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  • Luis Valbuena: Bueno, or No?
    in RotoGraphs by Robert J. Baumann - 10/23/2014 -  2
    This is an article about Luis Valbuena. What follows might be rendered moot if Kris Bryant wins the Cubs' third base job out of spring training next year. Even if Bryant doesn't do so, he's probably

  • Danny Santana: Man, Myth or Mirage
    in RotoGraphs by Brandon Warne - 11/14/2014 -  5
    of a Cristian Guzman or a Luis Rivas type hitting line this? As simple as it may be, it’s tied nearly solely to BABIP. Santana’s BABIP was .405. FOUR. OH. FIVE. That simply isn’t sustainable

  • Top-75 Fantasy Hitting Prospects w/ Potts, Chang, & Santana
    in RotoGraphs by Jeff Zimmerman - 6/27/2018 -  36
    41 42 Yordan Alvarez LF 549 21 41 43 Luis Santana 2B 318 18 40 44 Estevan Florial CF 632 20 40 45 Scott Kingery 2B 603 23 39 46 Yusniel Diaz RF 694 21

  • Santana Was Wrong
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 6/11/2010 -  53
    "Santana" That was Johan Santana himself before the season, when asked who is the best pitcher in the NL East. It's hard to imagine that Santana would answer in the same way now. Roy

  • Rules of the Game: Calling a Santana a Santana
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 7/27/2011 -  13
    (and, now, no-hitter-thrower) Ervin Santana as "Ervin." This, as any person with sense will acknowledge immediately, is not acceptable behavior. Ervin Santana, on account of he's Ervin Santana

  • Hamels-Santana
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 9/8/2008 -  3
    When the Mets traded for Johan Santana and promptly signed him to a six year contract extension, I was one of few Phillies fans actually excited that their rivals had just acquired arguably the best

  • What if This Is the Real Luis Severino?
    in Community by Tim Jackson - 5/14/2017 -  0
    Stating exactly what Luis Severino would be at the start of the season was a puzzle. He flashed such different versions of himself over the previous two years that there was no telling if he’d stick

  • It's Not Just Luis Severino's Velocity
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 6/27/2018 -  5
    Luis Severino currently ranks second among all major-league pitchers in WAR. He's third by park-adjusted ERA, he's first by park-adjusted FIP, and he's sixth by park-adjusted xFIP, and he's done

  • Luis Perdomo Dislikes Thrillers
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 9/17/2009 -  3
    Back in the early part of the summer I wrote about Padres’ long-man Luis Perdomo. To call him a mop-up man is being generous. His average leverage index is 0.26, which is almost half of the next

  • Luis Severino's Breakout Season
    in FanGraphs by Paul Swydan - 6/5/2017 -  19
    At this time last year, Luis Severino had just finished up his second minor-league start of the season. It was only his second minor-league start of the season because he had started the season

  • A Luis Severino Update
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Podhorzer - 9/24/2015 -  3
    After his first nine Major League starts, Luis Severino has somehow failed to excite any of us RotoGraphers enough to convince us to write an article about him. So here it is, finally. Before

  • Ervin Santana to the DL?
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 6/16/2009 -  7
    As if the Angels hadn’t been through enough already, Ervin Santana will miss tonight’s scheduled start with right forearm tightness. Santana has already missed time this season with an elbow injury

  • ADP Crowdsourcing: Carlos Santana
    in RotoGraphs by Zach Sanders - 1/5/2011 -  8
    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

  • FanGraphs Audio: In the Clubhouse with Luis Exposito
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 5/10/2012 -  1
    Episode 180 David Laurila, curator of FanGraphs’ Q&A Series, talks to catcher Luis Exposito, who recently made his major-league debut with Baltimore not long after being DFA'd by Boston. Don't

  • Johan Santana's Strikeouts
    in RotoGraphs by David Golebiewski - 6/8/2010 -  10
    Johan Santana's career credentials are unquestioned. The Venezuelan southpaw, a Rule V gem who won two Cy Young Awards with the Twins, has a 3.39 FIP in the majors. He's got over a K per inning

  • Celebrating Carlos Santana's Season
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 8/4/2010 -  25
    In one of the most disappointing stories of the MLB season to date, Cleveland Indians' catching phenom was put on the 15-day DL with a hyperextended knee and a high-grade LCL sprain. Santana

  • Domingo Santana Heads to Seattle
    in FanGraphs by Dan Szymborski - 12/21/2018 -  31
    Domingo Santana from the Milwaukee Brewers for outfielder Ben Gamel and pitcher Noah Zavolas. After acquiring Christian Yelich and signing Lorenzo Cain last offseason, the Brewers faced a bit

  • Johan Santana: Nasty as Ever
    in RotoGraphs by David Golebiewski - 5/8/2009 -  7
    long, that we gradually come to view that brilliant player as mundane, boring; been there, done that. Johan Santana certainly falls into this category. As a Minnesota Twin, the lefty changeup

