Carlos Santana is a Dominican-American professional baseball designated hitter and first baseman for the Kansas City Royals of Major League Baseball (MLB).
He made his MLB debut with the Cleveland Indians on June 11, 2010, and also played the 2018 season with the Philadelphia Phillies.
Carlos suffered his first injury as a baseball player in 2010, ending his rookie season.
When he dislocated his left knee while guarding home plate against Boston Red Sox base runner Ryan Kalish during a game at Fenway Park, he was unable to leave the field and had to be taken out.
Santana quickly healed and returned the next year with a fantastic performance that included his maiden major league grand slam.
The Detroit Tigers were defeated in a game that concluded in a 9-5 tie after a walk-off victory.
Santana finished the year with 27 home runs and 66 games at first base, which was a great way to close the year. He also had 79 runs batted in, 35 doubles, and 97 walks.
He hit 25 home runs, 35 doubles, and walked 97 times. He hit 25 home runs, 35 doubles, and walked 90 times as well.
Is Carlos Santana A Good Baseball Player?
Looking at his career statistics, one can conclude that Carlos Santana is a good baseball player.
Santana’s hitting average has always been a question mark, as he’s only hit.260 or better in three of his 12 major-league seasons.
Santana is usually more consistent when it comes to plate discipline, hence, he was named California League Most Valuable Player (MVP).