Rafael Santana

Rafael Francisco (De La Cruz) Santana

Position: Shortstop
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 165 lb.

Born: January 31, 1958 in La Romana, La Romana, Dominican Republic
Signed
by the New York Yankees as an amateur free agent in 1976. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 5, 1983 (Age 25)
Teams (by GP): Mets/Yankees/Cardinals/Indians 1983-1990

Final Game: April 23, 1990 (Age 32)
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Standard Batting

Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1983 25 STL NL 30 17 14 1 3 0 0 0 2 0 1 2 2 .214 .353 .214 .567 61 3 0 1 0 0 0 /465
1984 26 NYM NL 51 162 152 14 42 11 1 1 12 0 3 9 17 .276 .317 .382 .698 97 58 3 0 1 0 0 6
1985 27 NYM NL 154 564 529 41 136 19 1 1 29 1 0 29 54 .257 .295 .302 .597 69 160 14 0 4 2 12 *6
1986 28 NYM NL 139 436 394 38 86 11 0 1 28 0 0 36 43 .218 .285 .254 .539 52 100 15 2 1 3 12 *6/4
1987 29 NYM NL 139 470 439 41 112 21 2 5 44 1 1 29 57 .255 .302 .346 .648 76 152 11 1 0 1 10 *6
1988 30 NYY AL 148 521 480 50 115 12 1 4 38 1 2 33 61 .240 .289 .294 .583 65 141 17 1 5 2 0 *6
1990 32 CLE AL 7 13 13 3 3 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 .231 .231 .462 .692 90 6 1 0 0 0 0 /6
7 Yrs 668 2183 2021 188 497 74 5 13 156 3 7 138 234 .246 .295 .307 .601 68 620 61 5 11 8 34
162 Game Avg. 162 529 490 46 121 18 1 3 38 1 2 33 57 .246 .295 .307 .601 68 150 15 1 3 2 8
NYM (4 yrs) 483 1632 1514 134 376 62 4 8 113 2 4 103 171 .248 .296 .310 .607 69 470 43 3 6 6 34
STL (1 yr) 30 17 14 1 3 0 0 0 2 0 1 2 2 .214 .353 .214 .567 61 3 0 1 0 0 0
CLE (1 yr) 7 13 13 3 3 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 .231 .231 .462 .692 90 6 1 0 0 0 0
NYY (1 yr) 148 521 480 50 115 12 1 4 38 1 2 33 61 .240 .289 .294 .583 65 141 17 1 5 2 0
NL (5 yrs) 513 1649 1528 135 379 62 4 8 115 2 5 105 173 .248 .297 .310 .607 69 473 43 4 6 6 34
AL (2 yrs) 155 534 493 53 118 12 1 5 41 1 2 33 61 .239 .287 .298 .586 66 147 18 1 5 2 0

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1983 25 STL NL 30 17 -1 -0 0 -3 1 -4 -0.4 1 -3 -0.3 .487 .498 0.0 -0.3 0 /465
1984 26 NYM NL 51 162 0 -1 0 -6 3 -4 -0.4 6 2 0.2 .492 .497 0.8 -0.4 8 $40,000 6
1985 27 NYM NL 154 564 -19 -0 0 -5 9 -14 -1.6 19 5 0.3 .489 .490 0.8 0.5 10 $125,000 *6
1986 28 NYM NL 139 436 -24 -0 0 9 8 -8 -0.9 15 7 0.6 .494 .495 -0.4 1.7 -2 $235,000 *6/4
1987 29 NYM NL 139 470 -18 -2 -0 1 8 -11 -1.1 16 5 0.5 .492 .493 0.2 0.9 4 $250,000 *6
1988 30 NYY AL 148 521 -21 -0 -2 -9 9 -22 -2.3 18 -5 -0.6 .484 .485 0.3 0.1 4 $425,000 *6
1990 32 CLE AL 7 13 -0 0 -0 -1 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .481 .499 0.0 -0.1 0 $250,000 /6
7 Seasons 668 2183 -82 -4 -1 -14 37 -64 -6.9 75 10 0.5 .490 .492 1.7 2.4 25 $1,325,000
NYM (4 yrs) 483 1632 -61 -4 1 -1 28 -37 -4.1 56 19 1.5 .492 .493 1.4 2.8 20 $650,000
STL (1 yr) 30 17 -1 -0 0 -3 1 -4 -0.4 1 -3 -0.3 .487 .498 0.0 -0.3 0
CLE (1 yr) 7 13 -0 0 -0 -1 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .481 .499 0.0 -0.1 0 $250,000
NYY (1 yr) 148 521 -21 -0 -2 -9 9 -22 -2.3 18 -5 -0.6 .484 .485 0.3 0.1 4 $425,000

