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Jairo Beras | Outfielder

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (20) / 12/25/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 175
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Rangers outfield prospect Jairo Beras went 2-for-3 with a double and a walk for Low-A Hickory on Friday.
Beras hit .294/.358/.442 in June and July, but has fallen off in August, hitting just .205/.222/.318 over 12 games. Many minor leaguers struggle at the end of their first full professional season, and Beras is no exception. He has the potential to be a top 10 outfielder, but has not turned his raw physical tools into baseball-playing ability as of yet. He should open 2015 with High-A Myrtle Beach, but with the Rangers glut of outfield prospects he could return to Hickory to begin 2015. Aug 16 - 11:48 AM

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Rangers prospect outfielder Jairo Beras went 4-for-5 with a double for Low-A Hickory on Saturday.

After the game on June 14, Beras was hitting .190/.257/.224, but he has hit .400/.440/.643 since then to raise his average to .250/.308/.344. He is one of the many high-ceiling prospects in the Rangers organization, and he has the potential to a perennial All-Star slugging outfielder, though he is unlikely to reach the major leagues until 2018.
Jul 13 - 11:50 AM

Rangers outfield prospect Jairo Beras went 3-for-5 with a double and a home run for Low-A Hickory on Monday.

The 18-year old Beras was hitting .190/.257/.224 after the game on June 14, but has hit .436/.476/.769 over his last ten games to push his season average to .235/.296/.324. Beras is young for the South Atlantic League and has one of the highest upsides in the minor leagues, but is unlikely to reach the major leagues until 2017 at the earliest.
Jul 1 - 1:24 PM

Rangers outfield prospect Jairo Beras went 3-for-5 with a home run and a walk for Low-A Hickory on Sunday.

Beras finally got his average above the Mendoza line on Sunday, and his season line sits at .201/.269/.251 with six doubles and one home run. However, 18-year old Beras has improved each month, hitting .176/.240/.176 with 38.7% of his plate appearances ending in strikeout in April, .214/.267/.286 with 37.3% of his plate appearances ending in strikeout in May, and .220/.319/.317 with 29.8% of his plate appearances ending in strikeout so far in June. If you like toolsy prospects with All-Star upside and extreme risk, Beras is your type of prospect.
Jun 16 - 7:27 AM

Rangers outfield prospect Jairo Beras went 2-for-5 with a double for Low-A Hickory on Friday.

Beras is hitting just .194/.262/.229 with six doubles and 69 strikeouts in 51 games, but, at 18, started the season as the third youngest player in affiliated baseball who was not in complex-league games. After the kerfuffle surrounding the Rangers signing of Beras and the MLB investigation, Beras will remain a notable prospect even if he proves he is not worthy of the Rangers' $4.5 million investment.
Jun 14 - 11:30 AM

According to Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports, MLB has decided to uphold Jairo Beras' $4.5 million contract with the Rangers but will suspend him for one year.

Beras gave a birthdate of December 25, 1995 at a prospect showcase back in February. Which would make him 16. But when he agreed to a deal with the Rangers before the July 2 international signing period, it was revealed that he was actually 17. The one-year punishment isn't all that harsh considering he's several years from reaching the upper levels of pro ball.
Thu, Jul 12, 2012 01:25:00 PM

Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com reports that the investigation into the identity of prospect Jairo Beras is complete and a decision could be imminent.

The Rangers agreed to sign Beras for $4.5 million back in February, but MLB's labor department and the department of investigations have been reviewing his documentation to determine his correct age. While the Rangers insist that he is 17 years old, Beras was listed with a birthdate of December 25, 1995 in February's MLB prospect showcase in the Dominican Republic. If he is only 16 years old, he wouldn't be eligible to sign until the international signing period begins on July 2.
Mon, Apr 23, 2012 11:24:00 PM

Major League Baseball will not approve the reported Jairo Beras contract with Texas, according to Baseball America's Ben Badler.

Dionisio Soldevila of the Associated Press reported earlier this week that the Rangers had signed Beras for $4.5 million, but age restrictions may prevent the deal from being approved. MLB is under the impression that Beras is 16 years old and ineligible to be signed.
Sat, Mar 3, 2012 03:47:00 PM

According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports, MLB plans to immediately investigate the Rangers' signing of Dominican outfielder Jairo Beras.

Dionisio Soldevila of the Associated Press reported early Wednesday morning that the Rangers had signed Beras for $4.5 million. However, MLB was under the impression that Beras was 16 years old and ineligible to be signed. Stay tuned.
Wed, Feb 29, 2012 02:00:00 PM

ESPN's Keith Law writes that a lot of executives are unhappy with the Rangers signing 17-year-old Dominican outfielder Jairo Beras because they were under the impression that he wasn't allowed to sign until July 2.

Dionisio Soldevila of the Associated Press reported early Wednesday morning that the Rangers had signed Beras for $4.5 million. Meanwhile, Ben Badler of Baseball America reports that Beras' birthdate was listed as December 25th, 1995, which means he isn't 17 years old yet. Unless that information was incorrect, the Rangers might have some explaining to do.
Wed, Feb 29, 2012 12:09:00 PM

Dionisio Soldevila of the Associated Press reports that the Rangers have signed 17-year-old Dominican outfielder Jairo Beras for $4.5 million.

The Rangers have invested $13 million in three international prospects over the past seven months, so they are clearly trying to get ahead of the new cap on international spending, which will go into effect this summer. Beras checks in at 6-foot-5 and 175 pounds and is highly regarded for his power potential.
Wed, Feb 29, 2012 10:18:00 AM

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