Reese Olson has no doubts he made the right decision. He’s turning pro.
The recent North Hall High graduate signed last week to join the Milwaukee Brewers minor league system, passing on a full-ride scholarship to play at Georgia Tech.
“A lot of emotions went into signing,” said Olson, a right-handed pitcher who was key to the Trojans’ 2017 state championship run.
On Sunday, the 13th-round selection by the Brewers reported to rookie league camp in Phoenix, where he’ll play the remainder of the summer.
Olson, who signed last week, kept both options on the table until Milwaukee met the $440,000 figure he decided with his family would be the amount he needed to sign. According to Olson, the Brewers own the rights to his contract for four years, and the signing bonus was split between his first two years in the minors.
Olson said his only plans for his money is investing — no luxury purchases.
Now with the Brewers’ organization, Olson said his main focus is on his mechanics, primarily his curveball.
“My curveball is good now, but it needs to be better,” said Olson.