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46 Santiago Casilla RP
Height/Weight: 6-0/210 | Birthdate: 7/25/1980 | Birthplace: San Cristobal, DR | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: San Francisco | College: No College | MLB Experience: 11 | Salary: $4,166,667 | Owned/Started%: 50/38 | Average Draft Position: 300.43
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Santiago Casilla, Sergio Romo to share closer duties moving forward


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/31/2014) Giants manager Bruce Bochy told reporters that relievers Santiago Casilla and Sergio Romo will be sharing the closer duties for now, the Bay Area News Group reports.

Casilla coughed up a run despite getting the save Saturday night. He owns a 1.82 ERA and a 0.93 WHIP over 49 1/3 innings of relief. Romo struck out the only batter he faced before Casilla entered the game Saturday. He owns a 3.96 ERA and a 0.96 WHIP over 50 innings of work.

Santiago Casilla escapes shaky outing with the save


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/31/2014) Giants reliever Santiago Casilla may have lost his grip on the closer role despite getting the save Saturday night against the Brewers.

Casilla allowed a run scoring single to Ryan Braun in the ninth inning. He was charged with one run on two hits and no walks over one inning of work. He has converted 13 of 17 save chances, with a 1.82 ERA and a 0.93 WHIP over 49 1/3 innings of relief.


Santiago Casilla saves No. 12 Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/28/2014) Giants reliever Santiago Casilla saved his 12th game Thursday.

Casilla entered with a three-run lead and easily shut the door. After giving up a walk to the leadoff man, Casilla settled in. He set the next three hitters down in order, picking up the save. He lowered his ERA to 1.68 following the outing. 


Santiago Casilla blows save, picks up win Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/28/2014) Giants closer Santiago Casilla blews a save opportunity Wednesday, giving up one earned run on one hit and one walk in one inning, but he still managed to pick up a win in his team's 4-2 victory over the Rockies.

Casilla (2-3) threw just five of his 15 pitches for strikes Wednesday, and a Justin Morneau double brought home a run and cost the closer a save. He owns a 1.71 ERA, 0.91 WHIP and 39:14 K:BB ratio in 47 1/3 innings.


Santiago Casilla closes out Cubs


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/22/2014) Giants reliever Santiago Casilla struck out two and worked past a hit for the save Thursday night against the Cubs. He needed only 15 pitches to complete a scoreless inning. He has converted 11 of 14 save chances, with a 1.59 ERA and a 0.90 WHIP over 45 1/3 innings of relief.

Santiago Casilla slams door shut on Phillies


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/17/2014) Giants reliever Santiago Casilla struck out two and needed only 14 pitches to complete a 1-2-3 ninth inning for the save Sunday against the Phillies. He has converted 10 of 13 save opportunities, with a 1.62 ERA and a 0.90 WHIP over 44 1/3 innings of relief.

Santiago Casilla saddled with another loss


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/16/2014) Giants reliever Santiago Casilla dropped his second decision in a row Friday, as he could not hold off the Phillies in a 5-3 loss in 10 innings.

Casilla got the final two outs of the ninth inning despite allowing a walk, but allowed a leadoff double in the 10th before being pulled from the game. The Phillies brought that runner around to score, giving them the win and saddling Casilla with his second loss this week.

Casilla was charged with one run on one hit and one walk in two-thirds of an inning, dropping his third decision of the season. He is 1-3 with nine saves in 12 chances, to go with a 1.66 ERA in 43 1/3 innings of work. 


Santiago Casilla takes loss vs. White Sox


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/13/2014) Giants pitcher Santiago Casilla took a loss Tuesday, giving up one earned run on two hits and one walk in one inning while striking out two in his team's 3-2, 10-inning defeat against the White Sox.

Casilla (1-2) gave up a run in a nonsave situation for the second straight outing Tuesday, getting an out at home on a fielder's choice with runners on second and third for the second out of the inning before surrendering the decisive RBI single. Casilla owns a 1.48 ERA, 0.89 WHIP and 34:12 K:BB ratio in 42 2/3 innings.


Santiago Casilla slams door shut on Mets


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/4/2014) Giants closer Santiago Casilla struck out one and needed 11 pitches to slam the door shut on the Mets Monday afternoon for the save. It was his first 1-2-3 inning pitched since July 13. Since July 5, he has converted all eight of save opportunities, with a 0.96 ERA over 9 1/3 innings.

