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Birth Date4-16-1994
Height6' 2"
Weight190 lbs
Age26 years, 5 months, 11 days
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

2016 CHN 22 47 117 31 9 1 3 5 20 0 0 0 .277 .308 .455 92 -0.9 0.9 1.6 0.5
2017 CHN 23 132 323 89 18 1 8 19 53 0 1 0 .298 .338 .445 93 -1.7 3.2 -1.2 1.0
2018 CHN 24 152 479 127 24 1 5 24 83 3 1 3 .286 .323 .378 85 -7.3 -0.1 2.5 1.0
2019 CHN 25 130 363 80 11 1 12 16 62 1 2 1 .236 .271 .381 72 -11.5 -0.4 2.0 0.2

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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2012 BOI A- NOR 15 65 .256 .344 .371 .305 115 -1.9 1.8 0.2 101 0 2.7 -3.0 0.1 0.2
2012 CUB Rk AZL 18 80 .258 .338 .372 .368 95 8.8 2.5 0.2 149 0 2.1 0.4 4.2 0.9
2013 KNC A MID 61 272 .254 .322 .369 .362 112 6.2 7.7 0.5 137 0 12.6 -0.7 8.1 2.9
2014 DAY A+ FSL 89 385 .253 .317 .366 .305 101 -2.7 11.3 0.9 105 0 5.9 0.9 -4.8 1.4
2014 TEN AA SOU 36 144 .259 .329 .385 .267 103 -7.1 4.0 0.3 68 0 -2.1 -0.1 -7.0 -0.5
2015 TEN AA SOU 106 452 .258 .329 .377 .291 100 4.9 12.1 -0.5 94 0 3.2 1.2 -10.4 0.6
2016 CHN MLB NL 47 117 .262 .327 .430 .315 88 1.4 3.3 0.1 92 14 1.6 0.9 -0.9 0.5
2016 IOW AAA PCL 80 336 .261 .324 .402 .336 88 10.1 9.4 0.5 106 0 0.5 3.8 -2.6 1.2
2017 CHN MLB NL 132 323 .258 .327 .432 .338 99 2.8 9.4 0.7 93 10 -1.2 3.2 -1.7 1.0
2018 CHN MLB NL 152 479 .244 .314 .399 .337 99 -3.4 13.4 1.1 85 9 2.5 -0.1 -7.3 1.0
2019 CHN MLB NL 130 363 .252 .323 .432 .255 99 -14.5 11.0 0.9 72 9 2.0 -0.4 -11.5 0.2
2019 IOW AAA PCL 13 54 .266 .345 .456 .262 95 -4 1.9 0.2 57 0 2.0 0.0 -3.0 0.1

Statistics For All Levels

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2012 CUB Rk AZL 80 75 18 26 5 1 1 36 13 2 8 5 1 .347 .363 .480 .133 2 0
2012 BOI A- NOR 65 65 9 19 7 0 1 29 6 0 5 0 1 .292 .292 .446 .154 0 0
2013 KNC A MID 272 249 39 82 17 4 3 116 23 17 30 4 4 .329 .376 .466 .137 2 1
2014 DAY A+ FSL 385 367 55 104 20 2 7 149 50 12 46 6 3 .283 .306 .406 .123 4
2014 TEN AA SOU 144 141 20 33 7 2 2 50 10 2 23 0 1 .234 .250 .355 .121 0
2015 TEN AA SOU 452 405 69 110 26 4 6 162 46 32 47 8 4 .272 .327 .400 .128 6 4
2016 CHN MLB NL 117 112 14 31 9 1 3 51 14 5 20 0 0 .277 .308 .455 .179 0 0
2016 IOW AAA PCL 336 320 46 97 18 3 4 133 43 9 44 10 3 .303 .317 .416 .113 5 2
2017 CHN MLB NL 323 299 39 89 18 1 8 133 46 19 53 1 0 .298 .338 .445 .147 2 3
2018 CHN MLB NL 479 444 62 127 24 1 5 168 41 24 83 1 3 .286 .323 .378 .092 6 2
2019 IOW AAA PCL 54 49 6 11 3 1 0 16 2 4 7 2 1 .224 .283 .327 .102 0 1
2019 CHN MLB NL 363 339 41 80 11 1 12 129 32 16 62 2 1 .236 .271 .381 .145 2 5

