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Johan SantanaTrack this Player High Level: MLB Status: Free Agent since 2012 MLB Years: 2000-2012
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Major Award Winner

PositionsP-427Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameJohan Alexander Santana
Height6-0Weight195BatsLeftThrowsLeft
Born DateMarch 13,1979 [39.225]PlaceTovar,Venezuela

DraftedSigned as undrafted amateur free agent in 1995 by the Houston Astros.
Signing Bonus$15,000Signing ScoutsAndres ReinerService Time14.069 (2014)
Prospect Rankings[BA] 2000-MIN-#8
MLB DebutApril 3,2000 [21.021]
OrganizationsMIN [8] NYN [5] HOU [3] Awards28Awards Voting9-649
TBC Player ID512Retrosheet IDsantj003MLBAM ID276371
Pitch Repertoire Fastball (52.01%) -- Changeup (22.69%) -- Slider (18.34%) -- 2-Seam Fastball (6.96%)
Fastball Velocity [2012] - 88.43 - [2010] - 89.36
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Player Notes:   Opening Day Starter for Minnesota Twins in 2006-2007 and New York Mets in 2008-2010,2012 ... Threw a no-hitter on June 1,2012 against the St. Louis Cardinals
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts73Walks65Hittable65SO/BB75vsPower65Hitting15Durability71Team.523Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsPitch DataOther PitchingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1997Gulf Coast AstrosGCLRkhou-S/R18047.93954100036.0493632218255101.8412.140.504.466.191.39.000-
1997Auburn DoubledaysNYPLA-hou-ST18002.2511000004.01110650001.752.25--13.5011.250.83--
1997Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--S/R0047.361064100040.0503733224305101.8311.160.455.366.691.25.000-
1998Auburn DoubledaysNYPLA-hou-ST19754.3615150110086.2815242921887001.188.410.932.189.144.19.583-
1998Quad Cities River BanditsMidwAhou-S/R19019.4521100006.214771361002.5518.901.354.058.102.00.000-
1998Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--ST0764.7217161110092.09559491024948001.279.160.962.319.063.92.538-
1999Michigan Battle CatsMidwAhou-ST20884.66272611000160.01629483145515010101.359.090.793.098.422.73.500-
2000Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin57Rel21236.4930525009086.010264621154645201.8110.671.155.656.701.19.4005.19
2001Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin57S/R22104.7415411005043.2502523616283001.5110.311.243.305.771.751.0004.65
2002Edmonton TrappersPCLAAAmin-S/R23523.141192000048.2372417727752001.326.841.294.9913.872.78.714-
2002Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin57S/R23862.992714130021108.084413674913715201.236.980.584.0711.382.80.5712.63
2003Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin57S/R241233.074518270070158.0127565417471696201.107.220.972.679.613.60.8003.18
2004Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin57ST252062.61343401100228.0156706624542657000.926.160.952.1310.464.91.7692.80
2005Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin57ST261672.87333303200231.2180777422452388000.976.990.851.759.255.29.6962.78
2006Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin57ST271962.77343401000233.2186797224472454101.007.160.921.819.445.21.7602.99
2007Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin57ST2815133.33333301100219.0183888133522357101.077.521.362.149.664.52.5363.77
2008New York MetsNLMLBnyn57ST291672.53343403200234.0206746623632069201.157.910.882.427.913.27.6963.46
2009New York MetsNLMLBnyn57ST301393.13252500000166.2156675820461461001.218.421.082.487.883.17.5913.73
2010New York MetsNLMLBnyn57ST311192.98292904200199.0179676616551442201.188.100.722.496.512.62.5503.51
2011St. Lucie MetsFSLA+nyn57ST32001.8022000005.05110050001.009.00----9.000.00--
2012Brooklyn CyclonesNYPLA-nyn-ST33000.0011000003.01000130000.673.00--3.009.003.00--
2012New York MetsNLMLBnyn57ST33694.85212102200117.0117656317391111001.339.001.313.008.542.85.4004.09
MLB Totals - 12 Season(s)Filter139783.203602847615102312023.217267737212205671988681201.137.670.982.528.833.51.6410.29
Minor League Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter20204.70686083100348.23502151833313135725201.378.980.853.369.162.73.500-
AAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter523.141192000048.2372417727752001.326.841.294.9913.872.78.714-
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter001.8022000005.05110050001.009.00----9.000.00--
A Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter894.85292721000166.117610190155815611101.409.490.813.138.412.69.471-
A- Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter754.1317170110093.2835343928967001.197.980.862.699.223.43.583-
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter047.93954100036.0493632218255101.8412.140.504.466.191.39.000-
