Through 10 games of the minor league season, three of the Oakland A's four full-season minor league…
Inside The Ports: 1st Week Pitching Notes
Fautino De Los Santos De Los Santos has been throwing hard. De Los Santos was throwing in the low-90s to high-80s for most of his six innings on Opening Night. He seems to throw harder than any other Ports' pitcher despite several throwing at the same speed as him. Three wild pitches on opening night and a hit batter was his primary downfall as the hit batter along with wild pitches led to the two runs he allowed. He only walked one and with a better defensive catcher he probably only would have had one wild pitch and an Opening Night shutout. Except for a bunt single, the other four hits he allowed were all through the air. He was pretty impressive pitching with runners in scoring position, not allowing runs. I expected to see a lot of strikeouts swinging but only one of the six wasn't from watching a strike-three called. In the second start, he looked more dominant than his first start after a bad first-inning. De Los Santos got the lead-off batter of the game to ground the ball...
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