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2016 394 0.4873 0.5025 0.7626 0.6198 0.3911 0.8487 0.6329 0.2374 0.0000
2017 1108 0.4738 0.5099 0.7522 0.6552 0.3791 0.8837 0.5475 0.2478 0.0000
2018 1602 0.4719 0.5393 0.7535 0.6865 0.4078 0.8671 0.5826 0.2465 0.0000
2019 1317 0.4450 0.5125 0.7541 0.6741 0.3830 0.8886 0.5643 0.2459 0.0000

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-08-09 - Minors - - - Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2014-03-26 2014-03-31 Camp 5 0 - Knee Contusion - -
2013-08-05 2013-09-03 Minors 29 0 Right Groin Strain - -
2013-04-01 2013-05-22 Minors 51 0 Left Wrist Recovery From Fracture Hamate - -
2013-03-04 2013-04-01 Camp 28 0 Left Wrist Fracture Hamate - -


Year Team Salary
2020 CHN $1,575,000
2019 CHN $615,500
2018 CHN $584,500
2017 CHN $552,000
2016 CHN $
3 yrPrevious$1,752,000
4 yrPvs + Cur$3,327,000
4 yrTotal$3,327,000


Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 72 dBoras Corp.1 year/$1.575M (2020)

  • 1 year/$1.575M (2020). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 1/10/20 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$615,500 (2019). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/19.
  • 1 year/$0.5845M (2018). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/18.
  • 1 year (2017). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/17.
  • 1 year (2016). Contract selected by Chicago Cubs 6/7/16.
  • Drafted by Chicago Cubs 2012 (1-6) (Mater Academy, Hialeah Gardens, Fla.). $3.9M signing bonus ($3.25M slot).

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

90o 57 15 3 0 1 4 9 0 0 .288 .339 .404 112 0.0 CF 0 0.0
80o 38 10 2 0 1 2 6 0 0 .286 .324 .429 104 0.0 CF 0 0.0
70o 24 6 1 0 1 1 4 0 0 .273 .304 .455 99 0.0 CF 0 0.0
60o 12 3 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 .273 .333 .364 94 0.0 CF 0 0.0
50o 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 90 0.0 CF 0 0.0
Weighted Mean410000100.250.250.250910.0CF 00.0

