Carlos Santana is a Dominican-American first baseman for the Kansas City Royals of Major League Baseball. On June 11, 2010, he made his MLB debut with the Cleveland Indians, and he also played for the Philadelphia Phillies in 2018.
He has represented the Dominican Republic in international competition, capturing the gold medal in the 2013 World Baseball Classic (WBC).
Santana, who is known for his plate discipline and power, has also established himself as a capable first baseman. He is 5 feet 11 inches (1.80 m) tall, weighs 210 pounds (95 kg), and is a switch hitter who throws right-handed.
Since 2011, Santana has hit at least 18 home runs while finishing in the top four in the league in bases on balls (with the exception of the truncated 2020 season).
In 2019, he was named to the MLB All-Star team, has played in the MLB Japan All-Star Series twice, and was awarded Wilson Defensive Player of the Year at first base in 2017.
Santana set club marks for a lifetime and single-season home runs, as well as career runs, batted in, among switch-hitters (RBIs).
He won MVP awards in both the High-A California League and the AA Eastern League in successive minor league seasons from 2008 to 2009.
He was also awarded the Indians’ top prospect in 2009 and 2010, as well as the High A Player of the Year in 2008.
How Much Does Dennis Santana Make?
Dennis Santana makes an annual average salary of $720,000.