  • Carlos Santana - Fantasy 3B?
    in RotoGraphs by Chad Young - 1/21/2014 -  13
    Smarter minds than mine have addressed the Indians experimenting with Carlos Santana at 3B, but those minds have looked at things like "defense" and "what the Indians need" and "does this make any

  • Ervin Santana's Value
    in RotoGraphs by David Golebiewski - 11/11/2009 -  1
    Angels right-hander Ervin Santana entered the 2009 season with plenty of helium. In 2008, Santana bumped his fastball velocity to a career-high 94.4 MPH, with his wicked slider also popping the mitt

  • Santana the Younger Signs
    in FanGraphs by Matthew Carruth - 2/14/2009 -  26
    Reports are leaking out that Ervin Santana, heading into his first arbitration hearing, and the Angels have agreed to a four-year contract with a team option on a fifth year. If the length is right

  • Domingo Santana as George Springer
    in FanGraphs by August Fagerstrom - 3/2/2016 -  15
    , and we dream big. I'm here to talk about Domingo Santana. But first, I want to talk about George Springer. There was a point in time that the Houston Astros envisioned an outfield of the future

  • Ervin Santana Back in Form?
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 6/9/2010 -  4
    Quick answer: sort of. In 2008, Ervin Santana had a fantastic season. He struck out nearly a batter per inning and walked fewer than two per nine. He sustained this performance for a remarkable

  • Bidding Farewell to Johan Santana
    in FanGraphs by Paul Swydan - 3/29/2013 -  50
    Johan Santana will go down as one of the game’s best pitchers. I say 'go down' because after the news yesterday that Santana has probably re-torn the anterior capsule in his left, or throwing

  • The Other Ace Named Santana
    in RotoGraphs by David Golebiewski - 11/18/2008 -  0
    While I'm quite sure that we are all familiar with the $137.5 million dollar man in Queens, there is yet another pitcher with the Santana surname who just turned in one of the best seasons of any

  • The Aftermath of the Carlos Santana Experiment
    in FanGraphs by August Fagerstrom - 7/14/2014 -  27
    it takes a while." Carlos Santana started this game at first base for the Indians. Lonnie Chisenhall played third. Nick Swisher served as the designated hitter. There's a reason I've presented those

  • An Apology to Luis Valbuena and Dioner Navarro
    in FanGraphs by Bradley Woodrum - 6/11/2013 -  11
    Luis Valbuena struggles against fastballs, and is Michael-Jackson-bad against all other pitches. In an alternate world in which the Cubs actually cared about the difference between 61 and 65 wins

  • Carlos Santana: A Hosmer Alternative
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 11/10/2017 -  20
    The crowd estimates Santana will be available at about half of Hosmer's price.(Photo: Keith Allison) While next offseason's historic free-agent class will create quite the hot-stove spectacle

  • Luis Castillo is Going to Be Just Fine
    in Community by Conrad Parrish - 4/25/2018 -  1
    Following what was a great debut season in 2017, Luis Castillo has been disappointing. The young righty sported the third-hardest average Fastball (97.5 mph) of all major league starters last season

  • Luis Perdomo Hit Four Triples
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 11/15/2017 -  22
    included, this year there were eight of them. Bradley hit one. Jeremy Hellickson hit one. Patrick Corbin hit one. Jake Arrieta hit one. Luis Perdomo hit four. Four triples. Luis Perdomo, a starting

  • Bearish on Carlos Santana
    in RotoGraphs by Howard Bender - 6/14/2011 -  20
    This is part of an ongoing pro/con series on RotoGraphs over the next couple of weeks. Today we'll look at the positive/negative side of Carlos Santana. Expect the opposite side shortly. Carlos

  • Crowdsourcing Results: Posey and Santana
    in RotoGraphs by Zach Sanders - 1/7/2011 -  10
    , it’d be too tempting to stay away. Carlos Santana My vote: 85, 72 Average: 80, 70 Median: 85, 80 Std Dev: 28.6, 25.4 Unlike Posey, it looks like we’re expecting Santana to be underrated

  • Bullish on Carlos Santana
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 6/14/2011 -  13
    Just moments ago, Howard put on his eviscerating goggles and made his best stab at informing us why we should all be disappointed in Carlos Santana this season. I understand this perspective, I

  • Luis Castillo's Dominance Fades to Black
    in Community by Lance Brozdowski - 9/20/2017 -  5
    Some say the sample size of Luis Castillo’s season is 15 starts; I say it’s only eight. July 25th was the first game in which BrooksBaseball.net registered a sinker from the 24-year-old. While

  • The Obvious [Carlos] Santana
    in NotGraphs by Robert J. Baumann - 12/1/2011 -  12
    to expect these Internets to store and retrieve for us whatever the heck we want to look upon. Expect the Internets to waste your time. I assumed that the Carlos-Santana-(Cleveland-Catcher)-Carlos

