Signing Bonus Information on Alex McRae and Michael Suchy

The Pittsburgh Pirates officially signed fifth round pick Michael Suchy and tenth round pick Alex McRae on Wednesday and today their bonus information was announced. Suchy signed for a $275,000 bonus, which is $16,000 below his slot value. McRae signed for $125,000, which is $12,600 below his slot value. That $28,600 can now be put towards other players that will require over-slot deals.

After signing five players taken in the top ten rounds, Cole Tucker, Mitch Keller, Taylor Gushue, Tyler Eppler and Austin Coley, the Pirates had $59,100 available for over-slot deals. Pitcher Trey Supak has agreed on a contract, though terms on his deal have yet to be announced. The 73rd overall pick is expected to receive a deal over the $772,000 value of his draft spot.

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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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  • PirateBall123

    Jim Callis tweeted earlier that Supak got $1MM.