MLB Baseball

#54
Ervin Santana
ERA W-L K
1.80 7-2 50
Team: MinnesotaHt / Wt: 6-2 / 175 NFBC ADP: 320.61
Position: SPBorn: 12/12/1982 Birthplace: San Cristobal, DR
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: Undrafted by Angels (2000)


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May 23 6:53 PM PT7:53 PM MT8:53 PM CT9:53 PM ET21:53 ET1:53 GMT9:53 6:53 PM MST8:53 PM EST9:23 PM VEN5:53 UAE (+1)8:53 PM CT-Ervin Santana improved to 7-2, allowing two hits and two walks in a complete-game shutout, as the Minnesota Twins defeated the Baltimore Orioles 2-0 on Tuesday. Santana struck out six, ending the game with a 1.80 ERA and 0.83 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: The majors' ERA leader had lost two of his previous three starts but has been sensational in his eight other outings, yielding one run or less while pitching six or more innings in each. Next up for Santana is an intriguing Memorial Day matchup with the mighty Astros at home.
May 18 2:29 PM PT3:29 PM MT4:29 PM CT5:29 PM ET17:29 ET21:29 GMT5:29 2:29 PM MST4:29 PM EST4:59 PM VEN1:29 UAE (+1)4:29 PM CT-Ervin Santana fell to 6-2, allowing five runs on six hits and four walks in 7.0 innings, as the Minnesota Twins lost to the Colorado Rockies 5-1 on Thursday in the first game of a doubleheader. Santana struck out three, ending the game with a 2.07 ERA and 0.89 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Santana allowed more than one run for just the second time in nine starts this season and saw his ERA rise from a major league-leading 1.50.
May 12 6:50 PM PT7:50 PM MT8:50 PM CT9:50 PM ET21:50 ET1:50 GMT9:50 6:50 PM MST8:50 PM EST9:20 PM VEN5:50 UAE (+1)8:50 PM CT-Ervin Santana improved to 6-1, allowing two hits and five walks over 7.0 scoreless innings, as the Minnesota Twins defeated the Cleveland Indians 1-0 on Friday. Santana struck out four, ending the game with a 1.50 ERA and 0.81 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Santana rebounded from his only non-quality start of the season with another stellar outing. He's allowed one run or less in seven of eight starts and has allowed just 23 hits in 54 innings.
May 7 4:17 PM PT5:17 PM MT6:17 PM CT7:17 PM ET19:17 ET23:17 GMT7:17 4:17 PM MST6:17 PM EST6:47 PM VEN3:17 UAE (+1)6:17 PM CT-Ervin Santana fell to 5-1, allowing six runs on five hits and three walks in 6.0 innings, as the Minnesota Twins lost to the Boston Red Sox 17-6 on Sunday. Santana struck out four, ending the game with a 1.72 ERA and 0.79 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Four of Boston's five hits off Santana left the ballpark, pushing the right-hander's ERA from 0.66. He has finished six innings in all seven starts this year.
May 3 8:49 AM PT9:49 AM MT10:49 AM CT11:49 AM ET11:49 ET15:49 GMT23:49 8:49 AM MST10:49 AM EST11:19 AM VEN19:49 UAE10:49 AM CT-Ervin Santana improved to 5-0, allowing three hits and three walks over 6.0 scoreless innings, as the Minnesota Twins defeated the Oakland Athletics 9-1 on Tuesday. Santana struck out seven, ending the game with a 0.66 ERA and 0.71 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Santana's unbelievable beginning to the season continues. He hasn't allowed more than one run while lasting at least six innings in all six of his starts, and opponents are hitting a meager .120 off him thus far. The 34-year-old is a must-use even in a potentially challenging matchup with the Red Sox coming up on Sunday.
Apr. 26 7:05 AM PT8:05 AM MT9:05 AM CT10:05 AM ET10:05 ET14:05 GMT22:05 7:05 AM MST9:05 AM EST9:35 AM VEN18:05 UAE9:05 AM CT-Santana (4-0) allowed a run, four hits and one walk with six strikeouts in seven innings of Tuesday's 8-1 win over the Rangers.
Analysis: He went into the game leading major league starters in ERA (0.64) and opponents' batting average (.099).
Apr. 20 2:58 PM PT3:58 PM MT4:58 PM CT5:58 PM ET17:58 ET21:58 GMT5:58 2:58 PM MST4:58 PM EST5:28 PM VEN1:58 UAE (+1)4:58 PM CT-Santana gave up one run, four hits and three walks while striking out five over six innings Thursday, but he did not receive a decision as the Twins lost 6-2 to the Indians.
Analysis: The right-hander has been great so far, going 3-0 with a 0.64 ERA in his first four outings.
Apr. 16 4:32 PM PT5:32 PM MT6:32 PM CT7:32 PM ET19:32 ET23:32 GMT7:32 4:32 PM MST6:32 PM EST7:02 PM VEN3:32 UAE (+1)6:32 PM CT-Santana pitched a one-hitter for the first complete-game victory by a pitcher in the major leagues this season, and the Minnesota Twins beat the White Sox 6-0 Saturday to stop Chicago's three-game winning streak.
Analysis: Santana (3-0) won his third straight start, striking out eight, walking one and retiring his final 18 batters as he lowered his ERA to 0.41.
Apr. 15 2:55 PM PT3:55 PM MT4:55 PM CT5:55 PM ET17:55 ET21:55 GMT5:55 2:55 PM MST4:55 PM EST5:25 PM VEN1:55 UAE (+1)4:55 PM CT-Santana was brilliant in Saturday's start against the White Sox, in which he spun a one-hit shutout and struck out eight while issuing just one walk.
Analysis: Santana yielded just a third-inning single to Omar Navarez and a leadoff walk to Avisail Garcia in the fourth before setting down the final 18 hitters to complete his ninth career shutout. The veteran righty has now opened the season by permitting only one run and five hits over 22 innings in winning three straight dominant starts.
Apr. 3 5:33 PM PT6:33 PM MT7:33 PM CT8:33 PM ET20:33 ET0:33 GMT8:33 5:33 PM MST7:33 PM EST8:03 PM VEN4:33 UAE (+1)7:33 PM CT-Santana gave up just two hits and two walks while striking out three over seven innings in Monday's 7-1 win over the Royals.
Analysis: Santana's next start will be Sunday against the White Sox. He was 2-2 with a 3.80 ERA and 1.83 WHIP in four starts against them last season, striking 21 in 21 1/3 innings.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2005 LAA 12 8 0 - 0 23 23 1 133.2 139 73 69 17 47 2 99 1.39 4.65
2006 LAA 16 8 0 - 0 33 33 0 204.0 181 106 97 21 70 2 141 1.23 4.28
2007 LAA 7 14 0 - 0 28 26 0 150.0 174 103 96 26 58 3 126 1.55 5.76
2008 LAA 16 7 0 - 0 32 32 2 219.0 198 89 85 23 47 2 214 1.12 3.49
2009 LAA 8 8 0 - 0 24 23 2 139.2 159 83 78 24 47 4 107 1.47 5.03
2010 LAA 17 10 0 - 0 33 33 4 222.2 221 104 97 27 73 2 169 1.32 3.92
2011 LAA 11 12 0 - 0 33 33 4 228.2 207 95 86 26 72 4 178 1.22 3.38
2012 LAA 9 13 0 - 0 30 30 1 178.0 165 109 102 39 61 2 133 1.27 5.16
2013 KC 9 10 0 - 0 32 32 0 211.0 190 85 76 26 51 3 161 1.14 3.24
2014 Atl 14 10 0 - 0 31 31 0 196.0 193 90 86 16 63 4 179 1.31 3.95
2015 Min 7 5 0 - 0 17 17 0 108.0 104 50 48 12 36 2 82 1.30 4.00
2016 Min 7 11 0 - 0 30 30 2 181.1 168 78 68 19 53 2 149 1.22 3.38
2017 Min 7 2 0 - 0 10 10 2 70.0 31 14 14 7 27 1 50 0.83 1.80
Career 140 118 0 - 0 356 353 18 2242.0 2130 1079 1002 283 705 33 1788 1.26 4.02

