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Carlos Santana
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Team: ClevelandHt / Wt: 5-11 / 210 NFBC ADP: 120.98
Position: 1BBorn: 4/8/1986 Birthplace: Santo Domingo, DR
Bats/Throws: S/R Draft: Undrafted by Dodgers (2004)

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Nov. 3 10:57 PM PT11:57 PM MT12:57 AM CT1:57 AM ET1:57 ET5:57 GMT13:57 10:57 PM MST12:57 AM EST1:27 AM VEN9:57 UAE11:57 PM CT-Santana went 1 for 4 with an RBI in Cleveland's Game 7 loss Wednesday.
Analysis: Santana only hit .191 (10 for 52) in the playoffs, but did have three homers and four RBIs. He was 5 for 23 in the World Series.
Oct. 30 7:21 AM PT8:21 AM MT9:21 AM CT10:21 AM ET10:21 ET14:21 GMT22:21 7:21 AM MST9:21 AM EST9:51 AM VEN18:21 UAE8:21 AM CT-Santana came through with a key home run and finished 3 for 4 in the Indians' 7-2 victory over the Cubs in Game 4 of the World Series.
Analysis: It's the slugger's third home run of the postseason, though he had been struggling at the plate prior to Saturday's breakout. Santana entered Game 4 batting .139 (5 for 36) with nine strikeouts during Cleveland's playoff run.
Oct. 18 5:00 PM PT6:00 PM MT7:00 PM CT8:00 PM ET20:00 ET0:00 GMT8:00 5:00 PM MST7:00 PM EST7:30 PM VEN4:00 UAE (+1)7:00 PM CT-Santana was 0 for 4 in Tuesday's 5-1 loss to the Blue Jays in Game 4 of the ALCS.
Analysis: Santana is batting .160 in 25 at-bats in the playoffs bit has a favorable matchup in Wednesday's Game 5. The Blue Jays turn to Marco Estrada, and Santana is 4 for 9 with a homer lifetime against the right-hander.
Oct. 15 4:25 PM PT5:25 PM MT6:25 PM CT7:25 PM ET19:25 ET23:25 GMT7:25 4:25 PM MST6:25 PM EST6:55 PM VEN3:25 UAE (+1)6:25 PM CT-Santana came through with his first career playoff home run Saturday in a 2-1 win in Game 2 of the ALCS.
Analysis: Santana is 6 for 21 (.286) with that lone RBI in six career postseason games.
Oct. 1 6:15 PM PT7:15 PM MT8:15 PM CT9:15 PM ET21:15 ET1:15 GMT9:15 6:15 PM MST8:15 PM EST8:45 PM VEN5:15 UAE (+1)8:15 PM CT-Santana had a double and triple for the second straight game Saturday in a 6-3 win over the Royals.
Analysis: Santana is the first Indian to have a double and triple in consecutive games since Ordell Hale on July 19 and 21, 1936. Santana has tripled in consecutive games for the first time since Sept. 15-16, 2012, against Detroit. He's 7 for 10 with three doubles, two triples and four RBIs in his last three games.
Sep. 30 8:45 PM PT9:45 PM MT10:45 PM CT11:45 PM ET23:45 ET3:45 GMT11:45 8:45 PM MST10:45 PM EST11:15 PM VEN7:45 UAE (+1)10:45 PM CT-Santana knocked in two runs and ended a home run shy of the cycle to help the Indians defeat Kansas City on Friday.
Analysis: Santana continues to be the Indians' hottest hitter during the stretch run. He's now batting a torrid .442 with three homers, 11 RBIs, six doubles and 10 runs scored over his last 11 games.
Sep. 29 9:35 PM PT10:35 PM MT11:35 PM CT12:35 AM ET0:35 ET4:35 GMT12:35 9:35 PM MST11:35 PM EST12:05 AM VEN8:35 UAE11:35 PM CT-Santana had two hits with two RBIs on Wednesday.
Analysis: He is batting .400 with 11 RBIs in his last 12 games.
Sep. 23 8:16 PM PT9:16 PM MT10:16 PM CT11:16 PM ET23:16 ET3:16 GMT11:16 8:16 PM MST10:16 PM EST10:46 PM VEN7:16 UAE (+1)10:16 PM CT-Santana continued his hot hitting with a 3-for-4 effort, a double and two runs in a 10-4 win over the White Sox on Friday.
