When Juan Lagares first made it to the majors, he went on to win a Gold Glove for his efforts.
Lagares was first signed by New York Mets scouts Ismael Cruz and Juan Mercado in May 2006, when he was just 17 years old.
In 2006, he played shortstop for the Dominican Summer League Mets and hit.255 with eight triples while fielding .942 and a slugging percentage of 339.
In 82 games at shortstop with the Savannah Sand Gnats, he batted just .210/.262/.317 with 40 errors (a fielding percentage of just .911).
Between Sand Gnats and Brooklyn Cyclones in 2008, he had a season of 254/.285/.337 in 46 games. At the end of 2009, he played for Savannah and the GCL Mets (slash line:.274/305/333 in 47 games) (5 for 24, 2B, BB).
That year, he made the switch to the outfield. After a fourth straight season with Savannah, he hit .300/.318/.459 in 67 games for the St. Lucie Mets, and he also appeared in 33 games for them, where he batted .233/.248/.316.
This season, he hit nine home runs and stole 25 bases on 30 attempts, placing him in the South Atlantic League’s top three most three-baggers (3 behind leader Evan Crawford). He ranked third in triples and sixth in stolen bases for the Mets.
Juan Lagares Contract
The Los Angeles Angels signed Juan Lagares to a one-year, $1,250,000 deal, with $1,250,000 guaranteed.
Juan Lagares Salary
Juan Lagares earns an average of $1,250,000 a year.
Juan Lagares Net Worth
Juan Lagares has a net worth estimation of $1 million to $5 million