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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
Contract: view contract details
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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

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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

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
Sun, May 15, 2016 03:15:00 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