Dennis Santana
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 2" 190LBS | Age: 26

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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 3 6 5.09 46 0 1 40.2 33 1.28
5 Seasons 7 12 5.06 117 0 1 121.0 107 1.41
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 46 3-6 5.09 40.2 33 1.28
5 Seasons 117 7-12 5.06 121.0 107 1.41

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2018 22 70 13 0 0 0 87.8 101.3 11.7 61.5 .391 .468 .431 .409 .495 30.8 21.1 5.3 12.27 7.77
2019 23 104 15 0 0 0 86.4 103.8 6.5 60.0 .245 .362 .413 .369 .384 26.7 22.2 14.8 7.20 6.28
2020 24 284 46 4 8.7 5.5 85.3 106.1 11.3 47.8 .258 .447 .338 .349 .415 32.6 24.7 9.6 5.29 5.30
2021 25 909 156 10 6.4 4.2 88.0 112.8 9.6 35.3 .262 .414 .310 .346 .374 35.9 19.4 13.5 4.28 5.19
2022 26 672 123 6 4.9 3.4 87.2 109.8 9.4 34.1 .239 .344 .273 .298 .317 32.5 18.8 10.2 5.09 3.65
Player 2039 353 20 5.7 3.8 87.3 112.8 9.7 38.5 .257 .394 .311 .334 .364 33.7 20.1 11.7
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.2 12.1 33.0 .245 .406 .316 .315 .368 35.7 22.0 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Santana relies on 4 pitches.
Slider
(43.6%) ,
Sinker
(40.3%) ,
Changeup
(13.4%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(2.7%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2018 30.8 7.7 61.5 0.0 30.8 61.5 7.7 0.0 23.1 7.7 61.5 0.0 0.0 0.0
2019 46.7 20.0 33.3 0.0 53.3 26.7 20.0 0.0 33.3 13.3 46.7 6.7 0.0 0.0
2020 34.8 21.7 37.0 6.5 45.7 37.0 17.4 13.0 23.9 21.7 23.9 8.7 8.7 5.5
2021 51.3 22.4 22.4 3.8 37.2 48.7 14.1 6.4 34.0 18.6 27.6 7.1 6.4 4.2
2022 51.2 16.3 26.0 6.5 36.6 46.3 17.1 4.1 40.7 22.8 24.4 3.3 4.9 3.4
Player 48.2 19.5 27.5 4.8 38.5 45.9 15.6 5.9 34.6 19.8 28.0 5.7 5.7 3.8
MLB 44.9 23.0 25.0 7.1 36.7 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.1 24.5 24.4 5.7 6.7 4.6
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2022 4-Seamer TEX R 18 97.5 15.6 -2.2 -17 11.7 3.3 40
2022 Changeup TEX R 90 89.7 25.9 -2.9 -10 17.1 2.5 17
2022 Slider TEX R 293 85.6 40.0 4.3 12 1.9 -3.6 -66
2022 Sinker TEX R 271 96.6 20.5 -0.2 -1 17.5 2.1 13
2021 Changeup TEX R 185 87.5 27.6 -1.7 -6 17.3 3.1 22
2021 4-Seamer TEX R 54 96.0 15.0 -0.9 -6 11.6 4.0 52
2021 Slider TEX R 261 83.9 40.9 3.2 8 3.1 -3.3 -52
2021 Curveball TEX R 23 81.9 40.8 -9.5 -19 12.9 4.8 59
2021 Sinker TEX R 384 95.3 20.7 -0.1 0 17.7 2.6 17
2020 Changeup LAD R 44 86.7 30.0 0.4 1 15.7 2.1 15
2020 Slider LAD R 131 84.3 40.1 3.1 8 4.7 -0.4 -7
2020 Sinker LAD R 96 94.3 23.1 1.7 8 17.5 2.5 17
2020 4-Seamer LAD R 12 94.9 16.5 -1.7 -12 12.3 4.8 64
2019 Changeup LAD R 15 83.9 35.7 4.1 13 14.4 0.6 5
2019 Slider LAD R 30 80.7 49.1 6.1 14 6.2 -2.8 -31
