Hector Santiago

Hector Santiago #53

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  • B/T: R/L
  • 6' 0"/215
  • Age: 28


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Pitches: Strikes, Balls


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Hector Santiago Stats

9-9 3.59 180.2 162 1.26

Hector Santiago MLB Career Stats

23-28 3.55 532.2 488 1.32

Hector Santiago Bio

  • Full Name: Hector Felipe Santiago
  • Born: 12/16/1987 in Newark, NJ
  • Draft: 2006, Chicago White Sox, 30th rd. (915th overall)
  • College: Okaloosa-Walton, FL
  • Debut: July 6, 2011
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2015 Stats 9 9 3.59 33 32 0 180.2 162 1.26
MLB Career Stats 23 28 3.55 141 83 4 532.2 488 1.32

Hector Santiago Sinker Statcast Averages

Year Team LG NP Pitch Type Avg Pitch Speed (mph) Avg Perceived Speed (mph) Avg Spin Rate (rpm) Avg Extension (feet) Avg Exit Velocity (mph)
2015 Angels AL 1856 Sinker 90.61 88.87 2202.00 5.44 91.30
MLB Avg - - - Sinker 91.26 90.86 2084.00 6.10 90.05


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January 8, 2016 at 6:22 PM ET

Santiago, Angels avoid arbitration

The Angels avoided arbitration with Hector Santiago on Friday afternoon, signing him to a $5 million contract for 2016.

October 6, 2015 at 8:23 PM ET

Santiago fans 162 batters in 2015

Angels left-hander Hector Santiago finished the 2015 regular season with a 9-9 record, a 3.59 ERA, a 1.26 WHIP and 162 strikeouts across 180 2/3 innings.


Hector Santiago Awards

AL All-Star

Year Team League
2015 LA Angels AL

MiLB.com Organization All-Star

Year Team League
2011 Chi White Sox AL

SOU Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
08/29/2011 Birmingham SOU

Hector Santiago Leaderboards

Earned Run Average

Season ERA Rank
2015 3.59 16th in AL


Season SO Rank
2015 162 16th in AL


Season SV Rank
2012 4 24th in AL


Season WHIP Rank
2015 1.26 20th in AL

Batting Average Against

Season AVG Rank
2015 .227 6th in AL

Games Started

Season GS Rank
2015 32 7th in AL

Strikeouts per Nine Innings

Season K/9 Rank
2015 8.07 24th in AL

Strikeout/Walk Ratio

Season K/BB Rank
2015 2.28 10th in AL

Bases on Balls

Season BB Rank
2013 72 10th in AL
2014 53 23rd in AL
2015 71 4th in AL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
2015 29 1st in AL

Hector Santiago Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
June 10, 2014 Los Angeles Angels recalled LHP Hector Santiago from Salt Lake Bees.
May 21, 2014 Los Angeles Angels optioned LHP Hector Santiago to Salt Lake Bees.
December 10, 2013 Arizona Diamondbacks traded CF Adam Eaton to Chicago White Sox for Hector Santiago and Player To Be Named Later.
December 10, 2013 Los Angeles Angels traded LF Mark Trumbo and Player To Be Named Later to Arizona Diamondbacks for LHP Hector Santiago and LHP Tyler Skaggs.
August 17, 2012 Chicago White Sox recalled Hector Santiago from Charlotte Knights.
July 30, 2012 Chicago White Sox optioned Hector Santiago to Charlotte Knights.
October 6, 2011 Hector Santiago roster status changed by Chicago White Sox.
July 20, 2011 Chicago White Sox optioned LHP Hector Santiago to Birmingham Barons.
June 26, 2011 Chicago White Sox recalled Hector Santiago from Birmingham Barons.
May 22, 2011 Hector Santiago assigned to Birmingham Barons from Winston-Salem Dash.
March 17, 2011 LHP Hector Santiago assigned to Chicago White Sox.
March 13, 2010 LHP Hector Santiago assigned to Chicago White Sox.

Hector Felipe Santiago Bio Info

Single ... attended Okaloosa-Walton (Fla.) Community College ... is a 2006 graduate of Bloomfield Vocational Technical (N.J.) High School.


