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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||500.00||13.00||.234||54.00||61.00||12.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Milwaukee||33||5||1|| .176|| .333|| .152|
|vs Fiers (Career)||2||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs RHP||197||37||7|| .214|| .345|| .188|
|12/24/2014||Raimel Tapia, LF COL|
Arismendy Alcantara, CF CHC
Alexander Reyes, SP STL
Clint Frazier, CF CLE
Michael Taylor, RF WAS
|Matt Kemp, LF SD|
Joey Votto, 1B CIN
|12/24/2014||Ervin Santana, SP MIN||Arismendy Alcantara, CF CHC|
|12/24/2014||Arismendy Alcantara, CF CHC|
Julio Teheran, SP ATL
|Chris Sale, SP CHW|
|Last 10 Games|
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.
Maddon: Third base 'wide open' for Cubs
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(2/20/15) New Cubs manager Joe Maddon met with the media at spring training on Friday and admitted he had no idea who would be playing third base for the team.
Maddon declared the battle for the hot corner wide open.
The competition seems to boil down the three options. Mike Olt played 52 games at third for the Cubs last season. He hit .160 with 12 home runs and 33 RBI. He enters spring training as the likely favorite.
Kris Bryant is the team's third baseman of the future. The second overall pick in the 2013 draft, shot through the farm system in a year and a half. He played 70 games at Triple-A Iowa last season, hitting .295 with 21 home runs and 52 RBI. He hasn't yet made his Major League debut.
Arismendy Alcantara is also an option. The versatile rookie played 48 games in center and 25 at second base last season and has been praised as being capable of playing anywhere on the field. He hit .205 with 10 home runs and 29 RBI.
Trade of Valbuena doesn't mean Cubs are rushing Bryant to the majors
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(1/19/15) Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer said Monday the trade of third baseman Luis Valbuena to Houston and third-base prospect Kris Bryant's roster situation are "totally independent" of each other.
Hoyer added Mike Olt, Tommy La Stella and Arismendy Alcantara could play at third base until Chicago feels Bryant is ready for the majors.
"We are not going to speed up that clock," Hoyer said, per ESPN.
Bryant, who was selected with the No. 2 pick in the 2013 MLB draft, has developed into one of the top prospects in baseball. He hit .325 with 43 home runs and 110 RBI in 138 games in the minors in 2014.
Arismendy Alcantara slugs three-run home run Saturday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(9/20/14) Cubs outfielder Arismendy Alcantara went 1 for 3 with a walk and a three-run home run in his team's 8-7 win over the Dodgers Saturday.
The Cubs were down 7-2 heading into the bottom of the seventh inning, but Alcantara followed up an RBI single earlier in the inning with his three-run blast to bring the Cubs to within one before they took the lead in the eighth. Alcantara has hit .214/.267/.377 with 10 home runs, 26 RBI and eight stolen bases in 252 at-bats.
Arismendy Alcantara fine for Friday
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(9/19/14) Cubs rookie outfielder Arismendy Alcantara has returned to action for the Friday afternoon game against the visiting Dodgers. He had been sidelined since Tuesday with a wrist injury.
Alcantara will try to improve on a stat line of .212/.261/.363.
|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.
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