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Monday, June 4, 2012
Cubs pick Albert Almora in 1st round

By Doug Padilla

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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