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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||500.00||13.00||.234||54.00||61.00||12.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Cincinnati||10||2||0|| .200|| .200|| .200|
|vs Marquis (Career)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs RHP||22||2||0|| .231|| .091|| .091|
|12/24/2014||Raimel Tapia, LF COL|
Arismendy Alcantara, 2B CHC
Alex Reyes, SP STL
Clint Frazier, CF CLE
Michael Taylor, RF WAS
|Matt Kemp, RF SD|
Joey Votto, 1B CIN
|12/24/2014||Ervin Santana, SP MIN||Arismendy Alcantara, 2B CHC|
|12/24/2014||Arismendy Alcantara, 2B CHC|
Julio Teheran, SP ATL
|Chris Sale, SP CHW|
|Last 10 Games|
Cubs option Arismendy Alcantara, transfer Mike Olt to 60-day DL
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(4/21/15) The Cubs optioned infielder Arismendy Alcantara to Triple-A Iowa Tuesday while also transferring third baseman Mike Olt to the 60-day disabled list.
Both moves clear 25-man and 40-man roster spots for top prospect Addison Russell, who is set to start at second base and bat ninth in his major-league debut Tuesday.
Alcantara was just 2 for 26 with five walks and one stolen base in 11 games with the Cubs. Olt is recovering from a hairline fracture in his wrist.
Cubs promote infielder Addison Russell
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(4/21/15) The Cubs are calling up shortstop Addison Russell , sources told CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.
Russell was recently moved to second base at Triple-A to help provide the Cubs with more infield depth at second. He is batting .314 with one home run and seven RBI at Triple-A.
The team is expected to demote Arismendy Alcantara, who is batting .077, reports MLB.com.
Cubs' Arismendy Alcantara struggling to make contact
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(4/20/15) Cubs infielder Arismendy Alcantara is just 2 for 26 with 11 strikeouts in the first two weeks of the season.
Alcantara saw significant action at second base and third base over the first 10 days of the season with the team dealing with multiple injuries in the infield, but he came off the bench in each of the team's three games against the Padres this weekend, with Jonathan Herrera drawing the start in each game and Kris Bryant joining the lineup Friday.
Alcantara could still work his way into playing time at second base but will need to start finding a way to make more contact after striking out three times in four at-bats against the Padres.
Cubs' Arismendy Alcantara still looking for first hit
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(4/13/15) Cubs infielder Arismendy Alcantara is still looking for his first hit after opening the season 0 for 12 in his first five games.
Alcantara wasn't in the starting lineup on Opening Night, but he's made four starts at second base since while also making one appearance at third base. Despite his lack of hits, the infielder has drawn five walks, scored four runs and stolen one base.
Cubs' Arismendy Alcantara will play all over the place
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(2/26/15) Cubs utility man Arismendy Alcantara is going to play a lot of positions this season, according to ESPN.
Alcantara saw time in center last season, but the team's trade for Dexter Fowler will alter his role. Alcantara says he's ready for the challenge. "Mentally you have to be ready for that," Alcantara said. "They want me to play second base and the outfield." He's also expected to see some time at third base.
Manager Joe Maddon is glad to have such a versatile player on the team. "When you get a guy like that and you want to give someone a rest, you don't feel like you're losing anything," Joe Maddon said. "And the big attraction there is also in-game. It's like having an extra guy on the bench."
The 23-year-old Alcantara hit .205/.254/.367 over 278 at-bats last year.
First run of waivers: Devon Travis, Zach McAllister fetch a pretty penny
Don't think spring performance matters in Fantasy? Judging by some of the waiver claims in his leagues this weekend, Scott White begs to differ.
The fallout from Javier Baez's demotion
Just a few weeks ago, the Cubs' slugging shortstop was looking like a solid fallback option in Fantasy drafts, but owners now have to adjust to a new reality. Our Al Melchior talks about the Cubs' young talent.
Spring Observation: Busy weekend for Ryan Braun, Arismendy Alcantara
Scott White tries his best to narrow down an eventful weekend to the most pertinent item for Fantasy owners, including Justin Verlander's struggles, Ryan Braun's turnaround and Michael Taylor's two-homer day.
2015 MLB team preview: Chicago Cubs
The Cubs enter the 2015 season with their highest expectations in a while. Will the roster be enough to make the playoffs for the first time since 2008?
2015 Draft Prep: Spring position battles
From Rusney Castillo and Mookie Betts to an interesting Blue Jays rotation question, spring training always provides interesting position battles. Our Scott White takes a look at those most pressing in Fantasy.
|2014 summary: Having apparently little left to prove in the Pacific Coast League, 22-year-old Arismendy Alcantara made his big league debut on July 9, and he maintained a presence in the Cubs' lineup for the rest of the season. Alcantara started off well enough, hitting .282 with two home runs and three stolen bases in his first nine games, but he didn't produce much the rest of the way. In his final 61 games, Alcantara struck out in more than one-third of his at-bats, batted .192 and was caught in half of his 10 stolen base attempts. Power was a mild bright spot, as he hit eight home runs over 239 at-bats during that stretch.|
Playing time status: Unless he plays his way out of a regular job, look for Alcantara to start regularly as the Cubs' center fielder. He can also fill in at second base if Javier Baez needs more time in the minors.
2015 outlook: Alcantara came out of the minors looking like a well-rounded Fantasy threat who could hit for average and power as well as steal bases, but he has work to do in all of those areas. Cutting back on strikeouts would go a long way towards improving his all-around production, but until he shows can do that against big league pitching, it's best to save Alcantara until the later rounds in standard mixed league drafts.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|4/25/15||@ CIN||1:10 pm||Anthony DeSclafani|
|4/26/15||@ CIN||1:10 pm||Jason Marquis|
|4/27/15||PIT||8:05 pm||Vance Worley|
|4/28/15||PIT||8:05 pm||Jeff Locke|
|4/29/15||PIT||8:05 pm||Gerrit Cole|
|5/1/15||MIL||2:20 pm||Wily Peralta|
|5/2/15||MIL||2:20 pm||Mike Fiers|