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Albert Almora Jr.

Born: 04/16/1994 (Age: 19)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2" Weight: 190
Primary Position: CF
Medium-broad frame; adding strength in lower half; projectable; solid athleticism; fluid actions; broken hamate earlier in year; minor injuries throughout summer have led to periodic missed time.
Evaluator Nick J. Faleris
Report Date 08/22/2013
Dates Seen 06/29/13 - 07/01/13
Affiliate Lake County Captains (Low A, Indians)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2015 Moderate 60 Yes
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 60 Advanced feel for barrel—finds the ball consistently; lots of loud contact; approach ahead of competition; aggressive in-game at-bats, but has the hand-eye and pitch ID to hit in all counts; good extension through contact; good balance; natural hitter.
Power 60 Already showing easy pull-side power—no issues driving the ball out in batting practice; in-game pop still more to gaps, but over-the-fence to come; playable power will come naturally, but can be helped along if he develops ability to “gear up” in certain counts; potential 20-25 HR bat that will rack up doubles as well.
Baserunning/Speed 50 Average runner; slower out of box than past viewings (4.39-4.44); straight-line speed plays in center, but not impact; good lines on bases help speed play up; solid jumps/reads off bat on both sides.
Glove 55 Near-prescient reads off the bat; physical tools should not allow him to get to the balls he reaches; could play a solid MLB center field right now; ultimate ceiling limited due to foot speed and thickening physique, but should have no issue maintaining quality production up the middle; reads, routes, and ability to finish—total package.
Arm 50 Solid-average arm with good accuracy; sets up throws with ease; clean footwork, transfer, and release; arm plays in center.

An advanced talent showing as one of the best in the Midwest League despite playing all of 2013 as a 19-year-old. Projects well as a no. 2 hitter on a first-division team with above-average production in center field and solid value on the basepaths. Some slight concerns relating to health, so a fully healthy 2014 would be nice to see. Chance to jump two levels next year, lining up for a 2015 debut along with a number of other potential impact bats in the system. Type of player any team would dream of having in its system—true first-division profile with good makeup.

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