Sandy Alcantara

Born: 09/07/1995 (Age: 23)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot: Low 3/4
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 170
Primary Position: RHSP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: Signed as an international free agent (J2), July 2, 2013 (STL)
Entry Point: J2
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: May 20th, 2016
Dates Seen: 5/18/16
Level: Class A
Affiliate: Peoria Chiefs
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Physical Description
Medium frame, broad shoulders; average athleticism; minimal projection left, not much room to add muscle mass.
Mechanical Notes
Low 3/4 arm slot, plus arm speed with long arm action, stab in the back; head whack and spine tilt at foot strike; unbalanced delivery; stiff landing on the front foot; inconsistent mechanics at present.
MLB ETA Future Floor Future Ceiling Realistic Role Risk
2019 50 60 60 - High-Leverage Reliever High
Pitch Present Future Sitting Max Comments
Fastball
Fastball 70 70 95-98 99 (1x) Double-plus velocity with hard arm-side run; more consistent movement in the 95-to-96 mph velocity band; held velocity deep into game.
Double-plus velocity with hard arm-side run; more consistent movement in the 95-to-96 mph velocity band; held velocity deep into game.
Slider
Slider 40 50 80-82 82 10-to-4 shape; flashed two-plane break with depth and bite in opening frames; lost the release point and shape as game progressed; bullpen role will allow for pitch to retain consistent shape and play off of the fastball more.
10-to-4 shape; flashed two-plane break with depth and bite in opening frames; lost the release point and shape as game progressed; bullpen role will allow for pitch to retain consistent shape and play off of the fastball more.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 30 40 89-90 90 Threw three offerings; flashed average movement; didn't display advanced feel for the pitch.
Threw three offerings; flashed average movement; didn't display advanced feel for the pitch.
Command
Command 40 45 Below average present command; lost the release point on his offerings in the middle innings; showed ability to be effectively wild in one-inning bursts; shortened outings could allow for command to play to fringe average.
Below average present command; lost the release point on his offerings in the middle innings; showed ability to be effectively wild in one-inning bursts; shortened outings could allow for command to play to fringe average.
Overall Command
Overall Command 40 45  
Overall Control
Overall Control 40 45  
Overall Summary
Alcantara's repertoire is propped up by a double-plus fastball with a slider that flashes plus early in games but loses effectiveness and bite as the outing progresses. Alcantara flashed a change with average movement but he didn't use it often in my viewing. He has middle of the rotation stuff but his consistency and command won't allow for him to remain a starter at the higher levels. He profiles well as a high leverage arm with a big fastball who could close.