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Domingo Santana Poised for Breakout 2016

Domingo Santana was one of four prospects acquired by the Brewers in a July trade that sent outfielder Carlos Gomez to the Houston Astros, and he remains the most ready prospect in the deal.

Santana received 121 at-bats with the Brewers in 2015, posting a slash line of .231/.345/.421 with 6 home runs and 18 runs batted in. If we give him the per 400 at-bat rate on those numbers, he would have 24 home runs and 72 runs batted in.

That’s why we have him as one of our breakout hitters in 2016. (More will be unveiled later in the week)

Santana will have his work cut out for him to get a starting job, as the Brewers have a log jam in the outfield with him being better suited as a corner outfielder instead of a centerfielder.

In 2016, you can expect a 20-plus home run season from Santana, with a majority of his games likely to come at Miller Park, a ballpark that favors right-handed batters.

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