Anel De Los Santos

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Anel Manuel De Los Santos Bernabe

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 3", Weight 215 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Anel De Los Santos peaked at AA.

He was signed by scout Leo Perez for the Los Angeles Angels in 2005. He made his pro debut that summer with the DSL Angels and hit .226/.256/.363 with only 3 walks in 35 games. He improved to .250/.295/.375 with the 2006 AZL Angels. He threw out 38% of opposing base-runners and was the team's most-used catcher, ahead of future major leaguers Martin Maldonado and Hank Conger. Baseball America named him the Angels' #10 prospect. He split 2008 between the Cedar Rapids Kernels (only .178/.202/.244, 5 BB, 69 K in 62 G) and the Arkansas Travelers (7 for 25, 3 2B). He gunned down 38% of base-stealers for the Kernels and had 15 passed balls.

Anel batted only .212/.243/.297 with 95 whiffs in 273 AB for the 2009 Kernels (drawing a career-high 8 walks, never learning plate discipline). He continued to show off a good throwing arm, with 40% of base-stealers being caught. He ended his career in 2010 with the AZL Angels (1 for 6), Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (0 for 8, BB) and Arkansas (.225/.233/.324 in 20 G). Overall, he hit a meek .219/.245/.328 with just 28 walks in 284 games as a pro.

De Los Santos became a hitting coach for the DSL Angels in 2013-2015. Angels manager Mike Scioscia promoted De Los Santos to bullpen catcher for the major league Angels on May 10, 2016 and De Los Santos retained that position through the 2018 season. De Los Santos returned to the DSL Angels in 2019 as their hitting coach. He remains in that position through the 2023 season.

Source: 2011 Angels Media Guide