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3. C.J. Edwards
7. Arismendy Alcantara
8. Jeimer Candelario
Arismendy Alcantara hit his first homer of the Dominican Winter League helping Licey to a 7-3 win. It we a tough night for starting pitchers Dallas Beeler (AFL) and Yoanner Negrin (VWL). Newly acquired relief pitcher Daniel Bard made his debut in the PWL but failed to retire any of the four hitters he faced.
Before this season started, I was about as high on Arismendy Alcantara as anyone. In the Assume the Position on SS, I said that Alcantara would need to increase his walks to elevate his prospect status. I won't ruin the conclusion for you.
Alcantara was signed at 17 in 2009. I don't know his signing bonus, so assume it's low. He played the DSL at 17 and was actually quite...
In the comments today, we were talking about the 2014 Cubs thanks to a post by Myles. I mentioned that I would not be surprised to see Arismendy Alcantara make the team out of spring training. I still think it’s more likely he starts in AAA Iowa, but it won’t surprise me. I didn’t see the Cubs spending much, or anything at 2nd base, or the rest of the infield for that matter...
Arismendy Alcantara broke out of a slump with three hits and four RBI to lead Tennessee to 8-4 win. Plenty of roster moves in the Cubs minors as OF Brett Jackson was sent to AA Tennessee.
Arismendy Alcantara made the most of his opportunity at the Futures Game hitting a homer into the upper deck. Iowa fell in 18 innings while Daytona won their fourth in a row. Mesa hit a pair of two-run homers in the ninth to beat the A’s in the AZL and Boise blanked Vancouver on get-away day as Zack Godley won his first pro game.
Myles already posted the Cubs prospects who have fallen so now it's time to look at the ones who have risen. We'll also have an updated Cubs top prospects list for you.
3. Pierce Johnson – The 22 year old supplemental first round pick from 2012 is probably a little too old for his level, but he's been dominating. He only logged 11 innings after the draft last year,...