4 Chicago Cubs prospects turning heads in spring training
4 Chicago Cubs prospects turning heads in spring training - 2. Kevin Alcantara
Kevin Alcantara has impressed with an even .500 batting average in eight spring training at-bats. Considering Alcantara, who is just 20 years old and was just at A-Ball in Myrtle Beach last season, is hitting the caliber of pitching he is, it should be no time before he flies up the ranks. In a perfect world, he crushes High-A South Bend and advances to Double-A Tennesse by the end of the season with an eye on Triple-A Iowa to begin the '24 campaign.
The number two prospect in the farm system, according to MLB Pipeline, Alcantara has one of the highest ceilings in the Cubs organization in recent memory. Last season, he slashed .273/.360/.451 with 85 RBIs and 14 stolen bases. For a guy who would be in his Sophomore year at college, it speaks volumes about how much talent he possesses. Hopefully, it won't be more than a year or two before he is in a Cubs uniform at the big league level.