Class: HS Senior
Hometown: Hialeah, Florida
Born: April 16, 1994
One of the top five-tool players in this draft class, Almora has shown an impressive skill set at each of the summer showcase events, and again during his senior season at Mater Academy. So much so in fact that he’s now considered in the upper tier of high school draft prospects, and could be looking at a top-ten selection.
His bat is very good, and he doesn’t complicate things with any unnecessary action in his swing. He has excellent bat speed, and he absolutely attacks the gaps. He should develop into a doubles machine, with decent home run power. At best, he could be good for 35 or more doubles, 25 or so home runs and a .290 average.
In the field and on the basepaths, he shows slightly above-average speed, but his speed plays up due to a very aggressive attitude. Teams can’t sleep on him.
Defensively, he has a frame that is conducive to sticking in center field, although if he continues to grow his arm would be a great fit in one of the corners.
One of the top prospects not only in the state, but also in the country, Almora is committed to the University of Miami. Of course, he’s widely expected to be the second outfielder taken, after Byron Buxton, so the chances of him ever setting foot on campus are incredibly rare.