12 Alex Santana
12 Alex Santana
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 215
Hometown: La Romana, Dominican Republic
Position: OF/INF

Born: 08/21/1993

Bats/Throws: R/R

2019 Status: Experienced-2

- Entering first season with Southern Illinois in 2019

- Played professionally in the Dominican Republic after seeing action in 14 games with the Eastside Diamond Hoppers in the United Shore Professional Baseball League in 2016

- Spent five years in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization, batting .251 with nine homers, 48 RBIs and 14 doubles in 90 games between Single-A Great Lakes and Rookie-level Ogden in 2015

- Hit .241 with three homers, 33 RBIs, 20 doubles and 13 stolen bases in 18 attempts across 111 games at Great Lakes in 2014

- Selected in the 2nd round of the 2011 MLB Draft by the Dodgers out of Mariner High School in Cape Coral, Florida

- Son of former MLB shortstop Rafael Santana (1983-90 for the Cardinals, Mets, Yankees, Indians; won World Series title as the everyday shortstop for the Mets in 1986)