Jose De Los Santos (minors04)

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Jose J. De Los Santos

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 11", Weight 160 lb.

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Jose De Los Santos played several years in the minors as a singles specialist. He debuted in 2004 with the Bristol White Sox, hitting .314/.338/.373. He led the Appalachian League in singles and tied for 9th in average. He was named the league's All-Star utility infielder, the lone Bristol player to make the All-Star team. Despite his low slugging percentage, he tied Javier Castillo for his team's lead with 35 RBI.

In 2005, the Dominican batted .294/.329/.355 for the Kannapolis Intimidators, leading his club in average. The next year, he hit .297/.338/.356 with the Winston-Salem Warthogs. Had he qualified, he would have ranked 3rd in the Carolina League in average.

Moving to the Pittsburgh Pirates chain in 2007, he split time between the Hickory Crawdads (.326/.381/.393 in 25 G) and the Lynchburg Hillcats (.306/.347/.387 in 29 G); with Hickory, one of his teammates was a fellow infielder also named Jose De Los Santos.

With the independent Ottawa Rapides of 2008, De Los Santos batted .288/.337/.339. From 2004-2008, his minor league average was .299.