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Thoughts on Hector Santiago after two starts?


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I was one of those who saw solid pitching in 2013, albeit sometimes walking the control tightrope, and thought he might be a solid #4.

 

So far though, albeit just 2 starts, his control is all over the place. 

That "on a T" fat pitch to Hart didn't help matters any.  

I think Hamilton's HR Derby pitcher liked that pitch.

 

At this rate, Richards and Skaggs will move ahead of him by May.

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Was hitting 95 a lot yesterday, which is harder than I remember him throwing. 

 

If he can't get control of his breaking pitches he sucks.  He was throwing a lot of meatball fastballs even when he was way ahead in the count yesterday.  Crossed up Iannetta pretty hard on at least three different occasions as well.

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He is what he is.  Maybe with a few more years experience can be a solid #3.  But right now, more of a #4/5 type pitcher.  He might be more suited for relief.  Looking at his minor numbers, he skipped AAA, and was converted in AA to starter.  That's a pretty big learning curve.  

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Incomparable.

 

One is a right handed soft tossing never was without control issues.

 

The other is a hard throwing lefty with good stuff who has problems with command at times.

 

Both gives up too many HRs and can't get out of the 5th inning.....Yes, I think there is a comparison.

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Kept us in the game? He couldn't go 5 innings?

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Santiago = Vargas > Hanson > Blanton so I'm good with Santiago. He kept us in the game which is a whole lot better than last years #4 & #5. Our offense quit producing after the 1st inning so I can't put the blame on Santiago in his second start.

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