Although he clearly hit the wall at AA this year, his career overall MiL K/9 rate is an awesome 13.6 and 11.2 at AA and a WHIP of 1.23. BA says his best pitch is a change-up with screwball action (rated best secondary pitch in entire Rangers system), FB only tops out at 90MPH, but has some movement, which also means he's a little wild (BB/9 of 4.9). I immediately thought "Sam Deduno", but de los Santos' stats to the same age as Deduno are better, a lot better. He will be a 6 year guy next January, so that makes his situation a little more problematic. The Twins, due to their last-place AL standing, had first crack at him and passed.
What was the downside in taking a look at him? As Reusse pointed out this evening, the Twins #1 SP, Scott Diamond, wouldn't be more than the #7 SP on the White Sox and presumably even lower ranked on the even more pitching-deep Texas Rangers. For that matter, given the dire pitching situation up-and-down the system, why haven't the Twins been making any MiL FA waiver claims in their advantageous position?
Edited by jokin, 17 September 2012 - 01:13 AM.