Victor Alcantara
26-Year-Old PitcherRP
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Alcantara transitioned to a reliever in 2017, working out of the bullpen in 55 of his 56 appearances between Triple-A Toledo and Detroit. He began the season with the Mud Hens, getting called up July 4. Alcantara shuttled between Motown and Corporal Klinger's hometown for the next few weeks before settling in for good July 20. As a starter, Alcantara's main issue was control. He took a huge leap forward last season -- by his own accord, Alcantara began changing speeds with less reliance on his fastball. Something clicked as evidenced by a 5.0 BB% in 30 innings with the Tigers. Alcantara's strikeouts also fell, but with the ability to throw 95 mph, there's a chance he can miss more bats as he further refines his repertoire as a reliever. Alcantara pitched mainly in lower-leverage spots, though he did garner three saves in his last 14 outings. Read Past Outlooks
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Showing improved command
PDetroit Tigers
August 18, 2018
Alcantara is showing better command this season and has been using more off-speed pitches, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.
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Last year, Alcantara had a 5.6 BB/9 at Double-A, a 5.4 BB/9 at Triple-A and a 4.9 BB/9 during a brief stint in the majors. This year, the 25-year-old righty cut that rate down to 1.2 in 51.1 innings with Triple-A Toledo, and he's kept it up at the major-league level as well, walking just two batters in 16.2 innings of work (1.1 BB/9). Alcantara said he didn't make any mechanical changes in the offseason, but he has been changing speeds and relying less on his fastball, which has seemingly made him more effective. The Tigers have already used Alcantara in some big spots, and he's responded with a 0.54 ERA and 0.84 WHIP.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-10%
BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
-9%
BAA vs LHP
2018
 
 
-8%
BAA vs RHP
2017
 
 
-36%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .272 112 11 7 28 8 0 4
Since 2017vs Right .244 174 32 14 38 8 0 8
2019vs Left .237 42 3 3 9 4 0 1
2019vs Right .260 86 14 8 20 4 0 5
2018vs Left .234 50 7 2 11 3 0 2
2018vs Right .215 69 14 4 14 4 0 3
2017vs Left .444 20 1 2 8 1 0 1
2017vs Right .286 19 4 2 4 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-50%
ERA on Road
2019
 
 
-22%
ERA on Road
2018
 
 
-54%
ERA on Road
2017
 
 
-100%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 5.45 1.38 34.2 1 0 0 5.7 3.4 2.1
Since 2017Away 2.70 1.17 33.1 2 2 0 5.7 2.2 1.1
2019Home 5.28 1.24 15.1 1 0 0 5.3 4.1 2.3
2019Away 4.11 1.37 15.1 1 1 0 4.7 2.3 1.2
2018Home 3.46 1.08 13.0 0 0 0 6.2 2.1 2.1
2018Away 1.59 1.00 17.0 1 1 0 6.4 1.6 1.1
2017Home 9.95 2.37 6.1 0 0 0 5.7 4.3 1.4
2017Away 0.00 1.00 1.0 0 0 0 9.0 9.0 0.0
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Stat Review
How does Victor Alcantara compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against this season's data (min 20 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
1.55
 
K/9
4.9
 
BB/9
3.2
 
HR/9
1.7
 
Fastball
93.3 mph
 
ERA
4.60
 
WHIP
1.28
 
BABIP
.244
 
GB/FB
1.66
 
Left On Base
72.8%
 
Exit Velocity
89.6 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
8.1%
 
Spin Rate
2037 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
39.4%
 
Swinging Strike
11.0%
 
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Recalled from minors
PDetroit Tigers
July 20, 2018
Alcantara was brought up from Triple-A Toledo prior to Friday's game.
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Sent back to Triple-A
PDetroit Tigers
July 12, 2018
The Tigers optioned Alcantara to Triple-A Toledo on Wednesday.
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Contract selected by Tigers
PDetroit Tigers
July 4, 2018
Alcantara's contract was selected by the Tigers on Wednesday.
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Outrighted from 40-man
PDetroit Tigers
December 11, 2017
Alcantara cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Toledo on Monday, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports.
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Recalled from Triple-A
PDetroit Tigers
September 5, 2017
Alcantara was recalled from Triple-A Toledo on Tuesday.
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