Draft Signing Rumors: Reese McGuire, Taylor, Kuhl, Carle And More

Reese McGuire is one of the many draft picks who is already looking to go pro. - Image Credit: Getty Images

Reese McGuire is one of the many draft picks who is already looking to go pro. – Image Credit: Getty Images

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

Blake Taylor, 2nd round –  Told his local paper that he is “pretty sure he will sign with the Pirates.”  Player Page

Chad Kuhl, 9th round – He was called by the Pirates right before they selected him to see if he was ready to go pro, so he will sign. Player Page

Shane Carle , 10th round – Says he will forego his senior year and is eager to sign to get his pro career started. Player Page

Danny Collins, 13th round – Went to Twitter to say he is ready to be a part of the Pirates. Player Page

Justin Topa, 17th round – He is looking forward to continuing his career with the Pirates. He is a college senior. Player Page

Jeff Roy, 18th round – Also on Twitter, Roy had a conversation with Collins about being teammates. Player Page

Justin Maffei, 25th round – Says he will begin his career in the Gulf Coast League in this articlePlayer Page

Mike Fransoso, 27th round – Indicates that he will be going to Bradenton in the next couple days to sign. Player Page

**UPDATE**

Adam Frazier, 6th round – This article says the Mississippi State shortstop will likely sign. Player Page

Brett McKinney, 19th round – The college senior thanks everyone he knows in this tweet, indicating he is ready to sign. Players Page

Adam Landecker, 21st round – A Twitter update from the senior from USC, ready to get his pro career started. Player Page

Author: John Dreker

John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

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