The Phillies Top Pitching Prospect Enyel De Los Santos Is The Best Starting Pitcher Not In The Major Leagues!

Over lunch today, we watched MiLB-TV as Lehigh Valley’s Enyel De Los Santos pitched against Gwinnett, the Braves AAA farm team.   He looked major league ready in picking up his sixth win of the season in the 7-1 IronPigs win.  He threw 87 pitches over eight innings allowing only one run on five hits while striking out seven.

Enyel Del Los Santos in 2018 spring training

De Los Santos is at or near the top of most pitching categories of all qualifying pitchers at the AAA level after today’s game. He is first in ERA at 1.63, second in wins with 6, fourth in WHIP and fifth in strikeouts with 69 in 66.1 innings in his eleven starts.

What impressed me just as much as his pitching was his at bat leading off the top of the  fourth inning.  He dropped down a bunt for a base hit, stole second base and moved to third on a base hit.   While there, he clapped his hands together urging on the next batter with runners at the corners.  Finally, De Los Santos scored on a wild pick-off attempt by the Gwinnett pitcher on the runner at first.  Talk about manufacturing a run!

Enyel De Los Santos in 2018 spring training 

The 22-year-old right hander was acquired from the San Diego Padres for Freddy Galvis over the winter. Now, Enyel has to be considered the most major league ready starting pitcher in the Phillies minor league system, if not all of baseball.  After his win today on the mound, he even proved he can get it done at the plate and on the bases. What more does he have to prove?  And he looks good in a Phillies uniform too!

Enyel De Los Santos in 2018 spring training






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