LA Angels of Anaheim
Career W-L
114-96
 
Career ERA
4.17
Name  Ervin Santana
Born  12/12/1982
Height  6-2
Weight  185
Number  30
Position  SP
Bats  R
Throws  R
7/23/2014 10:04:00 PM
Description: Braves starter Ervin Santana struck out 10 batters and allowed one run on six hits over 7 1/3 innings in a win over the Marlins Wednesday night.
Insight: Santana (9-6, 3.87 ERA) has a career-high chase rate and a career-low contact rate, which have resulted in his best K/9 since 2008 (7.81). He's allowed just 0.66 HR/9 after giving up at least 0.93 HR/9 in every season in his career.
 
7/4/2014 10:35:00 PM
Description: Braves starter Ervin Santana dropped his ERA below 4.00 for the first time since June 7 with 7 1/3 strong innings (6 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 K) Friday against Arizona.
Insight: Santana had a 1.99 ERA in his first six starts before hitting a rough patch from May 16 to June 12 (6.44 ERA), but he's recorded a 3.46 ERA and 25 Ks in his last 26 innings.
 
6/28/2014 7:36:00 PM
Description: Braves starter Ervin Santana has allowed eight earned runs over his last 18 2/3 innings after giving up six runs in 6 1/3 on June 12 at Colorado.
Insight: Santana has a 3.27 FIP and a career-low 72.5 percent contact rate, but he's been hit hard at times (26.8 LD%) and owns a 4.05 ERA and a 1.30 WHIP.
 
6/8/2014 10:06:00 AM
Description: Braves starter Ervin Santana had his best start in nearly a month Saturday at Arizona.
Insight: Santana (5-2, 3.69 ERA, 1.26 WHIP) gave up one run (zero earned) on six hits in seven innings. The right-hander had allowed 20 earned runs on 30 hits with 10 walks over 23 innings his previous four starts. Santana allowed more than 1.0 homers per nine innings in every season from 2009-13, but he's given up just 0.64 in 70 2/3 innings this season, his first in the NL.
 
Hot5/10/2014 10:43:00 PM
Description: Braves starter Ervin Santana blanked Chicago over seven innings Saturday in his return from a bruised thumb. He struck out seven batters with one walk and is now 4-0 with a 1.99 ERA and a 1.01 WHIP this season
Insight: Santana missed his scheduled start on Tuesday against the Giants with the injury, which he suffered when Reds starter Homer Bailey jammed him with a pitch during an at-bat on April 25. He's allowed two home runs in 40 2/3 innings, two seasons after giving up 39 in 178 for the Angels. The right-hander has allowed at least 21 home runs in each of his last eight seasons.
 
5/7/2014 4:55:00 PM
Description: According to David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said that Ervin Santana (thumb) will start Saturday against the Cubs.
Insight: Santana (3-0, 2.41 ERA) missed his scheduled start on Tuesday against the Giants due to a bruised thumb. He suffered the injury when Reds starter Homer Bailey jammed him with a pitch during an at-bat on April 25 and dealt with swelling near the end of his start last Thursday at Miami. Gavin Floyd started in his place Tuesday.
 
5/6/2014 8:27:00 PM
Description: Atlanta right-hander Ervin Santana is no longer wearing a wrap on his bruised right thumb, but he doesn't know if he'll make his next scheduled start on Saturday, according to Mark Bowman of mlb.com.
Insight: Santana (3-0, 2.41 ERA) missed his scheduled start on Tuesday against the Giants. He suffered the injury when Reds starter Homer Bailey jammed him with a pitch during an at-bat on April 25 and dealt with swelling near the end of his start last Thursday at Miami. Gavin Floyd started in his place Tuesday.
 
5/4/2014 12:03:00 PM
Description: Atlanta right-hander Ervin Santana won't make his scheduled appearance Tuesday against St. Louis. SOURCE: David O'Brien, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Insight: Santana (3-0, 2.41 ERA) is out with a jammed thumb. He's hoping to only miss one start. The team has announced Gavin Floyd will start in his place.
 
Hot4/19/2014 10:29:00 PM
Description: Braves starter Ervin Santana allowed a run in the first inning Saturday but held the Mets scoreless for the next six innings.
Insight: Santana (2-0, 0.86 ERA, 0.81 WHIP) gave up six hits and two walks while striking out seven in seven innings. He's enjoyed the NL East so far, but he'll have to pitch against a non-division opponent for the first time this season versus the Reds in his next start.
 
