Pirates sign Jameson Taillon

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed first round pick Jameson Taillon, according to his father, via Chuck Finder.  No details yet, but they’re sure to come.  The slot price for Taillon is $3.25 M, although he is likely to see $5-6 M, and maybe more.  There was a report that his bonus was expected to be $6.5 M.  There has also been talk of a possible major league deal.  I’ll keep this post updated as more information becomes available.

The draft pick signing tracker has been updated, and will be updated again when the bonus information becomes available.  Now that the Pirates have signed Taillon and Allie, they can hopefully focus on later round picks with three hours remaining in the signing period.

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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