Jim Callis announced the bonus signing for eighth round draft pick Blake Weiman on Wednesday morning. He was the last signed top ten pick for the Pittsburgh Pirates, who we didn't have a bonus for last night. Weiman received a $150,000 bonus, which is $10,700 under his slot amount. Our draft tracker has been updated and I wanted to take a quick look at where the Pirates stand right now.
The Pirates have three remaining picks in the top ten round who aren't signed yet. That group includes 42nd overall pick, Steven Jennings, who has a $1,635,500 slot amount. There is also 3rd round pick Dylan Busby ($626,600) and sixth rounder Cody Bolton ($255,900).
Bolton and Jennings have indicated that they will sign, and Busby is in the College World Series right now, so we won't hear about his si...
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