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2006 LAA 33 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .250 .250 .250
2007 LAA 28 5 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 3 0 0 .200 .200 .400
2008 LAA 32 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2011 LAA 33 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .500 .500 .500
2012 LAA 30 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2013 KC 32 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .250 .250 .250
2014 Atl 31 63 7 7 1 0 0 1 2 28 0 0 .111 .138 .127
2016 Min 30 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Career 356 93 8 11 2 0 0 3 2 46 0 0 .118 .137 .140

Postseason

Pitching Statistics
Year Team Round W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K ERA
2005 LAA Total 1 1 0 - 0 2 1 0 9.2 8 9 8 3 5 0 4 7.45
    LDS 1 0 0 - 0 1 0 0 5.1 5 3 3 1 2 0 2 5.06
    LCS 0 1 0 - 0 1 1 0 4.1 3 6 5 2 3 0 2 10.38
2007 LAA Total 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.00
    LDS 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.00
2008 LAA Total 0 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 5.1 8 5 5 1 0 0 3 8.44
    LDS 0 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 5.1 8 5 5 1 0 0 3 8.44
2009 LAA Total 1 1 0 - 0 4 0 0 5.2 5 3 1 0 4 1 5 1.59
    LCS 1 1 0 - 0 4 0 0 5.2 5 3 1 0 4 1 5 1.59
Career 2 2 0 - 0 8 2 0 22.2 21 17 14 4 9 1 14 5.56


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 532 95 89 92.6 53.36
Slider 319 88 79 84.2 32
Changeup 146 90 82 86 14.64

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