Domingo Santana is a Dominican Native professional baseball player who currently became a free agent after exceeding the rookie years during the 2015 season. He is a right-handed thrower and a right-handed batter who stands as an outfielder making his MLB debut on July 1, 2014, playing for the Houston Astros.
Furthermore, Domingo has been featured in Major League Baseball (MLB) for various teams such as the Houston Astros, Milwaukee Brewers, Seattle Mariners, and Cleveland Indians.
|Full Name||Domingo Alberto Santana|
|Date of Birth||August 5, 1992|
|Birth Place||Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic|
|Age||28 years old (as of 2020)|
|Height||1.96 m (6 feet 4 inches)|
|Weight||104 kg (229.28 lb)|
|Father’s Name||Domingo Santana|
|Mother’s Name||Aida Maria Caraballo Santana|
|Affiliations||Houston Astros (2014–2015)
Milwaukee Brewers (2015–2018)
Seattle Mariners (2019)
Cleveland Indians (2020)
|Net Worth||$5 million|
|Social Media||Instagram, Twitter|
Santana is a bulky athlete with ripped muscles and a tan skin tone. He stands at 1.96 m (6 feet 4 inches) while weighing 104 kg (229.28 lb). Besides, he has black hair with black eyes, with tattoos on his body.
Domingo Santan | Early Life
Santan was born on August 5, 1992, under Leo’s star sign to his parent Domingo Santana and Aida Maria Caraballo Santana. He was born in Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, the Dominican Republic; however, he grew up in St. Thomas, where he started kindergarten till his High School.
Additionally, his father (also known as Domingo Santana) used o be a former baseball player who had begun as an outfielder and ended as a pitcher. Despite this, his father could not be one of the top prospects; however, he wanted his son to do well; hence, he sent him to St. Thomas to learn English. During his tenure there, he quit his school there and returned to the Dominican to begin working out at the Phillies’ academy.
Furthermore, his mother, Aida Maria Caraballo Santana, lives in Yonkers, N.Y, with whom he visits and spends time.
Domingo Santana | Career
The Phillies signed Santana as an international free agent in March 2009 with a $330,000 signing bonus. For his foremost professional season, Santana had recorded .288 hits with six homers, 28 RBI, and a .388 on-base percentage in 37 games with the Gulf Coast League Phillies. Hence, this tied him as the fourth in the Gulf Coast League in homers as he was named the Phillies Minor League Player of the Month for August.
Following it, Baseball America ranked him as the number 10 prospect in the Phillies system. As he ended the year 2009 with Phillies, he opened the year 2010 with .211 hits with 19 doubles and eight homers in 103 games between Class A Short Season Williamsport and Class A Lakewood. Similarly, Baseball America ranked him as the No. 10 prospects in the Phillies system and the No. 12 prospects in the New York-Penn League.
Likewise, the year 2011 was when he was traded to the Houston Astros; however, before the trade, he posted a hit of .287 with 33 doubles, four triples, 12 homers, 53 RBI, and a .362 on-base percentage in 113 games between Lakewood and Lexington. Right then, Baseball America positioned him as the No. 9 prospects in the Phillies system and the No. 18 prospects in the South Atlantic League.
On July 31, 2011, the Phillies traded Santana with Jon Singleton, Jarred Cosart, and Josh Zeid to the Houston Astros in exchange for Hunter Pence.
The Year 2012
For the year 2012, Santana had posted .302 hits with 26 doubles, 23 homers, and 97 RBI and was ranked seventh in the California League in OPS (.921). Besides, he claimed the Class A Advanced JetHawks Team MVP title alongside CAL League Player of the Week honors for the week of Aug. 27-Sept. 4.
Therewith, he was the youngest player, and Baseball America kept him as the No. 14 prospects in the CAL League while he bagged the title of Lancaster’s Offensive Player of the Month for August.
The Year 2013
Domingo commenced the year by playing at Double-A Corpus Christi, where he was a Texas League Midseason All-Star and continued to play for them the whole season. He set the record to become the youngest Astros minor leaguer to hit 25+ homers at the Double-A level.
Following it, Santana’s extra-base hits of 50 stood; third, OPS of .842 stood fourth, and 16.64 at-bats ranked third in the league. Altogether, he had a hit of .252, adding 23 doubles, 64 homers, and a .498 slugging percentage. Not to mention, he had featured in three plate appearances, and in all of them, he faced pitchers that were older than him.
Moving forward, on May 10, during the match against the Frisco, he had five RBIs, while he posted 4 RBIs in the match facing San Antonio on September 2. To illustrate, Baseball America ranked him the No. 11 prospects in the Astros system. Besides, he was added to the 40-man roster on November 20, and he played for the Tigres del Licey in the Dominican Winter League this offseason. He recorded 244 hits with three doubles, two homers, and six RBI in 17 games during the tenure.
The Year 2014
Santana started his year with six games for Houston, where he made 3 starts and also played with Triple-A OKC before he was promoted to the major leagues from the Oklahoma City RedHawks of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League (PCL) on July 1. On the same day, Domingo made his debut with 0-for-4 and three strikeouts as he batted 0-for-13 with 11 strikeouts; the Astros demoted Santana to Oklahoma City on July 6.
In the interval of August 3 to 12, Santana had recorded his second and final stint with the Astros as he played the majority of his season with OKC. In the meantime, he led the team with his career-high 64 walks as he was named the Team MVP with 81 RBI, 16 home runs, 27 doubles, and 45 extra-base hits. As for the bargain, he has titled a MiLB.com Organizational All-Star and was selected for the 2014 Sirius XM All-Star Futures Game.
