With the MLB draft in the books after three long days, the Pittsburgh Pirates will now get some of these players into camp immediately. It usually starts with the obvious ones, the college seniors that have no more eligibility. The Pirates will hold a mini-camp early next week at their facility in Bradenton for drafted players, where they will sign their contracts and get acclimated to the system before being assigned to a team.
Here is a roundup of the players who have announced their intentions to sign already, with links to articles. Their player page with all their information can be found below as well. We will add to this page today if more become available.
Reese McGuire, 1st round – Yesterday we posted that McGuire told Jessica Quiroli that he has decided to go pro. Player page
Danny Collins, 13th round – Went to Twitter to say he is ready to be a part of the Pirates. Player Page
Still can't believe one of my life long dreams came true today!! Ready to be part of the @Pirates
— Danny Collins (@Danny21Collins) June 9, 2013
Jeff Roy, 18th round – Also on Twitter, Roy had a conversation with Collins about being teammates. Player Page
@Danny21Collins yes can't wait
— Jeff Roy (@Jroy345) June 8, 2013
Brett McKinney, 19th round – The college senior thanks everyone he knows in this tweet, indicating he is ready to sign. Players Page
Dreams do come true, thank you to all of my coaches, teammates, friends, and family it's been a hell of a ride #pirates
— Brett McKinney (@BMcKinney_28) June 8, 2013
Adam Landecker, 21st round – A Twitter update from the senior from USC, ready to get his pro career started. Player Page
— Adam Landecker (@AdamLandecker) June 9, 2013