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December 18, 2013

Hot Stove Scouting Report

Ervin Santana

by Ryan Parker and Steffan Segui


Filed by: Ryan Parker

Player Name: Ervin Santana

Date Filed: 12/1/2013

Throws

Role

Arm Angle

Wind Up

Rubber

R

ST

3/4

3rd

Delivery/Mechanics

Santana’s mechanics are solid albeit unspectacular. Slow and controlled throughout the initial phase of the delivery but will ramp up the pace after his hands break. The negative features of his mechanics include tilting his spine to achieve a higher arm slot and a slight head jerk. Both of these occur in the later portion of the delivery. Gains some deception thanks to an early twist of his hips and an exaggerated reaching out of his glove hand. No obvious mechanical red flags. Repeats delivery well but can get greedy and in an attempt to gain extra movement either raise the arm slot for his breaking ball or lower the arm slot for his newfound two-seam fastball. Out of the stretch he continues to repeat delivery using a full leg lift even with runners on base.

Breakdown of Pitches

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