Cubs Prospect Albert Almora’s Bae is a Smoke Show

Albert Almora, touch em all buddy. Cynthia Caneja is the Veronica Vaughn of Chicago Cubs folklore. Ok, that’s enough comedy. What’s seriously unfunny is how hot this girl is. Enjoy Albert Almora’s Bae! 28 total views, 28 views today The post Cubs Prospect Albert Almora’s Bae is a Smoke Show appeared first on ✶ Sports Mockery ✶ Chicago Breaking Sports.
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September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs farm system All-Star team: outfielders

We complete our second-annual Cubs minor-league All-Star team today by naming three outfielders to the squad.  In previous installments, we selected pitchers; a catcher and  first-baseman; and a second-baseman, shortstop and third-baseman.   The most obvious choice to fill out our outfield is Jorge Soler, whose dominance earned him a promotion to the Cubs on August 25. ...
Via The Sports Bank
September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Minor League Recap: WE’RE GOING STREAKING!

The theme of the week has been streaks in the Cubs’ system, as Kane County has a 10 game win streak going at the moment, Albert Almora has hit in 8 of his last 9 games, Addison Russell has homered in 3 straight games, and Pierce Johnson had a 23 scoreless inning streak snapped last night.  The confluence of those events have led the Smokies to winning 6 of 7 and a 3 gain lead...
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August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs Prospects: Updates on Bryant, Soler, Schwarber, Almora, and Russell

Kris Bryant There has been a lot of buzz around the Chicago Cubs and their prospects lately with the call-up of Javier Baez to the majors. The Cubs top prospect after Baez, potential superstar Kris Bryant, has been a topic of discussion the entire year on whether or not he will get called up to the big leagues before the end of the season. And, despite his dominance at Iowa—hitting...
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August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Illini QB Aaron Bailey really needs to convert to WR or DB

The talk from Illini Nation around QB Aaron Bailey reminds me of the talk from Chicago Cubs Nation surrounding Javier Baez. Or Albert Almora. Or (insert another Cubs blue chip Minor League prospect’s name here). It’s the same sentiment- accepting that losing, and really bad losing at that, is inevitable in the present. Therefore, instead look to the future and focus on the can’t...
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August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Minor League Recap: Promotions, Demotions, and Short Season All-Stars

It was a busy week in the minor league system, with a number of significant names making moves over the course of the week.  Jorge Soler was promoted to AAA Iowa after dominating AA, albeit over a short period of time.  Albert Almora was aggressively promoted to AA Tennessee after a resurgence at Daytona.  Jeffrey Baez was moved to full season Kane County after lighting it up...
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July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs Future Getting Closer

photo credit: Mike Lachance   The Chicago Cubs have moved one step closer to their future. The 2012 first round pick Albert Almora will join Double-A Tennessee while Jorge Soler will join Triple-A Iowa. Hamstring problems have been trouble for Soler this season, causing him to have only played in 28 games this season. During this stretch he has hit .405, 7...
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July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Mark Zagunis Matches Albert Amora’s Night

Posted to Chicago CubsThe Chicago Cubs minor league system has quite the night with two players hitting for the cycle. Albert Almora hit one for the Daytona Cubs and Mark Zagunis matched that with a cycle of his own for the Boise Hawks. Zagunis’s cycle was the first one from a Boise player since 1994 (Desmond Smith) and was completed in an interesting way, which you can see below...
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July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs Prospect Albert Almora Hits for the Cycle for Daytona

Posted to Brant Brown's GloveChicago Cubs outfield prospect, Albert Almora, had himself a game on Monday. Almora went 5-7 en route to hitting for the cycle in Daytona’s 13-8 win over Jupiter. Almora scored 4 runs and had 5 RBI in the game of his career. The game snapped a 1-18 skidded which had dropped his average to .267. 109 total views, 109 views today The post Cubs...
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July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: All the Right Pieces

#164290615 / The Chicago Cubs have failed to win the World Series since 1908, and they have not captured the pennant since 1945. They have squandered in the shadows of NL Central powerhouses, like the St. Louis Cardinals. But, ever since Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have taken over in the front office, they have given the Windy City a sliver of hope. The Cubs have...
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June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Cubs Post-Draft Prospect Rankings

It is that time of year again – the Cubs get to add some new prospects into the farm system without giving up any major league talent in the process. With their first pick, the Cubs went underslot with catcher Kyle Schwarber with the fourth overall pick in the draft, making him to first position player taken.  As you will soon read, he is also one of six position players to make...
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June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Draft: Why The Cubs Like Kyle Schwarber, A Statistical Look

The MLB draft starts tonight at 6 pm CT. As all the mocks and rumors are being tied up, something of a consensus has been reached about the Cubs’ intentions with the fourth overall pick. The conventional wisdom runs something like this: High school lefty Brady Aiken won’t be available. The Astros are once again being frustratingly vague about their intentions, as they attempt...
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June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs prospects update with Cubs Den: Almora, Baez, Bryant and more

