LSU Signee Brice Turang Taken In First Round Of MLB Draft
An LSU baseball signee now has to make a decision on whether or not he'll play for the Tigers next spring.
Brice Turang, a shortstop from Santiago (Calif.) High School and an LSU baseball signee, was selected with the 21st overall pick in the first round of the 2019 MLB First-Year Player Draft on Monday night.
The 6-foot, 161-pound Turang, the son of former MLB play Brian Turang, batted .352 with five homers, 21 RBI and a .464 on-base percentage during his senior season.
Rated as the No. 25 player in the draft by MLB Pipeline, Turang now has to decide if he wants to begin his professional career immediately, or head to LSU, where he can re re-drafted again after three years.
A $3 million signing bonus is what is slotted to the 21st overall pick, but many believe that Turang will want more to sign and play professionally.
The Brewers have until August 15, or lose his rights.
Is Turang likely to sign with the Brewers? Yes. When you get taken in the first round, and can become an instant millionaire, it's difficult to say "no". But, after being projected as a top ten pick prior to the season, and falling outside of the top 20, it also wouldn't be totally shocking to see Turang elect to attend LSU and try to build his pro stock even more.
Expect Turang to be playing in the Brewers' system this summer, but there is no guarantee.