Biographical

Portrait of Sergio Santos

Sergio Santos PBlue Jays

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 30)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
35.3 3.45 1.28 41 2 1 3 0.5
Birth Date7-4-1983
Height6' 3"
Weight215 lbs
Age31 years, 3 months, 17 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
1.02010
1.52011
-0.02012
0.72013
0.52014
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP
2010 CHA 26 56 0 51.7 0.0 51.7 2 2 1 2 0 0 235 53 18 17 2 69 26 23 3 56 2.96 3.07 3.77 9.6 1.0
2011 CHA 27 63 0 63.3 0.0 63.3 4 5 30 6 0 0 260 41 25 25 6 71 29 24 3 92 3.55 2.90 3.05 13.8 1.5
2012 TOR 28 6 0 5.0 0.0 5.0 0 1 2 2 0 0 24 6 5 5 1 11 4 4 0 4 9.00 6.45 4.84 -0.2 -0.0
2013 TOR 29 29 0 25.7 0.0 25.7 1 1 1 2 0 0 90 11 5 5 1 19 4 2 0 28 1.75 1.87 1.69 6.0 0.7
2014 TOR 30 26 0 21.0 0.0 21.0 0 3 5 4 0 0 106 28 22 20 5 54 18 16 0 29 8.57 6.06 4.91 -0.2 -0.0
Career1800166.70.0166.7712391600715139757215224816962093.893.303.4129.03.1

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2009 KAN A 8 0 7.3 4.77 92 .246 .257 .330 .389 .265 .444 103 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0
2009 WNS A+ 8 0 7.7 6.30 71 .274 .264 .339 .388 .264 .318 109 -0.4 -0.0 -0.4 -0.0
2009 BIR AA 7 0 8.7 4.11 94 .351 .258 .337 .364 .260 .429 90 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.0
2009 CHR AAA 3 0 5.0 5.91 67 .291 .257 .335 .369 .244 .385 103 -0.1 -0.0 -0.1 -0.0
2009 PEJ Wnt 11 0 14.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .351 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 CHA MLB 56 0 51.7 3.77 125 .248 .259 .323 .403 .254 .345 113 9.6 1.0 9.6 1.0
2011 CHA MLB 63 0 63.3 3.05 135 .215 .256 .318 .397 .258 .269 105 13.8 1.5 13.8 1.5
2012 TOR MLB 6 0 5.0 4.84 97 .332 .260 .327 .403 .264 .333 106 -0.2 -0.0 -0.2 -0.0
2013 TOR MLB 29 0 25.7 1.69 161 .149 .256 .326 .414 .273 .175 102 6.1 0.7 6.0 0.7
2013 DUN A+ 5 4 4.7 6.26 61 .267 .235 .317 .325 .250 .250 97 1.0 0.1 1.0 0.1
2013 BUF AAA 6 0 6.0 4.13 106 .301 .251 .319 .374 .254 .364 101 0.6 0.1 0.6 0.1
2013 BLJ Rk 1 1 1.0 -3.68 276 .377 .231 .320 .355 .245 .333 99 1.0 0.1 1.0 0.1
2014 TOR MLB 26 0 21.0 4.91 87 .372 .251 .312 .382 .259 .426 105 -0.2 -0.0 -0.2 -0.0
2014 NHP AA 2 1 2.0 10.02 -19 .419 .294 .351 .430 .286 .500 103 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2014 BUF AAA 11 0 10.7 2.16 151 .167 .257 .328 .392 .250 .150 98 3.5 0.3 3.5 0.3

