Despite his 4-8 record, Sandy Alcantara has impressed the organization and fans alike. Having been selected to his first All-Star team, was the recognition he deserved with his performances especially of late. Acquired in the Ozuna trade with the Cardinals last year, this is his first full year in the Majors. In 17 starts this year, Sandy has allowed 2 runs or less in 9 of those starts, and 11 starts allowing 3 runs or less. Sandy best start this year was his 2 hit shut-out against the division rival New York Mets.
At the All-star break, Sandy has a 3.82 ERA as well as a WHIP of 1.4 in 101.1 IP. Other than the recent emergence of Jordan Yamamoto, Sandy has been the most consistent pitcher of this young staff. A staff consisting of Sandy, Jordan Yamamoto, Caleb Smith, Pablo Lopez and Sixto Sanchez coming from the minors soon would be the envy of any GM. The Marlins look to have one of the most dominate staff in the Majors in the coming years and Sandy is prepared to play a big part.