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Reese McGuire to Sign With the Pirates Tomorrow

Reese McGuire will sign with the Pirates tomorrow. - Image Credit: Getty Images

Reese McGuire will sign with the Pirates tomorrow. – Image Credit: Getty Images

According to Travis Sawchik, the Pittsburgh Pirates are set to sign Reese McGuire tomorrow.

McGuire graduated high school this weekend. The Pirates were unable to sign him to a deal before that happened. He seemed eager to sign after being drafted, telling Jessica Quiroli that he had decided to turn pro. So it’s no surprise that he is signing the first chance he could. McGuire should start his season in the GCL, which begins on Friday.

UPDATE 6:39 PM: Sawchik has more in his story in the Trib, noting that McGuire is expected to sign for “near slot”.

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Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with AccuScore.com, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.

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  • kidic56

    Love seeing the enthusiasm McGuire and Meadows are showing towards being a Buc. Maybe after long last, the stigma of being associated with anything to do with the Pirates is disappearing.

  • honusty

    will he start season in GCL or New York-Penn league?

    • http://www.piratesprospects.com Tim Williams

      That question was answered in the only paragraph in this story.

      • http://www.facebook.com/sean.matthews.165 Sean Matthews

        This is why I love ya man

      • honusty

        According to milb.com, no GCL games scheduled for Thursday. But Jamestown Jammers do have a game Thursday and season starts this week. Hence I asked the question. Nevertheless your point is taken.

        • http://www.piratesprospects.com Tim Williams

          My mistake on the day. I was going off of memory, which is a bad thing since 90% of the time I don’t even know what the current day is. But he will be in the GCL. Just on Friday.

      • http://twitter.com/DJCarozza77 DJ Carozza

        Haha

  • Monkshot

    Tim, any surprise draft signings of guys you felt wouldn’t sign but have?

    • http://www.piratesprospects.com Tim Williams

      Pretty much everything has been expected so far.

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