Dennis Santana only appeared in one game with the Dodgers in 2018, allowing five runs in 3 2⁄3 innings.
What went right
Though his time in the majors wasn’t as he had hoped, Santana was solid during his 10 outings in the minors. Splitting time between double-A and triple-A, Santana posted a 2.54 ERA with a 1.047 WHIP. In 49 2⁄3 innings, the 22-year-old had 65 strikeouts.
He was named PCL pitcher of the week on May 20, thanks to his best outing of the year, and potentially his career. Against the Nashville Sounds, Santana allowed zero runs on three hits. More impressively, he struck out 11.
What went wrong
Santana made only one appearance with LA on the year. He allowed five runs in 3 2⁄3 innings. On the bright side, he picked up his first career victory, as well as his first major-league hit.
This would be Santana’s last outing of the season, as he would be placed on the disabled list with a right rotator cuff strain. He was transferred from the 10-day DL to the 60-day DL just one day later, missing the remainder of the season.
Stats: 1-3, 2.54 ERA, 65 SO, 49 2⁄3 IP, 1.047 WHIP (minors)
Game of the year
A May 19 outing in Oklahoma City helped him win pitcher of the week. He threw six scoreless innings, and 11 of his 18 outs came via the strikeout.
Santana will likely begin the season in triple-A with Oklahoma City.