ROGER SANTANA, LEFT HANDED PITCHER
|Born: September 26, 1997
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2014, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
Country: Dominican Republic
WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES
|Santana is a left-hander who threw in the mid- to upper-80s when the Pirates signed him in 2014. He also threw a curve.
Santana struggled through most of his pro debut. Pitching strictly in relief, he posted a 7.56 ERA and 1.74 WHIP through July. In August, though, the figures were 1.26 and 1.12, with a K rate that nearly doubled from the previous months.
The Pirates sent Santana back to the DSL and moved him to the rotation. He got much better results, although the ERA is misleading because 17 of the 32 runs he allowed were unearned.
Santana got an invitation to fall instructional league. He should be in the GCL in 2017, possibly in the rotation.
|2017: Minor League Contract|
|Signing Bonus: $100,000
MiLB Debut: 2015
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2021
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2019
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
|July 2, 2014: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.