Dennis Santana

Born: 04/12/1996 (Age: 23)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot:
Height: 6'2''
Weight: 160
Primary Position: RHSP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: Signed as international free agent, 3/12/2013 (LAD)
Entry Point: J2
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: April 17th, 2018
Dates Seen: 2x -- March 12, 2018; March 22, 2018
Level: Triple-A
Affiliate: Oklahoma City Dodgers
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On 40-Man Roster: Yes
Physical Description
Average height, filled out in both upper and lower body. Weighs closer to 180 pounds than his listed 160. Has strength; average athleticism.
Mechanical Notes
Deliberate, full windup, crossfire delivery. Hard acceleration from max arm load through release; lands closed; late arm; follow through pulls offline; recoil, effortful, reliever look. Arm action lacks fluidity; slight hook w/ pronounced wrap, stiff elbow raise to inverted-W at max arm load, plus arm speed, slingy release, cross-body follow through.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2018 40 45 Middle Relief Moderate
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 50 55 Plus velocity; pitch lacks movement, command to miss MLB bats with regularity. Expect to play half grade higher out of bullpen.
Plus velocity; pitch lacks movement, command to miss MLB bats with regularity. Expect to play half grade higher out of bullpen.
Fastball Velocity 60 65 93-95 91-96 Hard thrower, consistently 94-to-95 in two-inning stint. Maxed out physically, should tick up out of pen.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 50 50 Tailing life, more active up in zone, shorter run down in zone. No plane.
Tailing life, more active up in zone, shorter run down in zone. No plane.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 45 45 Inconsistent release point; sails to arm side. Better coming across to glove side, flashed average for batter or two, then back to below average. Unable to hit inside spot against RHH.
Inconsistent release point; sails to arm side. Better coming across to glove side, flashed average for batter or two, then back to below average. Unable to hit inside spot against RHH.
Slider
Slider 50 55 84-85 84-85 Hard velo; tight spin, late two-plane slide. Better command to glove side- back foot to LHH, off plate to RHH, some in zone. Stuff is plus, command must step forward. Improvement in command projected w/ two-pitch focus.
Hard velo; tight spin, late two-plane slide. Better command to glove side- back foot to LHH, off plate to RHH, some in zone. Stuff is plus, command must step forward. Improvement in command projected w/ two-pitch focus.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 30 40 83 83 Infrequent use; slows arm, lacks feel and movement, can sneak one by w/ separation; likely drops in reliever role.
Infrequent use; slows arm, lacks feel and movement, can sneak one by w/ separation; likely drops in reliever role.
Control
Control 45 50 Projects to average when not having to turn lineups over. Loses fastball armside, hits zone to gloveside
Projects to average when not having to turn lineups over. Loses fastball armside, hits zone to gloveside
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Average Average
Athleticism Average Average
Pitchability Average Average
Mound Presence Average Average
Overall Summary
Delivery, arm action, and repertoire fit a middle-relief profile. Above-average fastball and slider have bat-missing potential, lacks command to generate swings and misses. CHG will be dropped to better develop SL. Still working in rotation; projected half-grade bump on stuff out of bullpen.