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Carlos Santana
Birthdate: 4/8/1986 (30 y, 11 m, 17 d)     Bats/Throws: B/R     Height/Weight: 5-11/190     Position: C/1B
Contract: $21M / 5 Years (2012 - 2016) + 1 Option Years
RotoWire News: Santana is 2-for-6 with a strikeout in his first two Cactus League games since returning from the WBC. (3/24/2017)
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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SeasonHigh LeverageGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2010High Leverage1711171100062614000000.091
2011High Leverage716883159303211615512000610.221
2012High Leverage51445610801118131027020511.227
2013High Leverage58436316860215201737030300.372
2014High Leverage685776138203191817314110210.228
2015High Leverage57445496300179826110820.205
2016High Leverage64557213432419201609100300.236
TotalHigh Leverage386322421774417313115988916593702751.239

SeasonHigh LeverageBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOBABIPwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2010High Leverage35.3 %23.5 %1.50.091.412.091.503.000.1431-0.6.27569
2011High Leverage18.1 %14.5 %1.25.221.361.397.759.176.226100.3.321103
2012High Leverage17.9 %12.5 %1.43.227.357.341.698.114.2376-0.6.30190
2013High Leverage27.0 %11.1 %2.43.372.524.6511.175.279.378158.0.477209
2014High Leverage22.4 %18.4 %1.21.228.408.421.829.193.244113.1.363133
2015High Leverage14.8 %11.1 %1.33.205.333.273.606.068.2314-2.0.26764
2016High Leverage22.2 %12.5 %1.78.236.417.582.998.345.214156.0.420166
TotalHigh Leverage21.1 %14.0 %1.51.239.401.432.833.193.2496114.2.358127

SeasonHigh LeverageGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2010High Leverage0.6728.6 %28.6 %42.9 %33.3 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %71.4 %14.3 %14.3 %28.6 %28.6 %42.9 %874146
2011High Leverage1.6116.1 %51.8 %32.1 %33.3 %16.7 %0.0 %0.0 %58.9 %28.6 %12.5 %28.6 %48.2 %23.2 %354167187
2012High Leverage1.065.1 %48.7 %46.2 %5.6 %5.6 %10.5 %0.0 %46.2 %35.9 %18.0 %15.4 %66.7 %18.0 %22299123
2013High Leverage1.0028.2 %35.9 %35.9 %14.3 %14.3 %14.3 %0.0 %43.6 %46.2 %10.3 %15.4 %53.9 %30.8 %265126139
2014High Leverage0.7229.5 %29.5 %40.9 %16.7 %16.7 %0.0 %0.0 %56.8 %27.3 %15.9 %25.0 %45.5 %29.6 %339160179
2015High Leverage1.3615.4 %48.7 %35.9 %21.4 %0.0 %5.3 %0.0 %53.9 %28.2 %18.0 %23.1 %48.7 %28.2 %21898120
2016High Leverage1.372.2 %56.5 %41.3 %21.1 %21.1 %0.0 %0.0 %56.5 %19.6 %23.9 %19.6 %50.0 %30.4 %309142167
TotalHigh Leverage1.1716.3 %45.2 %38.5 %19.2 %12.5 %4.1 %0.0 %53.7 %30.0 %16.3 %21.9 %51.1 %27.0 %1794833961