Dennis Santana has always had the raw talent to be something special and in 2018, he proved it. In his first eight starts of 2018, all with the Double-A Tulsa Drillers, Santana had an ERA of just 2.56 and in just 38.2 innings, he struck out 51 batters. Santana also limited the opposition to a .183 batting average which kept his WHIP at 1.03.
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After having such success, the Dodgers moved Santana to Triple-A where he looked just as electric as he did in the level below. In two Triple-A starts, Santana had a 2.45 ERA, 11 innings pitched, 14 punchouts, and a 1.09 WHIP.
The perfect storm of injuries warranted a call-up for Santana at which point he struggled a little bit but his numbers from the big leagues include an appearance in the statistic ruining Colorado.
An injury has sidelined the organization’s fifth overall prospect but, it does not change that fact that he should not be moved at the deadline. Santana has proven his worth in the minors and once he can get a consistent rhythm in the majors, he should be able to do the same.
If the Dodgers trade Dennis, they are trading away a future part of the rotation.
Trade status for Dennis Santana: Untradable
The Dodgers are stacked as always with prospects but this year, like every one before it, they need to mindful of who they are trading and what it will cost them