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Portrait of Sergio Santos

Sergio Santos PWhite Sox

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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
7 194 183 7 12 39 3.98 4.1
Birth Date7-4-1983
Height6' 4"
Weight215 lbs
Age36 years, 3 months, 17 days
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ThrowsR
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2010 CHA MLB 56 0 51.7 2 2 1 53 26 56 2 113 9.2 4.5 0.3 9.8 0% .345 1.53 3.06 2.96 95 3.88 87.5 0.6
2011 CHA MLB 63 0 63.3 4 5 30 41 29 92 6 105 5.8 4.1 0.9 13.1 0% .269 1.11 2.90 3.55 73 2.53 58.8 1.7
2012 TOR MLB 6 0 5.0 0 1 2 6 4 4 1 104 10.8 7.2 1.8 7.2 0% .333 2.00 6.44 9.00 95 2.69 61.7 0.1
2013 TOR MLB 29 0 25.7 1 1 1 11 4 28 1 100 3.9 1.4 0.4 9.8 0% .175 0.58 1.86 1.75 54 2.17 51.8 0.8
2014 TOR MLB 26 0 21.0 0 3 5 28 18 29 5 102 12.0 7.7 2.1 12.4 0% .426 2.19 6.06 8.57 84 2.42 59.2 0.5
2015 LAN 0 12 0 13.3 0 0 0 13 7 15 2 88 8.8 4.7 1.4 10.1 0% .297 1.50 4.43 4.73 81 2.71 63.2 0.3
2015 NYA 0 2 0 3.0 0 0 0 3 0 3 1 109 9.0 0.0 3.0 9.0 0% .250 1.00 5.43 6.00 56 1.76 41.0 0.1
2015 TOT MLB 14 0 16.3 0 0 0 16 7 18 3 92 8.8 3.9 1.7 9.9 0% .000 1.41 4.61 4.96 77 2.53 59.1 0.4
CareerMLB1940183.07123915588227181057.64.30.911.244%.3071.333.413.98802.8566.14.1

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2009 KAN A SAL 8 0 7.3 0 1 0 8 3 10 0 103 9.9 3.7 0.0 12.3 0% .444 1.51 1.94 7.40 75 4.24 89.3
2009 WNS A+ CRL 8 0 7.7 0 0 0 9 3 7 2 109 10.5 3.5 2.3 8.2 0% .318 1.56 6.46 5.84 101 4.72 99.3
2009 BIR AA SOU 7 0 8.7 0 1 0 15 7 6 0 90 15.5 7.2 0.0 6.2 0% .429 2.53 5.16 10.34 121 8.78 184.7
2009 CHR AAA INT 3 0 5.0 0 1 0 5 7 7 0 103 9.0 12.6 0.0 12.6 0% .385 2.40 4.55 9.00 116 6.04 127.0
2009 PEJ Wnt AFL 11 0 14.7 1 2 0 15 10 20 2 9.2 6.1 1.2 12.2 0% .351 1.70 5.53 6.12 0 0.00 0.0
2010 CHA MLB AL 56 0 51.7 2 2 1 53 26 56 2 113 9.2 4.5 0.3 9.8 0% .345 1.53 3.06 2.96 95 3.88 87.5
2011 CHA MLB AL 63 0 63.3 4 5 30 41 29 92 6 105 5.8 4.1 0.9 13.1 0% .269 1.11 2.90 3.55 73 2.53 58.8
2012 TOR MLB AL 6 0 5.0 0 1 2 6 4 4 1 104 10.8 7.2 1.8 7.2 0% .333 2.00 6.44 9.00 95 2.69 61.7
2013 TOR MLB AL 29 0 25.7 1 1 1 11 4 28 1 100 3.9 1.4 0.4 9.8 0% .175 0.58 1.86 1.75 54 2.17 51.8
2013 DUN A+ FSL 5 4 4.7 0 0 0 4 2 2 0 97 7.7 3.9 0.0 3.9 0% .250 1.29 3.66 5.79 113 4.76 103.4
2013 BUF AAA INT 6 0 6.0 0 0 0 8 2 5 0 12.0 3.0 0.0 7.5 0% .364 1.67 2.53 7.50 97 6.46 140.4
2013 BLJ Rk GCL 1 1 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 98 9.0 0.0 0.0 18.0 0% .333 1.00 -0.55 0.00 80 3.14 68.2
2014 TOR MLB AL 26 0 21.0 0 3 5 28 18 29 5 102 12.0 7.7 2.1 12.4 0% .426 2.19 6.06 8.57 84 2.42 59.2
2014 NHP AA EAS 2 1 2.0 0 0 0 4 1 3 1 104 18.0 4.5 4.5 13.5 0% .500 2.50 8.35 18.00 90 5.40 114.3
2014 BUF AAA INT 11 0 10.7 1 0 2 3 6 16 0 2.5 5.1 0.0 13.5 0% .150 0.84 2.31 0.00 72 2.10 44.5
2015 LAN MLB NL 12 0 13.3 0 0 0 13 7 15 2 88 8.8 4.7 1.4 10.1 0% .297 1.50 4.43 4.73 81 2.71 63.2
2015 NYA MLB AL 2 0 3.0 0 0 0 3 0 3 1 109 9.0 0.0 3.0 9.0 0% .250 1.00 5.43 6.00 56 1.76 41.0
2015 TRN AA EAS 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 18.0 0% .000 0.00 -0.73 0.00 53 2.70 59.3
2015 OKL AAA PCL 6 0 4.7 0 0 0 5 3 8 0 9.6 5.8 0.0 15.4 0% .500 1.71 2.09 3.86 79 4.59 100.6