Santiago Casilla delivers eighth save Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/30/2014) Giants closer Santiago Casilla picked up his eighth save Wednesday, giving up one hit and striking out one in a scoreless ninth inning to finish off his team's 7-5 win over the Pirates.

Casilla hadn't pitched in a week after giving up a run in a successful save conversion, but he didn't appear thrown off by the long rest, throwing 10 of his 14 pitches for strikes. He owns a 1.13 ERA and 29:11 K:BB ratio in 39 2/3 innings.


Santiago Casilla earns seventh save Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2014) Giants closer Santiago Casilla locked up his seventh save Wednesday, giving up one earned run on two hits in his team's 3-1 win over the Phillies.

Casilla surrendered a one-out double before giving up an RBI single with two outs, but he retired the following batter to finish off the win. He has successfully converted all seven of his save opportunities in July. Casilla owns a 1.16 ERA, 0.85 WHIP and 28:11 K:BB ratio in 38 2/3 innings.


Santiago Casilla slams door shut on Phillies


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/21/2014) Giants closer Santiago Casilla worked his way past a hit and needed only 16 innings to secure a scoreless frame to close out 7-4 win over Philadelphia. Casilla has converted six of nine save chances, with a 0.98 ERA, 0.82 WHIP and 27:10 K:BB ratio in 36 2/3 innings.

Santiago Casilla picks up one-out save Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/19/2014) Giants closer Santiago Casilla gave up one hit but retired the second batter he faced Saturday to pick up his fifth save in his team's 5-3 win over the Marlins.

Casilla was summoned to get the final out Saturday up three runs with a man on second, and though the run scored on a single after a wild pitch, he finished off the win to entrench himself further in the closer role. Casilla owns a 1.01 ERA, 0.81 WHIP and 27:10 K:BB ratio in 35 2/3 innings.


Santiago Casilla earns fourth save Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/10/2014) Giants closer Santiago Casilla secured his fourth save Wednesday, striking out one in a 1-2-3 ninth inning to finish off his team's 5-2 win over the A's.

Casilla has given up one walk and no hits in three appearances since taking over the closer role, striking out four during that stretch. He hasn't allowed a run in his last 10 2/3 innings. Casilla owns a 1.05 ERA, 0.82 WHIP and 25:10 K:BB ratio in 34 1/3 innings.


Assessing Santiago Casilla's job security


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/7/2014) So Bruce Bochy named Santiago Casilla the Giants closer Monday, and no doubt, Fantasy owners thank him for it. As far as they're concerned, the only thing worse than an unreliable closer is an uncertain one.

But of course, not all closers are created equal, and while Casilla has experience in the role, having recorded 25 saves in 2012, and has thrived with a 1.08 ERA and 0.84 WHIP in 29 appearances this season, I don't know that you can assume he inherits all of Sergio Romo's former value.

For one thing, Romo is still in the picture, and even with his poor numbers this season, he still has a more impressive track record than Casilla. Since the start of 2010, which is the same year Casilla came over to the Giants and became the pitcher he is today, Romo has a 2.46 ERA, 0.93 WHIP and 10.0 strikeouts per nine innings compared to Casilla's 2.06, 1.16 and 7.7. Plus, consider how quickly everything can change for a pitcher in this role. Less than a month ago, Romo had a 3.00 ERA and nobody even dreamed he'd be where he is now. If he stops serving up so many home runs with his move to middle relief, an untimely blown save for Casilla could easily prompt another change even if he proves to be mostly effective in the role.

Because he lacks strikeout ability, I'd say Casilla's best-case scenario is somewhere in the Mark Melancon range, which isn't bad. That's top-15 potential. If that's the best-case scenario, though, and the worst is him forfeiting the job back to Romo, I'm keeping him behind Zach Britton and Cody Allen in my rankings. I'd say he has more job security than Joe Smith and certainly more than Hector Rondon or Jenrry Mejia, but I'll stay cautious with him for now.


Santiago Casilla earns closer job with Giants


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/7/2014) The bullpen-by-committed declared by Bruce Bochy after Sergio Romo was removed from the closer role is no longer a bullpen-by-committee for the Giants. Santiago Casilla has taken the job and run with it.

