Carlos Santana Stats
- Height / Weight
- 5' 11" / 215 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 4/8/1986 (35)
Carlos Santana Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Carlos Santana News
Kansas City Royals first baseman Carlos Santana has been slumping at the plate throughout the start of June. Over eight games, he's gone just 4-for-28 with five walks and no extra-base hits. He's slashing .143/.294/.143 over the eight-game stretch. Santana has had a decent year overall. Through 60 games, he's slashing .235/.370/.402 with 10 home runs, 36 RBI and 34 runs. He ranks in the 97th percentile in walk rate (16.9%) and in the 90th percentile in strikeout rate (14.6%). His .247 xBA and .489 xSLG suggest there's better production to come. Expect to see him snap out of this slump soon.
Kansas City Royals first baseman Carlos Santana went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays. It was his 10th home run of the year and second in as many games after his walk-off home run on Sunday. Santana appears to be on the verge of a strong bounce-back year after a rough 2020 campaign. Through 46 games this year, Santana is slashing .256/.393/.474 with 10 home runs, 32 RBI and 30 runs. He has a career-best 11.5% barrel rate, up from 6.7% last year, and his .398 xwOBA ranks amongst the top 7% of the league.
Kansas City Royals first baseman Carlos Santana came through with a walk-off two-run home run against the Detroit Tigers on Sunday. It was his only hit in the game as he went 1-for-4. He now has nine home runs and 31 RBI on the year to go along with a .257/.396/.461 slash line. As always, Santana has been exceptional at drawing free passes. His 18.6% walk rate ranks amongst the top 1% of the league. He's a particularly great asset in OBP leagues, but he has value across the board as he should provide solid counting stats throughout the year.
Kansas City Royals first baseman/designated hitterCarlos Santana gets overlooked every single season. The reason is because of rotisserie bias (Roto is the more popular format), but Santana is always such a value in points leagues, where hitters lose points for strikeouts but are awarded points for walks. Santana has posted a walk rate equal to or higher than his strikeout rate in three straight seasons. Even when his strikeout rate is higher than the walk rate, it's not by much. His strikeout rate has also been below 17 percent in five straight seasons, meaning that he will not lose you a lot of points in those formats. He also provides a consistently high on-base percentage, which is huge in those formats. But it's not like he should be totally ignored in Roto leagues, either. The ISO did dip in the shortened 2020 season, but it was at .234 in 2019, the second-highest mark of his career, and he swatted 34 homers with 110 runs, 93 RBI and four stolen bases that season. Due to his disappointing shortened season, Santana now has an ADP of 281 overall, which seems insanely low since he was going around 136 overall last season. Take the discount, especially in points leagues.