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Yeison Santana
Popularity: ↑ 8%
SS | B/T: R/R | 5' 11" 170LBS | Age: 20

MLB Pipeline Rank
Poor Avg Great


2019 192 162 38 56 3 30 4 .346 .429 .494 .923
Career Minors 365 294 61 90 3 55 9 .306 .418 .425 .843
2019 .346 3 30 4 .923
Career Minors .306 3 55 9 .843

Standard Minor League Batting Statistics

2018 DSL Padres DSL ROK 36 173 132 23 34 1 5 0 25 33 30 5 5 3 .258 .405 .341 .746
2019 AZL Padres 2 AZL ROK 41 192 162 38 56 5 5 3 30 23 38 4 5 3 .346 .429 .494 .923

Scouting Report


One of 15 players signed by San Diego for at least $300,000 during the 2017-18 international period, Santana quickly has emerged as the organization’s most promising prospect from the class. A natural shortstop who also projects well at the plate, he garnered Dominican Summer League All-Star honors during his pro debut and then broke out offensively in the 2019 Rookie-level Arizona League, slashing .346/.429/.494 at age 18. 

Santana’s selectively aggressive approach is advanced for a player his age, and he has already shown that he can do damage on pitches in the zone. He has a solid foundation for development, possessing a blend of bat speed, patience and feel for the barrel, with remaining physical projection that points toward future power gains. Santana has proven difficult to strike out early in his career, showing a penchant for quality opposite-field contact.

Defensively, Santana looks like a future big league shortstop: he’s twitchy and athletic, with smooth actions, plus arm strength and plenty of range, and he already plays the position with confidence. Those qualities all give Santana realistic floor value in the big leagues, and there’s everyday-shortstop upside in the profile should his hitting ability and power both reach fruition.  


Team Date Transaction
12/29/2020 Chicago Cubs traded RHP Yu Darvish, C Victor Caratini and cash to San Diego Padres for RHP Zach Davies, SS Reginald Preciado, SS Yeison Santana, OF Ismael Mena and OF Owen Caissie.
12/29/2020 SS Yeison Santana assigned to AZL Cubs Blue.
06/18/2019 SS Yeison Santana assigned to AZL Padres 2 from AZL Padres 1.
05/07/2019 SS Yeison Santana assigned to AZL Padres 1 from DSL Padres.
06/01/2018 SS Yeison Santana assigned to DSL Padres.
07/02/2017 San Diego Padres signed free agent SS Yeison Santana to a minor league contract.