According to a Twitter post late last night, Antonio Santillan declared that he has been promoted to Dayton after the early season success that he has seen in Billings.
With Billings this season, Santillan posted a 3.92 ERA in eight starts. What makes this more impressive is that it was done in a predominantly hitter-friendly league.
In 39 innings of work in 2016, Santillan has struck out 46 hitters, while walking just 16.
Santillan was selected by the Reds with the 49th overall selection in the 2015 draft out of high school. After a slow start to his professional career, Santillan saw a huge upswing this season.
In 2015, in the Arizona League, Santillan posted a 5.03 ERA in eight appearances (seven starts). He had strong strikeout numbers put also struggled with command, walking 11.
Showing that the command improved, while still keeping status quo with missing bats is what ultimately earned Santillan the promotion to Low-A.
The 6-foot-3, 240-pound Santillan has a fastball that sits in the mid-90s, but can touch the upper 90s. He also has a strong curveball in the mid-80s.