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Hector Santiago

30-Year-Old Pitcher – Chicago White Sox

2018 Stats

W-L

3-3

ERA

5.61

WHIP

1.70

K

60

SV

0

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Santiago threw 180-plus innings in both 2015 and 2016, but he pitched just 70.1 frames last year as injuries cost him most of the final four months. The lefty got off to a great start with Minnesota, ...

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2018 ADP:  462.33

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   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:

Signed a minor-league contract with the White Sox in February of 2018 that includes an invitation to spring training.

June 9, 2018  –  Hector Santiago News

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Santiago was moved to the bullpen Saturday, James Fegan of The Athletic Chicago 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
2018 30 MAJ CWS 30 7 0 69.0 75 43 14 60 42 3 3 0 0 0 5.61 1.70
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3-Year Averages     27 26 0 144.3 131 70 25 119 60 8 9 0 0 0 4.36 1.32
Career  (View All)     219 137 0 854.0 782 392 133 743 389 43 49 4 4.13 1.37

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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
Jul. 15 KC 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.61 1.70
Jul. 10 StL 3.3 6 4 4 2 2 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.56 1.71
Jul. 6 @Hou 1.0 6 7 7 1 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.43 1.69
Jul. 3 @Cin 2.0 0 0 0 0 1 6 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 4.52 1.60
Jul. 2 @Cin 0.3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.67 1.64
Jun. 28 Min 2.0 1 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.70 1.63
Jun. 23 Oak 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.70 1.62
Jun. 20 @Cle 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.78 1.61
Jun. 18 @Cle 0.7 2 1 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.71 1.60
Jun. 17 Det 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.61 1.55
Jun. 16 Det 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.69 1.58
Jun. 14 Cle 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.77 1.57
Jun. 11 Cle 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.86 1.60
Jun. 6 @Min 5.0 6 2 2 0 3 2 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 4.96 1.63
Jun. 1 Mil 3.3 5 3 3 1 5 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.10 1.62
May. 28 @Cle 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.87 1.51
May. 26 @Det 5.0 7 3 2 2 1 5 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 4.98 1.52
May. 21 Bal 6.0 5 3 3 3 2 7 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 5.17 1.51
May. 16 @Pit 5.0 2 2 2 0 3 2 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.29 1.58
Last 14 Games (Team)
5 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.5 IP/G
7.7 12 11 11 3 5 12 0 0 0 1-0 0 0 0 12.91 2.22
Last 30 Games (Team)
11 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.3 IP/G
14.3 19 14 14 3 12 15 0 0 0 1-1 0 0 0 8.79 2.16
Last 60 Games (Team)
19 Games Pitched:  Avg. 2.2 IP/G
41.7 45 27 26 9 26 35 1 0 0 3-2 0 0 0 5.62 1.70

Hector Santiago Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201883122021302.333
20175871022306.478
2016170312235207.243

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201823448225415112.262
2017253442148309.211
20166151135713432426.245

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201834.3030262495.501.69
201741.7330291294.541.32
201689.36607638216.041.43

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201834.7300341855.711.70
201728.7150221967.221.60
201692.77406841123.401.29
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
2018 30 MAJ CWS 30 7 69.0 7.83 5.48 1.43 1.83 0.65 71.8% 90.7 MPH 5.61 6.06 .312
Today's Projections     0 0 .8 6.76 3.61 1.87 1.49 67.7% 4.91 1.86 .272
Next 7 Days     0 0 6.2 7.12 4.20 1.70 1.79 73.3% 4.70 5.60 .268
Rest Of Season     0 8 53.8 7.27 3.92 1.86 1.66 71.5% 4.71 5.28 .273
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3-Year Averages     27 26 144.3 7.42 3.74 1.98 1.56 72.9% 4.36 5.05 .269
Career     219 137 854.0 7.83 4.10 1.91 1.40 75% 4.13 4.90 .280

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Hector Santiago Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
P 2017 70.3 0 - 1 0 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0
2018 69 1 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

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2018 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.

Explain This

1.43 K/BB
TERRIBLE
7.83 K/9
AVERAGE
5.48 BB/9
TERRIBLE
90.7 MPH Fastball
WEAK
1.8 HR/9
TERRIBLE
0.65 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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5.61 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.70 WHIP
TERRIBLE
6.06 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

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

Explain This

.312 BABIP
HIGH
71.8% Strand Rate
BELOW AVERAGE

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

Santiago (2-2) allowed two runs on six hits and three walks with two strikeouts through five innings in a win Wednesday over Minnesota.

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Santiago didn't factor into the decision in Friday's 8-3 win over the Brewers, allowing three runs on five hits and five walks over 3.1 innings while striking out one.

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Santiago (1-2) allowed three runs (two earned) on seven hits and a walk while striking out five across five innings to earn the win Saturday against the Tigers.

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Santiago (0-2) allowed three runs on five hits and two walks with seven strikeouts through six innings to take the loss Monday against Baltimore.

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Santiago didn't factor into the decision in Wednesday's 3-2 loss to the Pirates, allowing two runs on two hits and three walks over five innings while striking out two.

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Santiago is scheduled to start Wednesday against the Pirates, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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Santiago will be skipped this turn in the rotation, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.

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Santiago is expected to take his regular turn in the rotation Saturday on the road against the Cubs, Phil Rogers of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Santiago (0-1) took the loss Saturday against the Twins, allowing eight runs on six hits and six walks across 3.1 innings. He struck out two.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

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 to his new club, posting a 5.58 ERA with 13 home runs allowed in 11 starts. Santiago has always been one of the most flyball-heavy pitchers in the league and compounds that problem with a lack of control. Both issues were exacerbated last season with a career-worst 1.63 HR/9 and poor 3.91 BB/9. Perhaps Minnesota's new brain trust can harness his July success. While he'll likely enter the season comfortably in the middle of the Twins' rotation, he'll need to reverse last year's trends to keep a spot in the rotation and earn one on fantasy clubs. This is a contract year for Santiago, and the Twins would undoubtedly like to trade him to a contending team this summer, so it is in everyone's best interest that he gets off to a strong start.

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.