Yeison Asencio

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Yeison Asencio
Yeison Asencio SA Missions May 2016.jpg
Asencio with the San Antonio Missions in 2016
Tigres de Quintana Roo
Born: (1989-11-14) November 14, 1989 (age 26)
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Yeison Asencio (born November 14, 1989) is a Dominican professional baseball player for the Tigres de Quintana Roo of the Mexican Baseball League.

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.


  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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