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
1983 25 STL NL 17 12 1 2.2 97 .250 .214 .264 .353 .333 .214 .392 .567 .725 61 .237 -0.6 -0.1 .417 .071 .000
1984 26 NYM NL 162 117 17 3.9 93 .306 .276 .262 .317 .327 .382 .381 .698 .708 97 .470 -0.8 -0.1 .552 .145 .105 .0
1985 27 NYM NL 564 413 45 2.9 94 .284 .257 .259 .295 .327 .302 .386 .597 .712 69 .341 -22.8 -2.4 .467 .102 .045 1.0
1986 28 NYM NL 436 327 27 2.2 96 .241 .218 .259 .285 .329 .254 .391 .539 .720 52 .230 -25.5 -2.6 .427 .127 .036 .0
1987 29 NYM NL 470 340 44 3.5 102 .283 .255 .263 .302 .332 .346 .410 .648 .742 76 .360 -15.5 -1.5 .537 .157 .091 1.7
1988 30 NYY AL 521 391 38 2.6 94 .266 .240 .258 .289 .323 .294 .389 .583 .712 65 .276 -23.2 -2.4 .453 .121 .054 1.6
1990 32 CLE AL 13 11 1 2.4 94 .167 .231 .258 .231 .326 .462 .386 .692 .712 90 .254 -0.3 -0.0 .545 .231 .231 .0
7 Yrs 2183 1611 173 2.9 96 .272 .246 .260 .295 .327 .307 .392 .601 .720 68 .318 -88.7 -9.0 .477 .127 .061 4.9
162 Game Avg. 529 391 42 2.9 96 .272 .246 .260 .295 .327 .307 .392 .601 .720 68 .318 -88.7 -9.0 .477 .127 .061 1
NYM (4 yrs) 1632 1197 133 3.0 97 .274 .248 .260 .296 .329 .310 .394 .607 .722 69 .332 -64.6 -6.6 .484 .129 .062 3.2
STL (1 yr) 17 12 1 2.2 97 .250 .214 .264 .353 .333 .214 .392 .567 .725 61 .237 -0.6 -0.1 .417 .071 .000
CLE (1 yr) 13 11 1 2.4 94 .167 .231 .258 .231 .326 .462 .386 .692 .712 90 .254 -0.3 -0.0 .545 .231 .231 .0
NYY (1 yr) 521 391 38 2.6 94 .266 .240 .258 .289 .323 .294 .389 .583 .712 65 .276 -23.2 -2.4 .453 .121 .054 1.6
NL (5 yrs) 1649 1209 134 3.0 97 .274 .248 .261 .297 .329 .310 .394 .607 .722 69 .331 -65.3 -6.7 .484 .128 .062 3.2
AL (2 yrs) 534 402 39 2.6 94 .263 .239 .258 .287 .323 .298 .389 .586 .712 66 .275 -23.5 -2.4 .456 .124 .059 1.7

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1986 28 NYM NL NLCS HOU W 6 17 17 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .176 .176 .176 .353 3 1 0 0 0 0
1986 28 NYM NL WS BOS W 7 24 20 3 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 5 .250 .318 .250 .568 5 0 0 2 0 1
1 Yr (2 Series) 13 41 37 3 8 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 8 .216 .256 .216 .473 8 1 0 2 0 1
1 NLCS 6 17 17 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .176 .176 .176 .353 3 1 0 0 0 0
1 WS 7 24 20 3 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 5 .250 .318 .250 .568 5 0 0 2 0 1

