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.
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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Alzolay was optioned to Triple-A Iowa in March and was slated to spend a good chunk of the season there, with the Cubs boasting a number of veteran starters. However, the coronavirus pandemic might alter those plans, as MLB teams are expected to operate with expanded rosters whenever the season is able to begin, and the minor-league season might not happen at all. Alzolay made his MLB debut toward the end of 2019, and he's still likely a part of Chicago's future, so the Cubs may want to get him more run in the majors if they can.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
56
Last 10 Games
56
Last 5 Games
56
How many pitches does Adbert Alzolay generally throw?
 
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121+
 
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What part of the game does Adbert Alzolay generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-43%
BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
-43%
BAA vs RHP
2018
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2017
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .321 32 3 4 9 2 0 2
Since 2017vs Right .182 28 10 5 4 0 0 2
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
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-89%
ERA at Home
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-89%
ERA at Home
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 2.08 0.92 8.2 1 0 0 9.3 6.2 2.1
Since 2017Away 19.64 3.82 3.2 0 1 0 9.8 7.4 4.9
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
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Adbert Alzolay compare to other starting pitchers?
This section compares his stats with all starting pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 120 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 2019 data (min 120 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
1.44
 
K/9
9.5
 
BB/9
6.6
 
HR/9
2.9
 
Fastball
94.4 mph
 
ERA
7.30
 
WHIP
1.78
 
BABIP
.292
 
GB/FB
0.65
 
Left On Base
73.2%
 
Exit Velocity
87.9 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
10.8%
 
Spin Rate
2429 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
37.8%
 
Swinging Strike
11.1%
 
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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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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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Sent back to minors
PChicago Cubs  AAA
September 9, 2019
Alzolay was optioned to Low-A South Bend on Monday, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.
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Gets called up to majors
PChicago Cubs  AAA
September 2, 2019
The Cubs recalled Alzolay from Triple-A Iowa ahead of Monday's game against the Mariners, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
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Returns to action Saturday
PChicago Cubs  AAA
August 3, 2019
Alzolay (biceps) was activated off the minor-league injured list by Triple-A Iowa and will start Friday, Iowa Cubs broadcaster Alex Cohen reports.
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