• Signing Bonuses: Alex Dickerson, Jason Creasy

    The Pittsburgh Pirates officially announced the signings of third round pick Alex Dickerson and eighth round pick Jason Creasy last week.  Baseball America has announced their signing bonuses.  Dickerson received $380,700, which is right around slot for the 91st overall pick.  Creasy received $250,000.  Technically there are no slot prices after the...

  • Pirates Sign Third Round Pick Alex Dickerson

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed third round pick Alex Dickerson, a first baseman out of Indiana University.  Dickerson was rated the 42nd best prospect overall in the 2011 draft by Baseball America.  He's a left hander who gets his value from his bat, with average to plus power, and the ability to...

  • Colten Brewer Signs for $240 K

    Back at the end of June I reported that 2011 4th round pick Colten Brewer had agreed to terms with the Pittsburgh Pirates.  Earlier today the Pirates made the deal official.  I had thought the delay might be due to an over-slot bonus.  However, Brewer signed for $240,000, according to Baseball America,...

  • Pirates Sign 8th Round Pick Jason Creasy

    The Pittsburgh Pirates announced two draft signings today.  The one we knew about was 4th round pick Colten Brewer.  I reported that Brewer had reached an agreement with the team back in June, and it's obviously an over-slot deal since it took this long to finalize.  The one we didn't know about was...

  • Josh Bell Heading to School?

    I re-tweeted this last night on Twitter, and talked about it some today.  Kendall Rogers of Perfect Game had this to say about Pittsburgh Pirates 2nd round pick Josh Bell: Was told by couple of #Texas folks that #Pirates 2nd-rounder Josh Bell is slated to begin summer school at #UT. Could bode...

  • Interview With 30th Round Pick Matt Benedict

    Matt Benedict was drafted in the 30th round of the 2011 draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates.  Benedict, a right handed pitcher, was a senior out of Western Carolina University, and signed quickly after the draft with the Pirates.  He was placed in the State College rotation, where he made the start for...

  • Interview With 33rd Round Pick Chris Lashmet

    Lashmet is 4-for-13 in his pro career so far. The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Chris Lashmet in the 33rd round of the 2011 draft.  Lashmet, taken as a third baseman, was a senior out of Northwestern University.  He had a strong bat, with a .353/.409/.495 line in 190 at-bats in 2011.  Lashmet reported...

  • Pirates Sign 27th Round Pick Ryan Hornback

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed 27th round pick Ryan Hornback.  Hornback, a catcher, hit for a .310 average with San Jacinto College North in 2011.  He had a commitment to Mississippi, but obviously decided to go pro.  His signing won't be an over-slot deal, since the team officially announced it today. The...

  • Interview With 22nd Round Pick Mike Jefferson

    The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted left handed pitcher Mike Jefferson in the 22nd round of the 2011 draft.  Jefferson was a college senior out of Louisiana Tech University, where he was the ace of the pitching staff in 2011.  He was coming off a season where he posted a 3.56 ERA in 86...

  • Pirates Agree to Terms With 23rd Round Pick Jordan Cooper

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to terms with 23rd round pick Jordan Cooper, Pirates Prospects has learned.  Cooper is a draft eligible sophomore out of Kentucky, and was selected by the Pirates for the second time in three years, after opting to attend Kentucky rather than signing as a 17th round pick...

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