Alcántara joined the Springfield Cardinals at the start of 2017. On September 1, 2017, the Cardinals promoted him to the major leagues after he pitched to a 7-5 record and 4.31 ERA in a career-high 125.1 innings.
Alcántara was sent by the Cardinals to the Surprise Saguaros of the Arizona Fall League (AFL) after the season, where he was chosen for the Fall Stars Game.
He completed the AFL season with five games started, a 1-2 record, and a 4.20 ERA while pitching a total of 15 innings.
In exchange for Marcell Ozuna, the Cardinals dealt Alcántara, Magneuris Sierra, Zac Gallen, and Daniel Castano to the Miami Marlins on December 14, 2017.
Alcántara was Miami’s third-best prospect heading into the 2018 season, according to MLB.com. He started the year with the New Orleans Baby Cakes before being summoned back on June 28 by Miami.
On June 29, he started for the Marlins and went five innings, allowing one run on three hits, five walks, and two strikeouts while picking up the victory as Miami defeated the New York Mets 8-2.
Due to an infection in his right axilla, he was put on the 10-day disabled list. On May 19, 2019, Alcántara faced the New York Mets and threw his first career shutout, an 89-pitch, two-hit Maddux.
The only member of the Miami Marlins to be selected for the 2019 Major League Baseball All-Star Game is Alcántara.
He retired to the side after being called upon to pitch the eighth inning. He led the National League in losses and shutouts after finishing the season with a 6-14 record and a 3.88 ERA over 197+13 innings in 32 appearances.
How Tall Is Sandy Alcantara?
Sandy Alcantara’s height is 1.93 m.