2019 Sinker LAD R 58 92.6 27.5 4.1 18 14.9 -0.3 -2
2019 4-Seamer LAD R 1 94.0 18.4 -2.3 -14 9.4 1.1 13
2018 Changeup LAD R 8 85.7 32.8 1.5 5 8.1 -5.6 -41
2018 Sinker LAD R 18 93.0 27.9 4.9 21 11.0 -4.1 -27
2018 4-Seamer LAD R 18 93.1 24.3 -7.6 -45 6.0 -2.0 -25
2018 Slider LAD R 25 80.4 46.4 2.7 6 3.0 -4.7 -61
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2022 Slider -0.2 -1 293 43.6 69 .206 .317 .283 37.4 30.4 23.6 .220 .314 .262 32.6
2022 Sinker 2.7 7 271 40.3 73 .300 .350 .388 8.3 8.2 14.6 .274 .370 .345 34.5
2022 Changeup -5.1 -5 90 13.4 29 .115 .192 .166 28.9 10.3 13.6 .222 .382 .293 29.2
2022 4-Seamer -2.8 0 18 2.7 4 .000 .000 .000 42.9 75.0 37.5 .138 .170 .134 0.0
2021 Sinker -0.6 -2 384 42.2 106 .253 .299 .326 16.3 5.7 13.6 .363 .539 .444 50.6
2021 Slider -2.8 -7 261 28.7 63 .182 .255 .235 30.3 30.2 21.3 .155 .273 .233 18.4
2021 Changeup 2.5 5 187 20.6 43 .293 .439 .334 39.8 30.2 20.3 .204 .275 .230 17.9
2021 4-Seamer 5.7 3 54 5.9 20 .235 .588 .395 24.2 40.0 20.5 .226 .562 .382 33.3
2021 Curveball 4.5 1 23 2.5 3 -- -- .700 66.7 0.0 0.0 -- -- .700 --
2020 Slider 1.3 2 131 46.1 32 .258 .548 .350 37.7 34.4 25.6 .250 .505 .327 40.0
2020 Sinker -0.2 0 97 34.2 26 .238 .381 .385 15.2 11.5 18.8 .270 .400 .368 33.3
2020 Changeup -0.9 0 44 15.5 14 .167 .333 .279 30.0 28.6 23.5 .257 .383 .334 12.5
2020 4-Seamer 0.0 0 12 4.2 1 -- -- .700 100.0 0.0 0.0 -- -- .700 --
2019 Sinker -0.8 0 58 55.8 13 .300 .500 .369 23.1 7.7 14.3 .208 .314 .325 20.0
2019 Slider 2.8 1 30 28.8 8 .200 .200 .375 50.0 37.5 23.1 .274 .326 .423 0.0
2019 Changeup 8.1 1 15 14.4 5 .400 1.000 .580 30.0 40.0 25.0 .289 .493 .330 66.7
2019 4-Seamer 35.0 0 1 1.0 1 -- -- .700 -- 0.0 -- -- -- .700 --
2018 Slider 8.7 2 25 35.7 9 .444 .778 .517 56.3 44.4 57.1 .338 .404 .321 40.0
2018 4-Seamer 3.3 1 18 25.7 2 1.000 1.000 .800 0.0 0.0 0.0 .980 1.066 .798 0.0
2018 Sinker 1.9 0 18 25.7 5 .333 .333 .400 0.0 0.0 0.0 .484 .642 .536 50.0
2018 Changeup -3.1 0 8 11.4 2 .000 .000 .000 20.0 0.0 0.0 .097 .105 .087 0.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2020 Changeup 32 86.6 83 17.0 1:30 2:30 -60
2020 Sinker 54 94.4 84 19.5 1:30 2:15 -45
2020 Slider 98 84.3 25 6.5 8:45 7:45 60
2021 Changeup 186 87.5 90 19.4 1:45 2:15 -30
2021 Curveball 23 81.9 35 14.0 7:30 8:45 -75
2021 4-Seam Fastball 53 96.0 91 18.6 1:30 1:15 15
2021 Sinker 376 95.3 91 20.5 1:30 2:15 -45
2021 Slider 258 83.8 26 5.9 8:30 7:30 60
2022 Changeup 90 89.7 95 19.3 1:45 2:15 -30
2022 4-Seam Fastball 18 97.5 91 17.9 1:30 1:30 0
2022 Sinker 270 96.6 90 20.1 1:30 2:15 -45
2022 Slider 292 85.6 19 5.2 8:15 6:45 90
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2019 27 104 0 0 1 1 2
2020 73 284 4 -4 0 2 1
2021 235 909 -4 -15 11 7 -1
2022 175 672 3 -11 3 6 2
