The Pittsburgh Pirates signed five draft picks on Wednesday and there could be more names on the way tonight or tomorrow. As for right now, we can confirm that the following players signed their contracts today:
11th round. Alex Manasa
21. Robbie Glendinning
22. Brett Pope
23. Ben Bengtson
28. Matt Seelinger
All except Seelinger still had college eligibility left. We also know that 42nd overall pick Steven Jennings was on his way to Pittsburgh today, so he would be the big name that we hear about when they make an official announcement. We will post any updates from tonight in this article and I'll update the title if that happens. I've linked each name to their player page and our draft tracker has been updated.
That didn't take long. As promised, here are the other n...
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