Martin-ex Lutz signs with Brewers

Former Warrior standout considered attending the University of Texas, but decided to turn pro

Keven Costlow

Former Martin baseball star Tristen Lutz had to decide between attending college or turning pro with the Milwaukee Brewers. The Brewers helped him decide with 2.3 million reasons.

Lutz, who was the 34th selection in the Competitive Balance Round of the Major League Baseball player draft, agreed to terms with the Brewers on Wednesday. 

The Most Valuable Player in District 4-6A will receive a signing bonus of $2,352,000, according to  MLBPipeline.com's Jim Callis.

Tristan Lutz, who led the Martin Warriors to the Class 6A baseball quarterfinals, has signed a $2.3 million contract to play in the Milwaukee Brewers' system. (Photo: MaxPreps)

"I don't want to say it was stressful, but just kind of uneasy not knowing where I was going to go," Lutz said at a press conference. "But I trusted the process and knew that I had to wait a little bit, and I was pretty confident that I would end up in this situation, and just blessed to be here right now."

Lutz will certainly go back to college and earn his degree at some point, but for now, is ready to begin his career. The Brewers indicated that he will report to the Arizona League Brewers in the Rookie League.