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54 Ervin Santana SP

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
1%0%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
13.10-209.4556
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2018MIN018.0355000024.231222292916
2019CHW029.4530000013.11914146065

Player Updates

June 18, 2019 10:56 AM
Mets' Ervin Santana: Could get spot start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Santana could get called up to make a spot start while Noah Syndergaard (hamstring) is on the IL, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

The veteran hurler didn't look particularly good in his first start for Triple-A Syracuse on Sunday, giving up three runs with a 5:5 K:BB through five innings, but the Mets aren't exactly flush with big-league arms. The team will need to find fill-ins for Syndergaard twice before he's eligible to return as they don't have any off-days that would allow them to juggle their rotation, so while Wilmer Font is considered the top option for Thursday's game, Santana could still be in the picture for a spot start next week -- particularly if Font struggles.

May 24, 2019 04:16 PM
Mets' Ervin Santana: Latches on with Mets
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Santana signed a minor-league deal with the Mets on Friday.

Santana refused an outright assignment to Triple-A after being designated for assignment by the White Sox at the end of April, but will now head to the minors with the Mets after being unable to secure a major-league deal. The 36-year-old struggled during his three starts in Chicago with 14 runs allowed on 19 hits -- including six homers -- across 13.1 innings. Santana will start out at High-A St. Lucie before likely moving up to Triple-A Syracuse.

April 29, 2019 02:08 PM
Ervin Santana: Elects free agency
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Santana refused an outright assignment to Triple-A Charlotte on Monday and elected free agency.

In eight starts over the last two seasons, the 36-year-old has an 8.53 ERA. He'll hope to find a team with a need in the rotation but may have to settle for a minor-league deal.

April 26, 2019 09:20 PM
White Sox's Ervin Santana: Designated for assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Santana was designated for assignment by the White Sox on Friday.

Santana made three starts for the White Sox, none of which were particularly good. He owns a 9.45 ERA while striking out just 7.8 percent of opposing batters. Add in his struggles in five starts with the Twins last year, and he now has an 8.53 ERA (and an equally ugly 8.51 FIP) over the last two seasons. The 36-year-old may have to prove himself in the minors before earning his next major-league opportunity.

April 25, 2019 01:04 AM
White Sox's Ervin Santana: Struggles against O's
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Santana (0-2) took the loss Wednesday, giving up four runs on six hits over 4.2 innings while striking out one as the White Sox dropped a 4-3 decision to the Orioles.

The right-hander got lifted after 71 pitches (48 strikes), and Santana has yet to pitch in the sixth inning in any of his three starts so far. He served up another homer -- his sixth in 13.1 innings -- and his 9.45 ERA and 5:6 K:BB suggest the 36-year-old doesn't have much left to offer a big-league club. If the White Sox don't make any changes to their rotation, Santana would next take the mound Monday for a rematch with the O's back in Chicago.

April 21, 2019 08:40 AM
White Sox's Ervin Santana: Slots in Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Santana will start Wednesday in Baltimore, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Santana had been Saturday's scheduled starter, but the game was rained out. Instead of pushing all starters up a day, manager Rick Renteria pushed Santana out until Wednesday.

April 20, 2019 01:16 PM
White Sox's Ervin Santana: Pushed back in pitching schedule
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Santana won't start Sunday's series finale against the Tigers, with Reynaldo Lopez getting the nod for that game instead, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Santana had been scheduled to start Saturday, but that contest was postponed due to inclement weather in Detroit. Rather than simply pushing each of their rotation members back a day in the pitching schedule, the White Sox will reorder their starters to ensure Lopez gets a turn against one of their division rivals. With Lucas Giolito (hamstring) recently landing on the injured list, the White Sox were set to require a new fifth starter for their series next week with the Orioles, but there's a decent chance the team has Santana fill the opening for one of the three games.

April 20, 2019 11:24 AM
White Sox's Ervin Santana: White Sox-Tigers postponed
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Santana won't make his scheduled start Saturday against the Tigers after the game was postponed due to inclement weather in Detroit, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

The two teams will make up the postponed contest as part of a doubleheader Aug. 6. The White Sox haven't clarified how the postponement will affect their pitching schedule, but it's possible that Santana gets bumped to the back of the order after a pair of underwhelming turns to open the season. If that's the case, Santana's next turn would likely come next weekend in Baltimore.

April 16, 2019 01:56 PM
White Sox's Ervin Santana: Marginal improvement against K.C.
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Santana didn't factor into the decision in Monday's 5-4 win over the Royals, allowing three runs on six hits and three walks over five innings while striking out three.

The veteran right-hander wasn't sharp -- he gave up two homers, uncorked a wild pitch and threw only 53 of 91 pitches for strikes -- but this was still a better performance than his first time out in a White Sox uniform. Santana topped out at 91 mph with his fastball, and if he can't get back to the 92-93 range he typically sat before last year's finger woes, he'll be a very tough player to roster. He'll take his next turn in the rotation Saturday in Detroit.

April 9, 2019 07:20 PM
White Sox's Ervin Santana: Struggles in White Sox debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Santana (0-1) allowed seven runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out just one across 3.2 innings in a loss to the Rays on Tuesday.

