Hector Santiago

Hector SantiagoPosition: LH SP
Born: 12/16/87
Ht: 6’0″ Wt: 210
Acquired: Drafted 30th Round in 2006 from Northwest Florida State CC
Career Stats
FutureSox Prospect Rankings

  • #T-15 – 2011 Midseason
  • #7 – 2012 Preseason

Scouting report
The New Jersey born left-hander showed what a difference a pitch can make when his newly developed screwball led to a breakout 2011 that included a pair of July appearances in the Majors. Before that he was a middling reliever with a good low 90s fastball that gave him a lot of strikeouts, but not enough else. The Sox made him a starter in 2011 and he hit the ground running in Winston-Salem, earning a promotion after just eight starts. The success continued in Birmingham and that led to a temporary big league call-up. Santiago has mediocre control and needs a third quality pitch if he is going to start in the bigs. If he doesn’t he could wind up as a solid reliever where his velocity would play up.
Major League Outlook: No. 3/4 starter or set-up man
ETA: MLB ready

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