Feb 15th, 2010
FutureSox Prospect Rankings
- #25 – 2009 Postseason
- 2009 Southern League All-Star Game
Santeliz is a solid relief prospect featuring a solid fastball/slider combination. His fastball usually sits in the low 90s and he has a plus slider. However, the fiery right-hander will have to improve his control to stick in the Majors. He has a good strike out rate in his minor league career (8.1 K/9) and that didn’t drop off in Birmingham, which is a good sign going forward. The Sox have given him a couple stints as a starter, but he seems more effective as a reliever long term due to his lack of a consistent changeup. He could be effective against righties in the Majors, but he will have to improve both his consistency and his control in 2010 to make an impact for the Sox in the next year or two.
Major League Outlook: Average middle reliever
ETA: Late 2010 or 2011