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Arismendy Alcantara | Outfielder

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (22) / 10/29/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 170
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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Arismendy Alcantara went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's win against the Reds.
Alcantara padded the Cubs' lead to 3-0 with his two-run, seventh-inning blast off of Johnny Cueto. The center fielder has hit well lately, batting 8-for-20 with a pair of home runs over his last five games. In 187 plate appearances this season, the 22-year-old is slashing .228/.285/.374 with 16 RBI. Aug 26 - 10:51 PM

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Arismendy Alcantara went 2-for-3 with a home run and a stolen base in the Cubs' 2-1 win over the Orioles on Sunday.

Alcantara has struggled for much of August, but he's showed signs of life in recent days. The outfielder hit a solo home run, his fourth of the year, in the fifth inning. He also singled and stole his seventh base of the season. Despite his ability to fill the stat sheet, Alcantara is hitting just .228/.286/.359 overall.
Aug 24 - 5:45 PM

Arismendy Alcantara went 2-for-3 with an RBI, run scored and stolen base against the Brewers on Tuesday.

Alcantara drove in a run with a single in the fourth inning after stealing a base and scoring in the second. The stolen base was his fifth in eight attempts this season. The 22-year-old started strong but has tailed off to a .231/.299/.380 line through 29 games. His combination of speed and pop makes him an intriguing long-term player, but he appears to be going through some growing pains this year.
Aug 12 - 10:44 PM

Arismendy Alcantara went 3-for-6 with an RBI double as the Cubs' leadoff man Saturday.

Alcantara's average was all of the way down to .237 after an 0-for-5 on Friday. The three-hit game tonight was his first since he had four hits July 10 in his second day in the majors.
Aug 3 - 1:52 AM

Arismendy Alcantara went 2-for-5 with a stolen base and a run scored as the Cubs were trampled by the Padres 13-3 on Thursday.

Alcantara, who has split his time between second base and center field, enjoyed his fourth multi-hit game out of only 11 thus far to begin his major league career. The talented 22-year-old is slashing .277/.327/.532 with two home runs, seven RBI, and four stolen bases in 52 plate appearances.
Jul 24 - 11:55 PM

Arismendy Alcantara hit his second home run of the season in a win over the Padres on Tuesday.

Alcantara and Anthony Rizzo went back-to-back off Padres reliever Blaine Boyer in the seventh inning. It was Alcantara's only hit in four at-bats on the night. The 22-year-old, who has split time between second base and center field thus far in his big league career, is hitting .282/.326/.590 through his first nine games and has found different ways to contribute in nearly every game. He's an exciting talent, and with the Cubs designating Darwin Barney for assignment Tuesday, he appears to be in Chicago to stay.
Jul 22 - 10:52 PM

Arismendy Alcantara went 2-for-5 with his first career home run in Sunday's loss to the Braves.

Alcantara also doubled in the game, driving in two with his homer against Julio Teheran in the sixth inning. The 22-year-old has been impressive in his first five games with the Cubs, batting .391 (9-for-23) with three doubles, a triple, a stolen base, five RBI and six runs scored. His promotion was supposed to be a short-lived stint while Darwin Barney was away on paternity leave, but he's certainly forcing Cubs brass to reconsider that idea with his play to this point.
Jul 13 - 7:43 PM

Arismendy Alcantara went 2-for-5 with two runs scored Saturday in the Cubs' loss to the Braves.

Alcantara doubled in the first inning and then singled in the fifth. He's now 7-for-18 (.389) at the major league level and appears ready to take over as the Cubs' starting second baseman for good. The 22-year-old is worth grabbing in all mixed fantasy leagues.
Jul 12 - 7:22 PM

Arismendy Alcantara will remain with the Cubs for now.

The plan had been to send him down prior to Friday's game when Darwin Barney returned from paternity leave, but Alcantara evidently changed the Cubs' mind after going 4-for-5 with a triple, a double and three RBI Thursday. The 22-year-old isn't guaranteed anything going forward, but he should see plenty of playing time while he's up.
Jul 10 - 6:06 PM

Arismendy Alcantara went 4-for-5 with a triple, a double and three RBI as the Cubs beat the Reds 6-4 in 12 innings on Thursday.

