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Albert Almora | Outfielder

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (20) / 4/16/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 180
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Cubs outfield prospect Albert Almora went 3-for-6 with two doubles in a doubleheader on Wednesday.
Almora was 2-for-3 with two doubles in the first game and 1-for-3 in the second game (in the minor leagues, games are seven innings each if there is a doubleheader). He is hitting .360/.360/.440 through the first six games of the season, showing no ill effects from his spring knee injury. Almora is the Cubs' center fielder of the future, so as long as he keeps up his high-average approach (.329 career BA) he could be patrolling Wrigley field by mid-2015. Apr 10 - 9:33 AM

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Cubs outfield prospect Albert Almora has been diagnosed with a bruised right knee.

Almora was injured when he ran into the outfield wall while making a sliding catch Tuesday, but he's escaped serious injury. The youngster could begin the season at High-A.
Mar 25 - 6:42 PM

Cubs prospect Albert Almora was pulled from Tuesday's Cactus League game after running into the outfield wall while making a sliding catch.

Almora held onto the ball and was able to jog to the dugout eventually, but the Cubs yanked him to be safe. There should be an update on his status Tuesday night.
Mar 25 - 5:52 PM

Cubs prospect Albert Almora (groin) will participate in the Arizona Fall League.

The 19-year-old outfielder will be the second youngest player in the AFL this year behind Corey Seager. He battled an array of different injuries throughout the season, managing to play in just 61 games. While active though, Almora produced at a high level, hitting .329/.376/.466 with three homers, 23 RBI and four stolen bases. He's just one of many highly intriguing young prospects in the revamped Cubs' farm system.
Tue, Sep 3, 2013 09:58:00 PM

Cubs prospect outfielder Albert Almora was placed on the 7-day disabled list with Class A Kane County due to a groin injury.

Almora has struggled to stay on the field this year, but he's batting .329/.376/.466 with 24 extra-base hits (three home runs), 23 RBI and four stolen bases in 61 games. The 19-year-old was the No. 6 overall pick in last year's First-Year Player Draft.
Source: MLBlogs.com
Wed, Aug 7, 2013 09:51:00 AM

Albert Almora has been terrorizing the pitching in the Midwest League through his first 28 games, hitting .356/.381/.508 with a pair of homers, 14 RBI and three swipes.

Almora's season didn't begin until late May after recovering from surgery on his left hand, but the sixth overall selection from the 2012 draft doesn't appear to have missed a beat. With no strong candidates blocking his path, Almora could become an option for the Cubs' outfield as early as 2015.
Fri, Jun 28, 2013 12:01:00 AM

Cubs prospect Albert Almora went 3-for-4 with a double in his first game Wednesday with Low-A Kane County.

The No. 6 overall pick in last year's draft, Almora has been sidelined all season while recovering from left hand surgery. The talented 19-year-old outfielder batted .321/.331/.464 between two levels of the minors in 2012.
Thu, May 23, 2013 02:17:00 PM

Cubs outfield prospect Albert Almora will be sidelined until late May after breaking the hamate bone in his left hand.

He'll undergo surgery to remove the bone. Though the Cubs believe Almora, 18, could potentially be a fast riser, he's still not remotely close to being big league-ready, so the injury isn't that big of a deal.
Fri, Mar 15, 2013 08:32:00 AM

Cubs signed OF Albert Almora.

Almora was selected No. 6 overall in last month's First-Year Player Draft. The 18-year-old outfielder receives a $3.9 million bonus, well above the $3.25 million slot recommendation for the pick. He's expected to report to the Cubs' complex in Mesa, Arizona before beginning his pro career. The Cubs are $373,800 above their $7,933,900 bonus pool for the first 10 rounds of the 2012 draft, so they'll pay a 75-percent tax on the overage due to the new draft rules.
Wed, Jul 11, 2012 12:50:00 PM

The Cubs have agreed to terms with No. 6 overall pick Albert Almora on a $3.9 million contract, reports Jim Callis of Baseball America.

Major League Baseball recommended a $3.25 million bonus for the sixth overall selection. Almora is considered to have great makeup, good polish and plenty of tools. While he was not considered in the same class as Byron Buxton or Carlos Correa, Almora, an elite defensive center fielder, has been compared to Orioles superstar Adam Jones. Six first-round picks remain unsigned with Friday's signing deadline upon us: Kevin Gausman (6, BAL), Mark Appel (8, PIT), Andrew Heaney (9, MIA), Lucas Giolito (16, WAS), Richie Shaffer (25, TB) and Ty Hensley (30, NYY).
Mon, Jul 9, 2012 02:40:00 PM

The Cubs selected high-school OF Albert Almora with the No. 6 overall pick in the 2012 draft.

Almora is considered to have great makeup and plenty of tools. While he was not considered in the same class as Byron Buxton or Carlos Correa, Almora, an elite defensive center fielder, has been compared to Orioles superstar Adam Jones. Theo Epstein and company have been linked to Almora throughout the process and their infatuation proved not to be a mirage. Nobody would have thought Mark Appel would be available to the Cubs, but Epstein and Hoyer stuck to their guns anyway.
Mon, Jun 4, 2012 07:52:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
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2John Baker
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Darwin Barney
2Emilio Bonifacio
SS1Starlin Castro
3B1Mike Olt
2Luis Valbuena
LF1Junior Lake
CF1Ryan Sweeney
RF1Nate Schierholtz
2Justin Ruggiano
3Ryan Kalish
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PosRoleName
S1Jeff Samardzija
2Travis Wood
3Edwin Jackson
4Jake Arrieta
5Jason Hammel
6Carlos Villanueva
7James McDonald
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jose Veras
2Pedro Strop
3James Russell
4Wesley Wright
5Hector Rondon
6Kyuji Fujikawa
7Justin Grimm
8Blake Parker
9Zach Rosscup