Héctor Santiago

Héctor Santiago #21

  • P
  • B/T: R/L
  • 6' 0" /215
  • Age: 30

Héctor Santiago 2018 Spring Training Stats

5 0-0 0.75 12.0 12 0.92

Héctor Santiago Spring Training Career Stats

47 7-4 3.30 122.2 124 1.35

Héctor Santiago MLB Career Stats

189 40-46 4.00 785.0 683 1.34

Héctor Santiago Bio

  • Full Name: Héctor Felipe Santiago
  • Nickname: Bulldoze
  • Born: 12/16/1987 in Newark, NJ
  • Draft: 2006, Chicago White Sox, 30th rd. (915th overall)
  • College: Northwest Florida State
  • Debut: 7/6/2011
View More Bio Info +
2018 Spring Training Stats 0 0 0.75 5 1 0 12.0 12 0.92
Spring Training Career Stats
7 4 3.30 47 25 1 122.2 124 1.35
MLB Career Stats 40 46 4.00 189 130 4 785.0 683 1.34
  • Status: Non-Roster Invitee


Note: Opponent can be found on current team or on team when both players met.

Héctor Santiago Stats

*Since 2006

Héctor Santiago Advanced Stats

*Since 2006
*Since 2006

Héctor Santiago Statcast Events


Héctor Santiago News

Héctor Santiago Fantasy News

March 20, 2018 at 10:54 AM ET

Fulmer brimming with confidence

Though his Cactus League performances haven't always produced ideal results, one constant has stayed with Carson Fulmer throughout: his confidence.

February 15, 2018 at 4:59 PM ET

White Sox, Santiago agree to one-year contract

The White Sox and left-hander Hector Santiago on Wednesday agreed to terms on Minor League contract with a non-roster invitation to big league camp.


Héctor Santiago Awards

AL All-Star

Year Team League
2015 LA Angels AL

MiLB.com Organization All-Star

Year Team League
2011 Chi White Sox AL

SOU Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
08/29/2011 Birmingham SOU

Héctor Santiago Leaderboards

Earned Run Average

Season ERA Rank
2015 3.59 16th in AL


Season W Rank
2016 13 12th in AL

Winning Percentage

Season WPCT Rank
2015 .500 21st in AL
2016 .565 17th in AL


Season SO Rank
2015 162 16th in AL


Season SV Rank
2012 4 24th in AL


Season WHIP Rank
2015 1.26 20th in AL

Batting Average Against

Season AVG Rank
2015 .227 6th in AL
2016 .245 15th in AL

Games Started

Season GS Rank
2015 32 7th in AL
2016 33 4th in AL

Innings Pitched

Season IP Rank
2016 182.0 23rd in AL

Strikeouts per Nine Innings

Season K/9 Rank
2015 8.07 13th in AL

Bases on Balls

Season BB Rank
2013 72 10th in AL
2014 53 23rd in AL
2015 71 4th in AL
2016 79 1st in AL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
2015 29 1st in AL
2016 33 3rd in AL

Héctor Santiago Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
February 14, 2018 Chicago White Sox signed free agent LHP Hector Santiago to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
November 2, 2017 LHP Hector Santiago elected free agency.
September 1, 2017 Minnesota Twins transferred LHP Hector Santiago from the 10-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list. Upper thoracic back pain and discomfort.
August 29, 2017 Minnesota Twins sent LHP Hector Santiago on a rehab assignment to Rochester Red Wings.
July 25, 2017 Minnesota Twins sent LHP Hector Santiago on a rehab assignment to Rochester Red Wings.
July 5, 2017 Minnesota Twins placed LHP Hector Santiago on the 10-day disabled list retroactive to July 3, 2017. Upper thoracic back pain and discomfort.
June 27, 2017 Minnesota Twins activated LHP Hector Santiago from the 10-day disabled list.
June 21, 2017 Minnesota Twins sent LHP Hector Santiago on a rehab assignment to Rochester Red Wings.
June 7, 2017 Minnesota Twins placed LHP Hector Santiago on the 10-day disabled list. Left shoulder strain.
May 3, 2017 Minnesota Twins activated LHP Hector Santiago from the bereavement list.
April 28, 2017 Minnesota Twins placed LHP Hector Santiago on the bereavement list.
August 4, 2016 Minnesota Twins activated LHP Hector Santiago.
August 1, 2016 Minnesota Twins traded RHP Ricky Nolasco, RHP Alex Meyer and cash to Los Angeles Angels for LHP Hector Santiago and RHP Alan Busenitz.
June 10, 2014 Los Angeles Angels recalled LHP Hector Santiago from Salt Lake Bees.
May 21, 2014 Los Angeles Angels optioned LHP Hector Santiago to Salt Lake Bees.
December 10, 2013 Arizona Diamondbacks traded CF Adam Eaton to Chicago White Sox for Hector Santiago and Player To Be Named Later.
December 10, 2013 Los Angeles Angels traded LF Mark Trumbo and Player To Be Named Later to Arizona Diamondbacks for LHP Hector Santiago and LHP Tyler Skaggs.
August 17, 2012 Chicago White Sox recalled Hector Santiago from Charlotte Knights.
July 30, 2012 Chicago White Sox optioned Hector Santiago to Charlotte Knights.
October 6, 2011 Hector Santiago roster status changed by Chicago White Sox.
July 20, 2011 Chicago White Sox optioned LHP Hector Santiago to Birmingham Barons.
June 26, 2011 Chicago White Sox recalled Hector Santiago from Birmingham Barons.
May 22, 2011 Hector Santiago assigned to Birmingham Barons from Winston-Salem Dash.
March 17, 2011 LHP Hector Santiago assigned to Chicago White Sox.
March 13, 2010 LHP Hector Santiago assigned to Chicago White Sox.

