Héctor Santiago
P | Bats/Throws: R/L | 6' 0" 215LBS | Age: 36
Draft: 2006 | Rd: 30, #915, Chicago White Sox | Bloomfield Voc Technical HS
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2018 6 3 4.41 49 7 2 102 103 1.58
2019 1 1 6.68 19 2 0 33.2 40 1.90
2021 1 1 3.42 13 1 0 26.1 30 1.44
10 Seasons 48 51 4.12 270 140 6 947 856 1.39
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2018 49 6-3 4.41 102 103 1.58
2019 19 1-1 6.68 33.2 40 1.90
2021 13 1-1 3.42 26.1 30 1.44
10 Seasons 270 48-51 4.12 947 856 1.39
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
Sweet
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 27 3162 533 42 7.9 5.4 88.9 114.6 22.4 32.6 .224 .407 .313 .312 .354 35.8 20.9 9.1 3.59 4.02
2016 28 3172 557 52 9.3 6.6 89.7 114.6 20.1 33.0 .256 .487 .332 .353 .394 39.3 18.3 10.1 4.70 5.42
2017 29 1236 224 26 11.6 8.4 90.5 114.2 22.5 33.5 .276 .555 .338 .386 .424 39.4 16.4 10.0 5.63 6.82
2018 30 1963 292 30 10.3 6.5 89.3 115.5 21.0 32.2 .223 .414 .349 .328 .366 35.3 22.4 13.0 4.41 4.60
2019 31 715 101 15 14.9 9.2 89.2 112.8 21.2 40.6 .267 .524 .395 .374 .453 38.6 24.5 13.5 6.68 6.49
2021 33 491 76 2 2.6 1.7 88.1 111.0 12.2 32.9 .208 .287 .312 .259 .298 38.2 25.6 9.4 3.42 2.79
Player 10739 1783 167 9.4 6.4 89.4 115.5 21.0 33.3 .242 .452 .333 .337 .380 37.5 20.3 10.5
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Santiago relies on 5 pitches.
Four Seamer
(65.4%) ,
Changeup
(25.5%) ,
Slider
(7.3%) ,
Sinker
(1.6%) ,
Curveball
(0.2%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2015 30.8 31.0 25.0 13.3 34.9 40.7 24.4 2.4 21.4 37.3 22.1 7.3 7.9 5.4
2016 35.5 30.3 20.5 13.6 38.1 36.3 25.0 2.7 25.0 31.4 21.7 8.3 9.3 6.6
2017 32.1 30.4 24.6 12.9 37.5 33.5 28.1 0.9 22.3 36.2 21.9 5.8 11.6 8.4
2018 34.6 32.2 20.2 13.0 33.9 36.6 29.5 3.8 25.0 35.3 19.9 5.1 10.3 6.5
2019 31.7 31.7 24.8 11.9 36.6 34.7 28.7 5.0 21.8 28.7 25.7 4.0 14.9 9.2
2021 44.7 22.4 27.6 5.3 36.8 39.5 23.7 3.9 27.6 30.3 27.6 7.9 2.6 1.7
Player 33.7 30.6 22.8 12.9 36.2 37.4 26.1 2.7 23.5 34.2 22.0 6.9 9.4 6.4
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.9 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2021 Changeup SEA L 125 81.4 32.6 -1.1 -3 15.6 1.9 14
2021 Slider SEA L 36 82.3 36.4 -3.0 -8 3.1 -3.6 -53
2021 Sinker SEA L 7 88.7 25.3 -2.4 -9 17.6 1.6 10
2021 4-Seam Fastball SEA L 321 90.9 17.8 -1.0 -6 12.0 4.3 57
2021 Curveball SEA L 1 75.8 55.5 -2.5 -4 5.5 -3.7 -40
2019 Changeup CWS L 141 83.9 29.9 -2.3 -7 16.2 2.3 17
2019 Sinker CWS L 1 92.5 26.2 2.6 11 20.3 4.9 32
2019 Curveball CWS L 33 74.6 56.1 -3.1 -5 6.4 -5.4 -46
