BREAKING: Brewers Hand Out Record-Breaking Contract

Now that's a headline you never thought you'd read. The Milwaukee Brewers have just handed out a record-breaking contract, the largest ever given to a player who has never played a major league game. They've signed 19-year-old center field prospect Jackson Chourio to an 8-year, $80M guaranteed contract. 

Chourio is baseball’s No. 2 overall prospect and the highest-ranked Brewers prospect ever. The team signed him as an international free agent at at the age of 17  for $1.9 million out of Maracaibo, Venezuela, in 2021. 

Chourio has been Milwaukee’s Minor League Player of the Year each of the past two seasons, though has only played 6 games above AA.  

The CF is a five-tool talent who has posted an .837 OPS across three Minor League seasons, with 22 home runs this past year mostly at Double-A Biloxi. He slashed .379/.453/.530 in 17 games at the Venezuelan Winter League this fall.

Turning 20 before the 2024 season, it's quite possible that Chourio starts the season in the Brewers major league lineup. 

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