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.