Maybe I was wrong about the Chicago Cubs drafting Albert Almora in the first round of this years draft. Almora went yard in the 5th inning monday of his rookie league game and finished the day 1-3 with 2 RBI’s.
I admit, I wanted the Cubs to take Mark Appel (didn’t sign with the Pittsburgh Pirates) or Lucas Giolito (Drafted by Washington Nationals) as I recognize the need the organization has for young, quality pitching. Obviously, the Cubs went in another direction and I wasn’t sure if another high school outfielder was the way to go. It’s obviously too soon to determine if Almora will pan out or not, but a bomb in his first game is certainly a good sign.
If Almora pans out, that gives the Cubs a future outfield of Brett Jackson (supposedly), Jorge Soler, and Albert Almora. That’s not a bad talented outfield right there. As long as the Cubs spend wisely and add quality talent through FA and in future drafts (especially in the rotation)- the rebuilding plan could go quicker than imagined.
It was only one homer, but it’s better than an 0-4 start? Right?