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2010 857 0.4912 0.4481 0.7240 0.6057 0.2959 0.8392 0.4961 0.2760
2011 967 0.4871 0.4416 0.6651 0.5669 0.3226 0.8577 0.3438 0.3349
2012 103 0.3301 0.3981 0.7805 0.5294 0.3333 0.8889 0.6957 0.2195
2013 302 0.4702 0.5199 0.6306 0.6338 0.4188 0.7778 0.4328 0.3694
2014 404 0.4208 0.4035 0.6258 0.5412 0.3034 0.8370 0.3521 0.3742
2015 247 0.4615 0.4858 0.6583 0.6316 0.3609 0.8472 0.3750 0.3417
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Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-05-10 2014-06-14 15-DL 35 33 Right Forearm Strain - -
2014-03-01 2014-03-06 Camp 5 0 - General Medical Illness Intestinal - -
2013-04-14 2013-08-01 60-DL 109 96 Right Upper Arm Strain Triceps - -
2013-04-10 2013-04-11 DTD 1 1 Right Elbow Soreness - -
2013-03-23 2013-03-28 Camp 5 0 - General Medical Illness - -
2012-04-21 2012-10-04 60-DL 166 149 Right Shoulder Surgery Frayed Labrum 2012-07-24 -
2009-07-12 2009-07-20 Minors 8 0 Back Spasms -
2004-07-23 2004-09-05 Minors 44 0 Left Shoulder Subluxation - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 LAN $
2014 TOR $3,750,000
2013 TOR $2,750,000
2012 TOR $1,000,000
2011 CHA $435,000
2010 CHA $400,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$8,335,000
5 yrTotal$8,335,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 110 dJoe Longo1 year (2015)

