Aug 21, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Twins shortstop Danny Santana (39) fields a ground ball in the fifth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Target Field. The Minnesota Twins win 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports
Probably one of the most interesting discussions this spring will be how well Santana takes to the new home in the infield. He is going to come in as the clear-cut favorite to win the starting shortstop job. However, Eduardo Escobar is going to provide some stiff competition.
Last season’s batting average is not going to repeat itself in 2015 for Santana, and he’s actually a worse defensive shortstop than Escobar. If Santana struggles with taking to the role, he could definitely have it swept out from under him by Escobar. I think the most likely scenario this spring is that the Twins allow Santana to work out the kinks, and then use the progress to determine his leash heading into the 2015 season.