Biographical

Portrait of Arismendy Alcantara

Arismendy Alcantara SSCubs

Cubs Player Cards | Cubs Team Audit | Cubs Depth Chart

2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 22)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
Subscribe today for access to projection data!
Birth Date10-29-1991
Height5' 10"
Weight170 lbs
Age22 years, 10 months, 17 days
BatsB
ThrowsR
2010
2011
2012
2013
-0.12014
+proj
WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2014 CHN 22 60 262 242 28 51 8 1 9 88 15 75 2 2 1 22 8 4 .211 .261 .364 .233 0.6 -1.5 -0.1
Career6026224228518198815752212284.211.261.364.2330.6-1.5-0.1

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2010 BOI A- 59 235 .267 .250 .333 .349 .259 .355 102 1.7 6.7 0.6 -6.4 1.3 11.2 0.5 11.2 0.5
2011 PEO A 99 390 .257 .250 .320 .364 .262 .337 92 -1.4 11.3 2.6 -0.2 0.1 10.4 1.0 10.4 1.0
2011 LIC Wnt 4 11 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .571 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 DAY A+ 85 359 .278 .255 .325 .374 .248 .347 107 7 10.7 4.3 -3.9 4.1 25.5 2.1 25.5 2.1
2012 LIC Wnt 23 20 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 TEN AA 133 571 .287 .244 .317 .367 .255 .332 104 15.4 15.5 2.5 4.0 5.2 35.5 4.2 35.5 4.2
2014 CHN MLB 60 262 .233 .245 .309 .376 .256 .263 97 -6.7 6.8 0.3 -1.5 0.5 0.6 -0.1 0.6 -0.1
2014 IOW AAA 89 366 .300 .270 .335 .417 .265 .380 95 16.5 11.0 0 -3.2 3.8 29.3 2.6 29.3 2.6

Statistics For All Levels

Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2010 BOI A- 235 29 62 5 6 3 24 10 53 7 3 .283 .313 .402 .119 .267 11.2 -6.4 0.5
2011 LIC Wnt 11 0 4 1 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 .400 .455 .500 .100 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 PEO A 390 45 100 14 5 2 37 16 76 8 8 .271 .303 .352 .081 .257 10.4 -0.2 1.0
2012 DAY A+ 359 47 100 13 7 7 51 19 61 25 4 .302 .339 .447 .145 .278 25.5 -3.9 2.1
2012 LIC Wnt 20 9 4 1 0 1 1 4 2 0 0 .333 .500 .667 .333 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 TEN AA 571 69 134 36 4 15 69 62 125 31 6 .271 .352 .451 .180 .287 35.5 4.0 4.2
2014 IOW AAA 366 62 103 25 11 10 41 25 83 21 3 .307 .353 .537 .230 .300 29.3 -3.2 2.6
2014 CHN MLB 262 28 51 8 1 9 22 15 75 8 4 .211 .261 .364 .153 .233 0.6 -1.5 -0.1

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2014 1009 0.4906 0.4390 0.7201 0.5596 0.3230 0.8231 0.5482 0.2754
Career10090.49060.4390.72010.55960.3230.82310.54820.2754

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2012-07-12 - Minors - - - Foot Fracture - -
2011-08-20 2011-09-01 Minors 12 12 - Ankle Sprain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Contract selected by Chicago Cubs 11/20/13. Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/3/14.
  • Signed by Chicago Cubs 11/3/08 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic.

The rest of this card is restricted to Baseball Prospectus Subscribers.

Not a subscriber? Click here for a free card so you can see what's missing.

Click here for more information on Baseball Prospectus subscriptions or use the buttons to the right to subscribe and get instant access to the best baseball content on the web.

Cancel anytime.


That's a 33% savings over the monthly price!


That's a 33% savings over the monthly price!

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv

BP Annual Player Comments

The rest of this card is restricted to Baseball Prospectus Subscribers.

Not a subscriber? Click here for a free card so you can see what's missing.

