 in the month of May, and he has drawn 12 walks over the past 15 outings. Slowly, but surely, Santana is starting to piece it together for his patient fantasy owners.
Jun 3 - 8:30 PM

Carlos Santana supplied two hits Sunday in Philadelphia’s loss to Toronto.

Both hits came off left-hander J.A. Happ. Santana singled in the fourth but was stranded at first base. His infield single in the sixth was more eventful as Santana advanced to second on a throwing error by third baseman Josh Donaldson. Santana scored later in the inning on Aaron Altherr’s RBI single to center field. The former Indian got off to a dreadful start this year but has picked up the pace considerably, especially over the last week (7-for-18 in his last five games). His current .207 average is the highest it’s been all year.
May 27 - 6:47 PM

Carlos Santana clubbed his ninth home run of the season as the Phillies fell to the Blue Jays on Friday night.

Santana also drew a walk in the ballgame, finishing the night 1-for-3. His two-run blast off of Blue Jays' starter Sam Gaviglio pulled the Phillies to within three runs at 6-3 in the sixth inning. He's now hitting .205/.329/.439 with nine long balls and 32 RBI on the year. He's still best deployed in leagues that utilize on-base percentage rather than batting average, as he continues to be a serious drain in that category.
May 25 - 10:28 PM

Carlos Santana finished Wednesday's 4-0 victory against the Braves with a pair of singles, a run scored and an RBI across four at-bats.

Santana notched his 30th RBI in the victory, which is nice, but he is still slashing just .202/.325/.423. The power numbers will be there, he just needs to pick up the pace in the batting average category to help his fantasy owners. The hits will come as he gets acclimated to the National League and starts seeing pitchers for a second and third time.
May 23 - 11:25 PM

Carlos Santana hit his eighth home run of the season in Thursday's win over the Cardinals.

Cardinals starter Luke Weaver threw a low fastball that caught too much of the plate in the fifth inning, and Santana deposited over the 400-foot marker in center field to give the Phillies the lead. The homer was the fifth for Santana in his last eight games after he hit just three in his first 33 as a member of the Phils. The first baseman is hitting .195/.309/.443 with 28 RBI and 28 runs scored on the year.
May 18 - 12:00 AM

Carlos Santana went 2-for-3 with a homer and two runs scored on Sunday in a win over the Mets.

The homer is the seventh of the season for Santana, and it was a solo shot off of Jeurys Familia. He also drew a walk, which gives the former Cleveland infielder 23 on the season. The hits are starting to fall for Santana, and his .196/.306/.436 line on the season is sure to improve as the season progresses. Hopefully you didn't give up on him yet.
May 13 - 6:15 PM

Carlos Santana hit a three-run homer Thursday in the Phillies' 6-3 win over the Giants.

How bad was Santana's start this year? He's riding a seven-game hitting streak in which he's hit four homers and driven in 15 runs, yet his batting average still hasn't cracked the Mendoza Line; he's at .191 right now. Santana collected 13 RBI in the four-game sweep of the Giants, matching his total from his first 33 games combined. He'll continue to demonstrate that April was a fluke, but given his history of modest batting averages and his limited run and RBI potential, he's not likely to be all that valuable in mixed leagues going forward.
May 10 - 4:25 PM

Carlos Santana went 3-for-5 and drove in five runs to spearhead an 11-3 demolition of the Giants on Wednesday.

He got things started with an RBI-double in the first inning, followed that up with a two-run single in the fifth frame and wrapped things up with another two-run single in the sixth. The first baseman is in the midst of a hot streak as he tries to dig himself out of a big statistical hole. The big day boosts his lowly batting average to .189 to go with five homers. He does have 23 RBI and 22 runs scored already to keep his fantasy owners looking on the bright side.
May 10 - 12:55 AM

Carlos Santana homered for the second straight game in Tuesday's win over the Giants.

He took reliever Cody Gearrin over the boards in the sixth inning. Santana got off to a brutal start this season but has now gone deep three times during a five-game hitting streak. He's driven in seven runs over that span.
May 8 - 10:09 PM

Carlos Santana knocked in four runs with a homer and a groundout Monday against the Giants.

Finally warming up, Santana has two homers, a triple and two doubles in his last four games. He should drive in more runs now that he's hitting in the middle of the Phillies order, though it will come with a reduction in runs scored. He should steadily improve after his early season slump, but he just never figured to come with a lot of mixed-league value this year.
May 7 - 10:59 PM

Carlos Santana went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and a double in Friday’s loss to the Nationals.

Boy, did he need that. It was his third homer of the season and his first since nearly one month ago on April 7. This was his first multi-hit game since April 25. Signed to a three-year, $60 million deal over the winter, Santana is batting just .164/.301/.318 over his first 31 games with Phiiladelphia. Still, he has more walks (22) than strikeouts (21) and we expect better things ahead for him.
May 4 - 11:23 PM

Carlos Santana has been dropped to the fifth spot in the order Monday against the Marlins.

It's just the second time this season that Santana isn't hitting second. The free agent addition is off to a slow start with his new team, batting .160/.305/.287 through 27 games. Rhys Hoskins will slide into the No. 2 spot in the order.
Apr 30 - 3:41 PM

Carlos Santana went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored as the Phillies bested the Pirates on Friday night.

Santana singled in the sixth inning, advanced to third on a base hit by Odubel Herrera and scored on a fielder's choice to get the Phillies on the board and tie the score at 1-1. He is off to a very rough start at the plate, slashing a mere .162/.286/.309 with two homers and 10 RBI.
Apr 20 - 10:23 PM

Carlos Santana is out of the Phillies' starting lineup Wednesday night against the Braves.

It's the first day off of the season for the veteran first baseman, who has batted just .136/.260/.288 through his first 73 plate appearances with the Phillies. Rhys Hoskins is at first base and hitting cleanup Wednesday versus Braves right-hander Brandon McCarthy. Scott Kingery is in left field and hitting second.
Apr 18 - 2:59 PM

Depth Charts

C1Jorge Alfaro
2Andrew Knapp
1B1Carlos Santana
2B1Cesar Hernandez
2Jesmuel Valentin
SS1Scott Kingery
2Pedro Florimon
3B1J.P. Crawford
2Maikel Franco
LF1Rhys Hoskins
2Dylan Cozens
CF1Odubel Herrera
RF1Aaron Altherr
2Nick Williams
Starting Pitcher
S1Aaron Nola
2Jake Arrieta
3Jerad Eickhoff
4Vince Velasquez
5Nick Pivetta
6Zach Eflin
Relief Pitcher
R1Seranthony Dominguez
2Tommy Hunter
3Pat Neshek
4Luis Garcia
5Adam Morgan
6Edubray Ramos
7Victor Arano
8Jake Thompson
9Austin Davis
10Yacksel Rios