Yerry De Los Santos Impressive So Far in His MLB Debut

ST. PETERSBURG - Yerry De Los Santos is off to a good start in his Major League debut.

After another scoreless inning on Wednesday night, the 24-year-old right-hander has a 2.92 ERA and an 0.97 WHIP in 12 appearances. That includes 13 strikeouts and 4 walks in 12.1 innings.

"I feel very comfortable," De Los Santos said through team translator Mike Gonzalez. "This group of guys has been great, and I’ve been learning a lot from them."

De Los Santos has been a late inning reliever in the minors, capable of going multiple innings and pitching late in the game. He's had a similar role so far with the Pirates. The role is familiar, but De Los Santos has noticed the difference in talent level in the big leagues.

"The caliber of hitters up here is different," said De Los Santos. "They ...



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I really think yerry will be a strong pen arm for us for the next several years… assuming we have a manager that can use him in a logical way


By the way, I guess you are referencing some measure of ineptitude in our current Manager, Derek Shelton? Do you think he is still the Manager because he deflects blame away from BC? That’s my guess.


Agree, and he, Beede, and De Jong have all really helped the BP lately. The Pirates have a lot of BP talent in the upper levels of the minors, so that makes for great depth for the rest of 2022 and 2023.

It’s possible Stratton, Underwood, Beede, and De Jong could be interesting to contenders looking for BP depth for the stretch run.

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