Click here for more information on Baseball Prospectus subscriptions or use the buttons to the right to subscribe and get instant access to the best baseball content on the web.

Cancel anytime.


That's a 33% savings over the monthly price!


That's a 33% savings over the monthly price!

BP Articles

Arismendy Alcantara is referenced in the following articles.

BP Premium requires BP Premium access to view, BP Fantasy requires BP Premium or BP Fantasy access to view

  Title Author Date
Daily League Strategy: Kole PoweredPaul Sporer2014-09-09
This article requires BP Premium accessRaising Aces: Cub Replacement LevelDoug Thorburn2014-09-05
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: September 2, 2014Chris Mosch2014-09-02
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessInterleague Report: Week 23Jeff Quinton2014-09-02
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: August 27, 2014Daniel Rathman2014-08-27
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Call-Up: Jorge SolerMauricio Rubio2014-08-27
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Call-Up: Jorge SolerJ.P. Breen2014-08-27
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThey Hold No Quarter: Second BasemenBP Fantasy Staff2014-08-20
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDeep Impact: Week 20Ben Carsley2014-08-19
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: Our Top 50 Dynasty League ProspectsCraig Goldstein2014-08-13
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: Our Top 50 Dynasty League ProspectsBen Carsley2014-08-13
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Call-Up: Javier BaezJordan Gorosh2014-08-05
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Call-Up: Javier BaezMauricio Rubio2014-08-05
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: 15th EditionBret Sayre2014-07-29
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week 17Bret Sayre2014-07-24
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week 17Mike Gianella2014-07-24
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: 14th EditionBret Sayre2014-07-23
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat Scouts Are Saying: July 17, 2014Baseball Prospectus2014-07-18
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTop 50 Dynasty League Prospects: Midseason UpdateBret Sayre2014-07-14
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Alcantara Can StayDaniel Rathman2014-07-11
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Call-Up: Arismendy AlcantaraCraig Goldstein2014-07-09
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Call-Up: Arismendy AlcantaraMauricio Rubio2014-07-09
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Stash List: 13th EditionBret Sayre2014-07-09
This article requires BP Premium accessThe BP Top 50: The Best Midseason ProspectsJason Parks2014-07-07
This article requires BP Premium accessThe BP Top 50: The Best Midseason ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2014-07-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: Trade Deadline Edition, SellersMike Gianella2014-07-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Billy Beane Buys What the Cubs Are SellingRon Shah2014-07-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Billy Beane Buys What the Cubs Are SellingBret Sayre2014-07-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Billy Beane Buys What the Cubs Are SellingR.J. Anderson2014-07-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Billy Beane Buys What the Cubs Are SellingJason Parks2014-07-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Billy Beane Buys What the Cubs Are SellingMauricio Rubio2014-07-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: Futures Team Meet and Greet: WorldBen Carsley2014-07-02
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: Minor League Draft Pick ValuationJeff Quinton2014-07-02
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: 12th EditionBret Sayre2014-07-01
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of June 27-29Jeff Moore2014-06-30
Overthinking It: The BP Staff Tries to Trade, and Trade for, David PriceBen Lindbergh2014-06-27
Overthinking It: The BP Staff Tries to Trade, and Trade for, David PriceBaseball Prospectus2014-06-27
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Thursday, June 26Jeff Moore2014-06-27
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: 11th EditionBret Sayre2014-06-24
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: Keeping Tabs on the Cubs' Top ProspectsMauricio Rubio2014-06-19
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: 10th EditionBret Sayre2014-06-17
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: Ninth EditionBret Sayre2014-06-10
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Thursday, June 5Jeff Moore2014-06-06
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Stash List: Eighth EditionBret Sayre2014-06-03
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: Ideal Dynasty-Style Mock DraftBen Carsley2014-06-03
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: Ideal Dynasty-Style Mock DraftCraig Goldstein2014-06-03
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of May 30-June 1Jeff Moore2014-06-02
