September 16, 2014

Brewers sign top rated international prospect

The Milwaukee Brewers agreed to contract terms with teenage shortstop Gilbert Lara, who is ranked 4th in MLB.com’s Top 30 International Prospects list.  The deal is worth a reported $3.1 million.

The 16-year-old Lara is a good hitter with plenty of raw power.  He starred in the multiple prospect leagues in the Dominican Republic.  According to MLB.com, Lara sometimes struggles with off-speed pitches, but he’s expected to improve with experience.  Lara could end up at third base or in right field.