Needing a homer for the cycle, Alcantara instead settled for an infield single in the 12th. He and Starlin Castro came around to score when Skip Schumaker couldn't grab Luis Valbuena's shot to the wall in right. Valbuena tried to turn it into an inside-the-park homer, only to get cut down at home plate (the appeal on whether Devin Mesoraco blocked the plate was denied). It was Alcantara who was the star, though. He had as many RBI today as Darwin Barney did in his last 24 games combined. The Cubs have indicated that Alcantara would return to Triple-A when Barney returned from the paternity list, but Alcantara is their best option at second base right now.
Jul 10 - 5:13 PM

Cubs recalled INF/OF Arismendy Alcantara from Triple-A Iowa.

Alcantara will get a cup of coffee with the big club while Darwin Barney is on paternity leave. The 22-year-old is batting .307/.353/.537 with 10 homers, 41 RBI and 21 stolen bases at Triple-A Iowa this season. He's worth a short-term pick-up in redraft leagues.
Jul 9 - 8:41 AM

Jesse Rogers of ESPNChicago.com reports that the Cubs will call up second base prospect Arismendy Alcantara on Wednesday.

He's replacing Darwin Barney, who went on paternity leave. While it will be nice to get a look at Alcantara, he's expected to be sent back down on Friday when Barney returns. Alcantara entered play Tuesday batting .308/.354/.538 with 10 homers, 41 RBI and 21 stolen bases at Triple-A Iowa.
Jul 8 - 11:59 PM

Cubs VP of scouting and player development Jason McLeod said Monday that the front office has been impressed with prospect infielder/outfielder Arismendy Alcantara.

Alcantara, 22, is batting .305/.347/.543 with 42 extra-base hits (including 10 home runs) and 18 stolen bases through 80 games this season with Triple-A Iowa. He was recently named as the Pacific Coast League Player of the Week, so he continues to build momentum toward a promotion in the near future. "He's certainly making himself noticed," said McLeod. "He's making the front office and the major league coaching staff take notice of what he's doing. Guys are talking about him." Interestingly, Alcantara has played some center field for the first time in his pro career in recent days, which is an indication of where the Cubs could play him when he reaches the majors. He also has extensive experience at second base. Either way, he should be on your radar in deeper mixed leagues.
Source: ESPN Chicago
Jul 1 - 11:49 AM

Cubs second base prospect Arismendy Alcantara went 2-for-4 with two home runs on Friday for Triple-A Iowa.

He is hitting .286/.323/.551 for the season, and has been walking more and striking out less as of late, with seven walks and nine strikeouts in his past 15 games. He still has 47 strikeouts and 11 walks in 50 games, so the decrease in strikeouts and increase in walks is a welcome improved result.
May 31 - 9:00 AM

Cubs prospect 2B/SS Arismendy Alcantara reached base five times on Saturday, as he was 4-for-4 with a double, triple and walk for Triple-A Iowa.

The 22-year-old also scored four runs, tallied two RBI and stole his 10th base of the season. Alcantara's performance this season at Iowa has been up and down, but the switch-hitting middle infielder still owns a solid .281/.321/.520 batting line through 46 games to go along with 25 extra-base hits and 25 RBI. His 46/11 strikeout-to-walk ratio during that span certainly leaves something to be desired, but it's more important for Alcantara to improve his walk rate moving forward rather than try to trim some of the swing-and-miss from his game.
May 27 - 11:31 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Welington Castillo
2John Baker
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Javier Baez
2Logan Watkins
SS1Starlin Castro
2Chris Valaika
3B1Luis Valbuena
LF1Chris Coghlan
CF1Arismendy Alcantara
2Ryan Sweeney
3Matt Szczur
RF1Jorge Soler
2Justin Ruggiano
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jake Arrieta
2Travis Wood
3Edwin Jackson
4Kyle Hendricks
5Tsuyoshi Wada
6Jacob Turner
7Felix Doubront
8James McDonald
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Hector Rondon
2Neil Ramirez
3Pedro Strop
4Justin Grimm
5Wesley Wright
6Carlos Villanueva
7Kyuji Fujikawa
8Zach Rosscup