Sandy Alcantara has become a true fantasy ace

Christopher Crawford dissects Miami Marlins SP Sandy Alcantara's torrid start and where he stands among other elite starters.

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CHRISTOPHER CRAWFORD: To quote our good friend Ronald Burgundy, "That escalated quickly." Sandy Alcantara has been a fantasy relevant pitcher for a while now, but he's taken things to a new level in 2022. Here's how you know you're having a good season, when you make two starts over a week, you give up four runs over 15 and 2/3 innings, and your ERA goes up.

With eight innings of two-run baseball on Sunday against the Mets, Alcantara now possesses a 7-2 record with an ERA of 1.72 on the season. And in the month of June, he's gone at least seven frames in all of his starts with an ERA of 0.76. In fact, the last time the 26-year-old didn't go at least seven innings was on May 6th. In this era where going six innings seems like a modern miracle most of the time, that's extra impressive.

If there's a smidgen of concern, it's that Alcantara isn't missing bats at an elite level, and there are fits of control issues from time to time. Calling that nit-picking is an insult to nit-picking. Alcantara is a fantasy ace, and it's not hard to argue that he's the best option in fantasy leagues right now.