Cubs Prospect Kevin Alcántara Just Set a Myrtle Beach Team Record with EIGHT RBI in a Game

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Cubs Prospect Kevin Alcántara Just Set a Myrtle Beach Team Record with EIGHT RBI in a Game

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It won’t be news to you at this point that Chicago Cubs outfield prospect Kevin Alcántara is destroying Low-A. The 19-year-old who came to the organization in last year’s Anthony Rizzo trade was hitting .273/.362/.481/132 wRC+ coming into today, including a whopping .356/.429/.610/179 wRC+ over the past three weeks.

That was coming INTO today … when Alcántara set a Myrtle Beach Pelicans record, thanks to his four-hit day today, including a triple and two homers:

I really just love watching Alcántara swing, and knowing that even with all that present power, he’s got even more coming.

I can’t imagine Alcántara is long for Low-A at this point. I know it’s tough to figure out the playing time in the crowded High-A outfield, but Alcántara – despite his youth – is Rule 5 eligible after this season. I think the Cubs are going to have to protect him, even if you think it’s nuts that he could come all the way up to MLB from A-ball (some rebuilding team would definitely try to stash him). So, if he’s gonna go on the 40-man after this season anyway, and if he’s crushing Low-A anyway, might as well go ahead and give him that High-A challenge sooner rather than later.



Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.