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2018 70 45.7 65.6 85.7 31.6 41.7 42.9 52.6 47.1 30.3 2.9 100.0
2019 104 38.5 67.5 77.8 29.7 57.9 44.2 59.3 44.2 30.4 5.8 50.0
2020 284 52.1 55.4 76.8 27.9 60.5 40.8 58.9 42.3 28.3 8.1 73.9
2021 909 44.9 67.4 81.5 29.3 55.8 41.0 57.2 46.4 26.8 5.4 69.4
2022 672 42.6 62.2 90.4 31.6 50.8 39.3 53.7 44.6 25.7 6.7 71.1
Player 2,039 44.8 63.8 83.5 30.0 54.1 40.7 56.2 45.2 26.9 6.1 70.4
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.4 42.6 60.7 47.0 24.6 7.3 76.0
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2019 44 97 19
2020 73 73 11
2021 17 21 41 56 3 81 71 68 70 21 4 55 65 81 88 22
2022 60 49 73 87 33 83 85 80 86 23 21 55 77 90 89 18
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 22.3 1 1.0 0 0 0 1 100.0
2020 22.5 4 3.5 1 1 1 3 75.0
2021 22.9 4 5.0 -1 2 3 2 50.0
2022 23.9 1 1.9 -1 2 2 0 0.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
2020 4 3 4 3 3 4 0 4 3 4 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 3 4 3 4
2021 4 6 4 5 5 5 5 6 5 3 5 7 4 4 4 5 5 6 5 5 5 5 5 6 6 5 5 4 4 5 7
2022 1 2 3 1 2 2 2 1 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 3 2 2
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 93 92.6 -0.4 94.4 1.8 95.4 1 96.6 1.2
Offspeed Velocity 85.7 83.9 -1.8 86.7 2.8 87.5 0.8 89.7 2.2
Breaking Velocity 80.4 80.7 0.3 84.3 3.6 83.7 -0.6 85.6 1.9
Exit Velocity 87.8 86.4 -1.4 85.3 -1.1 88 2.7 87.2 -0.8
Launch Angle 11.7 6.5 -5.2 11.3 4.8 9.6 -1.7 9.4 -0.2
Barrel % 0 0 0 8.7 8.7 6.4 -2.3 4.9 -1.5
Hard Hit % 30.8 26.7 -4.1 32.6 5.9 35.9 3.3 32.5 -3.4
Sweet Spot % 61.5 60 -1.5 47.8 -12.2 35.3 -12.5 34.1 -1.2
xBA .391 .245 -0.146 .258 0.013 .262 0.004 .239 -0.023
BA .375 .3 -0.075 .234 -0.066 .24 0.006 .222 -0.018
xwOBA .409 .369 -0.04 .349 -0.02 .346 -0.003 .298 -0.048
wOBA .431 .413 -0.018 .338 -0.075 .31 -0.028 .273 -0.037
xSLG .468 .362 -0.106 .447 0.085 .414 -0.033 .344 -0.07
SLG .563 .55 -0.013 .453 -0.097 .34 -0.113 .301 -0.039
K% 21.1 22.2 1.1 24.7 2.5 19.4 -5.3 18.8 -0.6
BB% 5.3 14.8 9.5 9.6 -5.2 13.5 3.9 10.2 -3.3
Swing % 47.1 44.2 -2.9 42.3 -1.9 46.4 4.1 44.6 -1.8
Whiff% 30.3 30.4 0.1 28.3 -2.1 26.8 -1.5 25.7 -1.1
In Zone % 45.7 38.5 -7.2 52.1 13.6 44.9 -7.2 42.6 -2.3
Out of Zone % 54.3 61.5 7.2 47.9 -13.6 55.1 7.2 57.4 2.3
Out of Zone Swing % 31.6 29.7 -1.9 27.9 -1.8 29.3 1.4 31.6 2.3
First Pitch Swing % 15.8 25.9 10.1 16.4 -9.5 30.5 14.1 24 -6.5
First Pitch Strike % 52.6 59.3 6.7 58.9 -0.4 57.2 -1.7 53.7 -3.5
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2018 19 .431 11 1 9.1 8 4 50.0
2019 27 .413 18 2 11.1 9 7 77.8
2020 73 .338 49 30 61.2 24 22 91.7
2021 235 .310 141 28 19.9 94 68 72.3
2022 175 .273 108 20 18.5 67 40 59.7

Pitch Tempo