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5 Albert Almora CF

Chicago Cubs

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
2%1%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
33912.23632412
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2018CHC15244462127541248313.323.378.286
2019CHC13033941801232166221.271.381.236

Player Updates

July 12, 2020 04:48 PM
Cubs' Albert Almora: Good to go
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Almora (ribs) looked good to manager David Ross Sunday and should be a full go moving forward, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

Almora crashed into the center field wall in an intrasquad game Friday and bruised his ribs. He was able to stay in that game, so it didn't appear his injury was too serious, and this report confirms it.

July 11, 2020 02:12 AM
Cubs' Albert Almora: Returns to game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Almora (ribs) was able to return to Friday's intrasquad matchup, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

Almora was diagnosed with bruised left ribs after running into the center field wall Friday, but he returned to hit and play the field later in the game after being examined by medical personnel. The team may exercise caution as it monitors the issue over the coming days, but his return to the game signals that he's unlikely to be too limited by the injury.

July 11, 2020 11:36 AM
Cubs' Albert Almora: Leaves intrasquad game early
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Almora left Friday's intrasquad matchup early after crashing into the center field wall, Gordon Wittenmyer of NBC Sports Chicago reports.

Almora ran into the center field wall when chasing a fly ball Friday and was down on the field for several minutes. However, he was able to leave the field under his own power, albeit slowly. The nature and severity of any injury he may have sustained are unclear. Whether the incident will impact his availability for Opening Day remains to be seen.

April 23, 2020 12:16 AM
Cubs' Albert Almora: Could work in outfield rotation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Almora could work in a rotation with fellow outfielders Ian Happ and Steven Souza, and all three would likely benefit if MLB adopts a universal DH for the 2020 season, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Before spring training was cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic, Almora and Happ were competing for the primary role in center field, and that battle will likely continue into the regular season, whenever it is able to begin. The league has been mulling some ways to condense the schedule with games being held in just a few sites, and a universal DH idea has popped up as well. The latter development would bode well for Almora by giving him one more way to slot into the everyday lineup, but its far from certain it comes to fruition.

March 6, 2020 11:00 AM
Cubs' Albert Almora: Back in action Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Almora (illness) is starting in center field and batting sixth in Friday's Cactus League game against the White Sox, LaMond Pope of the Chicago Tribune reports.

The 25-year-old was unavailable for Thursday's contest against the Rangers due to the illness, but he'll make a quick return to the field Friday. Almora is competing with Ian Happ for the Opening Day job in center field.

March 5, 2020 02:28 PM
Cubs' Albert Almora: Feeling sick
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Almora isn't available for Thursday's Cactus League game against the Rangers due to an illness, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

Teammates Yu Darvish and Jason Kipnis were scratched ahead of the game with flu-like symptoms, so Almora might have fallen victim to the bug as well. As long as he's able to make a full recovery from the illness within the next couple of weeks, Almora's availability for Opening Day shouldn't be impacted. Almora has been battling Ian Happ for the top job in center field this spring.

March 1, 2020 10:08 PM
Cubs' Albert Almora Jr.: Homers again Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Almora went 1-for-3 and hit his second home run of the spring in Sunday's Cactus League game against the Mariners.

Almora has been scorching hot to start spring training, as he's now batting .583 through five Cactus League games with those two home runs, six runs scored and six RBI. The 23-year-old showed up to camp with a reworked swing and it certainly looks to be making a difference in the early going. Almora is competing with Ian Happ for playing time in center field and is making a strong case for himself.

February 24, 2020 01:00 PM
Cubs' Albert Almora Jr.: Shows off new swing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Almora reworked his swing over the offseason, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

Almora needed to do something after hitting .236/.271/.381 last season, easily the worst line of his four-year big-league career. In his first game of the spring, he was noticeably more upright with less of an open stance. He also reduced his leg kick. It's too early to say whether or not the changes will help, but it gives at least some reason to believe he'll return to the more respectable numbers he posted early in his career.

January 10, 2020 07:20 PM
Cubs' Albert Almora Jr.: Avoids arbitration with Cubs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Almora agreed to a one-year, $1.575 million deal with the Cubs on Friday, avoiding arbitration, freelance baseball writer Robert Murray reports.

This was Almora's first of three seasons as an arbitration-eligible player. He should once again serve as a part-time outfielder on the North Side.

September 27, 2019 10:44 PM
Cubs' Albert Almora Jr.: Removed with knee injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Almora exited Friday's game against the Cardinals due to an apparent knee injury, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Almora appeared to suffer the injury while running to first base on a fielder's choice, and Javier Baez was then called on to pinch run. the extent of Almora's injury is unknown at this time.

September 1, 2019 12:00 PM
Cubs' Albert Almora Jr.: Starting in return to majors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Almora was recalled from Triple-A Iowa on Sunday and is starting in center field and batting sixth versus the Brewers.

Almora was demoted in mid-August but returns to the Cubs after struggling at Triple-A with a .610 OPS in 13 contests. The 25-year-old took a step back this season leading to his demotion, posting a .243/.275/.396 slash line with 12 home runs in 321 at-bats.

