Albert Almora, OF, Chicago Cubs
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On Monday, the Chicago Cubs’ top draft pick, OF Albert Almora, made his professional debut for the Rookie-level AZL Cubs. Playing alongside recent import Jorge Soler, who launched his first professional home run on Sunday, the center fielder jumped the yard in the fifth inning and finished the game 1-for-3.
As you can see in the video, it wasn’t a cheap bomb:
Date: April 12, 2012 vs. Milwaukee Brewers
Bottom 4: Garza struck out swinging against Greinke (3 pitches)
Bottom 6: Garza struck out swinging against Manny Parra (7 pitches)
Bottom 8: Garza struck out swinging against Tim Dillard (4 pitches)
Final Line: 0-for-4, 4 K
RE24: -1.2; WPA: -0.033
Notes: Considering he scattered three hits and struck out over 8.2 innings, you can’t really blame Garza for wearing the Sombrero.
Total 2012 Sombreros: 2