2019 MLB Draft Guide Player Profile: Domingo Santana
Greg Jewett takes a closer look at Seattle Mariners outfielder Domingo Santana and lets fantasy baseball owners know what to expect during the 2019 MLB season.
After a breakout in 2017, Domingo Santana transformed into an afterthought last year only appearing in 85 games for Milwaukee and he also incurred a demotion to Triple-A for 55 games. Santana’s one year removed from 30 home runs and 15 stolen bases. Last season, he only hit five home runs, stole one base and slashed .265/.328/.412 in his 211 at-bats in the majors. Needing a change in scenery, and clear path to playing time, Santana heads to Seattle with both in hand.
Not only did Santana spend time in the minors, but his swinging strike rate spiked to 15.8 percent last year while his contact cratered to 66.4 percent and his O-Swing (swings and misses outside the strike zone) increased by over four percent. However, Santana did not pout at Triple-A. He hit .283/.401/.487 with eight home runs in 187 at-bats. It remains to be seen how much fantasy production Santana can recover, but entering his Age-26 season gives him some leeway.
Over the last three years, Santana’s accrued...