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Danny Santana

27-Year-Old Outfielder – Atlanta Braves

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Santana cracked the Twins' Opening Day roster last year, but he hit just .200/.231/.360 over the first month and was ultimately designated for assignment. After the Braves scooped him up, Santana cont...

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: NO   BATS: B   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 150   DOB: 11/7/1990   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Agreed to a minor-league deal with the Braves in December of 2017.

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Santana was reassigned to minor-league camp and will begin the season with Triple-A Gwinnett.

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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 AAA GWI 5 19 18 4 9 1 1 0 0 4 2 0 1 3 0 0 0 .500 .526 .556 1.082
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 69 152 143 16 29 14 9 2 3 22 6 0 7 33 1 0 1 .203 .245 .357 .602
2017  (Multiple Teams) 26 MAJ MIN/ATL 82 178 168 19 34 16 10 2 4 23 7 0 8 41 1 0 1 .202 .243 .357 .600
2018 27 AAA GWI 32 137 132 21 34 18 10 3 5 14 5 1 3 36 0 2 0 .258 .270 .492 .762
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3-Year Averages     82 232 220 26 48 15 10 3 2 19 9 4 8 54 3 0 1 .218 .249 .318 .567
Career  (View All)     349 1,133 1,067 148 275 86 57 16 13 98 47 17 45 262 11 2 8 .258 .292 .378 .670

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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
Last 7 Games .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Danny Santana Minors Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF AVG OBP SLG OPS
May. 24 Durham 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400
May. 23 Durham 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 1.000 1.250
May. 23 Durham 3 2 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .667 .667 2.000 2.667
May. 21 Durham 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 1.000 1.250
May. 20 Toledo 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
May. 19 Toledo 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 1.000 1.250
May. 18 Toledo 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .200 .000 .200
May. 17 Columbus 5 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400
May. 16 Columbus 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
May. 15 Columbus 5 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .600 .600 .800 1.400
May. 13 Norfolk 5 2 3 2 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 .600 .600 1.400 2.000
May. 11 Norfolk 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .500 .667 1.167
May. 10 Charlotte 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .500 .750
May. 9 Charlotte 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .500 .750
May. 8 Charlotte 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400
May. 7 Charlotte 5 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .600 .600 .800 1.400
May. 6 Indianapols 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
May. 5 Indianapols 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
May. 4 Indianapols 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
May. 3 Indianapols 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
May. 2 Charlotte 4 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 1.250 1.750
May. 1 Charlotte 3 1 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 .667 .500 1.333 1.833
Apr. 30 Charlotte 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000
Last 7 Days 28 6 6 1 0 4 5 1 11 0 0 0 0 .214 .241 .679 .920
Last 14 Days 50 12 14 5 1 4 7 2 17 0 0 0 1 .280 .302 .660 .962
Last 30 Days 94 17 28 9 3 4 11 2 27 3 1 0 1 .298 .309 .585 .894

Danny Santana: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 8 5 48 38 3 9 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
2017 2 3
2018 6 24

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Danny Santana Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017394125.103.231.417
2016484031.146.208.404

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017129153212.233.395.657
20161852521111.265.357.658

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20177783142.247.429.704
201611110079.288.369.694

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20179111195.165.297.513
201612219273.197.287.525
Danny Santana vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Pitcher Team AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Eduardo Rodriguez BOS 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000

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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 AAA GWI 19 18 5.3% 15.8% 0.33 83% .600 .056
2017 26 MAJ MIN 26 25 3.8% 30.8% 0.13 68% .250 .160
2017 26 MAJ ATL 152 143 4.6% 21.7% 0.21 77% .243 .154
2017  (Multiple Teams) 26 MAJ MIN/ATL 178 168 4.5% 23% 0.20 76% .244 .155
2018 27 AAA GWI 137 132 2.2% 26.3% 0.08 73% .312 .234
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3-Year Averages     232 220 3.4% 23.3% 0.15 75% .280 .100
Career     1,133 1,067 4% 23.1% 0.17 75% .330 .120

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Danny Santana Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
2B 2016 9 -1 - -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 1 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 22.7 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3B 2016 10 1 - 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 1 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 23.7 -1 - -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
SS 2015 578.3 -15 34 -10 0 -3 -2 0 0 0 0 0
2016 24 1 - 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
LF 2016 127 -1 - -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 42 2 - 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 170 2 - 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CF 2015 27.3 1 - 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 324.3 -7 - -6 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 18 -2 - -1 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0
RF 2015 0.7 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 42 -1 - 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 16 0 - -1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 29.7 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

Santana is likely to make the Braves' Opening Day roster if Johan Camargo (back/oblique) is not ready to go in time, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

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Santana went 4-for-4 with a double, a solo home run and a second run scored in Monday's Grapefruit League game against the Pirates.

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Santana (quadriceps) will play left field and bat seventh for the club's Grapefruit League opener against the Mets on Friday.

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Santana (quadriceps) agreed to a minor-league deal with the Braves on Thursday, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports.

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The Braves declined to tender Santana (quadriceps) a contract for 2018, David O'Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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Santana (quadriceps) was reinstated from the 60-day DL on Friday.

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Santana (quad) was placed on the 60-day DL on Tuesday, David O'Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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Santana (quadriceps) will be activated from the 10-day disabled list Monday, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

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Santana (quadriceps) is aiming to return from the disabled list next week, David O'Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

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. However, his fielding proved inadequate at shortstop when pressed into regular duty. He struggles to make contact and doesn't walk. His .319 batting average in 2014 looks like a distant BABIP (.407) mirage. In the two seasons since, he has managed a combined .259 OBP in 525 plate appearances. He offers speed on the basepaths, but even that aspect of his game is trending in the wrong direction, as he was 12-for-21 (57 percent) on stolen-base attempts last season after swiping at a 78 percent clip in the previous two seasons. With Byron Buxton plugged in as the Twins' clear center fielder for the foreseeable future, Santana will have to attempt to make the team in a utility role. If he succeeds, his speed makes him worth an endgame play in AL-only leagues.

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.