Farm fresh: All-Star season begins with Loons’ Santana’s selection

Dennis Santana. Photo courtesy of the Great Lakes Loons.

Dennis Santana. Photo courtesy of the Great Lakes Loons.

By Cary Osborne

Here’s the next example of how win-loss record doesn’t explain how well a pitcher is pitching.

That example’s name is Dennis Santana, and he will represent the Dodgers’ Single-A partner the Great Lakes Loons in the 2016 Midwest League All-Star Game on June 21 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Santana, who is 0-7, was the Loons’ lone selection for the game. He has a 2.96 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 50 strikeouts and 29 walks in 48 2/3 innings.

The 20-year-old hasn’t surrendered more than three runs in any of his nine starts this season. The Loons have scored 12 runs in those nine starts.

Last July 13, Santana got married on the mound at Ogden’s Lindquist Field and then started that same night.

The converted shortstop signed with the Dodgers as a 16 year old in 2013.

 

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