Albert Almora

#78 OF / Chi. Cubs Cubs / EXP: 0YRS / MINORS Height: 6-2 Weight: 180 lb Age: 21 College: None Bats/Throws R/R

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    • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

      Cubs OF prospect Albert Almora having tough year offensively

      It has been another trying year offensively for top-100 prospect Albert Almora. The Cubs prospect is batting just .249 with a .365 slugging percentage and .659 OPS in 62 games with Double-A Tennessee. The 2012 first-round pick (sixth) has three triples, 12 doubles, three home runs, 24 RBI, 41 runs, four stolen bases, 15 walks and 27 strikeouts. Almora, who was considered a top-100 prospect by (No. 57) and (No. 38) entering the season, had a .270/.392/.683 slash line in 125 games last season.

    • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

      Cubs prospect Kyle Schwarber among cuts Thursday

      The Cubs announced Thursday they cut 12 players from major-league camp, including top catcher prospect Kyle Schwarber,who was reassigned to minor-league camp. The other players reassigned to minor-league camp were pitchers Daniel Bard, Anthony Carter, Jorge De Leon, Gonzalez Germen and Francisley Bueno, infielder Chris Valaika, outfielders Albert Almora, Mike Baxter and Adron Chambers. Pitcher Blake Parker and pitcher Joseph Ortiz were optioned to Triple-A Iowa.

    • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

      Cubs OF prospect Albert Almora upbeat despite down year in 2014

      After being considered a top-100 prospect by Baseball America the last two years, Cubs outfield prospect Albert Almora took a tumble down the rankings this year and is no longer considered among Baseball America's top 100 prospects heading into 2015. Granted, Almora didn't have a banner year in 2014 between high Class A and Double-A -- .270/.291/.392/.683 -- but the 2012 first-round pick (sixth overall) is refusing to call his '14 campaign a lost year, per ESPN. "To be honest with you, I didn't have bad year," Almora said Tuesday. "I thought it was a great year when it comes down to how to deal with stuff. I learned a lot of things. I was happy with the outcome of the year. Sure the numbers weren't there like previous years, but when it comes to my development, I thought it was a great year." Almora drew just 14 walks in 125 games last season. He admits one area he needs to improve is pitch recognition. "Getting my pitch to hit. It (walking more) would help my game out tremendously," he said. "I definitely think it's part of the game I need to work on. If I'm on base it helps the team."

    • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

      Bryant, Russell, Schwarber among Cubs' non-roster invites

      The Cubs announced Friday they handed out spring invites to 19 non-roster players, which includes some of their top prospects. Among the top prospects invited to spring training are Kris Bryant , Albert Almora, Addison Russell and Kyle Schwarber. The remaining invites are Mike Baxter, Adron Chambers, Jonathan Herrera, Chris Valaika, Logan Watkins, Taylor Teagarden, Daniel Bard, Corey Black, Francisley Bueno, Anthony Carter, Hunter Cervenka, Jorge De Leon, Pierce Johnson, Armando Rivero and Donn Roach.

    • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

      Albert Almora promoted to Double-A

      Cubs outfield prospect Albert Almora has been promoted from Class A Daytona to Double-A Tennessee. Almora is considered the Cubs' fourth-best prospect by Almora hit .283 with a .306 on-base percentage, .406 slugging percentage and .712 OPS in the hitter-friendly Florida State League. He totaled two triples, seven home runs, 20 doubles, 50 RBI, 55 runs and six stolen bases in 89 games. He was much improved in the second half of the season, batting .354 with two triples, five home runs, seven doubles, 20 RBI and 27 runs in 30 games after the FSL All-Star break.

    • by R.J. White |

      Cubs option four, re-assign five Wednesday

      The Cubs optioned infielders Arismendy Alcantara and Logan Watkins and outfielders Jorge Soler and Matt Szczur Wednesday, while also re-assigning infielders Kris Bryant and Jeudy Valdez, outfielder Albert Almora and pitchers Carlos Pimentel and Eric Jokisch to minor-league camp.

    • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

      Cubs tout Albert Almora as 'Gold Glove-type player'

      Cubs senior vice president of player development and amateur scouting Jason McLeod didn't hold back Tuesday when talking with MLB Network Radio about outfield prospect Albert Almora's potential. "He's got incredible makeup, and the best outfield instincts I've seen in a player," McLeod said. "He can be Gold Glove-type player."

    • by Igor Mello |

      Report: Kris Bryant, Albert Almora will be invited to spring training

      The Chicago Tribune reports Saturday that Cubs prospects Kris Bryant and Albert Almora will likely earn a trip to spring training. Bryant was named Arizona Fall League MVP after batting .364 with six home runs and 17 RBI in 20 games. Almora missed some time last season with Class A Kane County due to a broken hand and a groin injury. He batted .307 with 12 RBI and nine stolen bases in 21 games in the Arizona Fall League.

    • by Al Melchior | Data Analyst

      Marlins, Cubs could look into trading prospects

      According to Baseball Insider Jon Heyman, the Marlins and Cubs are considering talks regarding a trade of some of their top prospects. The pitching-heavy Marlins may be willing to part with some of their young hurlers, including major leaguers Jacob Turner, Henderson Alvarez and Nate Eovadi as well as prospects Andrew Heaney , Justin Nicolino , Adam Conley and Jose Urena and late-season callup Brian Flynn. In return, they would likely target one or more of the Cubs' top hitting prospects, including Kris Bryant , Javier Baez , Albert Almora and Jorge Soler .

    • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

      Albert Almora sidelined at Class A Kane County

      Cubs outfielder Albert Almora was placed on the disabled list at Class A Kane County with a slight groin strain, according to the Chicago Daily Herald. The team hopes Almora will only be sidelined a week. Almora, who missed the start of the season with a broken hand, is batting .329 with a .466 slugging percentage and .842 OPS in 61 games for Kane County. He has three home runs, four triples, 17 doubles, 23 RBI and 39 runs.

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