2017 Draft

Pittsburgh Pirates Announce Nine Draft Pick Signings

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Pittsburgh Pirates Announce Nine Draft Pick Signings
John Dreker

The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced nine draft pick signings this morning. Some we announced last night, but here is the full list along with their round. I've included links to the draft articles for all of the players in the top ten rounds:

4. Jason Delay

5. Deon Stafford

7. Jared Oliva

8. Blake Weiman

9. Bligh Madris

10. Beau Sulser

13. Tristan Gray

15. Gavin Wallace

24. Nick Valaika

As mentioned last night, there are more players signing today. These all appear to be from yesterday, while a number of players are signing today, or have agreed to sign, such as sixth round pick Cody Bolton, 16th round pick Hunter Stratton and 19th round pick Jake Webb. We may not hear those signings until tomorrow.

Jason Delay and Nick Valaika will report to Bristol. Wit...

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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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