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Raul Alcantara | Starting Pitcher

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (22) / 12/4/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 180
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Athletics prospect right-handed pitcher Raul Alcantara was dominant in his second start for Double-A Midland, striking out seven while allowing five hits, one walk, and one hit batsman in 6 2/3 innings.
Alcantara got 12 ground balls and two popups to go with four fly balls, while preventing any line drives. Alcantara, who is the 5th youngest player in the Double-A Texas League, seems to be taking another step forward in 2014. Apr 13 - 11:43 AM

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Athletics right-handed pitching prospect Raul Alcantara allowed only one run as he pitched eight innings in his Double-A debut.

Alcantara was acquired from the Red Sox in the 2011 trade that sent Andrew Bailey to the Boston. After struggling with a 5.08 ERA in the Low-A Midwest League in 2012, he put up a combined 3.11 ERA across 156 1/3 innings between Low-A and High-A. He will never be a high strikeout pitcher, but he walks very few batters. His fastball sits between 92-94, which he couples with a fading change-up and an average slider. Alcantara has the potential to be a solid #3 pitcher, and he could be in Oakland during 2014
Apr 8 - 9:32 AM

Athletics optioned RHP Raul Alcantara to Double-A Midland.

The A's added Alcantara to the 40-man roster in November after he posted a 3.11 ERA and 124/24 K/BB ratio over 156 1/3 innings last season between Class A Beloit and High-A Stockton. He's arguably the team's best pitching prospect at this point.
Mar 10 - 11:31 AM

Athletics purchased the contract of RHP Raul Alcantara from High-A Stockton.

Alcantara, who turns 21 next month, had a promising 3.11 ERA and 124/24 K/BB ratio over 156 1/3 innings this past season between Class A Beloit and High-A Stockton. He was acquired from the Red Sox in Andrew Bailey deal two offseasons ago.
Wed, Nov 20, 2013 01:50:00 PM

Athletics acquired RHP Raul Alcantara, 3B Miles Head and OF Josh Reddick from the Red Sox for RHP Andrew Bailey and OF Ryan Sweeney.

Alcantara, a 19-year-old from the Dominican Republic, posted a 2.20 ERA and 50/12 K/BB ratio in 65 1/3 innings this past season between rookie ball and Single-A. The right-hander has some promise, but he's still developing and probably won't be on the radar for a major league job until the 2014 season.
Wed, Dec 28, 2011 05:17:00 PM

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C1John Jaso
2Josh Phegley
1B1Ike Davis
2Mark Canha
2B1Eric Sogard
2Nick Punto
SS1Marcus Semien
2Andy Parrino
3Tyler Ladendorf
3B1Brett Lawrie
2Renato Nunez
3Alden Carrithers
LF1Stephen Vogt
2Sam Fuld
CF1Coco Crisp
2Craig Gentry
3Billy Burns
RF1Josh Reddick
DH1Billy Butler
2John Jaso
3Nate Freiman
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4Jesse Chavez
5Drew Pomeranz
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7Sean Nolin
8Jarrod Parker
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2Ryan Cook
3Eric O'Flaherty
4Dan Otero
5R.J. Alvarez
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7Evan Scribner
8Drew Pomeranz
9Eury de la Rosa
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