When I saw this guy added to the 40 man roster I thought I'd check him out. A converted infielder, he pitched at all four minor league levels, never won a game and pitched to a cumulative ERA of over 8.00. The only positive stat was his over one strikeout per inning. So what's up with this?
Baseball America just listed the top velocities of all the pitchers in the Arizona Fall League. Santos was second overall (98.8), with only Strassburg topping him. I guess when your heater registers higher than a normal temperature, you warrant a longer look.