Comments on: Pirates Sign 11th Round Pick Erich Weiss to Over-Slot Deal http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/pirates-agree-with-11th-round-pick-erich-weiss.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 12:11:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: rburgh http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/pirates-agree-with-11th-round-pick-erich-weiss.html#comment-31120 Sat, 13 Jul 2013 01:40:15 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=59762#comment-31120 Borden has signed. He agreed to slot a couple of days ago.

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By: battlingbucs http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/pirates-agree-with-11th-round-pick-erich-weiss.html#comment-30704 Mon, 08 Jul 2013 12:40:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=59762#comment-30704 Simple, they are going to convert him to a relief pitcher, promote him to the majors and let him due his name proud by showing off his escape artist skills.

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By: Ecbucs http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/pirates-agree-with-11th-round-pick-erich-weiss.html#comment-30686 Sun, 07 Jul 2013 22:26:38 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=59762#comment-30686 why draft someone like this in round 11 and go over slot:

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.

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By: steve19981 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/pirates-agree-with-11th-round-pick-erich-weiss.html#comment-30648 Sun, 07 Jul 2013 13:01:33 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=59762#comment-30648 That makes sense. Thank you.

Provided Borden doesn’t want more than 600K to sign, I don’t know how much this will effect him.

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By: Joe Nader http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/pirates-agree-with-11th-round-pick-erich-weiss.html#comment-30647 Sun, 07 Jul 2013 11:57:37 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=59762#comment-30647 My understanding is they do not lose the ability to earn a competitive balance comp pick. What they do lose is the ability to be eligible to win a comp pick that is generated if another team goes over their 10% taxable slot amount, and enter the forfeited pick area, which won’t happen, so it really costs them nothing.

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By: steve19981 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/pirates-agree-with-11th-round-pick-erich-weiss.html#comment-30645 Sun, 07 Jul 2013 11:14:53 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=59762#comment-30645 So does this mean they lost the opportunity for the comp pick?

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By: Matt Beam http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/pirates-agree-with-11th-round-pick-erich-weiss.html#comment-30644 Sun, 07 Jul 2013 06:42:24 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=59762#comment-30644 IMO, This signing makes it clear that Borden will not sign

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