The son of former major-leaguer Rafael Santana has a great bat (.402 batting average), but not a lot of pop. At 17, he’s also young and raw, so it’s immediately hard to project what can happen.
He was drafted as a third baseman, and given his genes, his room for greatness is high. He’s also a pitcher with a 91 mph fastball, so there’s plenty of room for variety. This could turn out to be a solid pick after much development in the Dodgers farm system.
After Santana, the Dodgers’ next two high school draftees are solid, but it's unclear what they’ll project to.
Scott Barlow, the team’s sixth-round pick, had three games of double-digit strikeouts his senior year, but also has some issues with control as seen by his 42 walks. There's also a question of whether or not he'll honor his scholarship to Fresno State.
Tenth-round pick Jamaal Moore only pitched in relief in five games his senior year (nine strikeouts in 4.2 innings) after going 8-1 his junior year in leading Westchester (Calif.) High School to a City Section Division II championship.
Both are great pitchers, but there's much room for them to get better, and while Barlow is perhaps the more exciting of the two with his high strikeout total, neither one stands out at the moment, especially compared to Santana.