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Albert Almora | Outfielder | #5

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (24) / 4/16/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (6) / CHC
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Albert Almore went 3-for-5 with a homer in a loss to the Reds on Sunday.
Almora hit his third homer of the year on Sunday, with this one being a solo shot off of Jackson Stephens. The three hits raise Almora's average to .323, and his .445 slugging percentage shows he's hitting the ball with authority in 2018. Add in his strong defense, and Almora isn't giving up his starting job in center -- at least not in the short term. Jun 24 - 4:11 PM

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Albert Almora hit a walk-off single in the Cubs' 2-1 win over the Dodgers on Tuesday in the second game of a doubleheader.

Kris Bryant led off the bottom of the 10th inning with a triple into the right-field corner. After the Dodgers elected to intentionally walk Javier Baez, Almora then punched a single through the right side. He also had a double earlier in the game and is now sporting a healthy .325/.371/.442 batting line. Almora has taken a nice step forward offensively this season, but his ceiling is limited in fantasy leagues because he doesn't hit for much power or steal bases.
Jun 19 - 11:36 PM

Albert Almora went 2-for-4 as the Cubs were shut out by the Cardinals on Sunday night in St. Louis.

Both of Almora's hits in the game were singles. In fact, as a team the Cubs tallied just four total hits, all of which were singles. The speedy center fielder is enjoying a terrific season at the dish, slashing .325/.372/.440 with a pair of homers and 19 RBI in 219 plate appearances.
Jun 17 - 11:43 PM

Albert Almora went 3-for-6 with two RBI and a run scored Monday as the Cubs outlasted the Brewers.

Almora gave the Cubs their first run of the night with an RBI single in the top of the fifth inning and then provided some insurance with another RBI single in Chicago's five-run 11th inning. He's slashing .323/.374/.441 in 58 games this season and getting regular looks out of the leadoff spot. The power and speed upside isn't great, but the 24-year-old outfielder should continue to have appeal in DFS formats.
Jun 12 - 12:16 AM

Albert Almora hit a go-ahead two-run double in the top of the 14th inning in Saturday's win over the Mets.

While the Cubs racked up a stellar 17 hits in the contest, they also struck out 24 times and the game remained tied at 1-1 all the way until the top of the 14th. Then, they naturally exploded for six runs to secure the win. Almora broke the seal, working a go-ahead two-run double off Buddy Baumann with one out in the frame to finally start the contest toward its end game. While he doesn't offer much in the way of power, the outfielder has been a sturdy performer in terms of pure average. He's slashing .319/.371/.444 over the course of 160 at-bats this season.
Jun 3 - 12:41 AM

Albert Almora went 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles and an RBI as the Cubs topped the Giants on Sunday night in Chicago.

Almora led off the game with a single and came around to score the Cubs' first run during a three-run rally in the first inning. He then doubled and rode home on Javier Baez's three-run blast in the fourth and chipped in an RBI double of his own in the fifth. He's slashing a robust .326/.377/.457 with two homers and 13 RBI in 152 plate appearances on the year. While the average is nice, Almora has hardly contributed anything in power and he has yet to steal a base, making him nothing more than an NL-only play at this stage.
May 27 - 11:49 PM

Albert Almora went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer in Monday's loss to the Braves.

Almora got the start in this one against a righty and took Julio Teheran deep in his first plate appearance. He also added a couple singles. Almora is probably the Cubs' best option in center field, but his inconsistent playing time and questionable offensive ceiling doesn't make him much of a fantasy option.
May 14 - 5:52 PM

Albert Almora is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Rockies.

It's a routine day off for the Cubs' center fielder. Ian Happ will start in his place.
May 1 - 4:10 PM

Albert Almora finished 4-for-6 with a double, an RBI and four runs scored in Friday's 16-5 win at Colorado.

The four-hit night was the first of Almora's career, and he is now slashing an impressive .325/.372/.525. He is 9-for-18 (.500) with nine runs scored, two doubles and a home run with three RBI over his past six outings. Almora doesn't start regularly, so fantasy owners in mixed play will want to be careful, but he could start playing a lot more frequently if he keeps hitting this well.
Apr 21 - 12:39 AM

Albert Almora was a late addition to the Cubs' starting lineup on Saturday.

Almora was scratched from the lineup on Friday due to illness and was initially held out of Saturday's lineup as well, but he was feeling much better on Saturday morning and talked his way into the order it would seem. Victor Caratini was removed from the lineup, with Ben Zobrist shifting to first base and Javier Baez dropping from second to sixth.
Apr 14 - 1:24 PM

Albert Almora was scratched from the Cubs' lineup Friday because of illness.

He should be fine in a day or two. Ian Happ has taken Almora's spot in center field and at leadoff.
Apr 13 - 1:12 PM

Albert Almora had an RBI double in a win over the Brewers on Sunday.

Almora slapped a run-scoring double down the right field line in the fifth inning off Brewers starter Chase Anderson. Worth noting, he started in center field and batted leadoff for the Cubs against a right-handed starter, perhaps suggesting his usage is on the rise; in the past, he was mostly a defensive player, batting lower in the lineup while playing primarily against lefties. Or, perhaps it was just a getaway day lineup on a Sunday afternoon. Either way, it was a productive day for the 23-year-old.
Apr 8 - 5:49 PM

Albert Almora is leading off and playing center field on Friday against the Marlins.

Almora takes the place of Ian Happ, who homered on the first pitch of the regular season on Thursday. The two will likely split time in center, and while Happ offers more offensive value, Almora's defense will give him plenty of run as well. The full lineup for the Cubs: Almora CF, Kris Bryant 3B, Anthony Rizzo 1B, Willson Contreras C, Kyle Schwarber LF, Addison Russell SS, Ben Zobrist RF and Kyle Hendricks on the mound.
Mar 30 - 2:35 PM

Albert Almora went 0-for-3 against the Red Sox on Tuesday, leaving him with a .164 spring average.

Well, it'd be .164 if today actually counted in the official spring stats, which it doesn't. Still, Almora really hurt his case for playing time by going 9-for-55 with just one walk in his 19 appearances this spring. He'll be on the roster, but he'd seem to be a strict backup to J.A. Happ at the moment.
Mar 27 - 4:13 PM

Albert Almora launched a two-run home run Tuesday against the Dodgers.

Almora took Wilmer Font deep as part of the Cubs' six-run explosion in the first inning. It's the outfielder's only hit in 15 plate appearances this spring, as he's been overshadowed so far by Ian Happ -- four home runs -- in the competition for playing time in center field.
Mar 6 - 5:57 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Willson Contreras
2Chris Gimenez
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Javier Baez
2Ben Zobrist
SS1Addison Russell
3B1Kris Bryant
2Tommy La Stella
LF1Kyle Schwarber
CF1Ian Happ
2Albert Almora
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Lester
2Yu Darvish
3Jose Quintana
4Kyle Hendricks
5Tyler Chatwood
6Mike Montgomery
7Drew Smyly
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brandon Morrow
2Carl Edwards Jr.
3Steve Cishek
4Pedro Strop
5Justin Wilson
6Brian Duensing
7Randy Rosario
8Eddie Butler
9Anthony Bass
10Rob Zastryzny
11Cory Mazzoni
12Justin Hancock