Left-handed pitcher Dallas Keuchel vs outfield prospect Doming Santana
In this match-up:
28 - Dallas Keuchel
To say that Dallas Keuchel had a bad year would be an understatement. In 85.1 innings, 16 starts, Keuchel posted a 5.27 ERA while walking more guys than he struck out, but that's something Keuchel's minor league track record suggests won't be the case. His minor league record also suggests he is due for some improvement if given the opportunity, as he's struggled at each new level in professional ball. If Keuchel imrpoves his walk rate and gets some favorable regression in his left-on-base percentage, he could be in for a surpising year as a back-of-the-rotation starter.
38 - Domingo Santana
It's hard to believe that outfielder Domingo Santana was the player to be named later in the Hunter Pence trade that included Jonathan Singleton and Jarred Cosart, but thems the breaks. Santana followed up 2011 with a spectacular offensive season in 2012. He surpassed 500 plate apperances for the first time in his professional career and hit .302/.385/.536 with 23 homers and that was as a 19 year old. He will likely get a shot to produce similar numbers at AA next season as a 20 year old.
Who should advance to the second round?
Dallas Keuchel (17 votes)
Domingo Santana (86 votes)
103 total votes