Albert Almora Jr is an American professional baseball center fielder for the Cincinnati Reds of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played in MLB for the Chicago Cubs and New York Mets.
With his cousin, Manny Machado, he was a top-10 draft pick. Almora’s six appearances for Team USA are tied with A.J. Hinch’s record. It was an impressive season for him, with a.356/.383/.533 batting average and 15 hits in 11 games.
In the 2010 World Junior Championship, he went 0 for 8 with two RBI, leading the United States to a fifth-place finish.
He hit.365/.397/.492 with 10 stolen bases in 13 attempts in 15 games with the 2011 US Junior National Team. When they won the Pan American Junior Games, he was named the tournament MVP.
As a high school senior, he slugged.603/.667/1.164 with only three strikeouts and 24 extra-base hits in 87 plate appearances. After Byron Buxton, the Cubs selected him with the 6th overall choice in the 2012 draft.
John Koronka was the scout. However, the Cubs signed him for $3.9 million, and soon after he made his professional debut in the Arizona League with the Cubs.
What Is Albert Almora Jr Salary: How Much Does Albert Almora Jr Make?
Professional baseball center fielder Albert Almora Jr takes home an annual average salary of $700,000.