MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Brewers agreed Monday to a
contract with Matt LaPorta, giving the seventh selection in this
year's amateur draft a signing bonus of about $2 million.
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 is a finalist for the Golden Spikes Award, given annually to
the top amateur baseball player.