Carlos Santana
1B/DH CLE
3 weeks ago

Santana went 2-for-4 with a double, a homer and three RBI Saturday against the Royals.

EDGE Analysis

Santana launched his seventh blast of the year to put the Tribe on the board in the second inning of a road loss. Across the board, the eighth-year veteran is putting up the worst slash line of his career, and until he turns things around, he's a weak fantasy option.

Carlos Santana
1B/DH CLE
4 weeks ago

Santana went 3-for-5 with two RBI and two runs during Sunday's win over Kansas City.

EDGE Analysis

Things have been trending in the right direction for Santana over his past 20 games. He's posted a .267/.360/.507 slash line with three home runs, 13 RBI and 12 runs during that stretch, and now that he's hitting in the middle of the lineup, Santana stands to continue seeing plenty of RBI opportunities.

Carlos Santana
1B/DH CLE
1 month ago

Santana went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a home run and three RBI in Wednesday's 4-3 loss to the Reds.

EDGE Analysis

The homer was his fifth of the season. Santana has come around after his cold start to 2017 and now has a .270/.370/.556 slash line over his last 17 games with three home runs, 10 runs and 10 RBI.

Carlos Santana
1B/DH CLE
1 month ago

Santana (knee) is playing right field and batting cleanup Tuesday against the Reds, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Santana is apparently good to go after colliding with the outfield wall during Monday's contest. He'll make his fifth start of the year in right field, sending Lonnie Chisenhall to the bench against southpaw Amir Garrett.

Carlos Santana
1B/DH CLE
1 month ago

Santana, playing his fourth game of the year in right field, banged up his left knee and lower back after colliding with the wall, Paul Hoynes of Cleveland.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

After being down for several minutes, Santana gathered himself and remained the in the game. Soaking in an ice bath after the game, the 31-year-old said he expects to be back out in right field for Tuesday's contest in Cincinnati. If that holds true, Santana will be halfway to outfield eligibility in leagues that require 10 games played at the position.

Carlos Santana
1B/DH CLE
1 month ago

Santana went 1-for-4 with a solo home run during Sunday's win over Minnesota.

EDGE Analysis

After leading off all season, Santana was dropped to the five-hole Sunday, and Jason Kipnis batted first. Kipnis hit two home runs, and Santana hit his fourth of the season, so the swap might stick. Considering Santana's underwhelming start to the year, being relegated down the lineup could be the catalyst for an uptick in production without sacrificing much fantasy upside. He'll certainly be in line for more RBI opportunities batting in the middle of the lineup.

Carlos Santana
1B/DH CLE
1 month ago

Santana will bat fifth in the order and man first base in Sunday's game against the Twins, Zack Meisel of Cleveland.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The lefty-hitting Jason Kipnis (.346 average in 26 at-bats) has enjoyed some success against Twins southpaw Hector Santiago, so perhaps in recognition of that, manager Terry Francona will move Kipnis up to the leadoff spot while Santana drops in the order. Santana has been stuck in a 1-for-13 slump over the last four games, but it's unlikely that Francona will completely pull the plug on him as the Tribe's table setter.

Carlos Santana
1B/DH CLE
2 months ago

Santana went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI during Sunday's 1-0 win over Kansas City.

EDGE Analysis

The RBI was the 18th of the season for Santana, which is an impressive total for a leadoff man. However, his three home runs and .234/.326/.379 slash line are a disappointment. After hitting 34 home runs last season with a .864 OPS, Santana will need to string together a hot streak in order to approach those numbers. This was his second consecutive multi-hit game after hitting a ninth-inning homer Saturday, though, so perhaps the heater is just beginning.

Carlos Santana
1B/DH CLE
2 months ago

Santana went 2-for-5 with a solo homer in Saturday's victory over the Royals.

EDGE Analysis

Santana's third homer of the season broke up in 1-1 tie in the ninth inning, leading the Tribe to a road victory. He's gotten off to a slow start to the season, and he'll really need to pick up the pace if he's to come anywhere near matching his big numbers of 2016. Those with the luxury of keeping him on the bench until he heats up would be a wise move for fantasy owners.

Carlos Santana
1B/DH CLE
2 months ago

Santana went 3-for-5 with two doubles, two RBI and a run during Thursday's win over Minnesota.

EDGE Analysis

While it's been a mediocre start for Santana (.254/.315/.433 slash line), he's gone 9-for-24 with three runs, two doubles, a home run and seven RBI over his past five games. Additionally, leading off hasn't hurt his RBI opportunities and improves his upside to score runs. It's also a boon in daily contests. With a career .364 on-base percentage entering Thursday, it's worth noting that Santana has more value in leagues including OBP.