For more great baseball stories like this one, 'like' us on Facebook -

Monday, June 28, 2021

Silverio Santa Maria could throw frequently, if asked; Saw six pro seasons, made high-A

One pro season under his belt, reliver Silverio Santa Maria impressed going into his second, The Elmira Star-Gazette wrote.

His new manager at short-season Elmira Mike Verdi even described him as "19 going on 25," The Star-Gazette wrote.

"He's very strong," Verdi told The Star-Gazette of Santa Maria. "He's the the type of kid who could throw five days in a row if you asked him to."

Santa Maria went on to throw six seasons in the pros. He topped out at high-A.

Santa Maria's career began in 1989, signed by the Red Sox as an undrafted free agent out of his native Dominian Republic. Santa Maria was also credited as Silverio Santamaria.

Santa Maria started with the Red Sox in the rookie Gulf Coast League. He went 3-5 over 16 outings, six starts, with a 2.95 ERA.

He then moved to Elmira and went 1-5, with a 3.97 ERA over 28 outings, two starts. He went 3 1/3 of long relief in a late-June game. But, has he was pressed into service early, he lost steam in the fifth, The Star-Gazette wrote.

"Before you could do anything, he just lost it quick," Verdi told The Star-Gazette then of Santa Maria's outing. "He was sailing along."

Santa Maria moved to high-A Winter Haven for 1991. He got into 45 games there, with a 4.33 ERA. He also saved three.

He stayed at high-A with the Red Sox over the next three seasons. He last played at high-A Sarasota in 1994. He went 4-3 there, with a 4.75 ERA over 27 relief outings. That season proved his last as a pro.

1990 Minor League Tally 
Players/Coaches Featured:3,683
Made the Majors:1,255-34.1%
Never Made Majors:2,428-65.9%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors:522
10+ Seasons in the Minors:309

No comments:

Post a Comment