Pittsburgh Pirates Draft History: 2008

BOLD = Pirates didn’t sign this player.

Pedro Alvarez received a $6,335,000 major league contract with a $6,000,000 signing bonus.

Robbie Grossman received a $1,000,000 signing bonus.

Quinton Miller received a $900,000 signing bonus.

The Pirates spent $9.8 M on this draft, just $600,000 less than the 2006 and 2007 drafts combined.

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Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with AccuScore.com, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.

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