Jackson Chourio Stats
- Height / Weight
- 5' 11" / 165 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 3/11/2004 (19)
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Top outfield prospect Jackson Chourio's record-breaking deal with the Milwaukee Brewers became official on Sunday after he passed a physical. The deal will guarantee eight years and $82 million with two club options that can have a maximum value of $142.5 million, according to sources. Chourio is only 19 years old, and it's the biggest deal in MLB history for a player that has yet to even reach the big leagues. He should be considered a favorite to start for the Brewers on Opening Day now in 2024 after he impressed with a .282/.338/.467 slash line, 22 home runs, 91 RBI, 43 stolen bases and 88 runs scored at Double-A Biloxi and Triple-A Nashville this past season. Chourio is ranked second in all of baseball behind the Orioles' Jackson Holliday on MLB Pipeline's prospect rankings.
The Milwaukee Brewers and outfield prospect Jackson Chourio have agreed on a historic eight-year, $80 million deal, the richest contract for a player who has yet to play a game in the big leagues. The deal includes two team options. Just 19 years of age, Chourio has played just six games above the Double-A level as he hit .280 with 22 home runs and 43 stolen bases across 122 games at Double-A in 2023 before hitting .333 with one steal across six games at the Triple-A level. The low-budget Brewers are making a bet that they will be paying a star player just $10 million annually shortly into the contract while the young outfielder nets some financial security. He could be in line for his big-league debut at just 20 years of age in 2024 and is certainly a dynasty league gem at this point.
Milwaukee Brewers top center field prospect Jackson Chourio is expected to complete a deal on Thursday that will be the richest contract ever for a player who has yet to reach the big leagues. The deal is expected to be for eight guaranteed years and close to $80 million and include two team options. The deal will top Chicago White Sox outfielder Luis Robert Jr.'s six-year, $50 million deal. The 19-year-old Chourio is the second-ranked prospect this offseason in all of baseball, behind only shortstop Jackson Holliday of the Baltimore Orioles. This contract likely means that Chourio will be in Milwaukee's Opening Day lineup in 2024 after he slashed a strong .283/.338/.467 with an .805 OPS, 22 home runs 26 doubles, three triples, 91 RBI, 44 stolen bases and 88 runs in 128 games with Double-A Biloxi and Triple-A Nashville in 2023.
2023 was a tale of two halves for Milwaukee Brewers top outfield prospect Jackson Chourio, and it was clear the tacky ball had a large effect on him in the first half as Chourio spent his season in Biloxi, part of the Southern League. In the first half, he hit just .249/.304/.410 with 11 home runs and 23 stolen bases. The swing-and-miss issues stemmed mainly from changeups, which were moving much more aggressively with the pre-tacked ball. His contact rate in the first half of 75 percent jumped to 81 percent in the second half as Chourio mashed and made his way to Triple-A, finishing the second half with a slash of .324/.379/.538 with 11 home runs in 57 games. Chourio already gets to big exit velocities and puts the ball out of the park to all fields. His average exit velocity hovered around 91 mph, while his 90th percentile exit velocity sat at 105 mph. The contact rate jumped significantly in the second half but was solid even with the tacky ball in play in the Southern League. It is worth noting that despite a high chase rate of 35 percent, he showed a much better feel in Triple-A, chasing just 22 percent of pitches out of the zone. Signing a record-breaking eight-year, $82 million deal as a 19-year-old suggests that Chourio will be in the Brewers Opening Day lineup. With the power and speed profile, it is realistic that he will hit 20 home runs to pair with 25 or more stolen bases as a rookie in 2024.