Cristian Santana…born Feb. 24, 1997 in San Cristobal, DR…signed to a minor league contract with the Dodgers on April 22, 2014.
Spent his entire season in Double-A Tulsa, playing in 102 total games and performing well, slashing .301/.320/.436 on the season…crushed 10 long balls while tallying 57 RBI, 22 doubles and 10 walks...His .301 average paced Tulsa and ranked third-best in the Texas League…Santana also ranked top three on the team in RBI (2nd), OBP (3rd), SLG (3rd), doubles (2nd), and total bases (2nd)...Earned a spot on the 2019 Texas North All-Star squad...started and played the entire game but failed to reach base, going 0-for-4 on the day...Santana dominated at home, batting .335 with six homers, 32 RBI while posting a .353 OBP and a .513 SLG over 51 games...Santana excelled during his season in Tulsa, playing the third most games on the squad despite an injury at the end of the season...He started the year strong, tallying 13 hits in the first eight games, going 13-for-36 (.361) with six RBI, a pair of doubles along with three walks…for the month of April, he finished going 28-for-85 (.329) while totaling 11 RBI and two homers…recorded a 12-game hitting streak from June 30 to July 11, going 21-for-51 (.412) while adding 16 RBI, two homers, ten doubles and a walk to his stat sheet…had a string of four-straight multi-hit games during his hitting streak as well…tallied a season-high four hits on April 25 when he went 4-for-4 with a home run and three RBI.
Played his entire 2018 campaign with Advanced-A Rancho, slashing .274/.302/.447 while recording 23 doubles, 24 homers, 109 RBI and 20 walks over a team and league leading 131 game...Named MiLB.COM Organization All-Star and Player of the Week for the week of August 19...Tied for first in the league and paced the team with his 24 home runs … ranked top-ten in the league in total bases (2nd, 245), SLG (9th, .447) and RBI (1st, 109)...Slashed .300/.327/.444 at home, contributing 60 RBI, 20 doubles and nine homers when playing on home turf...Made appearances at third and first base with a majority of his games (76) played at the hot corner…finished with a .888 fielding percentage while playing third base with 137 assists and 38 putouts…at first base over 42 games, held a .976 fielding percentage while tallying 297 putouts and 23 assists…began the season on a five-game hitting streak where he went 8-for-21 (.381), tallying four homers, 22 RBI and five doubles…represented a 13-game hitting streak from August 4-19 where he went 22-for-55 (.400), adding up eight doubles, eight homers, and 29 RBI… during the same hitting streak, tallied two different four-hit games, totaling 10 RBI between the two of them.
Split time between rookie ball Ogden (10 games) and Single-A Great Lakes (44 games)…across his 54 total games, slashed .363/.390/.563 while tallying 10 long balls, 41 RBI, 11 doubles and 11 walks...Shined with Ogden, went 22-for-41 (.537) while hitting five homers and adding up 16 RBI to reach a SLG percentage of 1.000…slashed .322/.339/.460 in Class-A Great Lakes, totaling nine doubles, five homers, 25 RBI and five walks...Played well on the road, slashing .350/.364/.553 while hitting five homers and tallying 22 RBI across 25 away games with Great Lakes...Won Player of the Week award for the week of June 25 with Ogden...Collected a 16-game hitting streak from June 21-July 8 across the two teams…went 34-for-65 (.523) with three doubles, five homers, 18 RBI and 11 multi-hit efforts during the span…tallied a four-hit outing on June 23 with three runs and three RBI against the Grand Junction Rockies…played most his games at third-base, boasting a .914 fielding percentage while tallying 56 assists and eight putouts across 31 games with Great Lakes.
Spent his entire season in the Arizona Rookie League with the AZL Dodgers…slashed .256/.278/.453 with six doubles, eight home runs, and 24 RBI across 42 games...Began the season with a seven-game hitting streak, going 10-for-30 (.333) while adding up four RBI and three multi-hit outings … in his first game of the year, went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI...Performed well at home, slashing .265/.284/.482 across 21 games on his own turf, tallying a pair of doubles and triples, four homers, 15 RBI and two walks … paced the team in homers as well as RBI, held the second-best batting average on the team.
Played his entire season with the Dominican Rookie League Dodgers…slashed .276/.329/.378 with 13 doubles, three homers, 18 RBI and 16 walks across 59 games...Spent day games performing well, batting .278 with four doubles, seven RBI and eight walks across 30 games... tallied an eight-game hitting streak from July 13 - 22, going 12-for-34 (.353) while crushing three doubles, two long balls and five RBI.
Spent his first season in professional baseball with the Dominican Rookie League Dodgers, slashing .203 /.240/.280, hit seven doubles and tallied 11 RBI while adding six walks across 38 games...ranked top-10 on the team in RBI (7th), doubles (5th), and total hits (9th).