Adbert Alzolay

RP · Chicago Cubs

Bats R Throws R
Height 6'1" Weight 208
DOB 1995-03-01 Age 29.2
Hometown Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela
2024 Fantasy Rankings

NFBC ADP (15-team): 10.06, 141st

Season Projections

Draft Buddy304.05663.03326036918559427253.571.16
THE BAT317.45763.12229046619589431294.121.21

ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Draft Buddy projections by Mike MacGregor. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.

Fantasy Baseball News Last 90 Days

  • Cubs’ Adbert Alzolay Shut Down For At Least Two More Weeks

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    Cubs righty Adbert Alzolay has been on the injured list since May 13 due to a flexor strain, and it seems a return in the near future isn't likely. Manager Craig Counsell told the team's beat yesterday that Alzolay, who recently received a second opinion on the injury, will be shut down entirely for at...

    May 23 · MLB Trade Rumors Closers Chicago Cubs Adbert Alzolay
  • Cubs Shut Down Adbert Alzolay For Two Weeks

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    Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Adbert Alzolay (forearm) will be shut down from throwing for at least two weeks, manager Craig Counsell said on Wednesday. No surprise here, as Alzolay has gone for a second opinion on his strained right flexor. The Cubs will follow a conservative treatment plan for the 29-year-old right-hander, and while surgery is not off the table, they'll know more after his down time. After posting a poor 4.67 ERA with 13 strikeouts, six walks, and six home runs allowed in 18 games over 17 1/3 innings out of Chicago's bullpen this year and getting removed from the closer's role, Alzolay looks like a drop in shallow fantasy leagues and a weak stash in deeper formats. Hector Neris owns a 2.50 ERA with six saves across 18 frames and is the current favorite for ninth-inning work in the Windy City.

    May 22 · Source via Closers Chicago Cubs Adbert Alzolay
  • Adbert Alzolay Going For Second Opinion

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    Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Adbert Alzolay (forearm) is getting a second opinion on his strained right flexor. That's something you never want to hear, as it further clouds Alzolay's return timetable from the injury. In 18 games this year, the 29-year-old right-hander held a disappointing 4.67 ERA with 13 strikeouts, six walks, and six home runs allowed over 17 1/3 innings from the Cubs' bullpen before manager Craig Counsell had to remove him from the closer's role. Consider Alzolay out indefinitely until more is known. This should solidify Hector Neris' standing as Chicago's primary closer for the foreseeable future, though. Neris has a 2.65 ERA through 17 frames, but a 4.85 FIP, 1.64 WHIP, and 15:14 K:BB can't help but feel highly concerning.

    May 21 · Source via Closers Chicago Cubs Adbert Alzolay
  • Adbert Alzolay Placed On Injured List

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    Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Adbert Alzolay (forearm) has been placed on the 15-day injured list on Monday. The right-hander has struggled to open the season, so hopefully some time off will help him get back on track. Alzolay opened the season as the closer but quickly lost that job have blowing multiple save chances. In a corresponding move, right-hander Jose Cuas has been recalled from Triple-A Iowa. Cuas figures to pitch in low leverage spots, so Hector Neris should continue to be the primary closer.

    May 13 · Source via Closers Chicago Cubs Adbert Alzolay Jose Cuas Hector Neris
  • Adbert Alzolay Blows Fourth Save

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    Chicago Cubs closer Adbert Alzolay blew his fourth save of the season and took the loss on Saturday in a 3-2 defeat by the Marlins in Game 1 of their doubleheader. Alzolay allowed a single to Luis Arraez and then a two-run go-ahead home run to Bryan De La Cruz before retiring the final two batters in the inning. It has been a rollercoaster ride for the 29-year-old, as he's collected three saves to along with the four he's blown, allowing five earned runs on 10 hits and four walks while striking out nine over 10 IP. The righty's ERA now stands at 4.50 and WHIP at 1.40. Fellow reliever Hector Neris recorded the save in Game 2 and could earn more opportunities if Alzolay continues to falter, although Neris' numbers so far this season don't exactly inspire confidence either, with a 3.86 ERA and a whopping 1.86 WHIP in seven innings pitched.

