Santana was born in 1992 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. He was signed by the Phillies in 2009, and has spent the last two plus years in Rookie ball and then A-ball. He has been pretty good in those two years hitting for a .287 average.
The Astros brass apparently all agreed to get him, but who knows. He is a nineteen year old, with plus skills in several areas, but will have to work into his body. Only time will tell with a player this young, but the Astros also got 3 other top prospects. So, it looks like they got a decent deal and some more influx of Dominican baseball talent.
|Apparently that is Domingo Santana at second base, by tedkerwin on Flickr|