The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed their last remaining draft pick among the top ten rounds. Florida State third baseman Dylan Busby signed on Wednesday afternoon, exactly one week after his team was eliminated from the College World Series.
When we get his signing bonus, we will then know how much the Pirates will have to spend on any remaining picks after the top ten rounds. Those picks come with a $125,000 slot amount and anything over will have to come from the draft bonus pool. The Pirates will likely exceed their pool once his bonus is announced, but they have been willing in the past to go over by 5% and pay the 75% tax on that overage. Anything over 5% comes with stiffer penalties, including loss of draft picks.
Here is the player page for Busby and here is the article from w...
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