11:04 AM - June 26, 2012 by MMChrisS
#5 - Albert Almora, OF, Mater Academy (FL) - Considered as much of a “sure thing” as any high school player. Almora has incredible baseball instincts and an incredible work ethic. Even at his age, Almora was considered one of the most well-rounded prospects on the 2012 draft. He possesses + range, with an average arm and average speed, but he should be the future in CF for the Cubs. The combination of his quick bat and surprising power to all fields should allow him to be a good hitter at the professional level.
Comparisons include Adam Jones and Carlos Beltran. Different projections have him being major league ready anywhere between early 2015 and late 2016. With his supreme work ethic and projectable hitting tools, I wouldn’t be against him.