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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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Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein said Friday that he told Albert Almora he'd have "more" of a role in 2018.
It's possible that means Almora is an everyday player, although Epstein wouldn't guarantee that. Epstein's pronouncement isn't terribly surprising after Almora put up a better-than-expected .298/.338/.445 batting line in 2017 while playing superb defense in center field. The key for the 23-year-old going forward will be whether he can hit righties, as he's a career .320/.377/.503 hitter against lefties but holds a more modest .275/.300/.415 line versus righties. Oct 20 - 5:06 PM

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Albert Almora hit a two-run home run in Saturday's loss to the Dodgers in NLCS Game 1.

Almora provided all the offense the Cubs would receive on the night with a two-run shot off Clayton Kershaw in the fourth inning. The homer was his first career postseason dinger. The 23-year-old now has three hits in nine at-bats this postseason.
Oct 14 - 11:50 PM

Albert Almora is starting in center field and batting fifth in Game 5 of the NLDS on Thursday night against the Nationals.

Perhaps even more notable is that Jason Heyward will get the start despite the fact that the Nationals are throwing left-hander Gio Gonzalez. Kyle Schwarber is on the bench again. Ben Zobrist is also sitting. The full lineup for Chicago in this winner-advances Game 5 at Nationals Park: Jon Jay LF, Kris Bryant 3B, Anthony Rizzo 1B, Willson Contreras C, Albert Almora CF, Addison Russell SS, Jason Heyward RF, Javier Baez 2B, Kyle Hendricks SP.

Albert Almora is starting in center field and batting leadoff for the Cubs in Game 2 of the NLDS against the Nationals on Saturday.

With a left-hander on the hill, Jason Heyward will take a seat in favor of Almora. Here's how the Cubs full lineup rounds out: Almora CF, Kris Bryant 3B, Anthony Rizzo 1B, Willson Contreras C, Addison Russell SS, Ben Zobrist RF, Javy Baez 2B and Ian Happ LF with Jon Lester on the bump for the Cubs.
Oct 7 - 1:37 PM

Albert Almora admitted Thursday that he experienced discomfort in his back while attempting to swing.

The good news, is that Almora claims his ailing shoulder is fine now. He may have also sustained the back injury when crashing into the center field wall in St. Louis during Tuesday's game. He's still considered day-to-day.
Sep 28 - 7:54 PM

Albert Almora has been diagnosed with a contusion around his right rotator cuff.

Almora suffered the injury Tuesday when he crashed into the center field wall at Busch Stadium while trying to track down a hard liner off the bat of Paul DeJong. It looked ugly, but he was eventually able to walk off the field and X-rays turned up negative. Consider him day-to-day.
Sep 26 - 10:58 PM

Albert Almora was removed from Tuesday's game against the Cardinals with an apparent shoulder injury.

Almora crashed hard into the outfield wall while trying to chase down a Paul DeJong shot into the left-center field gap in the bottom of the fifth inning. He laid on the ground for over a minute before eventually walking off slowly with a trainer. Leonys Martin entered to play center for the Cubs.
Sep 26 - 10:22 PM

Albert Almora went 3-for-4 and drove in two runs during a win over the Cardinals on Saturday.

He poked a single that drove in Anthony Rizzo with the game's first run in the fourth inning, then cracked a double to drive in Rizzo again in the fifth frame. Almora has hit well while serving as a mostly back-up outfielder for the Cubs this year. He has a .299 batting average with seven home runs, 45 RBI and 37 runs scored in 278 at-bats.
Sep 16 - 7:25 PM

Albert Almora went 2-for-2 with a home run and six RBI in Wednesday's thrashing of the Mets.

He accomplished all that without even starting the game, subbing into the lopsided contest in the seventh inning. He blasted a three-run homer in his first at-bat and then plated three more runs with a triple in the eighth inning. He has spent the season as a part-time outfielder, slashing .290/.334/.426 with seven homers and 41 RBI in 295 plate appearances.
Sep 14 - 1:39 AM

Albert Almora hit a two-run home run, his sixth of the year, in a win over the Pirates on Thursday.

Almora didn't start the game, but he came in as a defensive replacement in the fifth inning and made his presence felt in the seventh, swatting a two-run shot to extend the Cubs' lead. The 23-year-old has been used methodically and effectively by manager Joe Maddon this year, and he's hit .288/.333/.409 in 114 games as a result. He may never blossom into the offensive star some might have hoped, but Almora is proving to be a serviceable major leaguer for a winning ballclub.
Sep 8 - 12:30 AM

Albert Almora went 2-for-5 and scored a run in Tuesday's loss to the Pirates.

Both hits came off left-handed starter Steven Brault. Almora has been woeful against right-handers this season, but he's put up a .350 average against southpaws. He's started just three of the last 10 games and they've all come versus lefties.
Sep 5 - 9:48 PM

Albert Almora went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in Wednesday's loss to the Giants.

Almora took Madison Bumgarner deep for a solo homer in the third inning. Not only would that long ball stand as the Cubs' only extra-base hit of the contest, it also represented the only run they scored in the loss. For the campaign as a whole, Almora is hitting .278/.332/.406 with five homers and 25 RBI in 90 games played.
Aug 9 - 7:19 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Willson Contreras
2Alex Avila
3Rene Rivera
4Victor Caratini
5Taylor Davis
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Javier Baez
SS1Addison Russell
3B1Kris Bryant
2Tommy La Stella
LF1Kyle Schwarber
2Ian Happ
CF1Jon Jay
2Albert Almora
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Lester
2Jose Quintana
3Kyle Hendricks
4Tyler Chatwood
5Jen-Ho Tseng
6Adbert Alzolay
7Oscar De La Cruz
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Carl Edwards Jr.
2Pedro Strop
3Justin Wilson
4Koji Uehara
5Brian Duensing
6Justin Grimm
7Dillon Maples
8Rob Zastryzny
9Mike Montgomery
10Dario Alvarez
11Cory Mazzoni