Analysis: Santana is 12 for 20 with three home runs, four doubles and seven RBIs in his last five games.
Sep. 22 7:07 PM PT8:07 PM MT9:07 PM CT10:07 PM ET22:07 ET2:07 GMT10:07 7:07 PM MST9:07 PM EST9:37 PM VEN6:07 UAE (+1)9:07 PM CT-Santana homered for the third time in four games, belting a three-run shot in a 5-2 win over the Royals on Thursday.
Analysis: Santana is 9 for 16 with three homers, three doubles and seven RBIs in his last four games. After hitting 19 home runs with 85 RBIs last year, Santana has 34 homers and 83 RBIs this year.
Sep. 20 7:26 PM PT8:26 PM MT9:26 PM CT10:26 PM ET22:26 ET2:26 GMT10:26 7:26 PM MST9:26 PM EST9:56 PM VEN6:26 UAE (+1)9:26 PM CT-Santana homered for a second straight game to help the Indians to a 2-1 win over Kansas City on Tuesday.
Analysis: The switch-hitter upped his career-high home run total to 33 and has now hit five in his past eight meetings with the Royals. Santana has hit safely in eight of his last 10 overall contests as well.
Sep. 12 8:13 AM PT9:13 AM MT10:13 AM CT11:13 AM ET11:13 ET15:13 GMT23:13 8:13 AM MST10:13 AM EST10:43 AM VEN19:13 UAE10:13 AM CT-Santana hit a three-run homer and went 2 for 4 to help the Indians to a 7-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Sunday.
Analysis: It was his 31st homer of the season and third in the last six games. ''I know the team, they need me,'' Santana said, ''and that's why I'm here.''
Sep. 8 1:43 PM PT2:43 PM MT3:43 PM CT4:43 PM ET16:43 ET20:43 GMT4:43 1:43 PM MST3:43 PM EST4:13 PM VEN0:43 UAE (+1)3:43 PM CT-Santana hit his 30th homer - a two-run shot - doubled, walked and scored twice Thursday.
Analysis: In his last eight games, Santana has hit three homers while driving in seven, scoring eight runs and walking 11 times.
Sep. 6 8:05 PM PT9:05 PM MT10:05 PM CT11:05 PM ET23:05 ET3:05 GMT11:05 8:05 PM MST10:05 PM EST10:35 PM VEN7:05 UAE (+1)10:05 PM CT-Santana extended his career high with his 29th home run in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to Houston.
Analysis: Santana entered the day in a 5-for-26 slide that had dropped his average to .241.
Aug. 29 10:28 AM PT11:28 AM MT12:28 PM CT1:28 PM ET13:28 ET17:28 GMT1:28 10:28 AM MST12:28 PM EST12:58 PM VEN21:28 UAE12:28 PM CT-Santana was 0 for 2 with a pair of walks in Sunday's 2-1 loss to Texas.
Analysis: The Indians begin a series against the Twins on Monday and Santana is batting .327 with five extra-base hits and eight RBIs in 13 games versus Minnesota this season. He is also 5 for 16 with a homer and two doubles lifetime against left-hander Hector Santiago, the scheduled starter for the opener.
Aug. 23 10:24 AM PT11:24 AM MT12:24 PM CT1:24 PM ET13:24 ET17:24 GMT1:24 10:24 AM MST12:24 PM EST12:54 PM VEN21:24 UAE12:24 PM CT-Santana's home run in the eighth inning accounted for the only scoring in the Indians' 1-0 victory at Oakland on Monday.
Analysis: The blast was Santana's 27th homer, tying his most in a season, and second in six games. He's 7 for 19 with five runs scored over that stretch.
Aug. 14 9:50 AM PT10:50 AM MT11:50 AM CT12:50 PM ET12:50 ET16:50 GMT0:50 9:50 AM MST11:50 AM EST12:20 PM VEN20:50 UAE11:50 AM CT-Santana (head contusion) has been cleared to play and will likely be in the lineup Sunday. He was hit in the head by a foul ball while standing in the dugout Thursday.
Analysis: Santana will get to face one of his favorite pitchers in his return, going up against Jered Weaver. Santana's .556 average in 27 at-bats, is the highest of any of the 123 players that have faced Weaver at least 20 times.
