DWIPP: 9- Jose Santiago, 2002 – Phillies Nation

DWIPP: 9- Jose Santiago, 2002

9. Jose Santiago in 2002.

In 2001, the Phillies traded Paul Byrd to the Kansas City Royals in exchange for reliever Jose Santiago.  He pitched 62.1 innings and had an ERA of 3.61.

A year later, his ERA nearly doubled.  In 2002, he had a 6.70 ERA and 1.51 WHIP.  In 47 innings of work, he was 1-3 and batters hit .290 off the right hander.

At Veterans Stadium, Santiago had a 7.40 ERA.  His road ERA was not much better at 5.96.  He must of been afraid of the dark, because at night he had a 7.75 ERA.

In 12 innings in April, he gave up 12 earned runs.  In 1.2 innings in July, he gave up 10 earned runs.

The Phillies released him after the season and he signed with Cleveland.  With the Indians, he had a 2.84 ERA in 31.2 innings.  He last pitched in 4 games with the New York Mets in 2005.



  1. Matt

    March 23, 2009 at 10:37 am

    it seems like so many pitchers pitch terrible for us, then put up good numbers at their next stop. i’m sure it goes both ways, though, with the phils on the good end occasionally. what’s next? adam eaton going 22-5 with a 2.50 and winning the cy young?

  2. Matt

    March 23, 2009 at 10:52 am

    also, totally unrelated, but curt schilling hung it up today, announcing his retirement on his blog.

  3. Justin

    March 23, 2009 at 11:37 am

    This list could go from 1,000 to 1 with awful pitchers in Phillies history because News Flash we’re so far the only team to have reached 10,000 losses so of course there were some really awful pitchers in our history and to only point out 15 and them all be in recent memory is being kind to the awful pitchers before them.

  4. Jason B.

    March 23, 2009 at 11:51 am

    Santiago was terrible. I remember when Ed Wade brought him in, he actually said that he could see Santiago in the startin rotation by the end of the season. Wow, glad that didn’t happen, although, he may have been a better starter that Andy AShby.

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