  • Luis Valbuena a potential asset in 2017
    in RotoGraphs by Randy Holt - 1/26/2017 -  0
    I've written about Luis Valbuena a couple of different times this winter: once in regard to the third basemen available on the free agent market and then again as a comparison against Chase Headley

  • Carlos Santana Catches on with Cleveland
    in FanGraphs by Marc Hulet - 6/11/2010 -  20
    that had me scratching my head from the moment in was announced. In return for Blake, the Indians received breakout prospect Carlos Santana and minor league reliever Jonathan Meloan. Perhaps

  • Carlos Santana's Patient Approach
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 4/27/2011 -  13
    of Texas). Yet amid all that, they haven't yet clicked on all cylinders. That's because Carlos Santana has gotten off to something of a slow start. But there are plenty of indications that his

  • Scouting Lewis Brinson and Luis Ortiz
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 8/1/2016 -  3
    be the first to compare Luis Ortiz's build to that of Rich Garces, and I won't be the last, for it is apt. Ortiz is 6-foot-3 and pushing 250 and obviously lacks any modicum of physical projection

  • Pursue the Next Ayala, Not Luis Himself
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 12/5/2011 -  4
    Jim Bowden tweeted over the weekend that six teams were pursuing reliever Luis Ayala. The list of suitors included progressive teams like the Red Sox, Yankees, Rays and Blue Jays. Since these teams

  • 2018 Pod Projections: Luis Castillo
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Podhorzer - 3/15/2018 -  15
    2017 as just the 10th best prospect in the Reds system and has thrown just 89.1 Major League innings, fantasy owners are in love with Luis Castillo. It's easy to see why -- his debut was fantastic

  • Carlos Santana: Already Supernatural
    in FanGraphs by Eno Sarris - 2/15/2011 -  43
    Carlos Santana has only played forty major league games, but he's already topped one significant leaderboard with his play. Consider this little nugget: Last year, he put up the best OPS by a switch

  • Promotion Watch: Carlos Santana
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Axisa - 4/13/2010 -  18
    will summon uber-prospect Carlos Santana from Triple-A, who they comically acquired from the Dodgers for Casey Blake and whatever was left on his contract. Our own Marc Hulet ranked him

  • Should the Phillies Sign Luis Castillo?
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 3/18/2011 -  60
    The news that the Mets had released Luis Castillo this morning was hardly a shock, as it has been speculated on for months now - neither side was particularly happy with the marriage, and the Mets

  • Luis Valbuena to Take Flight in LA
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 1/26/2017 -  17
    farm system to provide depth. That brings us to Luis Valbuena, who officially signed a two-year, $15 million deal with the Angels on Tuesday. For a player who has averaged 2.1 WAR during the last

  • Luis Valbuena: Toronto's Starting 2B?
    in RotoGraphs by David Golebiewski - 11/29/2011 -  4
    starting second baseman in Luis Valbuena. Valbuena, 26 this week, had no shot at meaningful playing time while stuck behind Asdrubal Cabrera and Jason Kipnis, and he has done his best Juan Castro

  • Luis Castillo: A Study in Sophomore Slumps
    in Community by Snerd - 6/6/2018 -  3
    Let me preface this: I'm biased. I absolutely LOVE Luis Castillo. His ceiling is near-unmatched in the MLB. He's got 4 pitches that have plus-to-plus plus upside, elite velo, and age on his side

  • Yankees Bolster Their Rotation with Luis Severino
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 8/5/2015 -  54
    of top prospect Luis Severino may have been the primary reason for the Yankees' inaction. Minutes after the non-waiver trade deadline had passed, Brian Cashman revealed the 21-year-old's next start

  • Unlikely Pairs: Santana and Choo
    in RotoGraphs by Andrew Perpetua - 10/26/2017 -  6
    in the draft, and maybe it will be more controversial. Domingo Santana v Shin-Soo Choo. These two players are on opposite ends of the career spectrum. Santana, 25 years old, just put up great numbers

  • Ervin Santana Trade Implications
    in RotoGraphs by Jeff Zimmerman - 11/1/2012 -  8
    Yesterday, the Royals acquired Ervin Santana and cash from the Angels for minor-leaguer Brandon Sisk. Our own Dave Cameron extensively covered the deal from the real world perspective. The change

  • The Frustrating Carlos Santana
    in RotoGraphs by Howard Bender - 6/26/2012 -  32
    on Carlos Santana piece wasn't convincing anyone and some even pointed out that perhaps yours truly was just taking one for the team here and picking a side he may not wholeheartedly believe in.  But here we

  • Johan Santana: Good, but overrated
    in RotoGraphs by Peter Bendix - 12/1/2008 -  7
    Another season, another sub-3.00 ERA for Johan Santana. Business as usual, right? Wrong. Fantasy players should be very wary of Johan in 2009. Johan’s 2.53 ERA in 2008 was the lowest of his

