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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 held the Marlins to just three hits and one run through 5 2/3 innings Wednesday in a rare victory.
Santiago, never an efficient pitcher, was yanked at 93 pitches in the sixth inning, and his bullpen pitched beautifully (3 1/3 shutout frames) to preserve his lead. The left-hander came into this game with a 1.65 ERA in six no-decisions since the All-Star break -- that's right, he didn't factor into any of those decisions. The left-hander, who was banished to the bullpen and then to Triple-A earlier this season, has his ERA down to 3.28. Without Garret Richards, Los Angeles needs him to keep it up. Santiago toes the rubber in Houston on Tuesday. Aug 28 - 1:36 AM

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Hector Santiago allowed two runs (one earned) over five innings in Friday's no-decision to the A's.

Santiago came in on a roll, undefeated over his last 11 trips to the mounds (eight starts, 2.45 ERA). Tonight, he struck out five and walked two to extend his streak. The left-hander, who was so bad earlier this year that he was banished to the bullpen and then to Triple-A, has bled his ERA all the way down to an emaciated 3.38. Santiago welcomes Miami to an AL venue next week.
Aug 23 - 1:05 AM

Hector Santiago got a no-decision, allowing one run over six innings as the Angels lost 3-2 in walk-off fashion to the Rangers on Sunday.

Santiago pitched well, giving up the lone run on Rougned Odor's RBI single in the fifth. He was in line for the win until Huston Street blew the save in the ninth. Santiago limited the Rangers to four hits and a walk while striking out five. The lefty hasn't been much of an innings-eater, but has otherwise had a strong season, sporting a 3.46 ERA, a 1.21 WHIP, and an 83/37 K/BB ratio. He will take the hill on Friday in Oakland against the Athletics next.
Aug 17 - 6:06 PM

Hector Santiago held the Red Sox to just two hits and no runs through six innings Sunday but settled for a no-decision.

The left-hander did his best to earn his fourth win, but Red Sox starter Rubby De La Rosa was equally as stingy. Santiago walked three and struck out five in the start, lowering his ERA to 3.59 with the good outing. Santiago is a worthwhile AL-only starter -- when he's starting -- and his next outing will come Sunday at the Rangers.
Aug 10 - 8:58 PM

Hector Santiago allowed four runs (three earned) in six and a third innings in Tuesday's loss to the Dodgers.

The big blow against Santiago was a three-run homer by Juan Uribe in the second inning. Otherwise, Santiago was intermittently effective. Santiago allowed five hits, he walked three, he struck out one. Despite the relative unflashiness of his game, he holds a 3.83 ERA to go with a WHIP of 1.25 and has given the Angels a useful arm that has served time in both the bullpen and the rotation. He'll take on the Red Sox in his next start.
Aug 6 - 1:29 AM

Hector Santiago allowed one run on three hits over 5 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Tigers on Sunday.

Santiago didn't walk a batter while striking out three. The left-hander is still the owner of an ugly 2-7 record, but he lowered his ERA below four (3.86) for the first time this season with Sunday's outing. He'll look for his third win of the year Saturday at the Rays.
Jul 27 - 8:06 PM

Hector Santiago did not factor into the decision in Tuesday's game against the Orioles, throwing five scoreless innings and allowing two hits and three walks.

While Santiago was able to keep the Orioles off the board, he had already thrown 99 pitches by the time the fifth inning was finished. The Angels have used him both out of the bullpen and in the rotation (thirteen starts in seventeen appearances). Despite the occasional struggle, he has a 4.02 ERA and has been a useful piece for the Halos. He'll take on the Tigers next time out.
Jul 23 - 1:56 AM

Hector Santiago finished up with 2 2/3 scoreless innings for the win as the Angels beat the Mariners 3-2 in 16 innings on Friday.

Several teams still have expanded bullpens right now after the All-Star break, and the Angels needed theirs tonight. Eight relievers combined on 10 scoreless innings after Jered Weaver allowed two runs over six frames, and the Angels finally broke through when pinch-hitter Efren Navarro singled in Mike Trout in the 16th. It was just Santiago's second straight win after seven consecutive losses to begin the season.
Jul 19 - 3:29 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Chris Iannetta
2Hank Conger
1B1Albert Pujols
2B1Howie Kendrick
SS1Erick Aybar
2John McDonald
3B1David Freese
LF1Josh Hamilton
2Grant Green
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
2Collin Cowgill
DH1Efren Navarro
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jered Weaver
2C.J. Wilson
3Garrett Richards
4Tyler Skaggs
5Matt Shoemaker
6Hector Santiago
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Huston Street
2Joe Smith
3Jason Grilli
4Kevin Jepsen
5Joe Thatcher
6Mike Morin
7Cory Rasmus
8Fernando Salas
9Yoslan Herrera
10Sean Burnett
11Brian Moran
12Ryan Brasier