Sandy Alcantara Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 5" / 200 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 9/7/1995 (28)
Sandy Alcantara Season Stats
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Sandy Alcantara News
Miami Marlins right-hander Sandy Alcantara (elbow), the 2022 National League Cy Young winner, underwent Tommy John surgery on Friday and posted the news on his social-media account. The surgery was performed by Dr. Keith Meister. Alcantara will now miss the entire 2024 season. The 28-year-old was shut down in late September due to a UCL sprain in his right shoulder and he has elected to go the Tommy John route and try to return in 2025. The Dominican right-hander wasn't nearly as good for the Fish in 2023 as he was in 2022, going 7-12 with a 4.14 ERA (4.03 FIP), 1.21 WHIP, 48 walks and 151 strikeouts in 184 2/3 innings over his 28 starts. Alcantara should still be on the radar as a high-end fantasy ace when he returns to Miami in 2025.
Miami Marlins starting pitcher Sandy Alcantara (forearm) has experienced renewed forearm tightness following Thursday's rehab start with Triple-A Jacksonville. This comes as an unpleasant surprise after the right-hander seemed to come away from the outing unscathed, but apparently the UCL sprain in his right arm didn't respond well. Alcantara may be witnessing some wear and tear after racking up over 600 innings pitched since 2021. The 28-year-old is heading back to Miami to determine the next steps, but it's fair to expect him to be out for the rest of the regular season at least. If Alcantara is indeed done, it brings to an end a disappointing follow-up to a 2022 Cy Young campaign with a 4.04 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, and 151:48 K:BB in 184 2/3 innings, albeit with three complete games this year. He is likely to be a popular 2024 bounce-back candidate.
Miami Marlins right-hander Sandy Alcantara (forearm) looked good in his minor-league rehab start for Triple-A Jacksonville on Thursday, tossing four scoreless innings while giving up just one hit, walking none and striking out four. Alcantara is attempting to return to the Marlins after suffering a UCL sprain in his right arm. The Fish are hoping to get the 2022 National League Cy Young winner back in some capacity down the stretch as they push for the final wild-card spot in the NL. With only 10 days left in the regular season, though, Alcantara may not be able to return in a traditional starting role. He only threw 51 pitches during his rehab outing on Thursday.
The Marlins' righty threw a ridiculous 228.2 innings in 2022, lapping the field (Aaron Nola finished second in innings way down at 205). He threw 197.1 innings in 2019, 42 in 2020, and then 205.2 in 2021 - continually proving that he's a legitimate workhorse who should project for 200+ innings once again in 2023. As if that's not enough, he posted an elite 2.28 ERA with a 0.98 WHIP on his way to the National League Cy Young Award. His arsenal is one of the best in the league; he threw four different pitches above 20% usage in 2022, a very rare thing to find - and all four of those pitches were effective. The only reason to criticize Alcantara would be if you are in some kind of strikeout rate league as opposed to a total strikeouts league. The 23% K% that Alcantara has posted over the last few seasons does fall well short of the league's other aces, but it hasn't hurt him in the past and won't hurt him in the future. Nobody will criticize you for taking Alcantara as the #1 pitcher off the board, he's one of the safest investments you can find at the position.