The Cubs have agreed to terms with No. 6 overall pick Albert Almora on a $3.9 million contract, reports Jim Callis of Baseball America.
Major League Baseball recommended a $3.25 million bonus for the sixth overall selection. Almora is considered to have great makeup, good polish and plenty of tools. While he was not considered in the same class as Byron Buxton or Carlos Correa, Almora, an elite defensive center fielder, has been compared to Orioles superstar Adam Jones. Six first-round picks remain unsigned with Friday's signing deadline upon us: Kevin Gausman (6, BAL), Mark Appel (8, PIT), Andrew Heaney (9, MIA), Lucas Giolito (16, WAS), Richie Shaffer (25, TB) and Ty Hensley (30, NYY).
Mon, Jul 9, 2012 02:40:00 PM