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Alex Santos

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Alex Santos
Name: Alex Zavier Santos II
Born: Feb 10, 2002 in New York, NY
High School: Mount St. Michael Academy, Bronx, N.Y.
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 215 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the supplemental 2nd round (72nd overall) by the Houston Astros in 2020 (signed for $1,250,000)
One of the top pitchers in the Northeast, Santos never got into a game for his high school this spring because of the shortened 2020 season, but got plenty of looks from scouts last summer. Santos throws from a three-quarters arm slot with a fastball that gets into the mid-90s and flashes plus. He pairs that with two secondary offerings that have plus potential, with plenty of spin on his curveball and a changeup he worked on over the offseason. After throwing in an Alabama event this spring, scouts noted the improvement of the changeup, though his velocity wasn’t yet quite as high as it had been over the summer. Santos added weight and strength to his frame and now stands around 6-foot-3, 215 pounds. He now has the build along with the strike-throwing ability and athleticism to project as a starter. There will be more risk with Santos due to the fact that teams simply couldn’t see him much this spring, but his father co-owns a facility in New York called Citius Baseball, and Santos has been able to regularly throw his bullpens and record his pitching data with a Rapsodo unit. That information will be useful for clubs who debate taking Santos early in the draft. He could sneak into the first round or go in the supplemental or second rounds. Santos is committed to Maryland.
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