Pirates sign Tony Sanchez

The Pittsburgh Pirates have reached a deal with first round pick Tony Sanchez, according to Dejan Kovacevic on the PBC Blog. The deal is believed to be for $2.5 M.

No big surprise on this move. There was talk that the Pirates reached a pre-draft deal with Sanchez, and part of the reason he was drafted was believed to be his willingness to sign quickly and get his pro-career started.

Sanchez will spend 10 days in extended Spring Training in Bradenton before going to West Virginia, the Pirates low Class A affiliate.

I’ve created the 2009 Pittsburgh Pirates Draft Pick Signing Tracker to keep track of all of the signings, as well as the estimated bonuses paid. I’ll be updating it all summer, all the way through the midnight signing deadline on August 17th. I’ll be doing a live blog on the 17th for those of you who will be up late for the event.

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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.

2009 Pittsburgh Pirates Draft Pick Signing Tracker

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