Minnesota Twins Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter93443.2225117576642311306.21068500468144364138155801.097.340.992.509.503.79.679-
New York Mets Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter46343.1810910909600716.16582732537620360713401.208.260.952.557.622.99.575-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings1583.20393182120220.0187847824622167101.137.670.982.528.833.51.6520.29
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings13134.70433852100220.0220135115218222416101.378.980.853.369.162.73.500-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2000Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin57p2121000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
2002Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin57p2324010000000000000.250.250.250.500104.250.000.000.2230.000.000.000.000.000.00
2003Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin57p2443010000000100000.333.333.333.666103.500.000.000.2970.0033.330.000.000.000.00
2004Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin57p2528030002000100000.375.375.375.750308.429.000.000.3340.0012.500.000.000.000.00
2005Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin57p26336110000000000001.167.167.167.334106.167.000.000.1480.000.000.000.000.000.00
2006Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin57p2712000000000201000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.000.0000.0066.670.000.000.000.00
2007Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin57p2827221101001000000.286.375.7141.089528.286.428.571.44212.500.000.000.000.00100.00
2008New York MetsNLMLBnyn57p29327851150010032402000.141.173.205.37816583.204.064.103.1703.6128.928.000.000.0045.45
2009New York MetsNLMLBnyn57p30234217300400514010000.167.255.238.49310357.250.071.190.2328.7724.562.800.000.0042.86
2010New York MetsNLMLBnyn57p31276221130110002205000.177.177.274.45117467.256.097.097.1960.0032.840.001.4962.0036.36
2012New York MetsNLMLBnyn57p3321350300000001405000.086.086.086.1723040.143.000.000.0760.0035.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 11 Season(s)Filter14924811401211900978023001.161.191.230.4215714280.231.069.105.0003.2127.868.670.36248.0035.00
New York Mets Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter1032178321101600874022000.147.178.212.3904612247.218.065.101.0003.2429.969.250.40217.0037.50
Minnesota Twins Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter4631381103001401001.258.281.355.63611233.296.097.129.0003.0312.124.000.000.0025.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games1622701243131110001085025001.161.191.230.4216215304.231.069.105.0003.2127.868.670.36248.0035.00

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1997Gulf Coast Astros GCLRkhou18P9--172-108.8000.89------9100.015.0
1998Auburn Doubledays NYPLA-hou19P15--319422622.8461.47------15100.020.0
1998Quad Cities River Bandits MidwAhou19P2---3--331.0001.50------2100.01.4
1999Michigan Battle Cats MidwAhou20P27--1350216563.9692.33------27100.019.6
2000Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin21P30-86513121918.9470.600.21-----30100.018.5
2001Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin22P15-43-62186.7500.400.14-----15100.09.3
2002Edmonton Trappers PCLAAAmin23P11--112111413.9291.18------11100.07.9
2002Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin23P27-108492-1513.8670.480.12-----27100.016.8
2003Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin24P4518158311311714.8240.310.09-----45100.027.8
2004Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin25P3434228924423733.8920.970.14-----34100.021.0
2005Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin26P333323112252-3937.9491.120.16-----33100.020.4
2006Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin27P34342331232124544.9781.290.19-----34100.021.0
2007Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin28P33332191426-140401.0001.210.18-----33100.020.4
2008New York MetsNLMLBnyn29P34342341327114140.9761.180.17-----34100.021.0
2009New York MetsNLMLBnyn30P2525166724233331.9391.240.19-----25100.015.4
2010New York MetsNLMLBnyn31P29291991218113130.9681.030.15-----29100.017.9
2011St. Lucie Mets FSLA+nyn32P2---1--111.0000.50------2100.01.4
2012Brooklyn Cyclones NYPLA-nyn33P1---------------1100.01.3
2012New York MetsNLMLBnyn33P2121117716-223231.0001.100.207370.0-21100.013.0
MLB Totals for P - 12 season(s)-   P3602612022982311916348329.9450.910.167370.0-3600.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P11--112111413.9291.18------110.00.0
A+ Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P2---1--111.0000.50------20.00.0
A Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P29--1353216866.9712.28------290.00.0
A- Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P16--319422622.8461.38------160.00.0
