Sandy Alcantara

Position: RHP
Born: 09/07/95
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 170
B/T: R/R
Acquired: Signed as an international free agent (Dominican Republic) on July 2, 2013 (STL).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
7-5 with a 4.31 ERA in 25 games at Springfield (Double-A), striking out 105 while walking 54 in 125 1/3 innings and allowing 125 hits for a .262 BAA.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Contract purchased from Springfield on September 1 when rosters expanded.
MLB Debut Date: 09/03/17

Debut Details
September 3, in a 7-3 win against the Giants. The second of four pitchers, he allowed one run on two hits in two-thirds of an inning, walking one and striking out one. Of 18 pitches, 11 were for strikes. Coming on in the bottom of the eighth in relief of right-handed starter Luke Weaver, he allowed a home run to the first batter he faced, Tim Federowicz. After that, Gorkys Hernandez popped out to the second baseman in foul territory. Joe Panik then drew a walk before Buster Posey struck out swinging on three pitches. Brandon Crawford then singled to ninth, at which point left-handed reliever Zach Duke came on for Alcantara and closed out the inning.

Player Notes
Alcantara signed out of his native Dominican Republic at 17 and has soared through the minors since then in just a handful of seasons, not even making his Double-A debut until this past spring. With a fastball that has hit 100 and sits regularly in the mid-90s, he's added to his lanky build and improved the consistency of his delivery while adding in his curveball and changeup. He has a competitive nature but a calm, businesslike demeanor on the mound. In 2016, his first full season, he combined between Peoria (Class A) and Palm Beach (High A) to go 5-11 with a 3.96 ERA in 23 starts, striking out 153 batters while walking 59 in 122 2/3 innings, allowing just 103 hits for a .225 BAA.