Ralph Santana joins the CWL and is the 2nd coach to do so from the Frontier League. Santana is currently in his fifth season with the Southern Illinois Miners and is their hitting and third base coach.
Ralph started his professional baseball career in 2001, with the Milwaukee Brewers farm system. He finished his 2001 season with the Ogden Raptors in the top 10 in batting average (.337) in the Pioneer League. He also played in the Phillies farm system in 2004. Santana holds the Miners single season batting record with a .342 average and played in the Frontier League All-Star game in the 2007 season.