2019 4-Seam Fastball CWS L 423 91.8 18.4 -1.2 -7 13.2 5.5 72
2019 Slider CWS L 115 85.0 33.4 -3.9 -11 2.8 -2.3 -45
2018 4-Seam Fastball CWS L 1,275 90.8 19.1 -1.5 -8 12.1 4.7 63
2018 Slider CWS L 73 83.5 35.7 -4.1 -10 4.5 -1.2 -21
2018 Curveball CWS L 145 74.7 57.2 -3.6 -6 7.6 -3.3 -30
2018 Sinker CWS L 66 89.0 26.3 -2.5 -9 16.1 0.7 4
2018 Screwball CWS L 37 77.5 40.4 -- 15.6 --
2018 Changeup CWS L 363 82.4 30.7 -2.6 -8 15.0 1.4 10
2017 Sinker MIN L 700 90.8 14.2 -8.6 -38 12.7 -2.5 -16
2017 4-Seam Fastball MIN L 60 89.2 16.3 1.8 10 4.9 -4.0 -45
2017 Screwball MIN L 39 79.3 32.6 -- 14.5 --
2017 Slider MIN L 76 79.4 42.4 -1.9 -4 5.0 -3.2 -39
2017 Changeup MIN L 245 82.9 24.6 -7.1 -22 15.4 1.7 12
2017 Curveball MIN L 73 74.5 53.0 -7.0 -12 11.1 0.3 3
2017 Cutter MIN L 39 85.1 27.4 2.7 9 2.9 0.1 5
2016 Changeup MIN L 667 83.4 28.5 -4.0 -12 17.7 5.1 40
2016 Curveball MIN L 107 73.8 56.8 -4.8 -8 9.6 -1.4 -13
2016 Cutter MIN L 165 85.9 30.9 -1.1 -4 0.9 -1.5 -62
2016 Slider MIN L 176 79.2 46.0 -0.2 0 5.4 -2.0 -28
2016 Sinker MIN L 2,004 91.9 15.6 -6.7 -30 13.5 -0.6 -4
2016 Screwball MIN L 30 79.0 36.2 -- 13.8 --
2015 Slider LAA L 251 79.4 43.7 -1.3 -3 3.9 -3.4 -47
2015 Cutter LAA L 340 86.6 26.0 2.7 9 0.5 -1.1 -69
2015 Curveball LAA L 98 73.4 56.1 -5.4 -9 7.5 -2.7 -27
2015 Screwball LAA L 7 79.5 42.0 -- 10.3 --
2015 Sinker LAA L 1,902 90.9 16.4 -7.2 -31 13.0 -1.4 -10
2015 Changeup LAA L 515 83.5 28.7 -3.6 -11 16.7 3.6 28
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2021 4-Seam Fastball 0.5 2 321 65.4 64 .241 .315 .303 26.9 26.6 17.2 .199 .277 .275 42.1
2021 Changeup 0.4 0 125 25.5 43 .268 .415 .313 26.1 18.6 15.7 .223 .300 .249 30.3
2021 Slider 0.6 0 36 7.3 8 .250 .625 .363 33.3 50.0 26.7 .157 .225 .159 50.0
2021 Sinker -0.1 0 8 1.6 2 .500 1.000 .625 25.0 50.0 50.0 .364 .550 .387 100.0
2021 Curveball -1.3 0 1 0.2 -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2019 4-Seam Fastball -1.5 -6 423 59.2 93 .274 .562 .418 34.4 28.0 17.3 .227 .502 .378 39.6
2019 Changeup -1.8 -3 141 19.7 31 .429 .643 .485 19.6 16.1 11.6 .405 .707 .484 52.2
2019 Slider 4.3 5 115 16.1 27 .111 .222 .174 22.8 29.6 23.5 .179 .301 .202 15.8
2019 Curveball -10.4 -3 33 4.6 12 .583 1.083 .704 5.6 8.3 6.7 .387 .735 .465 45.5
2019 Sinker -3.3 0 1 0.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2018 4-Seam Fastball 0.2 3 1,275 65.0 301 .235 .430 .349 22.7 28.9 19.6 .195 .383 .317 40.1
2018 Changeup -3.0 -11 363 18.5 91 .375 .613 .454 18.3 8.8 11.1 .294 .547 .391 27.4
2018 Curveball -0.4 -1 145 7.4 28 .231 .269 .255 12.2 14.3 10.3 .258 .378 .303 31.8
