Arismendy (ar-ees-MEN-dee) Alcántara (al-KAHN-trah)...On Twitter: @arismendy0529...Nickname: Arismel...2013 World Team selection for All-Star Futures Game...Started at second baseman and was No. 2 hitter...Led off 4th inning with an upper-deck home run to right field to tie score at one.
Returned to U.S. in 2019 after playing in Mexican League the previous season...Played 92 games for Triple-A Syracuse in the International League, slashing .294/.358/.508 with 60 R, 14 2B, 6 3B, 13 HR, 48 RBI and 16 SB (2 CS)...Appeared in first 29 games of the season with Double-A Binghamton in Eastern League.
Spent most of the season in the minor leagues, where combined he hit .278 with 12 HR, 56 RBI and 32 stolen bases for Class AAA Iowa and Nashville and Class A Stockton...also made 16 apps during 4 stints with the Athletics (6/21-6/28, 7/20-7/23, 8/22-8/27, 9/6-remainder of the season)...for Oak appeared in games at 2B (3g, 3gs), SS (2g, 1gs), CF (4g) and RF (1g)...made his last appearance on 9/21 vs Hou, when on a stolen base attempt he suffered a sprained left thumb that sidelined him the rest of the season...for all 4 teams combined to steal 35 bases...was successful on each of his first 27 stolen base attempts...began the season with the Cubs' affiliate in Iowa...on 6/9 was acquired by the A's in exchange for IF/OF Chris Coghlan and was assigned to Nashville...on 8/28 was optioned to Stockton and hit .308 in his 6 apps there before he joined the Athletics as a September callup...was claimed off waivers by the Reds on 10/6, when IF/OF Patrick Kivlehan was designated for assignment.
Arismendy began the season with Chicago, appearing in 11 games from April 5-19 before he was optioned to Triple-A Iowa, April 20 ... was named a PCL mid-season All-Star for the second-straight season with Iowa. Recorded a walk-off single against the Reds in the Cubs 7-6 triumph, April 13 ... was the Cubs first walk-off victory of the season. Posted a .077 average (2-for-26) with five runs scored and a RBI with the Cubs. He made six starts at second base and one start at third, with the Cubs going 5-2 in his seven starts. With Iowa, he batted .231 (105-for-454) with 20 doubles, a league-leading 10 triples, 12 home runs, 36 RBI and 16 stolen bases in 120 games … was the only PCL Player with 10 or more doubles, triples and homers. Belted two solo homers, June 15 at Omaha.
Arismendy was promoted to the Cubs, July 9, and went on to bat .205 (57-for-278) with 11 doubles, two triples, 10 homers and 29 RBI in 70 games ... began the season with Triple-A Iowa and was named a Pacific Coast League mid-season All-Star...Between Iowa and the Cubs, combined for 36 doubles, 13 triples, 20 homers and 29 stolen bases...His 10 home runs ranked fourth among N.L. rookies, three shy of the Mets' Travis d'Arnaud, who led with 13 homers...Made 48 starts in center field and 21 starts at second base for Chicago...Hit .244 (19-for-78) with three home runs against lefties ...batted .190 (38-for-200) with seven homers against right-handed pitchers...Had eight stolen bases, and was caught stealing five times...Promoted to the Cubs and made his major league debut, July 9 in Cincinnati...Went 0-for-4, getting the start at second base...Was the only minor league player to reach 25 doubles, 10 triples, 10 home runs and 20 stolen bases at the time of his promotion...Had four hits and three RBI, July 10 in Cincinnati, in his second career game...Is the fourth Cub since 1914 to collect a four-hit effort within his first two career games, and the most recent to do so since Don Johnson, September 27, 1943 vs. the New York Giants...Became the first N.L. player to turn the trick since Washington's Ian Desmond did so, September 12, 2009 at the Marlins...Belted his first career home run, July 13 vs. Atlanta, a two-run shot off Julio Teheran...Had a career-high six-game hitting streak, August 21-27 ... batted .375 (9-for-24) with two homers and four RBI during the run...Belted five homers in a 10-game stretch, August 24-September 2 ...Had a .914 OPS during the run...Began the year with Triple-A Iowa, his first season at that level ... hit .307 (103-for-335) with 25 doubles, 11 triples, 10 home runs, 41 RBI and 21 stolen bases in 89 games prior to his call-up...Played 19 games with Licey in the Dominican Winter League, and batted .324 (22-for-68) with four home runs and eight RBI.
