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Sergio Alcantara

Sergio Alcantara

SS | B/T: S/R | 5' 9" 170 | Age: 23
Santo Domingo Este, Dominican Republic
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Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2019 378 324 46 80 2 27 7 .247 .346 .296 .642
Career Minors 2611 2266 317 580 9 187 57 .256 .340 .318 .658
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2019 .247 2 27 7 .642
Career Minors .256 9 187 57 .658

Standard Minor League Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGLGPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSHBPAVGOBPSLGOPS
2013 AZL D-backs AZL ROK 48 218 169 31 41 5 4 0 16 44 36 3 2 1 .243 .398 .320 .718
2014 Missoula Osprey PIO ROK 70 320 266 48 65 11 0 1 18 48 62 8 4 1 .244 .361 .297 .658
2015 2 Teams Minors 91 366 328 39 73 13 2 1 28 28 63 7 0 1 .223 .283 .284 .567
2015 Kane County Cougars MID A(Full) 20 79 71 5 8 1 0 0 5 4 17 1 0 1 .113 .169 .127 .296
2015 Hillsboro Hops NWL A(Short) 71 287 257 34 65 12 2 1 23 24 46 6 0 0 .253 .314 .327 .641
2016 4 Teams Minors 79 314 271 38 77 10 2 1 26 31 40 9 5 2 .284 .356 .347 .703
2016 AZL D-backs AZL ROK 7 35 29 9 10 1 1 0 2 4 2 2 0 0 .345 .424 .448 .873
2016 Hillsboro Hops NWL A(Short) 15 59 47 12 15 2 0 0 8 10 10 4 2 1 .319 .441 .362 .802
2016 Kane County Cougars MID A(Full) 53 201 180 15 48 6 1 1 16 14 26 3 2 0 .267 .313 .328 .641
2016 Visalia Rawhide CAL A(Adv) 4 19 15 2 4 1 0 0 0 3 2 0 1 1 .267 .421 .333 .754
2017 2 Teams Minors 121 521 466 62 124 19 3 3 35 48 80 15 13 0 .266 .334 .339 .673
2017 Visalia Rawhide CAL A(Adv) 86 378 340 44 95 15 2 3 28 34 57 11 10 0 .279 .344 .362 .706
2017 Lakeland Flying Tigers FSL A(Adv) 35 143 126 18 29 4 1 0 7 14 23 4 3 0 .230 .307 .278 .585
2018 Erie SeaWolves EAS AA 120 494 442 53 120 18 3 1 37 42 95 8 5 1 .271 .335 .333 .667
2019 Erie SeaWolves EAS AA 102 378 324 46 80 10 0 2 27 48 71 7 6 2 .247 .346 .296 .642

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Hit: 45 | Power: 20 | Run: 50 | Arm: 70 | Field: 60 | Overall: 45

Alcantara was one of the three infielders acquired by the Tigers from the D-backs in return for J.D. Martinez in July 2017. Of the trio, it is Alcantara who is the only sure-fire shortstop, having long impressed with his stellar glove and arm strength at the position. He made progress at the plate at Double-A in 2018, finishing with a .271 average in his first taste of the level, though the jury is still very much out if he'll ever hit enough to be an everyday player.

Alcantara is a model defender at shortstop with his cannon arm and slick glove. Though only an average runner, he has plenty of range because he has quick feet and an instinctual first step that consistently puts him in position to make plays. Offensively, the switch-hitter demonstrates a knack for making contact from both sides of the plate, with a more disciplined approach as a lefty. His feel for the barrel produces mostly line drives and ground balls, and it's unlikely that Alcantara will ever have enough strength to hit more than the occasional home run.

Since power will never be a part of his game, it's crucial that Alcantara continues developing as a hitter, with an emphasis on refining his approach and improving the quality of his contact on both sides of the plate. While unlocking Alcantara's potential with the bat could push him into consideration as an everyday player, his best fit long-term in the big leagues is as a defensive-minded utilityman who helps wins games with his glove.

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
12/16/2019 SS Sergio Alcantara assigned to Tigres del Licey.
09/30/2019 Detroit Tigers recalled SS Sergio Alcantara from Erie SeaWolves.
08/16/2019 Erie SeaWolves placed SS Sergio Alcantara on the 7-day injured list.
03/10/2019 Detroit Tigers optioned SS Sergio Alcantara to Erie SeaWolves.
01/02/2019 Tigres del Licey placed SS Sergio Alcantara on the reserve list.
10/01/2018 Detroit Tigers recalled Sergio Alcantara from Erie SeaWolves.
03/13/2018 Detroit Tigers optioned SS Sergio Alcantara to Erie SeaWolves.
11/20/2017 Detroit Tigers selected the contract of Sergio Alcantara from Lakeland Flying Tigers.
11/04/2017 SS Sergio Alcantara assigned to Tigres del Licey.
07/20/2017 SS Sergio Alcantara assigned to Lakeland Flying Tigers.
07/18/2017 Detroit Tigers traded RF J.D. Martinez to Arizona Diamondbacks for 3B Dawel Lugo, SS Jose King and SS Sergio Alcantara.
02/26/2017 SS Sergio Alcantara assigned to Arizona Diamondbacks.
01/30/2017 SS Sergio Alcantara assigned to Dominican Republic.
10/20/2016 SS Sergio Alcantara assigned to Tigres del Licey.
09/02/2016 SS Sergio Alcantara assigned to Visalia Rawhide from Kane County Cougars.
07/17/2016 SS Sergio Alcantara assigned to Kane County Cougars from Hillsboro Hops.
06/28/2016 SS Sergio Alcantara assigned to Hillsboro Hops from Kane County Cougars.
06/20/2016 Kane County Cougars sent SS Sergio Alcantara on a rehab assignment to AZL D-backs.
06/03/2016 Kane County Cougars placed SS Sergio Alcantara on the 7-day disabled list.
05/17/2016 SS Sergio Alcantara assigned to Kane County Cougars from Hillsboro Hops.
03/19/2016 SS Sergio Alcantara assigned to Arizona Diamondbacks.
04/06/2015 SS Sergio Alcantara assigned to Kane County Cougars from Missoula Osprey.
03/08/2015 SS Sergio Alcantara assigned to Arizona Diamondbacks.
06/16/2014 SS Sergio Alcantara assigned to Missoula Osprey from AZL D-backs.
06/20/2013 SS Sergio Alcantara assigned to AZL D-backs.
07/10/2012 Arizona Diamondbacks signed free agent SS Sergio Alcantara to a minor league contract.