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Hector Santiago | Starting Pitcher

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (26) / 12/16/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 213
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
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Hector Santiago cruised to his first win of the season, allowing four runs (three earned) over six innings as the Angels routed the Rangers by a 15-6 score on Thursday.
The Angels were up 13-2 after three innings, so Santiago's first win of 2014 was in the bag. The lefty, now 1-7, allowed five hits, walked one, and struck out eight. He'll go into the All-Star break with a 4.50 ERA, a 1.33 WHIP, and a 62/25 K/BB ratio. Jul 10 - 11:44 PM

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Hector Santiago yielded five runs in five innings Saturday in a no-decision against the Astros.

With Tyler Skaggs back, it could be a while before Santiago starts again. He hasn't been nearly as bad this year as his 0-7 record suggests, but he is sixth on the Angels' depth chart at the moment.
Jul 6 - 1:49 AM

After cruising through the first five innings virtually unscathed, Hector Santiago surrendered four runs while recording just one out in the fifth inning in Sunday’s loss to the Braves.

Santiago punched out four on the night while walking two. It was a tough ending of the night for Santiago, who was brilliant through the first five frames. With Tyler Skaggs slated to return to the rotation next weekend, it’s unlikely that Santiago will remain in the Angels rotation.
Jun 15 - 11:44 PM

Hector Santiago dazzled in his return to the rotation Tuesday against the A's, firing six shutout innings while allowing only three hits.

Santiago struck out eight and walked only one batter. It was a shocking performance by a pitcher who was booted out of the rotation on May 7 having gone 0-6 with a 5.19 ERA; he was demoted to the minors two weeks later. Santiago has a golden opportunity to impress with the injured Tyler Skaggs (hamstring) on the disabled list. He'll get his next chance in Cleveland on Monday.
Jun 11 - 3:14 AM

Hector Santiago will start on Tuesday against the Athletics in place of the injured Tyler Skaggs (hamstring).

Santiago put up a 4.82 ERA over 37 1/3 innings for the Halos before being optioned to Triple-A last month. He's getting another shot even though he held just a 6.43 ERA in three starts for Triple-A Salt Lake. Fantasy owners should steer clear of the southpaw.
Jun 9 - 7:48 PM

Angels optioned LHP Hector Santiago to Triple-A Salt Lake.

Santiago had pitched just twice in 12 days since being sent to the pen, so sending him down seems like the smart move. He was 0-6 with a 5.19 ERA in seven starts prior to his May 9 demotion.
May 21 - 6:42 PM

The Angels have demoted Hector Santiago to the bullpen.

It appears the move is considered temporary, though it's not clear how long he'll be used in relief or who will replace him in the rotation. Santiago receives the demotion after posting a 5.19 ERA over his first seven starts. The Halos really don't have much starting pitching depth, so Santiago figures to get another shot before long.
May 9 - 4:01 PM

Hector Santiago became the second pitcher to 0-6 when he was chased after 2 1/3 innings having allowed six runs -- two earned -- on five hits in Wednesday's loss to the Yankees.

The southpaw struck out two and walked three, joining Brett Oberholtzer in the 0-6 club. Not only has Santiago been awful this year, but his teammates never show up for his starts either -- in seven Santiago starts, the Angels have scored three runs twice and never more, going 0-7. Santiago is averaging less than five innings of work per outing, and he sports a 5.19 ERA and 1.59 WHIP. Santiago, who should be nowhere near a fantasy lineup right now, will try his luck against National League competition next time out, traveling to Philadelphia on Tuesday to square off against Cliff Lee.
May 8 - 1:17 AM

Hector Santiago dropped to 0-5 after giving up five runs in six-plus innings Friday against the Rangers.