Saw his first action at the Double-A level and set career highs in almost every offensive category, batting .271 (134-for-494) with 36 doubles, four triples, 15 home runs, 69 RBI, 69 runs scored and 31 stolen bases in 133 games with Tennessee... Named the 10th-best Cubs prospect entering the season by Baseball America... Named a Southern League mid-season and post-season All-Star … was named a starter for the North Division in the Southern League All-Star game... Earned a spot on the Topps Double-A All-Star team... Was selected to play for the World Team in the 15th annual SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game July 14 at Citi Field in New York as part of Major League Baseball's All-Star Weekend... Started at second base, going 1-for-3 with a solo homer in the World Team's 4-2 loss to the U.S. Team... Ranked second in the Southern League with 134 hits, 36 doubles and 55 extra-base hits, tied for third with 31 stolen bases and was fourth with 223 total bases... Entering the season, totaled 43 doubles and 15 home runs in his first 308 minor league games before tallying 36 doubles and 15 home runs in 133 games in 2013... Tallied 62 walks en route to a .352 on-base percentage and an .804 OPS... Hit .347 (41-for-118) with four homers and 54 RBI with runners in scoring position … hit .333 (4-for-12) with nine RBI with the bases loaded... Played with Tigres del Licey in the Dominican Winter League, batting .200 (10-for-50) in 17 games.
Hit .302 (100-for-331) with 13 doubles, seven triples, seven homers, 51 RBI and 25 stolen bases in 85 games with Single-A Daytona before breaking a bone in his foot July 11, ending his season... Named a Florida State League mid-season All-Star... Boasted a .325 batting average (81-for-249) May 1-July 11 (the end of his season) after hitting just .232 (19-for-82) in 23 April contests... Boasted a .354 batting average (29-for-82) with 42 RBI with runners in scoring position, a .342 mark (13-for-38) with 17 RBI with RISP and two outs and a .333 batting average (3-for-9) with nine RBI with the bases loaded... Collected a season-best 11-game hitting streak May 3-16, hitting .422 (19-for-45) with six multi-hit contests during the span... Broke a bone in his foot July 11, ending his season... Returned to play with Tigres del Licey in the Dominican Winter League, batting .333 (4-for-12) in 23 games.
Spent entire campaign with Single-A Peoria, hitting .271 (100-for-369) with 14 doubles, five triples, two homers, 37 RBI and eight stolen bases in 99 games... Hit a season-best .388 (19-for-49) in 15 June contests... Boasted a .290 batting average (29-for-100) with 31 RBI with runners in scoring position, a .327 mark (16-for-49) with 13 RBI with RISP and two outs and a .385 batting average (5-for-13) with 13 RBI with the bases loaded... Collected a season-best eight-game hitting streak June 1-10,
Spent entire campaign with Single-A Boise, hitting .283 (62-for-219) with five doubles, a Northwest League-leading six triples, three homers, 24 RBI and seven stolen bases in 59 games... Hit .304 (51-for-168) against right-handed pitching, compared to a .216 mark (11-for-51) against lefties... Increased his batting average each month, hitting .204 (10-for-49) in 13 June games, .292 (21-for-72) in 21 July games, .295 (23-for-78) in August (20 games) and .400 (8-for-20) in September (five games).
In his first professional action, hit .275 (71-for-258) with 11 doubles, eight triples, three homers, 32 RBI and 20 stolen bases in 65 games with the Cubs Dominican Summer League club.
Signed by the Cubs as a non-drafted free agent November 3.