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Posted: September 16, 2019, 8:11 AM Post
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Thought we needed a 2020 version of the July 2 rumor thread. Good place to drop anything you see linking the Brewers to July 2 international signings to be.


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Posted: September 16, 2019, 8:11 AM Post
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I'll start it off with this https://www.baseballamerica.com/stories/2020-international-mlb-prospects-preview-more-top-players-to-watch/

Jackson Brayan Chourio, SS/CF, Venezuela

Chourio, 15, is a lean, athletic player (6-foot-1, 155 pounds) who has split time between shortstop and center field. While he's not as physically developed as some of the other top players in the class, he's a plus runner who projects to stay in the middle of the diamond and hits the ball with surprising carry, generating loft and backspin to make him a potential power/speed threat from the right side of the plate. Chourio, whose younger brother Jaison is also a notable outfield prospect for the 2021 class, is expected to sign with the Brewers. He's represented by Cesar Suarez.


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Posted: September 21, 2019, 9:31 PM Post
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Smichaelis9 said:
I'll start it off with this https://www.baseballamerica.com/stories/2020-international-mlb-prospects-preview-more-top-players-to-watch/

Jackson Brayan Chourio, SS/CF, Venezuela

Chourio, 15, is a lean, athletic player (6-foot-1, 155 pounds) who has split time between shortstop and center field. While he's not as physically developed as some of the other top players in the class, he's a plus runner who projects to stay in the middle of the diamond and hits the ball with surprising carry, generating loft and backspin to make him a potential power/speed threat from the right side of the plate. Chourio, whose younger brother Jaison is also a notable outfield prospect for the 2021 class, is expected to sign with the Brewers. He's represented by Cesar Suarez.

Thanks for keeping tabs on these players. I simply don't have the time/energy/ability to follow this stuff - so I love it when the community keeps us informed. Thanks.


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Posted: September 23, 2019, 10:20 AM Post
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https://www.baseballamerica.com/stories ... -to-watch/

Anyone new in here?


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Posted: September 23, 2019, 4:17 PM Post
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TheJumpAround said:
https://www.baseballamerica.com/stories/2020-international-mlb-prospects-preview-more-top-players-to-watch/

Anyone new in here?

That’s the same one I put in before haha. Just the same blurb about Chourio.


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Posted: March 19, 2020, 5:39 PM Post
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https://www.baseballamerica.com/stories ... ow-part-5/
Another one listed here
Gregory Barrios SS from Venezuela
Barrios is a 6-foot shortstop with secure hands and a fundamentally sound game in the field, with strong all-around baseball instincts. He's a switch-hitter who has a sharp eye for the strike zone, making frequent contact from both sides of the plate and doubles power. Barrios trains at the Gold Prospect Academy and is expected to sign with the Brewers.


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Posted: March 20, 2020, 9:22 AM Post
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Will teams get double the amount next year if MLB suspends international signings this year as they are rumored to be thinking about doing?


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Posted: April 14, 2020, 7:32 AM Post
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https://www.baseballamerica.com/ranking ... cts-class/

Any new names here for the Brewers? Where does Churio rank? Thanks!


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Posted: April 15, 2020, 7:59 PM Post
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TheJumpAround said:
https://www.baseballamerica.com/rankings/2020-mlb-international-prospects-class/

Any new names here for the Brewers? Where does Churio rank? Thanks!

Keep in mind that Baseball America will not actually be ranking the players until after they've seen them post-signing. Much like they did last year. However, Chourio ranked 14th in the expected signing bonus rankings. They said this about Chourio:
A quick-twitch athlete with plus speed, Chourio has a skinny frame but drives the ball with surprising impact, generating lift and backspin with his swing to profile as a potential power/speed threat in the middle of the diamond


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Posted: May 01, 2020, 7:25 AM Post
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MLB released their top 30 international signing prospects for this signing period. Chourio was the only one directly linked to the Brewers. The scouting report is below.

16 Jackson Chourio
SS
AGE
16
BATS R
DOB 03/11/2004
THROWS R
HT 6' 0"
WT 165
Scouting Grades/Report (20-80 grading scale)
HIT
55
POWER
55
ARM
55
RUN
50
FIELD
50


Chourio is tall and lean with a projectable body and enough athleticism play shortstop or center field in the future.

His hit tool might be the most advanced part of his game at the moment, but his defense is not far behind. In fact, he shows good hands in the infield and an average arm now that projects to be a plus tool in the future. Like most prospects his age, Chourio is working on improving his footwork and internal clock, but he continues to make big strides in both areas. In the outfield, he has a good first step in center field and can cover lots of ground because of his running speed, which projects to be a plus tool in the future.

At the plate, the teen shows good bat speed, an understanding of the strike zone, and the ability to put backspin on the ball. As a result, he can drive the ball out of the park to all fields, especially the opposite field. He is expected to have plus power as he matures and his body develops. There’s a chance his frame will force him to move to third base or a corner outfield spot, but for now, he’s staying put up the middle.

Chourio was a star on Venezuela’s youth teams and evaluators love his ability to perform in big games. He’s also been praised for his makeup. The teenager trains at CJ Baseball Academy in Maracaibo, Venezuela, with Jonathan Herrera and is represented by Beverly Hills Sports Council’s Cesar Suarez, a member of MLB’s Trainer Partnership Program. The Brewers are the favorites to sign him.


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Posted: May 26, 2020, 11:41 AM Post
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https://www.baseballamerica.com/ranking ... cts-class/

Anything new in here?


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Posted: June 04, 2020, 11:16 AM Post
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https://www.baseballamerica.com/stories ... g-preview/


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Posted: June 04, 2020, 11:28 AM Post
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TheJumpAround said:
https://www.baseballamerica.com/stories/milwaukee-brewers-2020-21-international-signing-preview/

Chourio was given a very similar breakdown as he has in the others, but there were 4 new players listed.