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2019-09-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)Health aside, what do the Cubs need to do to get themselves back with the elite? They seem to stuck in the good, not great territory with too many hitters that are able to be attacked the same way.
(Will from Chicago)
I think they need to find a way to not play Albert Almora and his bat (and others like him) even given his defensive aptitude. The pitching seems to be rounding into form and bullpens are...mercurial. Obviously most consistency there helps but so would health. (Craig Goldstein)
2017-08-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Albert Almora,above-avg regular lurking in there with the ability to add good value with his glove or more of a platoon/4th OF guy?
(Matt from Chicago)
My piece today on the site helps shape my answer. I think he can be both, really, a guy whose skill set will make him well-suited to certain situations and poorly suited to others. I do think both glove and bat will be avg-plus for MLB center fielders at his peak. (Matthew Trueblood)
2016-04-21 19:00:00 (link to chat)You're Theo Hoyer. If Albert Almora proves he can hit in AAA this year and Fowler has a year like last year (or better given his hot start), what's your move?
(tomshipley75 from Chicago)
Give Dexter a QO, negotiate with him in free agency, but assume that Almora's your guy unless you can get another discount on Fowler. (Mike Gianella)
2016-01-29 11:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the prospect list. Is this a list made with a heavier weight put on offence than defence (Fantasy angle) or is this list based on probability of making an overall impact in the major leagues? A couple of things stuck out when going through the list. Most notably, the inclusion of Albert Almora at #83 and the decision to not include Jomar Reyes who i've seen as high as #50 on some lists. Almora's defence is amazing but I can't help but think that he will be no better than average offensively (Poor man's Pillar?). Did the late in the season offensive surge from Almora put him back on the top 100 list? Thanks for taking my questions.
(fightingmoose from Manitoba, Canada)
We have a separate fantasy 101, so let's clear that up right now. This is based on major league value. Almora has incredible instincts in the field and could be a premium defender. Admittedly, there was a healthy debate surrounding him as we formed the list, and perhaps he's worthy of a supplemental piece next week (we'll be rolling out content all week). I'm a huge fan of Jomar Reyes and really believe in the bat. If you buy into his ability to stick at third base, getting aggressive with him makes sense. Our group had some concerns about his ability to do that, as well as the track record only taking him as far as Low-A - granted, at a young age. The issue is that if he's, say a 50 hit/60 power guy at first base, how valuable is that? Obviously at the hot corner, that's a huge boon. Ultimately, he's another one of the just missed guys, so you should see come content coming on him as well, and he's one of my favorites to jump up this list in the coming season. (Top 101 Chat with Craig Goldstein)
2016-01-29 11:00:00 (link to chat)Albert you think the late surge in AA last year is the true Albert, or the 1 1/2 years of weak contact prior to then?
(Q-Ball from Chicago)
copout to say somewhere in between? I don't doubt his progress, but I don't know that it sustains at that level. (Top 101 Chat with Craig Goldstein)
2015-09-30 19:00:00 (link to chat)Better career: Billy McKinney or Albert Almora?
(JB from Iowa)
Albert Almora but by a margin that is much thinner than most imagined a year ago. (Mauricio Rubio)
2015-07-23 17:00:00 (link to chat)With reports floating around that the Cubs have inquired on David Price, is there any way a deal could get done without including anyone from the big league roster? Torres / McKinney enough to headline a deal?
(cowboy2024 from Chicago)
I think it's possible, although I think it would take more than those two to be the headliners. A lot depends on what the Tigers scouts think of those guys as well as Albert Almora (whose stock has dropped but I still like) and C.J. Edwards. If you're counting Javier Baez or Arismendy Alcantara as minor leaguers despite their lack of rookie eligibility, my magic 8-ball says yes. (Mike Gianella)
2015-07-23 17:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Albert Almora? People seem to be down on him but he has elite OF defense and is still only 21 and playing in AA.
(Rob from Chicago)
I still like him and think that people are giving up on the bat too soon. That being said, he might need to repeat at AA given the age and some of the adjustments I'm hearing he needs to make. (Mike Gianella)
2015-07-23 17:00:00 (link to chat)Who has a better major league career Albert Almora or Arismendy Alcantara?
(BNer Chip from Wrigleyville)
Almora. (Mike Gianella)
2015-07-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)I'm REALLY down on Albert Almora. There's just nothing there to be impressed with. Am I wrong? Finish this sentence: In 2017, Albert Almora will be ________.
(JonKneeV from Indy)
Can't blame you, unfortunately. He's a really good kid, but the results just haven't been there, and in fact the tools have regressed the past two years. He's probably nothing more than a 4th outfielder by 2017. (Christopher Crawford)
2014-12-16 19:00:00 (link to chat)If one player would be Arnold's character (Dutch) from Predator, who would it be? Who would be Carl Weather's character (Dillion)? Who would be the lithe S. American woman/prisoner?
(richardkr34 from Minneapolis, MN)
I'll give Byron Buxton the nod as Dutch. He's that type of talent who can control the game and outsmart even the most lethal of hunters in the Universe. Mookie Betts is Dillon for me. Initially, I was just lukewarm on Betts, much like the viewer is with Dillon at the beginning of Predator, especially after he uses Dutch's team to "get the job done." I didn't really trust it with Betts at first, but like Dillon by the end you are fully on board. As for the S. American woman, I am thinking Albert Almora. The performance hasn't really matched the tools, kind of like how she pretended she didn't know English and was holding back, but made it to the chopper and ended up beating everyone's expectations by surviving. That's a compliment for Almora as I'm big on him being a good major-leaguer. (Top 10s Chat With Chris Mellen)
2015-01-05 15:00:00 (link to chat)I know you are possibly the highest on him out of the BP Staff, but are people sleeping on Billy McKinney? The defense isn't anything to write home about, but how do you see his bat/approach playing in the high minors and ultimately the Show?
(Aaron from New Orleans)
The defense isn't terrible. He's doesn't have the straight-line speed to handle CF for very long in the majors, but he was still playing it while he was with Oakland until he was bumped to RF with the Cubs in favor of Albert Almora. He's got more of a LF arm, but his range there should be above-average.

