Chicago Cubs’ Top-100 Prospect All-Star roster
By Logan Whaley
Understanding the rumination for this group rounding out the Top-100 prospect all-time roster may be hard to do. In the first place, the combined service time for these three is not very much. For instance, Almora has the most games played at the major league level, and it barely equates to a full season.
With this in mind, we are looking at what this group can be in major league baseball, and in the case of Eloy Jimenez, what they can or could have been for the Chicago Cubs. Imagine an outfield makeup of these three. It would be awesome.
Albert Almora was drafted by the Cubs No.6 overall in 2012. Almora spent his first four years working his way through the minors before making his major league debut in 2016. Statistically, that year was not significant. He did appear in only 47 games that season. Cubs fans felt his impact though in Game 7 of the 2016 World Series. In the moment of a deep fly ball off the bat of Kris Bryant, Almora had the wherewithal to tag from first. Moments later he would score giving the Cubs the lead, and the rest is history.
Almora slashed .298/.338/.445 in 2017 with eight home runs in 132 games. He produced a 1.2 WAR. For this roster, he is a much-needed impact addition.