MLB Fantasy: Carlos Santana vs Miguel Montero – Who Would You Rather Have

Carlos Santana is being drafted 40-50 slots ahead of Miguel Montero this year, and if you go the Santana route, you’re paying for upside. A former top prospect, Santana has highly-regarded offensive potential and could be a major contributor to your team if he realizes that potential. However–they key word is if; Montero actually ranked ahead of Santana last season despite fewer at-bats, and if a repeat is in order, you will have paid a higher price to draft an inferior player.

Santana has the higher ceiling, but as I mentioned when I advocated against takingBuster Posey in the 2nd round, I think catcher is a very deep position this year. On Yahoo, guys like Aramis Ramirez and Shin-Soo Choo are being drafted after Santana; I would rather grab one of them at that stage in the draft, and get a guy like Montero later for my catcher slot.

Keith actually ranked Montero one slot ABOVE Santana in his Catcher rankings. Do you agree?

Average Draft Position

  • Carlos Santana
    • Mock Draft Central – 50.6
    • MDC Experts Drafts – 57.2
    • Yahoo – 80.6
  • Miguel Montero
    • Mock Draft Central -  61
    • MDC Experts Drafts – 104.3
    • Yahoo – 123.1
Carlos Santana (2010-2012) Batting Splits AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB HBP SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Total 1209 179 299 75 4 51 177 225 6 263 11 8 0.247 0.363 0.443 0.806
vs. Left 396 50 110 30 2 12 61 80 1 63 0 5 0.278 0.396 0.455 0.851
vs. Right 813 129 189 45 2 39 116 145 5 200 11 3 0.232 0.347 0.437 0.784
Home 589 82 149 37 3 23 74 115 1 124 6 4 0.253 0.372 0.443 0.815
Away 620 97 150 38 1 28 103 110 5 139 5 4 0.242 0.355 0.442 0.797
Pre All-Star 626 89 147 40 0 23 87 131 2 146 6 3 0.235 0.364 0.409 0.773
Post All-Star 583 90 152 35 4 28 90 94 4 117 5 5 0.261 0.363 0.479 0.842
Miguel Montero (2010-2012) Batting Splits AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB HBP SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Total 1276 166 357 81 5 42 217 149 22 298 1 2 0.28 0.363 0.45 0.813
vs. Left 355 37 81 22 0 9 60 28 11 93 0 0 0.228 0.303 0.366 0.669
vs. Right 921 129 276 59 5 33 157 121 11 205 1 2 0.3 0.385 0.482 0.867
Home 602 78 168 37 5 12 104 73 16 147 0 1 0.279 0.368 0.417 0.785
Away 674 88 189 44 0 30 113 76 6 151 1 1 0.28 0.358 0.479 0.837
Last 7 Days 38 2 5 1 0 0 2 3 1 11 0 0 0.132 0.214 0.158 0.372
Pre All-Star 618 83 175 39 1 20 103 74 9 140 1 1 0.283 0.366 0.447 0.813
Post All-Star 658 83 182 42 4 22 114 75 13 158 0 1 0.277 0.36 0.453 0.813

Who would you rather have? Maybe you disagree and think Santana is worth the price–let us know in the comments section!

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Comments

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  2. marinay says
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