I'm definitely higher on McKinney than most and some scouts (including some of our own guys) question whether or not he has the bat speed to catch up to inside fastballs, but I don't have those concerns. I really like the swing and pure hit tool and while he probably won't hit for a ton of power, 15 home runs, strong on-base skills and above-average defense make for a pretty good LF. (Jeff Moore)
2014-11-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)How many of your NL Central Top 25 do you expect to make it on the top 100 list when BP publishes it? Average would be around 16 or 17 assuming talent is evenly distributed, right?
(Mike from Texas)
I did say I'd throw a top 25 NL Central Prospects list out there during this chat. With the understanding this is a work in progress (Mellen and I are starting to dig in on the framework for the Top 101), this is my own personal ranking of the prospects covered in our NL Central rankings:

1. SS Addison Russell
2. 3B Kris Bryant
3. RHP Robert Stephenson
4. OF Jorge Soler
5. OF Albert Almora
6. OF Stephen Piscotty
7. LHP Marco Gonzales
8. RHP Tyler Glasnow
9. RHP Jameson Taillon
10. OF Jesse Winker
11. OF/1B Josh Bell
12. RHP Alex Reyes
13. C Kyle Schwarber
14. RHP Michael Lorenzen
15. SS Orlando Arcia
16. OF Tyrone Taylor
17. OF Billy McKinney
18. RHP Pierce Johnson
19. SS Gleyber Torres
20. RHP Jack Flaherty
21. OF Yorman Rodriguez
22. C Reese McGuire
23. RHP Nick Howard
24. RHP Devin Williams
25. LHP Rob Kaminsky

I think all of those guys will be in the discussion for the 101, and expect there to be some shuffling in order of course. Definitely more than the average of 16 or 17. (NL Central Top 10s With Nick Faleris)
2014-12-11 18:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for chatting, Mark! Friend of mine who lives in Florida and sees loads of GCL & FSL games opined that Albert Almora and Magneuris Sierra were the two best defensive centerfielders he'd seen in several years -- though he also took pains to mention that for whatever reason Juan Lagares was playing primarily LF when he passed through the Sunshine State. Have you heard similar reports on Sierra and Almora?
(Milo Satinsky from Chevy Chase, Md.)
I have heard similar things. Both Almora and Sierra are instinctual defenders that make covering center field look easy. Sierra is a little more explosive as a player, but what Almora lacks in explosiveness he makes up for in polish and all-around ability. Both players have a chance to be exciting Major Leaguers. (Mark Anderson)
2014-11-04 18:00:00 (link to chat)What is a realistic role for Albert Almora? Does he have the upside to supplant Arismendy Alcantara (all things considered)?
(Jay from S IN)
Almora could be a Role 6 player at his peak. the Defensive profile is going to be impressive in the middle of the diamond, and while the offensive approach is aggressive, I think he has the chops to hit and hit for some good gap power long term. I think he'll be a better player overall than Alcantara. (Mark Anderson)
2014-10-03 11:00:00 (link to chat)I know minor league stats aren't everything, but Albert Almora didn't have the impressive numbers last season that other Cubs prospects did. Is his stock dropping at all or is he just as valuable an asset as he was heading into 2014?
(brewdrown from Chicago)
I'm going to answer this because I feel bad ignoring a question even when I don't know the answer, but I'm going to say: I don't know. I wish I did know, but my information would all be second- and third-hand and I'd probably bollocks something up in trying to translate what I've heard into my own words.