Héctor Felipe Santiago Bio Info

Married Esther … Twitter: @HecSantiago53 ... Attended Okaloosa-Walton (Fla.) Community College … is a 2006 graduate of Bloomfield Vocational Tech. (N.J.) High School ... In 2015, was the Angels nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award … hosted "Santiago's Soldiers" events at Angel Stadium ... Made multiple appearances to visit children at the Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) … participated in the Angels Adopt-A-School program, visiting students at Cambridge Elementary School, as well as making appearances with fans at Fiesta Angels and the Angels 5K and Fun Run ... In 2013, visited students at St. Rose Elementrary School in Newtown, Conn. … was Chicago's 2013 nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award and Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award ... In 2012-13, sponsored and supported "Santiago's Soldiers," an inner-city youth baseball team in Chicago … participated in the Sox Celebrity Bowling Classic benefiting pediatric cancer research and visited patients at Lurie Children's Hospital.


Was limited to just 15 appearances due to shoulder and back injuries in his second season with Minnesota ... Went 4-1 with a 2.76 ERA (13 ER/42.1 IP) in his first seven starts from 4/5-5/9 and 0-7 with a 9.96 mark (31 ER/28.0 IP) in his final eight games (seven starts) from 5/14-7/2 ... Earned the win in his season debut on 4/5 vs. Kansas City, allowing one run on four hits over 5.0 IP ... Was on the Bereavement List from 4/28-5/2 due to the death of his grandmother ... Was on the disabled list from 6/7-27 with a left shoulder strain … was placed on the disabled list a second time on 7/3 with upper thoracic back pain and missed the rest of the season ... Made three appearances for Team Puerto Rico in the WBC.


Began season with Los Angeles-AL and was club's number three starter. Earned first win of season in third start April 18 at Chicago-AL, pitching 7.0 shutout innings with two hits allowed and a season-high 10 strikeouts; tied career-high, third time in career. Went 6-0, 1.78 ERA (35.1 IP, 7 ER) with 21 walks and 34 strikeouts in six July starts; led baseball in wins during the month. Set career-high with seven straight wins June 15-July 30, posting a 2.52 ERA (53.2 IP, 15 ER) in that span. Set single-season career-high with 10th win July 30 vs. Boston, allowing two runs on four hits in 5.0 innings pitched. Was acquired via trade with Los Angeles-AL August 1, along with right-handed pitcher Alan Busenitz, in exchange for right-handed pitchers Ricky Nolasco and Alex Meyer. Made Twins debut August 4 at Cleveland, allowing four runs on five hits in 5.0 innings pitched and was issued the loss. Made 11 starts for the Twins, going 3-6, 5.58 ERA (61.1 IP, 38 ER) with 22 walks and 37 strikeouts. Led the AL in walks (79). Pitched 6.0-plus innings in 16 starts and 7.0-plus in six starts...finished with 13 quality starts, the second most of his career (15 in 2015). Went 7-4, 3.40 ERA (92.2 IP, 35 ER) in 16 road starts and 6-6, 6.04 ERA (89.1 IP, 60 ER) in 17 home starts (Target Field and Angel Stadium). Set career-highs in starts (33), innings pitched (182.0), walks (79) and wins (13).


