Santos Completes 1st Pro Season

Alex Santos finished his first professional baseball season in the Houston Astros organization.

Pitching for the Low-A Affiliate Fayetteville Woodpeckers, the 19-year-old right-handed pitcher was 2-2 with a 3.46 earned run average.In 41.2 innings, the Mount St. Michael Academy graduate allowed 16 earned runs on 31 hits and 30 walks. He struck out 48 and opposing hitters batted .205 against him.

Santos was the first pick of the Houston Astros in the 2020 Major League Baseball Draft, but did not pitch in the Astros organization in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Santos Assigned to Fayetteville

Mount St. Michael Academy graduate Alex Santos was assigned last week to the Fayetteville Woodpeckers by the Houston Astros.

The 2019 second-round picks of the Astros is 0-1 with a 4.91 earned run average. He’s pitched in two games, one as a starter, and has allowed two earned runs and struck out five in 3 2/3 innings.

COURTESY PHOTO/ALEX SANTOS

Santos Signs with Astros

Mount St. Michael Academy graduate Alex Santos signed with the Houston Astros over the weekend.

Santos told Catholic New York he was planning to sign after being selected with the 72nd overall pick and first pick for the Astros in the 2020 Major League Baseball Draft.

The Houston Chronicle reported his signing bonus being $1.25 million, which is more than the $870,700 allotted by Major League Baseball for the 72nd pick of this year’s draft He will receive $100,000 of his bonus this year and the remainder of his bonus in 2021 and 2022.

The Bronx resident had signed a National Letter of Intent to pitch for the University of Maryland if he chose not to sign with the Astros.

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PHOTO BY LISA BENNETT/MOUNT ST. MICHAEL ACADEMY

 

Astros Draft Santos

Mount St. Michael Academy pitcher Alex Santos was drafted with the final pick of the second round of the 2020 Major League Baseball Draft by the Houston Astros.

The Astros received the second-round compensation pick when the New York Yankees signed Gerrit Cole to a free agent deal.

Santos, who lives in the Bronx, was ranked 56th in the Major League Baseball ratings entering the draft. He was one of the top high school seniors in the country and had signed a National Letter of Intent to play in 2020-2021 at the University of Maryland.

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PHOTO: Alex Santos, center, stands in a photo with Mount St. Michael teammates. PHOTO COURTESY OF MOUNT ST. MICHAEL ACADEMY