Marlins ace Sandy Alcantara named finalist for Cy Young Award

Miami Marlins starting pitcher Sandy Alcantara throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) (Lynne Sladky, Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

MIAMI – Miami Marlins pitcher Sandy Alcantara just had an amazing MLB season.

He was an All-Star and has been considered by fans and media members alike as one of the favorites for the Cy Young Award.

On Monday, we learned the latter is in fact true.

Alcantara has been named one of three finalists for the annual award that goes to the National League’s best pitcher.

Other finalists are Max Fried of the Atlanta Braves and Julio Urias of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Last season, the 27-year-old Alcantara finished with a 2.28 ERA and led Major League Baseball in complete games, with six, and in innings pitched, with 228 2/3.

His mediocre 14-9 record (in Cy Young terms) is much more impressive when considering the team he played one was one of the worst in baseball, especially during the second half of the season.

No Marlins player has even won the Cy Young Award.

The winner will be announced on Nov. 16.

About the Author:

David Dwork joined the WPLG Local 10 News team in August 2019. Born and raised in Miami-Dade County, David has covered South Florida sports since 2007.