On the surface, Santana's 2015 wasn't so different from his 2014. He had the same batting average, the same RBI total and an OPS that was at least in the ballpark. But after the way he finished 2014, hitting 21 homers with an .872 OPS over the final four months, the year-round mediocrity was disappointing. He didn't even hit 21 home runs over the entire season. It comes at the worst possible time, too, because now he's no longer eligible at premium position, not third base or catcher, and a batting average liability with questionable home run power just doesn't measure up at first base. Santana's consistently high walk total could make him a bargain late in Head-to-Head points leagues if he rebounds to any degree, but he figures to underwhelm in Rotisserie either way.
Indians first baseman Carlos Santana went 2 for 3 with a double and a solo homer in Saturday's 2-0 victory over the Red Sox. Santana posted his third two-hit outing in the last four games, and has four RBI over the first two games of the season-ending series against the Red Sox. Although he did suffer a drop in homers this season, Santana has now matched last season's 85 RBI and has crossed the plate 72 times, four more than his total in 2014.
Indians first baseman Carlos Santana went 1 for 4 with a grand slam home run in the Indians' win over the White Sox on Friday night. If you're only going to collect one hit, popping one over the fence with the bases loaded against a pitcher like Chris Sale is making the most of it. Santana now has 16 long ones and 72 RBI, but hasn't done much in the average department at .237 for the year. Most damaging from a fantasy perspective is the fact that he will lose catcher and third base eligibility next season.
Indians first baseman Carlos Santana went 3 for 5 with a double and a run scored in an 8-4 loss to the Royals on Thursday. It's been a strange season for Santana as most numbers are on par with where they should be aside from the average. The power is a bit down, but his 11 steals should make up for that. The .237 average is lacking, but his .363 OBP is very good, as he ranks top-five in walks. Unfortunately, Santana is going to lose catcher and third base eligibility next season and that will drop his value significantly.
Indians first baseman Carlos Santana will get a break from the field in Tuesday's game. Santana will play designated hitter for the fifth time this year. Jerry Sands replaces him at first base for his second time this year, both in the last three games.
Indians first baseman Carlos Santana cracked a first-inning home run to propel Cleveland to a 3-1 victory on Thursday, his 12th homer of the season. Santana connected off A's starter Chris Bassitt to dead center, driving in Michael Brantley to give the Indians a 3-0 lead. Santana has now hit safely in eight of his last 10 games to raise his average to .227.