While I think we would all admit we did not think Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Domingo Santana was going to repeat his astounding 2017 season, when he homered 30 times and finished ahead of Cody Bellinger, Andrew Benintendi and Freddie Freeman on the Player Rater, along with every Brewer except their closer, we did not expect this. Santana is a bench player these days, and not a particularly good one, on pace for seven home runs. While it is true that inconsistent playing time thanks to offseason additions has played a role, the fact is Santana has not hit when given chances.
Still rostered in nearly 30 percent of ESPN standard leagues, it sure looks like Santana's 2018 season is not going to aid many fantasy managers, and those who annoyingly say "I told you so" could not have imagined things would get this bad. After all, Santana is on pace for nearly 500 plate appearances, which shows he does play. He just has not played well. By most every measure and especially fantasy value, Santana was better than Ryan Braun last season, and when the Brewers added outfielders Christian Yelich and Lorenzo Cain it seemed like Braun would handle first base, eliminating opportunity for Eric Thames and Jesus Aguilar.