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: Seventh EditionBret Sayre2014-05-29
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: Sixth EditionBret Sayre2014-05-20
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: The U25 Top 150, Part TwoBen Carsley2014-05-20
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: The U25 Top 150, Part TwoCraig Goldstein2014-05-20
This article requires BP Premium accessPECOTA Takes on Prospects: UPSIDE at Second BaseAndrew Koo2014-05-16
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: Fifth EditionBret Sayre2014-05-13
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: Fourth EditionBret Sayre2014-05-06
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: Third EditionBret Sayre2014-04-29
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of April 25-27Jeff Moore2014-04-28
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, April 22Jeff Moore2014-04-23
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: Second EditionBret Sayre2014-04-22
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Monday, April 21Jeff Moore2014-04-22
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, April 16Jeff Moore2014-04-17
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: NL Central U25 ListsBen Carsley2014-04-15
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: NL Central U25 ListsCraig Goldstein2014-04-15
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: Small-Sample Numbers That MatterCraig Goldstein2014-04-09
BP Top 101 Prospects: Opening Day AssignmentsRon Shah2014-04-03
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Spring Training Games of March 28-29Jeff Moore2014-03-31
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Spring Training Games of April 14-16Jeff Moore2014-03-17
This article requires BP Premium accessChanging Speeds: The Optimist's Guide to the 2016 CubsKen Funck2014-03-06
25-and-Under Talent Rankings: Ranking All 30 Teams from Top to BottomJason Parks2014-03-03
25-and-Under Talent Rankings: Ranking All 30 Teams from Top to BottomBP Prospect Staff2014-03-03
The Top 101 Fantasy Prospects of 2014: Part One: 1-50Bret Sayre2014-03-03
This article requires BP Premium accessRaising Aces: Bush League: Archie BradleyDoug Thorburn2014-02-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: ShortstopsIan Lefkowitz2014-02-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: ShortstopsJared Weiss2014-02-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: ShortstopsBen Murphy2014-02-07
BP Experts Prospect Mock Draft: Rounds 5-7Baseball Prospectus2014-01-31
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Second BasemenBen Murphy2014-01-31
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Second BasemenIan Lefkowitz2014-01-31
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Second BasemenJared Weiss2014-01-31
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 50 Second BasemenBret Sayre2014-01-30
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Second Base ProspectsCraig Goldstein2014-01-30
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Three-Year Projections: Second BasemenBen Carsley2014-01-29
Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Top 101 ProspectsJason Parks2014-01-27
Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Top 101 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2014-01-27
The Top 101 Prospects of 2014: Sliced and DicedRob McQuown2014-01-27
The Top 101 Prospects of 2014: Sliced and DicedMauricio Rubio2014-01-27
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Chicago Cubs Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2014-01-23
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Team Preview: Chicago CubsCraig Goldstein2014-01-23
The Lineup Card: 13 Trade Offers for Mike TroutBaseball Prospectus2013-12-18
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: AFL Championship Game and International Games of November 15-17Jeff Moore2013-11-18
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: A 2014 PreviewBret Sayre2013-09-24
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Fool's Gold: ShortstopsCraig Goldstein2013-09-13
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Monday, August 19Zach Mortimer2013-08-20
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Futures Game Recap: On the Surface of the SunJason Parks2013-07-17
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: The Futures GameZach Mortimer2013-07-15
The Week in Quotes: July 8-14Andrew Koo2013-07-15
The Week in Quotes: July 8-14Satchel Price2013-07-15
The Week in Quotes: July 8-14Chris Mosch2013-07-15
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: World Futures Game Roster EditionZach Mortimer2013-07-12
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Gettin' Down With the Futures Game RostersJason Parks2013-06-27
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Minors: First Half RecapJason Parks2013-06-20
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Monday, May 20Zach Mortimer2013-05-21
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Monday Morning Ten PackKevin Goldstein2012-07-23
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Monday Morning Ten PackKevin Goldstein2012-06-11


