• Pirates Don’t Sign Mark Appel

    UPDATE 5:15 PM: Jon Heyman has a statement from Mark Appel: “After much thought, prayer & analysis of both opportunities, I came to the conclusion the best decision is to remain at Stanford¬†continuing my studies, finishing my degree & doing all I can to assist the Cardinal baseball team in our goal...

  • Pirates Sign Eighth Round Pick Kevin Ross

    The Pittsburgh Pirates signed eighth round pick Kevin Ross for $130 K, per Kendall Rogers. That amount is $8,200 under his slot price. We heard earlier that Ross was expected to sign. For more on Ross, check out his player page.... This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribers get access...

  • Draft Signing Updates: Thomas, Hurst

    Mark Appel didn’t sign. Here’s more news. **Fourth round pick Brandon Thomas also didn’t sign. He will return to Georgia Tech for his senior year. **17th round pick Hayden Hurst received a $400,000 bonus. ¬†That left the Pirates with $84,400 for over-slot deals. No word on whether they used that on anyone...

  • Less Than An Hour To Go: Brandon Thomas, Walker Buehler, Slot Prices

    Less than an hour to go before the MLB draft signing deadline. Here are some quick hits. **I just heard back from a source with Georgia Tech saying that the Brandon Thomas negotiations are “up in the air”. He hasn’t ruled out signing yet. His slot price in the fourth round is...

  • Mark Appel Rumors: Moving on From Appel?

    UPDATE 4:04 PM: With less than a hour to go, all signs point to the Pirates moving on from Mark Appel. I’ve confirmed through sources that 16th round pick Max Moroff has signed for $300,000. That takes $200,000 away from Appel’s potential bonus. I’ve heard from several camps that players in the...

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