SP - CHC
Adbert Alzolay started the Cubs' season finale against the White Sox, striking out eight over five innings. He scattered two hits and two walks, and the only run came on an Adam Engel solo homer. The Cubs won, 10-8, evening his record to 1-1.
Alzolay has a newfound curveball that is getting a ton of whiffs and called strikes. He finishes 2020 with a 2.95 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, and 29 strikeouts in 21 and 1/3 innings. He will be an interesting late-round dart throw in next year's drafts.
Adbert Alzolay piggy-backed Jose Quintana's start on Tuesday against the Pirates, striking out seven over four innings. He allowed one run on two hits and two walks.
Alzolay's four-seamer and curveball have been dominant this year, so if he can stop throwing his sinker less, he will come at a steep discount in 2021. For now, leave him on the waiver wire in his final outing against the White Sox this weekend.
Adbert Alzolay started Thursday's game against the Reds, giving up three runs over 3 and 2/3 innings. He allowed three hits, two walks, and struck out two. He threw just 48 strikes over 78 pitches in the outing, prompting an early exit. He did not factor into the decision.
Alzolay is having trouble pitching deep into games, so his value is limited as a streamer. He now has a 3.65 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, and 14 strikeouts in 12 and 1/3 innings. If he makes another start, it will be against the Indians at home.
Adbert Alzolay started the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Cardinals, tossing 2 and 2/3 innings. He allowed two runs on two hits and five walks while striking out four. Of his 78 pitches, just 43 of them were strikes. The Cubs lost, 4-2, handing Alzolay his first loss of the season.
Alzolay, despite the shaky outing, will likely stick on the pitching staff. However, he will probably only be a long reliever that will not impact fantasy leagues. For the season, Alzolay has a 2.08 ERA and 1.38 WHIP to go with 12 strikeouts in 8 and 2/3 innings.
Cubs manager David Ross says Adbert Alzolay will start the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Cardinals.
Chicago will then go with a bullpen game for the second affair. Alzolay is certainly on the streaming radar in deeper leagues.