30 Mar

Welcome to the 2015 IBI preview capsules! In order to prepare for the upcoming season, IBI will have a preview capsule running for every player on the 40-man roster and selected non-roster invites. To mix things up, we will be running these roughly in alphabetical order. Next up is first baseman Carlos Santana.

Carlos Santana, 1B

Bats: Switch — Throws: Right — Entering his age-29 season — Contract: $6.0 million in 2015 ($8.25 million in 2016, team option for $12.0 in 2017)

2014 Overview: Though Santana is still yet to regain the elite form he showed in his 46-game major league debut back in 2010, he has settled in as one of the most consistent players in all of baseball over the past four seasons. Among qualified hitters from 2011 on, Santana is 34th in wRC+ and 45th in Fangraphs’ version of WAR, establishing him as an easily above-average player who can definitely hit. He may not be a traditional slugging cleanup hitter, but Santana has been a valuable player to Cleveland. Read More…

From Indians Baseball Insider, February 27, 2015

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Posted by on March 30, 2015 in ZY. February 2015


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