Benito Santiago

HS Grad 2014
Age 23 and 2 mos
Age on 2014 Draft 19 and 2 mos
Position(s) C  OF
Ht/Wt 5-11, 175 lb
School  Coral Springs Christian Academ
Hometown  Pembroke Pines, FL USA
Summer Team  Atlanta Blue Jays
Fall Team  Atlanta Blue Jays
MLB Draft 
Round 34 by Cardinals in 2018
Round 38 by Giants in 2014
All Americans/All Regions
2014 Perfect Game 2nd Team All-American (Florida - All Region 1st Team)
PG Underclass All Americans/All Regions
2012 Underclass High Honorable Mention
2013 Underclass 2nd Team
National Rank - Class of 2014
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 01, 2014
Position - C
Stood out both with the bat and defensively at PG National. PG AA
FL State Rank - Class of 2014
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 01, 2014
Position - C

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4 yr Commitment

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2013 National Showcase   Jun 13, 2013
PG Grade: 10
Benito Santiago is a 2014 C/OF with a 5-11 175 lb. frame from Pembroke Pines, FL who attends Coral Springs Christian Academy. Medium athletic build, good present strength. Quick twitch athlete, 6.79 in the 60, stays very compact and quick in all his actions. Very high level catching and throwing skills, very strong arm with plus accuracy, regular sub 2.0 game throws, very agile blocking balls behind the plate, very compact actions with no wasted movement. Spread stance with a limited shift, loose fluid swing with extension and rapidly expanding raw power, quick hands that go directly to the ball, squares the ball up consistently, pull to mid field power, some uppercut in plane, hit some bombs in batting practice, sees the ball and will take pitches and work counts. Son of the former MLB catcher. Good student. Selected to the Perfect Game All-American Classic.
PG Career Progression
Best PG Grade: 10.00
0.50 improvement beginning on Dec 28, 2012
PG Grade

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

60 6.75 sec
90.37% Rank
best 6.28  avg 7.23
 (2014 class in 2013)

best 6.28  avg 7.31
 (2014 class)
C 83 mph
95.02% Rank
best 91  avg 75
 (2014 class in 2013)

best 91  avg 74
 (2014 class)
Pop 1.84 sec
98.73% Rank
best 1.73  avg 2.06
 (2014 class in 2012)

best 1.73  avg 2.02
 (2014 class)
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