• What is Josh Bell Worth?

    Throughout the entire Josh Bell saga, we’ve seen many imaginations running wild over what it could possibly take to get the prep outfielder to sign.  When he was drafted, we were hearing numbers in the $4-6 M range.  Now that we’ve come close to the August 15th signing deadline, we’re hearing that...

  • Updates on the Pirates’ Unsigned Draft Picks

    The 2011 MLB Draft Pick Signing deadline is Monday night at midnight, giving the Pittsburgh Pirates and every other team about three and a half days to get their remaining picks signed.  We probably won’t hear anything definite on first round pick Gerrit Cole and second round pick Josh Bell until close...

  • Pirates Reach Agreement With 12th Round Pick

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have reached an agreement with 12th round pick Candon Myles, Pirates Prospects has learned.  Myles, drafted as a center fielder out of high school, had a commitment to Howard College, but opted to go pro instead.  In 2011 he hit for a .495 average for Grand Prairie High School,...

  • Gerrit Cole Wants Strasburg Money

    You had to know this was coming.  According to Jon Heyman, top overall pick Gerrit Cole wants something close to Stephen Strasburg’s record setting $15.067 M contract.  The contract for Strasburg was a major league deal, with a $7.5 M bonus, and the rest paid between 2009 and 2012. This isn’t unusual....

  • Update on Josh Bell’s Chances of Signing

    Over the weekend, Kendall Rogers of Perfect Game mentioned that a source put the chances of the Pittsburgh Pirates signing 2011 2nd round pick Josh Bell at 60%.  Today, Rogers provides another update, saying that a source that was previously 50/50 on Bell signing is now 70/30 in favor of Texas.  Another...

  • Pirates Sign Tyler Glasnow on Over-Slot Deal

    According to Jim Callis of Baseball America, the Pittsburgh Pirates have signed fifth round pick Tyler Glasnow.  Glasnow receives a $600 K over-slot deal, which currently is the highest bonus given out by the Pirates this year, as well as the biggest known deal outside of the top 65 picks in the...

  • Pirates Sign 37th Round Pick Rodarrick Jones

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed 37th round pick Rodarrick Jones, Pirates Prospects has learned.  Jones was drafted as a left fielder out of Southern University.  Baseball America chose him as the #3 prospect in the New York Collegiate League in the summer of 2009, following his strong season at the University of...

  • Pirates Reach Agreement With 7th Round Pick

    Pirates Prospects has learned that the Pittsburgh Pirates have reached an agreement with 2011 7th round pick Jake Burnette, a right handed pitcher out of Buford High School in Georgia.  Burnette's deal is pending a physical. Burnett is a 6' 4", 177 pound right handed pitcher who had a commitment to Georgia...

  • Pirates Coming on Strong for 17th Round Pick

    Kendall Rogers of Perfect Game had the following update about 2011 17th round pick Aaron Brown: Also heard just now that #Pirates 17th-rd pick OF Aaron Brown may or may not head to #Pepperdine. #Pittsburgh coming on strong. #mlbdraft Brown was the 149th ranked prospect in the draft, according to Baseball America, listed as a two way player:...

  • Josh Bell Update: 60% Chance He Signs?

    Kendall Rogers of Perfect Game has an update on Josh Bell, the Pittsburgh Pirates’ second round pick: One interesting little note. Spoke to a solid source tonight that felt there was a 60% chance #Pirates second-rounder Josh Bell signs. #MLB We’ve been hearing for awhile that there’s no chance of Bell signing,...

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