Drew Maggi Signing Official

The Pittsburgh Pirates have now officially signed 15th round pick Drew Maggi.  The sophomore shortstop from Arizona State received $468,000, which is $318,000 over MLB’s recommended maximum of $150,000 after the fifth round.  The bonus is equivalent to a late second round slot price, and is the second highest announced bonus so far, although Jameson Taillon and Stetson Allie will definitely be signed for a higher price.

The draft pick signing tracker has been updated with the signing.  The Pirates now have signed 26 players, with $2,519,900 in announced bonuses.

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