2018 Slider -4.5 -3 73 3.7 13 .455 .818 .565 30.8 15.4 8.3 .328 .535 .420 55.6
2018 Sinker 4.6 3 66 3.4 12 .091 .091 .208 10.7 0.0 0.0 .234 .377 .296 27.3
2018 Screwball 5.3 2 37 1.9 12 .000 .000 .075 14.3 16.7 11.1 .152 .185 .149 10.0
2017 Sinker -1.0 -7 700 56.6 181 .257 .520 .392 18.1 18.2 17.1 .267 .620 .419 42.9
2017 Changeup 2.2 5 245 19.8 61 .203 .254 .218 14.8 9.8 10.2 .283 .483 .335 41.5
2017 Slider -3.0 -2 76 6.1 16 .429 .429 .425 20.0 12.5 8.0 .327 .367 .352 16.7
2017 Curveball 1.2 1 73 5.9 14 .143 .214 .154 20.0 28.6 13.8 .235 .384 .264 50.0
2017 4-Seam Fastball -0.6 0 60 4.9 12 .182 .455 .300 14.3 16.7 11.1 .360 .812 .503 33.3
2017 Screwball -4.4 -2 39 3.2 11 .200 .500 .264 23.8 27.3 17.6 .211 .376 .230 25.0
2017 Cutter -4.7 -2 39 3.2 12 .545 .636 .538 23.5 8.3 11.1 .326 .400 .343 20.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2021 Changeup 125 81.4 90 18.1 9:30 9:45 -15
2021 4-Seam Fastball 321 90.9 100 19.3 10:30 10:45 -15
2021 Slider 36 82.3 40 4.8 12:30 1:45 -75
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2012 305 1,358 14 12 -9 -7 11
2013 654 2,687 11 25 -16 -19 1
2014 548 2,297 7 15 -14 -10 -3
2015 771 3,143 21 16 -22 -13 2
2016 785 3,172 11 21 -28 -10 -6
2017 308 1,233 -1 10 -12 -4 -7
2018 457 1,959 3 17 -19 -8 -7
2019 163 713 1 3 -8 -4 -7
2021 117 491 4 3 -2 -2 2
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 3,162 51.6 63.2 81.6 23.9 68.5 43.3 57.6 44.1 21.4 8.2 74.9
2016 3,172 52.7 66.8 82.8 23.1 69.2 42.2 55.0 46.2 19.8 8.6 78.7
2017 1,236 50.9 67.0 83.8 23.6 74.8 42.2 55.6 45.8 17.7 9.2 79.6
2018 1,963 49.6 66.0 82.9 24.0 68.4 45.1 56.4 44.8 21.0 7.0 83.3
2019 715 51.1 67.3 71.4 20.6 73.6 44.2 59.5 44.5 28.0 7.3 90.4
2021 491 48.1 70.8 78.4 31.4 61.3 44.8 65.0 50.3 27.1 7.5 81.1
Player 10,739 51.3 65.8 81.6 23.8 69.2 43.3 56.8 45.4 21.1 8.1 79.2
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2015 40 74 33 10 53 1 6 24 23 53 19 40 4 24 50 22 5
2016 10 37 6 1 23 1 4 19 12 29 19 22 3 34 55 11 5
2017 1 14 1 1 8 21 1 1 7 15 24 8 11 18 39 9 11
2018 28 70 32 13 24 18 4 21 49 51 5 24 10 20 25 8 13
2019 28 20 13
2021 14 12 12
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 23.3 33 39.6 -7 17 20 25 75.8
2017 23.0 15 14.9 0 3 8 9 60.0
2018 23.4 16 16.4 0 8 10 8 50.0
2019 23.4 8 9.2 -1 4 8 4 50.0
2021 21.4 2 0.9 1 3 1 0 0.0
Player 23.2 74 81.0 -7 35 47 46 62.2

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 33 39 35 41 40 34 42 43 36 32 39 46 40 35 36 39 29 32 40 42 40 39 54 52 36 34 40 52 46 42 33
2017 15 15 14 15 16 16 16 14 14 14 14 14 15 14 14 16 12 14 15 16 15 15 17 14 15 14 15 19 16 17 11
