The Cubs have agreed with No. 6 overall pick Albert Almora on a $3.9 million bonus, pending the outcome of a physical on Monday.
A center fielder from Mater Academy (Hialeah Gardens, Fla.) and a perennial standout on U.S. national teams, Almora was the most polished high school player available in the draft. The sixth overall selection, he has plus tools across the board and even better instincts. He could develop into a .300 hitter with 20 homers per season. He had committed to Miami.
Almora's bonus exceeded the assigned value for the No. 6 pick by $650,000, leaving the Cubs $373,800 above their $7,933,900 bonus pool for the first 10 rounds. They'll pay a 75-percent tax on the overage as a penalty under the new draft rules, a bill that will come to $280,350.
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