Comments on: Pirates Sign Nick Buckner and Billy Roth http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/pirates-sign-nick-buckner-and-billy-roth.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sun, 18 May 2014 12:39:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: HamburgBucco http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/pirates-sign-nick-buckner-and-billy-roth.html#comment-30360 Sat, 29 Jun 2013 22:41:57 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=58908#comment-30360 We don’t know though if Buckner and Roth signed for slot (100K) or above slot or even below. I would surely hope that the first team’s performance plus the good reputation of our farm system has a positive effect when it comes to attracting and signing draft picks or international prospects.
There will still be players though, especially when drafted in the later rounds, who’d rather go to college first and try their luck in another draft a few years down the road, so they can get a bigger bonus.
Not all prospects ever make it to Triple A or the Major League, so you can’t blame them if they prefer to cash a decent bonus when starting their careers.

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By: michaelbro8 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/pirates-sign-nick-buckner-and-billy-roth.html#comment-30359 Sat, 29 Jun 2013 22:19:17 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=58908#comment-30359 I’m curious if the current success of the big league team, and the system as a whole, is having any influence on some of these guys signing.

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By: dnice http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/pirates-sign-nick-buckner-and-billy-roth.html#comment-30357 Sat, 29 Jun 2013 22:02:54 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=58908#comment-30357 Is the success at the MLB level and the reputation of being the top farm system in baseball, actually paying off and making it easier to sign players which in the past never would have given the Pirates a second thought? Also are we getting these players on the cheap because of that reputation and not having to overpay for such talent as in the past? Either way, another positive sign the organization is heading in the right direction.

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