Gilbert Lara

Position: 3B
Level: Instructs
Affiliate: Nationals Instructs
League: Instructional League
Born: 10/30/1997 (Age: 21)
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 198
B/T: Right / Right
Acquired: Signed as international free agent 7/10/14 (MIL)

Prospect Spotlight

NOTES FROM THE FIELD, INSTRUCTS:

  • Large frame, has thickened through core and lower-half. Looks the part on a corner.
  • Inefficient swing, can’t get to his power in games. Lengthy path, casts the barrel early, busted inside, struggles with spin.
  • Natural strength and leverage give raw power to pullside. Will grow into more as he finishes filling out.
  • Below-avg runner up the line, moves better underway. Won’t be a basestealer.
  • Actions and hands work at 3B. Ranges well to the 5/6 hole and can finish plays. 
  • Solid-avg arm across the dirt, enough for left side of the infield.

SUMMARY: Former top J2 prospect, came to WSH from MIL in a trade this summer. Didn’t see the hitting ability to tap into power enough for regular ML role at a corner position. Needs to improve at the plate to turn himself into a prospect.