IP 183
ERA 3.984
WHIP 1.328
BB/9 4.328
SO/9 11.164
  • Full name Sergio Jose Santos
  • Born 07/04/1983 in Los Angeles, CA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 215 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Mater Dei
  • Debut 04/08/2010
  • Drafted in the 1st round (27th overall) by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2002 (signed for $1,400,000).
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    Santos has a fair share of supporters and detractors. He has been known to scouts since he was a sophomore from his time at Mater Dei High, one of the nation's best-known high schools for sports, at major showcases and with Team USA's junior national team. He looked like a cinch first-round pick as a senior, as scouts pictured a big, strong shortstop in the mold of Alex Rodriguez. At 6-foot-2 and 210 pounds, he has an ideal major league body but his offensive game has not developed as expected. He doesn't drive the ball with any consistency, which becomes more important if he has to move to third base, as expected. Santos is smooth and polished, but his glove and speed are considered average at best. He has arm strength and it is a treat to watch him throw during infield, but his other tools always seem to play best in a showcase environment. He runs the 60 in 6.7 seconds but has a big swing and is slow getting down the line. He has nice hands and quick reactions, yet doesn't play shortstop with a lot of energy. He shows only occasional power. Santos has committed to Southern California and could end up there if he is not drafted in the first round, which now looks like less than a 50-50 proposition.

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