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
1983 25 STL NL 17 0.0% 11.8% 11.8% 0.0% 0% 1.00 7.0 7.0 1.25 71%
1984 26 NYM NL 162 0.6% 10.5% 5.6% 8.0% 31% 1.89 8.9 152.0 12.7 1.47 83%
1985 27 NYM NL 564 0.2% 9.6% 5.1% 3.7% 15% 1.86 9.8 529.0 18.2 1.38 84%
1986 28 NYM NL 436 0.2% 9.9% 8.3% 2.8% 14% 1.19 9.2 394.0 14.1 1.31 81%
1987 29 NYM NL 470 1.1% 12.1% 6.2% 6.0% 25% 1.97 7.7 87.8 10.0 1.27 80%
1988 30 NYY AL 521 0.8% 11.7% 6.3% 3.3% 15% 1.85 7.9 120.0 12.6 0.89 1.22 80% 20% 3.1% 40%
1990 32 CLE AL 13 7.7% 0.0% 0.0% 7.7% 33% 13.0 4.3 1.17 2.67 92% 0% 16.7% 0%
7 Yrs 2183 0.6% 10.7% 6.3% 4.2% 19% 1.70 8.6 155.5 13.0 0.90 1.31 82% 19% 3.6% 39%
MLB Averages 2.2% 14.6% 8.5% 6.8% 29% 1.71 6.1 40.9 8.4 0.80 1.06 73% 20% 6.6% 26%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
1983 25 STL NL -0.6 -0.1 19 0.5 0.8 -0.3 1.62 -0.0 0.3 0.4 0.0 0.89 -0.3 1.29 4
1984 26 NYM NL -0.8 -0.1 168 0.1 2.5 -2.4 .91 0.3 -0.1 -3.1 -0.3 0.91 0.6 0.29 1
1985 27 NYM NL -22.8 -2.4 578 -2.4 7.1 -9.5 .96 -2.1 -0.4 -25.5 -2.7 0.96 -21.4 0.95 1
1986 28 NYM NL -25.5 -2.6 440 -1.6 5.3 -6.8 .92 -2.1 0.4 -19.5 -2.0 0.97 -22.7 1.69 2
1987 29 NYM NL -15.5 -1.5 477 -1.8 6.5 -8.3 .92 -1.7 -0.2 -17.5 -1.8 0.96 -19.8 0.21 1
1988 30 NYY AL -23.2 -2.4 532 -3.2 5.6 -8.8 .87 -2.9 -0.7 -26.7 -2.7 0.93 -31.1 0
1990 32 CLE AL -0.3 -0.0 13 -0.2 0.1 -0.2 .60 -0.0 -0.2 0.4 0.0 0.81 -0.6 0
7 Yrs -88.7 -9.0 2227 -8.5 27.8 -36.4 .92 -8.6 -0.6 -91.3 -9.4 0.95 -95.3 1.11 9

Baserunning & Misc. Stats*

Year Age Tm Lg ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH
1983 25 STL NL 0 0 5% 29 0 1 0% 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 40% 4 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0
1984 26 NYM NL 3 0 25% 78 0 3 0% 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 3 58% 5 4 1 1 1 0 6 0 6
1985 27 NYM NL 13 0 24% 247 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 7 0 1 1 5 16 51% 27 15 12 4 3 1 16 3 11
1986 28 NYM NL 10 0 30% 161 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 1 9 46% 19 12 7 2 2 0 18 6 11
1987 29 NYM NL 3 0 26% 180 1 1 50% 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 0 0 3 2 6 46% 14 10 4 4 3 1 17 5 11
1988 30 NYY AL 6 0 32% 187 1 2 33% 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 4 1 0 11 42% 31 23 8 10 6 4 14 3 11
1990 32 CLE AL 0 0 100% 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50% 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Yrs 35 0 27% 884 3 7 30% 3 6 0 0 0 1 3 1 23 0 8 6 8 47 47% 102 67 35 22 16 6 71 17 50

Situational Batting*

Hits Pinch Hitting Home Runs SH GIDP PrdOut BaseRunners Advances
Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu
1983 25 STL NL 17 71% 3 4 0 0 0 1.29 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 2 25% 0 0 0 0 0
1984 26 NYM NL 162 33% 42 1 0 0 0 0.29 1 0 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 100% 23 3 13% 12 7 58% 84 11 13% 7 5 71% 3 1 33% 0
1985 27 NYM NL 564 38% 136 1 0 0 0 0.95 1 0 10 1 0 0 1 0 5 4 80% 101 14 14% 50 17 34% 333 32 10% 31 13 42% 18 10 56% 0
1986 28 NYM NL 436 42% 86 2 0 0 0 1.69 1 0 13 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 100% 85 15 18% 35 16 46% 278 32 12% 25 15 60% 14 7 50% 0
1987 29 NYM NL 470 39% 112 1 0 0 0 0.21 5 0 12 2 3 2 3 0 2 0 0% 76 11 14% 40 10 25% 296 42 14% 26 13 50% 22 8 36% 0
1988 30 NYY AL 521 30% 115 10 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 13 3 1 2 2 0 9 5 56% 85 17 20% 40 16 40% 297 36 12% 22 10 45% 14 6 43% 0
1990 32 CLE AL 13 23% 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 50% 1 0 0% 7 2 29% 1 1 100% 0 0 0
7 Yrs 2183 37% 497 10 0 9 0 0 0 1.11 13 0 53 6 7 5 8 0 18 11 61% 372 61 16% 178 66 37% 1303 157 12% 112 57 51% 71 32 45% 0
MLB Averages 60% 76% 11% 35% 15% 52% 55%

