Brice Turang heard his name called by the Milwaukee Brewers with the 21st overall pick in the 2018 MLB Draft.
The signing bonus for the draft pick is worth $3,013,600. Turang is a LSU commit.
Professional scouts considered Turang, a prep shortstop from California, as the top prospect in this year’s draft class last June. The high expectations and mediocre results last summer caused his draft stock to take a slight hit this spring.
A left-handed hitter, Turang is capable of hitting line drives to all parts of the field and will be a top-of-the-order bat. Although he possesses average power, scouts expect him to hit around 15 homers in the major leagues.
Expected to stick at shortstop long-term, Turang has above-average speed and arm strength.