Carlos Santana went 2-for-4 with a double, a home run, two RBI, three runs scored and a walk against the White Sox on Friday.
It hasn't been the best of starts for Santana (.167 BA), but he has managed to be productive in the power categories (4 HR w/ 11 RBI) while he struggles out the gates. He has now gone 6-for-15 (.400 BA) over his last four games, a streak which features three multi-hit games, so it appears he is finally starting to heat up as the weather becomes increasingly warmer. Considering the lack of production at the catcher position outside of the top tier options, there is no reason to think Santana can't finish near the top of the power categories once he starts to show some consistency. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Jameis Winston is not expected to attend next month's NFL Draft.
Winston first stated that he wasn't going to attend the draft, but at his pro day today he said he was unsure. The chance remains that he could attend the draft, but its likely that he, nor Marcus Mariota will be in attendance for the draft. It makes sense that he stays in Alabama to watch the draft, because getting to Tampa Bay, his likely drafters, would be a rather easy drive/flight. April 30th is the date for the 2015 NFL Draft. Analysis: Colby Conway
Marcus Mariota does not plan on attending next month's NFL Draft.
It has been reported that Mariota is planning on watching the draft in Honolulu with his family. It's rare for expected to top picks to skip on all the festivities, but the top two quarterbacks could be doing so here in 2015. Jameis Winston might do the same thing, but he said today that he is still undecided. It's becoming more and more likely that Winston is the top pick, but Mariota's whereabouts are yet to be known. He has jumped all throughout the top 11 picks in the mocks, but we won't truly know until April 30 where he will be playing next year. Analysis: Colby Conway
Jake Smolinski has made the Rangers' Opening Day roster.
Although Ryan Rua was named the starter, Smolinski still broke camp with the Rangers. Smolinski is hitting .348 this spring and his eight extra base hits are tied for the team lead, with none other than Rua as his running mate. Smolinski is the team's fourth outfielder and will be a right handed bat off the bench. Analysis: Colby Conway
Chris Sale (foot) will pitch in a minor league game Wednesday.
Sale is hoping to return to the active roster by April 12, about a month and a half after fracturing a bone in his right foot. He is scheduled to throw 90 pitches in this minor league game and this will be a good indication as to if the April 12 return date is plausible. When he does return, he is expected to be the fantasy ace that everyone knows and loves. Analysis: Colby Conway