Sandy Alcantara Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 5" / 200 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 9/7/1995 (26)
Sandy Alcantara Season Stats
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Sandy Alcantara News
Miami Marlins right-handed starter Sandy Alcantara agreed to a five-year, $56 million contract extension on Sunday, according to sources. In addition to Alcantara, the Marlins committed $109 million to the right-hander and free-agent outfielder Avisail Garcia on Sunday. Alcantara's deal includes a $21 million option for a sixth year, and he'll also receive a $1.5 million signing bonus. The option comes with a $2 million buyout. The 26-year-old is a rising star in the majors and is coming off a career year with career-highs in innings (205 2/3) and strikeouts (201). He had a 3.19 ERA in 33 starts and became the fifth pitcher in franchise history to go over 200 innings and 200 strikeouts in the same season. Alcantara, who was an All-Star in 2019, will continue to be the Marlins ace for years to come.
The Miami Marlins are working on a contract extension for starting pitcher Sandy Alcantara and appear to be making progress. Craig Mish is reporting that a deal is getting closer and could be worth north of $55 million for five years. Alcantara is arbitration-eligible for the first time this offseason and can't become a free agent until after the 2024 season. The right-hander has a 3.48 ERA and 1.21 WHIP in 78 starts in parts of four seasons for the Fish, and he became the first Marlin to record 200 strikeouts and 200 innings in a season in 2021 since A.J. Burnett did it in 2002. If Miami locks down Alcantara, it would be the second extension they've completed this offseason after they signed shortstop Miguel Rojas to a deal that will keep him in town through the 2023 campaign.
Miami Marlins starting pitcher Sandy Alcantara made his last start of the season on Friday in a 5-0 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies. Alcantara tossed five innings, allowing four runs on five hits and a walk while striking out six. He took the loss, ending his season with a 9-15 record and a 3.19 ERA. Alcantara emerged as a true ace this season, and ended up with a solid ERA despite two starts in which he gave up eight and 10 runs without finishing the third inning. Take those starts out (which of course you can't do, but still...) and he has an ERA in the mid-twos. Alcantara should continue to improve next season and will allegedly have a better team around him.
The results do not seem to match the ability for Miami Marlins starting pitcherSandy Alcantara so far in his young career. He has a moderate career strikeout rate of 19.2% despite having big-time velocity and a deep pitching arsenal. He has shown consistent improvement in his career that culminated in a really strong 3.00 ERA and 1.19 WHIP with a 22.7% strikeout rate over 42 innings in 2020. His pitch mix begins with a hard sinker that makes his 49% ground-ball rate seem completely repeatable, and he has a four-seamer and two breaking balls to go with it. That mixture makes us believe there is room for the strikeouts to improve and for Alcantara to have some really great seasons in the future. He may just be a few minor adjustments away from a huge breakout, and he remains cheap in drafts. The time to buy is now.