Pirates close to a deal with Drew Maggi?
According to Keith Law, the Pittsburgh Pirates may be close to a deal with 15th round pick, Drew Maggi, a shortstop out of Arizona State. Law mentioned that the deal could be for around $460 K, which is $25,000 less than what fourth round pick Nick Kingham received. MLB doesn’t have slot prices after the fifth round, although $150,000 is the unofficial slot price for anyone beyond round five, which would put Maggi at $300,000 “over slot”.
The signing of Maggi would be a big move for the Pirates. Maggi is a draft eligible sophomore, and is coming off a big year in which he hit for a .326/.411/.444 line in 261 at-bats, with 36 stolen bases in 45 attempts. The Pirates could definitely use the middle infield depth, and the addition of Maggi would be a big boost in that area. Because Maggi is a draft eligible sophomore, he could return to the draft two more times, giving him a lot of leverage, and requiring the over-slot deal.