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Hector Santiago

29-Year-Old Pitcher – Minnesota Twins

2017 Stats

W-L

4-8

ERA

5.63

WHIP

1.44

K

51

SV

0

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Santiago scuffled in three months of the season with a 5.25 ERA but bounced back with a 6-0 record and 1.78 ERA in six starts in July. He was then surprisingly traded to the Twins and failed to adapt ...

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2017 ADP:  444.61

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STATUS:  60-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Back     EST. RETURN:  3/1/2018
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 215   DOB: 12/16/1987
BORN: Newark, NJ   COLLEGE: Okaloosa-Walton (FL) CC   DRAFTED: 30th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Hector Santiago Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $8 million contract with the Twins in January 2017, avoiding arbitration.

September 8, 2017  –  Hector Santiago News

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Santiago (back) is unlikely to return to the mound this season, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

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Hector Santiago Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2010 22 A WIN 37 1 0 60.2 63 28 4 61 19 4 5 2 0 0 4.15 1.36
2011 23 A WIN 15 8 0 44.0 38 18 7 43 14 2 3 0 0 0 3.68 1.18
2011 23 AA BIR 15 15 0 83.1 70 33 4 74 39 7 5 0 0 0 3.56 1.31
2011 23 MAJ CWS 2 0 0 5.3 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.38
2012 24 AAA CHA 3 3 0 14.2 9 0 0 13 6 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.06
2012 24 MAJ CWS 42 4 0 70.3 54 26 10 79 40 4 1 4 2 4 3.33 1.34
2013 25 MAJ CWS 34 23 0 149.0 137 59 17 137 72 4 9 0 0 0 3.56 1.40
2014 26 AAA SAL 3 3 0 14.0 23 10 0 9 7 1 1 0 0 0 6.43 2.14
2014 26 MAJ LAA 30 24 0 127.3 120 53 15 108 53 6 9 0 0 1 3.75 1.36
2015 27 MAJ LAA 33 32 0 180.7 156 72 29 162 71 9 9 0 0 0 3.59 1.26
2016 28 MAJ LAA 22 22 0 120.7 104 57 20 107 57 10 4 0 0 0 4.25 1.33
2016 28 MAJ MIN 11 11 0 61.3 65 38 13 37 22 3 6 0 0 0 5.58 1.42
2016  (Multiple Teams) 28 MAJ LAA/MIN 33 33 0 182.0 169 95 33 144 79 13 10 0 0 0 4.70 1.36
2017 29 AAA ROC 7 7 0 23.2 21 14 4 25 17 1 2 0 0 0 5.32 1.64
2017 29 MAJ MIN 15 14 0 70.3 70 44 15 51 31 4 8 0 0 0 5.63 1.44
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3-Year Averages     32 29 0 163.3 148 73 25 138 67 9 9 0 0 0 4.02 1.32
Career  (View All)     189 130 0 785.0 707 349 119 683 347 40 46 4 4.00 1.34

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats

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Hector Santiago Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Team Games To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Last 14 Games (Team)
0 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 30 Games (Team)
0 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 60 Games (Team)
0 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Hector Santiago Minors Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV ERA WHIP
Sep. 3 Pawtucket 4.0 8 6 5 2 1 4 0 0 0 L 0 11.25 2.25
Aug. 29 Scranton-WB 2.0 1 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 - 0 4.50 1.50
Last 14 Days
0 Games:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 30 Days
0 Games:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 60 Days
2 Games:  Avg. 3.0 IP/G
6.0 9 7 6 2 3 5 0 0 0 0-1 0 9.00 2.00

Hector Santiago Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20175871022306.478
2016170312235207.243
2015188351537913.220

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2017253442148309.211
20166151135713432426.245
20155881275611928226.229

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201741.7330291294.541.32
201689.36607638216.041.43
201598.34209142132.651.15

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201728.7150221967.221.60
201692.77406841123.401.29
201582.35707129164.701.38
Hector Santiago vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Hector Santiago Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2010 22 A WIN 37 1 60.2 9.12 2.84 3.21 0.60 69.2% 4.15 3.13 .352
2011 23 A WIN 15 8 44.0 8.80 2.86 3.07 1.43 75.6% 3.68 4.47 .277
2011 23 AA BIR 15 15 83.1 8.01 4.22 1.90 0.43 72.4% 3.56 3.60 .292
2011 23 MAJ CWS 2 0 5.3 3.38 1.69 2.00 0.00 2.25 100% 93.8 MPH 0.00 3.01 .071
2012 24 AAA CHA 3 3 14.2 8.24 3.80 2.17 0.00 100% 0.00 2.64 .250
2012 24 MAJ CWS 42 4 70.3 10.11 5.12 1.98 1.28 0.96 81% 93.2 MPH 3.33 4.81 .269
2013 25 MAJ CWS 34 23 149.0 8.28 4.35 1.90 1.03 0.89 78.1% 91.9 MPH 3.56 4.60 .298
2014 26 AAA SAL 3 3 14.0 5.79 4.50 1.29 0.00 66.7% 6.43 3.63 .430
2014 26 MAJ LAA 30 24 127.3 7.63 3.75 2.04 1.06 0.70 75.9% 90.9 MPH 3.75 4.35 .295
2015 27 MAJ LAA 33 32 180.7 8.07 3.54 2.28 1.44 0.65 78.3% 90.3 MPH 3.59 4.84 .268
2016 28 MAJ LAA 22 22 120.7 7.98 4.25 1.88 1.49 0.88 73.8% 91.4 MPH 4.25 5.10 .265
2016 28 MAJ MIN 11 11 61.3 5.43 3.23 1.68 1.91 0.55 66.2% 91.4 MPH 5.58 5.87 .277
2016  (Multiple Teams) 28 MAJ LAA/MIN 33 33 182.0 7.12 3.91 1.82 1.63 0.75 71.2% 91.4 MPH 4.70 5.32 .269
2017 29 AAA ROC 7 7 23.2 9.70 6.59 1.47 1.55 70.6% 5.32 5.61 .296
2017 29 MAJ MIN 15 14 70.3 6.53 3.97 1.65 1.92 0.68 66.3% 90.7 MPH 5.63 6.06 .272
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3-Year Averages     32 29 163.3 7.60 3.69 2.06 1.38 74.7% 4.02 4.73 .276
Career     189 130 785.0 7.83 3.98 1.97 1.36 75.4% 4.00 4.80 .278

