Dennis Anfernee Santana...resides in San Pedro De Macoris, Dominican Republic...was first scouted at the age of 13 while playing in the Miramar League tournament in the Dominican Republic...during the tournament in 2009, he hit .590 with two home runs and 17 RBI in 10 games...led his team to the finals after finishing second in batting, first in runs scored and was later selected to the Dominican Republic's junior national team...signed by Los Angeles as a free agent in 2012 and signed by scouts Elvio Jimenez, Patrick Guerrero and Bob Engle.
Split time between Single-A Rancho Cucamonga and Double-A Tulsa, combining to go 8-7 with a 4.11 ERA and striking out 129 batters against 45 walks in 118.1 innings in 24 games (21 starts)...Began the season with the Quakes and earned a California League All-Star selection after going 5-6 with a 3.57 ERA in 17 games (14 starts)...struck out 92 batters against just 22 walks in 85.2 innings...Promoted to Tulsa on July 20 and went 3-1 with a 5.57 ERA in seven starts for the Drillers, while also leading the club to the Texas League championship...in the playoffs, he went 1-1 and tossed 13.0 scoreless innings in two starts and held hitters to a .184 average, while also striking out 18 batters against just three walks...Added to the 40-man on Nov. 20.
Spent the entire season with Single-A Great Lakes, going 5-9 with a 3.07 ERA and held hitters to a .209 average in 25 games (14 starts)...struck out 124 batters against 56 walks in 111.1 innings...As a starter he went 1-7 with a 2.97 ERA (23 ER/69.2 IP) in 14 starts, while going 4-2 with a 3.24 ERA (15 ER/41.2 IP) in 11 relief appearances...Selected to the Midwest League mid-season All-Star team.
Combined to go 2-5 with a 6.42 ERA (34 ER/47.2 IP) with Rookie-level AZL Dodgers and Rookie-level Ogden in 13 games (11 starts)...Struck out 52 batters against 38 walks in 47.2 innings.
Converted from shortstop to pitcher and made his pro debut on the mound with Rookie-level DSL Dodgers, going 2-1 with a 1.05 ERA (4 ER/34.1 IP) in 20 games (one start)...Held hitters to a .156 average and posted a 0.99 WHIP...struck out 38 batters against 15 walks and allowed just one home run over 34.1 innings.
In his first professional season, he hit .198 (34-for-172) with four doubles, two homers and 25 RBI in 56 games with the Rookie-level DSL Dodgers.