Finished first season with Angels with a 6-9 record and 3.75 ERA (127.1 IP - 53 ER) in 30 games (24 starts) in 2014...Opened the regular season in starting rotation but was moved to the bullpen following start on May 7 vs. Yankees...Optioned to Salt Lake May 21...In three games (all starts) for Salt Lake, went 1-1 with a 6.43 ERA (14 IP - 10 ER) and nine strikeouts...Recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake and rejoined rotation prior to start June 10...In final 21 games (17 starts) following return from Triple-A, went 6-3 with a 3.30 ERA (90 IP - 33 ER)...Set new career-high with five consecutive winning decisions from July 10 - Sept. 9...Allowed one-or-fewer runs in 10 separate starts and had a no-decision in seven of those contests...Is one of three players in A.L. history to have seven no-decisions in a season in starts when allowing one-or-fewer runs (also, Pedro Martinez - 8 ND in 2003 & Brad Radke - 7 ND in 2004)...During month of Aug., pitched to a 1.93 ERA (28 IP - 6 ER) but Angels went 1-4 in his five starts...Did not allow a run in 9.2 innings pitched as a reliever (six hits allowed)...Angels scored a total of three-or-fewer runs in 16 of 24 games he started...The Club scored a combined total of 20 runs across his first nine starts of the year...Halos scored a total of just 54 runs with him in the game as the starting pitcher (117.2 IP)...Earned win in relief appearance July 31 at Baltimore...Entered game in 11th inning and pitched two shutout innings, allowing just two hits and two walks with two strikeouts...Went 11 straight starts without recording a win to begin Angels career, which tied longest streak in club history (Bill Travers, 1981-83)...April 20 at Detroit, allowed two runs (both unearned) and became Angels first left-handed starter to lose a game without allowing an earned run since Jarrod Washburn Sept. 19, 2004 vs. Texas...Participated in 2014 Japan All-Star Series with other Major League players, including teammate Matt Shoemaker.


Spent first full season in the Major Leagues with the White Sox...Ranked third among Chicago's pitchers in innings pitched (149), strikeouts (137) and starts (23)... Finished the year with a 4-9 record and 3.56 ERA (149 IP - 59 ER) in 34 games (23 starts)...Went 4-7 with a 3.51 ERA (130.2 IP - 51 ER) and 122 strikeouts as a starter and 0-2 with a 3.93 ERA (18.1 IP - 8 ER) and 15 strikeouts as a reliever... Ranked fifth among American League lefties holding right-handed batters to a .244 (96/393) batting average against... Posted a 1.85 ERA (24.1 IP - 5 ER) during Interleague Play, which ranked seventh in the AL... Started the season in the bullpen and recorded a career-high 9.2 scoreless IP streak to start the season... Averaged 102.9 pitches per start and eclipsed the 100-pitch mark 18 times. 40-man roster.. Made two starts on three days' rest (1-1, 2.19 ERA)... Was moved into starting rotation following season-ending injury to Gavin Floyd... Allowed three runs or fewer in eight of the nine games in which he was charged with the loss...Received three runs of support or fewer in 19 of his 23 start

