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Raul Alcantara | Starting Pitcher

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (23) / 12/4/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 180
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Athletics optioned RHP Raul Alcantara to Double-A Midland; re-assigned LHP Daniel Coulombe, C Beau Taylor, SSs Richie Martin and Josh Rodriguez to minor league camp.
Alcantara has just three stars above A-ball, so he needs more time in the minors. Martin was the A's first-round pick last season. Mar 13 - 3:46 PM

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Athletics optioned RHP Raul Alcantara to Double-A Midland.

Alcantara is working his way back from Tommy John surgery. The young righty turned 22 in December.
Sun, Mar 15, 2015 01:06:00 PM

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.
Sun, Apr 13, 2014 11:43:00 AM

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
Tue, Apr 8, 2014 09:32:00 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.
Mon, Mar 10, 2014 11:31:00 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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4Liam Hendriks
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