  • Historical GIF: Luis Tiant's Father, 1975
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 11/14/2012 -  0
    Some men smoke a cigarette after making love. Other, more virile men -- like Luis Tiant, Sr., for example -- smoke a cigarette while making love. It's a practice borne out of necessity, of course

  • Revisiting the Johan Santana Trade
    in FanGraphs by Marc Hulet - 1/23/2009 -  11
    It's been almost a year since the Minnesota Twins traded ace Johan Santana to the New York Mets for a collection of prospects. The trade probably hasn't gone as well as the Twins had hoped it would

  • Santana's Recent HR Drought
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 6/16/2008 -  0
    The biggest move this offseason saw Johan Santana heading to the Mets in exchange for Carlos Gomez and some more prospects. The former two-time (should be three-time) Cy Young Award winner looked

  • Santana Picks Up Some Ks
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 8/12/2010 -  18
    On the surface, Johan Santana has had a solid season, putting up a 3.06 ERA supported by a 3.47 FIP and a 3.75 tERA. However, that masks a miniscule HR/FB rate of 4.6% and an xFIP of 4.53. If his

  • Don't Worry about Carlos Santana
    in FanGraphs by Chris Cwik - 8/30/2011 -  17
    Few players are able to immediately dominate once promoted to the majors. Last season, Carlos Santana was the exception. In 192 plate appearances, Santana terrorized opposing pitchers, posting a .401

  • Johan Santana Rides Changeup to No-Hitter
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 6/2/2012 -  54
    Long after Johan Santana retires, memories of his changeup will delight fans and haunt opponents. It's only fitting that Santana's changeup frustrated Cardinals hitters from wire to wire in his

  • Ervin Santana vs. Ubaldo Jimenez
    in Community by baseballstooge - 2/4/2014 -  0
    While Ervin Santana and Ubaldo Jimenez certainly have their similarities, they each have different risks and benefits associated with them. They have often been connected throughout the offseason

  • Daily Graphing - Colon vs. Santana
    in FanGraphs by David Appelman - 12/8/2005 -  0
    Today Bartolo Colon was named the 2005 American League Cy Young award winner. He won 21 games with a 3.48 ERA. Not too shabby, but I think Johan Santana should have won his second consecutive Cy

  • The Domingo Santana Experiment Comes to Houston
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 6/19/2015 -  14
    in the majors this year. Today, I'm back to analyze yet another Astro who was recently called up the big club: Domingo Santana. You might have missed Santana's call up among the flurry of blue-chip

  • Belated Bat-Flip Coverage: Luis Valbuena Singles
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 6/23/2013 -  5
    For years, Luis Valbuena's minor-league resume seemed to suggest that he could develop into an entirely serviceable major-league infielder. For almost as many years, that didn't happen

  • Danny Santana's Upcoming Offensive Collapse
    in FanGraphs by Tony Blengino - 3/24/2015 -  22
    , even been so sure about a player's performance declining from the previous season as I am about Minnesota Twins' shortstop Danny Santana. First, let's take a step back and appreciate the fact

  • Carlos Santana: The Case of the Accurate Projections
    in RotoGraphs by David Wiers - 11/16/2012 -  4
    It seems as though Carlos Santana has been all figured out. I don't mean that opposing pitchers have figured him out — that certainly isn't the case. While pitchers struggle to get him out, various

  • Indians Get No Discount With Santana Extension
    in FanGraphs by Mike Axisa - 4/10/2012 -  38
    Offensively competent catchers are perhaps the rarest commodity in baseball, and clubs tend to go to great lengths to make sure they can keep those guys long-term. The Indians and Carlos Santana

  • What Do the Reds Have in Luis Castillo?
    in FanGraphs by Eno Sarris - 8/15/2017 -  10
    acquired over the years. Is it possible they have that ace in Luis Castillo? Castillo came over from the Marlins in the Dan Straily trade, and there's one thing that pops off his player card right

  • Johan Santana = Still Really Good
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 4/28/2009 -  7
    Halladay and Johan Santana have been excellent for quite some time but they lost plenty of spotlight last season thanks to breakout years from Tim Lincecum and Cliff Lee. This isn't to say that Lee nor

  • Ervin Santana Still Needs a Team
    in RotoGraphs by Jeff Zimmerman - 12/23/2013 -  6
    Ervin Santana's usefulness as a fantasy pitching option looked to be coming to an end after his disastrous 2012 season. He was traded to the Royals where he thrived for one season. He may be able

  • Domingo Santana and the Juggernaut Lurking Within
    in RotoGraphs by Alex Chamberlain - 6/26/2017 -  8
    ) "scout" the intersection of contact and power for fantasy purposes. This monologue is peripherally relevant to the eventual subject of this post, Domingo Santana, because he, too, once ran a 30-something

  • Ervin Santana's Sneaky Good Career
    in Community by Dylan Svoboda - 11/23/2016 -  0
    ' juggernaut of an offense, Ervin Santana can also join this exclusive group in 2017. Without a little research, it would've taken me at least a couple dozen guesses before I arrived on Mr. Santana

