Position | Second Base/Shortstop
Bats/Throws | Switch/Right
Born | January 20, 1987 (Villa Mella, Dominican Republic)
School | Not Available
Height | 5'10''
Weight | 165 lbs.
2009 Ranking | Not Ranked
The Twins signed Estarlin De Los Santos as an non-drafted free agent out of the Dominican Republic in the Winter of 2005. De Los Santos isn't great offensively, but his defense and speed give scouts plenty to feel postive about. In 2009, De Los Santos played in the Florida State League which is also known as a pitcher's paradise. De Los Santos used the field dimensions to his favor and the speedy infielder legged out seven triples. De Los Santos has had problems with his base stealing, but if/when he progresses in that area, he and teammate Ben Revere will give teams fits on the base paths. After the '09 season, the Twins rewarded De Los Santos by adding him to their 40-man roster.
Level G PA AVG OBP SLG XBH HR wRC+R (GCL) 2 8 .250 .250 .250 0 0 73
A+ 68 262 .290 .397 .727 19 1 111
De Los Santos should be in New Britain for all of the 2010 season, splitting time between second base and shortstop.
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