The 36-year-old's 2019 debut couldn't have gone much worse. He didn't have great control, barely throwing half of his pitches for strikes, and when he was in the zone, the Rays took him deep three times. Since earning an All-Star selection in 2017, Santana is 0-2 with a 9.21 ERA in six starts. He only made five starts last season because of a right middle finger issue. Owners should approach Santana with caution.

April 9, 2019 12:08 PM
White Sox's Ervin Santana: Promoted ahead of start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The White Sox selected Santana's contract ahead of his scheduled start Tuesday against the Rays.

The team waited until a fifth starter was first needed before clearing a spot on the active and 40-man roster for Santana, who was behind his fellow rotation mates in spring training after not signing with the White Sox until Feb. 23. Santana turned in a lowly 8.03 ERA and 1.62 WHIP across 24.2 innings as a member with the Twins in 2018, when a bothersome injury to his right middle finger cost him extensive time and resulted in diminished velocity when he was available. The White Sox were pleased with how Santana checked out on the health front this spring, but fantasy players may be best off taking a wait-and-see approach with the 36-year-old before rostering him.

April 5, 2019 05:28 PM
White Sox's Ervin Santana: Expected to start Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Santana is in line to start Tuesday's game against Tampa Bay, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.

The White Sox have been using a four-man rotation to this point, but they're expected to deploy Santana for Tuesday's matchup and use him as the fifth starter moving forward. The 36-year-old struggled to stay healthy in his final season with the Twins in 2018 and made just five starts while accruing an 8.03 ERA over 24.2 frames, but he regained his health over the offseason and managed to build up his pitch count to a satisfactory number during spring training.

March 26, 2019 01:48 PM
White Sox's Ervin Santana: Lasts five innings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Santana allowed two runs on four hits and two walks while striking out three over five innings Monday against Arizona.

This was Santana's second start against major-league competition, significant because he reached five innings. As the White Sox's fifth starter, Santana is not needed until April 10, so he'll likely stay back in camp and throw a few more outings to get his pitch count and innings up.

March 25, 2019 12:32 PM
White Sox's Ervin Santana: Named fifth starter
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Santana will be the White Sox's fifth starter, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.

The White Sox do not need a fifth starter until April 10, so Santana is expected to remain behind in Arizona, where he can build up innings and his pitch count. The right-hander made one Cactus League start, throwing 75 pitches over four innings, and will start Monday's exhibition against the Diamondbacks.

March 20, 2019 09:32 PM
White Sox's Ervin Santana: Makes first spring start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Santana allowed four runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out three over four innings Wednesday against Arizona.

Santana made his Cactus League debut after recovering from a finger injury that cost him most of 2018. With his return to the mound, Santana begins in earnest a quest to become the White Sox's fifth starter. He didn't have his best command, but he managed two perfect innings and threw 75 pitches. The right-hander still has time to sharpen his command; the White Sox don't need need a fifth starter until April 10 because of three scheduled off-days during the first nine days of the season.

March 16, 2019 10:32 PM
White Sox's Ervin Santana: Spring debut set for Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Santana (finger) will make his spring debut Wednesday against the Diamondbacks, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

The finger issue that cost Santana most of 2018 delayed his start this spring as well, but he's been making steady progress. He's thrown a simulated game and a "B" game in the last week and is now ready for Cactus League action. Whether or not he'll have enough time to make a case for an Opening Day rotation spot remains to be seen.

March 15, 2019 08:00 PM
White Sox's Ervin Santana: Pitches in 'B' game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Santana (finger) faced live hitters, including Manny Machado, in Friday morning's "B" game, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

This is more encouraging news for Santana, who's expected to pitch in a Cactus League game within the next week. He was limited to five starts in 2018 due to a finger injury but is expected to join Chicago's rotation in 2019, assuming he's able to maintain his health.

March 14, 2019 02:12 PM
White Sox's Ervin Santana: Nearing spring debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

General manager Rick Hahn said Wednesday that Santana will pitch in a Cactus League game within the next week, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.

Hahn also indicated that Santana is progressing well and isn't experiencing any pain in the middle finger that caused him to miss most of 2018. The veteran right-hander is expected to slot into the back end of the White Sox's starting rotation, but his late start to spring training keeps his status for the beginning of the season in doubt. Off days during the first 10 days mean the White Sox will not need a fifth starter until April 10.

March 11, 2019 10:48 AM
White Sox's Ervin Santana: Throws sim game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Santana (finger) threw four innings in a simulated game on a back field Sunday, Madeline Kenney of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Manager Rick Renteria said Santana "looked good" and added the right-hander could pitch in a B game in another five days. Santana, who is expected to be the White Sox's fifth starter, has yet to face major-league hitters this spring after missing most of last season due to a middle-finger injury.

March 8, 2019 04:44 PM
White Sox's Ervin Santana: Ramping up towards return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Santana (finger) is set to throw live batting practice Sunday, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Next up for Santana would be appearing in a minor-league spring game next Friday, assuming live batting practice goes smoothly. The veteran right-hander is trying to ramp things up to crack the White Sox's starting rotation, though his availability for Opening Day remains unclear.

Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs LHB 7.200 8.22033
vs RHB 5.200 11.12032
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
4/9TB0103.27731
4/15KC0005.06333
4/24@BAL0104.26401
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Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2005LAA128 4.6523231100 133.213973691784799
2006LAA168 4.2833330000 204.018110697211170141
2007LAA714 5.7628260000 150.01741039626858126
2008LAA167 3.4932322100 219.0198898523847214
2009LAA88 5.0324232200 139.21598378241047107
2010LAA1710 3.9233334100 222.222110497271273169
2011LAA1112 3.3833334100 228.2207958626872178
2012LAA913 5.1630301100 178.016510910239961133
2013KC910 3.2432320000 211.0190857626651161
2014ATL1410 3.9531310000 196.0193908616463179
2015MIN75 4.0017170000 108.010450481243682
2016MIN711 3.3830302100 181.1168786819453149
2017MIN168 3.2833335300 211.1177857731861167
2018MIN01 8.03550000 24.231222292916
2019CHW02 9.45330000 13.11914146065
Total 149127 4.093873842111002421.12326118611013221027541926
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2005LAA23000000000 --- --- ---
2006LAA33401000300 .250 .250 .250
2007LAA28511020300 .200 .400 .200
2008LAA32600000200 .000 .000 .000
2009LAA24000000000 --- --- ---
2010LAA33000000000 --- --- ---
2011LAA33201000100 .500 .500 .500
2012LAA30400000400 .000 .000 .000
2013KC32401000200 .250 .250 .250
2014ATL3163770122800 .138 .127 .111
2015MIN17000000000 --- --- ---
2016MIN30500000300 .000 .000 .000
2017MIN331032050300 .200 .300 .200
2018MIN5000000000 --- --- ---
2019CHW3000000000 --- --- ---
Total 38710311130824900 .143 .155 .126
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2005LAAP2323201010021.000
2006LAAP333327131223 .926
2007LAAP282619613021.000
2008LAAP3232321913001.000
2009LAAP2423166911 .938
2010LAAP3333321517021.000
2011LAAP333336112053 .861
2012LAAP303034171611 .971
2013KCP323242221912 .976
2014ATLP313138172011 .974
2015MINP171725101412 .960
2016MINP30302920813 .966
2017MINP333337191620 .946
2018MINP55633001.000
2019CHWP33220001.000
Total  3873843951901901522 .962
More Pitching Stats
YearTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGPAMB9SLGRPF
2005LAA2117173 0.7385104 .266583 13.1 .4470
2006LAA2183260 0.78591210 .241846 11.6 .3950
2007LAA3124185 0.74113007 .288675 14.4 .4970
2008LAA2185245 0.80164015 .237897 10.4 .3680
2009LAA4131159 0.94155004 .288614 13.9 .4790
2010LAA2198280 0.753681111 .259954 12.4 .4200
2011LAA4248236 1.142850110 .241949 11.3 .3890
2012LAA2199197 1.05162104 .239764 11.9 .4650
2013KC3242209 1.22138006 .238859 10.5 .3800
2014ATL4194184 1.1676109 .266817 11.9 .4010
2015MIN2114117 1.0571103 .253457 12.0 .4110
2016MIN2182192 1.05510311 .245748 11.2 .3810
2017MIN2211239 0.921120112 .225864 10.5 .3920
2018MIN01541 0.3910000 .310114 15.3 .6700
2019CHW01420 0.7510001 .33964 16.9 .8210
Total 3423572737 0.93180596997 .25210205 11.8 .4180
Postseason Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2005LAA11 7.45210000 9.28983254
2007LAA00 0.00100000 2.00000002
2008LAA00 8.44110000 5.18551003
2009LAA11 1.59400000 5.25310145
2017MIN00 18.00110000 2.03442020
Total 22 6.57930000 24.2242118631114
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2001 R-Provo21 7.7144000 18.2191716121222
2001 R-Angels32 3.22109110 58.2402721023569
2002 A-Cedar Rapds148 4.162727000147.0133756810648146
2003 AA-Arkansas11 3.9466000 29.2231513431223
2003 A-Rancho Cuca102 2.532020100124.29844359736130
2004 AA-Arkansas21 3.3088000 43.2411916341848
2005 AA-Arkansas51 2.3177000 39.0341210221532
2005AAA-Salt Lake10 4.1933000 19.11911922217
2007AAA-Salt Lake21 5.0155000 32.1391918431032
2009AFA-Rancho Cucamonga00 6.2311000 4.14332003
2009AAA-Salt Lake10 3.6011000 5.03220114
2009R-Azl Angels00 0.0011000 3.03000007
2014AAA-Gwinnett Braves10 8.4411000 5.18651043
2015AAA-Rochester Red Wings30 1.7433000 20.2174421411
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/185
Birthdate:
12/12/1982
Age:
37
Hometown:
San Cristobal, DR
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Chicago White Sox
College:

MLB Experience:
15