8. Johan Santana
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: March 13, 1979 in Tovar, Me Venezuela
  • Weight: 210 lbs.
  • Height: 6'0"
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: L
  • Debut: April 03, 2000
  • Final Game: August 17, 2012
  • Cy Young Award - 2004
  • TSN All-Star - 2004
  • TSN Pitcher of the Year - 2004
  • Cy Young Award - 2006
  • Pitching Triple Crown - 2006
  • TSN Pitcher of the Year - 2006
  • Gold Glove - 2007
 
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During the mid-2000s a fair argument could be made that Johan Santana was the best pitcher in Baseball.  From 2004 to 2007, Santana would win two Cy Youngs and finish in the top five in voting in the other two.  He would win two ERA titles, three Strikeout titles, three FIP titles, four WHIP titles, and led in bWAR for Pitchers three times.  This was the player that during that time frame, opposing General Managers coveted and wanted to build their rotation around.

Santana may not have the tenure that other Twins hurlers have, but they didn’t have eras of dominance that Santana did.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Pitcher
  • Acquired: Traded from the Florida Marlins with Cash for Jared Camp 12/13/69.
  • Departed: Traded to the New York Mets for Carlos Gomez, Deolis Guerra, Philip Humber and Kevin Mulvey 2/2/08.
  • Games Played: 251
  • Notable Statistics: 93-44 Record
    175 Games Started
    3.22 ERA
    6 Complete Games
    1,308.2 Innings Pitched
    1,381 Strikeouts
    3.31 FIP
    1.094 WHIP
    36.0 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards: All Star (2005, 2006 & 2007)
    Cy Young Award (2004 & 2006)
    Gold Glove (2007)
    Highest bWAR for Pitchers (2004, 2005 & 2006)
    Lowest Earned Run Average (2004 & 2006)
    Most Wins (2006)
    Lowest WHIP (2004, 2005, 2006 & 2007)
    Lowest H/9 (2004, 2005 & 2006)
    Highest SO/9 (2004, 2005 & 2006)
    Most Strikeouts (2004, 2005 & 2006)
    Most Games Started (2006)
    Highest ERA+ (2004, 2005 & 2006)
    Lowest FIP (2004, 2005 & 2006)
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