AFL Scouting Report: Miguel De Los Santos

Scouting reports are the foundation of the talent evaluation system, and clubs don't stop scouting players once they enter the pros. As part of our Arizona Fall League coverage here at, we'll be providing team quality first-hand scouting reports on prospects from around the league. Here's a look at Rangers' prospect, Miguel De Los Santos.

Name: Miguel De Los Santos
Position: Pitcher
Team: Texas Rangers
Height: 6-foot-1
Weight: 170
Bats/Throws: L/L

Events Scouted: Arizona Fall League

Scouting Report

At least in the outings I scouted De Los Santos, he worked primarily as a fastball/changeup pitcher. He also occasionally mixed in a breaking ball, but showed below average feel. De Los Santos worked at 89-93 mph with his fastball with good hop through the zone. He showed some good run on his fastball as well.

The changeup is what really separates De Los Santos. It's a true plus-plus pitch with big down and away fade to righty hitters. It's a swing and miss pitch at any level. He throws it at 79-81 mph and he commands it better than his fastball. And, it is that fastball and his command of it that will need to improve in order to setup his changeup. The key to that will be finishing his delivery much better and more consistently than he does currently.

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