Details
  • 1 year (2015). Signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 12/30/14 (minor-league contract). DFA by LA Dodgers 5/27/15 (refused assignment 6/6/15). Signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 6/10/15 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by LA Dodgers 6/13/15.
  • 3 years/$8.25M (2012-14), plus 2015-17 club options. Signed extension with Chicago White Sox 9/30/11. 12:$1M, 13:$2.75M, 14:$3.75M, 15:$6M club option, 16:$8M club option, 17:$8.75M club option ($0.75M buyouts for each option). Acquired by Toronto in trade from Chicago White Sox 12/6/11. DFA by Toronto 7/21/14. Sent outright to Triple-A 7/24/14. Contract selected by Toronto 8/24/14. DFA by Toronto 8/27/14. Sent outright to Triple-A 8/31/14. Toronto declined 2015 option 11/1/14.
  • 1 year/$0.435M (2011). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/11.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2010). Contract purchased by Chicago White Sox 11/20/09. Re-signed 3/3/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Signed as a free agent for 2009 (minor-league contract). Acquired in trade 3/20/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Optioned to Triple-A 3/11/08. DFA 5/9/08. Claimed off waivers from Toronto 5/13/08.
  • 1 year (2007). Re-signed 3/07. Optioned to Triple-A 3/07.
  • 1 year (2006). Acquired in trade 12/05 (Orlando Hudson deal).
  • Drafted by Arizona 2002 (1-27) (Mater Dei HS, Santa Ana, Calif.). (Drafted as shortstop.) $1.4M signing bonus.

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-04-03 19:30:00 (link to chat)Lots of closer news this week, but Casey Janssen sounds really banged up. Think Sergio Santos can hold it down all year?
(Tim from Ohio)
Certainly has the talent to do so but I do think Janssen gets a crack when he is healthy. When that is, is another question altogether. (Craig Goldstein)
2014-03-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)What's the chance that Sergio Santos takes over as closer for the Jays? Thanks for all your insights!!
(Gary from New Jersey)
I'd say there's a chance ... especially if the Jays do entertain trading Janssen. I don't know what percentage I'd throw on it. Maybe 35 percent or so? I don't think it's likely, but it seems possible. (R.J. Anderson)
2014-03-14 09:00:00 (link to chat)Mike, who do you foresee getting more saves this year between grilli and janssen?
(chopper from indy)
Hey chopper.

At the moment, I'd go with Jason Grilli. Casey Janssen's health gets me a little nervous, and Sergio Santos -if healthy - might be the best arm in that pen. But Mark Melancon is a risk for Grilli's saves too. I'm leaning Grilli here, not strongly endorsing. (Mike Gianella)
2014-01-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Paul - I'm in a 20 team dynasty league and holding Sergio Santos. I have had a few trade offers (nothing that blew me away though). Am I crazy to still be buying even if his shot to close is somewhat small?
(Justin from Bridgeport)
I would definitely be holding. Writing a potential closer piece for PaintTheBlack.com today and he's on it. (Paul Sporer)
2013-03-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Sergio Santos a good late round target given Janssen's health issues?
(Rick from Ottawa)
Absolutely. (Paul Sporer)
2013-03-06 20:00:00 (link to chat)Which closers in waiting might be worth drafting and stashing this year?
(Cal Guy from Cal)
I'd go with Kenley Jansen, Pestano, and Sergio Santos. (Paul Singman)
2012-02-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)If Thornton comes up with the yips again this spring, does CHW go straight to Addison Reed or will Jesse Crain get a shot?
(PepeShady from StPaul)
I thought it was reasonably well established that what Thornton went through last year wasn't "the yips" but an unsuccessful attempt to establish his changeup.

If I'm a team in rebuilding mode, as the Sox should be (but can't truly be given the $82 million owed to Alex Rios and Adam Dunn), I'd probably churn closers if possible, as the Sox did by flipping Sergio Santos. Get the increasingly expensive Thornton to about 20 saves and flip him, then turn to Crain and do the same. By then, Reed will have more than gotten his feet wet in the majors and will be well-prepared to do the job. (Jay Jaffe)
2011-05-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Grady coming back? Im thinking he might be a good buy low target. Im in a 20 team head to head and a guy offered me Sergio Santos and sizemore for Beachy and Lowerie. What do u think?
(mmaurer016 from FLA)
It's so hard to say because of Sizemore's health issues. I probably wouldn't do that trade, but I'm risk averse when it comes to trading talent for oft-injured players. (R.J. Anderson)
2010-05-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)How high are the ceilings for Sergio Santos, Craig Kimbrel, Zack Braddock and Scott Mathieson? Which is most/least likely to end up as a better-than-average closer?
(leites from New York)
Kimbrell would be my bet for most future saves, but I like every one of those guys. (Kevin Goldstein)


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