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Ranking the 10 best players in the National League East

Aug 3, 2022; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso (20) is
Aug 3, 2022; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso (20) is / Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports
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6) Best players in the NL East: Sandy Alcantara

Sandy Alcantara has been good for years. He had an ERA slightly below 4.00 in 2019 but he threw 197.1 innings for Miami. Last season he was outstanding, posting a 3.19 ERA in a league leading 33 starts and 205.2 innings pitched. He was fourth in the league in innings pitched, just 7.2 innings behind the leader Zack Wheeler.

For some reason, despite the low ERA, high innings count, and a very solid 8.8 K/9, Alcantara didn't receive a single Cy Young vote.

This season, Alcantara will most definitely receive Cy Young votes. He might even win the award. The right hander has gone 12-8 with a 2.43 ERA in 29 starts. He has 22.1 more innings pitched than any other starting pitcher in all of baseball.

The 27 year old has gone at least five innings in all but two of his starts. He's gone at least seven innings 19 times in his 29 starts. He has four complete games, only Framber Valdez has three and only Aaron Nola has two.

Alcantara ranks second in the National League in ERA, and second in ERA+. His 7.0 bWAR leads the NL for pitchers and ranks third overall. He's had a monster year for a struggling Marlins team.

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