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Indians | Carlos Santana leading off again

Wed, 04 May 2016 11:14:51 -0700

Cleveland Indians 1B Carlos Santana is leading off for the second straight day Wednesday, May 4. OF Marlon Byrd is sitting out with OF Lonnie Chisenhall hitting seventh.

Fantasy Tip: Santana isn't your typical leadoff hitter, and it trumps a lot of his fantasy value. He has a .238-4-12 line on the season, and he's really not a great DFS start in this spot. Chisenhall is hitting .200 in 25 at-bats and doesn't possess a ton of upside against Anibal Sanchez.

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Indians | Carlos Santana back at leadoff

Tue, 03 May 2016 11:23:10 -0700

Cleveland Indians 1B Carlos Santana is hitting leadoff and serving as the designated hitter against Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander Tuesday, May 3.

Fantasy Tip: The last time Santana faced Verlander in the leadoff spot he homered off him to lead off the game. Santana is hitting only .232 (13-for-56) in his career off Verlander, but he does have seven home runs and 11 RBI off him. Santana would be a wise investment in daily formats today.

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Indians | Mike Napoli not in the lineup

Sun, 01 May 2016 10:57:22 -0700

Cleveland Indians 1B Mike Napoli (neck) is not in the starting lineup against Philadelphia Phillies SP Vincent Velasquez Sunday, May 1. 1B Carlos Santana will start at first base and is batting fourth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Santana is hitting .300 with two doubles and one RBI over the last seven days. Santana could be a starting option in some mixed leagues, but owners in daily fantasy leagues probably can find better starting candidates.

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Indians | Carlos Santana back in leadoff spot

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 14:01:07 -0700

Cleveland Indians 1B Carlos Santana is hitting leadoff again against Minnesota Twins SP Ricky Nolasco Tuesday, April 26. OF Rajai Davis is not playing, while OF Tyler Naquin is starting in center field and batting ninth.

Fantasy Tip: Santana's leadoff positioning is likely the result of Davis being out of the lineup tonight. Regardless, it's notable, especially in daily contests. Santana homered in his first at-bat out of the leadoff spot Friday and had four hits in 14 at-bats at leadoff over the weekend. Santana is a nice option for all formats tonight. Naquin has played little this year and is a low-end outfield option.

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Indians | Carlos Santana leading off again Saturday

Sat, 23 Apr 2016 11:09:37 -0700

Contrary to a previous report, Cleveland Indians 1B/DH Carlos Santana served as the leadoff hitter for the second time in as many games Saturday, April 24, versus the Detroit Tigers. However, manager Terry Francona is uncertain how long the experiment will last. "I don't think Carlos is going to be a leadoff hitter the rest of his career," Francona said. "But I also think that he can do some things that are pretty special as a leadoff hitter that can change a game."

Fantasy Tip: Santana doesn't possess the speed that most leadoff hitters have but his career on-base percentage makes him well-suited for the role, even though his bat might be more useful lower in the batting order. He had three home runs and nine RBI in 50 at-bats entering play Saturday.

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Indians | Carlos Santana won't lead off again

Fri, 22 Apr 2016 14:37:30 -0700

Updating a previous report, Cleveland Indians 1B Carlos Santana is only leading off because OF Rajai Davis and INF/OF Jose Ramirez are not in the lineup Friday, April 22, and "it made sense", manager Terry Francona said Friday. Francona noted it was a "one-game decision."

Fantasy Tip: Santana's bat is more beneficial in the heart of the order, but there is some appeal to having a hitter with a strong on-base percentage setting the table for the lineup in the first inning. Reiterating a previous tip, batting first could be a value boost for Santana in daily contests Friday because he might receive an extra at-bat.

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Indians | Carlos Santana batting first vs. Tigers

Fri, 22 Apr 2016 14:14:43 -0700

Cleveland Indians 1B Carlos Santana is leading off against Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander Friday, April 22.

Fantasy Tip: Santana isn't your typical hitter for the one-hole, but he entered the season with a career .365 on-base percentage and walked 221 times in 2014 and 2015. However, you drafted Santana for his power numbers, so the move slightly hurts his RBI potential, albeit likely for only the game Friday. Santana could hold extra value in daily contests with the potential for an extra at-bat, too.

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Indians | Carlos Santana drives in three runs

Wed, 06 Apr 2016 19:28:35 -0700

Cleveland Indians DH Carlos Santana went 2-for-3 with a double, homer and three RBIs in a victory over the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, April 6.

Fantasy Tip: While Santana continues to possess a high on-base percentage and decent power totals, his batting average has suffered over the last few years. Seasonal owners should view him as a viable corner infield option in deep mixed leagues, while daily fantasy players should only use him in situations where he has a favorable matchup.

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Indians | Carlos Santana scratched Sunday

Sun, 20 Mar 2016 13:58:15 -0700

Cleveland Indians 1B Carlos Santana (back) was removed from the lineup on Sunday, March 20, due to mild back soreness, according to manager Terry Francona.

Fantasy Tip: The Indians don't believe the injury to be serious, so expect Santana back soon. The 29-year-old lost his catcher eligibility in most leagues last year, so much of his fantasy luster has faded as a result. Owners can wait on him until him until the middle to late rounds.

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Indians | Carlos Santana sent home with illness

Wed, 16 Mar 2016 10:28:43 -0700

Cleveland Indians 1B Carlos Santana (illness) was sent home Wednesday, March 16, due to an illness that has swept through the team.

Fantasy Tip: Santana lost a lot of fantasy luster with his loss of catcher eligibility. He's still an upper-middle first baseman, but there is a ton of depth at that position where you can pass on him and still grab a guy with upside to meet Santana's numbers.

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