Cubs Minor League Daily: Albert Almora Crushes His First AAA Homer (VIDEO)

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Cubs Minor League Daily: Albert Almora Crushes His First AAA Homer (VIDEO)

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This one needs no further introduction. Just press play.

That is such a pretty swing. I might have to watch it a few dozen more times.

Triple A: Iowa Cubs
New Orleans 3, Iowa 2
Despite the final score, there were several high notes for the Cubs in this one.

Double A: Tennessee Smokies
Montgomery 6, Tennessee 5
Neither bullpen had a good day.

High A: Myrtle Beach Pelicans
Myrtle Beach 4, Winston-Salem 1
A three run rally in the eighth put this game away for the Pelicans.

Low A: South Bend Cubs
South Bend 8, Bowling Green 4
Only two extra base hits for the Cubs, but they still came up with plenty of runs.

Other Notes

  • With that home run included, Almora has opened his Triple A career with a line of .368/.422/.500, five walks, five strikeouts, and a stolen base. So much for him needing time to adjust (sample size alert still applies).
  • But don’t look for a call up any time soon. Almora is only 22 (by a couple of days), so age is not a concern. His glove would be asset on any roster at any level in all of baseball, but the Cubs are not hurting for WAR from the outfield in the majors right now. The Chicago team is so ludicrously stacked that, for now anyway, they can afford to be as patient as they like with the promotions of their best prospects. I think he’ll be up in September for certain, but if the major league team stays healthy we may not see him until then.
  • Speaking of center fielders, Donnie Dewees put on a base running clinic last night. Keep an eye on the video below for Dewees bunting for a base hit, forcing the pitcher to rush the throw after the pitcher doesn’t pick it cleanly, then accelerating into third when Bowling Green is a bit slow getting the wild throw back into the diamond. And then he makes a very nice play in center to end the game. This guy looks like he is going to be very fun to watch.

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Luke Blaize is the Minor League Editor at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @ltblaize.