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Danny Santana

26-Year-Old Outfielder – Atlanta Braves

2017 Stats

AVG

.229

HR

3

RBI

15

R

11

SB

1

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Santana filled a utility role last season after failing to win the starting shortstop job in 2015. He profiles best as a center fielder due to his speed but can play three infield positions in a pinch...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: B   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 185   DOB: 11/7/1990   BORN: Monte Plata, DR   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: By MIN In 2007  

June 10, 2017  –  Danny Santana News

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Santana went 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in Friday's win over the Mets.

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Danny Santana Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2010 19 R ELI 30 144 140 23 37 13 8 1 4 16 5 4 3 30 0 0 1 .264 .285 .421 .706
2010 19 A BEL 40 144 130 14 31 7 4 3 0 11 10 4 7 40 2 2 3 .238 .289 .315 .604
2011 20 A BEL 104 409 365 55 91 27 15 5 7 41 24 15 25 98 10 5 4 .249 .301 .375 .676
2012 21 A+ FOR 121 547 507 70 145 38 21 9 8 60 17 11 29 77 3 3 5 .286 .329 .410 .739
2013 22 AA NEW 131 587 539 66 160 34 22 10 2 45 30 13 24 94 11 5 8 .297 .333 .386 .719
2014 23 A+ FOR 3 12 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 .000 .083 .000 .083
2014 23 AAA ROC 24 105 97 15 26 9 7 2 0 7 4 1 6 28 2 0 0 .268 .311 .381 .692
2014 23 MAJ MIN 101 430 405 70 129 41 27 7 7 40 20 4 19 98 2 1 3 .319 .353 .472 .825
2015 24 AAA ROC 35 162 152 24 49 17 10 4 3 15 6 3 7 25 1 2 0 .322 .348 .500 .848
2015 24 MAJ MIN 91 277 261 30 56 15 10 5 0 21 8 4 6 68 7 0 3 .215 .241 .291 .532
2016 25 A+ FOR 3 10 10 2 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 .200 .200 .500 .700
2016 25 AAA ROC 3 11 11 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 .364 .364 .364 .728
2016 25 MAJ MIN 75 248 233 29 56 14 10 2 2 14 12 9 12 55 1 1 1 .240 .279 .326 .605
2017 26 MAJ MIN 13 26 25 3 5 2 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 8 0 0 0 .200 .231 .360 .591
2017 26 MAJ ATL 33 76 71 8 17 9 6 1 2 14 0 0 4 18 0 0 1 .239 .289 .437 .726
2017  (Multiple Teams) 26 MAJ MIN/ATL 46 102 96 11 22 11 7 1 3 15 1 0 5 26 0 0 1 .229 .275 .417 .691
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3-Year Averages     89 316 299 43 80 22 15 4 3 25 13 5 12 73 3 0 2 .268 .300 .375 .675
Career  (View All)     313 1,057 995 140 263 81 54 15 12 90 41 17 42 247 10 2 8 .264 .299 .385 .684

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Games By Position

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Danny Santana Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Games To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jun. 24 Mil Did not play.
Jun. 23 Mil 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .239 .289 .437 .726
Jun. 22 SF 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .292 .456 .748
Jun. 21 SF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .242 .286 .455 .741
Jun. 20 SF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .242 .286 .455 .741
Jun. 19 SF 1 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .290 .462 .752
Jun. 18 Mia Did not play.
Jun. 17 Mia 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .234 .279 .406 .685
Jun. 16 Mia 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .220 .270 .407 .677
Jun. 14 @Was 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .232 .283 .429 .712
Jun. 13 @Was Did not play.
Jun. 12 @Was 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .222 .263 .426 .689
Jun. 11 NYM 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .250 .426 .676
Jun. 10 NYM 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .226 .255 .434 .689
Jun. 10 NYM 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .275 .469 .744
Jun. 9 NYM 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .239 .271 .478 .749
Jun. 8 Phi Did not play.
Jun. 7 Phi 1 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .209 .227 .465 .692
Jun. 6 Phi Did not play.
Jun. 5 Phi 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .190 .209 .429 .638
Jun. 4 @Cin 5 3 4 2 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .220 .450 .670
Jun. 3 @Cin 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .114 .139 .257 .396
Jun. 2 @Cin Did not play.
May. 31 @LAA Did not play.
May. 30 @LAA 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .118 .143 .265 .408
May. 29 @LAA 4 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .129 .156 .290 .446
May. 28 @SF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .111 .143 .259 .402
May. 27 @SF 4 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .115 .148 .269 .417
May. 26 @SF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .091 .130 .182 .312
May. 25 Pit 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .095 .136 .190 .326
Last 7 Games 7 2 2 0 0 1 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .375 .714 1.089
Last 14 Games 22 2 5 0 0 1 5 2 8 0 0 1 0 1 .227 .320 .364 .684
Last 30 Games 53 8 16 5 1 2 13 3 14 0 0 1 0 1 .302 .351 .547 .898

