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Ervin Santana
ERA W-L K
3.63 10-6 118
Team: AtlantaHt / Wt: 6-2 / 185 NFBC ADP: 250.83
Position: SPBorn: 12/12/1982 Birthplace: San Cristobal, DR
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: Undrafted by Angels (2000)


Latest News
July 29 1:27 PM PT2:27 PM MT3:27 PM CT4:27 PM ET16:27 ET20:27 GMT4:27 1:27 PM MST3:27 PM EST3:57 PM VEN0:27 UAE (+1)3:27 PM CT-Santana struck out 11 over eight dominant innings to beat San Diego 2-0 on Monday.
Analysis: Santana allowed just five hits and didn't walk anybody for the first time since his season debut April 9. He is 5-1 with a 2.55 ERA in his last six starts.
July 24 2:44 PM PT3:44 PM MT4:44 PM CT5:44 PM ET17:44 ET21:44 GMT5:44 2:44 PM MST4:44 PM EST5:14 PM VEN1:44 UAE (+1)4:44 PM CT-Santana won for the fourth time in five starts in Wednesday's 6-1 victory, limiting Miami to a run over 7 1-3 innings while striking out 10.
Analysis: Santana is 4-1 with a 3.15 ERA in his last five starts.
July 19 11:04 AM PT12:04 PM MT1:04 PM CT2:04 PM ET14:04 ET18:04 GMT2:04 11:04 AM MST1:04 PM EST1:34 PM VEN22:04 UAE1:04 PM CT-Santana gave up six hits, three walks and four runs - three earned - in six innings to win for the third time in four starts Friday.
Analysis: Santana faces NL East rival Miami in his next outing. He has a career 5.61 ERA against the Marlins so beware. On the bright side, he has baffled slugger Giancarlo Stanton so that's good news.
July 5 12:24 PM PT1:24 PM MT2:24 PM CT3:24 PM ET15:24 ET19:24 GMT3:24 12:24 PM MST2:24 PM EST2:54 PM VEN23:24 UAE2:24 PM CT-Santana won his second straight start in a 5-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night.
Analysis: Santana gave up six hits and two runs with one walk and six strikeouts in 7 1-3 innings. Santana seemed in sync most of the night, but that hasn't been the case the last few weeks. After winning 2-0 against the Cubs on May 10, Santana went 1-5 with a 5.96 ERA in his next eight starts before earning a 10-3 victory last Saturday at Philadelphia.
June 29 10:24 AM PT11:24 AM MT12:24 PM CT1:24 PM ET13:24 ET17:24 GMT1:24 10:24 AM MST12:24 PM EST12:54 PM VEN21:24 UAE12:24 PM CT-Santana snapped a four-game winless streak with a 10-3 victory over Philadelphia in Saturday's opener to a doubleheader.
Analysis: Santana (6-5, 4.05 ERA) allowed two runs and seven hits while striking out five and walking one in 6 2-3 innings. He was 0-3 with a 5.89 ERA in his prior three starts.
June 23 3:28 PM PT4:28 PM MT5:28 PM CT6:28 PM ET18:28 ET22:28 GMT6:28 3:28 PM MST5:28 PM EST5:58 PM VEN2:28 UAE (+1)5:28 PM CT-Santana slumped to 5-5 following Sunday's loss to the Nats.
Analysis: Santana went six innings, giving up three runs and six hits. He walked one and struck out nine. He faces the lowly Phils next.
May 12 9:17 PM PT10:17 PM MT11:17 PM CT12:17 AM ET0:17 ET4:17 GMT12:17 9:17 PM MST11:17 PM EST11:47 PM VEN8:17 UAE11:17 PM CT-Santana improved to 4-0 following Saturday's gem against the Cubs.
Analysis: Santana threw seven scoreless while allowing five hits and striking out seven. With a 1.99 ERA he continues to look like one of baseball's best offseason signings.
May 2 1:14 PM PT2:14 PM MT3:14 PM CT4:14 PM ET16:14 ET20:14 GMT4:14 1:14 PM MST3:14 PM EST3:44 PM VEN0:14 UAE (+1)3:14 PM CT-Santana did not get a decision on Thursday.
