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Hector Santiago | Starting Pitcher

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (27) / 12/16/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
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Hector Santiago allowed four runs -- three earned -- over five innings Saturday in the Angels' loss to the Rangers.
Anaheim lost the game in the eighth inning, so Santiago escaped with a no-decision. He walked three and gave up five hits, including a first-inning homer to Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor. The 27-year-old left-hander still has excellent numbers and will look to get back on track in next week's Freeway Series against the Dodgers. Jul 26 - 12:56 AM

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Hector Santiago racked up 10 strikeouts and allowed only one run in five innings en route to a win against the Red Sox in the first game of a doubleheader on Monday.

Santiago allowed eight hits and a walk, but used his 10 strikeouts to wriggle out of trouble. A result of allowing so many base runners and racking up so many strikeouts was a high pitch count -- Santiago left at 114. The lefty has quietly been among the league's best starters, now the proud owner of a 2.30 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, and a 108/35 K/BB ratio in 113 1/3 innings. Santiago will try to win in a third consecutive start later this week at home versus the Rangers.
Jul 20 - 8:25 PM

Sunday's game between the Red Sox and Angels has been postponed due to rain.

It's the first rain out in Anaheim in the last 20 years. The two sides will play a doubleheader on Monday. Sunday's scheduled starters, Hector Santiago and Eduardo Rodriguez are expected to be pushed back a day.
Jul 19 - 10:39 PM

Hector Santiago has been added to the American League All-Star team.

He's replacing Sonny Gray, who will not pitch in the game after starting on Sunday. Santiago's first All-Star nod is well earned, as he's put up a 2.33 ERA over 18 appearances -- 17 starts -- this season.
Jul 12 - 2:06 PM

Hector Santiago pitched seven innings of one-run ball in a win over the Mariners on Friday.

It's the fourth straight start in which Santiago has allowed one or no runs. He might well have been an All-Star had he received better run support this year; he has just six wins despite allowing one or no runs nine times (11 times if we just count earned runs).
Jul 11 - 1:23 AM

Hector Santiago blanked the Rangers for seven innings, allowing just three hits, as the Angels rolled to a 13-0 win on Saturday.

It was an easy win for Santiago, but it's still impressive that he was able to thrive despite some long waits. He's allowed a total of two runs in his last three starts, and his ERA is all of the way down to 2.40. It might well earn him a spot on the All-Star team.
Jul 5 - 1:23 AM

Hector Santiago pitched seven strong innings, allowing one run and three hits, Sunday against the Marlins.

He struck out six and walked two. Unfortunately, the end result was another no-decision for Santiago, who finishes the month of June with an 0-1 record and a 3.68 ERA. The Angels did win three of his five starts, though.
Jun 28 - 7:53 PM

Hector Santiago pitched well in a no-decision on Monday, holding the Astros to a lone run in six innings of work as the Angels went on to a 4-3 victory.

The only run came in the third inning on a Domingo Santana solo home run. It was one of only two hits the lefty allowed along with a walk and four strikeouts. Santiago is quietly turning in an elite season, boasting a 2.68 ERA with a 1.17 WHIP and an 82/31 K/BB ratio over 87 1/3 innings. He'll look to keep it going next Sunday in a home start versus the Mariners.
Jun 23 - 1:44 AM

Hector Santiago racked up the strikeouts in Wednesday's loss to the Angels, fanning nine and allowing three runs over five-plus innings.

Santiago's been through a bit of a strange month. After struggling against the Rays on June 3, the Angels opted to push his next start back a few days. Santiago then pitched 3 2/3 innings of relief against the Yankees on June 6th before returning to the rotation to face the A's on June 12. Throwing on regular rest against the Diamondbacks on Wednesday, he allowed a solo homer to Paul Goldschmidt in the first inning on his way to surrendering three runs over five-plus innings. He carries a 2.77 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 78/30 K/BB ratio (in 81 1/3 innings) and will take those numbers home against the Astros in his next scheduled start.
Jun 18 - 12:53 AM

Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Friday that Hector Santiago's next start would be pushed back until Friday against the Athletics.