2018 16 21 15 18 18 14 19 16 15 12 18 21 18 15 15 18 15 16 16 19 17 18 20 15 12 12 15 18 18 16 13
2019 8 12 8 9 8 10 10 11 4 6 7 10 12 11 10 10 10 7 9 8 11 8 13 11 11 9 5 7 12 9 8
2021 2 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 3 0 1 2 0 0 2 1 1 1 3 1 0 0 2 1 1 1 1
Player 74 88 73 84 83 74 88 84 70 64 78 92 88 75 76 85 66 69 82 86 84 81 107 93 74 69 77 97 93 85 66
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 90.2 91.5 1.3 90.4 -1.1 90.7 0.3 91.8 1.1
Offspeed Velocity 83.4 83.2 -0.2 82.4 -0.8 82.0 -0.4 83.9 1.9
Breaking Velocity 77.7 77.2 -0.5 76.9 -0.3 77.7 0.8 82.7 5.0
Exit Velocity 88.9 89.7 0.8 90.5 0.8 89.3 -1.2 89.2 -0.1
Launch Angle 22.4 20.1 -2.3 22.5 2.4 21.0 -1.5 21.2 0.2
Barrel % 7.9 9.3 1.4 11.6 2.3 10.3 -1.3 14.9 4.6
Hard Hit % 35.8 39.3 3.5 39.4 0.1 35.3 -4.1 38.6 3.3
Sweet Spot % 32.6 33.0 0.4 33.5 0.5 32.2 -1.3 40.6 8.4
xBA .224 .256 0.032 .276 0.020 .223 -0.053 .267 0.044
BA .227 .245 0.018 .255 0.010 .258 0.003 .300 0.042
xwOBA .312 .353 0.041 .386 0.033 .328 -0.058 .374 0.046
wOBA .313 .332 0.019 .338 0.006 .349 0.011 .395 0.046
xSLG .407 .487 0.080 .555 0.068 .414 -0.141 .524 0.110
SLG .416 .449 0.033 .442 -0.007 .445 0.003 .557 0.112
K% 20.9 18.3 -2.6 16.4 -1.9 22.4 6.0 24.5 2.1
BB% 9.1 10.1 1.0 10.0 -0.1 13.0 3.0 13.5 0.5
Swing % 44.1 46.2 2.1 45.8 -0.4 44.8 -1.0 44.5 -0.3
Whiff% 21.4 19.8 -1.6 17.7 -2.1 21.0 3.3 28.0 7.0
In Zone % 51.6 52.7 1.1 50.9 -1.8 49.6 -1.3 51.1 1.5
Out of Zone % 48.4 47.3 -1.1 49.1 1.8 50.4 1.3 48.9 -1.5
Out of Zone Swing % 23.9 23.1 -0.8 23.6 0.5 24.0 0.4 20.6 -3.4
First Pitch Swing % 24.9 23.8 -1.1 27.3 3.5 25.5 -1.8 24.5 -1.0
First Pitch Strike % 57.6 55.0 -2.6 55.6 0.6 56.4 0.8 59.5 3.1
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2016 Shifts 763 .336 598 96 16.1 165 62 37.6
2017 Shifts 307 .340 250 30 12.0 57 11 19.3
2018 Shifts 457 .349 323 67 20.7 134 49 36.6
2019 Shifts 163 .395 115 9 7.8 48 22 45.8
2021 Shifts 117 .312 81 25 30.9 36 24 66.7
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2011 33 12.8 81.8% 0.0% 3 17.9 0.0% 0.0%
2012 427 13.4 66.5% 0.2% 239 20.7 5.9% 5.9%
2013 794 14.1 60.8% 0.8% 549 22.2 2.6% 10.2%
2014 693 15.6 41.8% 2.2% 416 23.2 0.0% 13.0%
2015 1054 15.2 48.3% 2.8% 484 24.5 6.4% 25.8%
2016 940 15.9 41.0% 2.3% 554 24.2 4.9% 20.9%
2017 375 15.0 49.6% 1.1% 219 23.4 0.0% 12.8%
2018 514 15.5 44.7% 0.6% 431 23.9 0.9% 12.3%
2019 197 14.8 51.8% 1.5% 157 23.6 0.0% 13.4%
2021 121 15.6 41.3% 0.8% 104 23.4 1.0% 10.6%
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Pitch Distribution