Thu, 21 May 2015 14:16:48 -0700
Cleveland Indians 1B Carlos Santana (back) is starting at first base and batting second against the Chicago White Sox Thursday, May 21.
Fantasy Tip: Santana ($5,000, 10.0% of cap) missed four games due to back spasms, and he is also struggling through his second consecutive early-season slump. FantasyScore players should take a wait-and-see approach before spending up for Santana. In seasonal formats, though, trying to sneak under the buy-low window before it slams shut is advised.
Wed, 20 May 2015 15:38:44 -0700
Updating a previous report, Carlos Santana (back) is expected to return to the starting lineup against the Chicago White Sox Thursday, May 21, according to manager Terry Francona.
Fantasy Tip: Santana ($5,000, 10.0% of cap) has missed four games due to back spasms. Hopefully, the rest will help kick-start his season, as Santana has been a bit of a disappointment to date. Don't forget, though, he was even worse to this point last season. Expect a hot streak sooner than later.
Wed, 20 May 2015 14:15:20 -0700
Cleveland Indians 1B Carlos Santana (back) is not in the starting lineup against the Chicago White Sox Wednesday, May 20.
Fantasy Tip: Santana ($5,000, 10.0% of cap) is off to a slow start, but he remains a solid play in OBP leagues and FantasyScore contests with his .365 mark. He has just four home runs, but again, his 22 runs and 20 RBI are solid marks. Seasonal owners will want to note he started even slower last season (18 runs, five home runs, 13 RBI and a .151/.308/.277 slash line). He'll catch fire, and it is likely an excellent time to buy low on Santana. He should return sooner than later, so check back for updates on his status.
Tue, 19 May 2015 16:25:21 -0700
Cleveland Indians 1B Carlos Santana (back) said he's feeling better Tuesday, May 19, but it could still be "a couple of days" before he returns to the lineup.
Fantasy Tip: Santana ($5,000, 10.0% of cap) had been productive to begin the season, despite a low batting average. Santana was still getting on base at a .365 clip, allowing him to score 22 runs, drive in 20 runs and hit four home runs. Santana is a regular 'high-upside' option on FantasyScore, whenever he is available.
Tue, 19 May 2015 16:04:07 -0700
Cleveland Indians 1B Carlos Santana (back) remains out of the lineup Tuesday, May 19. SS Jose Ramirez has moved up to the second spot in the batting order against Chicago White Sox SP Jose Quintana.
Fantasy Tip: Keep a close eye on Santana, who is hitting just .220 (27-for-123) with four home runs and 20 RBI on the year. Ramirez ($2,800, 5.6% of cap) is hitting just .183 (19-for-104) with one home run and five RBI, but he managed two hits while hitting in the two-hole last night. The temporary move to the top of the order boosts Ramirez's FantasyScore value, but he's still more of a low-end shortstop option.
Mon, 18 May 2015 14:29:16 -0700
Cleveland Indians 1B Carlos Santana (back) was scratched from the starting lineup due to back spasms Monday, May 18. OF Brandon Moss will replace Santana at first base against Chicago White Sox SP Chris Sale.
Fantasy Tip: Moss ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) is hitting .265 (9-for-36) with just one of his five home runs against left-handed hurlers, and he's facing one of the more dominant southpaws in the game in Sale tonight. Avoid him at FantasyScore as a lineup replacement. Keep an eye on Santana ($5,000, 10.0% of cap), who is hitting just .220 (27-for-123) on the season.
Sun, 17 May 2015 10:28:15 -0700
Cleveland Indians 1B Carlos Santana is not in the starting lineup Sunday, May 17.
Fantasy Tip: Santana ($5,000, 10.0% of cap) likely is receiving a day off and should return to the lineup in the next day or two. David Murphy ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) is in the starting lineup and could be a cheaper option for owners to consider since he is hitting .385 in May.
Sat, 09 May 2015 06:27:53 -0700
Cleveland Indians 1B Carlos Santana has 20 runs, four home runs, 16 RBI, two stolen bases and a .242/.397/.400 slash line this season.
Fantasy Tip: While the power numbers and batting average are a little disappointing, FantasyScore players should note the on-base percentage, as Santana's ($4,900, 9.8% of cap) 25 walks rank second in the league. He is especially valuable in points and OBP formats. He has also settled into the two-hole in the lineup, so the runs should continue to add up.
Mon, 08 Dec 2014 13:12:53 -0800
Cleveland Indians 1B Carlos Santana is not close to being traded, but teams have contacted the Indians about his availability.
Sat, 01 Nov 2014 08:21:44 -0700
Cleveland Indians 1B Carlos Santana is scheduled to be the team's starting first basemen next season.