Danny Santana, Infield, Atlanta Braves


Date of Birth: 11/7/1990
Birthplace: Monte Plata, Dominican Republic

Danny Santana, infielder for the Atlanta Braves, was signed by the Minnesota Twins in December, 2007. He played in their minor league system from 2008 through 2013.

Santana joined the Twins for 101 games in 2014. He finished the season with a .319 batting average, 129 hits, 27 doubles, and 20 stolen bases. Defensively, he played 34 games at shortstop and 69 games in center field.

Santana played in 91 games in 2015. He finished the season with 56 hits and a .215 batting average. Defensively, as a shortstop in 66 games, he made 191 assists, 47 double plays, 92 putouts, and 16 errors.

In 2016, Santana batted .240 in 75 games with the Twins. Defensively, he played at all infield positions except for first base and in all three outfield positions.

The Twins designated Santana for assignment on May 5, 2017. He was traded to the Braves on May 8th.

Career batting statistics for Santana through 2016 include:

  • 267 games played
  • 241 hits
  • 75 RBIs
  • 221 strikeouts to 37 walks
  • .268 batting average

Career fielding statistics for Santana as a shortstop through 2016 include:

  • 103 games played
  • 264 assists
  • 63 double plays
  • 151 putouts
  • 18 errors
  • .958 fielding percentage

Career fielding statistics for Santana as a center fielder through 2016 include:

  • 113 games played
  • 278 putouts
  • 5 errors
  • .983 fielding percentage

Sources for Information
Wikipedia - Danny Santana
ESPN - Danny Santana
Baseball Reference - Danny Santana