Santiago struggled his last time out against the Rays, so Scioscia will give him a couple of extra days rest before his next time out. Matt Shoemaker will return to the rotation on Tuesday against the Rays, where Santiago had been scheduled.
Jun 6 - 9:58 AM

Hector Santiago allowed five earned runs on five hits over five innings Wednesday in a no-decision loss to the Rays.

He struck out three and walked two. Santiago was cruising through five scoreless innings, but came undone in the sixth, yielding a three-run homer to Steven Souza Jr. and a two-run bomb to Joey Butler. He was yanked without having recorded an out. Because he isn't a strikeout machine and can struggle with control, Santiago is susceptible to crooked innings like this. Overall, though, the formula has worked out to a nice 2.69 ERA and 1.19 WHIP.
Jun 4 - 1:34 AM

Hector Santiago blanked the Tigers for 7 1/3 innings Friday in the Angels' 2-0 victory.

Santiago allowed three hits, walked three and struck out seven in his fifth straight quality start. His peripherals aren't nearly as impressive as his 2.18 ERA, but something about his 89-93 mph fastball is getting him a lot of easy outs.
May 30 - 1:38 AM

Despite allowing just three runs in 6 2/3 innings, Hector Santiago was saddled with the loss against the Red Sox on Sunday.

Santiago probably couldn't have foreseen Wade Miley pitching well, but these things happen sometimes. It's not that Santiago pitched poorly. He struck out six and walked just one while scattering seven hits over 6 2/3 innings. The suddenly-hot Napoli touched up Santiago in the second inning with a long two-run homer. Santiago also allowed a less loud run in the form of a Dustin Pedroia sacrifice fly in the fifth. The outing bumped his ERA slightly and he holds a 2.47 mark, as well as a 1.23 WHIP and 50/22 K/BB ratio across 54 2/3 innings. Now that he's finished with the East Coast, he'll head back home for a start against the Tigers.
May 24 - 4:49 PM

Hector Santiago continued to pitch well as he picked up the win after holding the Blue Jays to two runs (one earned) in seven innings on Tuesday.

With Tuesday's outing, the lefty has allowed one earned run or fewer in six of eight starts this season. He allowed only four hits and three walks while punching out five. Santiago has a stellar 2.25 ERA with a 1.23 WHIP and a 44/21 K/BB ratio in 48 innings. He'll finish up the Jays' road trip on Sunday against the Red Sox.
May 19 - 9:40 PM

Hector Santiago hurled six innings of one-run ball Wednesday and struck out eight in a no-decision against the Rockies.

The last time we blurbed Santiago, we suggested he was under-owned in mixed leagues and was, if nothing else, a solid streaming option off your bench. We recommended he be deployed in home matchups like this very one, at home against Colorado, and sure enough he baffled the Rockies. The 27-year-old didn't walk a batter for the first time all season, a good sign for a southpaw whose control can waver. Santiago (2.41 ERA) has a two-start week on deck, but he's a risky play in mixed formats because those outings come in Toronto and Boston.
May 14 - 1:30 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Chris Iannetta
2Carlos Perez
1B1Albert Pujols
2B1Johnny Giavotella
2Taylor Featherston
SS1Erick Aybar
3B1David Freese
2Conor Gillaspie
LF1David Murphy
2Shane Victorino
3Matt Joyce
4Daniel Robertson
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
DH1David DeJesus
2C.J. Cron
3Efren Navarro
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jered Weaver
2Garrett Richards
3C.J. Wilson
4Hector Santiago
5Andrew Heaney
6Matt Shoemaker
7Tyler Skaggs
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Huston Street
2Joe Smith
3Mike Morin
4Fernando Salas
5Trevor Gott
6Cesar Ramos