2. SP Sandy Alcantara
Sandy Alcantara continues to have a career-year this season sporting a 3.10 ERA with a career-high 185 strikeouts across 188.2 innings pitched. While the right-hander has been phenomenal throughout the 2021 campaign, Alcantara has been dominant this September after posting a strong month of August.
Making three starts so far this month, Alcantara has pitched 23.1 innings in which he has posted a 1.93 ERA with only one walk and 27 strikeouts. Entering his scheduled start on Sunday against the Pirates, Alcantara has only allowed one run across his last 17 innings pitched with only five hits, one walk, and 21 strikeouts.
1. OF Jesus Sanchez
While Alcantara’s month of September so far sticks out, there has arguably been none better than outfielder Jesus Sanchez. After returning to the Miami lineup in mid-August, Sanchez took some time to fully get-going, and in-turn is flashing his big-time power potential so far this month.
Entering play Friday, Sanchez had appeared in 13 games so far this month in which he has slashed .245/.327/.653 with six home runs and 14 RBI’s. When looking back at the Marlins latest road-trip in Atlanta and Washington, Sanchez also homered in four of six games with 10 RBI’s across that span.
Despite the Marlins being out of postseason contention, these five players in particular are excelling so far this September. Is this a sign of what’s to come next season?