In 143 games for Washington this season, the third baseman hit.291/.347/.399 with six home runs and 67 RBIs, hitting.291/.347/.399 with six home runs and 67 RBIs. His 175 hits in 1936 are the most by a youngster in a single season in the modern era, as are his 13 triples and 100 runs scored. Ted Williams, who played in 1941 when he was 19 years old, is second with 176 hits in 1945.
During his senior year at St. Louis University, Pete Rose led the nation's top-selling high school team in batting average, wins produced, and game scores. The Brooklyn Dodgers selected him with one of the first five picks in the 1959 Major League Baseball draft. He signed with the club on June 12, becoming the youngest player in history to join the Dodgers. Over the next nine seasons, Rose won two National League pennants and one World Series ring while accumulating more than 2,000 hits. In 1969, his career was interrupted by military service during which time teammate Joe Morgan took over as captain of the club. Upon Rose's return in 1970, he was named manager of the team, a position he held until 1989 when he became CEO of the franchise. He retired in 2002 after twenty-one seasons as an owner/manager of a baseball team, ranking fourth all-time behind Clark Griffith (twenty-four), William DeWitt (thirty-two), and Fred Claire (fifty-three).
It all started with his rookie season with the Nationals in 2012, when he hit.270/.340/.477 with 22 home runs, 59 RBIs, and 18 stolen bases in 139 games. He concluded the season with 5.2 WAR, the most for a teenage position player in the contemporary era, and 57 extra-base hits, the most in a teenage season in the current era.
The next year, he improved upon those numbers, hitting.293/.374/.542 with 31 home runs, 91 RBIs, and 16 SBs in 154 games. He had 6.0 WAR, second only to Mike Trout among teenagers on record.
In 2015, Santana made his first All-Star team, finishing the season with a.284 average, 39 homers, and 102 RBIs. He finished second in MVP voting that year after leading the National League in hits (244), doubles (49), total bases (395), and slugging percentage (.594).
Santana will begin the 2016 season again with the Nationals, making him eligible to be drafted again this summer.
Lewis went on to become a two-time All-Star for the Senators, first in 1938 and then again in 1947 after returning from World War II duty. His career batting average of.443 is also a National League record for a right-handed hitter.
Lewis started out as a shortstop but moved to third base when the position became more specialized during his early years with the club. He returned to short stop for the final three seasons of his career. In between, he played some center field when needed.
He finished with a.441 career average, scoring 100 or more twice and driving in 100 or more runs five times. His 2,060 total bases are second only to Joe DiMaggio's 2,063 in this category.
Lewis' NL records have since been surpassed by several other players but he still holds many minor league records to this day. He has long been considered one of the best hitters in baseball history and was voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1986.
His career batting average of.443 is the highest of any player who spent their entire career with one team. The next highest is Joe DiMaggio at.400.