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Edgar Santana
Edgar Santana #37
Santana relies on 4 pitches. Sinker (44.3%), Slider (39.1%), Four Seamer (13.1%), Changeup (3.4%),

HT
6' 2"
WT
195
AGE
27
POS
P
BAT
R
THROW
R
BORN
Oct 16, 1991 
FROM
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic 
DEBUT
Jun 10, 2017  
DRAFTED
 
ACTIVE
YES

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2018 3 4 3.26 69 0 0 66.1 54 1.10
2 Seasons 3 4 3.31 88 0 0 84.1 74 1.20
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2018 69 3-4 3.26 66.1 54 1.10
2 Seasons 88 3-4 3.31 84.1 74 1.20

Standard MLB Pitching Statistics

SeasonTmLGWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIP
2017 PIT NL 0 0 3.50 19 0 0 18.0 16 8 7 2 12 20 1.56
2018 PIT NL 3 4 3.26 69 0 0 66.1 61 25 24 7 12 54 1.10
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Fastball: 65 | Slider: 55 | Changeup: 40 | Control: 50 | Overall: 45

A bit of a late bloomer, Santana didn't sign with the Pirates until just before his 22nd birthday, and hadn't pitched a ton when he did join the organization in 2013. It didn't take him long to get acclimated, however, and he touched the big leagues for the first time in 2017.

Santana has largely used two pitches to put himself in position to be a big league reliever. He'll throw his fastball up to 96-97 mph and often throws it downhill with good life, both missing bats and generating groundball outs. He couples it with his above-average slider and can serve as a true out pitch when his mechanics are in line, which happens more often than not. While his walks spiked a bit in the big leagues, perhaps a sign of him trying to do too much, he's always been able to fill the zone with those two pitches.

Santana's left-right splits haven't been pretty, with left-handed hitters faring quite well against him. As a result, the Pirates are trying to get him to focus on throwing his changeup more to keep them honest. The addition of that should help him settle in as a middle reliever or setup man in Pittsburgh.


Statcast - Pitching

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit %
2017 296 48 1 2.1 87.7 6.3 .215 .375 .338 .319 .359 29.2
2018 929 202 13 6.4 88.8 12.0 .254 .416 .282 .304 .362 38.1
ALL 1225 250 14 5.6 88.6 10.9 .246 .408 .295 .308 .362 36.4
MLB 31265 6.1 87.3 10.9 .246 .403 .317 .314 .364 34.2

Rankings



Transactions

Team Date Transaction
10/14/2017 RHP Edgar Santana assigned to Gigantes del Cibao.
09/10/2017 Pittsburgh Pirates recalled RHP Edgar Santana from Indianapolis Indians.
08/23/2017 Pittsburgh Pirates optioned RHP Edgar Santana to Indianapolis Indians.
08/22/2017 Pittsburgh Pirates recalled Edgar Santana from Indianapolis Indians.
07/03/2017 Pittsburgh Pirates optioned RHP Edgar Santana to Indianapolis Indians.
06/10/2017 Pittsburgh Pirates selected the contract of Edgar Santana from Indianapolis Indians.
01/09/2017 Pittsburgh Pirates invited non-roster RHP Edgar Santana to spring training.
08/01/2016 RHP Edgar Santana assigned to Indianapolis Indians from Altoona Curve.
05/10/2016 RHP Edgar Santana assigned to Altoona Curve from Bradenton Marauders.
04/05/2016 RHP Edgar Santana assigned to Bradenton Marauders from West Virginia Power.
08/09/2015 RHP Edgar Santana assigned to West Virginia Power from West Virginia Black Bears.
05/30/2014 RHP Edgar Santana assigned to DSL Pirates.
10/12/2013 Pittsburgh Pirates signed free agent RHP Edgar Santana to a minor league contract.