Brewers Sign Tucker Neuhaus

Second-round pick Tucker Neuhaus tweeted that he is officially a Brewer and even included pictures of his contract signing earlier today. Joel Anderson of the Tampa Bay Times writes that Neuhaus will sign for the slot value of $771K, plus an additional $64K to compensate for the scholarship to Louisville that Neuhaus will forego to begin his pro career.

Anderson notes that Neuhaus' production was down significantly this Spring, but the cause for that could be a rash of injuries that caused him to miss much of the season as well as the mental toll of his older brother's death following a car accident.

Neuhaus, a shortstop out of Wharton High School in Florida, ranked as the 83rd-best prospect in the draft, according to Baseball America. BA notes that he's from a baseball family (his father was the coach at Bethel College in Minnesota and also an assistant at Iowa) and posseses plus power from the left side of the plate. Neuhaus was selected with the Brewers' competitive balance pick, which they were awarded in last summer's lottery.

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