Carlos Santana
1B/DH CLE
6 days ago

Santana went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer and an RBI double in Thursday's 5-2 win over the Royals.

EDGE Analysis

Santana's been enjoying the diluted pitching of September baseball, as he's having his best month, posting a .310/.451/.634 line with six homers and 17 RBI over 20 games. That's about as much average as you'll ever see him hit for, as Santana tends to hover in the .250 range (or worse), but he's still been plenty productive for fantasy owners. The 30-year-old has a career-high 34 homers already, and he's just two short of his career-high 85 RBI and one short of his career-high 84 runs.

Carlos Santana
1B/DH CLE
1 week ago

Santana went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in a 2-1 win over the Royals on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

Santana's blast came in the third inning, and was the only run the Indians mustered off Kansas City starter Edinson Volquez. It was Santana's 33rd homer of the year, easily a career-best. While hitting just .246, Santana's 92 walks are third in the AL, giving him a respectable enough .355 OBP to bat leadoff for the Indians despite his lack of speed.

Carlos Santana
1B/DH CLE
2 weeks ago

Santana went 2-for-5 with a two-RBI single in Friday's 11-4 victory over the Tigers.

EDGE Analysis

The slugging leadoff man extended the Indians' early lead to 4-1 with a two-RBI single in the second that brought home Tyler Naquin and Abraham Almonte. Santana has now hit safely in six of his last seven games with five RBI over that span.

Carlos Santana
1B/DH CLE
3 weeks ago

Santana went 2-for-4 with a walk and a two-run homer in Thursday's game against the Astros.

EDGE Analysis

With his home run, Santana joined teammate Mike Napoli in the 30 Home Run Club this season -- the first time two Indians have done so since 2002 (Jim Thome and Ellis Burkes). It's the first time in Santana's seven-year career that he's hammered 30 longballs. Although he has just five hits in 21 at-bats through early September, he's compensated by walking 11 times, tallying five RBI and scoring six runs over seven games. The switch-hitting DH has also homered in three of his last seven starts.

Carlos Santana
1B/DH CLE
1 month ago

Santana went 2-for-4 with a homer, two RBI and two runs against the Twins on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

His 28th home run represents a new career high, and it snapped a four-game slump in which he'd gone 0-for-11 (albeit with five walks). Santana doesn't hit for much average and his OBP is down a bit from past years, but the 30-year-old is making up for that with a career-best .471 slugging percentage thanks to all those long balls.

Carlos Santana
1B/DH CLE
1 month ago

Santana hit a solo home run in a 1-for-3 game with a walk in Monday's win over Oakland.

EDGE Analysis

The blast was Santana's 27th, tying a career high he set in both 2011 and 2014. His home run provided the only run scored by either team in Monday's game as Santana's career best power season continues to lift up Cleveland. Santana now has a .477 slugging percentage, 20 points better than his previous high set in 2011.

Carlos Santana
1B/DH CLE
2 months ago

Santana (head) is back in the lineup Sunday against the Angels, MLB.com's Jordan Bastian reports. He'll play first base and serve as the Indians' leadoff hitter.

EDGE Analysis

Santana left Thursday's game with a head contusion and was held out of the lineup for the subsequent two contests, but he cleared all concussion tests and was available off the bench Saturday. He's now apparently ready for full-time duty and should be a mainstay in the lineup for the Indians over the final month and a half of the regular season.

Carlos Santana
1B/DH CLE
2 months ago

Santana (head) is not in the lineup Saturday but he has been cleared to play and he'll be available off the bench, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

This is extremely encouraging news for Santana given that he was a candidate to land on the 7-day concussion DL as of Friday evening. While he'll likely get the full day off Saturday, it's still a positive that he'll be available off the bench if need be. With Santana's medical clearance, there's a distinct possibility that he'll be able to draw back into the lineup Sunday.

Carlos Santana
1B/DH CLE
2 months ago

Santana (head) was able to partake in some pregame activities Friday but the team still hasn't ruled out the possibility of placing him on the 7-day DL, MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Santana may avoid landing on the DL with a concussion but he's still not a sure bet to return over the weekend. A lot will depend on how he reacts to an increase in activity over the next couple of days.

Carlos Santana
1B/DH CLE
2 months ago

Santana (head) is out of the lineup Friday against the Angels, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Santana will have the night off after he was hit by a line drive Thursday. Cleveland is expected to update his status before Friday's game, so more information regarding his recovery and eventual return should be available soon. Mike Napoli will start at first base during Santana's absence.