Pitch Summary -- Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Pit Pit/PA Str Str% L/Str S/Str F/Str I/Str AS/Str I/Bll AS/Pit Con 1stS 30% 30c 30s 20% 20c 20s 31% 31c 31s L/SO S/SO L/SO% PAu Pitu Stru
1988 30 NYY AL 521 1870 3.59 1188 63.5% 30.6% 8.6% 25.0% 35.9% 69.4% 0.0% 44.1% 87.6% 21.3% 4.2% 22 0 14.2% 74 26 7.5% 39 21 18 43 29.5% 0 0 0
1990 32 CLE AL 13 33 2.54 20 60.6% 15.0% 5.0% 15.0% 65.0% 85.0% 0.0% 51.5% 94.1% 30.8% 0.0% 0 0 7.7% 1 1 7.7% 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs 534 1903 3.56 1208 63.5% 30.3% 8.5% 24.8% 36.3% 69.7% 0.0% 44.2% 87.8% 21.5% 4.1% 22 0 14.0% 75 27 7.5% 40 22 18 43 29.5% 0 0 0
MLB Averages 3.60 62.5% 24.4% 14.4% 26.9% 34.1% 75.4% 2.2% 47.1% 80.7% 32.2% 5.6% 15.6% 8.5% 26.1%

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1983 25 30 17 14 1 3 0 0 0 2 0 1 2 2 .214 .353 .214 .567 61 3 0 1 0 0 0
1984 26 81 179 166 15 45 11 1 1 14 0 4 11 19 .271 .320 .367 .688 94 61 3 1 1 0 0
1985 27 235 743 695 56 181 30 2 2 43 1 4 40 73 .260 .301 .318 .619 75 221 17 1 5 2 12
1986 28 374 1179 1089 94 267 41 2 3 71 1 4 76 116 .245 .295 .295 .590 66 321 32 3 6 5 24
1987 29 513 1649 1528 135 379 62 4 8 115 2 5 105 173 .248 .297 .310 .607 69 473 43 4 6 6 34
1988 30 661 2170 2008 185 494 74 5 12 153 3 7 138 234 .246 .295 .306 .601 68 614 60 5 11 8 34
1989 31 661 2170 2008 185 494 74 5 12 153 3 7 138 234 .246 .295 .306 .601 68 614 60 5 11 8 34
1990 32 668 2183 2021 188 497 74 5 13 156 3 7 138 234 .246 .295 .307 .601 68 620 61 5 11 8 34

Neutralized Batting

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
1983 25 30 17 14 1 3 0 0 0 2 0 2 2 .214 .353 .214 .567 1 30
1984 26 51 164 154 15 44 12 1 1 13 0 9 17 .286 .325 .396 .721 20 51
1985 27 154 574 537 45 144 20 1 1 32 1 31 54 .268 .307 .315 .622 52 154
1986 28 139 443 399 42 91 12 0 1 31 0 38 43 .228 .296 .266 .562 31 139
1987 29 139 473 441 42 114 21 2 5 45 1 30 57 .259 .307 .349 .656 47 139
1988 30 148 527 485 54 120 13 1 4 41 1 34 61 .247 .297 .303 .600 44 148
1990 32 7 14 14 4 4 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 .286 .286 .500 .786 2 7
7 Yrs 668 2212 2044 203 520 78 5 13 168 3 144 234 .254 .304 .317 .620 197 668
162 Game Avg. 162 536 496 49 126 19 1 3 41 1 35 57 .254 .304 .317 .620 48 668



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Defensive WARs c a p y
1986 NL  1.7 (6th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
1986 NL  12 (10th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1988 AL  17 (10th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 6 (1440), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Shortstop (417th), 0.5 career WAR/0.5 7yr-peak WAR/0.5 JAWS
Average HOF SS (out of 21) = 66.7 career WAR/42.8 7yr-peak WAR/54.7 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Rafael Francisco (De La raphael raffael rafeal Rafael Cruz) Santana santanna

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