Albert Almora

Position: OF
Born: 4/16/1994
Height: 6'2
Weight: 180
B/T: R/R
Acquired: Drafted in the first round (#6 overall) of the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft (CHC).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
CURRENT SEASON STATS: .318 in 54 games at Iowa (Triple-A) with three homers, 30 RBIs and 10 steals along with 12 doubles and three triples for a .400 slugging percentage.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Contract purchased from Iowa June 7 when INF Jorge Soler went on the 15-day DL.
MLB Debut Date: 6/7/2016

Debut Details
June 7, in a 3-2 loss to the Phillies. Pinch-hitting for starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks in the sixth inning, he grounded out.

Player Notes
Reinaldo Albert Almora Jr. is the son of a former pro player in Cuba who defected with his family to Miami, where he blossomed into one of the top young players in the country in his teens. A top amateur star in the USA Baseball system, he continued to sport his new home’s colors into his pro career, representing Team USA in the Pan-Am Games in 2015. That, combined with a bone bruise that sidelined him the last month of the season, reduced his totals a bit but he still hit .272 with six homers, 46 RBI and a .400 SLG in 106 games for Tennessee (Double-A) that summer.

2080 Notes
You can check out this profile on Amora from this past May from contributor Nick J. Faleris right here.