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: a left handed pitcher and an outfielder.  The Pirates drafted him as a right fielder, which...

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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, that he’s going to honor his commitment to Texas, and that he’s sincere with his desire of not...

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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 5th round, although the unofficial ceiling is $150,000, which technically makes Creasy...

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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 hit for power to all fields. He only hit nine homers in 2011, although he was bothered by back problems, and was pitched around....

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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, which is right around slot for a fourth round pick, and about half of what 2010 4th round pick Nick Kingham received. The draft pick...

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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 8th round pick Jason Creasy.  Here is information on each player: Colten Brewer (4th round – RHP): Went 8-2 with a 1.43...

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