jackson chorio‘s impending extension with brewer The eight-year, $82 million contract, expected to be officially signed in the coming days, will make the 19-year-old Chourio the largest contract ever given to a player (non-NPB) before making his major league debut. . “It happened very quickly – much faster than I expected.” Chorio told reporter Andrew Wagner (X-link) Meanwhile, outfielder and agent Cesar Suarez attended the Milwaukee Bucks game yesterday, but neither Cholio nor Suarez would confirm that an agreement was in place.
“Of course, I’m very happy that the organization believes in me and values me highly.” Chorio said. “At the same time, a lot of hard work has paid off, so I want to continue working hard. [work hard] and continue to succeed with the team.”
Ciorio, considered one of the top prospects in baseball, has had impressive numbers over three seasons as a pro, but has just six games of Triple-A experience. With this deal, Chourio will likely be the Brewers’ starting center fielder for Opening Day, but there is no guarantee. There’s no question Chourio is a huge player, even if he needs a little more seasoning in the minors before making his major league debut. Part of Milwaukee’s future.
Further from around central NL…
- of piratesignature of Ali Sanchez Sanchez joins this week, making the Bucks a fourth catcher on the 40-man roster. henry davis, Endy Rodriguezand Jason Delay. With this apparent surplus, Jason McKee of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Are the Pirates adding depth ahead of a trade, maybe even a high-profile move to acquire a young pitcher that Rodriguez can control? Of course, the addition of Sanchez means the Pirates have once again changed their minds about Davis as an option behind the plate, as the former No. 1 overall pick played mostly right field during his rookie season in 2023. There is a possibility.
- of reds With a number of promising young infielders in the minors and already on MLB rosters, it remains to be seen how exactly Cincinnati will line up these players around the diamond. Ellie Delacruz He said he had no problem with a potential change in position. Charlie Goldsmith of the Cincinnati Enquirer that “Wherever the team needs me, that’s where I’ll play…For me, it doesn’t matter where I play. I just want to play. I’m going to have fun wherever I am.I just want to play as much as possibleDela Cruz played shortstop and third base during his rookie season, and official defensive metrics favored him working at the hot corner.However Edwin Arroyo The Reds seem likely to use Delacruz, although he may end up being the long-term defensive answer at shortstop. Noelvi Marte He will be a third baseman and shortstop in some capacity in 2024, but matt mcclain If he is not at second base (or India not traded).
- tyler glasnow And that cubs was related to trade rumors Early this weekand The Athletic’s Sahadev Sharma As of yesterday, he wrote of Glasnow: “Nothing much has changed over the past week,” and “Nothing seemed close to being accomplished, but that’s certainly not the case with the Cubs.” As for what the Rays want, Sharma believes Tampa Bay wants a young pitcher with control to headline a trade package for Glasnow. Glasnow has been on the Cubs’ radar as a trade candidate, but he may not necessarily be a good fit for a Chicago team looking to shore up its young pitching depth. For several years.