|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||0.00||0.00||.000||0.00||0.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Kelly (Career)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs RHP||33||11||2|| .361|| .667|| .333|
|07/26/2014||Derek Norris, C OAK|
Arismendy Alcantara, 2B CHC
|Khris Davis, LF MIL|
Mark Melancon, RP PIT
Salvador Perez, C KC
|07/26/2014||Daniel Murphy, 2B NYM||Lorenzo Cain, CF KC|
Arismendy Alcantara, 2B CHC
|07/26/2014||Gregory Polanco, RF PIT||Arismendy Alcantara, 2B CHC|
|Last 10 Games|
|Arismendy Alcantara clubs second career HR |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(7/23/14) Cubs rookie infielder/outfielder Arismendy Alcantara hit his second career home run during a 6-0 win Tuesday against the Padres. Alcantara, who went 1 for 4 with a walk, hit a solo home run off Blaine Boyer in the seventh inning.
He is batting .282 with a .326 on-base percentage, .590 slugging percentage and .915 OPS in his first nine games with the Cubs. He also has one triple, two home runs, four doubles, seven RBI, 11 runs and three stolen bases.
|Arismendy Alcantara making move up rankings |
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(7/14/14) Cubs rookie Arismendy Alcantara already extended his stay in the big leagues with his performance filling in for Darwin Barney, who was on paternity leave, and now with him continuing to pile up hits as an everyday player, he's making a move up my rankings.
Granted, it's only five games, and anybody can do anything in a span of five games (that's really not an exaggeration). Alcantara has already struck out five times in those five games, and as I wrote in my latest post to the Fantasy Baseball Today blog, his poor plate discipline will rear its ugly head eventually. Still, his combination of power and speed could make him a significant contributor at the thin shortstop position.
Even with all the unknowns, I'm willing to rank him as high as 17th at the position, ahead of Eugenio Suarez, Jean Segura and Asdrubal Cabrera, among others, and the names just ahead of him aren't so high-end that he couldn't push his way into the top 12 in the weeks ahead. If nothing else, you should add him in leagues that require the use of a middle infielder.
|Arismendy Alcantara likely to play center Saturday |
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
(7/11/14) Cubs manager Rick Renteria said infielder Arismendy Alcantara likely will start in center field Saturday against the Braves, reports WGN. Alcantara was scheduled to play second base and bat leadoff Friday.
Alcantara, who had four hits Thursday, can play second, shortstop or center.
|Arismendy Alcantara picks up four hits Thursday |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(7/10/14) Cubs infielder Arismendy Alcantara picked up four hits Thursday against the Reds.
After striking out in his first at-bat, and hitting a sac fly his second time up, Alcantara quickly turned things around. He doubled in his third plate appearance, singled his fourth time up and clubbed a triple his fifth time at the plate. He would go on to add another single his final time up. Alcantara finished 4 for 5, with two runs scored and three RBI. The strong performance likely played a role in the Cubs keeping Alcantara on the active roster following the game.
|Arismendy Alcantara is living proof of the prophetic ability of good, old-fashioned scouting. Lauded for his tools even while his numbers lagged in the lower levels, the 22-year-old broke through as a legitimate power-speed threat last year -- and at Double-A, no less. So now, he's considered as much a part of the Cubs' future as the higher-regarded (and yes, more talented) Javier Baez. The problem is both play the same position, with a similarly high-end type (Starlin Castro) already entrenched there in the majors. Recognizing the impending logjam, the Cubs shifted Alcantara to second base about halfway through the 2013 season, but a trade could still open the door for him at shortstop, particularly if Baez shifts to third base. And then there's the possibility of him playing sort of a rover role in the vein of Ben Zobrist or Martin Prado, which would only enhance his Fantasy appeal. The hope is Alcantara arrives at some point in 2014 and provides something like Jimmy Rollins or Rafael Furcal numbers somewhere down the line. You could take a flier on him in NL-only leagues, but understand that he still has a few hurdles to clear.
(Updated 1/15/14) |
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|7/26/14||STL||4:05 pm||Shelby Miller|
|7/27/14||STL||2:20 pm||Adam Wainwright|
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