January 11, 2010

Top 50 Twins Prospects 2010: #40 Estarlin De Los Santos

2010 Top 50 Twins Prospects | #40 | Estarlin De Los Santos

Position | Second Base/Shortstop

Bats/Throws | Switch/Right

| January 20, 1987 (Villa Mella, Dominican Republic)

School | Not Available

| 5'10''

| 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.

2009 Statistics
          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

2010 Outlook
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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