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Indians | Carlos Santana won't be full-time DH

Fri, 08 Jan 2016 16:04:01 -0800

Cleveland Indians 1B Carlos Santana will not be the club's full-time designated hitter this year with 1B Mike Napoli in the fold, according to manager Terry Francona. Santana has voiced his distaste for the DH role in the past, but Napoli is a superior first baseman and is ahead of Santana on the depth chart at the position. Francona said Santana will still see innings at first base, and he could see limited time at third base, too. The Indians could try him in left field, but Santana has only logged four career innings there in 2012.

Fantasy Tip: Santana has hit .231 two seasons in a row, and in 2015 his homer output dropped from 27 to 19. He shouldn't lose first base eligibility for 2017, but there's not a ton to like outside of that. Don't bank on him adding third base or outfield eligibility. A rebound of his average could be in store, which could make him a sleeper as a late-round corner infielder in deep mixed leagues.

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Indians | Carlos Santana hits No. 19

Sun, 04 Oct 2015 07:13:15 -0700

Cleveland Indians 1B Carlos Santana hit his 19th home run of the season and went 2-for-3 during Clevelands' 2-0 win over the Boston Red Sox Saturday, Oct. 3.

Fantasy Tip: Santana ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) is once again pacing the American League in walks this season, which is helpful for points formats and leagues counting on-base percentage. However, his .397 slugging percentage is a major disappointment, especially after he launched 27 home runs in 2014. He is finishing strong with four home runs and 17 RBI over his past 15 games, though.

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Indians | Carlos Santana drives in three

Fri, 02 Oct 2015 19:45:43 -0700

Cleveland Indians 1B Carlos Santana went 2-for-3 with a home run, three RBI and two run scored in an 8-2 win over the Boston Red Sox Friday, Oct. 2.

Fantasy Tip: Santana ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) has been boom or bust all season, and in his last nine games alone, he has three games with three or more RBI and five games without any RBI. He is a high-risk, high-reward play at FantasyScore.

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Indians | Carlos Santana homers again

Thu, 24 Sep 2015 21:47:11 -0700

Cleveland Indians 1B Carlos Santana went 1-for-3 with a home run, three RBI, a run scored and two walks in a 6-3 win over the Minnesota Twins Thursday, Sept. 24.

Fantasy Tip: Santana ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) now has three homers and nine RBI in his last six games, and while he is a boom-or-bust option at FantasyScore, he isnít a terrible gamble for the price when he is swinging a hot bat.

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Indians | Carlos Santana launches grand slam

Fri, 18 Sep 2015 19:44:54 -0700

Cleveland Indians 1B Carlos Santana went 1-for-4 with a grand slam and a walk in a 12-1 win over the Chicago White Sox Friday, Sept. 18.

Fantasy Tip: It was his first home run since Aug. 23, and with his .237 batting average, Santana ($4,600, 9.2% of cap) doesn't have much value at FantasyScore if he isn't launching homers on a routine basis.

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Indians | Carlos Santana homers from the right

Sun, 23 Aug 2015 14:55:24 -0700

Cleveland Indians 1B Carlos Santana had a home run Sunday, Aug. 23, in a 4-3 win over the New York Yankees.

Fantasy Tip: This is noteworthy for Santana ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) because it was his first homer from the right in 142 at-bats this season. Fourteen of the 15 homers Santana has hit are from the left side. Santana is still an overwhelming choice to play in FantasyScore when he bats left, but it's nice to see switch-hitting power.

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Indians | Carlos Santana hits No. 14

Sat, 22 Aug 2015 05:23:53 -0700

Cleveland Indians C Carlos Santana went 1-for-5 with two runs, a home run and two RBI during Cleveland's 7-3 win over the New York Yankees Friday, Aug. 21.

Fantasy Tip: For the most part, Santana ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) has been a huge disappointment this season. He leads the American League in walks, though, which presents sneaky value in points leagues, daily contests and formats counting on-base percentage. His 56 runs and 57 RBI aren't deal breakers, either. However, the .225 batting average and measly 14 home runs aren't cutting it. There is still hope Santana can finish the campaign strong, but he hasn't shown any signs of stringing together a hot streak all season.

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Indians | Carlos Santana will be DH

Fri, 24 Jul 2015 12:24:46 -0700

Cleveland Indians 1B Carlos Santana will serve as the designated hitter against Chicago White Sox SP Jose Quintana Friday, July 24, and is batting fifth in the lineup. 1B Jesus Aguilar will start at first base and is batting seventh in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Santana ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) is receiving a day off from the field but is still in the lineup. He is hitting .281 this month and is a solid starting option on FantasyScore. Aguilar was recently called up and should not be a fantasy option at this point.

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Indians | Carlos Santana finally showing signs?

Wed, 15 Jul 2015 15:02:58 -0700

Cleveland Indians 1B Carlos Santana is 11-for-39 over his past 13 games with seven runs, a home run, four RBI, two stolen bases and a .853 OPS.

Fantasy Tip: Santana ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) has been putting up respectable counting stats (41 runs, 10 home runs, 40 RBI and five stolen bases) and a nice on-base percentage (.353) this season, but his .221 batting average has been a serious anchor. Santana is a buy-low candidate in seasonal leagues, especially where he is still eligible at catcher. FantasyScore players could have a nice value on their hands, too.

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Indians | CLE not likely to bail on Carlos Santana

Mon, 06 Jul 2015 19:35:40 -0700

Cleveland Indians 1B Carlos Santana is showing diminished power for the second straight season, but the team is likely to stick with him rather than listen to trade offers as it is difficult to find offense. Plus, the team might be reluctant to move him since he will earn $6 million this season, and $8.25 million in 2016 with a club option of $12 million in 2017. Those salaries are considered club friendly.

Fantasy Tip: Santana ($4,200; or 8.4% of cap) has struggled at home, posting just two of his nine homers at Progressive Field. He has hit right-handed pitchers fairly well, posting all nine of his homers, and all but three of his extra-base hits, vs. RHP.

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