Rk Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P9--172-108.8000.89------90.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1997Gulf Coast Astros GCLRkhou189----------
1998Auburn Doubledays NYPLA-hou1915----------
1998Quad Cities River Bandits MidwAhou192----------
1999Michigan Battle Cats MidwAhou2027----------
2000Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin2130----------
2001Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin2215----------
2002Edmonton Trappers PCLAAAmin2311----------
2002Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin2327----------
2003Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin2445----------
2004Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin2534----------
2005Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin2633----------
2006Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin2734----------
2007Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin2833----------
2008New York MetsNLMLBnyn2934----------
2009New York MetsNLMLBnyn3025----------
2010New York MetsNLMLBnyn3129----------
2011St. Lucie Mets FSLA+nyn322----------
2012Brooklyn Cyclones NYPLA-nyn331----------
2012New York MetsNLMLBnyn3321----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
2002Minnesota TwinsDiv SeriesMLB23006.0020200003.03220220001.679.000.006.006.001.006.00.000
2002Minnesota TwinsChamp. SeriesMLB230110.8040400003.14441040201.2910.802.700.0010.80010.80.000
2003Minnesota TwinsDiv SeriesMLB24017.0422000007.29660360001.6710.570.003.527.042.007.04.000
2004Minnesota TwinsDiv SeriesMLB25100.75220000012.0141104120001.5010.500.003.009.003.000.751.000
2006VenezuelaWorld Baseball ClassicXXCollege27022.1622000008.15321310000.995.401.083.2410.803.333.24.000
2006Minnesota TwinsMLB Spring TrainingMLB27204.6633000009.212651417111.7411.170.933.7215.834.255.591.000
2006Minnesota TwinsDiv SeriesMLB27012.2511000008.05221180000.755.631.131.139.008.002.25.000
2007Minnesota TwinsMLB Spring TrainingMLB28222.63660000024.0197701422001.387.130.005.258.251.572.63.500
2008New York MetsMLB Spring TrainingMLB29113.15550000020.018871321001.058.100.451.359.457.003.60.500
2009New York MetsMLB Spring TrainingMLB30000.00000000019.01600011000.897.580.000.470.471.000.00.000
2010New York MetsMLB Spring TrainingMLB31026.75440000014.22611114310102.0415.952.451.846.143.336.75.000
2012New York MetsMLB Spring TrainingMLB33013.44523000018.117970713001.338.350.003.446.381.864.42.000
World Baseball ClassicXX Totals - 1 yrs022.1622000008.35321310000.965.401.083.2410.803.333.24.000
MLB Spring Training Totals - 6 yrs563.15232030000105.7108413763284211.329.200.512.737.152.633.49.455
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 4 yrs123.23752000030.731111111028001.349.100.292.938.222.803.23.333
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 1 yrs0110.8040400003.3444104021.2010.802.700.0010.80010.80.000

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2006Minnesota TwinsMLB Spring TrainingMLB2724000000000100001.000.000.000.000004.000.000.0000.0025.000.000.000.000.00
2008New York MetsMLB Spring TrainingMLB2922111000001000000.500.6671.0001.667213.500.5001.00033.330.000.000.000.00100.00
2009New York MetsMLB Spring TrainingMLB3043000000000101000.000.000.000.000004.000.000.0000.0025.000.000.000.000.00
2010New York MetsMLB Spring TrainingMLB3144000000000000000.000.000.000.000004.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
2012New York MetsMLB Spring TrainingMLB3353000000000000000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Spring Training Totals - 5 yrs1716111000001201001.063.118.125.2432118.071.062.1255.5611.112.000.000.00100.00

Awards [28]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
2001Gulf Coast League All-Star (RHP)1
2003AL Pitcher of the Month (August) ... Minnesota Twins Player of the Year2
2004AL Pitcher of the Month (August) ... AL Pitcher of the Month (July) ... AL Pitcher of the Month (September) ... American League Cy Young Award ... American League Player of the Week (June 14-June 20) ... American League Player of the Week (September 13-September 19) ... Baseball America First-Team Major League All-Star (SP) ... Minnesota Twins Player of the Year8
2005Baseball America First-Team Major League All-Star (SP) ... Minnesota Twins Player of the Year2
2006AL Pitcher of the Month (June) ... AL Pitcher of the Month (September) ... American League Cy Young Award ... Baseball America Player of the Year ... Minnesota Twins Player of the Year5
2007American League Gold Glove (Pitcher) ... American League Player of the Week (August 13-August 19) ... Major League 2nd All-Star (end of season) (SP) ... Minnesota Twins Player of the Year4
2008Major League 2nd All-Star (end of season) (SP) ... National League Player of the Week (August 11-August 17) ... New York Mets Player of the Year ... NL Pitcher of the Month (September)4
