Ervin Santana
SP MIN
3 days ago

Santana (9-4) picked up the win Tuesday against the White Sox despite giving up six runs on 10 hits in five innings of work. He also walked two and struck out six.

EDGE Analysis

Santana was not sharp in this outing, as he put runners in scoring position in each of his five innings. He did manage to fire 66 of his 106 offerings for strikes, although that may have also hurt him given the large amount of solid contact the White Sox were able to make. The veteran right-hander has struggled significantly during the month of June, making it past the fifth inning just once and allowing at least five runs in three of his four June starts. Even with this, though, his ERA remains at a sparkling 2.97 mark. He'll look to keep the winning ways going in his next start Sunday against the Indians.

Ervin Santana
SP MIN
1 week ago

Santana (8-4) gave up five runs on nine hits, a walk and two hit batsman over five frames in Wednesday's loss to the Mariners.

EDGE Analysis

Two of those nine hits were homers, and he threw a wild pitch, so Santana was certainly not at his best in this one. The veteran righty is in the midst of a highly unusual campaign, as he's been pulling a bizarre Jekyll-and-Hyde act. Indeed, he's only been able to look the part of trainwreck or Cy Young candidate: Wednesday's game marked the fourth time that Santana has allowed five or more runs this season, but he's only given up four total runs in his other 10 starts put together. It seems likely that more rough ones are on the way, though, as Santana's 2.56 ERA doesn't match up at all with his 4.66 FIP and 4.86 xFIP. Too few walks, too many strikeouts and a supremely luck-influenced BABIP: These factors all point to imminent regression.

Ervin Santana
SP MIN
2 weeks ago

Santana threw a four-hit shutout while throwing just 91 pitches in Saturday's win at San Francisco. He improved to 8-3 with a 2.20 ERA.

EDGE Analysis

Santana also helped himself by driving in three runs with a double at the plate. He bounced back after his worst outing of the season (seven earned runs and three home runs over four innings) to record his MLB leading third shutout. While his 6.3 K/9 and advanced metrics suggest he can't keep up his 2.20 ERA, he continues to surpass expectations.

Ervin Santana
SP MIN
3 weeks ago

Santana gave up seven earned runs and three home runs over four innings in Saturday's loss to the Angels.

EDGE Analysis

It was Santana's worst outing of the season as he was victimized by the long ball, including allowing Albert Pujols' 600th career home run. He also allowed three walks and had just two strikeouts. It was likely just an off night, but Santana was likely due for some tougher outings since he was unlikely to sustain the 1.75 ERA of his first 11 starts given his lack of dominating peripheral stats (such as a 6.5 K/9).

Ervin Santana
SP MIN
4 weeks ago

Santana allowed two runs -- just one earned -- on five hits and two walks while striking out six batters over seven innings during Monday's loss to Houston. He didn't factor into the decision.

EDGE Analysis

Santana left the game with an 8-2 lead, and the Minnesota bullpen allowed 11 eighth-inning runs to rob him of his eighth win of the campaign. He's allowed one earned run or fewer in 10 of his 12 starts and sports a 1.75 ERA, 0.84 WHIP and 6.6 K/9. He'll look to stay hot at Angel Stadium in his second start of the fantasy week.

Ervin Santana
SP MIN
1 month ago

Santana (7-2) allowed just two hits and two walks in a 2-0 complete game shutout over the Orioles on Tuesday. He struck out six.

EDGE Analysis

It was a masterful performance by the veteran, who responded from a poor outing last week against the Rockies with an absolute gem. Santana lowered his ERA to a stellar 1.80 on the season, and has now thrown at least six innings in all 10 of his starts this season. The peripherals suggest some regression may be ahead, but as long as Santana continues going deep into games, he stands as a valuable fantasy asset. His next start will come on Sunday at home against the Rays.

Ervin Santana
SP MIN
1 month ago

Santana (6-2) allowed five runs on six hits and four walks while striking out just three batters over seven innings during Thursday's loss to Colorado.

EDGE Analysis

Santana has pitched at least six innings in every start this season, and Thursday's outing was just the second time he allowed more than one run in an outing. It's been an impressive early-season run, but his 4.37 FIP suggests rougher times are likely ahead. Additionally, his 6.5 K/9 hardly moves the fantasy needle. Still, Santana is a solid fantasy own as long as expectations are kept in check going forward. He projects to make his next start against the Orioles at Camden Yards.

Ervin Santana
SP MIN
1 month ago

Santana will now start Game 1 of Thursday's doubleheader against the Rockies, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Wednesday's contest was postponed, so Santana will simply make his next scheduled start a day later. He'll look to build on his strong start to the season that has left him with a 1.50 ERA and 0.82 WHIP through 54 innings (eight starts).

Ervin Santana
SP MIN
1 month ago

Santana (6-1) allowed no runs on two hits and five walks while striking out four across seven innings to earn the win Friday against the Indians.

EDGE Analysis

Santana was nearly unhittable, though his struggles with control caused him to burn through 99 pitches, forcing his exit after seven innings. Aside from his previous start in which he allowed six runs, he's held opponents to one or fewer earned runs in each of his other seven outings have giving him a 1.50 ERA, making him one of the biggest surprises for fantasy owners this year the He'll make his next start Wednesday against the Rockies.

Ervin Santana
SP MIN
2 months ago

Santana gave up six earned runs and four home runs over six innings in Sunday's loss to Boston. He suffered his first loss off the season to fall to 5-1 with a 1.72 ERA.

EDGE Analysis

Santana had given up one or fewer runs in each of his first six starts of the season, so this was a surprising setback. He gave up two home runs in the first inning and settled down, but then gave up another two-run home run in the sixth inning. Santana's impressive first six starts were not sustainable as he allowed just a .145 BABIP and had just a 7.2 K/9. Still, it's hard to read too much into one poor outing.