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Estarlin De Los Santos

MLB Player information
NameEstarlin De Los Santos
PositionShortstop
BatsRight
ThrowsRight

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Estarlin De Los Santos (Starling) (born January 20, 1987) is a Minor League Baseball infielder in the Minnesota Twins organization, he is currently assigned to their Class-A Advanced affiliate, Fort Myers Miracle.

The 5'10", 165 lb. Dominican signed with Twins as a non-drafted free agent shortly after his eighteenth birthday in 2005. Though he played poorly his first professional season with the Gulf Coast League Twins (.195 batting average, no home runs and only two runs batted in with a .889 fielding percentage), he has shown steady improvement in the three seasons since, In 2007 with the Beloit Snappers, De Los Santos tied for the league lead with 60 runs scored, second with six triples, fourth with 75 hits and third with 27 stolen bases. He was named the Appalachian League player of the week (July 10 16, 2007) and a Post-Season All-Star.

De Los Santos has primarily played shortstop thus far in the Twins farm system, however, he has seen some action at second base as well. He played Winter ball with Gigantes del Cibao of the Dominican Winter Baseball League in 2009, and on November 20, 2009, he was added to the Twins' 40 man roster.




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