Hector Santiago
SP LAA
14 hours ago

Santiago (9-4) allowed two runs on five hits and four walks with five strikeouts over 5.1 innings in a win Monday over the Royals.

EDGE Analysis

Santiago's winning streak is now extended to five games, dating back to July 2. After allowing 17 home runs in his first 16 starts, he has allowed just two in this stretch. If he can continue to keep the ball in the yard, he can enjoy a measure of success, but his career suggests this won't last. He owned a 1.3 HR/9 in 643 career innings entering Monday's start -- for context, of the 1,955 pitchers all-time to record at least 600 innings, only 80 have had a worse home run rate.

Hector Santiago
SP LAA
5 days ago

Santiago (8-4) allowed the Rangers to score three runs on five hits and three walks while lasting just five innings Wednesday, but still went home with his fourth consecutive win.

EDGE Analysis

He'd certainly pitched much better in the prior three, but Santiago's fantasy owners will take what they can get after having weathered the storm of his struggles in May and June. The 28-year-old lefty has outpitched his peripherals for years, consistently finishing with an ERA in the mid-threes despite his FIP often suggesting it ought to be a full run higher, but that run of luck has mostly come to an end this season. He's actually still outpitching his peripherals despite an unattractive 4.32 ERA, and a matchup against the defending-champion Royals on Tuesday doesn't promise to help Santiago improve his ratios.

Hector Santiago
SP LAA
2 weeks ago

Santiago improved to 7-4 with Friday's win over the White Sox, striking out seven with no walks across seven scoreless innings.

EDGE Analysis

Santiago took a 15-inning scoreless streak into the All-Star break, which he extended with Friday's dominant outing in which he threw 76 percent of his pitches for strikes and induced 13 swings and misses. The lefty has lowered his ERA to 4.27 during this impressive run and will look to keep it rolling Wednesday versus the struggling Rangers.

Hector Santiago
SP LAA
3 weeks ago

Santiago struck out nine batters and did not allow a run through seven innings en route to picking up his sixth win of the season Thursday against the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

Santiago labored to open the contest, but found another gear after his first time through the order, as he allowed just two baserunners and punched out five through his final four innings. He did put four on base via the walk, but Santiago can now boast 13 innings of scoreless baseball in his last two starts. He will head into the All-Star break having notched an ERA of 4.58 over 18 starts.

Hector Santiago
SP LAA
3 weeks ago

Santiago allowed one unearned run against the Red Sox on Saturday, striking out four and walking four en route to his fifth win of the season.

EDGE Analysis

Santiago had all the run support he needed Saturday, as the Angels put up 21 runs against Clay Buchholz and the Boston bullpen. While he has shown himself capable of producing nice outings, Santiago has been far too susceptible to the blowup this season, as he did not log an ERA under 6.00 in either of the last two months. He will take a 4.93 ERA into his next start against the Rays on Thursday.

Hector Santiago
SP LAA
1 month ago

Santiago (4-4) allowed six runs on seven hits and four walks while striking out six over six innings, but received no decision Sunday against the Athletics.

EDGE Analysis

Santiago gave up a grand slam and a solo homer in the fourth inning that accounted for five of his six runs, but the Angels' offense came up big after his departure to take him off the hook for a potential loss. He's now failed to post a quality start in six of his last eight starts, and his ERA is at 5.27. He'll make his next start Saturday against the Red Sox.

Hector Santiago
SP LAA
1 month ago

Santiago (4-4) pitched 6.1 quality innings, allowing one run on three hits while walking two and striking out four against the Astros on Tuesday. He was left with a no-decision against after a blown save in the bottom of the ninth by the team's closer Houston Street.

EDGE Analysis

In his five starts from May 20 to June 10, the 28-year-old was hammered for 23 earned runs in just 17 innings. He's rebounded nicely since, giving up just two runs and five hits over his last two outings. Santiago's career struggles with control continue contributing to his inconsistency, and he's well off the pace needed to come close to last year's career-high strikeouts. On the bright side, the southpaw has now put together back-to-back quality starts for the first time since mid-April, and in the process, pushed his ERA back under five for the first time since May.

Hector Santiago
SP LAA
1 month ago

Santiago (4-4) surrendered two hits, an earned run and two walks over six innings in Wednesday's 10-2 victory over the Twins. He struck out five.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran southpaw rebounded from a string of abbreviated and mostly poor efforts to produce his best start since May 15 versus the Mariners. Santiago had been chased in the second inning by the Indians in his last trip to the mound, giving up six runs (five earned) and seven hits. Two starts prior, he was out after 2.1 innings with six runs (five earned) on his ledger, and he'd yielded four earned runs in just 2.2 innings in the appearance before that. It was a different Santiago Wednesday, as he threw 62 of 99 pitches for strikes, and benefited from some run support as the game went on. Encouragingly, he also stayed away from the long ball for the third straight outing, after having given up 14 round-trippers in his first 11 starts of 2016. He'll look to continue the positive momentum when he faces the Astros next Tuesday.

Hector Santiago
SP LAA
1 month ago

Santiago was routed in his start against the Indians on Friday, allowing six runs (five earned) in 1.1 innings.

EDGE Analysis

An increase in velocity and ground balls gave some high hopes for Santiago, but he has now lasted just 5.1 innings in his last two starts combined, and has been unable to pitch at least three frames in three of his last five outings. The rotation is in shambles at the moment, meaning Santiago is unlikely to lose his job, but he will need to show a lot more than this before he can be considered an add in standard leagues.

Hector Santiago
SP LAA
2 months ago

Santiago lasted just four innings in Sunday's start versus the Pirates after allowing three runs on four hits and four walks. He struck out four and did not factor into the decision.

EDGE Analysis

The left-hander was a bit unlucky Sunday, as he threw 61% of his pitches for strikes and did not allow an extra-base hit, but he bunched up baserunners in the second and third innings, when all of the damage against him was done. Santiago has been in a downward spiral of late, with a 10.34 ERA in his last four starts and his strong start to the season is but a distant memory at this point. He will look to right the ship Friday versus the Indians.