Analysis: Santana allowed three runs over six innings and struck out five. He faces the Cards next time out for him.
Apr. 26 12:52 PM PT1:52 PM MT2:52 PM CT3:52 PM ET15:52 ET19:52 GMT3:52 12:52 PM MST2:52 PM EST3:22 PM VEN23:52 UAE2:52 PM CT-Santana improved to 3-0 Friday against Cincinnati despite a somewhat shaky effort.
Analysis: Santana gave up four runs and nine hits over 6 1-3 innings, though he still tallied seven strikeouts. His ERA is still far more than respectable at 1.95.
Apr. 15 2:27 PM PT3:27 PM MT4:27 PM CT5:27 PM ET17:27 ET21:27 GMT5:27 2:27 PM MST4:27 PM EST4:57 PM VEN1:27 UAE (+1)4:27 PM CT-Santana didn't receive a decision Monday against Philadelphia despite being solid in his second start for the Braves.
Analysis: The only run against Santana over six innings of work came on a Ryan Howard homer. He has a 0.64 ERA through two starts.
Apr. 10 4:05 PM PT5:05 PM MT6:05 PM CT7:05 PM ET19:05 ET23:05 GMT7:05 4:05 PM MST6:05 PM EST6:35 PM VEN3:05 UAE (+1)6:05 PM CT-Santana allowed only three hits over eight scoreless innings in his Atlanta debut, Jason Heyward homered and drove in two runs and the Braves held off the New York Mets 4-3 on Wednesday night.
Analysis: Santana (1-0) was sharp from the start, throwing 28 strikes in his first 29 pitches through three innings. He finished with six strikeouts and no walks and retired the last seven batters. Santana spent nine years in the American League - eight with the Angels and the 2013 season with Kansas City - before joining the Braves. He had never pitched at Turner Field before Wednesday night.
Apr. 8 1:24 PM PT2:24 PM MT3:24 PM CT4:24 PM ET16:24 ET20:24 GMT4:24 1:24 PM MST3:24 PM EST3:54 PM VEN0:24 UAE (+1)3:24 PM CT-Santana is slated to make his first start for the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday against the New York Mets.
Analysis: The 31-year-old right-hander agreed to a $14.1 million, one-year contract on March 12. He started for Triple-A Gwinnett on Friday and allowed six runs - five earned - and eight hits in 5 1-3 innings during a 12-7 win over Durham. Atlanta opened with a four-man rotation while waiting for Santana, left-hander Mike Minor and right-hander Gavin Floyd to join the pitching staff. Minor's spring training was slowed by tendinitis in his left shoulder, and Floyd is returning from elbow surgery last May 7.
Mar. 12 6:15 AM PT7:15 AM MT8:15 AM CT9:15 AM ET9:15 ET13:15 GMT21:15 6:15 AM MST8:15 AM EST8:45 AM VEN17:15 UAE7:15 AM CT-The Atlanta Braves have signed Santana to bolster their injury plagued starting rotation.
Analysis: The team announced Wednesday that Santana agreed to a one-year deal. The 33-year-old went 9-10 with a 3.24 ERA in 32 starts for the Kansas City Royals last season.

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 10 6 0 - 0 20 20 0 131.1 125 56 53 9 37 1 118 1.23 3.63
Career 115 96 0 - 0 288 285 14 1818.0 1759 903 839 238 563 25 1446 1.28 4.15

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 20 44 6 5 0 0 0 0 1 18 0 0 .114 .133 .114
Career 288 69 7 9 1 0 0 2 1 33 0 0 .130 .143 .145

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 995 96 86 92.2 51.26
Slider 660 88 73 83.1 34
Changeup 286 91 80 84.4 14.73

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