Chicago Cubs Minor League Recap: Kevin Alcantara isn't the only top prospect mashing

The Chicago Cubs minor league affiliates had a much better week this time around and the big names you've come to expect showed out.
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Hitter of the Week

Kevin Alcantara

OF (Double-A Tennessee Smokies)

.444/.474/1.000 3 HR, 4 R, 4 RBI, 1/3 BB/K, 1/1 SB

You can almost set your calendar with Kevin Alcantara’s performances. Through his first seven games last season he was hitting .154/.185/.143 with seven strikeouts and one extra-base hit. Through his first seven games this season he was hitting .000/.103/.000 with 11 strikeouts and no hits at all.

Alcantara turned it on after that and finished the 2023 season .284/.345/.465. The same thing appears to be true this season as he turned in a week for the ages this week by smashing as many homers as he had strikeouts (3) and stealing a base as well.

Alcantara has the potential to be one of the best outfielders the Cubs have in the minors, and that includes the recently recalled Pete Crow-Armstrong, and recent top prospect of the week Owen Caissie.

If Alcantara continues to hit like this there’s a real possibility that he becomes a part of a team’s present as well as its future very soon, even if that team is not the Chicago Cubs.