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Hector Santiago | Starting Pitcher | #53

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (28) / 12/16/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
College: Okaloosa-Walton (FL) CC
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 30 (0) / CWS
Contract: view contract details

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Hector Santiago allowed just one run over 6 1/3 innings but settled for a no-decision Tuesday against the Astros.
Santiago yielded just three hits and walked two, with Carlos Correa's solo homer in the fifth inning counting as the only damage against the southpaw. He left with the lead and in line for his fifth win, but Huston Street's meltdown in the ninth kept Santiago from factoring in the decision. It was still another encouraging start for the 28-year-old after a lull in late May and early June. Santiago will take a 4.99 ERA and 1.30 WHIP into Sunday's start against the A's. Jun 22 - 12:20 AM

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Hector Santiago limited the Twins to one run in six innings to win Wednesday and even his record at 4-4.

It's Santiago's first quality start since May 15, when he pitched eight scoreless innings against the Mariners. Santiago's rotation spot would have been in jeopardy earlier this month had the Angels been healthier. This ensures that he'll stick around there after Tim Lincecum comes up, not that it seemed to be in a whole lot of doubt.
Jun 16 - 1:42 AM

Hector Santiago was pulled after giving up six runs -- five earned -- in 1 1/3 innings Friday against the Indians.

It's the third time in five starts that Santiago hasn't even made it out of the third inning. Since shutting out the Mariners for eight innings on May 15, lowering his ERA to 3.42, he's given up 23 earned runs over 17 innings, taking his ERA to 5.64. Because of their injuries, the Angels probably can't replace him in the rotation just yet. Still, he has to be on thin ice.
Jun 11 - 12:57 AM

Hector Santiago yielded three earned runs over four innings Sunday in a no-decision against the Pirates.

Anaheim was able to pull out the victory with an eighth-inning rally, long after Santiago had left the game. He needed 90 pitches to work just four frames, issuing four walks and surrendering four hits. It's been a rough last few weeks for Santiago, who now has an unsightly 5.07 ERA for the year. He's given up 18 earned runs over his last 15 2/3 innings.
Jun 5 - 4:57 PM

Hector Santiago ranged all over the map in taking a no-decision in Tuesday's 11-9 win over the Tigers, striking out nine while allowing six runs over 6 2/3 innings.

Strange, strange start. The nine strikeouts represented Santiago's second-best effort through 11 outings. The six runs tied the most he has allowed in a start this season. Five of those six runs came on the strength of home runs surrendered to Miguel Cabrera, Justin Upton and J.D. Martinez. The three homers allowed also tied a season-high for Santiago. He will look to move past this weirdness when he takes his 4.96 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 52/23 K/BB ratio (61 2/3 innings) into a road date with the Yankees next time out.
Jun 1 - 1:38 AM

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that Hector Santiago's name "has popped up as possible trade bait" if the Angels become sellers.

Santiago has been up and down this season, but he's affordable at $5 million and is under team control through 2017. The left-hander has put up a 4.58 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 43/21 K/BB ratio over 55 innings this season.
Source: Boston Globe
May 29 - 10:13 AM

Hector Santiago was not long for Wednesday's slugfest loss to the Rangers, surrendering six runs (five earned) over 2 1/3 innings.

Ian Desmond brought home the first Rangers run with a ground out in the first inning, but that was just a throat-clearing compared to what would follow. In the second, Santiago surrendered three more runs, with an additional two scoring in the third before manager Mike Scioscia pulled the plug. The 28-year-old southpaw will carry a 4.58 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 43/21 K/BB ratio (55 innings) into a home start against the Tigers next time he toes the rubber.
May 25 - 5:52 PM

Hector Santiago was ejected from Friday's game against the Orioles in the third inning for arguing balls and strikes with the home plate umpire.

Santiago may not have been long for the game anyways, as he had allowed four runs on four hits, including three home runs. He'll catch the rest of the game from the clubhouse.
May 20 - 11:14 PM

Hector Santiago dazzled in Sunday's victory over the Mariners, scattering just two singles over his eight shutout innings.

