2B,SS,CF - LAA - NRI
Alcantara went 1-for-2 in the opener.
He is one of the top prospect for the Cubs who is an intriguing dynasty option, but will need an injury or a trade to get major playing time this season.
Arismendy Alcantara's first hit of the season came at the perfect time, as his 10th-inning single was a walk-off game winner in Monday night's game against the Reds.
Alcantara had started the season 0-for-12, but was able to deliver in his biggest at-bat of the season thus far. His single put the Cubs two games over .500 for the first time since 2009. Alcantara will play multiple positions as the Cubs' super-utility player this season.
The Chicago Cubs have acquired outfielder Dexter Fowler from the Houston Astros. The Cubs sent infielder Luis Valbuena and starting pitcher Dan Straily to the Astros for Fowler. Fowler will assume the leadoff spot and be the Cubs everyday centerfielder. He hit .276 with a .375 on-base percentage for Houston in 2014.
Arismendy Alcantara was projected to be the everyday centerfielder for the Cubs. With Fowler now starting in center, Alcantara will serve as the a super utility player for manager Joe Madden. His role will be similar to what Ben Zobrist did with Madden in Tampa Bay. Alcantara will see some starts in the outfield and will backup infielders Javier Baez and Starlin Castro along with Tommy La Stella. Alcantara could also see some starts at third base until prospect Kris Bryant takes over the hot corner. Alcantara hit .205 with 10 home runs and 8 stolen bases in 70 games in 2014.