Chicago Cubs Prospects of the Week: Kevin Alcantara, Cade Horton shine

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Cubs High-A Hitter of the Week: OF Kevin Alcantara

.381/.435/.524 1 HR, 4 R, 4 RBI, 1-1 SB

This one feels good. As much as I love when Carlos Guzman and Jared Young get to have a week to be celebrated, you need your top prospects to play like top prospects. Kevin Alcantara had a slow start to the year, to say the least, and you’d still like to see the power expand a little bit, but his slash line this week combined with his stolen base and home run gives you a little glimpse of what you can hope for at the upper levels in a year or so.

Losing Anthony Rizzo hurt. He was the leader of that 2016 Cubs team and potentially the most important player on a roster full of important players and he was dealt for teenagers leaving many North Side fans hurting.

Weeks like this act as a band-aid for those internal pains. The light at the end of the tunnel is growing brighter and hopefully once we reach that light we don’t find ourselves entering another tunnel in a few more short years. This team appears to have the prospect quantity and quality that it will take to contend for a long window and Alcantara should be a part of that.