Victor Santos Worcester Red Sox Pitcher

       
 
Age: 22
Born: July 12, 2000
Birthplace: Villa Tapia, DR
Height: 6-1
Weight: 190
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
   
Drafted: Not draft eligible
How Acquired: Acquired from Philadelphia for CJ Chatham (July 2021)
   

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Pronunciation: -
First Pro Contract: November 14, 2016 (PHI)
Signing Scout: Carlos Salas
Signing Bonus: N/A
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2022
MLFA Eligible: November 2023
   
Pro Debut: Augut 19, 2017 (DSL)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
Service Time (1/22): 0 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2022): MiLB contract
   
Twitter: -
Instagram: @victorsantos_1046

 
 
 
 
 
     
  Scouting Report & Links      
         
  Physical Description: Thick pitcher's frame. Filled out; no remaining projection.

Mechanics: Throws from a three-quarters arm slot. Starts on the first base side of the rubber. Quick, medium-height leg kick with a long arm swing behind. Some effort in delivery. Repeats delivery well.

Fastball: 90-92 mph. Tops out at 93 mph. Primarily throws sinkers, but will mix in four-seamers also. Fastball velocity ticked up slightly early in 2021, but returned back to the 90-92 mph range as the season went on. Above-average control. Potential for above-average command. Lacks bat-missing ability, more designed to pitch to contact. Potential below-average offering.

Split-changeup: 82-84 mph. Throws with deceptive arm speed. Good separation from fastball. Pitch shows late dive. Potential average offering.

Slider: 83-86 mph. Long, horizontal breaking ball. Doesn’t land it in the zone consistently. Potential average offering.
  Career Notes: Acquired from the Phillies as the player-to-be-named-later in exchange for CJ Chatham. Last start for Phillies was (perhaps coincidentally, perhaps not) against Portland. Reaction from Phillies media was that Dave Dombrowski gave up way too much for a AAA depth infielder in Chatham by trading Santos. Was suspended for three games (pushing back his start by a day) in 2022 for his (unclear) role in a benches-clearing brawl.

Summation: Potential solid organizational starter. Ceiling of an emergency up-and-down depth arm. High floor/low ceiling. Potential for two average secondary pitches, but lack of fastball potential limits ceiling. Has solid feel for pitching and an advanced command profile. Will throw strikes, but lacks put-away stuff against minor league bats and will struggle even more against more advanced hitters.

Links
Scouting Scratch: Red Sox 2021 Rule 5 Preview (11.18.2021)
 
   
     
Pitching Stats
  year team lg level org age w l era g gs sv ip h r er hr hbp bb so whip k/9 bb/9
2017 DSL Phillies Dsl Rk Phi 16 4 2 2.57 12 9 0 49.0 52 16 14 1 0 5 38 1.16 6.98 0.92
  2018 GCL Phillies GCL Rk Phi 17 6 1 3.03 11 11 0 59.1 63 21 20 4 1 4 65 1.13 9.86 0.61
  2019 Lakewood BlueClaws SAL A Phi 18 5 10 4.02 27 13 0 105.1 106 54 47 11 9 18 89 1.18 7.60 1.54
  2021 Jersey Shore BlueClaws HAE A+ Phi 20 2 1 1.33 9 1 1 20.1 17 7 3 2 1 5 25 1.08 11.07 2.21
  2021 Reading Fightin Phils DNE AA Phi 20 1 1 3.05 4 4 0 20.2 17 7 7 2 0 4 15 1.02 6.53 1.74
  2021 Portland Sea Dogs DNE AA Bos 20 4 2 2.58 10 8 0 45.1 43 15 13 5 2 6 45 1.08 8.90 1.20
  2021 Leones del Escogido LIDOM Wint --- 20 4 0 2.45 14 0 0 18.1 16 6 5 0 1 6 17 1.20 8.35 2.95
   
     
    2022 Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l era g gs sv ip h r er hr hbp bb so whip k/9 bb/9
2022 Portland Sea Dogs East AA Bos 22     stats                            
2022 Worcester Red Sox IL AAA Bos 22     stats                            
   
     
  Advanced Stats & Splits
   
     
  Awards   SoxProspects.com Awards  
  South Atlantic League Pitcher of the Week (June 17-23, 2019)
Eastern League Pitcher of the Week (May 30-June 5, 2022)
  SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week (May 30-June 5, 2022)  
   

   
     
     
     
 
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