August 16, 2019 03:56 PM
Cubs' Albert Almora Jr.: Optioned to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Almora was optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Friday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

The 25-year-old struggled since Aug. 4, going 3-for-18 with five strikeouts, and with Nicholas Castellanos and Ian Happ available to play in the outfield, Almora will get a chance to right the ship at the Triple-A level. Addison Russell was recalled from Triple-A Iowa while James Norwood was optioned to Triple-A in corresponding moves. Brandon Kintzler (pectoral) was also activated from the 10-day injured list.

August 3, 2019 10:40 PM
Cubs' Albert Almora Jr.: Launches 12th homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Almora went 3-for-3 with a go-ahead solo home run and two RBI against the Brewers on Saturday.

Almora took Junior Guerra deep in the seventh inning for his 12th home run of the season to give the Cubs a 2-1 lead. Amid questions about his playing time with the acquisition of Nick Castellanos, Almora only had four at-bats in last five games before Saturday. For the season, he's produced a .247/.279/.411 line across 299 at-bats and may only get sporadic starts in the outfield moving forward.

July 31, 2019 06:20 PM
Cubs' Albert Almora Jr.: Out again Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Almora is not starting Wednesday against the Cardinals.

Almora will sit for a second straight game as Ian Happ once again picks up a start in center field in his stead. With the acquisition of Nicholas Castellanos on Wednesday, Almora will likely move to a bench role for the stretch run.

July 30, 2019 04:44 PM
Cubs' Albert Almora Jr.: Heads to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Almora isn't starting Tuesday's game against the Cardinals.

Almora has been struggling at the dish of late, hitting just .206 with four homers and five RBI over 21 games in July. He'll get Tuesday night off, opening the door for Ian Happ to start in center field and bat eighth.

July 28, 2019 12:08 PM
Cubs' Albert Almora Jr.: Stationed on bench Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Almora is not in the lineup for Sunday's game at Milwaukee.

Almora didn't start Saturday but came off the bench to deliver a 10th-inning homer to give the Cubs the lead, though they were unable to hold on for the win. Ian Happ receives another start in center field with Almora struggling since the All-Star break with a .631 OPS and 31.1 percent strikeout rate in 14 games.

July 27, 2019 04:24 PM
Cubs' Albert Almora Jr.: Not in lineup Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Almora is not in the lineup Saturday against the Brewers.

Almora will head to the bench for what appears to be a regular day off following a string of nine consecutive starts. In his place, Ian Happ is manning center field and hitting seventh Saturday.

July 24, 2019 09:12 PM
Cubs' Albert Almora Jr.: Smacks 10th homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Almora went 2-for-4 with a solo home run Wednesday against the Giants.

Almora took Tyler Beede deep in the fourth inning to notch his 10th home run of the season. He's been in a fairly deep funk at the dish of late, recording just six hits in his last 36 at-bats with two home runs, four runs scored and three RBI. For the season, he's maintained a .240/.275/.390 line across 306 plate appearances.

July 15, 2019 03:28 PM
Cubs' Albert Almora Jr.: Day off Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Almora is not starting Monday against the Reds.

Almora sits for the second straight game after previously starting seven of eight contests. Jason Heyward again starts in center field, with Kris Bryant in right.

July 15, 2019 12:24 PM
Cubs' Albert Almora Jr.: Goes deep in pinch-hit appearance
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Almora went 1-for-1 with a pinch-hit solo home run and walk in an 8-3 victory against the Pirates on Sunday.

The 25-year-old received a chance to bat for Jose Quintana in the sixth and increased the Cubs' lead with a homer. He stayed in the game to play center field and walked in his only other plate appearance. On July 4, Almora hit his first homer since May 27, and now he has two long balls in his last 15 at-bats. Almora is batting .250 with nine homers, 26 RBI, 30 runs and two steals in 256 at-bats this season.

Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs St. Louis2750 .267 .333 .185
vs Flaherty (Career)820 .250.250.250
vs RHP2315710 .279 .429 .247
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2020CHC0000000000------------
2019CHC13033941801232166221.236.271.3810.651
2018CHC15244462127541248313.286.323.3780.701
2017CHC1322993989846195310.298.338.4450.782
2016CHC47112143131452000.277.308.4550.763
Total4611194156327281336421844.274.310.4030.713
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2020CHC000000000
2019CHC13011112925148
2018CHC152241168623112
2017CHC13218113323018
2016CHC47915100005
Total46162448110104633
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2012R-Azl Cubs18751826511132851.347.362.480
2012ASX-Boise Hawks15659197016--501.292.292.446
2013AFX-Kane County Cougars612493982174323173044.329.376.466
2014AA-Tennessee Smokies3614120337221022301.234.250.355
2014AFA-Daytona Cubs8936755104202750124663.283.306.406
2015AA-Tennessee Smokies10640569110264646324784.272.327.400
2016AAA-Iowa803204697183443944103.303.317.416
2019AAA-Iowa Cubs134961131024721.225.283.327
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/190
Birthdate:
4/16/1994
Age:
26
Hometown:
Hialeah, FL
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Chicago Cubs
College:

MLB Experience:
4