Jordan Gorosh is scheduled for a chat next Thursday and I think these prospect questions would be perfect for him. (Jason Wojciechowski)
2014-09-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)Who has a better chance of playing CF for the Cubs in the future, Albert Almora or Arismendy Alcantara?
(DR70095 from NC)
Wrong chat, sorry. (Joshua Kusnick)
2014-08-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)I have a bunch of young, far away OFs on my dynasty team. Who has the highest ceiling? Who do you think makes an impact first? Gabby Guerrero, Justin Williams, Manuel Margot, Albert Almora. Any have the chance to be a fantasy star?
(Brian from ma)
Highest ceiling, Guerrero. I don't think any are fantasy stars, but of the ones listed Guerrero/Williams have the chance. (Craig Goldstein)
2014-07-22 15:00:00 (link to chat)Why is Albert Almora so highly regarded as a prospect?
(Brian from Florida )
Outstanding fielder. Good bat to ball. Some bat speed. Can hit for power. Really good makeup/clubhouse guy. He's a CF all the way with the ability to hit .280 with some power; what's not to like? (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-07-07 11:00:00 (link to chat)How close were Jorge Soler or Albert Almora to making the list? And where does the Cubs minor league system now rank in the league with the addition of Addison Russel?
(Brian from Jacksonville, IL)
Almora made the list. (Jason Parks on the Top 50)
2014-07-07 11:00:00 (link to chat)Albert Almora has 10 walks in half a season. Please tell me things will get better with him.
(John from Chicago)
I care more about how players hit in the low minors than how often they walk. (Jason Parks on the Top 50)
2014-07-03 19:00:00 (link to chat)Is there a minor league position player whose tools you love, but is not showing up in the stat line yet?
(Joe Random from San Jose)
Clint Frazier is giving me a sad right now. Albert Almora is coming around but he's still not there yet production wise. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-06-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you make of Albert Almora's season? Safe to assume he will spend the entire year in Daytona?
(Gary from Kane County)
Don't know if he will, but he should. The tools and ability are there but the approach is not. He's going to need his at-bats. (Jeff Moore)
2014-05-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)It's early, but at what point do you get concerned with the Cubs farm system taking a step back, development-wise? Bryant is really the only prospect that's performing well. Alcantara's performance has slipped, Pierce Johnson has been hurt and has had control issues, CJ Edwards started strong and then got hurt, Jorge Soler has been banged up and Albert Almora started slow. I'm not on the ledge, I know it's early... but, uh, make me feel better.
(TulaneCubs from Chicago)
Let's see...player development isn't linear, many of those guys are young for their level...and there are other 'lesser' names that have done nicely (Hannemann, Tseng...although he just had a start cx'd but I think he's fine) (Harry Pavlidis)
2014-03-21 14:00:00 (link to chat)Just checking on your opinion of Albert Almora. I noticed on a question above that you have Alcantara/Baez for 2B/3B and Bryant in right field w/ CF and LF not there yet. Are you not as high as him as other scouts?
(Nate from Indy)
No, that's my mistake; not sure how I forgot about Almora. He's absolutely the CF of the future. I blame the Cubs for having too many prospects for me to keep track of. (Ronit Shah)
2014-03-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you concur with the recent glowing reports on Albert Almora and Sean Manaea?
(Shawnykid23 from CT)
100 percent yes. (Jeff Moore)
2014-02-26 19:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for doing the chat, Mauricio. Could you rank these OF based on offensive production five years from now - Christian Yelich, Gregory Polanco, Albert Almora, Clint Frazier, David Dahl.
(Luke from Schenectady)
Yellich - Frazier - Dahl - Almora - Polanco, but I think it's tight. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-01-21 18:00:00 (link to chat)Is Vogelbach strictly a trade chip for the Cubs? Also, ETA on Almora?
(Jack from Chicago)
I'm afraid to answer any Vogelbach questions without angering my colleague Bret Sayre. These situations tend to work themselves out; remember how people used to wring their hands about Ryan Howard in Philadelphia when Jim Thome was locked in? I suppose the Cubs could move him, but it would take a lot.

