Hector Santiago SP LAA 3 days ago

Santiago (7-8) gave up five runs on seven hits and three walks over just 4.1 innings Wednesday in a loss to Detroit.

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Hector Santiago SP LAA 2 months ago

Santiago (6-4) allowed one run on eight hits over seven innings Friday in Seattle, striking out seven without a walk to pick up the win.

Santiago continued his recent hot streak by turning in his fourth straight start of at least six innings and one or fewer runs allowed. While his 88.9 percent strand rate is bound to come back to earth at some point, Santiago's 17-start sample heading into All-Star break shows that he can be effective despite generating groundballs at the lowest rate in the majors. The 27-year-old has never thrown more than 149 innings in a season, so he could face workload concerns down the line, considering he's already logged 108.1 innings in 2015.

Hector Santiago SP LAA 2 months ago

Santiago shut the Rangers out for seven innings Saturday while striking out three and walking one en route to his fifth win of the season.

Santiago continued his emergence as one of the better pitchers in the American League Saturday, lowering his ERA to 2.40. The 27-year-old has now allowed just two runs in his last three starts, and has not allowed a home run in his last two outings. He will look to continue the run of success when he faces the Rockies in Colorado on Wednesday.

Hector Santiago SP LAA 2 months ago

Santiago threw seven innings of one-run ball against the Mariners on Sunday, giving up three hits and striking out six en route to a no-decision.

Santiago held his own in a battle with Felix Hernandez, but gave way to Joe Smith with the game tied at one in the top of the eighth. The 27-year-old has been more valuable than the Angels or fantasy owners could have hoped for, as he has not walked more than two batters in any of his last five starts, and has not allowed more than three earned runs in a contest over that span. Santiago came into Sunday's game with the lowest ground ball rate (28.8%) of any qualified pitcher in baseball, which could help to explain his 1.3 HR/9 rate, but it's hard to complain about this kind of production from a pitcher who likely was sitting on the waiver wire for most of the season in all but the deepest of leagues. He will take a 2.58 ERA into his next outing against the Rangers next weekend.

Hector Santiago SP LAA 2 months ago

Santiago took a no decision despite a quality start Monday against the Angels, as he gave up just one run on two hits and a walk over six innings.

Santiago needed 106 pitches to get through six innings and struck out four batters. But Santiago's main weakness continues to be the home run ball; the only run came on a Domingo Santana home run, the 13th Santiago has allowed in just 87.1 innings (1.3 HR/9). Given Santiago's 28.8 percent ground ball rate, the home run will likely continue to plague him this season.

Hector Santiago SP LAA 2 months ago

Santiago gave up three runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out nine in five innings Wednesday against the Diamondbacks.

Santiago is winless in his last four starts -- all starts in which he's never made it through six innings. That being said, he still has a respectable 2.77 ERA, a 1.22 WHIP and an 8.63 K/9 for the season. He'll have another shot against Houston in his next scheduled start Monday.

Hector Santiago SP LAA 3 months ago

Santiago struck out six and walked one while holding the A's to two runs on seven hits over 5.2 innings in a no-decision Friday night.

Fighting his command at time, Santiago threw a first-pitch strike to just 12 of the 25 batters he faced. A pair of homers did most of the damage against him in Friday's start, while the 10 long balls he's allowed in 76.1 innings this season has been the greatest blemish in an otherwise strong 2015 campaign. Santiago will oppose the D-backs in Arizona on Wednesday in his next scheduled start.

Hector Santiago SP LAA 3 months ago

Santiago will get a couple extra days off before taking the ball Friday against the A's, the Los Angeles Times' Mike DiGiovanna reports.

He was originally scheduled to pitch Wednesday, but the Angels can afford to rest him a couple extra days because of how the schedule shakes out. This will give him eight days between starts, which should allow for the lefty to be extra fresh for his next outing.

Hector Santiago SP LAA 3 months ago

Santiago was touched up for five runs and five hits in five-plus winnings Wednesday against the Rays. He struck out three and walked two in the no-decision.

After getting staked to a 4-0 lead with Mike Trout's solo homer in the first, Albert Pujols' RBI single in the second, and Johnny Giavotella's two-run shot in the fourth, Santiago gave up all five of his runs in the fifth inning without recording a single out. Santiago started the inning hitting Brandon Guyer before giving up a two-run shot to Joey Butler. He then gave up a single to Evan Longoria and a walk to Logan Forsythe before Steven Souza Jr. drove the ball to left field for a three-run home run. Santiago will have a chance at redemption when he takes the mound again against the Rays in his next start Wednesday.

Hector Santiago SP LAA 3 months ago

Santiago (4-3) delivered 7.1 shutout innings in Friday's win over the Tigers, striking out seven while allowing just three hits and three walks.

The 27-year-old lefty has starred early on for the Angels, as he's now lowered his ERA to 2.18 while increasing his strikeout rate over last year. However, Santiago still walks a few too many batters, and he's benefited from unsustainably friendly luck in terms of BABIP and strand rate. His peripherals aren't that different from their solid-but-unspectacular norms, so there's profit potential here if you can trade him to an owner who's buying into a full-on breakout. Santiago next goes Wednesday against the Rays.