Dennis Santana
Dennis Santana
23-Year-Old PitcherRP
Los Angeles Dodgers
2019 Fantasy Outlook
A brilliant first two months in the minor leagues earned Santana a promotion to Los Angeles. He posted K-BB rates of 23% and 26.7% at Double-A (38.2 innings) and Triple-A (11 innings), respectively, using his impressive fastball-slider-changeup mix to dominate competition that was more than two years older than him on average. Unfortunately, he only got one opportunity to show what he could do against major-league hitters. He hit the disabled list with a right rotator cuff strain days after his debut, and while surgery was deemed unnecessary, Santana remained shelved through the remainder of the season. Assuming he returns to full health, Santana will likely contribute a fair amount to the big-league team in 2019, though his role remains to be seen. His heavy sinking fastball would make Santana a valuable weapon in high-leverage spots, but the Dodgers probably don't want to throw in the towel on him starting just yet. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Dodgers in March of 2018.
Returns to minors
PLos Angeles Dodgers  AAA
April 14, 2019
Santana was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Sunday, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
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Santana was the first reliever used after starter Caleb Ferguson on Sunday for the Dodgers' bullpen day, but he allowed three runs on three hits and three walks. The 23-year-old had severe issues with his control as he also had a wild pitch and hit a batter, though he did manage four strikeouts. Josh Sborz was called up from Oklahoma City in a corresponding move to provide a fresh arm for the bullpen.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-44%
BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
-73%
BAA vs RHP
2018
 
 
-17%
BAA vs LHP
2017
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .462 17 4 1 6 0 2 0
Since 2017vs Right .261 29 6 4 6 1 0 1
2019vs Left .571 9 2 1 4 0 1 0
2019vs Right .154 18 4 3 2 0 0 1
2018vs Left .333 8 2 0 2 0 1 0
2018vs Right .400 11 2 1 4 1 0 0
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-64%
ERA on Road
2019
 
 
-88%
ERA on Road
2018
 
 
-100%
ERA at Home
2017
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 20.25 4.50 1.1 0 0 0 27.0 20.3 6.8
Since 2017Away 7.36 1.50 7.1 1 0 0 7.4 2.5 0.0
2019Home 20.25 4.50 1.1 0 0 0 27.0 20.3 6.8
2019Away 2.45 1.09 3.2 0 0 0 4.9 2.5 0.0
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 12.27 1.91 3.2 1 0 0 9.8 2.5 0.0
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Dennis Santana compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings)*. 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.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against this season's data (min 20 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
1.50
 
K/9
10.8
 
BB/9
7.2
 
HR/9
1.8
 
Fastball
92.7 mph
 
ERA
7.20
 
WHIP
2.00
 
BABIP
.382
 
GB/FB
2.33
 
Left On Base
69.8%
 
Exit Velocity
86.4 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
0.0%
 
Spin Rate
2559 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
26.7%
 
Swinging Strike
12.5%
 
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Could get win Saturday
PLos Angeles Dodgers  AAA
April 13, 2019
Santana could qualify for the win in Saturday's game against the Brewers, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.
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Heading to majors
PLos Angeles Dodgers  AAA
April 7, 2019
Santana will be called up from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Sunday, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
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Sent to minors
PLos Angeles Dodgers  AAA
March 11, 2019
Santana was optioned to the minors on Monday, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports.
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Rehab start scheduled for Friday
PLos Angeles Dodgers  AAA
Shoulder
September 5, 2018
Santana (shoulder) will make a rehab start Friday for High-A Rancho Cucamonga, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
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Throws live batting practice
PLos Angeles Dodgers  AAA
Shoulder
August 28, 2018
Santana (shoulder) threw a live batting practice session Tuesday, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic Los Angeles reports.
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