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
2009 CHR AAA 0 1 0 3 0 5.0 5 7 7 0 31% .385 9.0 12.6 0.0 12.6 2.40 9.00 -0.1 -0.0
2009 WNS A+ 0 0 0 8 0 7.7 9 3 7 2 33% .318 10.5 3.5 2.3 8.2 1.56 5.84 -0.4 -0.0
2009 KAN A 0 1 0 8 0 7.3 8 3 10 0 33% .444 9.9 3.7 0.0 12.3 1.51 7.40 0.3 0.0
2009 BIR AA 0 1 0 7 0 8.7 15 7 6 0 40% .429 15.5 7.2 0.0 6.2 2.53 10.34 0.4 0.0
2009 PEJ Wnt 1 2 0 11 0 14.7 15 10 20 2 0% .351 9.2 6.1 1.2 12.2 1.70 6.12 0.0 0.0
2010 CHA MLB 2 2 1 56 0 51.7 53 26 56 2 45% .345 9.2 4.5 0.3 9.8 1.53 2.96 9.6 1.0
2011 CHA MLB 4 5 30 63 0 63.3 41 29 92 6 43% .269 5.8 4.1 0.9 13.1 1.11 3.55 13.8 1.5
2012 TOR MLB 0 1 2 6 0 5.0 6 4 4 1 50% .333 10.8 7.2 1.8 7.2 2.00 9.00 -0.2 -0.0
2013 BUF AAA 0 0 0 6 0 6.0 8 2 5 0 50% .364 12.0 3.0 0.0 7.5 1.67 7.50 0.6 0.1
2013 TOR MLB 1 1 1 29 0 25.7 11 4 28 1 50% .175 3.9 1.4 0.4 9.8 0.58 1.75 6.0 0.7
2013 BLJ Rk 0 0 0 1 1 1.0 1 0 2 0 0% .333 9.0 0.0 0.0 18.0 1.00 0.00 1.0 0.1
2013 DUN A+ 0 0 0 5 4 4.7 4 2 2 0 25% .250 7.7 3.9 0.0 3.9 1.29 5.79 1.0 0.1
2014 NHP AA 0 0 0 2 1 2.0 4 1 3 1 14% .500 18.0 4.5 4.5 13.5 2.50 18.00 0.0 0.0
2014 BUF AAA 1 0 2 11 0 10.7 3 6 16 0 55% .150 2.5 5.1 0.0 13.5 0.84 0.00 3.5 0.3
2014 TOR MLB 0 3 5 26 0 21.0 28 18 29 5 41% .426 12.0 7.7 2.1 12.4 2.19 8.57 -0.2 -0.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2010 857 0.4726 0.4574 0.7474 0.6198 0.3119 0.8685 0.5319 0.2526
2011 971 0.4871 0.4449 0.6690 0.5899 0.3072 0.8638 0.3137 0.3310
2012 103 0.3981 0.3981 0.8049 0.5610 0.2903 0.8696 0.7222 0.1951
2013 303 0.4818 0.5199 0.6433 0.6233 0.4204 0.8242 0.3939 0.3567
2014 404 0.4406 0.4134 0.6407 0.5393 0.3142 0.8021 0.4225 0.3533
Career26380.47120.45090.69250.59460.32210.85160.42640.3066

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-05-10 2014-06-14 15-DL 35 33 Right Forearm Strain - -
2014-03-01 2014-03-06 Camp 5 0 - General Medical Illness Intestinal - -
2013-04-14 2013-08-01 60-DL 109 96 Right Upper Arm Strain Triceps - -
2013-04-10 2013-04-11 DTD 1 1 Right Elbow Soreness - -
2013-03-23 2013-03-28 Camp 5 0 - General Medical Illness - -
2012-04-21 2012-10-04 60-DL 166 149 Right Shoulder Surgery Frayed Labrum 2012-07-24 -
2009-07-12 2009-07-20 Minors 8 0 Back Spasms -
2004-07-23 2004-09-05 Minors 44 0 Left Shoulder Subluxation - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 TOR $750,000
2014 TOR $3,750,000
2013 TOR $2,750,000
2012 TOR $1,000,000
2011 CHA $435,000
2010 CHA $400,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$4,585,000
2011Current$3,750,000
5 yrPvs + Cur$8,335,000
1 yrFuture$750,000
6 yrTotal$9,085,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 yJoe Longo3 years/$8.25M (2012-14), options