2012 Went 2-0 with a 1.86 ERA (4 ER/19.1 IP) in four starts and 2-1 with a 3.88 mark (22 ER/51.0 IP) in 38 relief appearances with the White Sox ... averaged 10.1 strikeouts per 9.0 IP (79 SO/70.1 IP) ... began the season as the White Sox closer and converted four of his six save opportunities (66.7 percent) ... allowed 10.5 percent (2-19) of inherited runners to score ... first batters faced went 7-33 (.212) ... opponents hit .202 (22-109) on the road, .094 (5-53) with RISP and .071 (2-28) with RISP/two outs ... allowed seven home runs in his first 10 appearances (10.0 IP) but just five over his final 32 outings ... earned his first Major League save on 4/7 at Texas, tossing a 1-2-3 ninth inning ... became the first rookie to save his team's first win of the season for a first-year manager (Elias) ... was charged with his first blown save on 4/16 vs. Baltimore (2 ER/1.0 IP) after successfully converting his first three chances ... suffered his second blown save on 4/25 at Oakland, allowing three runs over 0.1 IP ... surrendered a game-tying, two-run home run to Yoenis Cespedes and a game-ending single to Kila Ka'aihue in the 14th inning ... picked up his first hold on 5/5 at Detroit ... earned his first Major League victory on 5/8 at Cleveland, throwing 1.0 scoreless IP in relief ... picked up his second win on 6/28 at the Yankees ... recorded four strikeouts in consecutive outings on 7/18 at Boston (3.0 IP) and 7/22 at Detroit (3.1) ... was optioned to Class AAA Charlotte on 7/30 and recalled by the White Sox on 8/17 ... threw a career-high 76 pitches in relief over 3.0 IP on 8/20 vs. the Yankees ... earned the victory in his first career start on 9/3 vs. Minnesota (1 ER/5.0 IP) ... surrendered just one hit with 10 strikeouts over 7.0 scoreless IP on 10/1 at Cleveland ... according to Elias, became the second rookie since 2000 to register 10-plus strikeouts and allow two or fewer baserunners in a start (Johnny Cueto, 4/3/08 vs. Arizona) ... the 10 strikeouts were the most by a Sox rookie since Jason Bere on 9/20/93 vs. the Angels (12) ... became the first pitcher since 1969, when the save rule was instituted, to record a save in his season debut (4/7 at Texas) and register 10 strikeouts in his final appearance (source: Elias) ... made five appearances with Gigantes de Carolina in the Puerto Rican Winter League. 2011 Was 9-8 with a 3.60 ERA (51 ER/127.1 IP) and 117 strikeouts in 23 combined starts with Class A Winston-Salem and Class AA Birmingham ... was used exclusively as a starter after making 129 of his first 130 professional appearances out of the bullpen ... also made two scoreless relief appearances with the White Sox (5.1 IP) ... his contract was purchased from Birmingham on 6/26 ... made his Major-League debut on 7/6 vs. Kansas City with 1.0 scoreless IP ... also recorded his first strikeout (Eric Hosmer) ... tossed 4.1 scoreless IP with one hit allowed on 7/7 vs. Minnesota ... retired all lefties faced (eight) with the Sox ... was optioned back to Birmingham on 7/19 and spent the remainder of the season with the Barons ... lefties batted .243 (27-111) and right-handers were at .233 (82-352) ... began the season with Winston-Salem ... struck out a season-high 11 batters over 5.0 scoreless IP on 4/16 vs. Kinston ... was promoted to Birmingham on 5/22 ... was 4-1 with a 2.06 ERA (9 ER/39.1 IP) and 33 strikeouts over six starts in may between the two stops ... went 2-0 with a 0.95 ERA (2 ER/19.0 IP) and 18 strikeouts in his final three starts of the season ... went 1-2 with a 3.72 ERA (8 ER/19.1 IP) and 19 strikeouts in 16 relief appearances with Carolina in the Puerto Rican Winter League. 2010 Was 4-5 with a 4.15 ERA (28 ER/60.2 IP) and 61 strikeouts in 37 games (one start) with Class A Winston-Salem ... went 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA (7.1 IP) in eight games with Carolina of the Puerto Rican Winter League. 2009 Went 4-4 with a 3.88 ERA (25 ER/58.0 IP) and 66 strikeouts in 38 games with Winston-Salem ... averaged 10.2 strikeouts per 9.0 IP ... pitched in nine games for Caguas in the PRWL. 2008 Spent the entire season with Class A Kannapolis, going 5-1 with a 4.06 ERA (29 ER/64.1 IP) and 83 strikeouts in 38 games ... averaged 11.6 strikeouts per 9.0 IP ... went 2-1 with a 4.70 ERA (8 ER/15.1 IP) in 17 games with Caguas of the PRWL. 2007 Made his pro debut with Advanced Rookie Bristol. 2006 Did not play after signing on 5/22/07 ... was recommended/signed by Chuck Fox.