18-Year-Old Shortstop – Milwaukee Brewers
2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
As a 17-year-old, Lara held his own pretty well despite being one of the younger members in the rookie leagues. Highly touted for his power, he didn't exhibit it all that frequently, as he only hit o...
Gilbert Lara Contract Information:
Signed as an international free agent with the Brewers in July 2014, receiving a $3.2 million signing bonus.
Lara will kick off his 2016 campaign at extended spring training, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
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Milwaukee Brewers Roster
MajorsAnderson, Chase (P)
A+Collymore, Malik (OF)
ABelonis, Carlos (OF)
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
The Brewers had been rumored as suitors for Lara -- one of the top international free agents -- for much of 2014, and they finally got their man when he signed with the team in July for $3.2 million. Lara is just 16 years old, but he possesses plus power potential. He is a shortstop by trade, but may switch positions as he grows. Even if that is necessary, he should still have the power to man a corner infield or outfield spot.