Hector Santiago Has Dazzled
By Editorial Staff
You are going to want to find out who Hector Santiago is. The 24 year old southpaw was drafted by the White Sox in the 30th round of the 2006 amateur draft. He made his first appearance with the club in July of last season but it’s his stellar performance in Spring Training this year that has people taking attention.
If Santiago has one or two more quality appearances this spring you can lock him in to a bullpen spot when the team breaks camp. In three games this spring he has pitched five innings striking out five without giving up an earned run.
With Chris Sale moving into the rotation this year the Sox need a lefty the replace him in the pen. Santiago is normally known as a starter. He went 9-8 last year with a 3.60 ERA. This provides the team with flexibility to use him in short or long relief.
The White Sox seem to be going with the youth movement so Hector Santiago seems to fit in with that plan. The team would want nothing more than to see some of these past draft picks come to fruition and succeed at the next level. It definitely looks like Hector Santiago will get that opportunity.