• Full name Alex Zavier Santos II
  • Born 02/10/2002 in New York, NY
  • Profile Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 208 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Mount St. Michael Academy
  • Drafted in the 2C round (72nd overall) by the Houston Astros in 2020 (signed for $1,250,000).
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    One of the better northeast arms in the 2020 class, Santos never got into a game for his high school team thanks to a 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 a curveball and a changeup that 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 over the offseason as well, and is around 6-foot-3 and 215 pounds now. A projection profile, Santos has started to make the progress with his body that scouts anticipated would come. He has the strike-throwing ability and athleticism that portend a future starting role as well. 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 popping Santos early in the draft. He could sneak into the first round or go in the supplemental round or second. Santos is committed to Maryland.

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  • RHP Alex Santos II assigned to Corpus Christi Hooks from Asheville Tourists.
  • RHP Alex Santos II assigned to Asheville Tourists from Fayetteville Woodpeckers.

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