Pirates Sign 16th Round Pick Max Moroff for $300,000

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed 16th round pick Max Moroff, Pirates Prospects has learned. Last night I reported that the Pirates were close to Moroff’s amount, but that reports were he was leaning toward going to UCF. No word yet on the bonus amount, although I would imagine it is a deal over the $100,000 limit for picks after the 10th round.

UPDATE: Moroff receives $300,000, which is $200,000 over slot.

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  • Kevin_Creagh

    Combined with all the other machinations today, this tells me that the Pirates are offering Appel just slot ($2.9M) or have already moved on from him.

    • Lee Young

      And I LOVE it!!!!!!! Google Matt Harrington Mr Appel! It ain’t OUR fault your advisor made you slip to 8th!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/bryan.graham.773 Bryan Graham

    Hopefully Buehler isn’t out of the question, but probably isn’t looking particularly good either.

    • Lee Young

      I’d love to get him. Esp if we don’t get Appel. He may be fallback if we don’t?