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Daniel Santana SSTwins

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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 23)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
4 .265 0 0 0 0 .239 0.0
Birth Date11-7-1990
Height5' 11"
Weight175 lbs
Age23 years, 11 months, 19 days
BatsB
ThrowsR
2010
2011
2012
2013
2.32014
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2014 MIN 23 101 430 405 70 129 27 7 7 191 19 98 3 1 2 40 20 4 .319 .353 .472 .289 25.0 -4.6 2.3
Career101430405701292777191199831240204.319.353.472.28925.0-4.62.3

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2008 dtw Rk 51 219 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .331 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2009 TWI Rk 44 185 .298 .242 .313 .340 .258 .294 83 8 5.8 2.3 -1.1 0.6 14.9 1.4 14.9 1.4
2010 BLT A 40 144 .210 .256 .334 .386 .256 .337 106 -7.5 4.2 0.3 1.7 -0.9 -4.8 -0.3 -4.8 -0.3
2010 ELZ Rk 30 144 .279 .253 .297 .376 .259 .311 94 2.7 5.3 2.1 -0.8 0.3 11.0 1.0 11.0 1.0
2011 BLT A 104 409 .256 .247 .319 .364 .261 .313 93 -1.9 11.8 4.2 2.1 1.5 16.8 1.9 16.8 1.9
2012 FTM A+ 121 547 .267 .253 .320 .369 .245 .322 103 4.2 16.4 5.1 -10.6 -0.4 20.6 1.0 20.6 1.0
2013 NBR AA 131 588 .268 .257 .328 .390 .267 .353 99 5 16.0 6.9 0.5 1.5 27.5 3.0 27.5 3.0
2014 MIN MLB 101 430 .289 .250 .309 .385 .257 .405 109 11.8 11.1 2.1 -4.6 2.0 25.0 2.3 25.0 2.3
2014 FTM A+ 3 12 .054 .293 .362 .451 .281 .000 103 -2.7 0.4 0.1 0.1 0.1 -2.5 -0.2 -2.5 -0.2
2014 ROC AAA 24 105 .240 .260 .325 .389 .251 .377 100 -2.3 3.1 1 -2.9 -0.7 1.5 -0.1 1.5 -0.1

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2008 dtw Rk 219 37 52 6 10 1 27 20 38 15 4 .274 .344 .426 .153 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2009 TWI Rk 185 30 45 7 5 3 26 8 27 11 1 .265 .301 .418 .153 .298 14.9 -1.1 1.4
2010 ELZ Rk 144 23 37 8 1 4 16 3 30 5 4 .264 .285 .421 .157 .279 11.0 -0.8 1.0
2010 BLT A 144 14 31 4 3 0 11 7 40 10 4 .238 .289 .315 .077 .210 -4.8 1.7 -0.3
2011 BLT A 409 55 90 15 5 7 41 25 98 24 15 .247 .298 .373 .126 .256 16.8 2.1 1.9
2012 FTM A+ 547 70 145 21 9 8 60 29 77 17 11 .286 .329 .410 .124 .267 20.6 -10.6 1.0
2013 NBR AA 588 66 160 22 10 2 45 24 94 30 13 .297 .333 .386 .089 .268 27.5 0.5 3.0
2014 ROC AAA 105 15 26 7 2 0 7 6 28 4 1 .268 .311 .381 .113 .240 1.5 -2.9 -0.1
2014 FTM A+ 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 0 .000 .083 .000 .000 .054 -2.5 0.1 -0.2
2014 MIN MLB 430 70 129 27 7 7 40 19 98 20 4 .319 .353 .472 .153 .289 25.0 -4.6 2.3

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2014 1644 0.5176 0.5189 0.7871 0.6251 0.4010 0.8797 0.6321 0.2106
Career16440.51760.51890.78710.62510.4010.87970.63210.2106

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-09-07 2014-09-11 DTD 4 2 - Low Back Strain -
2014-06-26 2014-07-18 15-DL 22 18 Left Knee Contusion Bone Bruise -
2014-05-31 2014-06-02 DTD 2 2 - Face Laceration Eyelid From Helmet Contact -
2011-08-12 2011-09-06 Minors 25 0 - Not Disclosed - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by Minnesota 2/28/14.
  • 2013. Contract purchased by Minnesota 11/20/12.
  • Signed by Minnesota 12/07 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic.

