Carlos Santana turns 33 today

and has accumulated 26 bWAR since starting his career in 2010. For perspective, there is not a single Dodger position player who has accumulated at least 25 bWAR since 2010.  Only 46 MLB players have accumulated as much as 25 bWAR since 2010, and nine of them were 1st baseman.

Here is the list of Dodgers by bWAR since Carlos Santana started his career in 2010.

Player              WAR/pos From   To   Age   PA         Pos
Carlos Santana      26.0    2010 2019 24-33 5496   *32D/5H97
Justin Turner          23.3 2014 2019 29-34 2399    *5/H463D
Yasiel Puig            18.6 2013 2018 22-27 2765     *9/8H7D
Corey Seager           13.7 2015 2019 21-25 1572      *6/H5D
Adrian Gonzalez        13.3 2012 2017 30-35 2986       *3/HD
Matt Kemp              12.6 2010 2018 25-33 3201     *879/HD
Andre Ethier           12.5 2010 2017 28-35 3196    *98H/7D3
Hanley Ramirez          9.7 2012 2014 28-30 1120      *6/H5D
Yasmani Grandal         9.6 2015 2018 26-29 1883       *2/H3
Chris Taylor            8.8 2016 2019 25-28 1263     6/87H45
Cody Bellinger          8.3 2017 2019 21-23 1227    *3/87H9D
A.J. Ellis              8.1 2010 2016 29-35 1909        *2/H
Joc Pederson            7.5 2014 2019 22-27 1901      *87/H9
Juan Uribe              7.5 2011 2015 32-36 1391     *5/H463
Enrique Hernandez       6.0 2015 2019 23-27 1304 H87/46953D1
Mark Ellis              5.6 2012 2013 35-36  944       *4/H5

Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 4/8/2019.

Not on the list above. Casey Blake.

Imagine a Dodger team that didn’t trade Carlos Santana, that instead had him as a 1st Baseman in 2013 and never had to make the trade for Adrian Gonzalez and take on the salaries of Adrian/Crawford/Beckett and could have spent that 70 Million on something the team needed? Carlos was the equal of Adrian during the Adrian run and is still ticking while Adrian stopped being productive two years ago.

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