Thursday, June 20, 2013

BA Profile Sherman Lacrus

(27) Sherman Lacrus, 5.11/180, RH, CF (C), BA rank # 328

Western Oklahoma State has an extensive recruiting pipeline in the Caribbean, with its two best prospects this spring hailing from Curacao (Lacrus) and Aruba (catcher/infielder Sicnarf Loopstok). The Pioneers' most famous product is another Curacaoan, Andrelton Simmons, who has worked with Lacrus. Lacrus came to the United States at age 17 and redshirted when Western Oklahoma State won the Division II Junior College World Series in 2011. He turned down the Yankees as a 40th-round pick last year. The 5-foot-11, 180-pounder offers a solid combination of righthanded power and speed. He also shows ability to recognize pitches, good reads and jumps in center field and plus arm strength. Lacrus has displayed intriguing potential in limited looks behind the plate but doesn't have much interest in catching.

Lacrus was just assigned to the DSL club, playing RF in his first 2 games.  We'll have to see if he spends any time at catcher...


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