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Hector Santiago Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 P 180.7 3 11 3 0 98 1 181 3
2016 P 120.7 3 7 3 0 56 1 121 3
2016 P 61.3 0 1 0 0 33 0 61 0
2017 P 70.3 2 5 2 0 42 0 70 2
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 P 0 0 0 -1 2 0 1
2016 P 1 -1 0 0 2 0 2
2016 P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 P -1 0 0 0 1 0 0

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2017 Stat Review for Hector Santiago    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2016 (min 130 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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1.65 K/BB
TERRIBLE
6.53 K/9
POOR
3.97 BB/9
POOR
90.7 MPH Fastball
WEAK
1.9 HR/9
TERRIBLE
0.68 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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5.63 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.44 WHIP
POOR
6.06 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.272 BABIP
LOW
66.3% Strand Rate
LOW

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Hector Santiago: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Santiago (back) left his rehab assignment with Triple-A Rochester and flew to Minnesota, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. "He is still feeling that tightness in his upper back," Chief Baseball Officer Derek Falvey said. "So we're going to have a follow-up evaluation and announce the details of that one once we find out."

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Santiago (back) was transferred to the 60-day DL on Friday.

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Santiago (back) is scheduled to make another rehab start for Triple-A Rochester on Sunday, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

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Santiago (back) will resume his rehab assignment with Triple-A Rochester on Tuesday.

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Santiago (back) will throw a bullpen session Wednesday, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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Santiago (neck) received a cortisone shot to address inflammation in his cervical area Wednesday, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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Santiago (back) was pulled from his rehab assignment because he is still experiencing pain, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

Santiago looked primed to put together his best season in the majors after securing a rotation spot out of spring training, and he went into the break as an AL All-Star with a sparkling 2.33 ERA and 34 walks in 108.1 innings. The second half was a different story as his control completely left him, leading to a 5.47 ERA over his final 15 starts. Santiago is generally able to keep the ball in the park despite routinely being among the most flyball-heavy pitchers in the league, but the lack of grounders caught up with him in a big way in 2015 (career-worst 1.4 HR/9). His role on the club is uncertain heading into 2016 with Tyler Skaggs and C.J. Wilson eyeing healthy returns following surgery.

2015

Manager Mike Scioscia kept a tight leash on Santiago in his first year with the Angels, as his start against the A's on April 14 was the only time he pitched at least seven innings all season. Aside from usage issues, Santiago seems to be losing velocity at an alarming rate, as his average fastball fell below 91 mph last season after being clocked at 93.8 mph in 2011. This trend correlates to a precipitous drop in Santiago's strikeout rate, which fell below 20.0% in 2014 after being as high as 25.8% during his rookie year in 2012, though some of that decline is the function of making the transition from reliever to starter. Walks are still a major concern, but Santiago posted a 2.98 ERA despite a 4.0 BB/9 in the second half of the season. With Tyler Skaggs expected to miss the 2015 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery in August, Santiago will likely have a shot to regain a spot in the rotation in spring training.

2014

Santiago started the 2013 season in the bullpen, but he was in the White Sox's rotation by May after injuries took down the team's other starters. His screwball is the most novel element of his arsenal, but his sinker was a more effective pitch. He pitched particularly well in July, when opposing hitters hit .197 off him in five starts, but his effectiveness waned as the season progressed and he posted monthly WHIP's above 1.60 in August and September. His strikeout rate also fell during these months -- he had a 9.4 K/9 through July, but it fell to 6.1 over his final nine starts. This could be a sign of fatigue or diminishing skills as the innings accumulated. Sent to the Angels as part of a three-team swap in December, Santiago will try to secure a place in the back of a new-look Anaheim rotation.

2013

Santiago surprisingly won the White Sox's closer role out of spring training to start the 2012 season, but he lost the job after blowing two saves and posting an 8.53 ERA in April. The club stretched him out later in the season, and he made four September starts. His repertoire is a bit unique in that he relies heavily on sinkers and screwballs, both of which helped him strike out 28 batters over his final 22 innings. He should continue to build up arm strength in the offseason as he pitches in the Dominican League and plans to play in the World Baseball Classic. Santiago should be in the mix for one of the final spots in the White Sox's rotation this spring.

2012

The White Sox recalled Santiago in late June when injuries hit the pitching staff, and he appeared in only two games during his 24 days with the club. He looks more like a reliever at this point, but he will probably begin 2012 as an organizational starter at Triple-A. His leap to Double-A last season came with a slight decline in his strikeout rate (8.01 K/9IP) and a big spike in his walk rate (4.22 BB/9IP). He will need to improve the latter in order to remain a starter as he continues to advance through the system.