2017 Draft

Pittsburgh Pirates Sign Prep Outfielders Conner Uselton and Calvin Mitchell

Pittsburgh Pirates Sign Prep Outfielders Conner Uselton and Calvin Mitchell
John Dreker

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed prep outfielder Conner Uselton, who was selected with the 72nd overall pick last week in the draft. Uselton made the announcement on Twitter this afternoon. You can read about him in the article posted last Monday after he was drafted. No bonus amount was announced and the Pirates likely won't officially announce the signing until tomorrow. If a bonus figure comes out tonight, we will update it here.

https://twitter.com/Conner1Uselton/status/877289640058904576

Earlier today, the Pirates announced nine draft signings from last night.

UPDATE 7:15 PM: Calvin Mitchell has also signed. He was selected with the 50th overall pick. His draft announcement can be found here.

https://twitter.com/Calvinmitch_14/status/877302867434110976

UPDATE 7:50 PM:...

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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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