Danny Santana
Danny Santana
28-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Texas Rangers
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Rangers in December of 2018.
Pops first homer
OFTexas Rangers
April 19, 2019
Santana went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's 7-2 loss to the Astros.
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The switch hitter continues to make a good impression on Texas, slashing .278/.278/.611 in five games since his addition to the roster, although Friday's homer was his first. Even after Rougned Odor (knee) gets healthy and reclaims the starting second base job, Santana could well stick around in a utility role.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+45%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
+188%
OPS vs RHP
2018
 
 
+52%
OPS vs LHP
2017
 
 
+58%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .469 54 7 1 3 6 .122 .204 .265
Since 2017vs Right .679 183 22 4 27 5 .237 .275 .405
2019vs Left .333 3 1 0 0 0 .000 .333 .000
2019vs Right .958 24 5 1 5 3 .333 .333 .625
2018vs Left .750 8 2 0 1 1 .250 .250 .500
2018vs Right .492 24 2 0 1 0 .150 .292 .200
2017vs Left .417 43 4 1 2 5 .103 .186 .231
2017vs Right .657 135 15 3 21 2 .233 .261 .395
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+48%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
-100%
OPS at Home
2018
 
 
+88%
OPS at Home
2017
 
 
+37%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .739 130 16 4 20 6 .252 .292 .447
Since 2017Away .500 107 13 1 10 5 .162 .217 .283
2019Home .910 27 6 1 5 3 .308 .333 .577
2019Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Home .654 23 2 0 1 1 .200 .304 .350
2018Away .347 9 2 0 1 0 .125 .222 .125
2017Home .704 80 8 3 14 2 .247 .275 .429
2017Away .513 98 11 1 9 5 .165 .216 .297
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Stat Review
How does Danny Santana compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances). The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.
BB/K
0.25
 
BB Rate
3.7%
 
K Rate
14.8%
 
BABIP
.333
 
ISO
.269
 
AVG
.308
 
OBP
.333
 
SLG
.577
 
OPS
.910
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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 continued to struggle around a pair of DL stints (bacterial infection, quad strain). In 2014, Santana hit .319 with seven homers and 20 steals in 101 games, but that's a long time ago in baseball. He hasn't flashed anything close to that level of performance since. Santana continues to be plagued by a poor batting eye -- he had a 23 percent strikeout rate last season, with his chase rate falling just shy of 40 percent, and a 4.5 percent walk rate. The Braves brought Santana back on minor-league deal and he could push for a utility role, but there's little to see here beyond his speed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Taking grounders at first
OFTexas Rangers
April 17, 2019
Santana had a second straight pre-game workout at first base Tuesday, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.
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Flashes speed in win
OFTexas Rangers
April 15, 2019
Santana went 2-for-5 with two runs scored and two stolen bases in Monday's 12-7 win over the Angels.
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Contract purchased, starting at 2B
OFTexas Rangers
April 13, 2019
Santana's contract was selected from Triple-A Nashville and he is starting at second base and hitting eighth Saturday against the A's.
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Sent to minors
OFTexas Rangers
March 23, 2019
General manager Jon Daniels confirmed Saturday that Santana would open the season at Triple-A Nashville, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
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Competing for utility spot
OFTexas Rangers
March 19, 2019
Santana is competing with Logan Forsythe for a utility role, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.
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