Sandy Alcantara is a phoenix rising from the ashes.
After putting together the most embarrassing first half for a defending Cy Young winner in recent MLB history, the Face of the Fish is figuring it out.
Alcantara has a sub-3.00 ERA over his past eight starts, pitching a whopping 53²/₃ innings in that stretch (6²/₃ per start).
Stuff+ is a metric designed to capture the “nastiness” of a pitch or arsenal based on its physical characteristics.
Over the past month, Alcantara ranks ninth among qualified starting pitchers in Stuff+, sandwiched between Spencer Strider and Gerrit Cole.
Alcantara is undervalued entering Saturday.
After an unlucky outing against Texas, we can buy low on one of baseball’s best pitchers.
He should have no issues shutting down the Yankees’ offense, which boasts a below-league-average offense against righties over the past month.
Though Aaron Judge is back, the rest of the lineup is too weak for the Bronx Bombers to string together rallies.
If you pitch around Judge (he has 14 walks in 11 games since returning from injury), you’re pitching to the A’s.
Bet the Fish to earn a win behind their resurgent ace.
The play: Marlins, -148.