Adbert Alzolay
25-Year-Old PitcherSP
Chicago Cubs AAA
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Alzolay reached the big leagues for the first time at age 24 but didn't look great in 12.1 innings, allowing 10 runs and walking nine batters. His 4.41 ERA in 15 starts for Triple-A Iowa isn't too exciting either, but his 32.3 K% in those starts provides some reason to be excited for Alzolay's future. Whether that future comes in the rotation or the bullpen remains to be seen. Alzolay's smaller frame and lack of a strong third pitch to complement his fastball and curve would seem to point in the latter direction. He has the tools to become a strong late-inning option for a team that has lacked stability in that area, though relieving won't give him much fantasy value unless he's in the closer conversation. If he does get a run in the rotation, Alzolay has a bit of upside as a potential high-strikeout streamer, but it would probably take an injury for an opportunity to open up. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Cubs in March of 2018.
Left off roster
PChicago Cubs  AAA
July 23, 2020
Alzolay was not included on the Cubs' 30-man Opening Day roster.
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Alzolay is on the 40-man roster but will have to settle for working at the team's alternate site in South Bend for now. The 25-year-old appeared in four games for the Cubs last season and could be an option at some point in 2020 if a need arises in the rotation or in long relief.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2018
 
 
-43%
BAA vs RHP
2020
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-43%
BAA vs RHP
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2018vs Left .321 32 3 4 9 2 0 2
Since 2018vs Right .182 28 10 5 4 0 0 2
2020vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Left .321 32 3 4 9 2 0 2
2019vs Right .182 28 10 5 4 0 0 2
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2018
 
 
-89%
ERA at Home
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-89%
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2018Home 2.08 0.92 8.2 1 0 0 9.3 6.2 2.1
Since 2018Away 19.64 3.82 3.2 0 1 0 9.8 7.4 4.9
2020Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Home 2.08 0.92 8.2 1 0 0 9.3 6.2 2.1
2019Away 19.64 3.82 3.2 0 1 0 9.8 7.4 4.9
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
If Alzolay were in a better farm system, he would blend in, but he will be ranked near the top of the Cubs' system by most outlets, and unnecessary dynasty-league hype will follow. He is the only pitcher in that system with some upside who is also relatively close to the majors. Indeed, proximity to the big leagues may be his most appealing trait. His plus fastball sits at 93-94 mph, and he has a quality breaking ball, but his changeup is a distant third pitch, and his curveball is by no means a hammer. Alzolay has above-average command, which allowed him to hold his own in the lower levels before he experienced a velocity bump last season. With only seven starts at Double-A, he may head back to the Southern League, but it's possible he is assigned straight to Triple-A after spring training. The Cubs could call upon Alzolay during his age-23 season, whether to plug a hole in the rotation or work in middle relief. Unless his changeup really comes along, he profiles as a No. 4 starter or setup man.
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In mix for rotation spot
PChicago Cubs  AAA
July 2, 2020
Alzolay is a candidate to break camp as Chicago's fifth starter, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.
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Could slot onto taxi squad
PChicago Cubs  AAA
June 24, 2020
Alzolay is a candidate for the Cubs' three-player "taxi squad" for road trips to begin the regular season, Tim Stebbins of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
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Could make roster
PChicago Cubs  AAA
May 23, 2020
Alzolay is a candidate to make an expanded Cubs bullpen when the regular season is able to begin, Scot Gregor of the Chicago Daily Herald reports.
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Optioned to Triple-A
PChicago Cubs  AAA
March 10, 2020
Alzolay was optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Tuesday, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.
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Competing for rotation spot
PChicago Cubs  AAA
February 17, 2020
Alzolay is competing for the Cubs' fifth starter role, though he is considered to be behind Tyler Chatwood in the race at the start of camp, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
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