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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 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

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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

Hector Santiago turned in a nice outing during Thursday's no-decision against the Rangers, striking out seven and allowing three runs over six-plus innings.

Santiago surrendered a sacrifice fly to Prince Fielder in the first inning and a Robinson Chirinos solo homer in the third, but otherwise kept the Rangers off the scoreboard. He would trot back out to start the seventh inning, but was relieved of duty after allowing back-to-back singles to Ian Desmond and Mitch Moreland. Desmond would come around to score after he exited stage left. He might not be the most spicy fantasy name out there, but at the same time, Santiago held a more-than-respectable 3.59 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 162/71 K/BB ratio over 180 2/3 innings in 2015.
Apr 8 - 1:21 AM

Hector Santiago will make his regular season debut Thursday at home against the Rangers.

Matt Shoemaker will pitch Friday versus the Rangers and Garrett Richards will take his second turn of the season on Saturday. It's an early four-game set between Anaheim and Texas. Santiago, 28, posted a 3.59 ERA with 162 strikeouts across 180 2/3 innings last season and needs to be as good or better this year in a rough Angels rotation.
Apr 5 - 6:19 PM

Hector Santiago threw five scoreless innings, striking out four, as the Angels beat the Dodgers 5-1 on Friday.

Santiago allowed three hits and walked none. Santiago technically had something of a rotation competition on his hands at the beginning of the spring, though it was never likely that the Angels would bypass him and it became a certainty when C.J. Wilson went down. We don't see him matching last year's numbers, but the Angels badly need him to come as close as possible.
Apr 2 - 1:48 AM

Hector Santiago yielded three earned runs in six innings Tuesday in the Angels' win over the A's.

Santiago was throwing up zeros until the top of the fifth, when Danny Valencia slugged a solo home run. Oakland added a little more offense in the sixth and then drove Santiago from the game in the seventh. Still a very productive late-spring outing from the left-hander, who struck out four against just one walk. He will be asked to shoulder a big load for the Angels in 2016.
Mar 22 - 7:52 PM

Hector Santiago limited the Rockies to four hits and one run in 4 1/3 innings Thursday.

He walked a pair and struck out six. Tom Murphy took him deep to lead off the third inning but that was his only blemish. Santiago has been locked in all spring with 17 strikeouts in 12 frames. The left-hander led Los Angeles in ERA last year (3.59) and could be a nice sleeper pick in fantasy leagues.
Mar 17 - 7:53 PM

Hector Santiago allowed two runs but also struck out five over three innings of work in Monday's loss to the White Sox.

Santiago yielded four hits -- including a home run to Dioner Navarro -- while walking one. The left-hander reduced his offseason throwing program this winter in hopes of not tiring down the stretch in 2016 as he did in 2015.
Mar 7 - 6:32 PM

Hector Santiago tossed two scoreless innings against the Giants on Wednesday in Arizona.

Santiago allowed just one hit -- a Buster Posey single -- and struck out two. The left-hander had a terrific first half last season, earning his first American League All-Star nod. He'll try to avoid wearing down in 2016. His second-half ERA was 5.47.
Mar 2 - 5:50 PM

Hector Santiago reduced the amount of throwing he did off a mound this winter in hopes that it will help keep him from wearing down late this season.

Santiago threw off a mound more than 20 times before spring training last year, which is way more than a typical pitcher's workload. It surely helped his great first half that included a 2.33 ERA and All-Star selection, but Santiago finished with a 5.47 second-half ERA. He had nine bullpen sessions prior to spring training this time around. "I think it was a little bit of fatigue," Santiago said. "Either physical or mental. … Obviously, something happened from the first half to the second. (This year) I’m maybe taking a little break and save that gas."
Feb 21 - 1:14 PM

Angels and LHP Hector Santiago avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $5 million contract.

It's a shade under the $5.1 million Santiago was projected by to earn in his second year of arbitration eligibility. The left-hander made the All-Star team last season, posting a 3.59 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 162/71 K/BB ratio over 180 2/3 innings for the Angels. He'll be counted on to be an integral part of their rotation again in 2016.
Jan 8 - 5:52 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Orioles have inquired on Angels left-hander Hector Santiago.

They are one of many teams who have contacted the Angels. The Orioles are looking at alternatives with Wei-Yin Chen on the free agent market, but they might not have the prospects to get a deal done. Santiago earned his first All-Star selection this past season while posting a 3.59 ERA and 162/71 K/BB ratio over 180 2/3 innings.
Wed, Dec 9, 2015 10:15:00 AM

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