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Top Jackson Chourio News

  • Brewers' Jackson Chourio: Will get chance to make roster

    Brewers general manager Matt Arnold said Monday that Chourio will have a chance to make the team's Opening Day roster in 2024, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.

    Arnold's comments came after Chourio officially signed an eight-year, $82 million contract extension with Milwaukee that includes $25 million club options for the 2032 and 2033 seasons. The expectation is that the record-breaking contract clears the path for the 19-year-old to break camp with the big club as its everyday center fielder, and while Arnold cautioned that there is "nothing guaranteed" for Chourio, it would be a surprise at this point if it doesn't happen. Chourio slashed .283/.338/.467 with 22 home runs and 44 stolen bases between Double-A Biloxi and Triple-A Nashville in 2023.

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  • Brewers' Jackson Chourio: Passes physical, deal official

    Chourio passed his physical Sunday, making his eight-year, $82 million contract with the Brewers official, Jon Heyman of the New York Post reports.

    Chourio recently agreed to a record-breaking deal for a prospect and will officially be under a long-term contract with the Brewers before ever taking an at-bat in the majors. The deal has $82 million guaranteed but can max out at $142.5 million over 10 years if he has his options exercised and reaches benchmarks in his contract. He slashed .282/.338/.467 with 22 home runs, 91 RBI, 88 runs and 43 steals over 128 games between Double-A Biloxi and Triple-A Nashville last season, and he'll have a good chance to make the Brewers' Opening Day roster in 2024 following his new contract.

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  • Brewers' Jackson Chourio: Deal could max out at $140 million

    Chourio's contract with the Brewers could max out at around $140 million over 10 years, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.

    McCalvy reports that Chourio would be guaranteed at least $82 million over eight years and could net approximately $140 million over 10 years if two team options are exercised and he reaches all of his incentives. The record-breaking contract is expected to become official Friday as long as a physical doesn't raise any red flags. Chourio, 19, hit .283/.338/.467 with 22 home runs and 44 stolen bases between Double-A Biloxi and Triple-A Nashville in 2023. He'll have a good shot to be part of the Brewers' Opening Day roster in 2024.

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  • Brewers' Jackson Chourio: Agrees to record-breaking extension

    Chourio and the Brewers are expected to finalize an eight-year contract extension worth nearly $80 million Thursday, Jon Heyman of the New York Post reports.

    The deal, which also includes two team options, is the largest contract ever for a player who has yet to reach the majors, easily topping Luis Robert's six-year, $50 million pact. Chourio, 19, began the 2023 season at Double-A Biloxi and finished it at Triple-A Nashville, slashing .283/.338/.467 with 22 home runs and 44 stolen bases between the two stops. The long-term contract extension greatly increases Chourio's chances of breaking spring training as a member of the Brewers' Opening Day roster.

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  • Brewers' Jackson Chourio: To return to Triple-A in 2024

    Chourio will open the 2024 season with Triple-A Nashville, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.

    "It's hard to put a timetable on it for a 19-year-old," general manager Matt Arnold said Tuesday, "but he has a chance to be really special." McCalvy doesn't have a quote to corroborate his definitive sentence about Chourio returning to Triple-A, but given the Brewers' outfield depth chart, it makes sense. Christian Yelich, Sal Frelick, Garrett Mitchell, Joey Wiemer and Tyrone Taylor are all under club control, and Milwaukee probably wouldn't want to have Chourio on the big-league roster in a part-time role.

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  • Brewers' Jackson Chourio: Elevated to Triple-A

    The Brewers promoted Chourio from Double-A Biloxi to Triple-A Nashville on Monday.

    Chourio will join Milwaukee's top affiliate after he ended Double-A Biloxi's season on a high note this weekend, recording at least one hit while getting on base at a .375 clip over his final nine starts. Altogether, the 19-year-old outfielder slashed .280/.336/.467 with 22 home runs and 42 stolen bases across 559 plate appearances for Biloxi. He'll join Nashville for the final week of its regular season and will look to build momentum for a spot on the Brewers' 2024 Opening Day roster.

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  • Brewers' Jackson Chourio: Putting power on display

    Chourio went 12-for-23 (.522) with three home runs, three doubles, six RBI and a 1:2 BB:K over his last five games with Double-A Biloxi.

