Pirates Sign 39th Overall Pick Connor Joe

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed Connor Joe, the 39th overall pick. They acquired the pick from the Miami Marlins for reliever Bryan Morris. Joe announced the signing on Twitter Monday night.

No terms of the deal were immediately announced, but his signing bonus will have a big impact on what the Pirates do with their remaining unsigned picks that will require over-slot bonuses. Joe’s draft spot had a value of $1,457,600.

The Pirates announced Joe as an outfielder, though he can also play catcher and first base. He will likely report to Jamestown this week.

You can read more about Joe on his player page.

Ninth round pick Kevin Krause is the only Pirates picks in the top ten rounds that hasn’t signed yet.

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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.

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  • piraddict

    I look forward to seeing how his career progresses. Hope he turns into a Pujols given the lack of love he’s gotten so far from many.

  • Y2JGQ2

    ….and I wonder if these beans really are “magic” as that sketchy merchant indicated…..

  • Lee Young

    Kind of interesting that he didn’t make Tim’s Top 20 list. I was seriously hoping they’d not sign him, unless he took 3rd round money.