2nd-rounder Joe Gray signs with Brewers
Joe Gray Jr. signed a contract to play professional baseball on Friday with the Milwaukee Brewers. The outfielder was taken in the 2nd round (60th overall) in the 2018 MLB Draft.
The Hattiesburg, Miss., native made the trip to Milwaukee on Friday with his mother, father and younger sister, but he is headed to Arizona to begin his professional career Saturday. He had been committed to Ole Miss to play college baseball. Gray, signed for the full slot value at $1,113,500,
At 6-foot-1, 195 pounds, Gray hit .474 with seven home runs and 45 RBIs last season, and comes from the same high school program that has produced five Major Leaguers, including former outfielder Wendell Magee.