No terms of the deal were immediately announced. The slot value for his pick is $524,300.
This is the third signing from today that has been confirmed. At least one other player was expected to sign. Connor Joe, the Pirates second pick in the draft(39th overall), was the big signing from today. Earlier we heard about 25th round pick Erik Forgione signing.
You can view the player page for Luplow here. You can view all of the signings on our draft signing tracker....
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.