Aug. 12 12:47 PM PT1:47 PM MT2:47 PM CT3:47 PM ET15:47 ET19:47 GMT3:47 12:47 PM MST2:47 PM EST3:17 PM VEN23:47 UAE2:47 PM CT-Santana didn't play Friday after being hit in the head by a foul ball while standing in the dugout Thursday.
Analysis: Santana was back in the dugout wearing a batting helmet Friday and scrambled out of the way of another foul ball in the first inning. He will undergo further evaluation to determine if he has a concussion.
Aug. 11 6:59 PM PT7:59 PM MT8:59 PM CT9:59 PM ET21:59 ET1:59 GMT9:59 6:59 PM MST8:59 PM EST9:29 PM VEN5:59 UAE (+1)8:59 PM CT-Santana suffered a contusion on the right side of his head after he was hit in the dugout by a foul ball Thursday night.
Analysis: Santana, who hit a leadoff home run in the first inning of Cleveland's 14-4 win over the Angels, was standing behind the railing on the top step of the dugout and went down after being hit.
Aug. 2 8:59 PM PT9:59 PM MT10:59 PM CT11:59 PM ET23:59 ET3:59 GMT11:59 8:59 PM MST10:59 PM EST11:29 PM VEN7:59 UAE (+1)10:59 PM CT-Santana went 3 for 4 with his 23rd home run on Tuesday, but it wasn't enough in a 10-6 loss to the Twins.
Analysis: It was certainly a good sign for the Indians after Santana had batted .130 over his previous 13 games.
July 31 7:15 PM PT8:15 PM MT9:15 PM CT10:15 PM ET22:15 ET2:15 GMT10:15 7:15 PM MST9:15 PM EST9:45 PM VEN6:15 UAE (+1)9:15 PM CT-Santana left the game in the ninth with cramping in his right hamstring,
Analysis: Manager Terry Francona said he'll be OK, which is good news for the first-place Indians and their World Series hungry fans.
July 20 2:38 PM PT3:38 PM MT4:38 PM CT5:38 PM ET17:38 ET21:38 GMT5:38 2:38 PM MST4:38 PM EST5:08 PM VEN1:38 UAE (+1)4:38 PM CT-Santana hit a solo home run Wednesday.
Analysis: Following a 14-game hitting streak, Santana has gone 2 for 10 in his last three.
July 20 8:28 AM PT9:28 AM MT10:28 AM CT11:28 AM ET11:28 ET15:28 GMT23:28 8:28 AM MST10:28 AM EST10:58 AM VEN19:28 UAE10:28 AM CT-Santana drove in two runs for Cleveland in Tuesday's 7-3 win over the Royals.
Analysis: Santana is 1 for 7 in the last two contests since the conclusion of a 14-game hitting streak. Getting on track won't be any easier Wednesday, as he is 0 for 12 against scheduled starter Ian Kennedy - tied for his worst mark among the 110 pitchers he has faced at least 10 times.
July 17 10:51 PM PT11:51 PM MT12:51 AM CT1:51 AM ET1:51 ET5:51 GMT13:51 10:51 PM MST12:51 AM EST1:21 AM VEN9:51 UAE12:51 AM CT-Santana continued his hot stretch with three hits and two RBIs in Saturday's 5-4, 11-inning loss at Minnesota.
Analysis: Santana is 20 for 55 (.363) with four homers and nine RBIs during a career-best 13-game hitting streak.
July 10 8:51 PM PT9:51 PM MT10:51 PM CT11:51 PM ET23:51 ET3:51 GMT11:51 8:51 PM MST10:51 PM EST11:21 PM VEN7:51 UAE (+1)10:51 PM CT-Santana went 2 for 5 with a run scored in Sunday's loss to the Yankees to extend his hitting streak to 11 games.
Analysis: Santana is hitting .356 with nine extra-base hits - including four home runs - over the streak, which has raised his season average from .237 to .253.
July 8 7:23 PM PT8:23 PM MT9:23 PM CT10:23 PM ET22:23 ET2:23 GMT10:23 7:23 PM MST9:23 PM EST9:53 PM VEN6:23 UAE (+1)9:23 PM CT-Santana hit a leadoff homer Friday, the fourth time he's gone deep in his last eight games.
Analysis: It was the 20th homer of the season for Santana, with half of those coming in his last 25 contests. He's batting .351 with 11 RBIs in his past 16 games.
