Brice Turang has agreed to terms with the Milwaukee Brewers. Turang recently tweeted his decision, which has not yet been confirmed by the team.
Milwaukee Brewers first round pick Brice Turang was one of five first round picks yet to sign. It was a possibility a deal could not get done. Turang has a commitment to play collegiate baseball for Louisiana State University.
The Brewers were touted as an appealing destination for Turang, based on some family connections and having a relationship with the organization. Up to this point, the team has been in a competitive fight to get Turang under contract.
What did Turang sign for?
The terms of the contract have finally been announced as Turang has signed for over $3.4 million.
The Milwaukee Brewers could have offered almost $3.6 million to Turang. Slot value for the 21st pick is $3.01 million, but the Brewers can pay over slot without losing draft picks if they stay within 5% of their total allocation. The team could exceed their signing pool by more than 5%, but would then be losing future draft picks as penalty.
Had Turang elected to not sign the offer made by the Brewers, he would have attended LSU and become eligible again for the 2021 draft following his junior season. As for the Brewers, the team would have receive a compensatory first round pick should Turang not sign.
Now official, the team can send Turang to Arizona or Helena to play out the season. Turang is considered by some to be the shortstop of the future due to Orlando Arcia‘s struggles.
Many Brewers fans are dreaming of a double play combination featuring Turang and top prospect Keston Hiura, but there is a chance that could never happen. Hiura may move to the outfield by the time both players are MLB-ready. Hiura is also rumored as a trade target for a deadline acquisition this season.