Time for an update on the top Chicago Cubs prospects within the system. Some of the names we’ll cover here are Albert Almora, Arismendy Alcantara, Javier Baez, Kris Bryant, Jorge Soler, Paul Blackburn, Duane Underwood, Dan Vogelbach and many many more. John Arguello, founder of Cubs Den on Chicago Now is here to get you up to speed. We talk some Cubs prospects and Kane County Cougars...
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June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs prospect review: Bryant, Baez, Johnson, Almora and more

Just before Spring Training, released a list of its top 100 minor league prospects. Seven Cubs, tied for the second most among all major league organizations, were listed by, trailing only the Boston Red Sox. Prior to the season, we profiled each Cubs’ prospect who made’s list.  Today, as we will continue to do periodically throughout the season, we...
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May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Minor League Recap: 4/12 – 4/17

After slow starts in the first week for all but the Cougars (who remained red hot) most of the system has started to pick it up and win some games.  Just don’t look at Daytona.  The biggest headline of the week was the Javier Baez sprained ankle, which sent a collective chill through the fan base.  Other notes include Albert Almora‘s first High A home run and Kris Bryant...
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April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

A Trip to Watch the Daytona Cubs

I was on a trip to Florida this past week and I got to see some minor league action in Daytona, where the Daytona Cubs play.  I saw them play in three games, and though they dropped all three, they have quite a few impressive prospects.  Here’s what I think about some of them.Dan Vogelbach is a monster.  He’s huge and he’s a power hitting first baseman.  He didn’t hit...
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April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Albert Almora’s Girlfriend Cynthia Caneja: Hottest Photos Of MLB WAG

Hottest photos of Albert Almora's girlfriend Cynthia Caneja. It looks like the MLB has added another WAG to its roster.
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March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Your 25-Man Roster Guess

The Cubs made two handfuls of expected cuts yesterday which included optioning Kris Bryant, Jorge Soler, Albert Almora, Arismendy Alcantara, Logan Watkins, Matt Szczur, Jeudy Valdez, Carlos Pimentel and Eric Jokisch...releasing Aaron Cunningham brings it up to 10. That leaves camp with 56, but only 25 get to travel and we know many still there are just getting their work in. So let...
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March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

It’s Early, But Chicago Cubs Prospects Are Impressing

CHICAGO – The business of projecting minor league prospects is about as sure a bet as people getting in shape for beach season: some work out, but most don’t. The hype around the current crop of Cubs prospects undoubtedly will be the same. You can dream that they’ll all comprise this magical all-star team, but that is just not sensible. While that unfortunate reality may rear...
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Pitching Options For the Cubs in the 2014 Draft

Just a quick blurb from our friend Ricky about his draft hopes for the Cubs this year. Over the past three drafts, the Cubs have gone after bats with their first round picks. Those players are Javier Baez (2011), Albert Almora (2012), and recently drafted Kris Bryant (2013). The Cubs current pitching prospects consist of middle of the rotation to back of the rotation starters. This...
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February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Building a Consensus On Cubs Prospects

When individual prospect listings come out from the different ranking services, often times we talk about those rankings without putting them into any context.  The reality is, different scouts value different things.  Some may rank a prospect based on having a higher floor, some may value a higher ceiling, and some may look for the best mix of projectable qualities in an individual...
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January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Chicago Cubs Convention Day One Highlights

The 2014 Chicago Cubs Convention got underway on Friday, and we have the day one highlights for you! The convention really started when some of the top Cubs prospects landed at O’Hare, with fans surprising them as they left the airport, due to a leak on social media. Sometimes, the thrill doesn’t just belong to the fans. A lot of the young ball players in the Chicago Cubs farm...
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January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Kris Bryant wins Arizona Fall League MVP and Cubs AFL report

Even during the frost of Winter, getting significant Cubs’ news past their fans was like trying to sneak a fastball by the quick hands of Cubs’ legend Ernie Banks.  Despite the frost, most Cubs’ fans are dancing in the snow over 3B Kris Bryant, the team’s 2013 first round selection, being crowned MVP of the Arizona Fall League.  Bryant, 21, and seven other Cubs’ prospects...
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November 20, 2013  |  Discuss

TCR Friday Notes

Let's see, what did I miss over the last week? Baseball America put out their top 10 Cubs list and it looks a little something like this Javier Baez Kris Bryant C.J. Edwards Albert Almora Jorge Soler Pierce Johnson Arismendy Alcantara Jeimer Candelario Dan Vogelbach Arodys Vizcaino Edwards above Almora is a bit of surprise, but also completely meaningless. Mike Olt is falling...
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November 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Future Alert: Baseball America Gives Huge Praise to C.J. Edwards, Top 10 List Released

The Cubs farm system is absolutely stacked on the position player side, most notably featuring the “Big Four” of Javier Baez, Kris Bryant, Albert Almora and Jorge Soler.  Along with Dan Vogelbach, the quartet of prospects comes with offensive potential other organizations can only dream of.  However, according to Baseball America, the system often claimed to be devoid of pitching...
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November 11, 2013  |  Discuss
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