Nebraska's Spencer Schwellenbach signs contract with Atlanta Braves
Spencer Schwellenbach is officially starting his professional baseball career.
On Monday, Jim Callis with MLB Pipeline reported that Schwellenbach had signed his contract with the Atlanta Braves. According to Callis, Schwellenbach signed for $1 million, slightly below the slot value of the No. 59 pick.
2nd-rder Spencer Schwellenbach signs w/@Braves for $1 mil (pick 59 value = $1,185,500). Nebraska RHP, mid-90s fastball, low-80s slider, mid-80s changeup w/power sink. Also SS w/high exit velos, had some 1st-rd buzz as pos player. John Olerud Award, Big Ten player of yr. @MLBDraft
— Jim Callis (@jimcallisMLB) July 19, 2021
Now that he is signed, it will be interesting to see if he begins his career as a position player or pitcher only in Atlanta’s system. Schwellenbach had career numbers of .282/.405/.423 (BA/OBP/SLG) while at Nebraska with 12 home runs, 19 doubles, and 82 runs scored.
During the 2021 season, Schwellenbach was a two-way star for the Huskers, finishing fourth on the team in hits (52), third in runs (43), second in walks (30), and led the team with 40 RBI. He also led the pitching staff with 10 saves while posting an 0.57 ERA and 34 strikeouts in 31.2 innings pitched.
— Spencer Schwellenbach (@spencerschwell) July 12, 2021
Best of luck to Schwellenbach as he embarks on his professional baseball journey!