My educated guess on Albert Almora would be 2015. (Mike Gianella)
2014-01-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Albert Almora seems like a decent all-around player. How does he look for fantasy purposes?
(captnamerca from dunedin FL)
He looks good. I think he gets underrated a bit but that he could be a 20/20 guy with a good average, in due time. (Craig Goldstein)
2013-11-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is a .315/.360/.485 slash line with 20+ HR and 20+ SB seem like a potential season for Albert Almora in his prime? Thanks for the chat Jason!
(Kevin from Kansas City)
I think Almora is going to be a very good major league player, but I don't see a .315 average (that's extremely impressive) and I don't see 20 SBs. He's a fringe-average runner at best, and even though he has a ton of instincts and run the bases well, I don't see 20 SBs at the highest level. 20 HR might be a stretch as well, although sources are mixed on his long term power potential. Personally, I see Almora as a .285+ bat with a good approach and 30+ doubles potential with some (10-15) HR potential all from a premium spot defensively. That's a first-division talent. (Jason Parks)
2013-10-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Since coming back from a broken hamate bone, Albert Almora has been displaying #rig all over the yard, and continued into the AFL. How much stock should we put into his early success in the AFL?
(Biscuits from Cali)
I don't put a lot of stock in AFL performances, but I don't discredit/ignore them either. #Rig might not be the best meme descriptor for Almora, as some of the scouting reports on him suggest he might play a little softer than you might assume. But he's a role 6 for me, and a top 20 prospect in the game. (Jason Parks)
2013-09-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)Can you compare/contract Jackie Bradley, Jr. and Albert Almora? They sound similar both offensively and defensively.
(Bill from Chicago)
I think Almora has the higher ceiling. His raw tools are a little louder than Bradley's. I like both players and think both will be very good everyday big leaguers, but I think Almora ends up a little better long term. (Mark Anderson)
2013-09-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Could Albert Almora see MLB in 2014? Is he a 15/30 guy in his prime?
(Shawnykid23 from CT)
No. He could see the majors in 2015 if everything progresses smoothly. (Jason Parks)
2013-07-29 11:00:00 (link to chat)Does Albert Almora have plus power potential? Or is he more of a high batting average guy with little power?
(Shawn from Office)
I think Almora is a smart hitter who will have a high batting average, and provide ~20 HR year. Almora is a very good player and knows how to play the game the correct way. I really believe in him. (Zach Mortimer)
2013-07-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for stopping by Jason! Just how good could my future outfield be headlined by Albert Almora and Jorge Soler?
(Theo Epstein from Chicago)
This good (points to naked, oiled up physique) (Jason Parks)
2013-05-30 13:30:00 (link to chat)Hi Mark! I drafted Jackie Bradley Jr., Albert Almora, and Jorge Soler in my keeper league draft. Can I get excited about my future outfield? Thanks!
(Jason from Toronto)
Absolutely, Jason. That's an impressive trio to have on your roster. Bradley and Almora are relatively low-risk guys and Soler offers arguably the highest ceiling but also the most risk. It's a group of quality players. (Mark Anderson)
2013-03-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the chat! I was wondering how so many scouts can be so high on a player, even if he has great tools, when he is unable to draw walks. One such player who comes to mind is Albert Almora.
(Jeff from Boston)
The rest of the tools just have to be really, really good. Walks are just part of a formula (lowercase f, not an actual formula) of how good a player is going to be. They really help, but I guess you can get around it if you have great other skills. (Zachary Levine)
2013-02-25 11:00:00 (link to chat)You seem to really love Addison Russell but you still have Albert Almora four spots higher. What gives Almora the edge?
(Ben from SF)
I like them both. Four spots doesn't really mean much. I might put Russell higher today; Almora higher tomorrow. (Jason Parks on the Top 101 Prospects)
2013-01-31 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Mr.Levine,can you put thes guys in order??Jose Fernandez...Salvador Perez...Albert Almora..Jorge Solar...Kyle Zimmer...Noah Syndergaaud...Allen Webster...Alen Hanson...Gregory Palanco..Aaron Sanchez...Andrew Heaney...Kevin Gausman..Addison Russell....Kyle Crick...Sean Manaea...Clint Frazier...Ryne Stanek... Thanks John
(John from Boston)
I sort of feel like this is a riddle to see if I can figure out what this list even is. What is this list? I'll go with Salvador (Sal(vy)) Perez and then the rest just for the present. (Zachary Levine)
2013-01-29 14:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Dan,can you put these guys in order.....Jose Fernandez,Albert Almora,Solar,Zimmer,Syndergaard,Hedges,Andrew Heaney,Salvador Perez,Allen Webster,Aaron Sanchez and Dan Straily....thanks
(John from Boston)
Hey, John.

Sheesh, that's a lot of names. From a fantasy standpoint, and based on what I've read, I'd probably want to own Fernandez and Sanchez. I'm probably not qualified to put the others in order, so I'd suggest asking a member of our prospect team. (Daniel Rathman)
2012-12-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)What's your take on Cubs prospect Albert Almora? He seems to be pretty polished for an 18 year old. What kind of every day major leaguer do you expect him to be in the future? Carlos Beltran-like?
(Bobby from Chicago)
I'll use this to plead that I know very little on the prospect side, so I will plead the fifth on this. However, in general, as a developmentalist, may I say that I am astonished by how mis-understood development (in all senses of that word) is mis-undestood between the ages of 18-24. (Russell Carleton)

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