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-07-31 19:30:00 (link to chat)I have two for you Ben... 1) just now far has Rafael Montero buried himself in the Mets organization? Has deGrom's emergence almost sealed his fate? 2) Now that the Cubs have acquired Addison Russell, is either he, Javier Baez, or Kris Bryant trade bait? Is there a way for all three, as well as Arismendy Alcantara to remain in the Cubs future lineup? Thanks, and it's awesome to see your continued success in the field you love. Congrats
(Andy Singleton (@PeoplezPen) from Brooklyn, NY)
Montero certainly isn't done, no. He has higher upside than deGrom in the long run, and injury/attrition always present opportunities for pitchers. Bryant at 3B, Russell at SS, Baez at 2B and Alcantara in CF with Castro the odd man out is one way to get that done. Could also move Castro to 3B and put Bryant in LF and keep them all. Thanks for the kind words! (Ben Carsley)
2014-07-24 19:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think that Javier Baez spending time at 2B in AAA is a sign that a call-up could be coming soon? Arismendy Alcantara is playing pretty well- would he move to the OF to make room?
(Shawnykid23 from CT)
I think it can happen in September which is a really far cry from where he was early in the year. I think Alcántara moves to CF for Baez. He can handle it. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-07-07 11:00:00 (link to chat)What's the material difference between Arismendy Alcantara and Dilson Herrera? Their profiles and body types seem similar. Their production is reasonably similar. Alcantara seems to have a bit more pop, but Herrera is 2 1/2 years younger and playing only 1 level lower.
(billshiers from New York)
I think Alcantara has more skills (tool utility) and a better profile and versatility on defense. (Jason Parks on the Top 50)
2014-07-03 19:00:00 (link to chat)Besides Joey Gallo, who has made the biggest leap forward.
(scott from az)
Raimel Tapia, Tim Anderson and Arismendy Alcantara who is becoming the star of this chat. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-07-03 19:00:00 (link to chat)Arismendy Alcantara - What could we be looking at here. A .280/.320/.430 guy with 15/15 potential?
(Brian from MI)
Maybe a little more slug, but that's in the ballpark of what I was thinking. He's got surprising power due in large part to his big boy wrists. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-06-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)After his recent hot streak, can we start to say Arismendy Alcantara has proven himself ready for a callup? What kind of OBP do you think we can expect ROS?
(LoyalRoyal from Poolside)
In a vacuum, I'd like to see Alcantara spend the entire year at Triple-A. He's only 22 and his plate discipline was getting exposed early in Triple-A. He's never going to be a huge on-base guy, but you can't mistake the power production at second base. Plus, Darwin Barney is so terrible that it's going to be an upgrade no matter what. I'd see a .270/.320/.450 kind of guy, which is a nice offensive piece at second base. (Jeff Moore)
2014-06-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)Fantasy-wise, who do you like more: Mookie Betts or Arismendy Alcantara?
(childgrambino from Richmond, VA)
I'll take Alcantara, but I don't feel great about it. I think both have 20-steal potential, but I think Alcantara will hit for more power and is a better bet to play middle infield, which ups his fantasy value to me. Mookie Betts is obviously no joke, though. Can flat-out hit the baseball and has a great idea of what he's doing at the plate. (J.P. Breen)
2014-04-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)RJ, the Southsiders have Micah Johnson and Northsiders have Arismendy Alcantara. Any thoughts on ETA and expected production/ceiling?
(Chi-Town Keystones from Sweet Home Chicago)
Both could be up this year. Alcantara is the better prospect, as he's got the chance to be a legit first-division starter. (R.J. Anderson)
2014-04-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think Arismendy Alcantara's potential is?
(Sam from Albany)
Everyday regular. (R.J. Anderson)
2014-05-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)I have the #1 waiver claim in my dynasty league. Waiting for a decent prospect to get the call. Of these 3 which would you use it on. Mookie Betts, Arismendy Alcantara or Garin Cecchini?
(Ned F. from Springfield)
Alcantara (Harry Pavlidis)
2014-04-09 19:00:00 (link to chat)How do you view Arismendy Alcantara in the long term as a fantasy prospect?
(Jake from Florida)
I have him on the same level as Rougned Odor. I sway on who I rank higher depending on the day (and league size). To me he’s a do everything well guy with some risk. I think he can be a 20-20 guy. I’m really high on him. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-04-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)We know about the on-field tools, but where does Byron Buxton rank on the alliteration scale? Is it an 80? Or is he behind a guy like Arismendy Alcantara or someone else?
