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Carlos Santana (C,1B,3B,DH)

Cleveland Indians - 100% owned

Bats: B, Throws: R

1B Carlos Santana went 1-for-3 against the White Sox on Tuesday. He launched a home run off Hector Noesi, took a walk and stole a base.

Fantasy Impact: Carlos Santana has now more stolen bases than Michael Bourn. Obviously he is no speed-merchant but he is a smart ballplayer, so there is no reason to believe that Santana cannot nab another eight bags this year. Double-digit steals from your first baseman would be a useful bonus. Todd Frazier was the only 1B eligible player to get double-digit steals last year.


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1B Carlos Santana went 1-4 vs the Twins on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Carlos Santana's home run was one of the few highlights in a game where the Indians' offense again failed to show. He went yard in the ninth inning when the Tribe were losing 1-7. It was Santana's second home run of the season and he is now hitting .244.


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With Yan Gomes on the 15-day DL, Roberto Perez will take over catching duties. The Indians have not yet called up a back-up.

Fantasy Impact: It makes sense for the Indians to rely on Carlos Santana as an emergency catcher. This could be fantastic news if your league only needs a small number of appearances to gain positional eligibility.


Carlos Santana pulled a Scott Feldman curveball into the second row for a solo home run in the 4th inning of the victory over the Astros. He finished 1-for-4.

Fantasy Impact: With 27 home runs in 2014, Carlos Santana looks a good option for 30+ this season. His combination of power & patience will play well 4th in the Indians lineup, between Michael Brantley & Brandon Moss.


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1B Carlos Santana went 1-for-3 against the Astros in Monday's season opener.

Fantasy Impact: Carlos Santana was one of only two Indians' players to get on-base twice. 2015 could see a career-high in walks, RBI & HR. He is likely only to qualify at 1B next season so keep in mind a mid-season trade in keeper leagues.


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1B Carlos Santana had an uneventful day at the plate in the Cactus League finale vs the Brewers, going 0-for-4.

Fantasy Impact: Carlos Santana led the league in walks in 2014 and his eight Cactus League walks suggest that his batting-eye is already in mid-season form. It is inevitable that pitchers will be less inclined to walk him this season with the home run power of Brandon Moss batting behind him. With better pitches to hit, it seems safe to expect an increase on the 27 HR that Carlos Santana hit last year. He leaves Arizona Spring Training with a stat line of 64 AB, 8 R, 3 HR, 12 RBI, 0 SB, .219 AVG.


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12th RBI for Carlos Santana

Wed, Apr 1st 9:13am EDT
By Gavin Tramps

Carlos Santana went 1-for-3 in the Cactus League victory over the Mariners. His 2-RBI double chased Felix Hernandez from the game in the second inning.

Fantasy Impact: Despite only batting .241, Carlos Santana is leading the Indians with 12 RBI. He offers both power and patience, and will have plenty of opportunties to drive in Michael Bourn, Jason Kipnis and Michael Brantley.


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In Monday's Cactus League victory over the White Sox, 1B Carlos Santana went 1-for-1 with a run and 2 walks.

Fantasy Impact: Carlos Santana led the league in walks last year and his OBP skills will likely carry over into 2015. Don't be put off by his spring 0.235 AVG. He broke camp last spring with just 0.175 AVG yet went on to have 27 HR, 85 RBI season.


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1B Carlos Santana went 1-for-3 in Tuesday's Cactus League victory vs Giants. He walked and scored a run.

Fantasy Impact: No-one walks in spring training ...... except Carlos Santana who leads the club with 5. He led the league with 113 BB last year although with Brandon Moss hitting behind him this season, he should see a few more pitches to hit.


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Indians' 1B Carlos Santana went 1-2 in the Cactus League vs Athletics on Monday with a run and 3 RBI.

Fantasy Impact: This was Carlos Santana's 3rd long ball of spring. Over the last 4 years he has averaged 23 HR & 78 RBI. Expect solid production and an exceptional walk-rate.


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Carlos Santana hit a home run in Sunday's Cactus League victory over the Padres. He finished 1-for-3 with 1 strikeout. It was his second HR of spring.

Fantasy Impact: The combination of his exceptional walk rate (league leading 113 in 2014) and power (98 career home runs), make Carlos Santana a solid option at 1B. The addition of Brandon Moss to hit 5th should benefit the first baseman in 2015.


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Carlos Santana enjoyed his best day of spring training, going 2-4 with a single and a 2 run homer.

Fantasy Impact: The Indians' first baseman hit 27 HR last year but his batting average dropped to a disappointing 0.231. He will provide solid value as a top 15 1B but will have extra value in leagues where he has C or 3B eligibility.


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Carlos Santana got into the groove with a double, a walk & a RBI. He started the day mired in a 1 for 11 streak with 5 SO in his first 4 spring training games.

Fantasy Impact: Carlos Santana is a class hitter. He led the league with 113 walks last year and should be a reliable contributor in R, RBI, HR & AVG plus he will steal a few bases.


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