Details
  • 3 years/$8.25M (2012-14), plus 2015-17 club options. Signed extension with Chicago White Sox 9/30/11. 12:$1M, 13:$2.75M, 14:$3.75M, 15:$6M club option, 16:$8M club option, 17:$8.75M club option ($0.75M buyouts for each option). Acquired by Toronto in trade from Chicago White Sox 12/6/11. DFA by Toronto 7/21/14. Sent outright to Triple-A 7/24/14. Contract selected by Toronto 8/24/14. DFA by Toronto 8/27/14. Sent outright to Triple-A 8/31/14.
  • 1 year/$0.435M (2011). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/11.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2010). Contract purchased by Chicago White Sox 11/20/09. Re-signed 3/3/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Signed as a free agent for 2009 (minor-league contract). Acquired in trade 3/20/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Optioned to Triple-A 3/11/08. DFA 5/9/08. Claimed off waivers from Toronto 5/13/08.
  • 1 year (2007). Re-signed 3/07. Optioned to Triple-A 3/07.
  • 1 year (2006). Acquired in trade 12/05 (Orlando Hudson deal).
  • Drafted by Arizona 2002 (1-27) (Mater Dei HS, Santa Ana, Calif.). (Drafted as shortstop.) $1.4M signing bonus.

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA FRA VORP WARP
90o 0 0 4 0 0 65.5 44 22 75 5 .252 1.01 2.28 2.47 0.0 0.0
80o 0 0 4 0 0 58.9 43 22 68 5 .268 1.10 2.68 2.91 0.0 0.0
70o 0 0 3 0 0 54.3 42 21 62 5 .279 1.17 2.98 3.24 0.0 0.0
60o 0 0 3 0 0 50.5 41 21 58 5 .289 1.23 3.24 3.52 0.0 0.0
50o 0 0 3 0 0 47.0 40 20 54 4 .298 1.28 3.48 3.79 0.0 0.0
40o 0 0 3 0 0 43.6 39 20 50 4 .308 1.34 3.74 4.06 0.0 0.0
30o 0 0 3 0 0 40.0 37 19 46 4 .318 1.41 4.01 4.36 0.0 0.0
20o 0 0 2 0 0 35.9 35 18 41 4 .329 1.48 4.33 4.71 0.0 0.0
10o 0 0 2 0 0 30.5 32 16 35 4 .345 1.60 4.80 5.21 0.0 0.0
Weighted Mean0030046.33920534.2961.273.443.740.00.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
26% 48% 18% 14% 85%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP WHIP ERA FRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
20153131255059492565743.2821.263.603.917.53.810.01.10.7
20163231250053472561543.3081.373.784.108.04.310.40.90.5
20173331255058492465543.2911.253.343.637.63.710.00.80.9
20183421247050452155543.3041.313.814.148.03.89.80.90.5
20193521246049441955643.2991.283.673.998.03.510.01.10.6
20203621242045401849543.3031.303.663.978.13.69.91.00.5
20213721240042381746443.3031.303.673.998.13.69.80.90.5
20223821239042381645443.3031.303.683.998.23.59.70.90.5
20233921238040371643443.3041.313.754.088.33.69.60.90.4

