By Gary Nager
Although I didn’t yet have all the details at our press time, I was told that 17-year-old 2013 Wharton High grad Tucker “Tuck” Neuhaus had signed an offer with Major League Baseball’s Milwaukee Brewers.
Neuhaus is the son of former Freedom High baseball coach Ken Neuhaus and the younger brother of Tyler (another outstanding baseball player who tragically died in a single-car accident last November). Tucker was the Brewers’ “Competitive Balance Lottery Round B” selection (the 72nd overall pick of the 2013 amateur draft) and reportedly signed a $771,000 offer sheet. If Neuhaus has signed, he won’t be playing college ball for the University of Louisville Cardinals, who made it to the eight-team College World Series in Omaha, NE, this year. Neuhaus, a 6’-3”, 190-lb. middle infielder, played in only 11 of Wharton’s 27 games this year, batting just .222 in 27 at-bats (according to MaxPreps.com).