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Daniel Santin: Backstop of the Future?

When your dad is one of the top eyes for talent in all of major league baseball, winters spent lounging and relaxing are closer to fantasy-land than any sort of reality. As the son of such a baseball man, in the process of working your way through the minor leagues, you know you'll never be far from the game.

If you are Mariners prospect Daniel Santin, this is the life you live. An emerging left-handed hitting catcher in the Mariners farm system, Santin raked his way to a .325 average in the Arizona Rookie League as a first-year pro last season. His father, Rudy Santin, is a scout for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays and one of the best in the business, having signed 16 current big-leaguers. No pressure...

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