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
23.915.210.611.57.79.768.8

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 81)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 92 Michael Wuertz 2009 2.97
2 90 Jason Frasor 2008 4.37
3 90 Will Ohman 2008 4.14
4 88 Jose Valverde 2008 3.50
5 88 Brian Bruney 2012 0.00
6 87 Santiago Casilla 2011 1.92
7 87 Frank Francisco 2010 3.93
8 86 Bill Bray 2013 0.00 DNP
9 86 Neal Cotts 2010 0.00 DNP
10 86 Fernando Rodney 2007 4.80
11 86 Chris Resop 2013 7.00
12 85 Manny Delcarmen 2012 0.00 DNP
13 84 Joel Hanrahan 2012 2.72
14 84 Vinnie Chulk 2009 4.50
15 83 Jose Veras 2011 4.18
16 83 J.P. Howell 2013 2.18
17 83 Robinson Tejeda 2012 0.00 DNP
18 83 Jason Motte 2012 2.88
19 83 Jesse Crain 2012 2.44
20 83 Mike MacDougal 2007 7.87
21 83 Michael Gonzalez 2008 5.61
22 82 Manny Acosta 2011 4.02
23 82 Duane Ward 1994 0.00 DNP
24 82 Kevin Gregg 2008 3.93
25 82 Dan Wheeler 2008 3.39
26 82 Rich Gossage 1982 2.32
27 82 Derrick Turnbow 2008 15.63
28 82 John Parrish 2008 4.04
29 82 Rob Murphy 1990 7.42
30 81 Juan Rincon 2009 7.12
31 81 Pat Neshek 2011 4.38
32 81 Damaso Marte 2005 4.17
33 81 John Axford 2013 4.43
34 81 Heath Bell 2008 3.58
35 81 Jesus Colome 2008 4.82
36 81 Hong-Chih Kuo 2012 0.00 DNP
37 81 Lee Smith 1988 3.76
38 81 Nick Masset 2012 0.00 DNP
39 81 Felix Rodriguez 2003 3.10
40 80 Juan Oviedo 2012 0.00 DNP
41 80 Brandon Medders 2010 7.20
42 80 Brad Lidge 2007 3.90
43 80 Greg McMichael 1997 3.59
44 80 Bruce Sutter 1983 4.53
45 80 Francisco Rodriguez 2012 4.62
46 80 Chris Ray 2012 0.00 DNP
47 80 Matt Lindstrom 2010 4.39
48 80 Rafael Soriano 2010 2.02
49 79 Saul Rivera 2008 4.39
50 79 Todd Coffey 2011 3.77
51 79 Mike Adams 2009 2.19
52 79 Dave Righetti 1989 4.17
53 79 Doug Slaten 2010 3.98
54 79 Wil Ledezma 2011 15.00
55 78 Mike Jackson 1995 2.39
56 78 Robb Nen 2000 2.05
57 78 Scott Linebrink 2007 4.22
58 78 Hoyt Wilhelm 1953 3.95
59 78 Mark Lowe 2013 9.26
60 78 Mitch Stetter 2011 5.14
61 78 Willie Hernandez 1985 3.38
62 78 Pedro Feliciano 2007 3.66
63 78 Jason Isringhausen 2003 3.00
64 78 Jeff Montgomery 1992 2.50
65 78 Jesse Orosco 1987 4.68
66 78 Jon Rauch 2009 3.86
67 78 Ryan Madson 2011 2.37
68 78 Paul Shuey 2001 4.14
69 78 George Sherrill 2007 2.36
70 77 Brian Wilson 2012 9.00
71 77 Juan Cruz 2009 6.08
72 77 Duaner Sanchez 2010 0.00 DNP
73 77 Justin Duchscherer 2008 2.86
74 77 John Wetteland 1997 2.49
75 77 Jim Kern 1979 2.33
76 77 Jeff Nelson 1997 3.66
77 77 Randy Myers 1993 3.11
78 77 Darren O'Day 2013 2.47
79 77 Darren Holmes 1996 4.91
80 77 Phil Coke 2013 5.63
81 77 Doug Corbett 1983 5.19
82 77 Jeff Reardon 1986 4.35
83 77 Taylor Buchholz 2012 0.00 DNP
84 77 Jeremy Affeldt 2009 2.02
85 76 Mel Rojas 1997 4.96
86 76 Sergio Romo 2013 2.98
87 76 Jared Burton 2011 3.86
88 76 Aaron Heilman 2009 4.35
89 76 Francisco Cordero 2005 3.65
90 76 Sparky Lyle 1975 3.43 DNP
91 76 Norm Charlton 1993 3.12
92 76 Juan Salas 2009 0.00 DNP
93 76 Tug McGraw 1975 3.42 DNP
94 76 Craig Breslow 2011 4.40
95 76 Keith Foulke 2003 2.18
96 76 Blaine Boyer 2012 0.00 DNP
97 76 Josh Roenicke 2013 4.35
98 76 Joaquin Benoit 2008 5.60
99 76 Al Holland 1983 2.55
100 76 Andrew Brown 2011 0.00 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .176 .241 .277 .196
11 vs R (Multi) .176 .253 .300 .201
18 Split (Multi) -.000 -.011 -.023 -.004
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .118 .135 .176 .134
31 vs R (2013) .140 .189 .260 .158
38 Split (2013) -.022 -.054 -.084 -.024
39 LgAvg (2013) .010 .022 .028 .019

