Draft Pick Updates

A few updates today on the status of two draft picks:

-According to Rocco DeMaro’s Twitter page (@RoccoDeMaro), the signing bonus for Brooks Pounders, originally reported at around $900 K, is actually around $670 K. It may not seem like a huge difference, but that amount was similar to what we paid Wes Freeman AND Jarek Cunningham last year. The Draft Pick Signing Tracker is updated.

-According to this article, 9th round pick Brock Holt is set to sign with the Pirates today, and will be off to State College tomorrow. Here is the quote from the article:

Holt’s business must be handled now since he has been drafted and today is a dream come true sort of day. “Trevor Haley is coming up to Stephenville (Thursday/today) and I’m gonna go ahead and sign and be on a plane on Friday morning headed up to State College, Pa., to start playing. So, I decided to go ahead and take the offer.

The Draft Pick Signing Tracker is also updated with this addition, although no word on the amount he received yet.

Holt hit .348/.425/.560 with 12 HRs and 11 steals in 250 ABs this year for Rice.

Author: Tim Williams

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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