News and Rumors

Pirates Might Not Get Any Draft Compensation

Pirates Might Not Get Any Draft Compensation

Yesterday we heard from Buster Olney that the Collective Bargaining Agreement discussions were close, and that there were expected changes to limit draft bonuses and reduce the number of compensation picks.  Joel Sherman of the NY Post talked to some executives who have been briefed on the negotiations, and what he found doesn't look good for the Pirates.

Sherman reports that there is a strong possibility that Type B compensation will be eliminated this off-season, and that compensation for less desirable Type A free agents (relievers, for example) would be reduced to just a compensation pick between the first and second rounds, with no pick coming from the signing team.

The Pirates have four Type B free agents, and were expected to see at least two draft picks as a result.  There ar...

This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribers get access to all of our daily articles on the Pirates and their minor league system, with live coverage throughout the system on a daily basis. Our lowest rates are $2.22 per month under our Top Prospect Plan, which also gets you a FREE copy of the 2016 Prospect Guide. Subscribe today to access all of our daily coverage of the Pirates' system.

If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail tim@piratesprospects.com.

News and Rumors

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.

More in News and Rumors

(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Andrew McCutchen Trade Talks Continue On With Nationals

John DrekerDecember 3, 2016
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Arizona Diamondbacks Hire Away Mike Fitzgerald From the Pirates

John DrekerDecember 2, 2016
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

MLB Announces the Collective Bargaining Agreement Details

Tim WilliamsDecember 2, 2016
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Andrew McCutchen Rumors: Nationals Remain in the Lead, Rangers in Contact

Tim WilliamsDecember 2, 2016
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Report: Jung Ho Kang Charged With DUI, Leaving the Scene of an Accident

Tim WilliamsDecember 1, 2016
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Pirates and Nationals Discussing Andrew McCutchen, Nats Want a Deal Done Today

Tim WilliamsDecember 1, 2016

Pirates Prospects is an independent media outlet, and is in no way affiliated with the Pittsburgh Pirates, their minor league affiliates, Major League Baseball, or Minor League Baseball.

Copyright © 2016 Pirates Prospects