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#53
Héctor Santiago
ERA W-L K
5.63 4-8 51
Team: MinnesotaHt / Wt: 6-0 / 215 NFBC ADP: 444.61
Position: SPBorn: 12/16/1987 Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey
Bats/Throws: R/L Draft: 30th Round by White Sox (2006)


Latest News
July 5 11:00 AM PT12:00 PM MT1:00 PM CT2:00 PM ET14:00 ET18:00 GMT2:00 11:00 AM MST1:00 PM EST1:30 PM VEN22:00 UAE1:00 PM CT-The Twins have placed Santiago on the 10-day disabled list because of upper back pain.
Analysis: Santiago, who spent time on the disabled list last month with a left shoulder strain, is 4-8 with a 5.63 ERA in 70 1/3 innings, with 31 walks and 51 strikeouts. He is 0-6 in his last seven starts, with four lasting fewer than four innings. Santiago was pulled early from his outing Sunday in part because manager Paul Molitor was concerned about his strategy of decreasing velocity for sharper command.
July 2 6:12 PM PT7:12 PM MT8:12 PM CT9:12 PM ET21:12 ET1:12 GMT9:12 6:12 PM MST8:12 PM EST8:42 PM VEN5:12 UAE (+1)8:12 PM CT-Hector Santiago fell to 4-8, allowing four runs on four hits and one walk in 3.1 innings, as the Minnesota Twins lost to the Kansas City Royals 6-2 on Sunday. Santiago struck out two, ending the game with a 5.63 ERA and 1.44 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: In his last three starts, Santiago has a 12.38 ERA, allowing 11 earned runs in eight innings. He is 0-7 in his past eight outings and missed three weeks in June with a shoulder strain.
June 28 9:50 PM PT10:50 PM MT11:50 PM CT12:50 AM ET0:50 ET4:50 GMT12:50 9:50 PM MST11:50 PM EST12:20 AM VEN8:50 UAE11:50 PM CT-Hector Santiago fell to 4-7, allowing two runs on one hit and two walks in 2.0 innings, as the Minnesota Twins lost to the Boston Red Sox 9-2 on Tuesday. Santiago struck out two, ending the game with a 5.37 ERA and 1.43 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Santiago was making his first start since June 6 at Seattle. The Twins placed him on the 10-day DL the next day with a strained left shoulder. He's 0-3 with a 10.97 ERA in his last three starts, allowing five homers in 10 2/3 innings.
June 8 9:28 PM PT10:28 PM MT11:28 PM CT12:28 AM ET0:28 ET4:28 GMT12:28 9:28 PM MST11:28 PM EST11:58 PM VEN8:28 UAE11:28 PM CT-Santiago (strained shoulder) has come off the DL and will start Tuesday in Boston.
Analysis: Santiago last pitched on June 6. The lefty isn't a great bet for fantasy success, as he's 0-4 with a 9.55 ERA in his last five starts.
June 7 9:54 AM PT10:54 AM MT11:54 AM CT12:54 PM ET12:54 ET16:54 GMT0:54 9:54 AM MST11:54 AM EST12:24 PM VEN20:54 UAE11:54 AM CT-Hector Santiago fell to 4-6, allowing five runs on three hits and four walks in 2.2 innings, as the Minnesota Twins lost to the Seattle Mariners 12-3 on Tuesday. Santiago struck out four, ending the game with a 5.26 ERA and 1.43 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Santiago shouldn't be used in any fantasy format, having gone 0-5 with a 9.93 ERA in his last six games.
May 31 5:42 PM PT6:42 PM MT7:42 PM CT8:42 PM ET20:42 ET0:42 GMT8:42 5:42 PM MST7:42 PM EST8:12 PM VEN4:42 UAE (+1)7:42 PM CT-Santiago fell to 4-5, allowing six runs on eight hits and two walks in 6.0 innings, as the Minnesota Twins lost to the Houston Astros 17-6 on Wednesday.
Analysis: Santiago struck out three, ending the game with a 4.76 ERA and 1.38 WHIP on the season.
May 28 7:21 PM PT8:21 PM MT9:21 PM CT10:21 PM ET22:21 ET2:21 GMT10:21 7:21 PM MST9:21 PM EST9:51 PM VEN6:21 UAE (+1)9:21 PM CT-Hector Santiago fell to 4-4, allowing two runs on two hits and one walk in 1.0 inning, as the Minnesota Twins lost to the Tampa Bay Rays 8-6 on Sunday. Santiago struck out one, ending the game with a 4.31 ERA and 1.35 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Santiago made his first relief appearance Sunday since 2015 and suffered his third straight loss after three consecutive wins.
