The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced the signings of five of their 2014 draft picks, including ninth round pick Kevin Krause. They have now signed all of their draft picks in the top ten rounds. No financial terms were released for Krause. You can view Krause's player page here.
Earlier today, we provided the bonus details for third round pick Jordan Luplow and how it affects the Pirates overall bonus pool. Now that all of the top ten picks are signed, we now just need to hear the bonus amounts for Connor Joe, Nelson Jorge and Krause before we know how much the Pirates will have left in their bonus pool for over-slot deals.
Here are the links for the other four players that were announced today. All were mentioned here already.
The Pirates have now signed 30 players. Our draft signing tracker has been updated with all of the new players....
John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.