Cleveland Indians
2014 Avg.
.214
 
Career Avg.
.248
Name  Carlos Santana
Born  4/8/1986
Height  5-11
Weight  190
Number  41
Position  3B
Bats  S
Throws  R
Cold7/19/2014 10:38:00 AM
Description: Indians C/1B/3B Carlos Santana is likely to sit the second game of the doubleheader with Detroit as he's just 3-for-34 (.088) against Game 2 pitcher Max Scherzer.
Insight: Santana hasn't hit right-handers all season (.184) so there is no reason to think he'll start in this unfavorable matchup.
 
Cold7/1/2014 10:14:00 AM
Description: Indians C/1B/3B Carlos Santana is hitless in nine at-bats against Dodgers right-hander Josh beckett.
Insight: Santana hasn't hit right-handers all season (.174) and has batted just .063 this week so there is no reason to think he'll start in this unfavorable matchup.
 
Hot6/25/2014 9:58:00 AM
Description: Indians C/1B/3B Carlos Santana went 4-for-5 with a double, a homer and two RBI Tuesday against the Diamondbacks.
Insight: Santana has batted .371 with six homers and 14 RBI since he returned from a concussion on June 6. He's up to .214 on the year and is finally starting to reward fantasy owners who exercised patience while he was carrying a .150 average for most of the season.
 
6/22/2014 10:31:00 AM
Description: We wouldn't recommend starting Indians first baseman Carlos Santana Sunday against the Tigers.
Insight: That's because he's logged just three hits in 31 lifetime at bats against today's starting pitcher, Max Scherzer. Overall, Scherzer is 8-4 against Cleveland with a 4.75 ERA in 16 career starts.
 
Hot6/20/2014 10:34:00 PM
Description: Cleveland 1B/3B/C Carlos Santana went 2-for-4 with a solo homer Friday against the Tigers.
Insight: Santana has gone 16-for-48 (.333) with four homers and 11 RBI in June and is nearing the Mendoza line after coming into June with a .159 average.
 
6/20/2014 9:46:00 AM
Description: Cleveland 1B/3B/C Carlos Santana is a career 11-for-34 (.324) with three home runs versus Detroit right-hander Rick Porcello.
Insight: Santana's multi-position eligibility makes him a viable option when he's hitting, but he's batting just .191 this season after hitting safely in five of his last six games.
 
6/16/2014 10:00:00 AM
Description: Cleveland 1B/3B/C Carlos Santana is a career 9-for-17 (.529) against Angels starter Jered Weaver.
Insight: Santana's multi-position eligibility makes him a viable option when he's hitting, but that hasn't been often this season. He does have eight homers, but he's batting just .190 even after a three-hit game on Sunday.
 
6/15/2014 7:08:00 PM
Description: Cleveland 1B/3B Carlos Santana tagged the Red Sox for three hits Sunday in a 3-2 win.
Insight: Santana is an attractive fantasy piece because he plays so many different positions (first base, third base and catcher). Unfortunately, it's hard to start a guy when he's only hitting .190. Santana will string together a few good games here and there but consistency has never been his strong suit.
 
6/7/2014 7:31:00 PM
Description: Indians 3B/C Carlos Santana has reached base in six of his eight plate appearances since he returned from the concussion DL Friday.
Insight: Santana went 2-for-2 with a homer, two RBI, two runs and two walks Saturday at Texas. He has a .342 on-base percentage even though he's hitting just .171.
 
6/6/2014 4:32:00 PM
Description: Indians 3B/C Carlos Santana has been activated from the concussion disabled list.
Insight: Santana was hit in the mask by a foul tip May 25, leading to his second concussion in the last three seasons. Santana has had a tough time at the plate (.159, 6 HR, 17 RBI) this season. We'd be hesitant to start him tonight against Texas ace Yu Darvish (5-2, 2.08 ERA).
 
6/6/2014 4:32:00 PM
Description: Indians 3B/C Carlos Santana (concussion) has been activated from the concussion disabled list.
Insight: Santana was hit in the mask by a foul tip May 25, leading to his second concussion in the last three seasons. Santana is having a tough time at the plate (.159, 6 HR, 17 RBI). He'll be the DH in the series opener with Texas.
 
6/3/2014 11:58:00 AM
Description: Indians 3B/C Carlos Santana (concussion) is eligible to return from the 7-day disabled list Wednesday, but Cleveland manager Terry Francona said a Friday return seems more realistic. Source: Paul Hoynes, Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Insight: Santana was hit in the mask by a foul tip May 25, leading to his second concussion in the last three seasons. It seems as though the Indians are being extra careful with Santana, who is having a dull season at the plate (.159/.327/.301, 6 HR, 17 RBI).
 
6/1/2014 12:07:00 PM
Description: Indians 3B/C Carlos Santana (concussion) thinks he'll be able to return Wednesday, but Cleveland's medical staff thinks Friday is more realistic, according to Jordan Bastian of mlb.com.
Insight: Santana was hit in the mask by a foul tip last Sunday and began experiencing concussion symptoms.
 
5/27/2014 4:30:00 PM
Description: Indians 3B/C Carlos Santana has been placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list.
Insight: Santana was a late scratch from Monday's lineup because he was feeling ill. He was hit in the mask by a foul tip Sunday against the Orioles.
 
5/26/2014 6:56:00 PM
Description: Indians 3B/C Carlos Santana may have a concussion, according to Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Insight: Santana was a late scratch from Monday's lineup because he's feeling ill. He was hit in the mask by a foul tip Sunday against the Orioles.
 
5/26/2014 2:54:00 PM
Description: Indians 3B/C Carlos Santana is out of the lineup Monday due to an illness, according to Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Insight: Santana was a late scratch from the lineup. He's made fantasy owners sick this season with a .159 average in 176 at-bats.
 
5/21/2014 11:59:00 AM
Description: Indians 3B/C Carlos Santana won't be of use to fantasy owners Wednesday against Max Scherzer.
Insight: In 27 lifetime at bats, Santana has just three hits against the right-hander. Santana has had an underwhelming season, hitting just .151 over 46 contests. The only reason he's still owned in so many leagues is because of his catcher eligibility.
 
5/14/2014 10:47:00 PM
Description: Indians third baseman Carlos Santana went 1-for-4 with a homer, two walks, two RBI and three runs scored Wednesday at Toronto.
Insight: Santana is still hitting just .154 with five homers and 13 RBI this season, but he has a .324 OBP due to 34 walks.
 
5/4/2014 5:58:00 PM
Description: Indians third baseman Carlos Santana ended the week on a down note after going 6-for-15 with three homers and eight RBI from April 28 to May 2.
Insight: Santana went 0-for-8 the past two days and is batting .152 with a .615 OPS this season. Due to his excellent plate discipline (25/24 K/BB), we're confident Santana will turn his season around.
 
4/30/2014 11:38:00 AM
Description: Indians third baseman Carlos Santana has had a tough go of it against Angels starter C.J. Wilson.
Insight: He's hitting .176 against the left-hander in 17 previous at bats. The irony here is that's actually higher than his season average (.156). Until Santana turns things around (he's already starting to with with four hits in his last eight at bats), we wouldn't advise putting him in your lineup.