"I think it's fair to say right now," Bochy told the San Francisco Chronicle.

Casilla has two saves in his last two appearances. He has given up just one hit and fanned three in two shutout innings.

"He's got closer stuff," said left-handed specialist Jeremy Affeldt. "Romo has done such a great job for us the last few years. They flip-flopped them or whatever. That's the good thing about this pen. Several of us have closed before. It's not a downgrade in closers or a panic thing."


Santiago Casilla tosses perfect frame for the save vs. Padres


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2014) Giants reliever Santiago Casilla struck out one in a perfect ninth inning to lock down a 5-3 win and the save Sunday against the Padres. Casilla has three saves on the season, and owns a 1.08 ERA and a 0.84 WHIP over 33 1/3 innings of relief.

Santiago Casilla notches the save vs. Padres in extras


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/5/2014) Giants reliever Santiago Casilla notched his second save of the season Saturday night against the Padres in San Diego.

Casilla struck out two and worked his way past a walk in a scoreless 10th inning for the save. He owns a 1.11 ERA and a 0.87 WHIP over 32 1/3 innings of relief.

Giants going to closer-by-committee approach


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/29/2014) Giants manager Bruce Bochy announced Sunday he's removing Sergio Romo from the full-time closer's role for the time being. Bochy said he will go to a closer-by-committe approach, which will consist of Jeremy Affeldt, Santiago Casilla and Romo, who will also work in a setup role.

"I think it's time we tweak it a little bit," Bochy said, per MLB.com. "He [Romo] has done a great job. It's fair to say he's having his struggles. We think we can help him late in the ballgame. He'll still be part of the mix, so we're going to back him off a little bit and do it by committee."

Bochy is hoping this move will get Romo back on track.

"He's done that (setup role) before, he's done a great job at it and I think he'll do a great job wherever we use him," Bochy said. "He's fine with it right now. How long this committee thing goes, I can't tell you, but hopefully it gets him going."


Giants activate Santiago Casilla, send down George Kontos


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/15/2014) The Giants optioned pitcher George Kontos back down to Triple-A Fresno and reinstated reliever Santiago Casilla from the 15-day disabled list, the San Francisco Chronicle reports Sunday.

Santiago Casilla expected back for Tuesday's game


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/15/2014) Giants manager Bruce Bochy said reliever Santiago Casilla (hamstring) will be activated off the 15-day disabled list in time for Tuesday's game against the White Sox. A move to clear a roster spot is expected Sunday.

Giants may bring Santiago Casilla back sooner


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/13/2014) The Giants are considering a quicker return for reliever Santiago Casilla after his first rehab outing on Thursday, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Casilla struck out the side in his lone inning of work with Class A San Jose.

Casilla is scheduled to pitch two innings on Saturday, if he is not reinstated sooner than planned. The right-hander has been sidelined since May 22 because of a hamstring injury.

Santiago Casilla Ks the side in first rehab work


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/13/2014) Giants reliever Santiago Casilla looked sharp in his first minor-league rehab assignment with Class A San Jose Thursday night. Casilla got the start and struck out the side for his lone inning of work in his first game action since suffering a hamstring injury on May 22. 

Santago Casilla declares himself ready, but rehab likely on tap


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/10/2014) Giants reliever Santiago Casilla worked his way through pitcher's fielding practice Tuesday, and could be on the verge of returning from a hamstring injury.

Casilla declared himself ready to return from the disabled list, and the San Francisco Chronicle reports he believes he can return without the benefit of a minor-league rehab assignment. However, when asked whether the training staff is likely to agree, Casilla did not seem optimistic.

"I don't think so," he said.

Casilla has been out almost exactly three weeks, and is likely to need a few appearances in the minors before he returns from the DL. 


Santiago Casilla to begin rehab assignment by Thursday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/9/2014) Giants pitcher Santiago Casilla will begin a rehab assignment with Class A San Jose on Wednesday or Thursday, Comcast SportsNet Bay Area reports.

Casilla is scheduled to take part in fielding drills Tuesday before beginning his rehab assignment later this week. He's been sidelined since May 21 with a hamstring injury.