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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-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. Aug 24 - 10:12 AM

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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.
Aug 19 - 9:35 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.
Aug 9 - 10:59 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.
Jul 29 - 9:09 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.
Jul 22 - 11:39 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.
Jul 15 - 8:28 AM

Cubs outfield prospect Albert Almora went 3-for-7 with two home runs in a doubleheader for High-A Daytona on Monday.

Almora has been overshadowed by the hot hitting of Kris Bryant, Arismendy Alcantara, and Kyle Schwarber, the struggles of Javier Baez, and the acquisition of Addison Russell and Billy McKinney, but he has had a solid season, hitting .275/.299/.385 with 17 doubles, one triple, and five home runs as a 20-year old in the Florida State League. He has been hot as of late, hitting .417/.444/.667 with four doubles, one triple, and three home runs over his past 14 games.
Jul 8 - 8:46 AM

Cubs outfield prospect Albert Almora went 3-for-3 with a double and a walk for High-A Daytona on Wednesday, raising his season line to .266/.292/.357.

Despite batting just .247/.282/.299 in June, Almora has been hot as of late, hitting .375/.417/.518 with three doubles, one triple, and one home run over his last 13 games. The 20-year old Almora has had a rough season overall, but his strikeout rate has remained constant and he was the third-youngest player in the Florida State League at the beginning of the season.
Jul 3 - 10:25 AM

Cubs outfield prospect Albert Almora went 2-for-4 with a home run on Wednesday for High-A Daytona.

Almora is hitting just .258/.287/.383 for the season, but he has raised his OPS 83 points in the past two days by going 5-for-9 with three doubles and a home run. He still projects to be the Cubs center fielder of the future, and, at 20-years old, he has time for bumps in the road like his start to the season.
May 15 - 9:58 AM

Cubs prospect OF Albert Almora enjoyed his best game of the season on Tuesday, going 3-for-5 with three doubles and four RBI for High-A Daytona.

The 20-year-old had been struggling heading into the game, with a dismal .386 OPS and one extra-base hit in his 10 previous contests, so his three-double, four-RBI performance on Tuesday was definitely a step in the right direction. Through 31 games at Daytona this season, Almora is batting .250/.280/.355 with 10 doubles, one home run, 16 RBI and a 15/4 strikeout-to-walk ratio.
May 14 - 10:25 AM

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

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