  • Royals Bet on Ervin Santana, Inflation
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 10/31/2012 -  43
    The Angels had until today to decide whether to exercise Ervin Santana's $13 million option or pay him a $1 million buyout and make him a free agent. After a miserable 2012 season, it was pretty

  • Moving a Player Like Carlos Santana
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 1/20/2014 -  20
    We've already written about Carlos Santana's third-base transition once. Mike Petriello jumped on that story almost as soon as it came out, and he figured it was worth a winter attempt. What's

  • Luis Severino, a Changeup, and a Little Bit of Luck
    in Community by Matthew Mocarsky - 4/7/2017 -  0
    Luis Severino had a great 2015 in his two-month debut, and was supposed to take a big step forward in 2016. Luis Severino took a big step backward in 2016. He was sent back to Triple-A in May

  • Carlos Santana Makes It a Crowd in Philly
    in FanGraphs by Eno Sarris - 12/15/2017 -  41
    Santana's combination of power and patience are likely to age well over the next three years.(Photo: Keith Allison) Carlos Santana is trading Polish Boys for cheesesteaks, looks like, agreeing

  • Ervin Santana Making Meatball History
    in FanGraphs by Michael Barr - 9/11/2012 -  12
    of the ugly. To that end, I looked at starting pitchers. Specifically, pitchers that had a penchant for allowing home runs. And that turned up Ervin Santana. (honorable mention to Phil Hughes

  • Contract Crowdsourcing 2013-14: Ervin Santana
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 10/18/2013 -  6
    is likely to receive, FanGraphs is also requesting that readers make note of how much they'd pay each free agent were they, themselves, actual GMs. In this edition: Ervin Santana. Some relevant

  • Luis Valbuena: Future New York Yankee?
    in RotoGraphs by Randy Holt - 12/7/2016 -  3
    ago. Justin Turner is obviously the only true prize of the bunch, but I did also note that Luis Valbuena could be an intriguing option for a number of teams, due to the pop and approach that he brings

  • Johan Santana vs Cliff Lee
    in RotoGraphs by Zach Sanders - 1/21/2010 -  55
    I'm going to be perfectly honest: I typically stay away from Johan Santana. I've only drafted Johan once in my life, and then I flipped him for Brandon Webb and Michael Young, and dominated my league

  • Santana, Hughes: AL Starting Pitchers
    in RotoGraphs by Dan Wade - 8/3/2011 -  7
    Huff held down the potent Red Sox’s offense only to be being demoted for his troubles, perhaps the most surprising pitching line came courtesy of the Angels’ Ervin Santana. The right-hander shutdown

  • The Roller Coaster Ride Called Luis Castillo
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Podhorzer - 9/13/2018 -  10
    After posting a 3.12 ERA over 15 starts last season in his MLB debut, which by the way was fully supported by exciting skills, Luis Castillo was rightfully a favorite target for many fantasy owners

  • Luis Perdomo: The Ultimate Low-Leverage Reliever
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 5/13/2009 -  4
    Everyone suspected Luis Perdomo’s usage and the score of the game would have a relationship built upon by managerial artifice and desire to slowly transition Perdomo from Double-A to the majors. Thus

  • Daily Notes, Largely Concerning Luis Avilan's Curve
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 10/1/2012 -  4
    Table of Contents Here's the table of contents for today's edition of Daily Notes. 1. Featured Pitch: Luis Avilan's Curve 2. Today's Notable Games (Including MLB.TV Free Game) 3. Today's

  • Cubs Swap Luis Valbuena for Dexter Fowler
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 1/19/2015 -  28
    surprised that the Cubs shipped Luis Valbuena to the Astros in exchange for Dexter Fowler and Dan Straily. Valbuena and Fowler are somewhat similar players, as both draw a lot of walks and have average

  • Is Luis Castillo Worth a Top 100 Pick?
    in RotoGraphs by Paul Sporer - 3/7/2018 -  20
    Luis Castillo is one of the most exciting pitchers in this year’s pool. His 89-inning debut has vaulted him firmly into the top 100 picks and top 30 starters. Our good friends over at PitcherList.com

  • Indulging Carlos Santana At The Hot Corner
    in FanGraphs by Mike Petriello - 12/9/2013 -  21
    incredibly fun story pass us by. 27-year-old Indians catcher Carlos Santana, who hasn't played third base with any regularity since way back in Single-A in 2006 (for a town [Vero Beach

  • 2018 Pod Projections: Luis Castillo -- A Review
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Podhorzer - 10/25/2018 -  3
    Let's return to reviewing my preseason Pod Projections, this time with Luis Castillo, a popular sleeper choice and breakout candidate, and for good reason. My original writeup is here. Games

