21-Year-Old Outfielder – Chicago Cubs
2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
After a strong (but injury-filled) run with Low-A Kane County in 2013, Almora struggled a bit when he was promoted to higher levels last year. Neither the power nor the speed was much to write home ab...
Albert Almora Contract Information:
Agreed to a contract (signing bonus of $3.9 million) with the Cubs in July 2012.
Almora went 0-for-4 for Double-A Tennessee on Friday, dropping his batting average to .240.
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Chicago Cubs Roster
MajorsArrieta, Jake (P)
AAAlmora, Albert (OF)
A+Blackburn, Paul (P)
AAmaya, Gioskar (2B)
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
In the fantastic offensive quartet in the Cubs' system, Almora is the youngest, as he's still only entering his age-20 season. A couple of injuries limited him to only 61 games with Low-A Kane County last year, making it difficult to draw any conclusions about his progress, but he played well in the AFL, and if the doubles and triples start turning into home runs, look out. The 2012 first-rounder needs another couple of years of seasoning, but when he hits the majors, he'll be there for good.
The sixth overall pick by the Cubs in the 2012 first-year player draft, Almora is known for his plus power and plus defense. He did nothing to dispel that notion in 140 rookie and short-season at-bats, slugging .480 and .446, respectively. Almora, who will turn 19 in April, is a player to watch the next couple seasons. As one of the Cubs' top prospects, Almora is expected to make his full-season professional debut at Low-A Kane County in 2013.