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Santana already making headlines in Columbus

By sstorm Published: April 12, 2010

Indians top prospect, catcher Carlos Santana, is living up to the hype so far in his Triple-A debut, being named the season's first International League Batter of the Week Monday.

Santana is batting .438 through his first four games and leads the International League in several catagories: home runs (four), RBI (eight), extra-base hits (six), slugging percentage (1.313), and total bases (21).

With the 24-year-old Santana leading the way, the Clippers have already scored 41 runs in their first four games. On Opening Night at Huntington Park, Santana homored twice and collected four hits and four RBI in a 17-4 defeat of Indianapolis. Santana followed that effort with another long ball and three RBI the next night, plus a solo homer in the series finale Sunday afternoon.

Santana is the first catcher to be named an IL Batter of the Week since Richmond’s Corky Miller claimed the honor in August of 2008. However, the last Clippers catcher to be honored was Izzy Molina in May of 1999.

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