Sandy Alcantara Beefs Up For Big Role

Cardinals Organization Report

Sandy Alcantara (Photo by Ed Wolfstein)

ST. LOUIS The significant leap Sandy Alcantara took in 2016—from lithe righthander to power starter, from compelling prospect to Class A star—puts him one small step away from the majors.

The 21-year-old arrived at big league camp as a non-roster invitee with the chance to impress the major league coaches. Some within the organization believe the strapping flame-thrower could be on a trail blazed in recent years by Trevor Rosenthal and Carlos Martinez.

Alcantara is earmarked for the Double-A Springfield rotation and for him, like Rosenthal and Martinez, that means he's on the doorstep of St. Louis.

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