2017 Draft

Pirates First Round Pick Shane Baz Expected to Officially Sign on Thursday

Pirates First Round Pick Shane Baz Expected to Officially Sign on Thursday
John Dreker

According to Mark Berman at FOX26 in Houston, Texas, right-handed pitcher Shane Baz has agreed to sign with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Baz was selected 12th overall last night and was reported to be a tough sign due to a commitment to TCU, but the Pirates were quick to come to an agreement with him. As further confirmation, Baz "liked" the tweet from Berman and another source from the Houston media confirmed the agreement. In case you somehow missed it, here is the article on the Pirates taking Baz from last night.

https://twitter.com/MarkBermanFox26/status/874780320230395906

https://twitter.com/MarkBermanFox26/status/874781041214369792

A local article on sixth round pick Cody Bolton also says that he has agreed to a deal after some negotiating with the Pirates. He too was supposedly...

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2017 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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