Carlos Santana Stats
- Height / Weight
- 5' 11" / 215 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 4/8/1986 (36)
Carlos Santana Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Carlos Santana News
Seattle Mariners first baseman Carlos Santana is not in the lineup for his team's Monday game against the Los Angeles Angels. Santana will stand aside as Ty France gets the start at first base. The 36-year-old Santana has really struggled at the plate of late, hitting just .167 with two homers, three runs, and six RBI over his past 14 games. Santana is no longer a fantasy option in mixed leagues and is starting to be hard to start in AL-only leagues, as well.
The Seattle Mariners placed first baseman Carlos Santana on the restricted list on Friday due to a family emergency and recalled infielder Kevin Padlo from Triple-A Tacoma in a corresponding move. It's unlikely we'll see Santana again before the All-Star break next week. The 36-year-old veteran will close out the first half of the 2022 season with a weak .222/.357/.364 slash line, seven home runs, 27 RBI and 27 runs scored in 225 at-bats with the Mariners and Kansas City Royals. He's been better in 15 games for Seattle, going 12-for-49 (.245) with three home runs and six RBI.
Seattle Mariners first baseman Carlos Santana will be hitting fifth in the lineup in his debut with the team Tuesday. Prior to the game, the Mariners optioned infielder Drew Ellis to Triple-A to clear space for Santana. The 36-year-old veteran has slashed just .216/.349/.341 with four home runs, 21 RBI and 17 runs over 52 games this year, but he's been showing some promising signs at the plate in June. He has a .357/.478/.554 slash line this month that's supported by a .607 xSLG and a 92.3 mph average exit velocity.
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.