Weiss had good numbers in his first two years with Texas, then slumped in his junior year, which could have been the reason he dropped out of the top ten rounds. He's a line drive hitter with gap power, and while he was drafted as a third baseman he has poor range at the position and an average arm. Long term he profiles to have the upside of a utility player.
No word yet on his bonus. Weiss had been playing in the Cape Cod league since the draft.
UPDATE 12:55 AM: Dustin McComas of Orangebloods.com was the first to report the signing earlier tonight.
McComas says he hears the deal is worth $305,000. That would mean the Pirates would be going over their bonus pool. They only have $107,800 to spend on over-slot deals before paying any penalties. Tha...
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