Current Roster

Randy Santiesteban
#17

Position: IF
Height: 6' 1"   Weight: 195 lbs
College Experience: Peru State College (NE)
Bats: R
Throws: R

Biography:
2018
Re-signed with Gary Jan. 9
Slashed .255/.321/.443/.764 with 50 runs, 69 hits, 20 doubles, two triples, nine home runs, 31 extra-base hits, 40 RBIs, eight hit by pitches and three sacrifice flies in 74 games with Gary
Posted a career-high 74 games, 303 plate appearances, 271 at-bats, 50 runs, 69 hits, 20 doubles, nine home runs, 31 extra-base hits, 120 total bases, eight hit by pitches, a .443 slugging percentage and a .764 OPS
Finished with a team-high 20 doubles, 31 extra-base hits, eight hit by pitches and 11 multi-run games 
Tied for the team-lead with nine home runs
Had a personal-best 24-game on-base streak from the end of the 2017 season through 5/31 vs. Chicago
Hit the only grand slam of the season and the first RailCats grand slam in exactly two years on the eighth pitch of the at-bat with two outs in the top of the fifth on 8/21 in game two of a doubleheader against Chicago
Recorded the first multi-home run game of his professional baseball career on 9/1 vs. Kansas City
Went 4-for-12 with a run, a double, two RBIs, and a walk in the American Association North Division Series
 
2017
Re-signed with Gary on May 10
Slashed .257/.339/.381/.720 with 22 runs, 54 hits, 16 doubles, two triples, two home runs, 20 extra-base hits, 25 RBIs, four hit by pitches, four stolen bases and four sacrifice flies in 67 games with Gary
Posted a career-high .257 batting average, .339 on-base percentage, four stolen bases and four sacrifice flies 
Recorded a pinch-hit double on 5/21 in game one of a doubleheader against St. Paul
Hit his first home run of the season on 6/17 against Lincoln
Reached base in the last 18 games (includes the postseason)
Went 1-for-3 in the American Association Semifinals 
 
2016
Began his professional career with the Sonoma Stompers of the Pacific Association of Professional Baseball Clubs following his senior season at Peru State College
Slashed .301/.402/.441/.843 with 20 runs, 28 hits, four doubles, three home runs, seven extra-base hits, 24 RBIs, two hit by pitches, one stolen base and two sacrifice flies in 25 games with Sonoma before having his contract purchased by Gary on June 1
Slashed .207/.258/.328/.586 with nine runs, 12 hits, two doubles, one triple, one home run, four extra-base hits, three RBIs, three hit by pitches and a stolen base over 30 games in two separate stints with Gary
Recorded his first American Association hit on 6/2 vs. Kansas City
 
Personal
Four-year starter at Peru State College from 2012-2015
Selected by the Atlanta Braves in the 40th round of the 2014 MLB Draft out of Peru State College but didn’t sign
Named an NAIA Preseason All-American as a senior at Peru State in 2015
Slashed .431/.486/.723/1.209 with 62 runs, 84 hits, 20 doubles, two triples, 11 home runs, 48 RBIs, 11 stolen bases, seven hit by pitches and three sacrifice flies in 55 games as a senior in 2015
Named an NAIA First Team All-American and the Heart of America Athletic Conference Postseason Tournament MVP after leading Peru State with a .431 batting average, .486 on-base percentage, .723 slugging percentage, 62 runs, 84 hits, 11 home runs, 48 RBIs and 141 total bases as a senior in 2015
Named a finalist for the Omaha World-Herald’s Midland College Male Athlete of the Year as a senior in 2015
Three-time First Team All-Conference selection
Only NAIA First Team All-American selection in school history
Career leader with 152 runs and 244 hits at Peru State 
Son of Yamile Mojena and Francisco Santiesteban
Father, Francisco, reaching Hi-A in the Seattle Mariners organization as a player and managed the Dominican Summer League Braves for two seasons
 

 

Catchers

# Name POS
16 Wilfredo Gimenez C
29 Danny De La Calle C

Infielders

# Name POS
2 Marcus Mooney IF
5 Andy DeJesus IF
7 Tom Walraven IF
10 Morgan Blatnik IF
17 Randy Santiesteban IF
18 Will Savage IF

Outfielders

# Name POS
1 John Price Jr. OF
8 Sean Guida OF
19 Evan Marzilli OF
20 Zach Welz OF
21 Colin Willis OF

Pitchers

# Name POS
22 Lars Liguori P
28 Kaleb Fontenot P
33 Sandy Lugo P
37 Trevor Lubking P
39 Justin Sinibaldi P
44 Robbie Coursel P
47 Christian DeLeon P
54 Felix Carvallo P
61 Jumpei Akanuma P

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