Pirates sign draft pick Gourley
According to this article, the Pittsburgh Pirates have signed 13th round draft pick John “Walker” Gourley. Gourley is a prep shortstop prospect who had a commitment to East Carolina. Here is my summary of Gourley from day two of the draft:
Gourley is 6’0″, 180 pounds and has a commitment to East Carolina. He hit .289 as a rookie in high school. As a sophomore he led his team in runs (27) and steals (15), with a .314 average and a .465 OBP. He repeated that success as a junior, leading in runs (39) and steals (20) with eight homers and a .407 average, plus a .562 OBP. He has a short swing and plus arm strength. Lacks speed to be a middle infielder in the pros, and could end up elsewhere, maybe 3B.
The Draft Pick Signing Tracker is updated with the signing. I’ve also added the estimated slot prices for the first five rounds (the only rounds that have slot amounts).