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Carlos Santana
Birthdate: 4/8/1986 (30 y, 11 m, 16 d)     Bats/Throws: B/R     Height/Weight: 5-11/190     Position: C/1B
Contract: $21M / 5 Years (2012 - 2016) + 1 Option Years
RotoWire News: Manager Terry Francona says Santana will be the primary first baseman this season, but should see time as the designated hitter as well, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports. (3/4/2017)
Profiles:  2011  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: In 2016, Carlos Santana posted career bests in: fWAR, wOBA, wRC+, SLG, ISO, OPS, K%, Hard%, HR/FB rate, and HR. No one should have doubted his ability to hit 30 HR (he had 27 twice before), but 2016 was definitely a career year. Early projections, as they should, suggest that Santana will regress toward his career norms, but if you are looking for a player who would be a good bet to repeat a breakout, Santana is where I'd gamble. After dealing with concussions that moved him away from C, and a failed experiment at 3B, and a rough 2015 marred by a season-long back injury that he never disclosed, 2016 showed what Santana can do when healthy and locked into a position that doesn't require squatting 5-6 days a week. Give me the over on his projections and target him as a 1B/CI/Util bat in all leagues, particularly OBP or points leagues. (Chad Young)

The Quick Opinion: Any time a player has a career year at age 30, the inclination is to assume the regression monster is coming. But I think Carlos Santana can vanquish that evil beast, outdoing his projections and coming closer to repeating his 2016 than he is to regressing to his career numbers.

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SeasonMedium LeverageGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2010Medium Leverage425973186903111411110030230.305
2011Medium Leverage13922527454311517313242156070711.240
2012Medium Leverage135215263553413083241421421501513.256
2013Medium Leverage14422926162381608393029253210321.271
2014Medium Leverage142254308674015012323850158220841.264
2015Medium Leverage144239285623910211304743245120861.259
2016Medium Leverage150258305734014019463943041130822.283
TotalMedium Leverage89614791769391228923682212412608305723051199.264

SeasonMedium LeverageBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOBABIPwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2010Medium Leverage15.1 %13.7 %1.10.305.397.6101.007.305.306145.6.417166
2011Medium Leverage15.3 %20.4 %0.75.240.350.409.759.169.278354.0.335113
2012Medium Leverage16.0 %16.0 %1.00.256.373.428.801.172.276387.5.351125
2013Medium Leverage11.1 %20.3 %0.55.271.356.445.802.175.320367.6.351123
2014Medium Leverage16.2 %18.8 %0.86.264.386.465.851.201.2964915.8.377143
2015Medium Leverage15.1 %15.8 %0.96.259.372.456.828.197.2764310.5.359128
2016Medium Leverage14.1 %13.4 %1.05.283.384.558.942.275.2695620.0.397151
TotalMedium Leverage14.7 %17.2 %0.85.264.372.469.841.204.28627071.1.365132

SeasonMedium LeverageGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2010Medium Leverage0.5826.9 %26.9 %46.2 %4.2 %12.5 %7.1 %0.0 %59.6 %30.8 %9.6 %11.5 %42.3 %46.2 %275119156
2011Medium Leverage1.2018.3 %44.6 %37.1 %18.5 %10.8 %1.3 %100.0 %49.4 %31.8 %18.8 %23.3 %44.3 %32.4 %1206511695
2012Medium Leverage1.3017.4 %46.6 %36.0 %12.5 %12.5 %7.2 %0.0 %50.0 %26.4 %23.6 %15.7 %53.9 %30.3 %1140507633
2013Medium Leverage1.0324.6 %38.3 %37.1 %10.8 %12.3 %4.5 %100.0 %50.3 %33.3 %16.4 %15.8 %48.0 %36.2 %1130464666
2014Medium Leverage0.9321.2 %37.9 %40.9 %13.6 %14.8 %8.0 %0.0 %58.1 %25.8 %16.2 %18.2 %45.5 %36.4 %1317576741
2015Medium Leverage1.1421.6 %41.8 %36.6 %18.3 %15.5 %2.5 %100.0 %56.6 %26.0 %17.4 %22.5 %50.5 %27.0 %1224538686
2016Medium Leverage0.8916.8 %39.1 %44.1 %13.4 %19.6 %4.7 %0.0 %50.9 %33.2 %15.9 %18.2 %43.6 %38.2 %1210524686
TotalMedium Leverage1.0420.2 %40.6 %39.2 %13.9 %14.6 %4.8 %100.0 %53.0 %29.5 %17.5 %18.6 %47.3 %34.1 %750232394263