Chicago Cubs Sign Albert Almora

The Chicago Cubs have agreed to a deal with first-round draft pick Albert Almora worth $3.9 million, reports Jim Callis of Baseball America.

Almora, who was the sixth overall pick in last month's draft, is the last of the three Cubs' first-round picks to agree to a signing bonus.

An outfielder out of Mater Academy Charter School in Hialeah Gardens, Florida, the 18-year-old Almora "combines a high school player's upside with the polish of a college hitter", according to John Manuel of Baseball America.

Almora has tools, game instincts and makeup; his lone weakness is his fringe-average speed, which some scouts describe as below-average. Scouts give him 60s across the board otherwise, with some giving him higher grades for his arm strength.

There are now six first-round picks left unsigned with just a week left before the July 17 signing deadline. Follow our draft signing tracker to keep up-to-date with all the latest news.

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