Posts tagged "Albert Almora"

A look at the sometimes conflicting goals of minor league stats and development paths: Javier Baez, Kris Bryant, Albert Almora, and Mike Olt

A look at the sometimes conflicting goals of minor league stats and development paths: Javier Baez, Kris Bryant, Albert Almora, and Mike Olt
We hope that his fate changes with the Diamondbacks, but the ultimate failure of Brett Jackson as a prospect in the Cubs organization highlights a significant difference between the current development staff and the one led by the Cubs past regime. The examples are numerous.  Jackson, Josh Vitters, Corey Patterson, and Felix Pie immediately come... Read more »

Anarchist's Brunch- And the winds begin to howl….

Anarchist's Brunch- And the winds begin to howl….
As anyone who follows my writings and ramblings know, almost everything breaks down into some quote or scene from the Simpsons. This season of Cubs baseball is no different. The Simpsons scene that’s currently running through my mind is the one where Chief Police Officer Wiggum gets his tie caught between the hot dog rollers... Read more »

Cubs Minor League Photo Gallery: Your 2014 Kane County Cougars and some bonus shots of Almora

3B Jordan Hankins
There are some new players to get to know and it always helps to be able to put a face to the name.  Here are some of the players from the 2014 Kane County Roster.  We’ll get more as the season goes on. Also, thanks to reader Matt McNear, who sent us some updated photos... Read more »
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Anarchist's Brunch- The Feldman Rule

Anarchist's Brunch- The Feldman Rule
I love baseball. Best thing America ever produced. Greatest sport in the world. But I also love horse racing. Even after having the day I had at Santa Anita yesterday ( One of my greatest days at the track was Santa Anita Derby day 2008. Yesterday, Santa Anita Derby day 2014, Other side of the... Read more »

Junior Lake center of attention, for now

Junior Lake center of attention, for now
Just as I finished writing that we would have to be patient and wait for the kids to come, here they come it seems. It may have just been a couple of the system’s stars being promoted, but it felt big. Kris Bryant and Dan Vogelbach’s ascension weren’t the only moves that sent ripple effects... Read more »

Video: Cubs' Albert Almora takes BP

Some nice video of Albert Almora, who has one of the smoothest, most fundamentally sound swings in the organization. He starts with a high leg kick, but his great coordination allows him to repeat it easily. Nice job keeping his head still and staying short to the ball. His bat stays in the zone a... Read more »
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Cubs News and Notes: Stats, scouting, salaries, Almora, Soriano, Marmol, and the 7th ining

Cubs News and Notes: Stats, scouting, salaries, Almora, Soriano, Marmol, and the 7th ining
There’s a little something for everyone today in our news and notes section… Keith Law explains which stats are essential to him when predicting future performance (insider only).  They are very similar to the ones I use.  On offense: wOBA, OBP,  and Slugging pct.  For pitchers: strikeout and walk pct. (although I use rate because... Read more »

Kane County Preview, Part 2: OF may include top prospects Almora and Soler

Kane County Preview, Part 2:  OF may include top prospects Almora and Soler
Because the first Kane County preview piece included an introduction to the minor league preview series as a whole, it ran a little long and I decided to do the outfielders separately.  Because there are potentially two top 50 MLB prospects in this OF, I’ll expand the content a bit. For future previews there will... Read more »

2nd pick in MLB draft gives the Cubs some interesting options

2nd pick in MLB draft gives the Cubs some interesting options
There have been a few positives that have come out of a 100+ loss season.  There has been the development of players like Jeff Samardzija,  Anthony Rizzo, Starlin Castro, and Welington Castillo.  There has been the defense and possible Gold Gloves from Darwin Barney and even Alfonso Soriano. There has been the resurgence of the... Read more »
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Video of Almora's HR at Boise

Here’s the official video of Albert Almora’s first HR in the NWL from the Boise Hawks via You Tube…
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