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Albert Almora | Outfielder | #5

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (22) / 4/16/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (6) / CHC
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Albert Almora is on the Cubs' NLDS roster.
He wound up getting the final spot over Matt Szczur. The Cubs are also going with three catchers on their roster, although Willson Contreras could be a candidate to see some playing time in left field. Jason Hammel (elbow), Trevor Cahill and Joe Smith did not make the roster. Oct 7 - 11:12 AM

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Cubs recalled OF Albert Almora from Triple-A Iowa.

The 22-year-old former top prospect has batted .265/.291/.422 this year in the majors and .303/.317/.416 at Triple-A. Almora holds no fantasy relevance at this point in his young career, but he'll function as versatile outfield depth for the Cubs down the stretch.
Sep 6 - 5:02 PM

Cubs optioned OF Albert Almora to Triple-A Iowa.

Almora hit .265/.291/.422 with two homers over 34 games for the Cubbies. With Dexter Fowler (hamstring) back, he wasn't going to be playing much.
Jul 22 - 5:56 PM

Albert Almora is starting in left field and batting sixth Wednesday versus the Phillies.

It will be the first-ever major league start for the 22-year-old outfield prospect, who grounded out as a pinch-hitter on Tuesday night. Almora was batting .318/.335/.444 with three home runs, 30 RBI, and 10 stolen bases in 54 games this season at Triple-A Iowa. If he can find regular playing time in Chicago, he'll be worth grabbing in standard mixed fantasy formats. For now, he's more of a deep-league stash.
Jun 8 - 10:15 AM

Cubs purchased the contract of OF Albert Almora from Triple-A Iowa.

Almora, 22, was batting .318/.335/.444 with three homers, 30 RBI, and 10 stolen bases over 54 games this season in Triple-A. Cubs manager Joe Maddon has a lot of moving parts on his roster, so we aren't counting on much fantasy value.
Jun 7 - 3:35 PM

The Cubs are expected to call up outfielder Albert Almora from Triple-A Iowa if Jorge Soler (hamstring) requires a trip to the disabled list.

Soler left Monday's game with a hamstring injury and has an MRI scheduled for Tuesday. Almora, the No. 6 overall pick in 2012, is batting .318/.335/.444 with three homers, 30 RBI, and 10 stolen bases over 54 games this season in Triple-A. He likely wouldn't get enough at-bats to be relevant in most fantasy leagues.
Jun 7 - 10:25 AM

Cubs OF prospect Albert Almora smashes three hits Saturday in a win for Triple-A Iowa.

Almora drove in two of Iowa's season-high 17 runs. The 22-year-old has been shredding it lately. Saturday extended his hitting streak to 11 games. It was also his fifth consecutive multi-hit game. Amora has hit .377 during the streak while lifting his average from .317 to .341. That's good for 10th in the Pacific League. The Cubs are already loaded with outfield talent but Almora could get a chance with the big club if someone gets hurt this season.
Source: MILB.com
May 15 - 3:15 PM

Cubs prospect OF Albert Almora went 2-for-5 with a solo home run on Wednesday for Double-A Tennessee.

The long ball was the second of the season for Almora, who’s batting .271/.312/.364 through 33 games for Tennessee. The 2012 first-round pick missed time early in the season with a concussion, and he was held out of action last week after a scary outfield collision. Beyond that, the 21-year-old outfielder has fared well as one of the younger everyday players in the Southern League, though it wouldn’t be surprising if he spent the entire 2015 season at the Double-A level.
Thu, May 28, 2015 03:25:00 PM

Cubs prospect Albert Almora put together a five-hit night Saturday for Double-A Tennessee.

Only one of the hits went for extra bases but that's nitpicking. You know the Cubs are loaded when Almora is only their sixth-best prospect. Almora has raked in the minor leagues, batting .295 across 936 at-bats. The 21-year-old was the Cubs' first-round pick in 2012.
Source: MILB.com
Sun, Apr 19, 2015 03:50:00 PM

Cubs outfield prospect Albert Almora went 3-for-4 with a double and a home run for Double-A Tennessee on Saturday.

Almora is hitting just .252/.272/.378 with six doubles, one triple, and two home runs over 28 games in the Double-A Southern League. He was the sixth overall pick in the 2012 draft and is just 20 years old, making the fact that he is not being embarrassed in Double-A impressive. He uses an aggressive, high-contact approach where walks are relatively rare, so he will have to hit for a high average in order to reach his potential.
Sun, Aug 24, 2014 10:12:00 AM

Cubs prospect outfielder Albert Almora went 2-for-5 with a double for Double-A Tennessee on Monday.

Almora has not seen any long-term affect after leaving the game while grabbing his hamstring, going 10-for-30 in the eight games since August 8th. The 20-year old Almora is hitting .236/.261/.337 over his first 23 games in the Double-A Southern League, though his future role is unclear due to the sheer volume of high-quality outfield prospects in the Cubs organization.
Tue, Aug 19, 2014 09:35:00 AM

Tennessee Smokies announcer Mick Gillispie reported that Cubs outfield prospect Albert Almora left the game on Friday after grabbing his hamstring running to first on a ground out.

Almora, who was hitting just .183/.222/.267 through his first 15 games with Double-A Tennessee, has the potential to be a .300 hitter while playing above-average center field.
Sat, Aug 9, 2014 10:59:00 AM

Cubs outfield prospect Albert Almora went 4-for-6 with a double for Double-A Tennessee on Monday.

Almora was 1-for-19 through his first four games in the Southern League, but he broke out in a big way. After a slow start to the season, Almora was hitting everything prior to his promotion from High-A Daytona. He has the potential to hit .300, but it would be nice to see improved pitch selectivity going forward.
Tue, Jul 29, 2014 09:09:00 AM

The Cubs have promoted outfield prospect Albert Almora to Double-A Tennessee.

The No. 6 overall pick in the 2012 draft, Almora was batting .280/.304/.396 with six homers, 47 RBI and six stolen bases at High-A Daytona. The 20-year-old is still a long ways away from the majors but certainly has plenty of upside if he can hit his ceiling.
Tue, Jul 22, 2014 11:39:00 PM

Cubs outfield prospect Albert Almora went 5-for-7, hitting for the cycle with an extra single for High-A Daytona on Monday.

Almora has been white-hot in July, hitting .383/.408/.723 with three doubles, two triples, and three home runs, raising his season line to .276/.300/.395. Despite being the sixth overall pick in the 2012 draft, Almora has been overshadowed by Cubs prospects who are in the high minor leagues, such as Javier Baez, Kris Bryant, and Arismendy Alcantara. Almora has the potential to be a gold glove center fielder who is a perennial All-Star, and was the third youngest player in the Florida State League at the start of the season.
Tue, Jul 15, 2014 08:28:00 AM