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Albert, the Cubs first round selection (sixth overall) in the 2012 draft, made his major league debut in 2016, his fifth professional season ... batted .277 (31-for-112) in 47 games in his debut major league campaign ... Has batted .290 (471-for-1,622) with 100 doubles, 16 triples, 24 home runs and 191 RBI in 405 career minor league games ... Named by Baseball America as the organization's third-best prospect entering the 2017 season ... was the sixth-best prospect heading into 2016, the seventh-best prospect heading into 2015, the fourth-best prospect heading into 2014 and the second-best prospect heading into 2013 ... Ranked No. 76 in MLB.com's Top-100 prospects list prior to the 2017 campaign ... was No. 87 entering 2016 ... Ranked by Baseball America as the best defensive player, the second-best pure hitter and the hitter with the third-best strike zone judgment among high school-eligible players heading into the 2012 draft ... Named USA Baseball's 2011 Athlete of the Year after helping the 18-and-Under squad go 9-0 to capture the gold medal at the Pan-Am Games ... Participated in the second-annual Cubs Rookie Development Program in January of 2014 ... Graduated from Mater Academy Charter High School in Hialeah Gardens, Fla.

*Courtesy Cubs.com

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