Minnesota Twins: Who’s Hot and Who’s Not, Mid-May
Hector Santiago has been lacking control as of late.
I know, it’s just one bad start by Hector Santiago, but if you look deeper into his numbers, there are reasons to worry that he’s about to begin a downward trend. And that’s the last thing the Minnesota Twins need right now.
Hector Santiago is 4-2 with an ERA of 3.80.
Hector Santiago is 2nd on the team in walks allowed and 2nd on the team in hits allowed.
Santiago has been fairly solid all season long, but there’s a lot of reasons to think that his success is based on the help he’s received from his fielders. Already this season, he’s walked 18 batters and struck out only 32. He’s also allowed 6 home-runs, tied for most on the Twins team.
I’m definitely not saying it’s time to send him down or trade him, that would be absurd. I’m saying, there is reason for concern when it comes to Santiago. His stats don’t quite match up with his record. He needs to have more ball control if he wants to find continued success.