Bats: R; Throws: R
Height: 6’2”; Weight: 200 lb.
D.O.B.: September 12, 1999
2019 Club: DSL
Hails from San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic
2. Signed with the Blue Jays as an international free agent on March 16, 2019
3. Made his pitching debut playing with the DSL Blue Jays in 2019
Righty Gerardo Santana, hailing from San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic, is an interesting player. Turning 20 in September, he was a bit of an older signee for the Blue Jays, signing on March 16, 2019 after having already signed with the Atlanta Braves as an outfielder on July 2, 2017. Santana was assigned to the DSL Braves that season but didn’t play and he was released in June 1, 2018.
Obviously, Santana had undergone a position change as the Blue Jays signed him as a pitcher and, in his debut on the mound, he tossed just nine innings over 12 games and had a 15.00 ERA and 3.33 WHIP, striking out just 4.7% of batters while walking 35.9%. While he may have a good arm and needs to figure out the whole “pitching thing,” he was signed as a minor league free agent and, unless his contract had an option that the Blue Jays want to pick up, he could become a free agent again.
2020 Prognosis: DSL