CRISTIAN SANTIAGO
RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
  Born: June 14, 1990
Height: 6’4″
Weight: 232
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2011
Country: Dominican Republic
Agent:
N/A

WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES

Santiago is a big righty who was already nearly 22 when he signed.  He throws in the low-90s.

2012
DSL:  2-1-1, 4.44 ERA, 1.52 WHIP, 26.1 IP, 5.1 BB/9, 4.8 K/9

Santiago didn’t pitch especially well after signing, walking more than he struck out and hitting a lot of batters (eight).  He pitched exclusively in relief.

2013
R:  3-2-1, 4.62 ERA, 1.70 WHIP, 25.1 IP, 4.6 BB/9, 5.0 K/9

Santiago pitched about the same as the previous year.  He struck out only one more than he walked and opponents hit .306 against him.

Santiago hasn’t done much to establish himself as a prospect and he’s already 23.  He’ll probably be somewhere in short season ball in 2014.

STATS
Baseball Reference–Minors
Fangraphs
MiLB.com
CONTRACT INFORMATION
2014: Minor league contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: 2012
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2018
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2015
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
December 11, 2011: Signed as an international free agent by the Pittsburgh Pirates.