Full name DOMINGO ALBERTO SANTANA…Grew up and learned to speak English in St. Thomas of the U.S. Virgin Islands (father is from St.Thomas)…His father, also named Domingo, was an outfielder/pitcher in the Astros minor league system…One daughter, Keissy.
Was leading the AL in RBI at the end of April (30 in first 31 games) and was third in MLB behind Yelich and Belllinger...Was second in the AL in RBI through his first 42 games as late as May 13 (37RBI)...Ended the season batting .253 (114-for-451) with 63 runs, 20 doubles, 1 triple, 21 home runs and 69 RBI...Missed 24 games while on the Injured List, Aug. 19-Sept. 16, with a right elbow injury...Appeared exclusively at designated hitter or pinch-hitter from July 27-end of season due to the elbow...Season got off to a hot start, becoming the first player in the Majors to record the game-winning RBI in each of his club's first 3 games of a season since the Angels Vladimir Guerrero in 2007…Totaled 9 RBI through the first 3 games of the season, setting a new club record (previous: 7, 6x, last: Robinson Canó, 2016)...Tied the club record with 30 RBI in March/April…Equaled the 30 RBI in March/April by Ken Griffey Jr. in 1997...Following the All-Star Break, hit .128 (12-for-94) with 13 walks and 48 strikeouts in 31 games…His 164 strikeouts were 5th-most in the American League and T5th-most in single-season club history (also: Nelson Cruz, 2015)...Hit grand slamon Opening Day, March 20 atOakland in Japan…Became the 2ndMariners player to hit a grand slam on Opening Day, joining Jim Presley on April 8, 1986 vs. the Angels…Had 3 multi-home run games: May 25 at Oakland, June 7 at Los Angeles-AL and June 19 vs. Kansas City.
The Totals - Hit .265 (56x211) with 21 runs, 14 doubles, 5 home runs and 20 RBI in 85 games with the Brewers...In a Pinch - As a pinch-hitter, hit .414 (12x29) with 5 doubles, 2 home runs and 5 RBI…his .414 average is tops among Brewers pinch-hitters in club history and ranked 2nd in the Majors in 2018 (Colin Moran-PIT, .423/11x26)...Goodbye Baseball - Belted pinch-hit home runs on Sept. 16 vs. Pittsburgh and Sept. 17 vs. Cincinnati…was 1 of 2 players in the Majors last season to record pinch-hit home runs in back-to-back team games (also: José Briceño-LAA)...A Minor Thing - Optioned to Triple-A Colorado Springs on June 23, where he hit .283 (53x187) with 30 runs, 10 doubles, 2 triples, 8 home runs and 35 RBI in 55 games...Welcome Back - Recalled by Milwaukee on Sept. 1…hit .409 (9x22) with 3 doubles, 1 triple, 2 home runs and 3 RBI over his last 23 games…of his last 23 appearances, 21 came as a pinch-hitter; hit .444 (8x18) with 2 home runs and 3 RBI in that role from Sept. 1 on...Postseason Report - Appeared in all 10 of the Brewers postseason games: 3 in the NLDS vs. Colorado and 7 in the NLCS vs. Los Angeles-NL…was used exclusively as a pinch-hitter and went 2-for-8 with 1 double, 3 RBI and 2 walks.
Batted .278 with 30 HR, 85 RBI and 15 stolen bases in 151 games... Made 139 starts (138g in RF).....also made another start on 8/6 at Tampa Bay but never took the field after being hit by a pitch in the top of the first inning (was scheduled to play RF)... Led the team in batting average (.278), runs (88) and on-base percentage (.371)... Ranked second on the team in hits (146), doubles (29), RBI (85) and total bases (265), trailing only Travis Shaw in those categories... Ranked second on the team in walks (73) and OPS (.875), trailing only Eric Thames...Was one of the most productive right fielders in the National League as he ranked among the leaders from that position in stolen bases (T1st, 15), walks (2nd, 73), total bases (2nd, 259), on-base percentage (2nd, .372), HR (T2nd, 29), extra-base hits (T2nd, 57), RBI (3rd, 83), hits (3rd, 144), runs (3rd, 87), batting average (3rd, .276) and OPS (3rd, .873)... Smacked his first career grand slam (off Patrick Corbin) in a 9-5 win on 5/28 vs. Arizona • Had a pair of career-high 9-game hitting streaks (6/1-6/9 and 9/9-9/21)...Was named Brewers Player of the Month for September/October (24g, .301, 8hr, 19rbi).
Batted .256 with 11 HR and 32 RBI in 77 games.....made his first career Opening Day roster...Made 62 starts (57g in RF, 3g in LF, 2g in CF)...Hit a ninth-inning homer off Trevor Rosenthal on 4/13 at St. Louis, giving the team a 6-4 win ...Smacked his first career leadoff homer on 5/1 vs. Miami off Tom Koehler...Was on the 15-day disabled list from 5/20-6/2, retroactive to 5/19, with right shoulder soreness...Was on the 15-day disabled list from 6/10-8/18, retroactive to 6/8, with right elbow soreness...Batted .301 (28-for-93) with 7 HR and 17 RBI over his last 24 games...Produced the first multi-homer game of his career on 9/4 at Pittsburgh (2hr)...Played for Licey in the Dominican Winter League.
