2014-Draft

Sixth Round Pick Tyler Eppler Signs With Pirates

We announced yesterday that sixth round draft pick Tyler Eppler has agreed to sign with the Pittsburgh Pirates and according to Chris Cotillo via Eppler himself, he has officially signed for a $200,000 bonus. That is slightly below the $217,900 slot, which saves the Pirates a little bit of money to go over-slot for other picks. Yesterday, top pick Cole Tucker was inked to a deal believed to be worth $1.8M, also below slot value for his spot. You can view Eppler’s player page here.

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John Dreker

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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