The Cubs top pitching prospect Adbert Alzolay’s time has finally come. Alzolay will be reportedly called-up from AAA Iowa on Thursday to piggyback Tyler Chatwood against the Mets:
Maddon: Tim Collins DFA’d, prospect Adbert Alzolay will be recalled Thursday. Will back up Chatwood out of bullpen.
— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) June 20, 2019
Alzolay has been lights out this season, posting a 1.93 ERA in his last 5 starts for Iowa. He has struck out 40 and walked only 3 in 28.0 innings during the stretch.
Theo Epstein has highly praised Adbert Alzolay recently and really likes his curveball. You certainly have to like everything about Alzolay and his recent dominant stretch.
There was a chance Alzolay could’ve been the starting pitcher on Thursday, but the Cubs decided on Tyler Chatwood, likely due to the pressure of the situation. It’s probably better off for Alzolay to slowly get acclimated.
Check out some video highlights of Adbert Alzolay’s stuff below: