Originally Posted by rdivaldi
It's not unusual for a 25 year old pitcher that has never pitched more than 120 innings in a season to tire out in the second half.
It's also not unusual for young pitchers to tail off because they're not very good and the league has adjusted. In fact, that is way more often the case. It should not simply be taken for granted that at 25 Santiago has simply figured it out. He's older for a prospect, and he doesn't possess elite talent. He's in the iffy category.