Hot4/14/2014 10:27:00 PM
Description: Braves starter Ervin Santana struck out 11 batters and allowed one earned run on four hits in six innings at Philadelphia on Monday, but the Braves squandered a 5-1 lead in the bottom of the eighth.
Insight: Santana took a no decision. The right-hander has 17 strikeouts, two walks, a 0.64 ERA and a 0.64 WHIP in his first two NL starts after spending his entire career in the AL.
 
4/9/2014 10:16:00 PM
Description: Ervin Santana needed just 88 pitches to get through eight shutout innings Wednesday against the Mets in his Braves debut.
Insight: Santana allowed three hits, struck out six and didn't walk anyone. He should find that pitching in the NL East is much easier than the AL, where he's spent his entire career.
 
4/8/2014 2:02:00 PM
Description: Braves pitcher Ervin Santana will start April 9 against the Mets, according to David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Insight: Santana signed late and has been behind everyone else, but is finally ready to go. With Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy out for the year, the Braves need Santana to perform well.
 
4/1/2014 8:10:00 PM
Description: Braves pitcher Ervin Santana is tentatively set to start April 9 against the Mets, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Insight: Santana signed late and only threw five innings this spring. He'll start Friday with Triple-A Gwinnett. The right-hander has posted an ERA of 3.92 or lower in four of the past six seasons but had one above five in the other two during that span. The NL East is lacking in offense so Santana should be able to have a second straight solid season after posting a career-best 3.24 ERA and a 1.14 WHIP with the Royals last year.
 
3/30/2014 10:34:00 PM
Description: Braves pitcher Ervin Santana will begin the season with Triple-A Gwinnett.
Insight: Santana signed late and only threw five innings this spring. He'll get stretched out for a mid-April debut. The right-hander has posted an ERA of 3.92 or lower in four of the past six seasons but had one above five in the other two during that span. Last year, he finished 9-10 with a 3.24 ERA, a 1.14 WHIP and 161 Ks in 211 innings with the Kansas City Royals. The NL East is lacking in offense so Santana should be able to have a second straight solid season.
 
3/12/2014 10:02:00 AM
Description: The Braves have signed righthander Ervin Santana to a one-year, $14.1 million deal. SOURCE: Mark Bowman, MLB.com
Insight: Santana isn't going to be ready for the start of the season but he should be in the rotation by mid-April. Signing Santana (9-10, 3.24 ERA last season with Kansas City) could be an indication that Atlanta thinks Kris Medlen's elbow injury is serious.
 
3/11/2014 6:16:00 PM
Description: According to David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Braves could make a run at Ervin Santana.
Insight: The Blue Jays, Orioles and Twins have already offered Santana a deal, but the Braves could jump in late following injuries to Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy. Going to the National League and facing teams like the Marlins and Mets frequently would be great for Santana's fantasy value.
 
2/22/2014 7:57:00 PM
Description: A source told Ken Rosenthal that Ervin Santana would rather sit out until after the MLB Draft in June than accept a one-year contract like Nelson Cruz' $8 million deal with the Orioles.
Insight: Teams have been hesitant to sign Santana because of the draft pick compensation attached to him. That compensation disappears after the draft. The right-hander pitched for the Royals last season and turned down their $14.1 million qualifying offer.
 
2/11/2014 8:49:00 PM
Description: After striking out with Bronson Arroyo, the Orioles have now shifted their attention to signing righthander Ervin Santana. SOURCE: Dan Connolly, Baltimore Sun
Insight: Santana, A.J. Burnett and Ubaldo Jimenez are probably the three best starters left on the market now that Arroyo has signed with the Diamondbacks. Baltimore would have to give up a draft pick to sign Santana (9-10, 3.24 ERA in Kansas City), which is probably why he remains unsigned despite the fact that pitchers and catchers report to camp in less than a week.
 
1/13/2014 9:32:00 PM
Description: The Orioles, Twins and Yankees have all requested medical records for righthander Ervin Santana. SOURCE: Ken Rosenthal, Fox Sports
Insight: That doesn't necessarily mean that he's going to sign with any of them but there does appear to be some interest. Any team that signs Santana (9-10, 3.24 ERA) will have to give up a draft pick, which may be why he hasn't generated much interest on the open market this winter.
 
11/13/2013 9:37:00 PM
Description: Starting pitcher Ervin Santana is aiming for a five-year, $112 million contract in free agency. SOURCE: Jon Heyman, CBS Sports
Insight: That's simply not going to happen. Anibal Sanchez settled for a five-year, $80 million deal last offseason and he's twice as good as Santana. The righthander turned down Kansas City's qualifying offer, which means that whoever signs him will have to give up a draft pick.