Santiago Roman Espinal...Attended Lyman High School in Longwood, FL...Went to Miami-Dade Community College in Miami, FL...played one season for the junior college, batting .432 (70-for-162) over 43 games...Enjoys playing basketball in his spare time...favorite player is Kyrie Irving.
Made his MLB debut on July 25 at TB with a start at third base (0-for-2, 1K)...Entered the game on July 26 at TB as a pinch-runner at 2nd base in the 10th inning...swiped 3rd for his 1st career stolen base and then scored on a sac fly for his 1st career run...Recorded his 1st MLB hit on July 28 at WAS, a single off of Sam Freeman...On Aug. 20 vs. PHI (G1), picked up his 1st career RBI with a sac fly...Singled twice and doubled on Aug. 25 vs. BOS for his 1st three-hit game...Went 1-for-3 at the plate on Sept. 11 vs. NYM before pitching for the 1st time in his career as he tossed the 9th inning (2H, 1ER, 1HBP)...pitched again on Sept. 15 at NYY (1.0 IP, 1H, 1ER, 1HR, 1BB), becoming the 5th position player in team history to pitch more than once in a season...Recorded a personal-best three RBI on Sept. 13 vs. NYM as he went 1-for-4 with a bases-clearing double...Ended the season with a six-game hitting streak (6-for-15, 2-2B, 5 RBI)...Named to Toronto’s Wild Card roster but did not play.
Began the year with Double-A New Hampshire...Batted .278 with 27 extra-base hits in 94 games for the Fisher Cats...Was promoted to Triple-A Buffalo on Aug. 3...Slashed .317/.360/.433 over 28 contests for the Bisons to wrap up his 2019 campaign...Recorded a 10-game hitting streak from Aug. 9-19 (14-for-37) and ended his season on a nine-game hitting streak, from Aug. 25-Sept. 2 (15-for-34)...After the season, was added to Toronto's 40-man roster to protect him from the Rule 5 Draft.
Was acquired by the Blue Jays from the Red Sox in exchange for OF Steve Pearce and cash considerations on June 28 and assigned to Advanced-A Dunedin... Started the year with Advanced-A Salem...Hit .313 with 15 doubles, three triples and seven home runs over 65 games for Salem... Was named a Mid-Season All-Star... Played 17 games for the D-Jays and slashed .262/.333/.431 with six extra-base hits... Wrapped up his season playing in 42 contests for Double-A New Hampshire...Hit .286 (42-for-147) for the Fisher Cats, including nine doubles, a pair of triples, a homer and 20 RBI...Recorded four singles, two runs and two walks over five postseason games for New Hampshire...Played in 15 games for the Surprise Saguaros in the Arizona Fall League, batting .250 (14-for-56) with three doubles, a triple and four RBI.