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Sandy Alcantara

Sandy Alcantara

P | B/T: R/R | 6' 4" 170 | Age: 24
Azua, Dominican Republic
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Fastball Velocity
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 5 14 4.00 30 30 0 184.1 140 1.33
3 Seasons 7 17 3.93 44 36 0 226.2 180 1.36
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 30 5-14 4.00 184.1 140 1.33
3 Seasons 44 7-17 3.93 226.2 180 1.36

Standard MLB Pitching Statistics

SeasonTmLGBFWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIP
2017 STL NL 39 0 0 4.32 8 0 0 8.1 9 6 4 2 6 10 1.80
2018 MIA NL 146 2 3 3.44 6 6 0 34.0 25 13 13 3 23 30 1.41
* 2019 MIA NL 783 5 14 4.00 30 30 0 184.1 165 91 82 21 80 140 1.33
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Fastball: 70 | Slider: 55 | Curveball: 45 | Changeup: 55 | Control: 45 | Overall: 50

Signed by the Cardinals for $125,000 out of the Dominican Republic in 2013, Alcantara rose from low Class A at the start of 2016 to St. Louis by the end of 2017. That December, the Cardinals sent him along with outfielder Magneuris Sierra, right-hander Zac Gallen and lefty Daniel Castano to the Marlins for Marcell Ozuna. He picked up his first big league win last June, missed time with a shoulder infection and rejoined Miami's rotation in September.

Alcantara has three pitches that can grade as plus or better, starting with a fastball that sits at 94-96 mph and can reach triple digits with late movement. His mid-80s slider and upper-80s changeup also can generate swings and misses at their best but lack consistency. He also can mix in a fringy curveball to give hitters a different look.

An overpowering fastball alone won't make Alcantara a successful starter in the Majors. To become one, he'll have to refine his fastball command and improve the consistency of his secondary pitches. If he can't, he has the tools to possibly become a closer.


Statcast - Pitching

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2017 155 23 2 8.7 85.2 12.5 .309 .535 .375 .415 .523 43.5 25.6 15.4
2018 567 91 3 3.3 86.7 10.0 .216 .333 .317 .311 .309 30.8 20.5 15.8
2019 2898 555 37 6.7 86.5 11.1 .239 .406 .312 .320 .345 33.7 17.9 10.2
ALL 3620 669 42 6.3 86.5 11.0 .238 .401 .316 .323 .346 33.6 18.6 11.3
MLB 40124 6.3 87.5 11.2 .251 .408 .318 .318 .371 34.5 21.6 8.3

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
09/01/2018 Miami Marlins recalled RHP Sandy Alcantara from New Orleans Baby Cakes.
08/06/2018 Miami Marlins optioned RHP Sandy Alcantara to New Orleans Baby Cakes.
07/23/2018 Miami Marlins sent RHP Sandy Alcantara on a rehab assignment to Jupiter Hammerheads.
07/03/2018 Sandy Alcantara roster status changed by Miami Marlins.
06/28/2018 Miami Marlins recalled RHP Sandy Alcantara from New Orleans Baby Cakes.
03/20/2018 Miami Marlins optioned RHP Sandy Alcantara to New Orleans Baby Cakes.
12/14/2017 Miami Marlins traded LF Marcell Ozuna to St. Louis Cardinals for LHP Daniel Castano, RF Magneuris Sierra, RHP Sandy Alcantara and RHP Zac Gallen.
12/05/2017 RHP Sandy Alcantara assigned to Gigantes del Cibao.
09/01/2017 St. Louis Cardinals selected the contract of RHP Sandy Alcantara from Springfield Cardinals.
04/04/2017 RHP Sandy Alcantara assigned to Springfield Cardinals from Palm Beach Cardinals.
02/16/2017 St. Louis Cardinals invited non-roster RHP Sandy Alcantara to spring training.
07/30/2016 RHP Sandy Alcantara assigned to Palm Beach Cardinals from Peoria Chiefs.
04/02/2016 RHP Sandy Alcantara assigned to Peoria Chiefs from GCL Cardinals.
03/12/2016 RHP Sandy Alcantara assigned to St. Louis Cardinals.
06/22/2015 RHP Sandy Alcantara assigned to GCL Cardinals.
03/07/2014 RHP Sandy Alcantara assigned to DSL Cardinals.
07/02/2013 St. Louis Cardinals signed free agent RHP Sandy Alcantara to a minor league contract.