NEUHAUS, TUCKER

Position: Second Base, Third Base

DOB: June 18, 1995

Height: 6’3″ / Weight: 190

Bats: Left / Throws: Right

40-man roster: No

How acquired: Drafted (CBB round, 2013)

Profile: Milwaukee used their second pick in the 2013 draft to select Neuhaus out of Wharton High School in Tampa, Floida and lured him away from an offer to Louisville with a bonus in excess of $750,000. A high school shortstop, the Brewers sent Neuhaus to begin his pro career, where they had him rotate between shortstop and third base. He moved up to Helena a year later, with the bulk of his playing time coming at third, then was promoted to Class-A Wisconsin in 2015. With the Timber Rattlers, Neuhaus was on the move again, this time making the transition to second base. He returned to Wisconsin to open 2016 and was off to a fast start before breaking a finger that wound up knocking him out for most of the season. A good, disciplined hitter with a compact swing, Neuhaus has the ability to take the ball to all fields, though he does have a tendency to get a bit pull happy at times. He’s shown the ability to find the gaps and has the frame to add power as he develops and has adjusted well to second base.

2013: Neuhaus signed quickly with the Brewers following the draft and made his way to Maryvale where he joined the Brewers rookie affiliate in the Arizona League. He appeared in 51 games there, batting .231 with 29 runs scored while driving in 24.

2014: Making the move from shortstop to third base, Neuhaus opened up 2014 in extended spring training, then joined Helena once their season got underway. He saw action in 61 games with Helena, hitting .233 with three home runs and 21 runs batted in, playing 50 games at third base and just two at shortstop.

2015: The Brewers promoted Neuhaus to Class-A Wisconsin in 2015, giving him his first shot at full season ball and Neuhaus handled the jump fairly well, hitting .249 with four home runs while playing in a career high 104 games with the Timber Rattlers. He also made another move defensively, sliding over to second base.

2016: Milwaukee opted to have Neuhaus return to Wisconsin to begin the 2016 season and he got out of the gate fast, hitting .370 over his first eight games before suffering a broken finger. The injury, which was initially estimated to sideline him 4-6 weeks, lingered all season long, knocking him out of action until late August when he made several rehab appearances in Maryvale. Looking to make up for lost time, Neuhaus signed up to play winter ball in Austrailia and in 36 games with the Sydney Blue Sox, he hit .275 with 11 doubles and 21 runs batted in.

MPP Pre-Season Prospect Rankings
2016 (#50)
2015 (#24)
2014 (#12)