July 4 6:47 AM PT7:47 AM MT8:47 AM CT9:47 AM ET9:47 ET13:47 GMT21:47 6:47 AM MST8:47 AM EST9:17 AM VEN17:47 UAE8:47 AM CT-Santana stayed hot with two hits - including a double - in Sunday's 17-1 loss to the Blue Jays.
Analysis: Santana had three two-hit games with two home runs and two doubles to conclude this series.
July 2 5:59 PM PT6:59 PM MT7:59 PM CT8:59 PM ET20:59 ET0:59 GMT8:59 5:59 PM MST7:59 PM EST8:29 PM VEN4:59 UAE (+1)7:59 PM CT-Santana went 2 for 3 and homered for a second straight day in Saturday's loss at Toronto.
Analysis: The slugger has played a big part in the Indians' rise to the top of the AL Central. Santana is hitting .351 over his last 10 games and has eight homers and 15 RBIs in 19 contests since June 12.
July 1 5:32 PM PT6:32 PM MT7:32 PM CT8:32 PM ET20:32 ET0:32 GMT8:32 5:32 PM MST7:32 PM EST8:02 PM VEN4:32 UAE (+1)7:32 PM CT-Santana homered in the 19th inning off infielder Darwin Barney and the Indians set a franchise record by winning their 14th straight game, 2-1 over the Blue Jays on Friday.
Analysis: Santana also doubled in eight at-bats and scored Cleveland's other run. He has eight homers and 18 RBIs in his last 25 games.
June 28 7:44 PM PT8:44 PM MT9:44 PM CT10:44 PM ET22:44 ET2:44 GMT10:44 7:44 PM MST9:44 PM EST10:14 PM VEN6:44 UAE (+1)9:44 PM CT-Santana hit a tie-breaking single in Cleveland's three-run ninth inning of Tuesday's 5-3 win over Atlanta, it's 11th straight victory.
Analysis: He is 6 for 18 in five games.
June 24 8:15 PM PT9:15 PM MT10:15 PM CT11:15 PM ET23:15 ET3:15 GMT11:15 8:15 PM MST10:15 PM EST10:45 PM VEN7:15 UAE (+1)10:15 PM CT-Santana had two hits Friday against the Tigers.
Analysis: He has 12 RBIs in his last 13 games.
June 23 7:22 AM PT8:22 AM MT9:22 AM CT10:22 AM ET10:22 ET14:22 GMT22:22 7:22 AM MST9:22 AM EST9:52 AM VEN18:22 UAE9:22 AM CT-Santana went 2 for 3 with a double and two RBIs on Wednesday.
Analysis: Santana finished 4 for 11 with a homer and four RBIs in a three-game series against the Rays. He has five home runs in his last 10 contests.
June 20 7:26 PM PT8:26 PM MT9:26 PM CT10:26 PM ET22:26 ET2:26 GMT10:26 7:26 PM MST9:26 PM EST9:56 PM VEN6:26 UAE (+1)9:26 PM CT-Santana homered for one of his two hits Monday.
Analysis: He's homered five times over his last eight contests.
June 17 7:19 PM PT8:19 PM MT9:19 PM CT10:19 PM ET22:19 ET2:19 GMT10:19 7:19 PM MST9:19 PM EST9:49 PM VEN6:19 UAE (+1)9:19 PM CT-Santana hit a leadoff homer in the ninth inning to lift the Cleveland Indians to a 3-2 win over the Chicago White Sox on Friday night.
Analysis: Santana drove an 0-2 pitch from Nate Jones (2-2) over the wall in center for his 14th homer, stopping Cleveland's three-game losing streak. Both of Santana's hits in 14 at-bats over the last four games left the park.
May 20 2:17 PM PT3:17 PM MT4:17 PM CT5:17 PM ET17:17 ET21:17 GMT5:17 2:17 PM MST4:17 PM EST4:47 PM VEN1:17 UAE (+1)4:17 PM CT-Santana belted a pair of two-run homers in Thursday's victory at Cincinnati.
Analysis: Santana appears to be heating up, as he drove in seven runs during the four-game series with the Reds and is hitting .300 over his last eight outings.
Apr. 28 8:41 AM PT9:41 AM MT10:41 AM CT11:41 AM ET11:41 ET15:41 GMT23:41 8:41 AM MST10:41 AM EST11:11 AM VEN19:41 UAE10:41 AM CT-Santana had three hits Wednesday.
Analysis: Santana is 10 for 26 on the Tribe's trip.

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