Began the season in the Astros organization, where he batted .320 with 16 HR and 59 RBI in 75 games at Triple-A Fresno.....was recalled by Houston on 6/16…Batted .256 with 2 HR and 8 RBI in 14 games with the Astros (6/16-7/3)…Made 10 starts (8g in RF, 2g in LF)…Was traded to Milwaukee as part of a six-player deal on 7/30…Batted .380 with 2 HR and 18 RBI in 20 games at Triple-A Colorado Springs…Was recalled by Milwaukee on 8/21…Batted .231 with 6 HR and 18 RBI in 38 games with the Brewers…Made 34 starts (21g in CF, 13g in RF)…Had career highs with 3 hits, including a homer, and 5 RBI in a 9-7 loss on 9/19 vs. Cincinnati..Combined at Fresno and Colorado Springs to hit .333 with 18 HR and 77 RBI in 95 games to earn a spot on the All-Pacific Coast League Team.....was also named the 13th-best prospect in the PCL by Baseball America…Following the season played for Licey in the Dominican Winter League.
Played in six games for Houston, making three starts in left field and two in right field in what was his Major League debut...began the year with Triple A OKC before being recalled to Houston on July 1...started that night vs. SEA in left field, going 0x4 with a run scored...optioned to OKC on July 5...had his second and final stint with the Astros from Aug. 3-12...played the majority of his season with OKC and was named the Team MVP after leading the club with 81 RBI, 16 home runs, 27 doubles, and 45 extra-base hits...set a career high with 64 walks to lead the team...also named an MiLB.com Organizational All-Star...selected to the 2014 Sirius XM All-Star Futures Game, going 0x2 with a strikeout and groundout in the contest...prior to the season, was ranked as the Astros No. 8 prospect by Baseball America...finished the season tied for fifth in the PCL in walks and ranked seventh in OBP (.384)...ranked second on the team with both 131 hits and 63 runs...led the team with 36 multi-hit games...recorded the most RBI in a season by a RedHawk since 2008...led the team with 19 multi-RBI games...batted .364 with runners in scoring position, including .380 with two outs...named RedHawks Player of the Month for May...batted .297 and led the team in hits (33), runs (16), homers (6), and tied for most RBI (16) in the month...had one walk-off homer this season, a three-run shot to beat Omaha 8-5 on June 27...following the regular season, played for Licey in the Dominican Winter League, posting a .284 average (31x109) with five RBI in 36 games.
Spent the entire year at Double A Corpus Christi where he was a Texas League Midseason All-Star despite being the second-youngest player in the league...hit 25 homers, becoming the youngest Astros minor leaguer ever to hit 25+ homers at the Double A level...ranked third in the league in homers, tied for third in extra-base hits (50) and fourth in OPS (.842)...homered once every 16.64 at-bats, which ranked third in the league...hit .252 (105x416) and added 23 doubles, 64 homers and a .498 slugging percentage... hit .294 (25x85) with a .553 slugging percentage against lefties but hit 20 of his 25 homers against righties ... faced pitchers that were older than him in all but three of his plate appearances ... homered three times in the same game on May 10 vs. Frisco, going 3x4 with five RBI...also had a multi-homer game during the final contest of the regular season on Sept. 2 vs. San Antonio (3x4, 2 HR, 4 RBI)...prior to the season, was ranked by Baseball America as the No. 11 prospect in the Astros system...following the season, was tabbed by BA as the No. 6 prospect in the Texas League ... played for the Tigres del Licey in the Dominican Winter League this offseason...hit .244 (11x45) with three doubles, two homers and six RBI in 17 games.
Named the Class A Advanced JetHawks Team MVP after hitting .302 (138x457) with 26 doubles, 23 homers and 97 RBI...ranked seventh in the California League in OPS (.921) and received CAL League Player of the Week honors for the week of Aug. 27-Sept. 4...was the youngest player in the league...ranked by Baseball America as Houston's No. 6 prospect prior to the season...ranked by Baseball America as the No. 14 prospect in the CAL League...named Lancaster's Offensive Player of the Month for August
Began the year with Class A Lakewood before getting traded to the Astros on Aug. 15...closed out the season at Class A Lexington...combined to hit .287 (120x418) with 33 doubles, four triples, 12 homers, 53 RBI and a .362 on-base percentage in 113 games between Lakewood (96g) and Lexington (17g)...rated by Baseball America as the No. 9 prospect in the Phillies system and the No. 18 prospect in the South Atlantic League.
Combined to hit .211 (74x351) with 19 doubles and eight homers in 103 games between Class A Short Season Williamsport (54g) and Class A Lakewood (49)...was ranked by Baseball America as the No. 10 prospect in the Phillies system and the No. 12 prospect in the New York-Penn League.
In his first professional season, hit .288 (34x118) with six homers, 28 RBI and a .388 on-base percentage in 37 games with the Gulf Coast League Phillies...ranked tied for fourth in the GCL in homers...was named the Phillies Minor League Player of the Month for August...following the season, was ranked by Baseball America as the No. 10 prospect in the Phillies system.