Former Pleasant Grove catcher Payton Henry is expected to forgo the collegiate route at BYU and instead sign with the Milwaukee Brewers at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, The Tribune confirmed.
Payton, who was named the Gatorade Player of the Year and to the All-Tribune team in consecutive seasons, was selected by Milwaukee with the No. 171 overall pick in the sixth round of the MLB Draft on June 10.
Henry's signing bonus is worth $550,000, according to a source. The deal exceeds the MLB Draft bonus scale by nearly $250,000, as the No. 171 pick was slotted to earn $300,800. Additionally, the Brewers will fund four years of college tuition for Henry, matching what he would have earned at BYU, once his career is completed, but he must complete each year consecutively.