Danny Santana: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 6 4 24 17 2 6 2
2016 3 1 3 61 17 40 6 3
2015 66 5 5 1 5
2014 34 69 69 3

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Danny Santana: Minor League Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 30 2

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Danny Santana Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017242120.083.250.404
2016484031.146.208.404
20157513041.253.333.624

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20177292131.278.472.788
20161852521111.265.357.658
2015186170177.199.274.494

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017557280.273.455.765
201611110079.288.369.694
2015134180153.246.336.593

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017414171.171.366.593
201612219273.197.287.525
201512712065.181.244.468
Danny Santana Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2010 19 R ELI 144 140 2.1% 20.8% 0.10 79% .311 .157
2010 19 A BEL 144 130 4.9% 27.8% 0.18 69% .337 .077
2011 20 A BEL 409 365 6.1% 24% 0.26 73% .317 .126
2012 21 A+ FOR 547 507 5.3% 14.1% 0.38 85% .322 .124
2013 22 AA NEW 587 539 4.1% 16% 0.26 83% .353 .089
2014 23 A+ FOR 12 11 8.3% 25% 0.33 73% .000 .000
2014 23 AAA ROC 105 97 5.7% 26.7% 0.21 71% .377 .113
2014 23 MAJ MIN 430 405 4.4% 22.8% 0.19 76% .405 .153
2015 24 AAA ROC 162 152 4.3% 15.4% 0.28 84% .365 .178
2015 24 MAJ MIN 277 261 2.2% 24.5% 0.09 74% .290 .076
2016 25 A+ FOR 10 10 0% 20% 0.00 80% .143 .300
2016 25 AAA ROC 11 11 0% 18.2% 0.00 82% .444 .000
2016 25 MAJ MIN 248 233 4.8% 22.2% 0.22 76% .305 .086
2017 26 MAJ MIN 26 25 3.8% 30.8% 0.13 68% .250 .160
2017 26 MAJ ATL 76 71 5.3% 23.7% 0.22 75% .294 .198
2017  (Multiple Teams) 26 MAJ MIN/ATL 102 96 4.9% 25.5% 0.19 73% .284 .188
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3-Year Averages     316 299 3.8% 23.1% 0.16 76% .345 .107
Career     1,057 995 4% 23.4% 0.17 75% .340 .121

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Danny Santana Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 SS 578.3 -12 152 -11 -1 0 309 -1 116 -1 -2 0 -9
2015 CF 27.3 1 7 1 1 1 0 4 0
2015 RF 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2016 2B 9 -1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 -1 0
2016 3B 10 1 3 1 0 1 10 1 7 1 0 1 -1
2016 SS 24 1 4 1 0 0 16 1 2 0 0 0 0
2016 LF 127 -2 25 -1 -2 48 -1 34 0
2016 CF 324.3 -12 112 -7 -12 183 -2 56 0
2016 RF 42 -1 7 0 -1 17 -1 10 -1
2017 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 LF 42 2 10 1 2 33 1 9 1
2017 RF 16 -1 7 -1 -1 8 -1 6 0
2017 2B 19.7 0 4 -1 1 0 12 -1 5 0 0 0 -1
2017 3B 18.7 1 1 1 0 1 11 0 5 0 0 1 0
2017 LF 63 1 11 1 1 37 0 23 0
2017 CF 10 -1 2 -1 -1 10 -1 3 0
2017 RF 19.3 1 3 1 1 1 0 7 1
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 SS 0 -2 -3 -10 0 -15
2015 CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
2015 RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 2B 0 0 0 -1 0 -1
2016 3B 0 0 0 1 0 1
2016 SS 0 0 0 1 0 1
2016 LF 1 -1 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 0 -1
2016 CF -3 0 -5 0 0 0 -1 -6 0 -7
2016 RF 0 0 -1 0 0 -1 0 0 0 -1
2017 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 LF 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2
2017 RF 0 0 -1 0 0 0 1 -1 0 0
2017 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 LF 0 0 1 0 0 -1 0 1 0 0
2017 CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 -1 0 -2
2017 RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2017 Stat Review for Danny Santana    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.19 BB/K
TERRIBLE
4.9% BB Rate
POOR
25.5% K Rate
POOR
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.691 OPS
POOR
.275 OBP
TERRIBLE
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.229 AVG
TERRIBLE
.284 BABIP
LOW
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.417 SLG
WEAK
.188 ISO
GOOD