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).
2013 Surgery to repair a fraying labrum in his right shoulder ended Santos’ season after just six appearances, but he’s expected to be ready for the start of 2013. When healthy, Santos operates in the mid-90s with his fastball and shows off a loose mid-80s slider that he sometimes struggles to command. A former first-round pick as a shortstop, Santos shows the aggressiveness and confidence of a productive closer, but will likely begin the year in a set-up role to Janssen.
2012 Who among us can forget that moment when we learned that Santos had broken Mariano Rivera’s record? For most it was over morning coffee, perusing the crumb-sprinkled game notes from the Sox-Orioles tilt on August 11th; for Santos himself, it was in the postgame clubhouse, when the White Sox media department announced he had set a new standard for scoreless road appearances to begin the season. Now closing in Toronto after an offseason trade for prospect Nestor Molina, Santos can set his sights on some of Mo’s more impressive achievements, as a new long-term deal will allow him to continue to uncork his mid-nineties heat and ridiculous slider in save situations for years to come. Like Carlos Marmol, Santos has come a long way from his days as a failed position prospect; unlike Marmol, he can consistently throw his fastball for strikes. AL hitters are going to need a bigger boat.
2011 The latest position-playing prospect whose struggles at the plate suggested a move to the mound, Santos proved a quick study thanks to a mid-90s fastball that touched 98. He turned heads with a good AFL campaign and provided an encore with a commendable Cactus League to rocket his way onto the active roster. Starting out in a garbage-time role, Santos earned a greater measure of trust during the season, but delivered increasingly mixed results. Still finding his way with his slider and change (no surprise given his limited experience), he can become a predictable hothouse flower, turning up the heat, only to get burned by it. There was a lot to like about his pitching debut, but since Santos' days as an infielder burned up his options, he'll have to learn and adapt at the major-league level or risk getting lost on waiver claims sure to be made.
2010 A former first-round pick who never hit much as an infielder, Sergio Santos moved to the mound in 2009 and showed mid-90s heat in the Arizona Fall League, earning him a spot on the 40-man roster.
2008 Roberts' exodus creates hope for Santos, who isn't going to be a major league shortstop but may have enough secondary skills and physical tools to be a fifth infielder. Santos played some third base in the Arizona Fall League, which given his size should be a more natural spot for him. With two brutal years at Triple-A in his past, he needs to show he can play at that level before he becomes a viable utility option for the big club.
2007 Some scouts attribute it to a hitch in his swing, others to filling out too much and losing flexibility in his body, either way Sergio Santos ain`t hit a lick since he was promoted to Triple-A two years ago. This is a make-or-break year for him, if he isn`t already broken.
2006 With Stephen Drew and Justin Upton in the organization (not to mention other middle-infield prospects like Green, Reynolds, and Perez), Santos will never be a shortstop. Good thing, too, as he led the PCL in errors among shortstops, so look for his glove on Ebay. Offensively, he`s a righty who doesn`t handle lefties well, and his strike zone judgment leaves something to be desired, but scouts still have faith that he`ll put his power to good use, maybe at third base. Thrown in with Glaus, it`ll be up to Toronto to iron him out.
2005 We admit we're not scouts. Having spoken with a number of real scouts, they're good at spotting things. They're trained. They're professionals. You can argue about what role scouting is going to play in an organization, but certainly no one at BP is a scout. And yet, it's almost impossible to watch Sergio Santos and believe that he's ever going to be able to play a passable shortstop. There's no economy of motion, no instincts—you know how Gabe Kapler looks when he's playing defense? Kind of like Arnold Schwarzenegger in one of the Conan movies, with a kind of hypermechanical, MC Escher quality to his movement. Kapler can get by with that in the outfield, but Santos, in the infield, looks like a complete disaster. But that only goes to his ability to play shortstop. He's got a nice bat, puts a lot of energy into his swing, and held his own in Double-A at the age of 21. He's got a chance to be a good one if he can find somewhere else to play. It's bad enough we have to watch Derek Jeter play shortstop. Lord, save us from Santos.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-04-03 19:30:00 (link to chat)Lots of closer news this week, but Casey Janssen sounds really banged up. Think Sergio Santos can hold it down all year?
(Tim from Ohio)
Certainly has the talent to do so but I do think Janssen gets a crack when he is healthy. When that is, is another question altogether. (Craig Goldstein)
2014-03-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)What's the chance that Sergio Santos takes over as closer for the Jays? Thanks for all your insights!!
(Gary from New Jersey)
I'd say there's a chance ... especially if the Jays do entertain trading Janssen. I don't know what percentage I'd throw on it. Maybe 35 percent or so? I don't think it's likely, but it seems possible. (R.J. Anderson)
2014-03-14 09:00:00 (link to chat)Mike, who do you foresee getting more saves this year between grilli and janssen?
(chopper from indy)
Hey chopper.

