Gilbert Lara

Born: 10/30/1997 (Age: 22)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 198
Primary Position: 3B
Seconday Position: INF
Acquisition Period: Signed as international free agent 7/10/2014 (MIL); Traded to WSH 8/31/2018
Entry Point: J2
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: May 1st, 2019
Dates Seen: 3x -- April 2019
Level: Class A
Affiliate: Hagerstown Suns
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Large, athletic frame, looks the part of ML left-side infielder. Still has some room to fill out. Built like Carlos Correa (HOU).
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2022 P 40 Bench Extreme
Tool Present Future Comments
Hit 30 45 Currently beating up on A-Ball competition in his third year at the level, though hitting ability remains raw due to limited barrel-control. Frequent slices and mishits, lots of foul balls, swing-happy approach that could be exploited by better arms. Aggressive, lashing cut w/ hard pull contact when squared; tools here to hit but requires projection.
Currently beating up on A-Ball competition in his third year at the level, though hitting ability remains raw due to limited barrel-control. Frequent slices and mishits, lots of foul balls, swing-happy approach that could be exploited by better arms. Aggressive, lashing cut w/ hard pull contact when squared; tools here to hit but requires projection.
Game Power 40 45 Raw is coming more into games, able to punish mistakes w/ some pull power. Has the strength and batspeed for avg game power over a full season of ABs, but don't think he'll get enough playing time on a corner.
Raw is coming more into games, able to punish mistakes w/ some pull power. Has the strength and batspeed for avg game power over a full season of ABs, but don't think he'll get enough playing time on a corner.
Raw Power 50 50 Big league raw that stands out at this level. Strong lines off the bat w/ natural swing leverage from long levers and physical size.
Big league raw that stands out at this level. Strong lines off the bat w/ natural swing leverage from long levers and physical size.
Run 45 40 Athletic for his size and runs fair underway, larger body takes a few steps to get going H/1B. Will slow a step as frame matures. Can be over-aggressive on the bases and run into outs.
Athletic for his size and runs fair underway, larger body takes a few steps to get going H/1B. Will slow a step as frame matures. Can be over-aggressive on the bases and run into outs.
Field 40 50 Agile, graceful actions for an XL frame at SS, but will simply outgrow the position. Defensive fundamentals can get lackadaisical and cause issue w/ routine play, but correctable. Profiles as a 3B in the big leagues, potentially athletic enough to try other corner spots for added versatility.
Agile, graceful actions for an XL frame at SS, but will simply outgrow the position. Defensive fundamentals can get lackadaisical and cause issue w/ routine play, but correctable. Profiles as a 3B in the big leagues, potentially athletic enough to try other corner spots for added versatility.
Throw 50 55 Easy above-avg raw arm-strength w/ effortless carry across the infield. Footwork and accuracy play it down a tick right now at SS, projects to 55 at the hot corner.
Easy above-avg raw arm-strength w/ effortless carry across the infield. Footwork and accuracy play it down a tick right now at SS, projects to 55 at the hot corner.
Attribute Present Future
Athleticism Plus Plus
Approach Below Average Average
Instincts Below Average Average
Baserunning Average Average
Overall Summary
Resurfacing as a prospect w/ a strong start in A-Ball, though don't think he'll ultimately hit enough for regular ABs on a corner. Physicality, power potential, and strong arm give upside of an athletic multi-positional bench piece.