The left-hander struck out five while issuing only one free pass in the contest. It was a nice bounce-back effort for Santiago after he was knocked around by the Cardinals his last time out. Now 3-2 on the season, he'll carry a 3.42 ERA and 1.16 WHIP into Friday's start against the Orioles.
May 15 - 8:49 PM

Hector Santiago pitched poorly in Tuesday's loss to the Cardinals, surrendering four runs on seven hits over 4 1/3 innings.

Santiago wasn't exactly getting clobbered, but did little to impress. The 28-year-old left-hander walked two and struck out two. The Cards scored solitary runs in the first and second innings before knocking Santiago out in the fifth with another two runs. He will take a 4.07 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 34/15 K/BB ratio (42 innings) into his next start, a road tilt against the Mariners.
May 11 - 1:12 AM

Hector Santiago yielded three earned runs over 5 1/3 innings Wednesday in a no-decision in Milwaukee.

It could have been worse, as Santiago walked four and gave up eight hits. He also struggled in his last start Friday in Arlington, Texas, and he will face an unfamiliar foe next time out in the Cardinals. But the 28-year-old lefty has a strong 3.58 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, and 32/13 K/BB ratio in 37 2/3 total innings this season and remains a must-start in standard leagues.
May 4 - 5:17 PM

Hector Santiago was tagged for four runs over 5 2/3 innings in a loss to the Rangers on Friday.

It was the first time this season that Santiago failed to complete six innings. He gave up eight hits in all (including a solo homer to Ryan Rua) while walking one. After striking out 27 batters over his first 26 2/3 innings of work this season, Santiago struck out just one of the 24 batters he faced on Friday. He’ll bring a 3.34 ERA into a start against the Brewers next week.
Apr 29 - 11:40 PM

Hector Santiago continued his fine month of April on Saturday, as the Mariners could only scrape together two runs on four hits and two walks.

Santiago has been sneaky good throughout his major-league career with a 3.51 ERA in 553 1/3 innings, but he only now seems to have a firm grip on a starting role. He struck out seven batters on Saturday night, with the only notable blemish being a solo homer from Nelson Cruz on a 3-1 pitch, but that’ll happen against elite sluggers like Cruz. Santiago has now struck out 27 batters in 26 2/3 innings and has a 2.70 ERA. He should be owned in all leagues.
Apr 24 - 1:04 AM

Hector Santiago allowed two hits and struck out 10 in seven innings in the Angels' 7-0 win over the White Sox on Monday.

Greg Mahle and Mike Morin finished the three-hit shutout, giving Santiago his first win in three starts this season. The home run ball is too much of an issue for Santiago to have outings like this with much frequency, but he's a useful cog in the middle of the Angels' rotation.
Apr 19 - 12:27 AM

Hector Santiago surrendered four runs in 7 2/3 innings of work during Tuesday's no-decision win over the A's.

While Santiago almost (almost) managed to make it through eight innings, he also surrendered a pair of home runs and was lucky to escape this one with a no-decision. Both homers were solo shots, both courtesy of Marcus Semien. He took Santiago yard in the third and seventh innings. The A's held a 4-1 lead after seventh innings and appeared primed to hand Santiago his first loss of the 2016 campaign before his offensive buddies came to play in the eighth and ninth innings to take him off the hook. Last season, the 28-year-old southpaw pitched to a 3.59 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 162/71 K/BB ratio across 180 2/3 innings. He will hit the road for a date with the White Sox in his next scheduled start.
Apr 13 - 1:31 AM

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C1Carlos Perez
2Geovany Soto
3Jett Bandy
1B1C.J. Cron
2B1Johnny Giavotella
2Gregorio Petit
SS1Andrelton Simmons
2Cliff Pennington
3Brendan Ryan
3B1Yunel Escobar
2Jefry Marte
LF1Daniel Nava
2Craig Gentry
3Shane Robinson
4Todd Cunningham
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
DH1Albert Pujols
Starting Pitcher
S1Jered Weaver
2Hector Santiago
3Nick Tropeano
4C.J. Wilson
5Andrew Heaney
6Jhoulys Chacin
7Garrett Richards
8Matt Shoemaker
Relief Pitcher
R1Huston Street
2Joe Smith
3Fernando Salas
4Cory Rasmus
5Jose Alvarez
6Mike Morin
7Cam Bedrosian
8Deolis Guerra
9Al Alburquerque
10A.J. Achter