As Baseball America named him the Astros No. 8 prospects, he had a strikeout and groundout in the contest as he closed the year standing fifth for the PCL in walks and ranked seventh in OBP (.384). Digging deeper, he led the team with 36 multi-hit games, 19 multi-RBI games as he hit .364 with runners in scoring position, including .380 with two outs.
Hence, he ended the season with one walk-off homer, a three-run shot, and was titled RedHawks Player of the Month for May. As for his Dominican Winter League, he posted an average of .284 with five RBI in 36 games.
The Year 2015
On March 13, Domingo was assigned to the Fresno Grizzlies of the PCL, where he recorded .320 bats with 16 HR and 59 RBI in 75 games. Later, on June 16, he was recalled by the Astros, where he batted .256 with 2 HR and 8 RBI in 14 games. On the same day, he acquired his first major league hit on an RBI single.
The Astros traded Santana with Brett Phillips, Josh Hader, and Adrian House to the Brewers on July 30 in exchange for Carlos Gómez and Mike Fiers. Therewith, he batted .231 with 6 HR and 18 RBI in 38 games with the Brewers as he made 24 starts.
During the match against Cincinnati on September 19, he had a career-high with 3 hits, including a homer, and 5 RBI in a 9-7 loss. As the Brewers assigned Santana to the Colorado Springs Sky Sox of the PCL, Baseball America named him the 13th-best prospect in the PCL.
The Year 2016
In the season, Domingo made his first career Opening Day roster with .256 bats, 11 HR, and 32 RBI in 77 games where he made 62 starts. Advancing further, on the game against Miami, he had his first career leadoff homer off Tom Koehler. Right after it, he was listed on the injured list, as he faced a shoulder injury on June 8.
Altogether, he closed the year with .301 bats with 7 HR and 17 RBI over his last 24 games while he marked the first multi-homer game of his career on September 4 at Pittsburgh.
The Year 2017
Santana competed in the spring training for the position of the starting right field. Following it, he recorded his longest home run (475-foot / 145 m) in the history of Nationals Park on July 26, which landed on the concourse behind the left-field stands. In total, he featured in 151 games where he had 139 starts, as he batted .278 with 30 HR, 85 RBI, and 15 stolen bases.
In addition, he stood second on the team in hits (146), doubles (29), RBI (85), and total bases (265), trailing Travis Shaw. Similarly, Santana was ranked second on the team in walks (73) and OPS (.875), trailing Eric Thames. The same year, he marked his career grand slam as he had a pair of career-high 9-game hitting streaks alongside, he was titled the Brewers Player of the Month for September/October.
The Year 2018
At the beginning of the year, Domingo served as a bench player as he recorded 89 at-bats, .249 hits with three home runs, and 17 RBIs off the bench before being demoted to Colorado Springs on June 23. He also played for the Sky Sox; he batted .283 with eight home runs in 55 games.
Overall, Domingo had recorded .265 hits with 21 runs, 14 doubles, 5 home runs, and 20 RBI in 85 games with the Brewers, while he had a hit of .414 with 5 doubles, 2 home runs, and 5 RBI as a pinch. His average hit of .414 was the top among Brewers pinch-hitters in club history and ranked 2nd in the Majors in 2018.
On June 23, Santana was optioned to Triple-A Colorado Springs, where he had a hit of .283 with 30 runs, 10 doubles, 2 triples, 8 home runs, and 35 RBI in 55 games. Afterward, he recorded hit .409 with 3 doubles, 1 triple, 2 home runs, and 3 RBI over his last 23 games after the Brewers called him in on September 1. By the end of the season, Santana had appeared in all 10 of the Brewers postseason games, where he had played mostly as a pinch-hitter and went 2-for-8 with 1 double, 3 RBI, and 2 walks.
The Brewers traded Santana to the Mariner on December 1 for Ben Gamel and Noah Zavolas. On March 20, at Oakland in Japan, he hit a grand slam on an opening day to help lift the Mariners to the win over the Athletics. To illustrate, he had 3 multi-home run games: on May 25 at Oakland, June 7 at Los Angeles-AL, and June 19 vs. Kansas City.
For the season of 2019, he had batted .253 with 63 runs, 20 doubles, 1 triple, 21 home runs, and 69 RBI while he missed out 24 games as he was kept o the injured list due to his right elbow injury. Additionally, he also became the first player in the Majors to record the game-winning RBI in each of his club’s first 3 games of a season after the Angels Vladimir Guerrero. In the meantime, he had 164 strikeouts, which were the 5th-most in the American League.
Therefore, on December 2, 2019, Santana was non-tendered by Seattle and became a free agent.
On February 14, 2020, the Cleveland Indians signed a one-year contract with Domingo, a club option for the 2021 season. Afterward, on August 31, they assigned him work and later shifted him to the training camp on September 4. Following it, they cleared off all the waivers and declined their club option on Santana’s contract for the 2021 season thus, making him a free agent.
Domingo Santana | 2020 stats
Santana is estimated to have a net worth of $5 million, and his one-year contract sign is worth $1,500,000, which is also his average salary.
Domingo Santana | Love Life & Social Media
Santana has a shadowed personal life. Unlike every celebrity, he also likes to keep his private life away from the public; hence, not much information is available. However, it is just known that he is married to Allison, of which the details are enclosed. Having said this, ut is again not sure if it’s just a rumor or the truth.
Similarly, Domingo does not have a personal account, so we have provided the hashtag accounts below.
Domingo Santana FAQs
How is Domingo Santana related to Carlos Santana?
Actually, Domingo Santana and Carlos Santana are not related, but they grew up in the same neighborhood in the Dominican Republic. Additionally, they also played baseball on the same field and went to the same youth baseball academy.