Jason Hursh Going to Oklahoma State


I just got a message from Pittsburgh Pirates sixth round pick Jason Hursh, who confirmed that he and the Pirates had talked up until today, but that he has decided to go to Oklahoma State.  Hursh and seventh round pick Austin Kubitza have both decided to honor their commitments to college, with Kubitza going to Rice.

Hursh is kind of a surprise, as there was a general feeling that he would sign.  In my interview with Jason a few weeks ago he had this to say about the negotiations:

Negotiations are going good. I’m talking to the Pirates Area Scout for Texas pretty regularly so it’s getting there.

At this point, tenth round pick Zach Weiss is the only player who could still sign, although the talk on him signing hasn’t been optimistic.

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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