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Arismendy Alcantara | Outfielder

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (23) / 10/29/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 170
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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Arismendy Alcantara hit a two-run double in Sunday's win over the Brewers.
Alcantara's double in the sixth inning gave the Cubs a lead they wouldn't relinquish. The 22-year-old showed flashes of his potential this season but struggled for much of the year, finishing with a .205/.254/.367 line. Less lauded than some of his Cubs teammates, Alcantara should still be a big part of the future in Chicago. Sep 28 - 6:54 PM

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Arismendy Alcantara launched a three-run homer and drew a walk Saturday against the Dodgers.

Alcantara's seventh-inning blast brought the Cubs within one run before Chris Coghlan put them ahead in the eighth. The 22-year-old has struggled to make contact during his first taste of the big leagues and owns a .214 batting average to go along with a 78/17 K/BB ratio, but he has helped fantasy owners by amassing 10 home runs, 26 RBI, eight stolen bases, and 31 runs scored in 63 games.
Sep 20 - 5:58 PM

Arismendy Alcantara is back in the Cubs' lineup Friday.

Alcantara missed the last two games after spraining his right wrist on Monday. The rookie has hit .212/.261/.363 with nine homers and eight steals over 61 games since being promoted by the Cubs in July.
Sep 19 - 10:56 AM

Arismendy Alcantara (wrist) is out of the Cubs' lineup again Thursday.

Alcantara suffered a right wrist sprain when he slammed into the outfield wall on Monday and will miss his third straight game Thursday, but he plans to hit in the cage and take batting practice. If all goes well, he could play Friday.
Sep 18 - 5:07 PM

Arismendy Alcantara (wrist) is aiming to return to the Cubs' starting lineup on Thursday.

Alcantara suffered a right wrist sprain when he slammed into the outfield wall on Monday and has missed two straight games, but he can throw with no pain and will attempt batting practice on Thursday afternoon. If it goes well, look for him to return.
Sep 17 - 4:59 PM

Arismendy Alcantara (wrist) remained out of the Cubs' lineup Wednesday.

There's no word yet on Alcantara's MRI results, but obviously his right wrist is still not game-ready. The Cubs should have more on the outfielder's status later Wednesday. Ryan Kalish is in center field Wednesday.
Sep 17 - 3:07 PM

Arismendy Alcantara underwent an MRI on his ailing right wrist Tuesday.

The results are not yet known. Alcantara, who was injured during Monday's game when he slammed into the outfield wall, was wearing a brace Tuesday. The Cubs are calling him day-to-day for now.
Source: Cubs.mlb.com
Sep 16 - 9:15 PM

Arismendy Alcantara is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Reds due to right wrist soreness.

Alcantara slammed into the outfield wall on Monday and was wearing a wrap after the game. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Sep 16 - 3:57 PM

Arismendy Alcantara went 2-for-4 with a solo home run against the Pirates on Friday.

It was his first multi-hit game since August 24. With nine homers and seven stolen bases, Alcantara has some enticing skills, but he's batting just .210/.262/.369 through his first 58 games in the majors.
Sep 13 - 12:03 AM

Arismendy Alcantara hit his eighth home run, a two-run shot, in Tuesday's win over the Brewers.

Alcantara's power has come and gone in the first few months of his major league career -- Alcantara hit two homers in his first nine games before hitting just one in his next 31 contests. Now he's back on the upswing, with Tuesday's blast registering as his fifth in his last 10 games. The 22-year-old is batting just .220/.279/.390 despite the power surge.
Sep 2 - 11:33 PM

Arismendy Alcantara blasted his sixth home run of the season as the Cubs topped the Cardinals in St. Louis on Friday.

Alcantara has taken over as the regular center fielder for the Cubs in recent weeks, but has struggled with the bat, slashing just .227/.283/.381 since his recall. There is tremendous offensive potential here though, and the Cubs are content to let him ride it out for the remainder of the season to see what they have. He now has six homers, 18 RBI and seven steals in his 181 at-bats.
Aug 29 - 11:24 PM

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

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