2022 Player Outlook
Tony Santillan came in and provided a spark to the Cincinnati bullpen, posting a 2.91 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, and 56 strikeouts in 43.1 innings of work. Santillan's success last year was on the back of his slider, as that pitch posted a 47.4 percent whiff rate and a .182 batting average against. He even made four starts last year for Cincinnati, adding to his flexibility for the team. Santillan is mainly a two-pitch pitcher, so he's likely better suited coming out of the pen. However, he made four starts last year, and his ability to throw more than an inning or two could be beneficial for the Reds and fantasy managers alike. His slider is a lethal pitch and will help keep his floor high in the strikeout department while getting more innings as Cincinnati seems fit. If he can get 60-70 innings for the Reds this year, regardless of role, he should be very valuable for fantasy owners. He's an upside arm worth targeting later in drafts in deeper formats or NL-only setups.