    Apr 21 · Source via Closers Chicago Cubs Adbert Alzolay
  • Adbert Alzolay Records Third Save

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    Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Adbert Alzolay was called upon to hold a one-run lead against the Seattle Mariners on Sunday. The right-hander struck out the first two batters he faced before allowing a single to Cal Raleigh. The Mariners decided to use Julio Rodriguez as a pinch-runner in this spot. Unfortunately for the Mariners, Rodriguez was picked off first base to end the ballgame. Alzolay has a 2.35 ERA and a 9/1 K/BB in 7 2/3 innings this season.

    Apr 14 · Source via Closers Chicago Cubs Adbert Alzolay
  • Adbert Alzolay Records Save

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    Adbert Alzolay recorded his second save of the season on Saturday as the Chicago Cubs beat the Seattle Mariners 3-1. Alzolay entered the game in the bottom of the ninth and got Dylan Moore to ground out to lead off the inning, before getting Dominic Canzone to fly out. After Cal Raleigh had a single, Alzolay struck out JP Crawford to end the game and get his second save of the season. The right-hander is now 1-1 with a 2.70 ERA this season, while 2-for-4 on save opportunities.

    Apr 14 · Source via Closers Chicago Cubs Adbert Alzolay
  • Adbert Alzolay Notches First Save

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    Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Adbert Alzolay was handed the ball with a two-run lead against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday. The right-hander gave up two singles to begin the inning. Luckily for fantasy managers, Alzolay was able to retire the next three batters and record his first save of the season. He's allowed one run in four innings this season and should be rostered in most fantasy formats where saves matter.

    Apr 5 · Source via Closers Chicago Cubs Adbert Alzolay
  • Adbert Alzolay Bounces Back With Win

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    Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Adbert Alzolay picked up the win during Wednesday's 9-8 victory over the Colorado Rockies, throwing a scoreless ninth inning on one hit with two strikeouts to close out the victory. Although Alzolay was granted a win in the box score following the game on a technicality, fantasy managers are just glad he rebounded from blowing an Opening Day save in the walk-off loss to the Texas Rangers last Thursday. There were murmurs during spring training that manager Craig Counsell would let Chicago's bullpen hierarchy play out organically rather than assign roles himself, but setup man Hector Neris has struggled to a 6.75 ERA and 2.25 WHIP across his first three appearances. Alzolay, on the other hand, has given up just one run with four punchouts over his first three innings and is quite clearly first in line for the Cubs' save chances going forward.

    Apr 4 · Source via Closers Chicago Cubs Adbert Alzolay
  • Craig Counsell Not Committing To Any Bullpen Roles

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    Chicago Cubs manager Craig Counsell isn't committing to a specific closer to open his first season with the club in 2024. There are high-leverage arms in Chicago's bullpen, but Counsell isn't ready to give out defined roles this spring among names like Adbert Alzolay, Julian Merryweather, Mark Leiter Jr. and Hector Neris. The best bet for both the Cubs and fantasy managers to serve as the primary closer in 2024 is Alzolay, who posted a strong 2.67 ERA (3.02 FIP), a 1.12 WHIP, a career-high 22 saves, 13 walks and 67 strikeouts in 64 innings out of the bullpen in 2023 in his fifth season with the Cubbies. However, he'll more be more of a No. 2 closer in fantasy with Counsell having other options late in games that he can be flexible with.

    Mar 15 · Source via Closers Chicago Cubs Adbert Alzolay Mark Leiter Julian Merryweather Hector Neris
  • Adbert Alzolay Sharp In Spring Outings

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    Chicago Cubs closer Adbert Alzolay has made two Cactus League appearances this spring, allowing no runs with two strikeouts in two innings pitched. The 29-year-old emerged as a fantasy asset last season, earning 22 saves with a 2.67 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, and 26.5% strikeout rate. The Cubs did sign Hector Neris this off-season and he brings closer experience with him. However, it seems that Alzolay will have a shot to continue his role as closer to start the 2024 season, particularly if he pitches well this spring. Fantasy managers should monitor both Alzolay and Neris over the next couple of weeks.

