Kevin Alcantara

20-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Chicago Cubs A
2023 Fantasy Outlook
Alcantara, the centerpiece of the return for Anthony Rizzo in 2021, had to be added to the Cubs' 40-man roster this offseason and has yet to play above Single-A. He is a toolsy 6-foot-6 outfielder with some swing-and-miss, so it's not necessarily a disappointment that he hasn't climbed higher through the system, but the clock is ticking. His 24.8 K% and 71.3 Contact% aren't horrible marks for a player with plus power and above-average speed, but Alcantara's hit tool is not a strength at this stage. He slashed .273/.360/.451 with 15 home runs and 14 steals in 112 games last season and has significant pedigree dating back to when the Yankees signed him out of the Dominican Republic in 2018 - so his trade value in dynasty leagues is still solid. However, it's possible that he hits a wall at High-A or Double-A, which would be problematic given that he is now on the 40-man roster and won't be overly young for those levels. There's upside here, but it might not be a bad offseason to cash him out. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a contract with the Yankees in July of 2018. Traded to the Cubs in July of 2021.
Joins 40-man roster
OFChicago Cubs  A
November 15, 2022
Alcantara was added to the Cubs' 40-man roster Tuesday.
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The 20-year-old Alcantara still has yet to play beyond the Single-A level, but his .269/.357/.439 slash line with Single-A Myrtle Beach shows promise for Alcantara to crack the majors in a few seasons.
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2022 Fantasy Outlook
The centerpiece of the Cubs' return from the Yankees for Anthony Rizzo at last year's trade deadline, Alcantara has always had tantalizing physical tools, and they were on full display in the Florida and Arizona complex leagues. The 6-foot-6 center fielder hit .345/.423/.588 with five home runs, five steals, a 26.1 K% and a 12.3 BB% in 34 games. Unlike most complex-league standouts, this was not Alcantara's first foray into stateside ball, as he played 32 Gulf Coast League games as a 17-year-old in 2019, registering a .647 OPS. At 19, he was a tad old for a rookie-ball hitter this past season, but he really looks the part. Alcantara has the type of elite athleticism and power/speed upside that dynasty managers are always chasing. Given his size and stats to date, we should assume Alcantara will always run high strikeout rates, but as long as he keeps taking his walks and doing damage when he connects, the sky is the limit.
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Can't shake lengthy slump
OFChicago Cubs  A
August 16, 2022
Alcantara has hit .206/.275/.349 with two homers and 20 strikeouts over his last 16 games for Single-A Myrtle Beach.
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Massive game Sunday
OFChicago Cubs  A
June 14, 2022
Alcantara went 4-for-6 with two homers, a triple, eight RBI and three runs for Single-A Myrtle Beach against Carolina on Sunday.
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Still in extended spring training
OFChicago Cubs  A
April 12, 2022
Alcantara is spending a few extra days in extended spring training before moving to Low-A Myrtle Beach, Jim Callis of MLB.com reports.
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Great season in rookie ball
OFChicago Cubs  A
November 19, 2021
Alcantara finished the 2021 season with a .345/.423/.588 line, five homers, 24 RBI and five steals across 34 games in rookie ball.
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Traded to Cubs
OFChicago Cubs  A
July 29, 2021
Alcantara and Alexander Vizcaino (arm) were traded from the Yankees to the Cubs in exchange for Anthony Rizzo on Thursday, Jack Curry of YES Network reports.
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