Carlos Santana Stats
- Height / Weight
- 5' 11" / 215 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 4/8/1986 (35)
Carlos Santana Season Stats
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Carlos Santana News
Kansas City Royals first baseman Carlos Santana had a strong showing at the plate in the team's season finale against the Minnesota Twins on Sunday. He went 3-for-4 with three singles and an RBI. It was just his fourth multi-hit game since the start of September as he slumped his way to the 2021 finish line. It was a disappointing first year in Kansas City for Santana, who played in 158 games and slashed .214/.319/.342 with 19 home runs, 69 RBI and 66 runs. After posting a career-high .515 slugging percentage in 2019, he has now failed to top a .350 slugging percentage in two straight years. He remains one of the league's best in drawing walks (13.1% walk rate), but he offers little else of value for fantasy purposes at this point in his career.
Kansas City Royals first baseman Carlos Santana is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Oakland Athletics, according to MLB.com. Santana has been dreadful with the bat this season, slashing .219/.322/.359 with 19 HRs, 63 RBI, and 63 runs in 141 games. He's only relevant in deep leagues at this point, thanks to his double-digit home run potential. With Santana on the bench, Ryan O'Hearn will head to first base, while Salvador Perez will DH, and Sebastian Rivero will start at catcher. He's appeared in just 13 games this season and has put up poor numbers thus far. He has .464 OPS with no home runs and should be left alone on the waiver wire.
Kansas City Royals first baseman Carlos Santana (hip) remains out of the lineup on Thursday. Santana exited Monday's game with a Grade 1 hip flexor strain, and has been held out of the lineup ever since. He's still being considered day-to-day for the time being, although the longer he's out the more likely it seems he'll be taking a trip to the IL. In the meantime, Hunter Dozier is getting the start at first base on Thursday and will bat fourth against the Mariners.
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.