Hector Santiago throws a screwball.
Adding the rarely seen screwball to his pitching repertoire has changed the career path of Hector Santiago for the better.
That pitch also has produced quite a few surprised reactions from hitters who have been consistently fooled by the offering.
“I’ve talked to a bunch of guys just in between pitches, and they were like, ‘Whoa, what was that thing?’” said White Sox catcher Josh Phegley, who worked with Santiago at Double-A Birmingham in 2011. “It surprised them every time.