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Johan Santana had an encouraging simulated game on Thursday, his fastball topped out at 87 mph.

Yes, Santana is progressing, but again, with diminished velocity and overall skills, how he's going to fare as a potential starter for the Orioles is tough to say. He's not someone worth stashing though. You'll simply have to wait and see how he fares if/when he gets called up. Personally, I don;t recommend him at ll and would stay far away from him even in deep AL-only play. There's still just too much working against him for me to think he'll be a productive fantasy player.ANALYST: Howard Bender
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