2016 Draft

Pirates Sign First Round Pick Will Craig, Tenth Round Pick Matt Anderson

Pirates Sign First Round Pick Will Craig, Tenth Round Pick Matt Anderson
John Dreker

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced that they have signed first round pick Will Craig. He signed for full slot amount, which is valued at $2,253,700. He will be assigned to Morgantown.

Craig was a third baseman this season at Wake Forest, where he hit .392/.537/.766 line in 171 at-bats, along with 16 homers. Most believe he profiles better at first base in the future despite a plus arm at the hot corner. Craig offers the Pirates an advanced college hitter with a big bat, who has both power and the ability to get on base. You can view his player page here and a recap of the pick here.

Tenth round pick Matt Anderson signed for $10,000, which is $146,600 below his slot amount. He was a senior at Morehead State this season and the pick was made with saving cap room in mind. Anderson still h...

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2016 Draft
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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