  • Luis Severino Is the AL's Best Other Pitcher
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 9/20/2017 -  12
    take for neither to win, short of some weird form of voter collusion. The race is pretty obviously down to two horses. In here, I'd like to highlight the performance of Luis Severino. Severino has

  • The Change: Finding the Next Carlos Santana
    in RotoGraphs by Eno Sarris - 11/1/2016 -  2
    Carlos Santana had/is having quite the season. It's his best by virtually any metric. Pick slugging, isolated slugging, strikeout rate, batting average, hits, home runs, even baserunning runs

  • Luis Sardinas: Best SS You've Never Heard Of
    in FanGraphs by Mike Newman - 9/28/2012 -  39
    In heading to Greenville, South Carolina for an early September pair to see the Hickory Crawdads (Rangers), no prospect interested me more than shortstop Luis Sardinas. A few days earlier, a contact

  • Luis Cruz & Johnny Giavotella: Deep League WW
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Podhorzer - 8/22/2012 -  2
    are a pair of middle infielders who might actually contribute. Luis Cruz | LAD SS/3B | CBS 11% Owned Cruz has been a career minor leaguer, racking up an astounding 4,891 plate appearances

  • Luis Valbuena & Guillermo Heredia: Deep League Wire
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Podhorzer - 5/3/2017 -  0
    This is an interesting pair of recommendations, as an established vet shares the same low ownership as a younger, relatively unknown quantity. Luis Valbuena | 3B HOU | CBS 3% Owned After

  • Luis Severino and Defining the Debut Adrenaline Effect
    in FanGraphs by Eno Sarris - 8/7/2015 -  32
    league debut was full of butterflies for Owens. And so it was for Luis Severino. Just in a different way than most. We don't have the debut date for every pitcher in the PITCHf/x era, but we do

  • Luis Valbuena Is Suddenly A Line-Drive Machine
    in RotoGraphs by Scott Strandberg - 6/17/2014 -  6
    Despite extremely low ownership rates (5% Yahoo, 3.5% ESPN, 14% CBS), Luis Valbuena has performed well enough so far this season to make himself mixed-league relevant. The 28-year-old currently owns

  • Carlos Santana Doesn't Care For Balls In Play
    in FanGraphs by August Fagerstrom - 7/28/2014 -  30
    In a series of three GIFs from Friday night's baseballing match between the Indians of Cleveland and the Royals of Kansas City, I'll attempt to visually encapsulate Carlos Santana's 2014 season

  • Santana's Fastballs the First Time Through the Order
    in FanGraphs by Dave Allen - 5/4/2010 -  8
    Yesterday I read an interesting piece in the New York Daily News (via Hardball Talk) about Mets' pitching coach Dan Warthen's plan for Johan Santana this season. Some worry that the declining

  • Ervin Santana Heads to Altanta, Fantasy Value Jumps
    in RotoGraphs by Ben Duronio - 3/12/2014 -  11
    upside. There is always debate on whether or not that strategy is appropriate, and this post is certainly not expected to start that debate. But one guy I have had on my mind was Ervin Santana. As someone

  • Ervin Santana Changes the Trade Market Landscape
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 7/25/2013 -  30
    Santana, would move for right offer. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 24, 2013   Availability of #Royals’ Santana changes market for starting pitching. 3.18 ERA in 130 1/3 innings

  • How Ervin Santana Made Himself Complete
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 4/28/2014 -  54
    As I write this, it's still early in the 2014 regular season. But, as I write this, Ervin Santana has one of baseball's better adjusted ERAs. He has a top-five adjusted FIP and a top-10 adjusted xFIP

  • Ervin Santana and Some New Kind of Weapon
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 12/27/2013 -  57
    If you've ever been on Twitter, Ervin Santana probably follows you. Or at least, whoever's in charge of Ervin Santana's Twitter account. That account seems dead set on making some kind of impact

  • The Argument for Carlos Santana, Starting Left Fielder
    in FanGraphs by August Fagerstrom - 10/28/2016 -  18
    In 2014, the Cleveland Indians conducted a little experiment. Lonnie Chisenhall was still struggling as a third baseman, both offensively and defensively, and the club had had enough of Santana's

  • Can Ervin Santana Do Better This Time Around?
    in FanGraphs by Mike Petriello - 11/12/2014 -  4
    A year ago, Ervin Santana was a free agent saddled with a qualifying offer. He was coming off a 2.9 WAR season, but he massively misread the market and his own worth, attempting to pitch teams

  • Domingo Santana Is Making the George Springer Adjustment
    in FanGraphs by August Fagerstrom - 4/18/2016 -  4
    production is easier to explain. I've compared Domingo Santana to Springer before. That comparison comes with the important disclaimer that Santana isn't nearly as fast as Springer, nor does he appear

  • How Johan Santana Succeeds as a Fly Ball Pitcher
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 10/16/2009 -  13
    of his high ground ball rate. Similarly, Joel Piniero had his best season in at least six years, and he achieved much of his success via an astounding 60.5% ground ball rate. Johan Santana

