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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 earned runs over five innings Saturday in a loss to the Giants.
San Francisco's offense got to him for two runs in the second inning and single runs in the fourth and fifth. Santiago gave up nine hits in all while walking two. He entered the afternoon with a 2.28 ERA and ended it with a 3.14 ERA. A date with the Astros is next. May 2 - 6:47 PM

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Hector Santiago surrendered two runs (one earned) over 5 1/3 innings in Sunday's loss to the Rangers.

Santiago hit Rougned Odor with the bases loaded to force in a run in the second inning, then gave up a sacrifice fly to Mitch Mooreland in the third. Those would be the only runs the Rangers would manage off Santiago. Impressive in its way, that he held them to just two runs, as Santiago walked six batters in the contest. It could have been much, much worse. It should be noted that Santiago had just six walks total coming into the game. His control isn't perfect, but it's not nearly as bad as it looked on Sunday. The southpaw now holds a 2.28 ERA and 1.23 WHIP and has a road date with the defending champion Giants in his next start.
Apr 26 - 9:10 PM

Hector Santiago picked up the win, giving up one run over six innings, as the Angels routed the Athletics 14-1 on Tuesday.

The left-hander got way more run support than he actually needed, as he had little difficulty holding down the Athletics' often-troublesome offense. Santiago allowed only three hits and three walks while striking out eight. He allowed his only home run in the third inning when Billy Butler took him deep. Santiago stands with a 2.45 ERA, a 1.04 WHIP, and a 17/6 K/BB ratio in 18 1/3 innings. He'll match up against the Rangers at home next.
Apr 22 - 1:42 AM

Hector Santiago hurled seven innings of one-run ball Wednesday in the Angels' 10-2 rout of the Rangers.

Santiago was handed a massive early lead and did his part to make it stick, yielding just four hits and two walks over his seven solid frames. He struck out five batters and now owns a 1-1 record, 2.92 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, and 9/3 K/BB ratio over his first 12 1/3 innings this season. A matchup at home with the A's is next.
Apr 15 - 5:36 PM

Hector Santiago surrendered three runs in 5 1/3 innings Friday in a loss to the Royals.

The Angels see Santiago as a permanent piece of the rotation, but he's probably going to prove more useful in the pen in the long run. Ideally, someone from the Andrew Heaney-Nick Tropeano-Drew Rucinski group will prove worthy of a chance in a month or so. In the meantime, Santiago is a perfectly reasonable stopgap.
Apr 11 - 1:47 AM

Hector Santiago allowed five runs on 5 hits in 4 1/3 innings of work on Saturday.

Santiago also struck out five while walking two. He started out effectively enough before the Dodgers got to him in the fourth. This marked his final start of the spring. While Santiago will be the Angels' fourth starter, the lefty has limited fantasy value. He posted a 3.72 ERA with a 1.359 WHIP over 127 1/3 innings for the Halos last season. Expect more of the same this season.
Apr 5 - 12:37 AM

Hector Santiago is expected to be fine after taking a line drive off his left wrist/forearm area in Sunday's Cactus League start.

He has some swelling in the area, but does not believe that it will force him to miss his next spring start. The veteran southpaw is currently viewed as the favorite to secure the fifth and final spot in the Angels' Opening Day rotation.
Mar 15 - 6:02 PM

Hector Santiago was removed from Sunday's Cactus League start against the White Sox after he was struck by a line drive.

It appeared to catch the left-hander in his forearm, and he will presumably go for X-rays to rule out a fracture. The team should have an update on his status shortly.
Mar 15 - 5:27 PM

Hector Santiago surrendered two runs in three innings Tuesday in a Cactus League game against the Rangers.

Santiago tallied two strikeouts, but the Rangers got to him for four hits (including a third-inning Leonys Martin home run). Santiago should be locked into a rotation spot with the Angels after posting a decent 3.75 ERA and 108 strikeouts in 127 1/3 innings (24 starts and six relief appearances) last season.
Mar 10 - 7:24 PM

Hector Santiago pitched a pair of scoreless innings on Thursday against the Brewers.

Santiago allowed a single and a walk while striking out one in the effort. The lefty was reasonably productive across 24 starts and six relief appearances, finishing with a 3.75 ERA and a 108/53 K/BB ratio last season. Santiago is expected to pitch out of the Angels' rotation to start the season.
Mar 5 - 7:11 PM

Angels and LHP Hector Santiago avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.29 million contract.

It's a tad more than projected him to earn ($2.2 million) in his first year of arbitration. Santiago is expected to open next season in the Angels' rotation after making 24 starts and six relief appearances last year.
Jan 15 - 6:55 PM

Hector Santiago pitched 5 1/3 scoreless innings in a win over the A's Wednesday.

It was quite a contrast from Santiago's last time out, when the Rangers got to him for seven runs in an inning of work. On Wednesday, Santiago gave up just three hits and walked two in the outing. The southpaw's season ends at 6-9 with a 3.81 ERA in 125 1/3 innings. He'll be among the Angels' options to make a start in the postseason should they need a fourth starter.
Wed, Sep 24, 2014 07:07:00 PM

Hector Santiago was torched for seven runs -- six earned -- in one-plus innings Friday in a loss to the Rangers.

The Angels talked before the game about using a three-man rotation in the ALDS. It seems even more likely that they'll go that route now, what with Santiago turning in his second straight dreadful performance against a subpar offense. He lasted just two innings last time out against the Astros. Santiago still has a reasonable enough 3.98 ERA for the season, but he's not someone the Angels will have much faith in come October.
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 01:27:00 AM

Hector Santiago walked five and gave up three runs over two innings in a loss to the Astros.

Santiago also gave up five hits as he proved largely ineffective. One of those five hits was a three-run homer to Gregorio Petit for all three of the Astros' runs against him. The loss dropped him to 5-8 with a 3.55 ERA on the year. He'll look for a better outing Friday against the Rangers.
Sun, Sep 14, 2014 08:43:00 PM

Hector Santiago gave up only a solo home run over five innings in Tuesday's win over the Rangers.

Santiago surrendered five hits, with Adrian Beltre's solo shot in the fourth inning the only blemish against him. He threw just 79 pitches, so it was a bit of a quick hook from Angels manager Mike Scioscia, but he still managed to get his fifth win of the season. Santiago has been a more than adequate fill-in starter for the Angels down the stretch, owning a 3.38 ERA after Tuesday's outing. He's got the Astros on tap for Sunday.
Tue, Sep 9, 2014 11:30:00 PM

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2Carlos Perez
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2B1Johnny Giavotella
2Taylor Featherston
SS1Erick Aybar
3B1David Freese
2Grant Green
LF1Matt Joyce
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
2Collin Cowgill
DH1C.J. Cron
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S1Jered Weaver
2C.J. Wilson
3Hector Santiago
4Matt Shoemaker
5Garrett Richards
6Tyler Skaggs
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2Joe Smith
3Mike Morin
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5Cory Rasmus
6Cesar Ramos
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