(Joe from St. Louis)
Buxton is up there, but Alcantara sets the bar. That's some serious name flash right there. (Jeff Moore)
2014-04-03 19:30:00 (link to chat)Rougned Odor or Arismendy Alcantara?
(MRubio52 from Chicago)
I still believe in Arismendy (Craig Goldstein)
2014-03-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you have any favorite sleepers in the Cubs system? Also, do you think Mike Olt can resurrect his career?
(Duff Man from Shelbyville)
I'm excited about Olt. My friend Sahadev Sharma did some great reporting on Olt's vision issues, and, no pun intended, things have cleared up.
As far as sleepers, it's hard for me to say who would appear to be a sleeper ... Christian Villanueva? Arismendy Alcantara? The aforementioned Olt? If so, those guys. (Harry Pavlidis)
2014-02-26 19:00:00 (link to chat)Dynasty League looking for a second baseman for the future. Who do you like more, Mookie Betts or Rougned Odor? Or is there someone else you think could be more promising?
(Justin from STL)
I like Odor better, Arismendy Alcantara is right there with him too. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-02-18 14:00:00 (link to chat)2B seems like a pretty shallow position fantasy-wise. Any chance rostering Javier Baez in hopes the Cubs bring him up to replace Barney in 2014 pays off?
(RatedRookie from Atlanta)
There's a non-zero chance, but it's very slim. Arismendy Alcantara might have the better shot at that. (Ronit Shah)
2014-01-29 19:00:00 (link to chat)Who has the most absurd/epic name in the minors?
(John Niggli from Lagos)
I like Arismendy Alcantara has the best name in the minors. Distinctive, alliterative, flashy. One-eyed dapper big cat Holly Holl has informed the world that there's an upcoming draft-eligible player named Handsome Monica, though. (Ben Carsley)
2014-01-23 12:00:00 (link to chat)What are the chances that any of these players will make the major league team out of spring training: Miguel Sano,Arismendy Alcantara, Franicsco Lindor, Alex Meyer, Noah Syndergaard
(temple from madison)
I wouldn't be surprised if Sano got a decent amount of playing time with the Twins this season but I wouldn't expect he'd make the team out of ST for, if nothing else, service time reasons. The Cubs already have Castro at short so there's no reason to bring up Alcantara, same with Lindor and the Indians. I'd be surprised if any of them made the majors out of ST, but crazier things have happened for sure. (Matthew Kory)
2014-01-17 10:00:00 (link to chat)Will Arismendy Alcantara crack your top 101? Is the power he showed last year real or more a product of the league he played in?
(steve g from CA)
Alcantara was ranked 83 on the BP 101 ( I think). I don't think he's going to be a big power bat at the major league level, but you can't sleep on his pop. Getting to watch his BP behind the cage really turned me on to his raw pop; quick path to the ball but excellent extension through it, which created loud contact. I was impressed with the player. It's been said before, but he really does remind me (and others) of Jose Reyes-light. (Jason Parks)
2014-01-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)I hear you have a thing for Arismendy Alcantara. Tell me why. Now tell me what he can do for my fantasy team. Tell me.
(Ben Skole from Your heart)
I do indeed. I think he can be a .275/.340/.450 type hitter, at least early on, with some solid speed. What excites me most is his improvements in production WHILE moving up the chain. I like that he makes adjustments. I'm not sure if that projection is aggressive or conservative, but I don't like to put anything past a guy who can make adjustments like that. (Craig Goldstein)
2013-11-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Your biggest under-the-radar prospect that could sneak into Top 50 status by year-end 2014 is _______?
(Ben from New York)
Arismendy Alcantara isn't really under the radar any more, but he's going to make some jumps (even more than he already has) over the next 12 months. I'm a sucker for Mauricio Cabrera, and I may be a year early pegging him for a leap like that, but he's a guy I'd pick. (Mark Anderson)
2013-11-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)Any of these prospects jump off the board for you? Rosell Herrera, Nick Williams, Ryan McMahon, Arismendy Alcantara, and Jesse Winker. What are your thoughts? Thanks Ben!
(Ryan from Cincy)
Last pinch hitting appearance from Mark Anderson: "The two that jump out the most to me are Williams and Alcantara. Williams is a gifted natural hitter and he could be an impact bat at the highest level. Alcantara can contribute in all phases of the game and he has some thump in his bat as well. I really like what Alcantara brings to the table. I've always been partial to Herrera and think he may have finally turned a corner in 2013, but I'm still a little skeptical of him."

