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Ervin Santana
Birthdate: 12/12/1982 (34 y, 3 m, 16 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-2/160     Position: P
Contract: $55M / 4 Years (2015 - 2018) + 2 Option Years
RotoWire News: Santana will start Saturday against Team USA in the WBC, MLB.com reports. (3/18/2017)
Profiles:  2010  2011  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: Santana was easily the biggest (if not only) bright spot in a Twins rotation that finished last or nearly last in virtually every meaningful statistic. No team had a worse rotation ERA than the Twins, but don't blame Santana, who picked up steam as the season wore on, finishing with a 3.38 ERA — his lowest since 2013 — and good-but-not-great rate stats. It didn't start that way, however, as Santana carried a 5.00-plus ERA well into June. He finished his June 14 start with a 5.10 ERA, but from that point on was absolutely fantastic in his final 18 starts: 2.41 ERA, .589 on-base plus slugging against and a 100-32 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 116 innings. Only once in Santana's final 18 starts did he allow more than three earned runs, and as a result, there was little reason why he was considered one of the Twins' best trading chips, not only at both trading deadlines but also this offseason. As of now, however, it looks as though he'll be with the Twins to start 2017. For a guy who has thrown more than 2,000 innings and fired a lot of sliders, the end is always one sore arm away, but he's been incredibly durable to this point in his career. He threw harder than he had at any point in the last five years in 2016 (92.7 mph average) and thus seems to be a good bet to again be a fairly solid back-end fantasy pitcher. (@Brandon_Warne)

The Quick Opinion: He's not sexy, but you can do far, far worse for a back-end starter in fantasy leagues. He'll be much more useful in deep leagues, however.

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Season1st HalfIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
20051st Half40.26.201895012228288200134.298.376.539.392
20061st Half113.23.9646998232575010360881.231.303.370.297
20071st Half104.05.97471122262756923382783.286.357.525.378
20081st Half129.13.345301111925048123414122.226.283.351.281
20091st Half40.17.811966016137358172430.343.418.593.431
20101st Half122.03.765221232925451153608100.257.323.428.331
20111st Half125.03.895241192725754173633106.245.303.421.315
20121st Half103.15.75450100192686620421573.248.327.456.340
20131st Half123.03.37497110171504616272398.236.282.381.290
20141st Half110.04.0144810825451499311096.259.314.415.320
20151st Half12.06.0052111088461013.239.333.533.365
20161st Half93.04.0638694220464211261068.261.312.420.313
Total1st Half1116.14.4047341106236205815461533491443904.255.318.430.326

Season1st HalfK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
20051st Half7.524.431.701.7718.0 %10.6 %7.4 %.2981.72.33371.9 %5.454.93
20061st Half6.412.852.250.7917.3 %7.7 %9.6 %.2311.18.26466.4 %4.034.75
20071st Half7.183.292.181.9917.6 %8.1 %9.5 %.2861.54.30968.3 %5.824.84
20081st Half8.492.373.590.8423.0 %6.4 %16.6 %.2261.12.27774.9 %3.333.74
20091st Half6.693.791.761.7915.3 %8.7 %6.6 %.3431.91.38063.0 %5.755.09
20101st Half7.382.662.781.1119.2 %6.9 %12.3 %.2571.30.29877.4 %4.124.15
20111st Half7.632.592.941.2220.2 %6.9 %13.4 %.2451.24.28275.3 %4.033.82
20121st Half6.363.661.741.7416.2 %9.3 %6.9 %.2481.37.25866.4 %5.564.55
20131st Half7.171.983.631.1719.7 %5.4 %14.3 %.2361.11.26676.5 %3.883.52
20141st Half7.852.543.100.7421.4 %6.9 %14.5 %.2591.26.31769.6 %3.303.21
20151st Half9.754.502.173.0025.0 %11.5 %13.5 %.2391.42.24179.0 %6.804.31
20161st Half6.582.522.621.0617.6 %6.7 %10.9 %.2611.29.29570.8 %4.064.46
Total1st Half7.292.812.591.2319.1 %7.4 %11.7 %.2551.30.29071.4 %4.324.16

Season1st HalfGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
20051st Half0.7521.1 %33.8 %45.1 %20.0 %13.3 %8.9 %100.0 %44.0 %27.6 %28.4 %26.1 %47.0 %26.9 %744271473
20061st Half0.8517.9 %37.6 %44.4 %8.6 %6.6 %8.6 %0.0 %37.8 %34.6 %27.6 %9.9 %63.4 %26.7 %17786701108
20071st Half0.7518.9 %34.6 %46.4 %11.5 %14.6 %7.7 %40.0 %44.3 %30.3 %25.4 %15.7 %47.5 %36.7 %17866871099
20081st Half0.8619.0 %37.5 %43.5 %10.8 %7.6 %5.1 %42.9 %35.1 %34.9 %30.0 %18.1 %55.1 %26.8 %20447051339
20091st Half0.8025.9 %32.9 %41.3 %10.2 %13.6 %4.3 %0.0 %44.1 %35.2 %20.7 %9.0 %58.6 %32.4 %708289419
20101st Half0.7223.4 %32.2 %44.4 %7.4 %9.2 %5.9 %40.0 %40.3 %34.2 %25.5 %18.8 %52.0 %29.2 %19447001244
20111st Half0.9618.3 %40.1 %41.7 %7.7 %11.0 %6.0 %28.6 %39.8 %36.9 %23.2 %18.7 %54.6 %26.7 %19286781250
20121st Half1.4819.1 %48.3 %32.6 %6.6 %18.9 %6.4 %40.0 %46.4 %36.1 %17.6 %15.2 %51.8 %33.0 %16896541035
20131st Half1.4818.8 %48.5 %32.7 %8.3 %13.3 %6.2 %100.0 %44.2 %34.2 %21.7 %14.6 %55.6 %29.8 %18126221190
20141st Half1.6825.6 %46.6 %27.8 %8.0 %10.3 %0.7 %25.0 %42.1 %34.6 %23.4 %17.1 %53.6 %29.3 %16255971028
20151st Half0.8712.5 %40.6 %46.9 %6.7 %26.7 %0.0 %0.0 %39.4 %42.4 %18.2 %18.2 %51.5 %30.3 %17467107
20161st Half1.1519.7 %42.9 %37.4 %9.3 %10.2 %4.8 %0.0 %37.0 %37.3 %25.7 %21.2 %49.7 %29.1 %1503571932
Total1st Half1.0120.3 %40.2 %39.6 %9.3 %11.4 %5.7 %32.7 %41.0 %34.6 %24.4 %16.6 %53.7 %29.7 %17735651111224