Payton Henry signs with the Brewers: Photo Courtesy of Henry's Twitter page

Payton Henry signs with the Brewers: Photo Courtesy of Henry’s Twitter page

The Milwaukee Brewers announced the signing of 13 of their draft picks from the 2016 MLB draft class.  The signings include second-round 3rd baseman Lucas Erceg, from Menlo College in California.

Erceg reportedly signed for $1.15 million, which is below the slot for the 46th player taken.

In all, the Brewers have five of their first ten picks signed to contracts.  Sixth-round pick Payton Henry, a high school catcher from Utah, received a reported $550,000, which is well over the allotted slot.  The Brewers had some extra money after saving on Erceg’s deal.

Erceg and fifth-round pick Zach Brown (Kentucky), are headed for rookie ball in Helena, Montana.  Play there beings Friday night.

Less experienced players, like Henry, will go to the lower rookie ball assignment in Arizona

Following are the 13 players that signed contracts with the Brewers this week:

Round 2:  3b Lucas Erceg – Menlow College
Round 4:  RHP Corbin Burnes – St. Mary’s College
Round 5:  RHP Zach Brown – Kentucky
Round 6:  C Payton Henry – Pleasant Grove HS (Utah)
Round 9:  2b Trey York – East Tennessee State
Round 13: RHP Thomas Jankins – Quinnipiac
Round 15: RHP Scott Serigstad – Cal State Fullerton
Round 21: C Nathan Rodriguez – Cypress College
Round 22: LHP Cam Roegner – Bradley
Round 26: SS Nick Roscetti – Iowa
Round 28: RHP Andrew Vernon – North Carolina Central
Round 34: RHP Matt Smith – Georgetown
Round 35: RHP Chase Williams – Wichita State

 

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