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 513 56 145 22 7 5 47 16 93 19 10 .300 .321 .407 .266 21.6 SS -3, 2B 0 2.0
80o 491 51 131 20 6 5 43 14 91 17 9 .284 .305 .385 .252 14.2 SS -3, 2B 0 1.2
70o 476 48 121 18 5 5 40 13 90 16 8 .272 .293 .369 .242 9.3 SS -3, 2B 0 0.7
60o 462 46 114 17 5 4 38 12 89 15 8 .262 .282 .356 .234 5.2 SS -3, 2B 0 0.3
50o 450 43 107 16 5 4 36 12 87 14 7 .253 .273 .343 .226 1.7 SS -3, 2B 0 -0.1
40o 438 41 101 15 5 4 34 11 86 13 7 .244 .263 .330 .218 -1.7 SS -3, 2B 0 -0.5
30o 424 38 94 14 4 4 32 10 85 12 6 .234 .253 .317 .209 -5.1 SS -3, 2B 0 -0.8
20o 409 36 86 13 4 3 29 9 83 11 6 .223 .241 .301 .199 -8.8 SS -2, 2B 0 -1.2
10o 387 32 75 11 3 3 26 8 80 10 5 .207 .224 .279 .185 -13.4 SS -2, 2B 0 -1.7
Weighted Mean456441111754371288157.257.277.349.2303.3SS -3, 2B 00.1

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
6% 28% 5% 24% 44%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
201524250255810332311488.252.290.364.2380.34.70.32.814.9-13.3-1.5
2016253933891134535157913.249.283.347.2320.02.80.54.314.9-16.9-2.3
201726612601432278562512020.251.286.354.2340.47.00.86.514.9-15.2-3.7
201827612601432268562411820.251.286.353.2340.36.40.56.314.9-15.3-3.7
201928622611462277562511519.253.288.352.2360.47.10.36.214.9-14.3-3.7
202029635631492279592711819.254.290.359.2370.47.70.06.214.9-13.4-3.8
202130627631462269582811917.252.290.358.2380.47.5-0.45.914.9-13.0-3.7
202231630621452278582912017.250.290.354.2360.25.8-0.65.814.9-14.3-3.8
2023326286514722611623112116.255.296.370.2430.69.5-0.95.614.9-10.2-3.8

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
out of baseball3.51.31.364.116.2

