The Milwaukee Brewers have agreed to a landmark deal with their No. 1 prospect, outfielder Jackson Chourio, worth $82 million over eight years, with two additional club options that could bring the full deal to 10 years. The 19-year-old has yet to make his MLB debut, making this the richest contract ever given to a player who has yet to play an MLB game.
Chourio has been in professional baseball for nearly three years, playing just six games with the Triple-A Nashville Sounds after having spent the first five-and-a-half months of the 2023 season with the Double-A Biloxi Shuckers. The Brewers signed the Venezuelan native as an international free agent in January 2021 and gave him a signing bonus of nearly $2 million. He hit nearly .300 in the Dominican Summer League in 2021 and in 2022, rising through three minor-league levels to finish with a .288/.342/.538 batting line. He hit .283/.338/.467 in 2023 and added both power and speed to his game, hitting 22 home runs and stealing 44 bases, both career highs by far.
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