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7/12/2007 01:43:00 PM
As most fantasy owners and baseball fans already know, Johan Santana is an absolute beast in the second half. As long as you get a halfway decent start from Santana before the All-Star break (and this year definitely counts), there's a good chance he can help you pull away down the stretch.
But just exactly how good is Santana? My colleague David Sabino crunched the numbers, and since Santana became a full-time starter in 2004, he's got a huge lead over the competition in second-half wins, winning percentage, strikeouts, opponents' batting average and ERA.
Here's the breakdown. Also note how good Jake Peavy has been in the second half.