On Tuesday night the San Francisco Giants traded infielder Eduardo Nunez to the Boston Red Sox for two pitching prospects: right-hander Shaun Anderson and right-hander Gregory Santos. Here’s a quick look at the two newest members of the Giants organization.
Shaun Anderson, RHP: The Red Sox drafted Anderson in the third round of the 2016 draft from the University of Florida. He opened 2017 with Greenville in the South Atlantic League, posting a 2.56 ERA in 39 innings with a 37/11 K/BB, then moved up to Salem in the Carolina League and posted a 3.99 ERA in 59 innings with a 48/18 K/BB.
Anderson is a 6-4, 225 pound right-hander born October 29th, 1994. A reliever in college, he was moved to the starting role by Boston since he had a four-pitch arsenal: 90-96 MPH fastball, a cutter, a curveball, and a change-up. His off-speed stuff needs more consistency and polish but he’s made progress with it and he throws strikes with the whole package, giving him a chance to be a workhorse starter.
Gregory Santos, RHP: The Red Sox signed Santos out of the Dominican Republic in 2015, giving him a bonus of $275,000. He spent 2016 in the Dominican Summer League, posting a 4.17 ERA in 41 innings with a 25/26 K/BB. Returning to the DSL for 2017 he’s been more effective so far, with a 0.90 ERA in 30 innings with a 25/15 K/BB.
Santos is 6-2, 190, born August 28th, 1999. He’s been clocked as high as 93 MPH and flashes a good curveball, but needs to improve his control. Santos is years away but has considerable development potential.