  • Phillies Add Carlos Santana, Strange Fit
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 12/15/2017 -  54
    Well, this is unexpected. https://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/status/941737941981974529 I've argued all winter that Santana was going to do a lot better than the 3/$45M the crowd projected

  • Johan Santana's Towel Inanimately Exasperated by All the Pouting
    in NotGraphs by Robert J. Baumann - 3/12/2013 -  2
    As Mike Axisa pointed out yesterday, Johan Santana is not very happy with his situation right now. He's coming back from injury, he wants to throw, and in fact is throwing in the bullpen against

  • Carlos Santana Looks Backward and Moves Forward
    in FanGraphs by Matt Klaassen - 5/31/2013 -  8
    , but Carlos Santana becoming perhaps the best hitter on the team seems significant both for this season and beyond. Santana was the big prize of the 2008 trade that sent Casey Blake to the Dodgers

  • Twins Add Another Perfectly-Serviceable Pitcher in Santana
    in FanGraphs by David G. Temple - 12/12/2014 -  22
    to call it a tradepocalypse even less, so I’ll stick with the former. And in the middle of it all was the Twins signing Ervin Santana to a four-year, $55 million contract. If one were skimming the pages

  • Extry, Extry: Carlos Santana Has Someone
    in NotGraphs by Dayn Perry - 6/3/2011 -  6
    That's Indians catcher Carlos Santana pictured above. At first blush, you might think that Mr. Santana is looking a little forlorn and world-weary. However, that's highly unlikely. That's because

  • Daily Notes: Largely Concerning Ervin "Magic" Santana
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 5/2/2013 -  18
    already -- is that one is considerably less special than one's mother had originally let on. Considering Ervin Santana Himself When we last considered Ervin Santana in these Notes, he had produced

  • Prospect Watch: Here Comes Domingo Santana
    in FanGraphs by Marc Hulet - 7/1/2014 -  16
    1st of the current year); Top-15, the prospect's place on Marc Hulet's preseason organizational list; and Top-100, that same prospect's rank on Hulet's overall top-100 list. *** Domingo Santana

  • Johan Santana & Tommy Hanson On the Comeback Trail
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Petriello - 4/6/2012 -  9
    real, live data on two immensely talented starters each attempting to return from serious injuries, Johan Santana & Tommy Hanson. Santana's situation is well-known at this point, so we'll just

  • The Next Step for Keon Broxton and Domingo Santana
    in FanGraphs by Eno Sarris - 3/9/2017 -  14
    often about the young power duo on that team -- Keon Broxton and Domingo Santana -- and those two were at their healthiest and most dynamic in the second half. And yet the team was 20th in park

  • What Johan Santana's Return to the Mound Means
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 5/25/2011 -  22
    team as well. The Mets did get some good news, though, that can perhaps inspire optimism for the coming off-season and even 2012. According to ESPN New York's Adam Rubin, injured ace Johan Santana

  • FanGraphs Audio: Luis Robert and the White Sox' Covert Hitting Camp
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 1/22/2018 -  12
    of the media -- observed Jake Burger, Yoan Moncada, and (in particular) Luis Robert all exhibiting impressive power on contact. Longenhagen waxes poetic on Robert's talents in this edition of the program

  • BREAKING NEWS: Johan Santana Takes Mound
    in NotGraphs by Jeremy Blachman - 4/1/2013 -  13
    I know that NotGraphs probably isn't the right place for this, but BREAKING NEWS from Citi Field -- Jonathan Niese is a last-minute scratch from his opening day start, and Johan Santana

  • AL SP Stock Watch: Santana, Hammel & Quintana
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Podhorzer - 4/25/2013 -  16
    the American League and some of the movers and shakes in starting pitcher land. Ervin Santana From a results standpoint, last season was a disaster for Santana. But really, the majority of his

  • Headley, Ludwick, Hafner, Baker, Santana: DLWW
    in RotoGraphs by Jeff Zimmerman - 9/6/2011 -  3
    . Johan Santana (shoulder – 8.3% owned) – Santana plans on throwing a few times this season, with the Mets' game on the 14th being the goal. The start is going to have an inning limit, so the impact

  • Britton, Santana, Hudson, Napoli: DL on the DL
    in RotoGraphs by Jeff Zimmerman - 2/20/2012 -  0
    for a player who may start the season on the DL and/or make a couple trips to it during the season. Monitor his progress this spring training while keeping expectations low. Johan Santana (NYM

  • Bedard, Peavy, and Santana Could Bounce Back
    in RotoGraphs by Ben Duronio - 4/2/2012 -  7
    that can be drafted late or picked up as free agents. Here are three pitchers that I think can be worth a roster spot at the start of the year. Johan Santana Johan's fantasy stock has risen with every

  • Tomlin, Peralta, Baker, Sanchez, Santana: DLWW
    in RotoGraphs by Jeff Zimmerman - 9/19/2011 -  1
    Santana (Shoulder - 8.6% owned) – He will not be coming back this season.

