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Albert Almora

#5 | OF
Chicago Cubs Chicago Cubs
Albert Almora
Name: Reinaldo Albert Almora
Born: Apr 16, 1994 in Hialeah, Fla. USA
High School: Mater Academy, Hialeah Gardens, Fla.
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 190 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
 ABAVGOBPSLGHR
201843.349.404.5581
Career454.297.337.45812
Drafted in the 1st round (6th overall) by the Chicago Cubs in 2012 (signed for $3,900,000)
Almora is a latter-day A.J. Hinch in that he has become a go-to player for USA Baseball national teams from a young age. Almora was USA Baseball's 2011 athlete of the year after being MVP of the 18-and-under Pan American Championships in Colombia in November 2011. He tied Hinch's USA Baseball record by playing on his sixth national team, and scouts love his grinder approach and in-game savvy. What's more, Almora has outstanding tools. The Miami signee, in one scout's words, "has no issues. He's got above-average tools everywhere, and they all play. He has tools and he uses them." He doesn't turn in blazing times when he runs in showcases (generally he's a 6.8-second runner in the 60), but his game instincts help him steal bases and cover plenty of ground in center field. Scouts consider his defense major league-ready right now, with plus grades for his accurate throwing arm. With natural hitting rhythm and plenty of bat speed, Almora is a line-drive machine with a loose swing who stays inside the ball, relishes velocity and handles spin. He should have 20-homer power down the line, sufficient if he slows down and can't play center, and a definite bonus if (as expected) he stays in the middle garden. He plays the game with both ease and energy and may have some projection left in his athletic 6-foot-1, 175-pound frame. The Miami signee is considered one of the draft's safer picks and could sneak into the first 10 selections.
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