6/4 Cubs pick Almora
The Cubs picked outfielder Alberto Almora in the first round of the Draft today, sixth overall. Almora has played for six USA National Baseball teams, and was USA Baseball’s Athlete of the Year and MVP of the Pan-Am Games in 2011. Almora hit .603 with 13 doubles, five triples, six homers, 34 RBIs and had 24 stolen bases in 25 games for Mater Academy last season. He’s 18, and attended Mater Academy Charter in Hialeah Gardens, Fla.
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