Anthony Santander Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 230 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 10/19/1994 (29)
Anthony Santander Season Stats
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Anthony Santander News
Baltimore Orioles outfielder Anthony Santander is not in the starting lineup Monday versus the Houston Astros and right-hander Justin Verlander. It was a tough day at the plate on Sunday for Santander as the 28-year-old went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts despite his club pulling off a key extra-inning victory over the visiting Tampa Bay Rays. Despite the off day on Sunday, the righty-swinging outfielder has had a nice season with a .252 average alongside 27 home runs, four stolen bases, and a .796 OPS across 141 appearances, production that grades out 18% above the league average, as per his 118 wRC+. Aaron Hicks will take over in right field and hit sixth against Verlander Monday in Houston.
Baltimore Orioles outfielder/first baseman Anthony Santander (hand) was forced from Saturday's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks after being struck in the right hand by a pitch. The 28-year-old was pulled following his ninth-inning at-bat for Ryan McKenna after going 1-for-4, and Santander is headed for precautionary X-rays to determine the extent of the damage. However, Orioles skipper Brandon Hyde believes Santander came away without suffering a significant injury. Fantasy managers should be relieved to hear this, but Santander could get Sunday off anyway. The switch-hitting slugger's bat has caught fire of late, hitting .366 (15-for-41) with five home runs, four doubles, and 14 RBI in his last 10 outings. Colton Cowser could see more action in addition to McKenna if Santander needs to miss time.
Baltimore Orioles outfielder Anthony Santander continued his hot streak in Monday's 9-0 win over the White Sox. Santander went 2-for-4 with a single, a three-run home run, a walk, and a strikeout. The 28-year-old has now hit four long balls in the last seven games and owns a .256/.328/.485 slash line with 25 HR and 73 RBI on the season. Santander has been known to go on hot streaks throughout his career and is currently in the middle of one, making him a must-start fantasy option at this time.
Anthony Santander had his best season with the Orioles in 2022, hitting .240/.318/.455 with 33 homers, 89 RBI, 78 runs and no stolen bases (152 games). The home runs, RBI, runs and games played were all career highs and his expected stats suggest he could have been even better. Santander's expected home run total was 37.2 while he had a .257 xBA and .471 xSLG (according to Statcast). Santander will also get a full year of hitting in the same lineup as Gunnar Henderson and Adley Rutschman while Trey Mancini's departure leaves one less option to take away at-bats. The impact of Oriole Park's left field wall changes last year have been well documented but as a switch hitter, Santander hits from the left side more and is less impacted by the left field alterations. Given eight of his 15 home runs at home came against left-handed pitching, Santander was one of the few hitters to avoid excessive harm to his power numbers at Oriole Park. Santander offers no speed but only five outfielders hit more homers than he did in 2022 and with an ADP of ~134 (33rd outfielder), Santander is the perfect power supplement in the middle rounds if you focused on drafting speed early.