Pirates Save Slot Money on Seventh and Tenth Round Picks

The Pittsburgh Pirates had previously agreed to a deal with seventh round pick Jacob Stallings and tenth round pick Pat Ludwig, both of whom are set to start their pro careers in State College. Baseball America reports that Stallings agreed to a $10,000 deal, which is well below the $148,000 slot price. Ludwig agreed to a $5,000 deal, which is below the $125,000 slot price.

The Pirates have now gone under slot with Stallings, Ludwig, Barrett Barnes, and Eric Wood. According to the Draft Pick Signing Tracker, the total amount they have available to spend on over-slot deals is $483,200. That doesn’t include any extra money they would receive from ninth round pick D.J. Crumlich, who has agreed to terms, but hasn’t been officially signed yet.

The Pirates could end up with at least $600,000 in money to make over-slot deals Crumlich signs. That money could be spent on Mark Appel, or it could be spent on prep players outside of the tenth round, such as 14th round pick Walker Buehler.

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  • Matt Beam

    hope they can sign Appel for $3.0MM and Buehler for $500K, leaving about another $100K available to go over $100K for 1-2 guys like Moroff

    • Lee Young

      we can only hope!!!

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