The surprisingly active Philadelphia Phillies pulled in a big fish in free agency on Friday when they came to an agreement with first baseman Carlos Santana on a three-year deal worth $60 million. Santana will now man first base which means superstar rookie Rhys Hoskins will be an everyday outfielder for the 2018 season. With that said, here is an early look at Santana's potential outlook for 2018 fantasy baseball.*****PICK UP YOUR COPY OF THE FANTASY SPORTS BOSS 2018 FANTASY BASEBALL DRAFT GUIDE: EARLY OFFSEASON EDITION ON AMAZON. USE THE LINK BELOW TO PURCHASE.*****
Having ceded catcher eligibility years ago, most of the fantasy baseball allure when it comes to slugging Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Carlos Santana has pretty much faded away with it. It is not that Santana can’t be a help but his power-centric game has lost quite a bit of value after the record-setting home runs that were hit around the game in 2017. Guys like Santana who can hit .260 with 25 home runs are a dime a dozen now and since the veteran has now lost both outfield and third base eligibility, there is not much that moves the fantasy baseball needle in looking ahead to 2018. Just a .249 career-hitter, Santana’s 23 home runs/90 runs scored/79 RBI in a massive 667 at-bats last season were the definition of mediocre by today’s standards. Overall Santana will likely be one of those boring veteran guys who are picked up and dropped numerous times during the upcoming season in your league which tells you how much of a bore he can be to own.
2018 PROJECTION: .265 26 HR 84 RBI 94 R 4 SB