Sandy Alcantara Scouting Report — RHP, Miami Marlins

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Prospect: Sandy Alcantara
Position: Right-Handed Pitcher
Organization: Miami Marlins
Height/Weight: 6’4″, 170 lbs.
Bats/Throws: R/R
Age/DOB: 22 (September 7, 1995)
Acquired/Hometown: Nov 2017 Trade (STL); Azua, DR


Four-Seam Fastball 95-99 … Two-Seam Fastball 92-95 … Slider 83-87 … Curveball 79-84 … Changeup 86-90 … Timed to the plate with runner on first: 1.38, 1.39, 1.39, 1.39, 1.40, 1.42, 1.42 … Also showed slower move with runner on first: 1.51, 1.52, 1.54.

Notes — April 12
Control and command issues throughout; struggled to pinpoint pitches and worked a lot of deep counts even after getting ahead early on hitters. Struggled to put a few hitters away, too; couldn’t miss bats with two strikes and a few long at-bat led to elevated pitch count … Stamina less than ideal; really hit the wall physically after about 75 pitches — though to be fair, it was a cold night in a high-altitude park and Sandy Alcantara was the visiting pitcher at the end of a road trip … Primarily went fastball/changeup/slider in this outing, using his curveball far less than he had in my look last fall; easy access to upper-level velocity with fastball, and showed a tendency to play with it a bit — put a little on, take a little off as necessary with some two-seam life. Fly ball pitcher on this day without consistent command down in the zone, but enough velo with some life to get away with it. Impressive how easy it is for him to access velocity; still really doesn’t look like he’s exerting much at all to reach 98 and 99 … Big-time prospect biding his time in New Orleans until the Miami Marlins recall him to the big leagues, but command/control profile must improve if he’s to remain a starter in the big leagues long term; there’s still a shot for that, but improvement has to come pretty consistently through the year if he’s to actualize a mid-rotation ceiling.

Wrote a more in-depth piece on Sandy Alcantara last fall before he was traded to the Miami Marlins; click here to read that piece, including a bigger section on his big league projection & ceiling.

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