Alexander Vizcaino
24-Year-Old PitcherP
Chicago Cubs A+
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Vizcaino is a good breaking ball away from being a top-100 prospect. The 6-foot-1, 172-pound righty has the best changeup in the Yankees' farm system and one of the best in the entire minors. He also boasts a mid-90s fastball that can touch 98 mph. He reached High-A in 2019 and got the invite to the alternate training site this past summer, where the main focus was the development of his slider. In many ways Vizcaino is not too dissimilar to the prospect version of Luis Castillo. After all, Castillo was never ranked as a top-100 prospect due to the fact he was seen as a two-pitch guy. The Yankees think Vizcaino's slider has improved to become a 50-grade pitch, and if that is the case, he should have immediate success at Double-A. A good athlete, the expectation is that Vizcaino will throw enough strikes to start. He turns 24 in May and is on the 40-man roster, so he could move quickly. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
$Traded to the Cubs in July of 2021.
Sent to Cubs for Rizzo
PChicago Cubs  A+
Arm
July 29, 2021
Vizcaino (arm) and Kevin Alcantara were acquired by the Cubs from the Yankees on Wednesday in exchange for Anthony Rizzo, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.
ANALYSIS
Vizcaino has been on the 60-day injured list all season while dealing with arm soreness, but he's pitched in five rehab games over the past couple weeks and appears to be nearing full health. The right-hander was one of the Yankees' top prospects, but he'll now join the Cubs with New York bolstering its lineup. He's likely destined for Double-A once activated from the injured list.
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Starts up rehab assignment
PNew York Yankees  A+
Arm
July 16, 2021
Vizcaino (arm) began a rehab assignment with the Yankees' rookie-level Florida Complex League affiliate July 8 and has made two one-inning appearances for the club, giving up a run on one hit and three walks while striking out four.
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Out with sore arm
PNew York Yankees  A+
Arm
May 5, 2021
Vizcaino has a sore arm and will miss the start of the minor-league season, Jim Callis of MLB.com reports.
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Sent to minors
PNew York Yankees  A+
March 13, 2021
Vizcaino was optioned to High-A Hudson Valley on Friday.
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Shielded from Rule 5 draft
PNew York Yankees  A+
November 20, 2020
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Moved to alternate camp
PNew York Yankees  A+
July 16, 2020
Vizcaino was reassigned to New York's alternate camp site Thursday.
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