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Carlos Santana went 1-for-5 with a home run, two RBI and a run scored against the Yankees on Thursday.
Santana has now hit safely in seven of his last eight games as he continues an uphill battle to get back to a respectable batting average. He is now slashing .208/.349/.391 with 14 home runs and 36 RBI through 289 at-bats and remains a solid source of power form the catcher position, at least for the rest of this season. However, if his production doesn't improve in 2015 and he loses his catcher eligibility, he may find himself on the waiver wire outside of deep league formats, even if his power remains consistent. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Marc Krauss went 1-for-4 with a solo home run on Thursday in Toronto.
Krauss is hitting only .150 with a .350 slugging percentage after launching his first home run of the season. It was just his seventh game of the season, but there’s no doubt he’ll need to cut down on the strikeouts if he’s ever going to be able to showcase the decent pop he has. The left-handed hitter was called up from AAA to try and infuse some offense in Anaheim and was slugging .639 over his past 10 games. With Matt Joyce really struggling, expect Krauss to steal some of his at-bats over the next few weeks. Analysis: Kevin Luchansky