According to Chris Cotillo, the Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to a deal with first round pick Cole Tucker for $1.8 M.
Sources: #Pirates in agreement with first-rounder (24th overall) Cole Tucker on $1.8M bonus. Below slot of $1.9255M. Will be official Weds.
— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) June 9, 2014
The slot price for the 24th overall pick was $1,925,500. So the Pirates saved $125,500. That’s not a big amount, and if Mitch Keller is looking for seven figures, they’re going to have to save a bit more from their other picks.
Tucker should go to the GCL after he signs.