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39 Danny Santana CF

Minnesota Twins

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
86%74%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
4057.319407020
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2014MIN101405701297401998204.353.472.319

Player Updates

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Twins' Danny Santana learning to play multiple positions
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com

Danny Santana came to the Twins in 2007 playing primarily shortstop. Now, Santana is playing in the outfield and learning how to transition to a new position on the field.

"I didn't know how to play the outfield and I needed a lot of work," he said to MLB.com. "It wasn't hard, because I have the ability to play many positions. But the hard part was being in center field and throwing to the bases. At shortstop, you throw from different angles. In the outfield, you need to be on top to throw."

Santana hit .319 with 40 RBI and 70 runs scored in 405 plate appearances in 2014.

"There's a lot of people here who believed in Danny Santana's future for a long time. We were able to get a glimpse of that last year," manager Paul Molitor said. "I have a lot of confidence in that kid. He's going about his business very professionally. He's really a good listener and applier. Some guys listen well and have trouble taking it out there. He's pretty good at taking information and putting it into play."

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Twins' Santana skips winter ball to focus on strength and conditioning
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Twins shortstop Danny Santana decided to skip playing in the Dominican Winter League this offseason to concentrate on strength and conditioning, according to the Pioneer Press. Santana said he added seven pounds of muscle through regular workouts with Dominican trainer Franklin Reynoso.

"Sometimes it was 2-1/2 or three hours," Santana said Tuesday. "I feel good. We worked a lot on my shoulders and my legs."

Santana added he didn't do any outfield work this offseason and spent all of his time working on drills at shortstop, as he will be competing with Eduardo Escobar for the starting shortstop job this spring.

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Santana, Escobar to compete to be Twins' starting shortstop
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

While Danny Santana is considered the front-runner to be the Twins' starting shortstop, first-year manager Paul Molitor said nothing has been decided yet. Santana will compete with Eduardo Escobar for the starting job this spring.

"It's probably been one of the more awkward things for me this winter in dealing with that situation," Molitor said, per MLB.com. "Obviously, I have to go in there open-minded about how it will play out. I can't say Santana will be the shortstop because things can change. Escobar deserves an opportunity to play and whether it's spotting around the organization or he has to go back to shortstop, I can't tell you it all will work out."

Escobar started a team-high 86 games at shortstop in 2014 for Minnesota. He made it clear he wants to play every day, but is willing to play where Molitor needs him.

"This season is important for me," Escobar said. "I'm coming in ready to play. I don't know if I'm going to be the starting shortstop or not, but I've been working hard to be ready for spring training. If Molitor wants me to play shortstop, or wherever, I'm ready for it."

Santana said he is excited he is moving back to shortstop after making a team-high 62 starts in center field last year. He's been fielding 200 grounders per day in the Dominican Republic to get ready for the season.

"I'm very happy about playing shortstop. I was waiting for that moment," Santana said. "Shortstop is my natural position. I just need to keep working and I can do the same thing as last year."

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Danny Santana ready to roll for Thursday opener
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Twins center fielder Danny Santana has returned to the lineup for the first game of a Thursday doubleheader in Cleveland. He has been sidelined since Sunday with a back ailment.

Santana returns on a roll. He had 13 hits in 33 at-bats with five multi-hit performances in seven games before going down.

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Glen Perkins, Danny Santana expected to be ready Wednesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Twins general manager Terry Ryan said Tuesday that closer Glen Perkins and outfielder Danny Santana are expected to be ready to play Wednesday, the Star Tribune reports.

Santana has been sidelined since Saturday with a back injury. Perkins hasn't pitched since Thursday with a neck issue.

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CBSSports.com Player Ranking
Position Current Last Week Rating
Center Fielders 13 49.89
Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Detroit72271 .408 .569 .375
vs Price (Career)820 .625.250.250
vs LHP119362 .341 .454 .303
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
9/21CLE3010110
9/22ARI5000000
9/24ARI4130000
9/25@DET4110000
9/26@DET6230000
9/27@DET5110000
9/28@DET4010001
Two Week Schedule
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KC
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Fantasy Points by Week
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Fantasy Points by Week.   ( Actual    AccuScore Projections)   Note: Points are rounded down.
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2013MIN0000000000 --- --- ---
2014MIN101405701297401998204 .353 .472 .319
Total 101405701297401998204 .353 .472 .319
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2014MINSS34311205365215 .983
2014MINOF6962176167540 .977
Total  999329622070615 .980
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2013MIN00000000
2014MIN27719112303
Total 27719112303
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2008 R-Minnesota5119037526101272038154 .343 .426 .274
2009R-GCL Twins44170304575325827121 .302 .418 .265
2010R-Elizabethton Twins3014023378141633054 .285 .421 .264
2010AFX-Beloit Snappers40130143143011740104 .289 .315 .238
2011AFX-Beloit Snappers104365559015574125982415 .298 .373 .247
2012AFA-Fort Myers Miracle1215077014521986029771711 .329 .410 .286
2013AA-New Britain Rock Cat13153966160221024524943013 .333 .386 .297
Total 521204129556083432522511640411352 .309 .394 .274
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-11/185
Birthdate:
11/7/1990
Age:
24
Hometown:
Monte Plata, DR
Bats/Throws:
S/R
Team:
Minnesota Twins
College:

MLB Experience:
1
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