MLB Future Watch: Kevin Alcantara Baseball Cards, Chicago Cubs MLB Future Watch: Kevin Alcantara Baseball Cards, Chicago CubsKevin Alcantara was signed as an international free agent in 2018 by the New York Yankees. This 6’6” outfielder has a lot of tools in his toolbox. The hope was he would show up in the big leagues in 3 to 5 seasons. He was just 16 at the time of the signing.

In 2019, he had a good start in Rookie Ball hitting 5 doubles, 2 triples, 1 home run, and 13 RBI in 32 games. He was very productive. He added some playing time in the Dominican Summer League, and it was good that he did.

In 2020, he didn’t play organized baseball. He played at the Alternate Training site of the Yankees.

In 2021, he played in the Florida Complex League. He drove in three runs in 9 games for the Yankees organization. Then he was traded in July. He became a big piece in the Anthony Rizzo deal. Alcantara was a Cub now.

After the trade, Alcantara played in the Arizona Complex League. Once again, he filled the columns of the stat sheet with 3 doubles, 5 triples, 4 home runs, and 21 RBI with a .415 on-base percentage.

In 2022, played for the Myrtle Beach Pelicans in Low-A Ball. He slugged 19 doubles, 6 triples, 15 home runs, and 85 RBI with 14 steals and a .360 on-base percentage. Alcantara blossomed. His 85 RBI ranked 53rd overall. That’s A-AAA ball, which includes hundreds of players. That’s the kind of impact he had.

MLB Future Watch: Kevin Alcantara Baseball Cards, Chicago CubsAlcantara has speed, and a leg kick at the plate that provides power. Though he’s still a bit lanky, his arms are long. If he can extend them the other team is in trouble. He can turn on a high fastball, which means he has a fast bat. It’s almost a slingshot type of swing.

Kevin Alcantara Baseball Cards Worth Chasing

One card to consider is Alcantara’s 2022 Bowman 1st Pink Fuchsia. It’s limited to just 299, and it shows him in Yankee pinstripes at bat.

His 2022 Bowman 1st Chrome Autograph is a sharp card with a great autograph and design.

Alcantara’s 2022 Bowman Inception Gold Autograph is a beautiful card. The image shows his high leg kick and a terrific gold signature. The card is numbered to 100 but so worth it in my estimation.

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