Yeison Asencio

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Yeison Asencio
Yeison Asencio SA Missions May 2016.jpg
Asencio with the San Antonio Missions in 2016
Free agent
Born: (1989-11-14) November 14, 1989 (age 27)
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Yeison Asencio (born November 14, 1989) is a Dominican professional baseball player who is currently a free agent.

Asencio signed with the Padres as an international free agent in 2009. He used false documents to sign, going by the name "Yoan Alcantra", to portray himself as 2 12 years younger than he actually was.[1][2] The Padres added him to their 40-man roster after the 2012 season. In 2013, Asencio represented the Padres at the All-Star Futures Game.[3] Asencio was designated for assignment on November 20, 2014.

He became a free agent from the Tigres de Quintana Roo after the 2016 season.


  1. ^ "By any name, Yeison Asencio still a prospect Page 1 of 2". September 8, 2012. Retrieved May 31, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Blog | Baseball America Prospects Blog | Padres’ Yeison Asencio, Formerly Yoan Alcantara, Receives Visa". Baseball America. May 4, 2012. Retrieved May 31, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Padres prospects Austin Hedges and Yeison Asencio chosen for Futures Game | News". June 25, 2013. Retrieved December 16, 2013. 

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