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Albert Almora | Outfielder | #5

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (23) / 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 reached all four times he was up Monday, going 1-for-1 with three walks (one intentional) and an RBI.
Almora's playing time has gotten steadier with Jason Heyward out and Kyle Schwarber in Triple-A; he didn't start Sunday, but he has been in the lineup for five of the last six games. He's batting .313 with eight walks in 48 at-bats this month. There isn't enough power or speed here to give him much fantasy upside, but he's doing pretty nice work at the moment. Jun 26 - 11:37 PM

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Albert Almora crushed a go-ahead RBI double in the seventh inning on Monday, leading the Cubs to victory over the Padres.

The Cubs entered the seventh inning trailing 2-1 where Willson Contreras tied the game with a solo homer. That's when Almora came on as a pinch-hitter to deliver the game's decisive blow. He's enjoying a nice season in his limited playing time, slashing .280/.340/.402 with three long balls and 12 RBI.
Jun 19 - 11:58 PM

Making his first start in over a week, Albert Almora went 2-for-3 and hit his third homer Monday against the Marlins.

It would seem to make a lot of sense for the Cubs to have either Almora or Ian Happ in Triple-A so that they can better ration at-bats on the major league club, but they haven't opted to go that route yet. Almora entered this one with three at-bats in seven days. He played an entire game for just the third time since May 12.
Jun 6 - 12:45 AM

Albert Almora went 0-for-4 against the Giants on Wednesday and is hitting .229 in 48 at-bats this month.

Almora is the Cubs' best defensive center fielder, but with Ian Happ up and Javier Baez and Jon Jay needing playing time, it would make sense to send him down for a spell. He's started just three games in the last 10 days.
May 24 - 11:53 PM

Albert Almora is starting in center field and batting ninth for the Cubs on Friday in Boston.

With the designated hitter spot available, the Cubs are able to fit another one of their position player pieces into the puzzle. Kyle Schwarber will be the DH Friday.
Apr 28 - 1:55 PM

Albert Almora hit his first home run of the year Wednesday in the Cubs' win over the Brewers.

It was a second-inning solo shot off Brewers starter Tommy Milone. Almora is batting .391/.440/.609 in 11 games this season while contributing excellent defense in center field. He'll continue to start against left-handers and may be working himself into the mix against right-handers.
Apr 19 - 6:48 PM

Albert Almora is not in Monday's lineup against the Dodgers.

Jon Jay is also on the bench, as Cubs manager Joe Maddon is going with Jason Heyward in center field vs. left-hander Alex Wood. Ben Zobrist will start in right field, with Javier Baez at second base.

Albert Almora exited Friday's game versus the Indians with tightness in the left side of his neck.

Almora tweaked his neck when he dove for a ball. He's being evaluated by the training staff before it's determined whether this could be more than a day-to-day situation. Almora is slated to receive the bulk of the at-bats in center field for the Cubs this season.
Mar 24 - 5:10 PM

Albert Almora made an early exit from Monday's Cactus League game due to left calf soreness.

Almora fouled a ball off the back of his left leg last week and apparently still has some bruising. There's no reason to push it here in early March. Almora projects to open the 2017 regular season in a center field platoon with Jon Jay. He hit a grand slam Sunday versus the Rangers, so the calf can't be in that bad of shape.
Mar 6 - 3:55 PM

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.
Fri, Oct 7, 2016 11:12:00 AM

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.
Tue, Sep 6, 2016 05:02:00 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.
Fri, Jul 22, 2016 05:56:00 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.
Wed, Jun 8, 2016 10:15:00 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.
Tue, Jun 7, 2016 03:35:00 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.
Tue, Jun 7, 2016 10:25:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Willson Contreras
2Victor Caratini
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Javier Baez
SS1Addison Russell
3B1Kris Bryant
2Tommy La Stella
3Jeimer Candelario
LF1Ian Happ
2Mark Zagunis
CF1Albert Almora
2Jon Jay
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Lester
2Jake Arrieta
3Kyle Hendricks
4John Lackey
5Brett Anderson
6Eddie Butler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Wade Davis
2Carl Edwards Jr.
3Pedro Strop
4Koji Uehara
5Hector Rondon
6Mike Montgomery
7Brian Duensing
8Justin Grimm
9Felix Pena