Alec Bettinger received a call from a Milwaukee Brewers scout during the ninth round of Major League Baseball’s First-Year Player Draft on Tuesday.
When the Brewers’ turn came in the 10th round, he was still available, and they chose him. Milwaukee followed its word and selected Bettinger with the 294th overall pick, one spot ahead of the Philadelphia Phillies, who were also interested.
Bettinger shared many group embraces with relatives and friends gathered at his Woodbridge home.
Bettinger was especially pleased to be able to share his joy with his parents, who have been his staunchest supporters throughout his baseball career.
When the Brewers called Bettinger, the situation became real. It was confirmed when his name appeared on MLB’s livestream of the selection.
Bettinger said he will contact Milwaukee in the coming days to discuss financial conditions, sign a contract, and find out where he will be assigned this summer.
Bettinger is expected to receive a $135,100 signing bonus based on where he was taken, according to MLB.com. He could sign for a lot less because he’s a senior with little leverage.
Bettinger’s bonus sum may also fluctuate depending on how the Brewers divide their overall bonus pool among their other first-round picks.
Bettinger was wearing a Boston Red Sox shirt when Milwaukee called, but he intends to go out and acquire some Brewers gear.
Who Are Alec Bettinger Parents?
Alec Bettinger’s Parents are Mark and Linda Bettinger. Bettinger was especially pleased to be able to share his joy with his parents, who have been his staunchest supporters throughout his baseball career.