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Fish Bites Episode 37: Sandy Alcantara showing complete starter skill set

Top performing Marlins prospects who you need to know and understanding how Sandy Alcantara has taken his game to a new level.

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Ely Sussman has all the key takeaways from the first week of September baseball. Garrett Cooper asserted himself as the Marlins Hitter of the Week (4:45), while Brian Moran and Sandy Alcantara shined on the mound (8:20). Fish Stripes recently unveiled our 2019 Marlins All-Minor League Team (12:00), featuring 20 of the most productive players on the farm this season. The roster is led by Isan Díaz, Sixto Sánchez and Edward Cabrera, but includes plenty of under-the-radar names who deserve your attention. In conclusion, we identify some key adjustments that Alcantara has recently made and what to expect from him moving forward (48:00).

Enjoy Episode 37!

Since the calendar flipped to September, Cooper has accounted for 0.96 Win Probability Added, according to FanGraphs. That ranks fourth among all MLB hitters! It’s a very welcome uptick from his frustrating month of August.

The full All-Minor League team roster—plus honorable mentions—can be viewed here.

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