The pitcher comes from participating in the Major League campaign with the Kansas City Royals
Another player from MLB begins its preparation for the 2021 season of the Dominican Republic Professional Baseball League (LIDOM). Is about Ervin santana, one of the most present figures within the pitching corps of the Tigres del Licey in recent years and who has just played his sixteenth season of Big leagues.
After not launching in 2020, Santana was able to get a job with Kansas City Royals for 2021, where he acted in 38 games (two as a starter), concluding with a 4.68 ERA in 65.1 innings of work, surprisingly the best numbers in his last three seasons in the “Big tent”.
In 16 years of career in Big leagues, Santana he has a 4.11 ERA in 2,468.2 innings of work and a record of 151 wins and 129 losses. He has 1978 strikeouts and 776 walks, as well as a transfer average and hits per inning pitched (WHIP) of 1,274.
For his part, in six seasons played within the Dominican winter ball, he has thrown 38 games (19 as a starter) and holds a record of five wins with two losses. In 101 innings he has a 3.44 ERA and a 1.36 WHIP along with a 3.58 FIP (independent fielding pitching).
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The Tigres del Licey they’ve done a good job overall on their pitching staff, who have the second-best ERA of the tournament at 3.06 and second-best WHIP at 1.15. The incorporation of SantanaDepending on the role you have with the Blues, it could help in the middle entrances, where the Tigers they have had more trouble dominating opponents to avoid races.
Additionally, it gives depth to the starting rotation, taking into account that there is a probability that some of the imported pitchers will be close to finishing their participation in the winter ball.