Hector Santiago
SP MIN
3 weeks ago

Santiago threw 2.2 scoreless innings with five strikeouts Sunday in his second spring start. His next outing will be with Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic.

EDGE Analysis

Santiago bounced back from an ugly first spring start where he gave up five runs on two home runs in an inning of work. Santiago is assured of a spot in Minnesota's rotation to begin the season, but he could have a short leash if he struggles early after career worsts last season in ERA, FIP and K/9.

Hector Santiago
SP MIN
4 weeks ago

Santiago didn't make it through a second inning of work in Monday's spring training outing, giving up five runs on two home runs with no strikeouts while retiring three batters.

EDGE Analysis

It was his first spring start, so results likely don't matter for a veteran with a set spot in the rotation. However, Minnesota's new GM and team president didn't trade for Santiago, so he could have a short leash in the rotation if he struggles early in the regular season. He posted career worsts in ERA, FIP, and K/9 during 2016.

Hector Santiago
SP MIN
2 months ago

Santiago and the Twins avoided arbitration Friday with an $8 million deal, Jon Heyman of Today's Knuckleball reports.

EDGE Analysis

Santiago posted career worsts in ERA, FIP, and K/9 during 2016, but still managed to negotiate a $3 million salary increase with Minnesota. He has at least delivered innings as of late, topping 180 innings in both 2015 and 2016. The 29-year-old is entering his final season before free agency.

Hector Santiago
SP MIN
6 months ago

Santiago (13-10) pitched 6.1 shutout innings, giving up only three hits and three walks in Saturday's win over the White Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Santiago was particularly effective against this former team of his, going 4-0 with a 1.03 ERA in four starts against the White Sox this season. Although he can't be blamed for a lack of wins playing for the Angels and Twins this year, he did set personal lows in ERA (4.87), K/9 (7.07) and second-lowest WHIP (1.38). To provide more value next year, he'll need to return to at least posting a higher strikeout rate -- like he did his first two years in the league -- if he doesn't significantly improve in ERA, WHIP or wins.

Hector Santiago
SP MIN
6 months ago

Santiago allowed four runs on five hits and a walk while striking out just one across 5.2 innings Sunday versus the Mariners.

EDGE Analysis

Santiago fell victim to the long ball Sunday, as he limited baserunners for the most part, but all of the runs against him came via the home run. The lefty came within an out of rattling off four consecutive quality starts earlier this month, but he has since allowed 10 runs in 11 innings to see his ERA jump back to 4.87. It has been an up-and-down season for Santiago, and he will look to finish it on a high Saturday versus the White Sox.

Hector Santiago
SP MIN
6 months ago

Santiago (12-9) pitched 5.1 innings, allowing six runs, seven hits and two walks while striking out five Tigers in Tuesday's loss.

EDGE Analysis

Santiago looked locked in early Tuesday, striking out five of the first eight batters he faced, including a stretch of four in a row. However, the left-hander began to come unglued late in the third inning, before being completely thrashed in a four-run sixth. After a rough stretch in August, Santiago was performing much better over his last four games -- a span that included three quality outings and a 1.80 ERA over 25 innings. That run came to a screeching halt while the Tigers handed him his first loss in five starts. Santiago will look to rebound when he toes the rubber Sunday versus Seattle.

Hector Santiago
SP MIN
6 months ago

Santiago (12-8) allowed one run on six hits and two walks with three strikeouts over 5.2 innings to beat the Tigers on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Santiago has rebounded from a rough initial stretch following his trade to Minnesota at the deadline, and is 2-0 with a 1.82 ERA over his last four starts. He got outs almost exclusively via the fly ball in this one, with 13 of those compared to just one ground ball and three strikeouts. While that split is unlikely to repeat itself in his next outing, Santiago has a great chance to keep the good times rolling in a home rematch with these same Tigers on Wednesday.

Hector Santiago
SP MIN
7 months ago

Santiago allowed one run on five hits and four walks over seven innings Saturday against Cleveland while striking out two. He did not factor into the decision.

EDGE Analysis

Santiago was disastrous in his first four starts after being acquired by Minnesota at the trade deadline, going 0-4 and giving up 23 earned runs and 32 hits in just 19 innings. But he's found a nice groove over his last three starts and has allowed just four earned runs and 12 hits over the same amount of innings. Coming off three straight quality starts, he's worthy of fantasy consideration when he squares off against Jordan Zimmermann and the Detroit Tigers on September 15.

Hector Santiago
SP MIN
7 months ago

Santiago (11-8) allowed three runs on four hits, struck out six and walked three over six innings in a victory over the White Sox on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

As they were last year, home runs have been a big issue for Santiago this season. He's allowed 29, including two Saturday night, but fortunately, they were of the solo variety. Santiago has allowed three runs on seven hits over his last 12.1 innings since yielding eight runs on Aug. 20. Overall, he owns a 4.91 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 127 strikeouts in 152.0 innings.

Hector Santiago
SP MIN
7 months ago

Santiago took a no-decision on Monday, despite shutting out the Indians for 6.1 innings. he allowed three hits, walked four, and struck out two.

EDGE Analysis

Santiago showed no ill-effects from the thumb injury that cost him his previous start. The lefty had been positively terrible since coming to Minnesota before Monday's strong start. He's now allowed 24 runs through 25.1 innings as a Twin. Santiago will carry a 4.93 ERA into his next start Saturday against the White Sox.