Up next in our prospect countdown, we take a big leap of faith, delving into the depths of the Domincan Summer League to unearth Jean Carlos Santiago. Is he really as good as his amazing numbers?
Jean Carlos Santiago
Position: Starting Pitcher Level: DSL
Bats: Left Throws: Left Height: 6'0" Weight: 180 lbs.
Age: 20 Born: January 23, 1991
2011 Season Stats: 4-1, 65.0 IP, 1.38 ERA, 37 H, 0 HR, 18 BB, 82 K, 1.37 GO/AO
There is no information available on the arsenal of Jean Carlos Santiago, however his numbers are the best I’ve ever seen coming out of the Dominican Republic, and he’s left handed. In the past, the Angels generally promoted their prospects a year or two early from the Dominican Republic and they were ill-suited for success in American Baseball. With Santiago the Angels have chosen to take their time and allow him enough opportunity to mature on and off the field before coming to the U.S. If Santiago’s arm matches his insane numbers, he should be able to come to the United States and dominate in similar fashion as he did back home.
(*As always, the above scouting report is provided by Scotty Allen of LA Angels Insider)