    Mar 6 · Source via Closers Chicago Cubs Adbert Alzolay
  • Pitching Stats

    2024 ATC315.65764.43327037018579428263.511.15
    2024 Draft Buddy304.05663.03326036918559427253.571.16
    2024 Steamer334.96767.04329047319608329273.651.18
    2024 THE BAT317.45763.12229046619589431294.121.21
    2024 Zeile313.05763.9332714691857000263.551.14

    Historic stats obtained free of charge from and are copyrighted by Retrosheet. ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Draft Buddy projections by Mike MacGregor. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.


    7at PIT, vs SD12.344.10010022310212.081.15
    6vs MIL, at NYM-10.721.102010106106320.254.50
    5vs HOU0.710.20000100001000.000.00
    4vs MIA, at ARI-3.733.10102013320338.101.80
    3at SEA, at SD16.743.20121050310112.450.82
    2vs LAD, vs COL21.022.01010020300000.001.50
    1at TEX3.022.00001021110114.501.00


    27at MIL2.011.00000011000000.001.00
    24vs ARI3.022.00000012200000.002.00
    23at CIN, vs MIL16.032.31112031311226.001.33
    22at PIT, at DET26.332.10030031100100.000.86
    21vs KC, vs CWS15.033.00020010501339.001.67
    20at TOR, at NYM20.033.00020031100000.000.67
    19vs ATL, vs CIN18.333.10020030310225.400.90
    18at STL, at CWS28.333.10030040200000.000.60
    17vs STL, vs WAS21.033.00020041301000.001.33
    16vs BOS-0.310.200000102102227.003.00
    15at NYY, at MIL29.344.10031060502224.151.15
    14vs CLE-4.011.00100010200219.002.00
    13at STL, at PIT5.022.00000030102000.000.50
    12vs BAL, vs PIT12.022.00010032100000.001.50
    11at SF, at LAA12.022.00010030100000.000.50
    10at SD, vs TB16.034.00010150200000.000.50
    9vs CIN0.310.10000000000000.000.00
    8at PHI, at HOU-1.033.00100030610226.002.00
    7at MIN3.012.00000111000001.420.95
    6vs MIA, at WAS0.734.20210000400316.001.67
    5at MIA, vs SD7.442.40000250200112.250.50
    4vs LAD4.022.00000021200005.061.69
    3at LAD, vs SEA6.033.30000332200112.350.91
    2at CIN15.712.21000050210223.861.07
    1vs MIL5.012.00000030000002.250.50


    May 12at PITW 5-47.01.00010001110219.002.00
    May 10at PITW 7-23.01.00000020100000.001.00
    May 8vs SDL 0-31.31.10000000000000.000.00
    May 6vs SDL 3-61.01.00000001100000.002.00
    May 3vs MILL 1-3-6.70.101010104003381.0012.00
    Apr 30at NYML 2-4-4.01.00100000210300.002.00
    Apr 24vs HOUW 4-30.70.20000100001000.000.00
    Apr 21vs MIAL 3-62.01.00000010000000.000.00
    Apr 20vs MIAL 2-3-5.71.101010012102213.502.25
    Apr 16at ARIL 11-120.01.00001002110119.003.00
    Apr 14at SEAW 3-210.01.00010020100000.001.00
    Apr 13at SEAW 4-19.01.00010010100000.001.00
    Apr 9at SDW 5-12.01.00000010000000.000.00
    Apr 8at SDL 8-9-4.30.201010101101113.501.50
    Apr 5vs LADW 9-78.01.00010000200000.002.00
    Apr 3vs COLW 9-813.01.01000020100000.001.00
    Mar 31at TEXW 9-53.01.00000020000000.000.00
    Mar 28at TEXL 3-40.01.00001001110119.002.00


