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Arismendy Alcantara

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Cubs | Arismendy Alcantara demoted

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09:07:24 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B Arismendy Alcantara will be optioned to Triple-A Iowa Tuesday, April 21, to make room for SS Addison Russell. Russell was hitting .318 for Iowa before the call-up. Chicago second basemen ranked 29th in the league with a .135 batting average and last with a .355 OPS. Alcantara was hitting only .077.

Fantasy Tip: Alcantara ($2,400, 4.8% of cap) obviously can now be ignored at FantasyScore, and he's no longer useful in standard or deep mixed leagues. You may want to stash him in deep NL-only leagues in case he's back in Chicago before long.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNChicago.com - Jesse Rogers

Cubs | Mike Olt remains out

Wed, 15 Apr 2015 13:23:48 -0700

Chicago Cubs 3B Mike Olt (wrist) is still not in the starting lineup Wednesday, April 15. 2B Arismendy Alcantara is starting at third base and is hitting seventh in the batting order against Cincinnati Reds SP Jason Marquis.

Fantasy Tip: Alcantara ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) brings an exciting mix of power and speed as an infielder, and he should be considered a nice sleeper choice at second base at FantasyScore against Marquis.

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Cubs | Arismendy Alcantara starting Monday

Mon, 13 Apr 2015 14:15:12 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B Arismendy Alcantara is starting at second base and hitting ninth against Cincinnati Reds SP Mike Leake Monday, April 13.

Fantasy Tip: Alcantara ($2,400, 4.8% of cap) is hitless in his first 12 at-bats of the 2015 season with one stolen base and five strikeouts. Alcantara is cheap for daily gamers, but the fact that he's hitting last in the lineup makes him less attractive to FantasyScore users.

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Cubs | Arismendy Alcantara hitting ninth Friday

Fri, 10 Apr 2015 09:58:41 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B Arismendy Alcantara is receiving the start at second base and is batting ninth against Colorado Rockies SP Tyler Matzek Friday, April 10.

Fantasy Tip: Alcantara ($2,400, 4.8% of cap), a switch hitter, can do it all at the plate, and he's a cheap FantasyScore option Friday if you're looking to save money for other positions. The fact that he's hitting ninth makes him a bit less attractive, though, as his at-bats Friday will be limited.

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Cubs | Arismendy Alcantara in lineup Wednesday

Wed, 08 Apr 2015 09:37:59 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B Arismendy Alcantara is in the starting lineup against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, April 8. He is starting at second base and batting seventh in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Alcantara ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) has a nice mix of power and speed for a small-statured player, and he's a cheaper keystone option for daily gamers looking to save some loot for other options. Alcantara will be facing Lance Lynn Wednesday.

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Cubs | Platoon at keystone likely for Cubs

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:32:31 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2Bs Tommy La Stella and Arismendy Alcantara are expected to share playing time at second base.

Fantasy Tip: La Stella ($2,900, 5.8% of cap) has also played well at third base this spring and could receive looks there spelling Mike Olt ($3,400, 6.8% of cap) early this season. Alcantara ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) is a versatile defender who boasts a power-speed combo, and he is the only one worth a look in seasonal mixed leagues -- albeit just deep ones. In FantasyScore contests, the Cubs project to have a high-scoring offense, and their home park is favorable, so there could be nice value whenever La Stella, Olt and Alcantara are in the lineup.

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Cubs | Mike Olt likely to win 3B job

Tue, 17 Feb 2015 15:35:23 -0800

Chicago Cubs 3B Mike Olt is the front-runner to win the third base job over 3B Kris Bryant to start the season. However, Bryant hit .325/.438/.661 with 43 homers in the minors last year, and he'll likely be starting in Chicago by midseason or season if he keeps that up. Olt, though, saw marked improvement late last year and could re-establish himself as a lineup fixture this spring. 2B Arismendy Alcantara could also see time at the hot corner. The Cubbies have said they do not want to rush things with Bryant.

Fantasy Tip: Despite the fact that Bryant is likely to start 2015 in the minors again, he'll probably continue to be overvalued by fantasy baseball drafters. For that fact alone, Olt could be a nice sleeper target in NL-only leagues for his power stroke, but he'll need to make much more contact to last in the starting lineup and hold off Bryant.

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Cubs | Joe Maddon to experiment with lineup

Tue, 17 Feb 2015 11:16:48 -0800

Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon plans on experimenting with the lineup in his first year with the team. He's considered batting the pitcher eighth, which he did at times while managing the Tampa Bay Rays. Maddon is a fan of 2B Arismendy Alcantara's versatility at the leadoff spot if he's playing. The projected batting order has OF Dexter Fowler leading off, however.

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Cubs | Arismendy Alcantara hits

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:01:51 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B Arismendy Alcantara (wrist) hit in a cage Thursday, Sept. 18, and will take batting practice. He could return as early as Friday, Sept. 19.

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Cubs | Arismendy Alcantara has a sprained right wrist

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:01:58 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B Arismendy Alcantara (wrist) said his MRI revealed a sprained right wrist, but he thinks it is a minor injury. He noted he can throw without problem and will hit Thursday, Sept. 18.

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