Mark will be chatting at BP at 1 PM ET next Thursday, so show up then to get prospect questions answered without an intermediary. (Ben Lindbergh)
2013-09-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)What sort of future grade would you put on Arismendy Alcantara and Taylor Lindsey? Assuming both are 2Bmen, who do you prefer?
(fake name from fake address)
Lindsey can be a solid everyday guy and Alcantara could peak a little better than that. I'm a big Lindsey fan but I'd have to take Alcantara long term. I think he's got a little louder tool set and I think he has a fair chance of being a better Major League player. (Mark Anderson)
2013-07-29 11:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for doing the chat! Who are some fast-rising/surprise prospects that might show up on the BP101 next year?
(boneil33 from Boston)
Tyler Glasnow has shot up prospect lists this season, and look for Arismendy Alcantara to get a serious look for the top101. (Zach Mortimer)
2013-06-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Does Arismendy Alcantara make the top 100?
(Josh from Kansas)
He might. He will be in the mix, I assume. (Jason Parks on the Midseason Top 50 Prospects)
2013-06-11 14:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Daniel, thanks for the chat. I'm a Cubs fan. The big league team is hard to watch but there are some intriguing prospects. Among Baez (4 HR's yesterday-wow), Kris Bryant (assuming he signs), Almora, Brett Jackson, Soler, and Vogelbach...do you think that the Cubs have the best crop of power hitting prospects in the minors? I know the system is probably not considered as a top 10 but it seems as though there is some excitement around the position prospects.
(Steve from Office)
Hey, Steve. That is definitely an impressive crop, albeit with some question marks about Jackson's future and Vogelbach's ability to handle a defensive position. I'll toss in one more name to keep a close eye on: Arismendy Alcantara, who is scorching the ball of late for Double-A Tennessee. A largely homegrown, potent lineup could be coming by 2015, and the system may well climb into the top 10 heading into next year (Parks ranked it 12th this spring). (Daniel Rathman)
2013-05-30 13:30:00 (link to chat)Arismendy Alcantara has been red hot lately, what can you tell me about him? what position do you think he'll play?
(Jarrod from Lake Forest, Ill)
Alcantara is a very nice little player. He has some hitting ability with some line-drive punch and plus speed, giving him a well-rounded offensive profile. Defensively, he has the tools to play shortstop but I'm not sure he will settle into the position. I think he ends up at second base in the end. (Mark Anderson)
2013-04-16 20:00:00 (link to chat)Random "watch list" question. What are your thoughts on Arismendy Alcantara and Adam Morgan?
(Mitch from Iowa)
Both are good players to watch. Higher on Alcantara than Morgan, but Morgan's much closer to making a major league impact. (Bret Sayre)


BP Roundtables

No BP Roundtables have mentioned this guy.

 

PITCHf/x Hitter Profile

A Collaboration between BrooksBaseball.net and Baseball Prospectus - Pitch classifications provided by Pitch Info LLC