2009 Pittsburgh Pirates Draft Pick Signing Tracker

I will be keeping track of all of the draft pick signings over the summer, leading up to the August 17th deadline at midnight (I’ll be doing a live blog of the signing deadline for all of you who will be up late for the action). Below are the players we drafted. To read about these players, check out my draft recaps:

-Day One (Rounds 1-3)
-Day Two (Rounds 4-30)
-Day Three (Rounds 31-50)

I also will be keeping track of every MLB team and their signing status, so that we can compare the numbers to the Pirates. I probably won’t do regular updates to these until around August:

-Team by Team Bonus Figures for the Top 10 Rounds and Signing Status of Every Pick for Every Team


1. The Pirates signed 31 of 50 picks last year (they have 51 this year).
2. The Pirates spent an estimated $9.8 M in the draft last year, with $8.3 M coming in the top ten rounds.

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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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  • Anonymous

    now that tony is signed who do you think the pirates top priority will be to get signed?

  • Anonymous

    In my opinion, I think Den Decker is the next best pick…

  • Scott S.

    Great feature! I will be checking the signing tracker closely.

    I would vote for the top priority to be one of the pitching prospects. I'll say Cain, since that would be a big signing. Personally, I would prioritize Inman, as I feel they could get real value after a down season compared to where he will go next year if he rebounds

  • Anonymous

    Any way you can add the slot amount? I think it would be interesting to easily see who we signed at, above or even under slot. Great tracker!

  • Aaron

    Very awesome it needs more air time on pirate blogs. This will show how Neal did with this years gamble.

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