Santiago was clean for five innings, but then he gave up two homers in a three-run sixth. Manager Mike Scioscia sent him back out for the seventh anyway and then pulled him after a single and a walk. Both baserunners came around to score off Kevin Jepsen. Santiago's rotation spot should be safe despite the putrid record so far. He hasn't been good, but he also hasn't been that bad, especially in his last four starts. The Angels still haven't scored more than three runs in any of his six starts this season.
May 3 - 1:41 AM

Hector Santiago struggled in Saturday’s loss to the Yankees, allowing four runs on six hits over 4 1/3 innings.

Santiago struck out three and issued one free pass on the afternoon. He also balked with the bases loaded in the second inning, bringing home the Yankees first run. J.R. Murphy was his nemesis in this one, delivering a two-run single in the second and solo homer in the fifth to provide the bulk of the damage. Santiago will carry an 0-4 record, 4.44 ERA and 1.44 WHIP into his next start against the Rangers in Los Angeles on Friday.
Apr 26 - 4:13 PM

Hector Santiago logged his first quality start as an Angel on Monday against the A's, firing seven innings of one-run ball while striking out three.

The southpaw scattered five hits and walked a batter. One of those hits, Yoenis Cespedes's fourth inning homer, accounted for all the damage. A victory was stolen from him when Ernesto Frieri punted a 2-1 lead in the ninth. The start to Santiago's Angels' career couldn't have gone much worse -- 0-2 with a 7.71 ERA and 1.93 WHIP -- so this was encouraging to see. Daily mixed leaguers can do better than Santiago's Sunday date in Detroit, however.
Apr 15 - 1:10 AM

Hector Santiago didn't fare much better in his second start for the Halos than he did in the first, coughing up four runs on five hits over 4 1/3 innings in a Tuesday loss to the Mariners.

He struck out six and walked three. Santiago was probably thrilled when he saw the early-season schedule, knowing he'd begin with two matchups against the Mariners, but he'll be just fine if he doesn't have to see Seattle's offense again, thanks. He leaves those outings 0-2 with a 7.71 ERA and 1.93 WHIP, numbers he'll take into a home date with the A's next week.
Apr 9 - 1:18 AM

Hector Santiago surrendered four runs on seven hits in five innings of a loss Wednesday against the Mariners.

In his Angels' debut, Santiago (3.56 ERA and 137/72 K/BB ratio across 149 innings last season in Chicago) gave out three free passes and struck out four. It was fair to expect more from the White Sox import after a sterling spring, but the Mariners' bats have been clubbing around Los Angeles pitching all week and perhaps it was just the left-hander's turn to be abused. An opportunity for vengeance is right around the corner, as the teams have a rematch of the same pitching matchup (James Paxton) set for Tuesday in Seattle.
Apr 3 - 12:54 AM

Hector Santiago allowed three runs in 5 1/3 innings of work in Monday's start against the Giants.

Santiago allowed four hits and walked three while striking out five. The lefty had been enjoying a pristine spring entering Monday's action. Santiago is now up to 19 strikeouts in 16 1/3 innings.
Mar 17 - 6:44 PM

Hector Santiago was solid against the Brewers in his start Wednesday, holding them to two runs in 4 1/3 innings.

Santiago pitched with the comfort of the 10-0 lead provided by his offense. He allowed five hits and a walk while striking out six. He has now struck out 14 and walked three in 11 Cactus League innings.
Mar 12 - 6:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Chris Iannetta
2Hank Conger
1B1Albert Pujols
2B1Howie Kendrick
SS1Erick Aybar
2John McDonald
3B1David Freese
LF1Josh Hamilton
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
2Collin Cowgill
DH1C.J. Cron
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jered Weaver
2C.J. Wilson
3Garrett Richards
4Tyler Skaggs
5Matt Shoemaker
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Joe Smith
2Jason Grilli
3Kevin Jepsen
4Joe Thatcher
5Fernando Salas
6Hector Santiago
7Mike Morin
8Brian Moran
9Cory Rasmus
10Drew Rucinski
11Ryan Brasier
12Sean Burnett