Two more Venezuelan shortstops named Gregory Barrios and Daniel Guilarte. Barrios is, “a switch-hitter with good baseball instincts, playing a sound shortstop with smooth actions in the field to go with a high-contact bat and good feel for the strike zone for 16.” Guilarte is said to have, “good bat-to-ball skills from the right side of the plate and a good offensive approach. He's an above-average runner with a strong arm and should stay at the position.”

Then they’re connected to two Dominican outfielders named Hendry Mendez and Manuel Vargas. They say Mendez is, “ a 6-foot-3 corner outfielder who impressed some scouts with his bat and power potential, though he was up-and-down with his offensive performance at big events.” And that he is in line for a high 6-figure bonus. Vargas, “has hit well during games in the Dominican Republic, making frequent contact with a line-drive, all-fields approach.”


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Posted: June 04, 2020, 2:40 PM Post
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Smichaelis9 said:
TheJumpAround said:
https://www.baseballamerica.com/stories/milwaukee-brewers-2020-21-international-signing-preview/

Chourio was given a very similar breakdown as he has in the others, but there were 4 new players listed.

Two more Venezuelan shortstops named Gregory Barrios and Daniel Guilarte. Barrios is, “a switch-hitter with good baseball instincts, playing a sound shortstop with smooth actions in the field to go with a high-contact bat and good feel for the strike zone for 16.” Guilarte is said to have, “good bat-to-ball skills from the right side of the plate and a good offensive approach. He's an above-average runner with a strong arm and should stay at the position.”

Then they’re connected to two Dominican outfielders named Hendry Mendez and Manuel Vargas. They say Mendez is, “ a 6-foot-3 corner outfielder who impressed some scouts with his bat and power potential, though he was up-and-down with his offensive performance at big events.” And that he is in line for a high 6-figure bonus. Vargas, “has hit well during games in the Dominican Republic, making frequent contact with a line-drive, all-fields approach.”


6'3" as a 16yr old? He'll be 6'7"+ by time matures


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Posted: June 15, 2020, 11:05 PM Post
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brewcrewdue80 said:
Smichaelis9 said:
TheJumpAround said:
https://www.baseballamerica.com/stories/milwaukee-brewers-2020-21-international-signing-preview/

Chourio was given a very similar breakdown as he has in the others, but there were 4 new players listed.

Two more Venezuelan shortstops named Gregory Barrios and Daniel Guilarte. Barrios is, “a switch-hitter with good baseball instincts, playing a sound shortstop with smooth actions in the field to go with a high-contact bat and good feel for the strike zone for 16.” Guilarte is said to have, “good bat-to-ball skills from the right side of the plate and a good offensive approach. He's an above-average runner with a strong arm and should stay at the position.”

Then they’re connected to two Dominican outfielders named Hendry Mendez and Manuel Vargas. They say Mendez is, “ a 6-foot-3 corner outfielder who impressed some scouts with his bat and power potential, though he was up-and-down with his offensive performance at big events.” And that he is in line for a high 6-figure bonus. Vargas, “has hit well during games in the Dominican Republic, making frequent contact with a line-drive, all-fields approach.”


6'3" as a 16yr old? He'll be 6'7"+ by time matures


Not necessarily. Lots of kids are 6’3” at that age. Sadly I was like 5’8”. I had firmed at 6’5” at age 14 that stopped growing taller. I had friends 5’3” at 18 that grew to 6’1”.


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Posted: June 17, 2020, 11:40 AM Post
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Not necessarily. Lots of kids are 6’3” at that age. Sadly I was like 5’8”. I had firmed at 6’5” at age 14 that stopped growing taller. I had friends 5’3” at 18 that grew to 6’1”.

Unfortunately, the system and timing of things doesn't bode well for late bloomers. Let's say a boy is 5'6" and shows promise, but really grows in his senior year of high school. It is very, very tough to break in unless he goes JUCO for a year or two.


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Posted: June 17, 2020, 7:16 PM Post
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It’s not discussed much but it amazes me their approach to international signings. Spend big up the middle as we have come to expect but in Stearns era they have yet to give big bonuses to pitchers. They kind of spend very conservatively on them. Hope that these cheaper arms grow, fill out, and blossom. With risk involved with young pitchers, I definitely get it but still surprises me


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Posted: June 17, 2020, 8:25 PM Post
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They also could use some of those assets to trade for arms down the road.


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Posted: June 18, 2020, 1:24 PM Post
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They also could use some of those assets to trade for arms down the road.


Exactly. Historically, while the Brewers are certainly not alone in this, they have been terrible at developing impact pitching and moving it through the system. Know who you are. If you struggle to develop it and are better at moving bats quickly up the ladder, find buying opportunities for pitching via the trade market. Don't try to be something you're not and waste draft capital or cash flow in the process.


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Posted: June 18, 2020, 7:27 PM Post
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It’s not discussed much but it amazes me their approach to international signings. Spend big up the middle as we have come to expect but in Stearns era they have yet to give big bonuses to pitchers. They kind of spend very conservatively on them. Hope that these cheaper arms grow, fill out, and blossom. With risk involved with young pitchers, I definitely get it but still surprises me

Big bonus International pitchers are a rarity in general. Last year the top 15 International prospects were all position players. The year before there were two pitchers among the top ten International prospects, one of which was from Cuba. Among the top 60 International prospects over the past two years (2018 & 2019), only 11 were pitchers. Not saying they aren’t also avoiding them, but when there is so little supply of highly paid International arms it’s tough to make any definitive conclusions.


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