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Abraham Almonte | Outfielder

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (25) / 6/27/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 205
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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Abraham Almonte hit a solo home run and an RBI single on Tuesday.
Almonte did a little bit of everything on Tuesday. The home run, Almonte's second of the year, came in the first inning off of Brewers' starter Jimmy Nelson. Almonte added an RBI single in the second inning. In addition to the hits, he also added a stolen base and scored two runs. These are the kinds of games that will get him continued run in the starting lineup. Since being traded to the Padres, Almonte's slashed a nice .316/.333/.474. Aug 27 - 1:25 AM

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Abraham Almonte went 4-for-5 with a double, run scored and an RBI in Tuesday's setback against the Dodgers.

Almonte was spectacular at the dish, but an adventure on the base paths, as he was caught stealing and later thrown out to end the game. Fortunately, the latter two mistakes won't be counted in the vast majority of formats. He's almost unowned across formats, and that needs to change. The 25-year-old -- Seattle's Opening Day center fielder and leadoff hitter -- is slashing .361/.368/.528 since coming over in the Chris Denorfia deal. As long as he's hot and playing every day, Almonte should be started in NL-only formats.
Aug 20 - 1:55 AM

Padres recalled OF Abraham Almonte from Triple-A El Paso.

Almonte was acquired from the Mariners on Thursday as part of the trade for Chris Denorfia. The 25-year-old hit .198/.248/.292 with a homer, eight RBI and troubling 40/6 K/BB ratio in 106 at-bats with the M's.
Aug 2 - 4:30 AM

Abraham Almonte is scheduled to join the Padres on Friday.

Almonte was acquired from the Mariners on Thursday as part of the Chris Denorfia deal. It's not clear what role him play out of the gate, as the Padres have a number of options, but he could be relevant in NL-only leagues depending on how things play out.
Jul 31 - 5:54 PM

Padres acquired OF Abraham Almonte and RHP Stephen Kohlscheen from the Mariners for OF Chris Denorfia.

A classic case of using an asset that has lost value to your organization (Denorfia is likely to be retired by the time San Diego returns to the playoffs) to buy low on an intriguing asset. Not long ago, Almonte was batting leadoff in the Mariners' Opening Day lineup. After a couple good games, he looked completely lost at the plate, and was banished to the minors in early May. Almonte, a former Yankees' farmhand, hammered the ball to the tune of a .300/.394/.482 slash line in the minors last year, but he's yet to pick up the pieces this year. Even so, his acquisition is a low-cost, worthwhile gamble for the Padres.
Jul 31 - 2:51 PM

Mariners optioned OF Abraham Almonte to Triple-A Tacoma.

The 24-year-old won the team's center field job out of spring training and began the season as the M's leadoff hitter but struggled mightily with the bat, slashing just .198/.248/.292 with a homer and eight RBI in his 26 games. Michael Saunders is expected to see the bulk of the playing time in center while Almonte works to get back on track in the minor leagues.
May 4 - 6:10 PM

Abraham Almonte has been dropped from the leadoff spot for Saturday's game against the Rangers.

Almonte will instead bat second -- an odd spot to move a struggling hitter. The 24-year-old owns a rough .215/.263/.323 slash line with 33 strikeouts in 22 games this season. Michael Saunders will bat leadoff on Saturday.
Apr 26 - 4:27 PM

Abraham Almonte doubled, tripled and scored a pair of runs in Friday’s loss to the Marlins.

He finished the night 2-for-5. He's now riding a five game hitting streak (7-for-22) that has seen his average climb from .217 to .246. With another pair of strikeouts on Friday though, he has now whiffed 25 times in his first 69 at-bats.
Apr 18 - 10:27 PM

Abraham Almonte went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a stolen base as the Mariners lost to the Rangers on Wednesday.

Almonte knocked in a run with a single in the top of the second to put the Mariners up 2-0 at the time. He hasn't done much at the top of the Mariners' lineup, though, batting only .237 through Wednesday's action.
Apr 16 - 10:54 PM

Abraham Almonte went 2-for-4 with a walk, steal, RBI and run scored in a loss Thursday versus the A's.

Seattle's new leadoff hitter, acquired last year from the Yankees in February for the low, low price of Shawn Kelley, is going to be a sneaky fantasy value this year. Almonte had fallen upon hard times in the Yankees' system, but he hammered the ball to the tune of a .300/.394/.482 slash line across Double- and Triple-A work last season, leading to this opportunity. Now he's the table setter of a new-look offense that added Robinson Cano, Corey Hart and Logan Morrison, and can reasonably expect steps forward from a host of talented 20-something holdovers. After finishing 12th in the American League in runs scored last year, Seattle leads the majors in offense at the moment. That won't hold, but it's looking like they could be a top 10 American League offense for the first time since 2007's 88-74 outfit. Almonte's wheels and decent enough pop will translate into a good return for owners in that environment.
Apr 4 - 2:21 AM

Abraham Almonte is hitting leadoff for the Mariners on Opening Day.

Going into spring training Almonte was looking like a fourth outfielder, but not only did he win the center field job, he earned a spot at the top of the batting order. He's probably stretched in the role, but the 24-year-old did hit .314 with 11 home runs, 50 RBI and 20 stolen bases in 94 games at Triple-A last season. Almonte isn't a bad option to round out your fantasy outfield.
Mar 31 - 10:20 PM

Abraham Almonte will make his 13th Cactus League start in center field on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Michael Saunders has made just one start at the position. Almonte is batting just .179/.233/.385 this spring, but he's hit two homers and stolen a base. Not only is he playing regularly in center, he's also been leading off. Almonte is looking like a shoo-in for the starting job in center field, with Saunders serving as a fourth outfielder and injury protection for Corey Hart in right field.
Mar 18 - 7:21 PM

Abraham Almonte had a pair of hits including a homer in Saturday's loss to the Giants.

Almonte finished the afternoon 2-for-3 with a pair of runs scored. He has a legitimate chance at beginning the season as the fourth outfielder for the M's, despite his .167/.225/.361 slash this spring.
Mar 15 - 10:53 PM

Abraham Almonte went 2-for-4 and hit his second homer Monday versus the Tigers.

Since being called up on Aug. 30, Almonte has made eight starts in center, three in right and one in left, batting .312 in the process. He's making a case for a spot in the Mariners' plans for 2014, though maybe more as a fourth outfielder than as a starter.
Mon, Sep 16, 2013 11:02:00 PM

Abraham Almonte is not in Wednesday's lineup due to some tightness in his legs.

It's why he was removed early from Tuesday's game. Almonte should be available to play in a day or two.
Wed, Sep 11, 2013 07:55:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2Rene Rivera
1B1Yonder Alonso
2Tommy Medica
2B1Jedd Gyorko
SS1Everth Cabrera
2Alexi Amarista
3B1Chris Nelson
2Yangervis Solarte
LF1Carlos Quentin
2Rymer Liriano
CF1Will Venable
2Cameron Maybin
RF1Seth Smith
2Jake Goebbert
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Andrew Cashner
2Ian Kennedy
3Tyson Ross
4Eric Stults
5Odrisamer Despaigne
6Joe Wieland
7Casey Kelly
8Josh Johnson
9Cory Luebke
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Joaquin Benoit
2Kevin Quackenbush
3Dale Thayer
4Nick Vincent
5Alex Torres
6Tim Stauffer
7Troy Patton
8Blaine Boyer
9Frank Garces