Danny Santana Boston Red Sox Utility

       
 
Age: 30
Born: November 7, 1990
Birthplace: Monte Plata, DR
Height: 5-11
Weight: 195
Bats: Both
Throws: Right
   
Drafted: Not draft eligible
How Acquired: Minor league free agent
(March 2021)
   
   
   

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First Pro Contract: December 15, 2007 (MIN)
Signing Scout: Fred Guerrero
Signing Bonus: N/A
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: N/A
MLFA Eligible: N/A
   
Pro Debut: May 31, 2008 (DSL)
Added to 40-man: May 21, 2021 (BOS)
MLB Debut: May 5, 2014 (MIN)
Service Time (1/21): 5 years, 140 days
Options Remaining: 0 (2013, 2014, 2015)
Contract (2021): $1,750,000
   
Twitter: @DannySantana39
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  Physical Description: Filled-out, compact build. Athletic and strong.

Hit: Fringe-average hit tool that has flashed average or better potential on occasion. High strikeout rate. Overly agressive, lacks patience. Switch hitter.

Power: Average power to the gaps but flashed plus power potential in 2019.

Run: Above-average runner. Stolen bases are not a big part of his game.

Field: Super utility player capabale of playing all infield and outfield positions. Has plus defensive potential, but shows lapses in concentration, leading to being error prone. Plus range.
  Arm: Plus arm.

Career Notes:
Climbed the ladder as a top prospect in the Twins' system. Finished 7th in AL Rookie of the Year voting in 2014. Traded to Atlanta in 2017 for Kevin Chapman.

Summation: Major league caliber utility player. Impact starter potential if he can return to his 2019 form.

Note: This page will be updated after the scouting team has seen the player in person.

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    Hitting Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb bb so sb cs avg obp slg ops
2008 DSL Twins DSL Rk Min 17 51 190 37 52 6 10 1 27 81 20 38 15 4 0.274 0.343 0.426 0.769
  2009 GCL Twins GCL Rk Min 18 44 170 30 45 7 5 3 25 71 8 27 12 1 0.265 0.302 0.418 0.720
  2010 Elizabethton Twins App Rk Min 19 30 140 23 37 8 1 4 16 59 3 30 5 4 0.264 0.285 0.421 0.706
  2010 Beloit Snappers Midw A Min 19 40 130 14 31 4 3 0 11 41 7 40 10 4 0.238 0.289 0.315 0.604
  2011 Beloit Snappers Midw A Min 20 104 365 55 90 15 5 7 41 136 25 98 24 15 0.247 0.298 0.373 0.671
  2012 Fort Myers Miracle FSL A+ Min 21 121 507 70 145 21 9 8 60 208 29 77 17 11 0.286 0.329 0.410 0.739
  2013 New Britain Rock Cats East AA Min 22 131 539 66 160 22 10 2 45 208 24 94 30 13 0.297 0.333 0.386 0.719
  2014 Fort Myers Miracle FSL A+ Min 23 3 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 0 0.000 0.083 0.000 0.083
2014 Rochester Red Wings IL AAA Min 23 24 97 15 26 7 2 0 7 37 6 28 4 1 0.268 0.311 0.381 0.692
  2014 Minnesota Twins AL MLB Min 23 101 405 70 129 27 7 7 40 191 19 98 20 4 0.319 0.353 0.472 0.825
  2015 Rochester Red Wings IL AAA Min 24 35 152 24 49 10 4 3 15 76 7 25 6 3 0.322 0.348 0.500 0.848
  2015 Minnesota Twins AL MLB Min 24 91 261 30 56 10 5 0 21 76 6 68 8 4 0.215 0.241 0.291 0.532
  2016 Fort Myers Miracle FSL A+ Min 25 3 10 2 2 0 0 1 1 5 0 2 1 0 0.200 0.200 0.500 0.700
  2016 Rochester Red Wings IL AAA Min 25 3 11 3 4 0 0 0 0 4 0 2 1 0 0.364 0.364 0.364 0.728
  2016 Minnesota Twins AL MLB Min 25 75 233 29 56 10 2 2 14 76 12 55 12 9 0.240 0.279 0.326 0.605
  2017 Minnesota Twins AL MLB Min 26 13 25 3 5 1 0 1 1 9 1 8 1 0 0.200 0.231 0.360 0.591
  2017 Gwinnett Braves IL AAA Atl 26 5 18 4 9 1 0 0 4 10 1 3 2 0 0.500 0.526 0.556 1.082
  2017 Atlanta Braves NL MLB Atl 26 69 143 16 29 9 2 3 22 51 7 33 6 0 0.203 0.245 0.357 0.602
2018 Gwinnett Stripers IL AAA Atl 27 82 322 57 85 21 3 16 40 160 15 80 12 5 0.264 0.294 0.497 0.791
  2018 Atlanta Braves NL MLB Atl 27 15 28 4 5 3 0 0 2 8 3 11 1 1 0.179 0.281 0.286 0.567
  2019 Nashville Sounds PCL AAA Tex 28 9 35 4 12 4 1 0 6 18 4 10 1 1 0.343 0.425 0.514 0.939
  2019 Texas Rangers AL MLB Tex 28 130 474 81 134 23 6 28 81 253 25 151 21 6 0.283 0.324 0.534 0.858
  2020 Texas Rangers AL MLB Tex 29 15 55 6 8 4 0 1 7 15 7 24 2 0 0.145 0.238 0.273 0.511
  2021 Greenville HAE A+ Bos 30 3 10 2 4 1 0 1 2 8 0 3 0 0 0.400 0.364 0.800 1.164
  2021 Portland DNE AAA Bos 30                                  
  2021 Worcester TAE MLB Bos 30                                  
  2021 Boston AL MLB Bos 30                                  
   
     
    2022 Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb bb so sb cs avg obp slg ops
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  Awards   SoxProspects.com Awards  
  2013 Eastern League Season-End All-Star
American League Player ofthe Week (Aug. 25-31, 2014)
2014 Minnesota Twins Outstanding Rookie
International League Player of the Week (May 21-27, 2018)
Texas Rangers MVP (2019)
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