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Arismendy Alcantara, 2B

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Alcantara has steadily progressed through the Cubs system over the past few years and broke out in 2013 at Double-A Tennessee. Players with Alcantara's combination of speed and power are rare. If Alcantara, who has to be placed on the 40-man roster this offseason so the Cubs don't lose him in the Rule 5 draft, starts strong at Triple-A Iowa and Darwin Barney once again struggles with the bat, the Cubs won't hesitate to bring their expected second baseman of the future to Wrigley. -- Sahadev Sharma