|Brewers sign first-round pick LaPorta|
|Written by Admin|
|Monday, 25 June 2007 08:40|
A senior left fielder and first baseman at the University of Florida, LaPorta was selected Southeastern Conference Player of the Year in 2005 and this season, when he hit .402 with 20 homers, 52 RBIs and 55 walks.
He was selected in the 14th round of the 2006 amateur draft by the Boston Red Sox and in the 14th round of the 2003 draft by the Chicago Cubs.
He is a finalist for the Golden Spikes Award, given annually to the top amateur baseball player.