Yesterday we heard that the Pittsburgh Pirates had agreed to sign right-handed pitcher Trey Supak, who was taken 73rd overall in the draft. On Friday night, Jim Callis had the bonus information for Supak. He reports that he has signed for $1,000,000, which will currently put the Pirates over draft cap with the players currently signed.
— Jim Callis (@jimcallisMLB) June 13, 2014
Earlier we heard the bonus information for fifth round pick Michael Suchy and tenth rounder Alex McRae. With those numbers reported, the Pirates were $87,700 under their draft cap. Supak’s bonus is $228,000 over their slot amount, which means they need to clear $140,300 with their four unsigned top ten picks, or they will need to pay a penalty based on how much they exceed the cap by.
Connor Joe, the 39th overall pick, is the highest unsigned pick. The Pirates also haven’t signed third round pick Jordan Luplow, seventh rounder Nelson Jorge and ninth rounder Kevin Krause.