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Arismendy Alcantara | Shortstop

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (22) / 10/29/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 170
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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Cubs prospect 2B/SS Arismendy Alcantara homered on Tuesday for the second straight game for Triple-A Iowa.
After hitting his first home run of the season Monday, Alcantara added to his total Tuesday as part of a 2-for-5 performance that also included a double and two RBI. The 22-year-old middle infielder turned in a breakout campaign last season at Double-A Tennessee, batting .271/.352/.451 with 55 extra-base hits and 31 stolen bases in 133 games. Alcantara is one of several Cubs prospect already fighting for playing time on the team's future infield, but his strong start at Iowa could potentially get him to the major leagues by June. Apr 23 - 11:50 AM

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Cubs prospect 2B Arismendy Alcantara went 3-for-5 with a double and a triple Wednesday at Triple-A Iowa.

Alcantara is hitting .289/.306/.467 with six doubles, a triple, and three stolen bases in his first 13 games in Triple-A. He has not walked enough in the first two weeks and strikes out more than is preferable for a leadoff hitter, but he has the talent to hit .300 in the major leagues while stealing 20-plus bases and hitting 30-plus doubles. With Darwin Barney hitting .120/.290/.120 at the major league level, it looks like Alcantara could get promoted in early June once the "Super Two" deadline has passed.
Apr 17 - 12:04 PM

Cubs prospect INF Arismendy Alcantara was 3-for-3 with his first spring home run on Sunday against the Mets.

Headed into the game, Alcantara, 22, was 0-for-12 in spring games, so his breakout performance on Sunday is certainly encouraging. Last season, the middle infielder batted .271/.352/.451 with 15 home runs and 31 stolen bases at Double-A Tennessee. Alcantara is likely to reach the major leagues at some point during the upcoming season, but keep in mind he has Javier Baez ahead of him on the organizational depth chart.
Mar 17 - 1:06 PM

Cubs purchased the contract of INF Arismendy Alcantara from Double-A Tennessee.

Alcantara had a nice season at Double-A, batting .271/.352/.451 with 15 home runs and 31 stolen bases. Purchasing his contract guarantees he's protected in December's Rule 5 Draft. There's an outside chance Alcantara, 22, could make his major league debut in 2014.
Wed, Nov 20, 2013 06:13:00 PM

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