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Danny Santana: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Santana went 4-for-5 with a two-run home run, two doubles, three RBI and three runs during Sunday's win over Cincinnati.

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Santana went 1-for-4 with a two-run double in Monday's 6-3 win over the Angels.

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Santana was acquired by Atlanta from Minnesota in exchange for relief pitcher Kevin Chapman on Monday, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

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Santana was designated for assignment by the Twins on Friday, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

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Santana went 1-for-3 and scored his first run of the season during Saturday's win over the White Sox.

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Santana has made Minnesota's final 25-man roster as a utility player, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Santana started at second base and went 2-for-6 in Sunday's win over Boston. He's hitting .275 (11-for-40) with a home run this spring.

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Santana (shoulder) has been participating in drills early in spring training, MLB.com reports.

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Santana (shoulder) was transferred to the 60-day DL on Tuesday, Brandon Warne of Cold Omaha reports.

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Santana has been diagnosed with a Grade 2 shoulder sprain and will likely miss the rest of the season, MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

Santana began last season as Minnesota's starting shortstop, but struggled both at the plate (.541 OPS) and in the field (16 errors), resulting in a demotion to the minors in July. He bounced back to hit .322/.348/.500 at Triple-A in August before filling a minor bench role with the Twins in September. Santana hit .319 in 2014, but that seemed fluky even as it was happening. After Santana spent 2014 mostly in center field, the Twins were determined to move him back to shortstop, but he's graded out poorly at the position by nearly all defensive metrics the past two seasons. His future may be as a utility player and he'll likely compete for a bench role this spring. Santana offers speed for fantasy purposes and could bounce back as he's just 24, but he needs to make better contact and learn to draw walks to have any chance at finding a regular role.

2015

Santana made quite the impression with a blistering rookie season and may become a cornerstone of Minnesota's rebuilding effort. The Twins aggressively promoted Santana in May after just 24 games at Triple-A. Once in the majors, he was given a shot at the starting center field job despite never regularly playing the position, with the Twins desperate for production. Santana took advantage of the opportunity, hitting .328 in his first month, and never slowed down (.314/.346/.483 in the second half). He was erratic in the outfield as he learned the position, but he showed outstanding range, a product of his excellent speed. It's not clear if he'll remain in the outfield, as the Twins still gave him occasional starts at shortstop and are contemplating moving him there permanently this spring. Santana's got a strong arm and good quickness, but it's not clear if he has the consistency to hold the job given his many errors at the position in the minors (36 errors in 2013). However, his 34 games played at shortstop likely qualify him as a shortstop in most formats, increasing his fantasy value. It's not clear he can sustain his level of success at the plate given that he had a low walk rate (4.4%), a high BABIP (.407) and with his major league success exceeding anything he did in the minors. But it's also possible he's just coming into his own at age 23 and could improve. Wherever he plays in 2015, his infield eligibility and speed on the base paths will make him a top fantasy option at shortstop.

2014

Santana hit .297/.333/.386 last season for Double-A New Britain and may have put himself in position to reach the majors in 2014. Santana has good speed (30 stolen bases) and a strong arm, but he makes too many mistakes (36 errors) and doesn't draw walks. He doesn't strike out much and makes good contact, however. A strong start at Triple-A could see him called up for a utility role and the lack of top middle-infield prospects in the Twins organization could give him a shot at a larger role.