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Sandy Alcantara

Born: 09/07/1995 (Age: 20)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4" Weight: 170
Mechanics
Tall, slim frame, long legs, high waist, further growth and strength can be projected; three-quarter arm slot, above-average arm speed, clean arm action with moderate effort
Evaluator Nathan Graham
Report Date 07/26/2016
Affiliate Peoria Chiefs (Low A, Cardinals)
Dates Seen 7/24/16
OFP 60
Realistic 50: No. 4 Starter/Set-Up
MLB ETA 2018
Video Yes
Pitch Type Present Grade Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
FB 80 80 96-98 100 Premium velocity, touched 100 multiple times; straight and heavy, late life, stays low and locates to both sides of the plate; maintains velocity from the stretch
CH 40 50 82-84 85 Straight change, good velocity separation, mild late fade, average command
CB 30 40 81-82 82 11/5 shape, average bite, inconsistent arm speed replication
Overall

Signed as a 17-year-old from the Dominican Republic in 2013, Alcantara has seen his velocity steadily climb over the past three years. Now his electric fastball sits in the high 90's and will occasionally touch 100. He's tall and slim, and there is still projection left on his frame at 20. Both secondary pitches are raw and undeveloped but the change at least shows potential to develop into an average pitch. The fastball gives Alcantara a put-away pitch already, and if he maxes develop of the secondaries he could reach his ceiling of No. 3 starter or top closer.

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