At the moment, I'd go with Jason Grilli. Casey Janssen's health gets me a little nervous, and Sergio Santos -if healthy - might be the best arm in that pen. But Mark Melancon is a risk for Grilli's saves too. I'm leaning Grilli here, not strongly endorsing. (Mike Gianella)
2014-01-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Paul - I'm in a 20 team dynasty league and holding Sergio Santos. I have had a few trade offers (nothing that blew me away though). Am I crazy to still be buying even if his shot to close is somewhat small?
(Justin from Bridgeport)
I would definitely be holding. Writing a potential closer piece for PaintTheBlack.com today and he's on it. (Paul Sporer)
2013-03-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Sergio Santos a good late round target given Janssen's health issues?
(Rick from Ottawa)
Absolutely. (Paul Sporer)
2013-03-06 20:00:00 (link to chat)Which closers in waiting might be worth drafting and stashing this year?
(Cal Guy from Cal)
I'd go with Kenley Jansen, Pestano, and Sergio Santos. (Paul Singman)
2012-02-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)If Thornton comes up with the yips again this spring, does CHW go straight to Addison Reed or will Jesse Crain get a shot?
(PepeShady from StPaul)
I thought it was reasonably well established that what Thornton went through last year wasn't "the yips" but an unsuccessful attempt to establish his changeup.

If I'm a team in rebuilding mode, as the Sox should be (but can't truly be given the $82 million owed to Alex Rios and Adam Dunn), I'd probably churn closers if possible, as the Sox did by flipping Sergio Santos. Get the increasingly expensive Thornton to about 20 saves and flip him, then turn to Crain and do the same. By then, Reed will have more than gotten his feet wet in the majors and will be well-prepared to do the job. (Jay Jaffe)
2011-05-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Grady coming back? Im thinking he might be a good buy low target. Im in a 20 team head to head and a guy offered me Sergio Santos and sizemore for Beachy and Lowerie. What do u think?
(mmaurer016 from FLA)
It's so hard to say because of Sizemore's health issues. I probably wouldn't do that trade, but I'm risk averse when it comes to trading talent for oft-injured players. (R.J. Anderson)
2010-05-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)How high are the ceilings for Sergio Santos, Craig Kimbrel, Zack Braddock and Scott Mathieson? Which is most/least likely to end up as a better-than-average closer?
(leites from New York)
Kimbrell would be my bet for most future saves, but I like every one of those guys. (Kevin Goldstein)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Sergio Santos has thrown 2,933 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, Spring Training and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (95mph) and Slider (87mph), also mixing in a Change (86mph).