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Top signing: OF Pablo Abreu, Dominican Republic, $800,000.

Total signings: 24.


Milwaukee's top bonus last year went to Pablo Abreu, a 17-year-old Dominican outfielder who signed for $800,000 on July 2. Abreu's above-average bat speed from the right side sticks out the most. He's 6 feet, 170 pounds, Abreu can occasionally put a ball over the wall in BP, but he's mostly a gap hitter. He has the hand-eye coordination that should help him at the plate, though there's length and some stiffness to his swing, so he's still learning to sync everything up in games for better performance against live pitching. Abreu tracks balls well in center field and has a solid arm, but he's a fringe-average runner, which adds risk of him moving to a corner with a possible tweener profile. His projected offensive production fits much better in center field, so the Brewers will play him there, though down the road he might rotate between all three outfield spots. Abreu trained with Amauris Nina.

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