Cubs pick Albert Almora in 1st round

June, 4, 2012
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Padilla By Doug Padilla
ESPNChicago.com
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CHICAGO -- Despite the need for a quick influx of talent, the Chicago Cubs went with high school outfielder Albert Almora with their first-round selection in Monday’s draft.

Almora, from Mater Academy in Hialeah Gardens, Fla., batted .603 with 13 doubles, five triples, six home runs, 34 RBIs and 24 steals. He also had a 1.164 slugging percentage and a .667 on-base percentage in 25 games.

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Doug Padilla

Chicago White Sox beat reporter
Doug joined ESPN Chicago in July 2010 and covers the Chicago White Sox for ESPNChicago.com and ESPN Radio 1000.

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