May 26 8:23 PM PT9:23 PM MT10:23 PM CT11:23 PM ET23:23 ET3:23 GMT11:23 8:23 PM MST10:23 PM EST10:53 PM VEN7:23 UAE (+1)10:23 PM CT-Hector Santiago fell to 4-3, allowing three runs on four hits and two walks in 5.1 innings, as the Minnesota Twins lost to the Tampa Bay Rays 5-2 on Friday. Santiago struck out six, ending the game with a 4.07 ERA and 1.32 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Another mediocre result for the left-hander, who's 0-2 with an 8.31 ERA over his last three starts and has served up five homers in 13 innings during that period. Santiago is still 3-1 with a 3.38 ERA at home this season, so perhaps he'll be able to bounce back when the Astros visit Target Field on Wednesday.
May 20 9:26 PM PT10:26 PM MT11:26 PM CT12:26 AM ET0:26 ET4:26 GMT12:26 9:26 PM MST11:26 PM EST11:56 PM VEN8:26 UAE11:26 PM CT-Hector Santiago allowed three runs on eight hits and one walk in 5.0 innings as the Minnesota Twins defeated the Kansas City Royals 4-3 on Friday. Santiago struck out one, ending the game with a 3.96 ERA and 1.34 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Santiago is 3-0 with a 3.07 ERA and 1.23 WHIP in five home starts compared to going 1-2 with a 5.23 ERA and 1.50 WHIP in four on the road.
May 14 2:25 PM PT3:25 PM MT4:25 PM CT5:25 PM ET17:25 ET21:25 GMT5:25 2:25 PM MST4:25 PM EST4:55 PM VEN1:25 UAE (+1)4:25 PM CT-Hector Santiago fell to 4-2, allowing six runs on seven hits and two walks in 2.2 innings, as the Minnesota Twins lost to the Cleveland Indians 8-3 on Sunday. Santiago struck out one, ending the game with a 3.80 ERA and 1.29 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Santiago hadn't allowed more than three runs in a game this season before this rocky outing.
May 10 1:16 PM PT2:16 PM MT3:16 PM CT4:16 PM ET16:16 ET20:16 GMT4:16 1:16 PM MST3:16 PM EST3:46 PM VEN0:16 UAE (+1)3:16 PM CT-Hector Santiago improved to 4-1, allowing two runs on three hits and five walks in 6.2 innings, as the Minnesota Twins defeated the Chicago White Sox 7-2 on Tuesday. Santiago struck out six, ending the game with a 2.76 ERA and 1.16 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Santiago has been outstanding for the Twins, eating innings with an impressive arsenal of stuff.
May 4 9:12 AM PT10:12 AM MT11:12 AM CT12:12 PM ET12:12 ET16:12 GMT0:12 9:12 AM MST11:12 AM EST11:42 AM VEN20:12 UAE11:12 AM CT-Hector Santiago improved to 3-1, allowing three runs on four hits and three walks in 6.0 innings, as the Minnesota Twins defeated the Oakland Athletics 7-4 on Wednesday. Santiago struck out two, ending the game with a 2.78 ERA and 1.15 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Santiago's ERA actually rose from 2.43, but he's been a very valuable innings-eater for them so far.
Apr. 28 8:45 AM PT9:45 AM MT10:45 AM CT11:45 AM ET11:45 ET15:45 GMT23:45 8:45 AM MST10:45 AM EST11:15 AM VEN19:45 UAE10:45 AM CT-Santiago has been reinstated from the bereavement list and will start Wednesday against the Athletics.
Analysis: Santiago, who spent five days away from the team following the death of his grandmother, is 2-1 with a 2.43 ERA in his five starts this season.
Apr. 22 8:52 AM PT9:52 AM MT10:52 AM CT11:52 AM ET11:52 ET15:52 GMT23:52 8:52 AM MST10:52 AM EST11:22 AM VEN19:52 UAE10:52 AM CT-Santiago held the Tigers to three runs over 6 1/3 innings in a 6-3 win on Friday.
Analysis: Santiago has been outstanding in four starts thus far, posting a 2.19 ERA and a .577 opponents' OPS.
Apr. 11 1:38 PM PT2:38 PM MT3:38 PM CT4:38 PM ET16:38 ET20:38 GMT4:38 1:38 PM MST3:38 PM EST4:08 PM VEN0:38 UAE (+1)3:38 PM CT-Santiago allowed a two-run homer and two other hits over 6 1/3 innings of Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Twins.
Analysis: Santiago has a solid 2.38 ERA while splitting his first two starts.
Apr. 5 3:39 PM PT4:39 PM MT5:39 PM CT6:39 PM ET18:39 ET22:39 GMT6:39 3:39 PM MST5:39 PM EST6:09 PM VEN2:39 UAE (+1)5:39 PM CT-Santiago dealt with some early control issues of his own before settling in, but he was lifted after 88 pitches following a leadoff single in the sixth inning in Wednesday's 9-1 win over the Royals. He gave up one run on four hits while striking out four batters.
Analysis: Santiago made it out of the sixth inning in just four of his 12 career starts after coming over last season in a trade from the Los Angeles Angels. Santiago's spring was a bit truncated while pitching for Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic. He pitched 8 2/3 innings over three weeks with Puerto Rico.

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