"Jean has all the tools to be a star-level player," Dipoto said. "He's been that the past year and a half and we're thrilled to make him part of our family for the next five, and possibly six, years."
I've got to admit I'm a little surprised -- more so given his two DL stints thus far.
[super delayed Edit]
Numbers are $70M over 5 years (2018-2022) with a $17M club option for 2023.
Edited by Dag Gummit, 21 June 2017 - 09:24 PM.
The M's 2016 first round pick and the 11th Overall is the system's top prospect and has several accolades to his name. Even though he is currently out of commission recovering from injury, he still has a whole bunch of potential.
This Rule 5-acquired first baseman just might be the M's best player at the position. I'm betting on it! He's never walked less than he's K'd and he just flashed some serious power in his first taste of AAA. He just needed a position and there happens to be one available in the Emerald City.
Gone, but not forgotten AAPs:
So long, fellas. I hope that all of you do well in your future endeavors. Perhaps you can tap into the potential seen in the M's system and have success elsewhere in the baseball world. Just... not against the M's, OK?