Domingo Santana was recently optioned down to the Milwaukee Brewers minor league system. But, he is a young, talented player the Kansas City Royals should consider pursuing.
The Kansas City Royals are starting to clean house. That means they need to bring in some new faces. Domingo Santana recently was sent down to Milwaukee’s Triple A affiliate, the Colorado Springs Sky Sox. Though he has a lot of talent, the Brewers have a strong cast of outfielders, including former Royal Lorenzo Cain. So, they couldn’t justify giving him playing time if it meant having to leave red hot hitters Eric Thames and Jesus Aguilar on the bench.
This season, he has played in 62 games for the Brewers. His average sits at .249, and he’s knocked in 17 RBI’s. Though the outfielder has had a rough start to his 2018 season, that doesn’t mean he isn’t worth the pursuit.
In 2017, his stat line was .278 / .371 / .505. He was impressive. But, he played in nearly every game.
The 2017 season was his career best season. Although so far 2018 has been a disappointment for him, he’s due for a turn-around. In 2017, he had a consistent place in the Brewers lineup. With the acquisition of better, more seasoned outfielders, he no longer fits in the system.
Is Santana a potential target?
The Milwaukee Brewers are a potential trade partner for the Kansas City Royals. They could potentially target Whit Merrifield or Danny Duffy.
Domingo Santana is young; he’s only 25. Though he hasn’t had a spectacular season so far, he is bound to turn it around. He is at least worth looking into. He is a guy with some experience that could be a beneficial piece in the rebuild.
To get a guy that the Brewers don’t seem to have in their plans anyways, they Kansas City Royals may get a steal for him. Plus, if Milwaukee is interested enough, the Royals may end up scoring a few more of the Brewers young and talented players in their minor league system.