    Sep 29at MILL 3-42.01.00000011000000.001.00
    Sep 9vs ARIL 2-31.01.00000002100000.003.00
    Sep 8vs ARIL 0-12.01.00000010100000.001.00
    Sep 1at CINL 2-3-4.30.201010203102227.004.50
    Aug 30vs MILW 3-211.31.11001001001000.000.75
    Aug 29vs MILW 1-09.01.00010010000000.000.00
    Aug 26at PITW 10-68.30.10010010000000.000.00
    Aug 24at PITW 5-48.01.00010000000100.000.00
    Aug 23at DETW 6-410.01.00010021100000.002.00
    Aug 20vs KCW 4-36.01.000100002012218.002.00
    Aug 19vs KCW 6-49.01.00010010100000.001.00
    Aug 15vs CWSL 3-50.01.00000000200119.002.00
    Aug 12at TORW 5-49.01.00010010000000.000.00
    Aug 11at TORW 6-23.01.00000021000000.001.00
    Aug 8at NYMW 3-28.01.00010000100000.001.00
    Aug 6vs ATLW 6-49.01.00010010100000.001.00
    Aug 5vs ATLW 8-6-1.01.000000002102218.002.00
    Aug 3vs CINW 5-310.31.10010020000000.000.00
    Jul 28at STLW 3-29.31.10010010200000.001.50
    Jul 26at CWSW 10-78.01.00010000000000.000.00
    Jul 25at CWSW 7-311.01.00010030000000.000.00
    Jul 22vs STLW 8-610.01.00010020100000.001.00
    Jul 21vs STLW 4-38.01.00010000001000.000.00
    Jul 18vs WASW 17-33.01.00000021200000.003.00
    Jul 16vs BOSL 5-11-0.30.200000102102227.003.00
    Jul 9at NYYW 7-48.01.00010000000000.000.00
    Jul 7at NYYW 3-09.01.00010010100000.001.00
    Jul 5at MILW 4-310.01.00010020000000.000.00
    Jul 4at MILW 7-62.31.100010304022213.503.00
    Jul 2vs CLEL 6-8-4.01.00100010200219.002.00
    Jun 25at STLL 5-73.01.00000020102000.001.00
    Jun 20at PITW 4-02.01.00000010000000.000.00
    Jun 17vs BALW 3-210.01.00010021000000.001.00
    Jun 14vs PITW 10-62.01.00000011100000.002.00
    Jun 9at SFW 3-210.01.00010020000000.000.00
    Jun 8at LAAL 1-32.01.00000010100000.001.00
    Jun 2at SDW 2-12.01.00000110000000.000.00
    May 31vs TBL 3-41.01.00000000200000.002.00
    May 30vs TBW 2-113.02.00010040000000.000.00
    May 26vs CINL 0-90.30.10000000000000.000.00
    May 21at PHIL 1-2-5.01.001000103102218.003.00
    May 17at HOUL 6-72.01.00000010200000.002.00
    May 15at HOUL 4-62.01.00000010100000.001.00
    May 12at MINW 6-23.02.00000111000000.000.50
    May 7vs MIAL 4-5-2.03.00100000100200.000.33
    May 6vs MIAW 4-28.01.00010000000000.000.00
    May 3at WASL 1-2-5.30.201000003001113.504.50
    Apr 30at MIAL 3-41.70.20000010000000.000.00
    Apr 29at MIAL 6-73.01.00000020000000.000.00
    Apr 26vs SDL 3-50.01.00000100200119.002.00
    Apr 25vs SDW 6-02.70.20000120000000.000.00
    Apr 22vs LADL 4-92.01.00000011000000.001.00
    Apr 20vs LADL 2-62.01.00000010200000.002.00
    Apr 16at LADW 3-21.70.200001222001113.506.00
    Apr 11vs SEAW 14-93.02.00000110000000.000.00
    Apr 10vs SEAW 3-21.31.10000100000000.000.00
    Apr 4at CINW 12-515.72.21000050210226.750.75
    Apr 2vs MILL 5-95.02.00000030000000.000.00
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