Cubs Quick Hits: Albert Almora Jr. Led MLB in ‘Non-Routine’ Plays Last Season

Albert Almora Jr. plays the game gracefully, gliding from gap-to-gap to chase down difficult balls for outs. Remember that one game when he made three diving catches in Colorado? That may have been a little out of the ordinary, but that’s what Almora has made a habit of doing.

In fact, Almora was more successful at making “non-routine” plays than any other defender in MLB last year. Yep, according to Inside Edge, Almora made 56 percent of “non-routine” plays, ahead of defensive juggernauts Kevin Kiermaier and Matt Chapman.

He should have even more opportunities to make those difficult plays this season as the Cubs’ undisputed starter in center.


Brendan Miller

Brendan Miller is part of the Cubs Related Podcast duo with Corey Freedman. Brendan, who has twice as many Twitter followers as Corey, often writes about baseball analytics and scouting for Cubs Insider.

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