Raul Alcantara Pitcher

     
 

Born: December 4, 1992
Barahona, DR
Height: 6-3
Weight: 180
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: Not drafted
How Acquired: International
free agent (July 2009)

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The Book: Raul Alcantara (8.25.11)

Traded to Oakland with Miles Head and Josh Reddick for Andrew Bailey and Ryan Sweeney (Dec. 2011)

Scouting Report
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Lean Dominican right-hander with highly projectable frame. Potential to add a lot of weight and strength as he physically matures. Throws from a high 3/4 arm slot. Sound and fluid mechanics, but there is some effort to create velocity. Features a low-90s fastball that tops out at 95 mph. Fastball shows downward movement and late finish when he stays on top of the ball. Does not hold velocity deep into his outings, but he's still in the early stages of building arm strength and stamina. Projects to add higher sitting velocity as he matures. Has trouble spotting up on both sides of the plate. Tends to leave his fastball in the middle of the zone. Below-average fastball command. Also mixes in a 82-83 mph slider and an 83-86 mph changeup. Slider can show tight rotation and tilt, but he's inconsistent producing hard snap and depth with the offering. Tends to roll to the plate arm-side with loopy break. Potential to be a plus pitch with refinement and evolve into a power slider. Creates similar arm-speed to fastball when throwing changeup, but still learning how to feel the pitch in his hand. Solid-average-to-better potential. Does not command secondary stuff well, but both have solid foundation to become swing and miss offerings. Poised and confident on the mound. Rough and raw overall. Resembles Stolmy Pimentel in both physical stature and delivery at the same age. High ceiling, with third starter potential.

 
   
   Pitching Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l % era g gs sv ip h r er hr bb so whip k/bb k/9
  2010 DSL Red Sox DSL Rk Bos 17 5 3 0.625 3.28 13 13 0 60.3 61 31 22 1 8 34 1.14 4.25 5.07
  2011 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 18 1 1 0.500 0.75 9 9 0 48.0 23 5 4 0 6 36 0.60 6.00 6.75
  2011 Lowell NYPL A Bos 18 0 3 0.000 6.23 4 4 0 17.3 25 14 12 0 6 14 1.79 2.33 7.27
  2012 Beloit Midw A Oak 19 6 11 0.353 5.08 27 17 0 102.7 119 64 58 12 38 57 1.54 1.50 5.00
  2013 Beloit Midw A Oak 20 7 1 0.875 2.44 13 13 0 77.3 84 29 21 3 7 58 1.18 8.29 6.75
  2013 Stockton Cal A Oak 20 5 5 0.500 3.76 14 14 0 79.0 73 45 33 8 17 66 1.14 3.88 7.52
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: -
First Pro Contract: July 2, 2009 by Manny Nanita
Signing Bonus: $500,000
MiLB Debut: May 30, 2010 (DSL)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
-
     
  Awards
2010 Dominican Summer League All-Star
2010 Red Sox ML Latin Program Pitcher of the Year
Red Sox ML Pitcher of the Month (July 2011)
SoxProspects.com Awards
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week (July 4-10, 2011)
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Month (July 2011)
2011 SoxProspects.com All-Star - SP

 

  

 
 

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