    Chourio owned a .699 OPS as recently as July 5, but thanks to his recent surge that number is all the way up to .764. Chourio has been a bit streaky in his first full season at the Double-A level, but he has now racked up 13 homers, 16 doubles and 22 stolen bases over 75 games -- and he still will not turn 20 years old until next March.

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  • Brewers' Jackson Chourio: Getting going again

    Chourio went 18-for-62 (.290) with three home runs, four doubles, 13 RBI, seven steals and a 4:14 BB:K over his last 15 games with Double-A Biloxi.

    Chourio had trouble making contact for much of May, but he picked up the pace at the end of the month, and thanks to his recent run his OPS is back up to .713. While there is room for growth in that department, Chourio is making noise on the basepaths, having already matched his 2022 total with 16 steals while being caught only twice.

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  • Brewers' Jackson Chourio: Racking up hits at Double-A

    Chourio has gone 26-for-81 (.321) with two home runs, 13 RBI, nine steals and a 7:16 BB:K over his last 20 games with Double-A Biloxi.

    Chourio had trouble making contact against Double-A pitchers after first reaching the level, but his recent run suggests he has figured them out. Chourio will not turn 20 years old until March of 2024, and he remains one of the best -- if not the best -- prospects in all of baseball.

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  • Brewers' Jackson Chourio: Jacks first Double-A homers

    Chourio went 2-for-5 with two home runs and four RBI in a game with Double-A Biloxi on Tuesday.

    Chourio went just 2-for-23 (.087) in a brief Double-A stint at the end of last season, but he recorded the same number of hits in Biloxi's 2023 season opener, and four days later he tallied his first two long balls -- one of them of the walkoff variety -- at his current level. With a number of his fellow prospects graduating, Chourio now finds himself at or near the top of numerous sets of prospect rankings, and he is well on his way to justifying that with a .927 OPS four games into the current campaign.

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  • Brewers' Jackson Chourio: Doubles twice in exhibition

    Chourio doubled twice and walked in Wednesday's exhibition contest against Great Britain.

    The heralded prospect is spending the spring with the big club, and he showed off his skills Wednesday. He has not appeared in an official spring game, however, which all but confirms he will begin the season in the minors -- likely at the Double-A level.

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  • Brewers' Jackson Chourio: Struggles in brief Double-A debut

    Chourio went just 2-for-23 with 11 strikeouts over six games for Double-A Biloxi to close out the 2022 season.

    Those six games should have absolutely no bearing on Chourio's prospect standing, as the 18-year-old took two lower levels of the minor leagues by storm this year. If anything, it's healthy for him to have gotten a first look at the more advanced pitching in Double-A. Chourio is an electric player, but he's very young and he has some swing-and-miss in his game that he needs to work through, so the Brewers would be wise not to rush him through the organization. His final line in 2022: .288/.342/.538 with 20 homers and 16 steals in 99 games. Spectacular.

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  • Brewers' Jackson Chourio: Promoted to Double-A

    Chourio was promoted to Double-A Biloxi on Monday.

    Chourio has moved quickly through the Brewers' farm system this year, and he'll be rewarded with a late-season promotion to Double-A now that the High-A season has come to an end. The 18-year-old has slashed .304/.358/.570 with 20 homers, 75 runs, 71 RBI and 14 stolen bases over 92 games between Single-A Carolina and High-A Wisconsin this year and will attempt to prove himself at Biloxi late in the 2022 campaign.

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  • Brewers' Jackson Chourio: Homers in return to lineup

    Chourio (elbow) went 1-for-2 with a three-run home run Sunday in High-A Wisconsin's 5-2 win over Lansing.

    Back in action for the first time since Aug. 17 after missing the past week and a half with a sore right elbow, Chourio provided the game's pivotal hit in the third inning, when he went yard for the fifth time since being promoted from Single-A Carolina in late July. The 18-year-old served as Wisconsin's designated hitter Sunday, but it shouldn't be long before he reprises a regular role in center field.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 165 lbs
Birthplace: Maracaibo, Venezuela
Age: 19
Experience: R
Bats/Throws: R, R