Santigate may be the most travelled player in the TCL this year. The Las Vegas, Nev. native started his career at Long Beach State, where he redshirted before playing for Central Arizona College. Santigate earned All-Conference honors while hitting .323 with six doubles and 36 RBI in 52 games, while helping the Vaqueros to a 54-13 record and a runner-up finish at the National Junior College World Series.
Santigate’s performance earned him a scholarship to play at Kansas State, where he became a regular in the Wildcats lineup. The sophomore played in 50 of the team’s 56 games tallying 6 doubles and 17 RBI.
Santigate was drafted in the 44th round of the 2009 MLB Draft by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim after graduating from Bishop Gorman High School, where he led the Gaels to three straight state championships.