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Angels | Hector Santiago suffers first loss

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 21:46:44 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Hector Santiago allowed four runs and a season-high eight hits over 5 2/3 innings in a loss against the Texas Rangers Friday, April 29.

Fantasy Tip: Santiago entered the game tied for sixth in the American League with a .179 opponent batting average, so chalk this one up as just a poor outing. He remains a must-start fantasy option in all formats and a tremendous DFS play.

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Angels | Hector Santiago spins another tidy outing

Sun, 24 Apr 2016 05:59:07 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Hector Santiago allowed two runs on four hits and two walks with seven strikeouts during the Angel's 4-2 win over the Seattle Mariners Saturday, April 23.

Fantasy Tip: Santiago has 27 punchouts through 26 2/3 innings with a 2.70 ERA and a 0.94 WHIP to start the season. He is a solid end-of-the-rotation option for your fantasy club in all formats, especially because of his uptick in velocity, according to FanGraphs.com.

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Angels | Hector Santiago attacking hitters

Tue, 19 Apr 2016 11:46:08 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Hector Santiago, who has gained some velocity this year, challenged the Chicago White Sox to hit his fastball in his start Monday, April 18. He threw 81 fastballs in seven innings and struck out 10 in his best major league performance. Santiago averaged 93.5 mph Monday, more than two mph better than in 2015. Santiago did power lifting in the offseason and lifts weights after his outings in order to build stamina to help him hold his velocity.

Fantasy Tip: Santiago, with his increased velocity, appears to have more of a bulldog mentality this year. That could both help and hurt him, depending on the day and the matchup. He could rack up more K's, which would make him slightly more attractive in deep mixed leagues. Santiago can also be prone to the long ball, so you may want to take a wait-and-see approach before investing in him.

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Angels | Hector Santiago nearly untouchable

Mon, 18 Apr 2016 23:26:44 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Hector Santiago allowed just two hits with three walks over seven scoreless innings with 10 strikeouts Monday, April 18, against the Chicago White Sox. His 10 strikeouts matched a career high.

Fantasy Tip: Santiago is off to a hot start, posting 20 strikeouts over 20 2/3 innings with a 0.92 WHIP in three outings with two quality starts. He is a must-start fantasy option in AL-only play, and if he keeps pitching this way he'll be a great option in mixed formats as well.

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Angels | Hector Santiago increasing velocity

Mon, 18 Apr 2016 10:48:51 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Hector Santiago said he has learned his delivery well enough that his velocity has increased while maintaining his control. His velocity is up two to four miles per hour in his first two starts this season, and he's thrown 65.5% strikes, which is up from 63.5% last year. Santiago's walk rate is also down from 9.2% to 5.5%.

Fantasy Tip: Santiago's increased velocity is encouraging, but it's such a small sample size that it bears watching for now. He fanned seven in his first outing but had only 3 K's and allowed four earned runs in Oakland in his second start. He should be watched in deep mixed leagues for now, and he can be effective as a spot starter, especially at home. He's risky tonight on the road against the Pale Hose, though.

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Angels | Hector Santiago good in '16 debut

Fri, 08 Apr 2016 08:54:39 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Hector Santiago churned out a quality start in his first assignment of the season Thursday, April 7, versus the Texas Rangers. He went six innings, surrendering three runs (two earned) on four hits and two walks, while striking out seven.

Fantasy Tip: This could be a very important start for Santiago, who was an All-Star just last year. He struggled mightily in the second half of 2015, but after an encouraging spring, it's very possible this gets him going to pitch like he did prior to last season's All-Star break, when he had a 2.33 ERA in 17 starts and one relief appearance. Consider him a speculative add for mixed leagues, with potential to be useful in standard formats.

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Angels | Andrew Heaney, Hector Santiago locks

Wed, 23 Mar 2016 10:49:01 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SPs Andrew Heaney and Hector Santiago both appear to be locks for the starting rotation to begin the season. SPs Nick Tropeano and Matt Shoemaker are competing for the fifth and final spot.

Fantasy Tip: Heaney had a nice showing in his first full season last year (6-4, 3.49 ERA in 105 innings). However, he's still a work in progress and won't strike many out. A breakout could happen, but he's still a late-round pick. Santiago may have peaked for the Angels in the first half last year, and if you're deciding between the two, Heaney is the easy choice for the upside.

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Angels | Hector Santiago to start Wednesday

Mon, 29 Feb 2016 19:05:20 -0800

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Hector Santiago will start the Cactus League spring opener Wednesday, March 2, against the San Francisco Giants. He is expected to throw no more than two or three innings and he will be followed by RPs Cam Bedrosian, A.J. Achter, Rob Rasmussen, Greg Mahle, Lucas Luetge, Kyle McGowin and Victor Alcantara.

Fantasy Tip: Santiago is not in the running to start the regular season opener, but the southpaw will be a valuable fantasy asset with a strong offense supporting him. He was 9-9 with a 3.59 ERA over 180 2/3 innings in 32 starts and one relief appearance in 2015, and he had 162 strikeouts in his first season as an All-Star. You can expect a progression toward double-digit wins this season, making him a solid middle rotation fantasy option in AL-only leagues, and a decent back-end option in mixed formats.

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Angels | Halos rotation competition

Wed, 17 Feb 2016 17:09:30 -0800

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SPs Andrew Heaney and Hector Santiago are expected to be the final two arms in the starting rotation behind SPs Garrett Richards, Jered Weaver and C.J. Wilson. SPs Tyler Skaggs, Nick Tropeano and Matt Shoemaker are fighting to earn a spot this spring. A trade of a pitcher could open up a spot for a guy on the outside looking in.

Fantasy Tip: Of this group, Richards is the only one that should really excite fantasy owners in standard leagues. His ability to induce ground balls and miss bats makes him very intriguing in the middle rounds as a third starter. Heaney has some upside as a late-rounder in deep mixed leagues, but don't expect a true breakout.

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Angels | Hector Santiago re-signs with the Angels

Fri, 08 Jan 2016 14:58:14 -0800

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Hector Santiago re-signed a $5 million contract for the 2016 season Friday, Jan. 8, and will avoid arbitration.

Fantasy Tip: Santiago has strung together excellent stretches in each of the past three seasons. However, his year-end numbers leave him as nothing more than an end-of-the-rotation fantasy option. Over the past three years, Santiago has a 3.62 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and a 8.0 K/9. However, it is worth mentioning 2015 was the first year he was a full-time starter. Turn to him as a potential late-round selection with upside this spring.

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