The week prior to the All-Star game saw another exciting fantasy baseball prospect make his MLB debut. The Chicago Cubs have a loaded farm system that includes Albert Almora, Javier Baez, Kris Bryant, and Jorge Soler. However, it was infielder Arismendy Alcantara that got the first call.
Alcantara was originally brought up to replacement Darwin Barney for a couple games, as the second baseman was absent to be with his wife for the first of their third son. Since being called up, though, Alcantara has been putting on a show for fantasy owners.
Through his first five professional games, Alcantara has a ridiculous .391/.400/.739/1.139 slash line. He has racked up five extra base hits (3 doubles, 2 triples, 1 HR) and has driven in five runs. Alcantara even smacked a 375-foot home run in the team’s last game before the turn and showcased his power.
Alcantara has the potential to be a positional superstar. He has already logged time at second base and in center field, but the youngster can also play shortstop. The mere fact that he can be so versatility will increase his playing time and his fantasy value in the process.
It may be a very small sample size, but the rookie has lived up to the hype so far. He is making a case to stick with the team full-time, but no matter what he has proved that he has keeper potential in any dynasty league format.