2009NL Pitcher of the Month (April)1
2012National League Player of the Week (May 28-June 3)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2015-07-06PFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentReleased by Blue Jays36.115  
2015-04-11PToronto Blue JaysBuffalo (AAA)-DL-7InjuredDL7 Injured36.029Team Roster on 2015-04-11
2015-04-09PToronto Blue JaysBuffalo (AAA)-MinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Buffalo (AAA)36.027Team Roster on 2015-04-09
2015-02-26PToronto Blue JaysToronto Blue Jays (MLB)-MinorsContractSigned to Minor League Contract35.350Team Roster on 2015-02-26
2014-10-31PFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentGranted free agency35.232  
2014-06-09PBaltimore OriolesBaltimore Orioles (MLB)-DL-60InjuredDL60 Transferred to 60-day DL35.088Team Roster on 2014-06-09
2014-06-02PBaltimore OriolesBaltimore Orioles (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Recovery from left shoulder surgery35.081Team Roster on 2014-06-02
2014-06-02PBaltimore OriolesBaltimore Orioles (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveContract purchased from minors35.081Team Roster on 2014-06-02
2014-05-30PBaltimore OriolesNorfolk (AAA)-MinorsActivated MinorsActivated from disabled list35.078Team Roster on 2014-05-30
2014-04-18PBaltimore OriolesNorfolk (AAA)-DL-7InjuredDL7 Injured35.036Team Roster on 2014-04-18
2014-04-16PBaltimore OriolesNorfolk (AAA)-MinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Norfolk (AAA)35.034Team Roster on 2014-04-16
2014-03-06PBaltimore OriolesBaltimore Orioles (MLB)-MinorsContractSigned to Minor League Contract34.359Team Roster on 2014-03-06
2013-11-02PFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentMets declined option, declared free agency34.234  
2013-11-02PNew York MetsNew York Mets (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL34.234Team Roster on 2013-11-02
2013-04-07PNew York MetsNew York Mets (MLB)-DL-60InjuredDL60 Transferred to 60-day DL34.025Team Roster on 2013-04-07
2013-03-31PNew York MetsNew York Mets (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 left elbow surgery34.018Team Roster on 2013-03-31
2012-10-17PNew York MetsNew York Mets (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL33.218Team Roster on 2012-10-17
2012-08-22SPNew York MetsNew York Mets (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Lower back inflammation33.162Team Roster on 2012-08-22
2012-08-12SPNew York MetsNew York Mets (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL33.152Team Roster on 2012-08-12
2012-08-05SPNew York MetsBrooklyn (A-)YDL-15InjuredAssigned to Brooklyn (A-) for rehab33.145Team Roster on 2012-08-05
2012-07-21SPNew York MetsNew York Mets (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Sprained right ankle33.130Team Roster on 2012-07-21
2012-05-07SPNew York MetsNew York Mets (MLB)YActive--33.055Team Roster on 2012-05-07
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2011-10-24InjuredActivated from DL 
2011-05-08InjuredTransferred to 60-day DL 
2011-03-30InjuredDisabled -- Left shoulder surgery 
2009-10-14InjuredActivated from DL 
2009-08-25InjuredDisabled -- Bone chips in left elbow 
2008-02-02ContractSigned by Mets (6-years) 
2008-02-02TradeTraded by Twins to Mets for Carlos Gomez, Philip Humber, Kevin Muley and Deolis Guerra 
2001-09-21InjuredActivated from DL 
2001-09-01InjuredTransferred to 60-day DL 
2001-07-12InjuredDisabled -- with a partial tear of the flexor muscle origin in his left elbow 
1999-12-13TradeTraded by Marlins to Twins for Jared Camp and Cash. 
1995-07-02ContractSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Astros. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
1995Houston Astros-1615,000-------15,000Signing Bonus as an amateur free agent
2000Minnesota TwinsTeam Payroll21200,000-75824-1,394,248200,000215,000
2001Minnesota TwinsTeam Payroll22212,500-72723201,897,758200,000427,500
2002Minnesota TwinsTeam Payroll23200,000-75729-2,011,045200,000627,500
2003Minnesota TwinsTeam Payroll24335,000-56120302,163,527300,000962,500
2004Minnesota TwinsTeam Payroll251,600,000-3048672,070,100300,0002,562,500
2005Minnesota TwinsTeam Payroll264,750,000-148784++2,189,055300,0007,312,500
2006Minnesota TwinsTeam Payroll278,750,000-76491++2,365,072327,00016,062,500
2007Minnesota TwinsTeam Payroll2813,000,000-27197++2,459,737380,00029,062,500
2008New York MetsTeam Payroll2916,984,216-72100++2,696,252390,00046,046,716
2009New York MetsTeam Payroll3018,876,139-82100++2,746,792400,00064,922,855
2010New York MetsTeam Payroll3120,144,707-51100++2,812,412400,00085,067,562
2012New York MetsTeam Payroll3323,145,011-31100++2,954,887480,000108,212,573
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red