Pirates Close to Deal With 15th Rounder Kody Watts?

Pirates Prospects has learned that 15th round pick Kody Watts is in Pittsburgh talking with the Pirates.  The team increased their approach towards Watts last week by making an offer, and according to our sources, it sounds like he’s close to a deal.

Watts is a right handed pitcher and was the 139th best prospect in the draft.  He throws 89-93 MPH, touching 95, and also throws a curve, a splitter, and a slider.  He has a commitment to Portland, and if he does sign, which seems likely, he will probably command second round money.

UPDATE 4:28 PM: I’ve been told that Watts is taking a physical with the team.  That sounds like a deal is close.

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  • Anonymous

    Any news on this…..  Did he sign or not.