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 Fielding

Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1983 STL NL 25 2B 9 1 0 18.2 7 2 4 1 1 .857 -1 -51 2.89 0.67 .979 5.35 5.31
1983 STL NL 25 SS 6 0 0 9.1 4 1 2 1 1 .750 -1 -180 2.89 0.50 .968 4.82 4.83
1983 STL NL 25 3B 4 0 0 6.0 4 0 2 2 1 .500 -1 -200 3.00 0.50 .950 2.70 2.70
1984 NYM NL 26 SS 50 42 36 377.2 202 92 104 6 34 .970 -6 -19 4.67 3.92 .965 4.87 4.86
1985 NYM NL 27 SS 153 145 132 1338.0 722 301 396 25 81 .965 -5 -4 4.69 4.56 .963 4.88 4.88
1986 NYM NL 28 SS 137 111 88 1044.1 588 203 369 16 68 .973 9 10 4.93 4.18 .963 4.75 4.76
1986 NYM NL 28 2B 1 0 0 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 5.40 5.20
1987 NYM NL 29 SS 138 129 102 1125.1 626 213 396 17 82 .973 1 1 4.87 4.41 .965 4.72 4.69
1988 NYY AL 30 SS 148 147 116 1255.2 645 202 421 22 96 .966 -9 -9 4.47 4.21 .971 4.69 4.65
1990 CLE AL 32 SS 7 4 1 34.0 11 2 9 0 2 1.000 -1 -39 2.91 1.57 .973 4.74 4.69
7 Seasons SS 639 578 475 5184.1 2798 1014 1697 87 364 .969 -13 -3 4.71 4.24 .965 4.77 4.76
2 Seasons 2B 10 1 0 19.1 7 2 4 1 1 .857 -1 -50 2.79 0.60 .979 5.35 5.30
1 Season 3B 4 0 0 6.0 4 0 2 2 1 .500 -1 -200 3.00 0.50 .950 2.70 2.70
7 Seasons TOT 653 579 475 5209.2 2809 1016 1703 90 366 .968 -14 -3 4.70 4.16 .965 4.77 4.75
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
1983 STL NL 25 2B -1 -51 -1 -1 -0 0
1983 STL NL 25 SS -1 -180 -1 -1 -0 0
1983 STL NL 25 3B -1 -200 -1 -1 -0 0
1984 NYM NL 26 SS -6 -19 -7 -3 -4 1
1985 NYM NL 27 SS -5 -4 -4 -2 -2 -1
1986 NYM NL 28 SS 9 10 11 9 1 -2
1986 NYM NL 28 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0
1987 NYM NL 29 SS 1 1 1 -1 2 0
1988 NYY AL 30 SS -9 -9 -12 2 -14 3
1990 CLE AL 32 SS -1 -39 -1 0 -1 0
7 Seasons SS -13 -3 -14 4 -18 1
2 Seasons 2B -1 -50 -1 -1 -0 0
1 Season 3B -1 -200 -1 -1 -0 0
7 Seasons TOT -14 -3 -15 2 -18 1

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1983 STL NL 25 30 1 30 19 0 0 0 8 5 6 0 0 0 0 0 7 14
1984 NYM NL 26 51 42 51 50 0 0 0 0 0 50 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
1985 NYM NL 27 154 145 154 153 0 0 0 0 0 153 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1986 NYM NL 28 139 111 139 138 0 0 0 1 0 137 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1987 NYM NL 29 139 129 139 138 0 0 0 0 0 138 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
1988 NYY AL 30 148 147 148 148 0 0 0 0 0 148 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1990 CLE AL 32 7 4 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Seasons 668 579 668 653 0 0 0 9 5 639 0 0 0 0 0 13 17
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- SS*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 643 63 463 163 363 GB GBs GBr LD LDs LDf
1983 STL NL 25 46 67% 85% 24% 2 50% 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
1984 NYM NL 26 1634 61% 78% 22% 135 96% 1 94 39 44 11 107 89 14 0 2 6 1 5 0 5 34 11 6 12 0 1 32 17 15 1 0 1
1985 NYM NL 27 5518 57% 79% 26% 504 96% 2 301 138 127 35 393 317 60 0 5 25 1 22 2 21 81 25 6 22 11 8 74 31 41 6 1 3
1986 NYM NL 28 4304 58% 78% 31% 438 93% 7 207 78 98 32 372 285 66 1 3 16 1 14 1 14 69 21 6 15 7 9 63 28 31 2 1 1
1987 NYM NL 29 4768 54% 79% 32% 468 88% 2 215 76 105 34 393 308 73 1 4 17 1 14 2 14 83 28 7 24 10 5 77 36 41 3 1 1
1988 NYY AL 30 5423 64% 81% 32% 545 88% 14 200 101 77 22 422 313 89 1 4 22 0 14 8 17 98 48 3 24 7 10 93 52 41 2 0 2
1990 CLE AL 32 155 64% 78% 33% 10 90% 0 2 1 1 0 9 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0
7 Seasons 21848 59% 79% 30% 2102 91% 26 1020 433 453 134 1697 1320 303 3 18 87 4 70 13 72 368 133 29 97 35 33 341 166 169 15 4 8
MLB Averages 58% 81% 30% 91%

Advanced Fielding -- 2B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 643 543 463 43 GB GBs GBr LD LDs LDf
1983 STL NL 25 87 51% 82% 26% 7 86% 0 2 2 0 0 4 3 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
1986 NYM NL 28 2 100% 100% 100% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Seasons 89 52% 82% 28% 7 86% 0 2 2 0 0 4 3 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
MLB Averages 58% 81% 30% 94%

Advanced Fielding -- 3B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 543 53 GB LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
1983 STL NL 25 37 49% 59% 16% 4 50% 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
1 Season 37 49% 59% 16% 4 50% 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
MLB Averages 58% 81% 30% 90% 70%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Errors Committeds c a p y
1985 NL  25 (5th)
1988 AL  22 (5th)

Def. Games as SS s c a p y
1985 NL  153 (3rd)
1987 NL  138 (3rd)
1988 AL  148 (5th)

Putouts as SS s c a p y
1985 NL  301 (1st)
1987 NL  213 (3rd)

Assists as SS s c a p y
1986 NL  369 (5th)
1987 NL  396 (3rd)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1985 NL  25 (5th)
1988 AL  22 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as SS s c a p y
1985 NL  81 (4th)
1986 NL  68 (5th)
1987 NL  82 (2nd)

Total Zone Runs as SS s c a p y
1986 NL  9 (3rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as SSs c a p y
1986 NL  4.93 (5th)
Career  4.71 (54th)

Fielding % as SS s c a p y
1985 NL  .965 (3rd)
1986 NL  .973 (3rd)
1987 NL  .973 (2nd)
Career  .969 (97th)

                                         

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

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