Pitched in 33 games (32 starts) for Angels and compiled a 9-9 record and 3.59 ERA (180.2 IP - 72 ER) with 162 strikeouts... Set career-highs in wins, starts, innings pitched and strikeouts. Among American League leaders, ranked fourth with a 2.65 home ERA (98.1 IP - 29 ER), fifth with a 2.94 day game ERA (52 IP - 17 ER) and sixth with a .227 (156/687) batting average against. Named to American League All-Star team…First All-Star selection of career… Finished first half with a 6-4 record and his 2.33 ERA (108.1 IP - 28 ER) ranked third in the league at the Break…Did not pitch in All-Star Game in Cincinnati . Allowed one-or-fewer earned runs in 11 of 32 starts... Tied for 10th most in American League... Streak of five consecutive starts (June 22 - July 20) allowing one-or-fewer runs ti ed for second longest streak in Angels history (Dean Chance - 7 consecutive starts in 1964). Held opponents to a .197 (26/132) batting average with runners in scoring position... Ranked third among A.L. pitchers and sixth in the Majors. Made only relief appearance of season June 6 at Yankee Stadium…Tossed 3 2/3 scoreless innings… Marked longest relief outing of the season by any Angels pitcher… Has pitched a total of 13.1 scoreless frames across seven career relief outings with Halos. In 16 starts against A.L. West division opponents, went 6-1 with a 2.53 ERA (92.2 IP - 26 ER).


Finished first season with Angels with a 6-9 record and 3.75 ERA (127.1 IP - 53 ER) in 30 games (24 starts) in 2014...Opened the regular season in starting rotation but was moved to the bullpen following start on May 7 vs. Yankees...Optioned to Salt Lake May 21...In three games (all starts) for Salt Lake, went 1-1 with a 6.43 ERA (14 IP - 10 ER) and nine strikeouts...Recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake and rejoined rotation prior to start June 10...In final 21 games (17 starts) following return from Triple-A, went 6-3 with a 3.30 ERA (90 IP - 33 ER)...Set new career-high with five consecutive winning decisions from July 10 - Sept. 9...Allowed one-or-fewer runs in 10 separate starts and had a no-decision in seven of those contests...Is one of three players in A.L. history to have seven no-decisions in a season in starts when allowing one-or-fewer runs (also, Pedro Martinez - 8 ND in 2003 & Brad Radke - 7 ND in 2004)...During month of Aug., pitched to a 1.93 ERA (28 IP - 6 ER) but Angels went 1-4 in his five starts...Did not allow a run in 9.2 innings pitched as a reliever (six hits allowed)...Angels scored a total of three-or-fewer runs in 16 of 24 games he started...The Club scored a combined total of 20 runs across his first nine starts of the year...Halos scored a total of just 54 runs with him in the game as the starting pitcher (117.2 IP)...Earned win in relief appearance July 31 at Baltimore...Entered game in 11th inning and pitched two shutout innings, allowing just two hits and two walks with two strikeouts...Went 11 straight starts without recording a win to begin Angels career, which tied longest streak in club history (Bill Travers, 1981-83)...April 20 at Detroit, allowed two runs (both unearned) and became Angels first left-handed starter to lose a game without allowing an earned run since Jarrod Washburn Sept. 19, 2004 vs. Texas...Participated in 2014 Japan All-Star Series with other Major League players, including teammate Matt Shoemaker.


Spent first full season in the Major Leagues with the White Sox...Ranked third among Chicago's pitchers in innings pitched (149), strikeouts (137) and starts (23)... Finished the year with a 4-9 record and 3.56 ERA (149 IP - 59 ER) in 34 games (23 starts)...Went 4-7 with a 3.51 ERA (130.2 IP - 51 ER) and 122 strikeouts as a starter and 0-2 with a 3.93 ERA (18.1 IP - 8 ER) and 15 strikeouts as a reliever... Ranked fifth among American League lefties holding right-handed batters to a .244 (96/393) batting average against... Posted a 1.85 ERA (24.1 IP - 5 ER) during Interleague Play, which ranked seventh in the AL... Started the season in the bullpen and recorded a career-high 9.2 scoreless IP streak to start the season... Averaged 102.9 pitches per start and eclipsed the 100-pitch mark 18 times. 40-man roster.. Made two starts on three days' rest (1-1, 2.19 ERA)... Was moved into starting rotation following season-ending injury to Gavin Floyd... Allowed three runs or fewer in eight of the nine games in which he was charged with the loss...Received three runs of support or fewer in 19 of his 23 start