  • Pitcher Spotlight: Why I Love Luis Castillo In Five At-Bats
    in RotoGraphs by Nick Pollack - 8/30/2017 -  8
    This is going to start with some bad news. After Luis Castillo has been a fantasy MVP in many ways for giving your team a 3.26 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 6+ strikeouts per start, it's expected that he

  • Webb, Hughes, Santana, Broxton: DL Pitchers
    in RotoGraphs by Jeff Zimmerman - 6/27/2011 -  7
    in 7.2 IP. He should be continue to be held in a DL spot and his minor league outings monitored. Johan Santana (shoulder): It is looking more and more likely that Johan will pitch just a few

  • Scouting Cuban OFs Luis Moiran Robert, Julio Pablo Martinez
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 7/1/2016 -  1
    as a supplement to this week's July 2 content, as both of them would fall under the J2 bonus guidelines were they to leave Cuba. Luis Moiran Robert, OF, 6'2, 180, R/R Robert (the second syllable

  • Trevor Plouffe and Luis Perez: Deep League Waiver Wire
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Podhorzer - 8/24/2011 -  0
    average. He has a little bit of speed, so could swipe a couple of bases, but you're really just banking on some long balls from Plouffe. Luis Perez, TOR SP | 3% Owned After pitching as a starter

  • Two Good Starts, Two Bad Starts: Luis Castillo and Zach Eflin
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 7/31/2018 -  1
    Phillies. More significant for us fantasy owners is that it may have marked a shifting tide for the two starting pitchers who dueled in the series finale. Luis Castillo has spent all season trying

  • Deep League Third Base: Luis Valbuena and Ed Lucas
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 7/3/2013 -  5
    . One of those answers seemed to be waiver wire darling Luis Valbuena, who through April and May was hitting .264/.372/.464 with six home runs and 17 RBI. He was a player that seemed to have decent

  • Ervin Santana Still Deciding What to Eat for Breakfast Yesterday
    in NotGraphs by Jeremy Blachman - 3/10/2014 -  7
    CAPTION: Ervin Santana checking to see if there is any news yet as far as his decision. In breaking Ervin Santana news... Santana still deciding what to eat for breakfast yesterday

  • Ervin Santana Accepts Qualifying Offer from Braves, Basically
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 3/12/2014 -  63
    Around the start of the offseason, there was talk that Nelson Cruz was after a $75-million contract. He eventually settled for $8 million. At the same time, there was talk that Ervin Santana

  • The Art Of Being Almost Ready, Vol. II - Domingo Santana Ed.
    in RotoGraphs by Scott Strandberg - 5/30/2014 -  2
    these guys play pretty much anytime I want to. I've already written plenty about Jon Singleton and George Springer, and today feels like as good a time as any to discuss Domingo Santana

  • Poll: How Does Ervin Santana's No Hitter Stack Up?
    in FanGraphs by David Appelman - 7/27/2011 -  20
    Congratulations to Ervin Santana for completing the 273rd no-hitter in major league history and the third no-hitter of the 2011 season! While every no hitter is a great accomplishment and a rare

  • Who Could Improve the Most with Ervin Santana or Ubaldo Jimenez?
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 1/27/2014 -  52
    Let's acknowledge that we can't quite figure out Ervin Santana or Ubaldo Jimenez. I've been trying, off and on, for months. Jimenez is a prize of the free-agent market. As recently as 2012 he

  • Johan Santana & Jerry Sands: Deep League Waiver Wire
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Podhorzer - 6/4/2014 -  4
    Today's edition features another injury beneficiary and a man we had all but forgotten about attempting to make a comeback. Johan Santana | SP BAL | CBS 7% Owned Yes, I'm serious

  • Sunday Notes: Santana's Feat, Avisail's Hands, Gordon, Gyorko, more
    in FanGraphs by David Laurila - 8/7/2016 -  16
    Earlier this season, Bartolo Colon (now at 228) passed Pedro Martinez (219) on the all-time wins list. Among Dominican-born pitchers, only Juan Marichal has more (243). Ervin Santana is also

  • Sunday Notes: Refsnyder's Plan, Dozier's Bananas, Santana, Hardy, Wainwright, more
    in FanGraphs by David Laurila - 9/18/2016 -  5
    Carlos Santana launched a 447-foot home run last Sunday (per StatCast). It was his 30th of the season and one of his longest. Also on his 2016 log are a pair of shots that traveled 450-plus. Nineteen

  • Modern Era Hall of Fame Ballot: Tommy John, Jack Morris, Luis Tiant
    in FanGraphs by Craig Edwards - 11/13/2017 -  62
    . This year, the candidates include one non-player, Marvin Miller, and nine players from that era: Steve Garvey, Tommy John, Don Mattingly, Jack Morris, Dale Murphy, Dave Parker, Ted Simmons, Luis Tiant