JARRARD, JULIAN

Position: Third Base/Shortstop/Second Base

DOB: August 8, 1992

Height: 6’1″ / Weight: 210

Bats: Right / Throws: Right

40-man roster: No

How acquired: Free Agent (June 22, 2017)

Profile: Signed by the Brewers as an undrafted free agent in 2017, Jarrard took a circuitous route to pro baseball.  After beginning his college career at Glendale Community College in California, Jarrard moved to Biola University and then on to Menlo College, the same school that produced third base prospect Lucas Erceg.  After inking a deal with Milwaukee, Jarrard was assigned to their AZL affiliate in Maryvale, where he saw action all over the infield in his first professional season.  The brother of Los Angeles Dodgers farmhand Jonah Jarrard, Julian has plus power potential with the ability to drive the ball to the gaps, but struggles to make contact at times. Defensively, Jarrard has the versatility that the Brewers like, showing the ability to play anywhere on the infield, though he’s likely destined for a corner spot.

2017:  The Brewers agreed to terms with Jarrard following the draft and sent him to the Arizona League to get his feet wet.  He saw action in 37 games there, hitting .287/.333/.433 with a pair of home runs while bouncing all over the infield, playing second base, shortstop and third base.