ADP Crowdsourcing is back with a slightly different format, and now with the second half of a pair of related players. Just like earlier in the week, we are still voting on where you think the player will be drafted (just like we did before), but also where you would take him.
Before Buster Posey took the league by storm, there was Carlos Santana. Santana was called up by the Indians in mid-June and absolutely dominated. His minor league numbers were always impressive, but it’s hard to expect such an immediate impact from a catcher. Santana hit six bombs in less than 200 plate appearances, and had a walk rate around 20%! Small sample sizes be damned, I’m giddy just thinking about Santana’s debut.
Santana’s rookie season was ended by another rookie in Ryan Kalish, who slid into Santana while he was blocking the plate. Given the images of the impact, it’s a wonder Santana still has a career in front of him, but he’s supposed to be ready for baseball come spring training. Santana is nothing if not impressive, so he’ll probably be playing the National Anthem on his guitar, too.
If not for the injury, Santana may be getting all of the hype that comes with being a young catching stud. But owners are going to have to proceed cautiously, and the common man may not even be excited about Santana due to his BABIP lowered batting average.
Like Buster Posey’s crowdsourcing earlier this week, we are still voting on where you think Santana will be drafted by the average owner, but we’re going to take it a step further. We are also going to vote on where you would draft him, as well. Should make for good times. Also, please note we are using pick, not round this time because of Santana’s likely ADP. Below is a link to the voting form, and please read the wording carefully. For the voting, we’re assuming a 12-team standard league, using 5×5 scoring.
To submit your vote, click here.