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.

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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. ┬áThat left the Pirates with $84,400 for over-slot deals. No word on whether they used that on anyone...

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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 $336,700. **The Pirates could still offer 14th round pick Walker Buehler $650,740 without losing a draft pick. That figure assumes that Mark...

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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 middle rounds are waiting to see what happens with Appel. The Pirates now have $550,740 to spend on over-slot bonuses...

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Pirates Sign 16th Round Pick Max Moroff for $300,000

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed 16th round pick Max Moroff, Pirates Prospects has learned. Last night I reported that the Pirates were close to Moroff’s amount, but that reports were he was leaning toward going to UCF. No word yet on the bonus amount, although I would imagine it is a deal over the $100,000 limit for picks after the 10th round. UPDATE: Moroff receives $300,000, which is $200,000 over...

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Pirates Expected to Sign Eighth Rounder Kevin Ross

Kendall Rogers at Perfect Game reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates are expected to sign eighth round pick Kevin Ross. Rogers says that the University of Michigan, where Ross has a commitment, doesn’t expect Ross to attend school. The slot price for Ross is $138,200. He’s a prep shortstop, so there’s a possibility that he could command an over-slot...

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