Callis has published his final mock draft and he has the Cubs still taking Albert Almora.
6. CUBS. Some teams think Chicago would take Florida high school outfielder Albert Almora if it had the No. 1 overall pick. While that might be a bit of a stretch, the Cubs aren't going to pass him up at No. 6. If they did, it might be for Fried.
Projected Pick: ALBERT ALMORA.
UPDATE @ 11:53 AM: Connor Glassey of Baseball America has nearly completed a draft day chat and had the following ot say about Almora.
Rory (Mexico): Do you see any of the top 10 players drafted today in the 2012 MLB draft make Baseball America's top 50 Mid Season Prospect list? Thank you,
Conor Glassey: We put 8 prospects from last year's draft in our preseason Top 50: Bauer, Bundy, Cole, Rendon, Hultzen, Starling, Bradley and Lindor. This year there will be fewer, but I could see Buxton, Correa, Appel & Gausman in that range, with the possibility for more like Zimmer, Zunino, Fried, Almora & Giolito.
Theo (War Room): Who should we choose – Almora or Correa? Doesn't Correa have more upside than the "safer" pick Almora who could top out as a solid regular major leaguer down the road?
Conor Glassey: Don't think Correa's getting to the Cubs at 6. Almora would be a great pick there.
UPDATE @ 12:36 PM: Another Q&A from Glassey:
Paul (Santa Clara, CA): Who has the better chance of reaching their potential – Albert Almora, Courtney Hawkins, or David Dahl?
Conor Glassey: Almora has the best chance of those three because he's so polished.
More updates coming…