Now it's time for the fifth part in this series where I hope to show just what a crazy talent Carlos Santana has become. I know a lot of people see the batting average and bad defense and think he is just an average player, but any team in baseball would love to have him. There is no doubt that he is a top five player at his position.
For references, here are links to the previous pieces in this series: first base, second base, shortstop, and third base.
2011 - Carlos Santana .230/363/.418 355 PA2012 - Carlos Santana .221/.339/.336 295 PA2013 - Carlos Santana .275/.382/.466 361 PA
It is not hard to see that Santana is having his best year to date as every number is up. He should have been an All Star as he beats Salvador Perez is every stat in the slash line and his OPS is 138 points higher. There are only five catchers in baseball with an OPS over .800 and Santana is one of them - Buster Posey leads the group. I think Santana is incredibly underrated and might even b...