Adbert Alzolay
23-Year-Old PitcherRP
Chicago Cubs AAA
7-Day DL
Injury Lat
Est. Return 3/1/2019
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. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Cubs in March of 2018.
Will miss rest of season
PChicago Cubs  AAA
Lat
June 15, 2018
Alzolay will be out the remainder of the 2018 season due to the Grade 1 lat strain he suffered Tuesday with Triple-A Iowa, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Alzolay will not require any sort of surgical procedure, but general manager Jed Hoyer said that because of the timing of this injury, the organization doesn't want to put further risk on a young pitcher by trying to rush him back into action. The team will re-evaluate his status once he's healthy -- likely in a month or so -- and then keep him sidelined until the fall, during which he is expected to pitch in the Arizona Fall League if all goes according to plan.
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Sent to minor-league DL
PChicago Cubs  AAA
Lat
May 30, 2018
Alzolay (lat) was placed on the minor-league disabled list Wednesday.
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Dealing with Grade 1 lat strain
PChicago Cubs  AAA
Lat
May 29, 2018
Alzolay was diagnosed with a Grade 1 lat strain Tuesday, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.
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Struggles continue Thursday
PChicago Cubs  AAA
May 24, 2018
Alzolay gave up five runs on nine hits and three walks in five innings Thursday to take the loss for Triple-A Iowa. He struck out three.
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Option for doubleheader next weekend
PChicago Cubs  AAA
May 13, 2018
Alzolay, who is starting Sunday for Triple-A Iowa, could be in line to start for the Cubs as part of a doubleheader Saturday in Cincinnati, Jesse Rogers of ESPN.com reports.
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Tosses seven one-hit innings
PChicago Cubs  AAA
May 1, 2018
Alzolay struck out six and walked two in seven innings of one-hit ball Monday for Triple-A Iowa to record the win over Omaha.
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