ERNESTO, LARRY

Position: Outfield

DOB: September 12, 2000

Height: 6’2″ / Weight: 175

Bats: Switch / Throws: Right

40-man roster: No

How acquired: Free Agent (July 2, 2017)

Profile: One of Milwaukee’s high-profile July 2nd signing in 2017, Ernesto signed with the Brewers out of the Dominican Republic for a bonus reported to be worth $1.8 million.  A switch-hitter with plus bat speed, Ernesto is projected to hit for both average and power as he develops and is considered to be a better hitter from the left side of the plate at present.  A good athlete with speed to play centerfield, Ernesto could outgrow the position and may need to move to a corner but there is hope that he will wind up having a better than average arm, giving him the ability to play right or left.