2012 Went 2-0 with a 1.86 ERA (4 ER/19.1 IP) in four starts and 2-1 with a 3.88 mark (22 ER/51.0 IP) in 38 relief appearances with the White Sox ... averaged 10.1 strikeouts per 9.0 IP (79 SO/70.1 IP) ... began the season as the White Sox closer and converted four of his six save opportunities (66.7 percent) ... allowed 10.5 percent (2-19) of inherited runners to score ... first batters faced went 7-33 (.212) ... opponents hit .202 (22-109) on the road, .094 (5-53) with RISP and .071 (2-28) with RISP/two outs ... allowed seven home runs in his first 10 appearances (10.0 IP) but just five over his final 32 outings ... earned his first Major League save on 4/7 at Texas, tossing a 1-2-3 ninth inning ... became the first rookie to save his team's first win of the season for a first-year manager (Elias) ... was charged with his first blown save on 4/16 vs. Baltimore (2 ER/1.0 IP) after successfully converting his first three chances ... suffered his second blown save on 4/25 at Oakland, allowing three runs over 0.1 IP ... surrendered a game-tying, two-run home run to Yoenis Cespedes and a game-ending single to Kila Ka'aihue in the 14th inning ... picked up his first hold on 5/5 at Detroit ... earned his first Major League victory on 5/8 at Cleveland, throwing 1.0 scoreless IP in relief ... picked up his second win on 6/28 at the Yankees ... recorded four strikeouts in consecutive outings on 7/18 at Boston (3.0 IP) and 7/22 at Detroit (3.1) ... was optioned to Class AAA Charlotte on 7/30 and recalled by the White Sox on 8/17 ... threw a career-high 76 pitches in relief over 3.0 IP on 8/20 vs. the Yankees ... earned the victory in his first career start on 9/3 vs. Minnesota (1 ER/5.0 IP) ... surrendered just one hit with 10 strikeouts over 7.0 scoreless IP on 10/1 at Cleveland ... according to Elias, became the second rookie since 2000 to register 10-plus strikeouts and allow two or fewer baserunners in a start (Johnny Cueto, 4/3/08 vs. Arizona) ... the 10 strikeouts were the most by a Sox rookie since Jason Bere on 9/20/93 vs. the Angels (12) ... became the first pitcher since 1969, when the save rule was instituted, to record a save in his season debut (4/7 at Texas) and register 10 strikeouts in his final appearance (source: Elias) ... made five appearances with Gigantes de Carolina in the Puerto Rican Winter League. 2011 Was 9-8 with a 3.60 ERA (51 ER/127.1 IP) and 117 strikeouts in 23 combined starts with Class A Winston-Salem and Class AA Birmingham ... was used exclusively as a starter after making 129 of his first 130 professional appearances out of the bullpen ... also made two scoreless relief appearances with the White Sox (5.1 IP) ... his contract was purchased from Birmingham on 6/26 ... made his Major-League debut on 7/6 vs. Kansas City with 1.0 scoreless IP ... also recorded his first strikeout (Eric Hosmer) ... tossed 4.1 scoreless IP with one hit allowed on 7/7 vs. Minnesota ... retired all lefties faced (eight) with the Sox ... was optioned back to Birmingham on 7/19 and spent the remainder of the season with the Barons ... lefties batted .243 (27-111) and right-handers were at .233 (82-352) ... began the season with Winston-Salem ... struck out a season-high 11 batters over 5.0 scoreless IP on 4/16 vs. Kinston ... was promoted to Birmingham on 5/22 ... was 4-1 with a 2.06 ERA (9 ER/39.1 IP) and 33 strikeouts over six starts in may between the two stops ... went 2-0 with a 0.95 ERA (2 ER/19.0 IP) and 18 strikeouts in his final three starts of the season ... went 1-2 with a 3.72 ERA (8 ER/19.1 IP) and 19 strikeouts in 16 relief appearances with Carolina in the Puerto Rican Winter League. 2010 Was 4-5 with a 4.15 ERA (28 ER/60.2 IP) and 61 strikeouts in 37 games (one start) with Class A Winston-Salem ... went 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA (7.1 IP) in eight games with Carolina of the Puerto Rican Winter League. 2009 Went 4-4 with a 3.88 ERA (25 ER/58.0 IP) and 66 strikeouts in 38 games with Winston-Salem ... averaged 10.2 strikeouts per 9.0 IP ... pitched in nine games for Caguas in the PRWL. 2008 Spent the entire season with Class A Kannapolis, going 5-1 with a 4.06 ERA (29 ER/64.1 IP) and 83 strikeouts in 38 games ... averaged 11.6 strikeouts per 9.0 IP ... went 2-1 with a 4.70 ERA (8 ER/15.1 IP) in 17 games with Caguas of the PRWL. 2007 Made his pro debut with Advanced Rookie Bristol. 2006 Did not play after signing on 5/22/07 ... was recommended/signed by Chuck Fox.