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Albert Almora

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)

Plus makeup; comfortable in skin; will put in work; game comes easy to him, and all the tools play up because of feel and effort.

MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Realistic Role 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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