The 21-year-old Jairo Beras experienced a power surge in 2016, though it remains to be seen whether his newfound home run stroke is for real, or if Beras was merely able to take advantage of his surroundings. The 6-foot-6, 195-pound righty clubbed 22 home runs in 107 games, but he played for High-A High Desert in the hitter-friendly confines of the California League. Plate discipline remains a concern for Beras as well, as he fanned 121 times while drawing just 24 walks in those 107 contests. Beras hit .262 on the year, and must prove he can be a little more patient at the dish as he ascends to the higher levels. Otherwise, he may have problems hitting for average. Beras will likely start the 2017 campaign at Double-A, working on making more consistent contact. This year will be the real indicator of the future potential for Beras.
Rangers outfield prospect Jairo Beras needs surgery for a broken hamate bone in his left hand, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. He is expected to be ready for the instructional league season. Beras, who began playing for the Arizona League Rangers (rookie) in early July, hit .250 with two doubles, two triples, two home runs, 11 runs and 15 RBI in 17 games.
Rangers outfield prospect Jairo Beras finally made his pro debut Wednesday. The 6-5, 178-pound Dominican Republic outfielder went 1 for 3 with one triple, one walk, one RBI and one run for the Arizona League Rangers (rookie). The 17-year-old Beras agreed to a $6.5 million deal with the Rangers last year, but his arrival was delayed as MLB held up the deal over questions about his age. Beras was suspended from game activity for a year because he allegedly lied about his birthdate, according to The Dallas Morning News.