Dominance at the Top
The Marlins got 10 wins out of Caleb Smith and only six from Sandy Alcantara. By my math, that’s 16 of the team’s 57 victories in 2019. What if the two aces of the rotation approached that win total on their own?
Smith must find the rhythm he had in the first half of 2019 again, but have it carry over to the second half of the season. He must cut down on home runs he surrenders and work on keeping his pitch count down.
Alcantara was 6-14 last year but had some of the most impressive outings as a starter last season. Can the lineup support him with more runs this season? Alcantara could be a Cy Young candidate with the right balance of pitching and support. He is that good and has worked to improve his control and consistency.