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 85)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 95 Eduardo Escobar 2012 .201
2 95 Brandon Douglas 2009 .000 DNP
3 94 Eduardo Nunez 2010 .227
4 94 Adeiny Hechavarria 2012 .227
5 93 Hector Gomez 2011 .246
6 91 Jeff Bianchi 2010 .000 DNP
7 91 Jordy Mercer 2010 .000 DNP
8 90 Carlos Triunfel 2013 .118
9 90 Zack Cozart 2009 .000 DNP
10 90 Trevor Plouffe 2009 .000 DNP
11 89 Erick Aybar 2007 .193
12 89 Casey Frawley 2011 .000 DNP
13 89 Juan Diaz 2012 .164
14 88 Jeudy Valdez 2012 .000 DNP
15 88 Gregorio Petit 2008 .289
16 88 Didi Gregorius 2013 .262
17 87 Matthew Williams 2013 .000 DNP
18 87 Dee Gordon 2011 .256
19 87 Grant Green 2011 .000 DNP
20 87 Brandon Crawford 2010 .000 DNP
21 87 Daniel Mayora 2009 .000 DNP
22 87 Argenis Diaz 2010 .216
23 86 Joaquin Arias 2008 .251
24 86 Alcides Escobar 2010 .224
25 86 Danny Worth 2009 .000 DNP
26 86 Jesus Gonzalez 2008 .000 DNP
27 85 Estarlin De Los Santos 2010 .000 DNP
28 85 Charlie Culberson 2012 .100
29 85 Christopher Minaker 2007 .000 DNP
30 85 Nick Ahmed 2013 .000 DNP
31 85 Adolfo Gonzalez 2008 .000 DNP
32 85 Gustavo Nunez 2011 .000 DNP
33 85 Robbie Shields 2011 .000 DNP
34 84 Scooter Gennett 2013 .308
35 84 Donovan Solano 2011 .000 DNP
36 84 Devin Lohman 2012 .000 DNP
37 84 Cesar Hernandez 2013 .237
38 84 Chris Nelson 2009 .000 DNP
39 84 Josh Rutledge 2012 .252
40 84 Jose Vallejo 2010 .000 DNP
41 84 Jordany Valdespin 2011 .000 DNP
42 84 Walter Ibarra 2011 .000 DNP
43 84 Chris Valaika 2009 .000 DNP
44 84 Pete Kozma 2011 .215
45 84 David Nick 2013 .000 DNP
46 84 Tim Beckham 2013 .349
47 83 Eric Avila 2013 .000 DNP
48 83 Carlos Rivero 2011 .000 DNP
49 83 Ian Desmond 2009 .292
50 83 Ryan Wright 2013 .000 DNP
51 83 Josh Prince 2011 .000 DNP
52 83 Brodie Greene 2011 .000 DNP
53 83 Jonathan Herrera 2008 .217
54 83 Ramiro Pena 2009 .240
55 83 Chris Bisson 2013 .000 DNP
56 83 Chin-lung Hu 2007 .246
57 83 Marwin Gonzalez 2012 .215
58 83 Darwin Barney 2009 .000 DNP
59 83 Domnit Bolivar 2012 .000 DNP
60 83 Smelin Perez 2009 .000 DNP
61 83 Riccio Torrez 2013 .000 DNP
62 83 Reggie Williams 2012 .000 DNP
63 82 Audy Ciriaco 2010 .000 DNP
64 82 Ryan Dent 2012 .000 DNP
65 82 Michael Bell 2008 .000 DNP
66 82 Eric Young 2008 .000 DNP
67 82 Angelys Nina 2012 .000 DNP
68 82 Ismael Castro 2007 .000 DNP
69 82 Michael Fisher 2008 .000 DNP
70 82 Oscar Tejeda 2013 .000 DNP
71 82 Luis Nunez 2010 .000 DNP
72 82 Ehire Adrianza 2013 .237
73 82 Pedro Ciriaco 2009 .000 DNP
74 82 Matt Moses 2008 .000 DNP
75 82 Yamaico Navarro 2011 .247
76 81 Jake Lemmerman 2012 .000 DNP
77 81 Jonathan Mota 2010 .000 DNP
78 81 Jake Shaffer 2011 .000 DNP
79 81 James Beresford 2012 .000 DNP
80 81 Hector Pellot 2010 .000 DNP
81 81 Anderson Hidalgo 2012 .000 DNP
82 81 Yordany Ramirez 2008 .000 DNP
83 81 Barrett Kleinknecht 2012 .000 DNP
84 81 Jose Iglesias 2013 .266
85 81 Jose De Los Santos 2008 .000 DNP
86 81 Juan Rivera 2010 .000 DNP
87 81 Henry Rodriguez 2013 .131
88 81 Engel Beltre 2013 .227
89 81 Gift Ngoepe 2013 .000 DNP
90 81 Pedro Lopez 2007 .168
91 81 Robbie Hudson 2007 .000 DNP
92 81 Carter Jurica 2012 .000 DNP
93 81 Ryan Mount 2010 .000 DNP
94 81 Terrence Dayleg 2011 .000 DNP
95 81 Jed Lowrie 2007 .000 DNP
96 80 Danny Black 2012 .000 DNP
97 80 Shannon Wilkerson 2012 .000 DNP
98 80 Miguel Abreu 2008 .000 DNP
99 80 Ronald Garth 2008 .000 DNP
100 80 Leandro Castro 2012 .000 DNP

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).
2013 Daniel Santana is a bit error-prone at both second and short and has never played above High-A, but the Twins liked his improved bat enough to use a 40-man slot on him.

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  Title Author Date
BP Unfiltered: IBA Update: October 1Craig Goldstein2014-10-01
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Trade WindsBen Murphy2014-08-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Trade WindsIan Lefkowitz2014-08-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Trade WindsJared Weiss2014-08-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: A Deeper Look at FAAB in Deeper LeaguesMike Gianella2014-06-18
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: ShortstopsIan Lefkowitz2014-02-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: ShortstopsJared Weiss2014-02-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: ShortstopsBen Murphy2014-02-07
Minor League Update: International Winter League Games of December 18Jeff Moore2013-12-19


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