On Friday the Philadelphia Phillies traded shortstop Freddy Galvis to the San Diego Padres for pitching prospect Enyel De Los Santos. Here’s a quick take on the newest member of the Phillies farm system.
Enyel De Los Santos, RHP: De Los Santos was originally signed by the Seattle Mariners out of the Dominican Republic in 2014. He came to the Padres in trade for Joaquin Benoit in 2015. Enyel was one of the brighter lights in the San Diego system in 2016 and 2017, particularly this past season when he posted a 3.78 ERA in 150 innings in Double-A with a 138/48 K/BB at age 21.
De Los Santos is officially listed at 6-3, 170, although nowadays he looks more like 6-4, 180. His heater comes in anywhere between 92 and 98 MPH and it is not straight. His curveball and change-up are both pretty decent for his age and he usually throws strikes.
Although he hasn’t received a huge amount of attention outside of Padres circles, he was one of the most intriguing pitchers in Double-A this past year and is a solid Grade B prospect with a chance to be a number three starter if all goes well.