• Pirates Save Slot Money on Seventh and Tenth Round Picks

    The Pittsburgh Pirates had previously agreed to a deal with seventh round pick Jacob Stallings and tenth round pick Pat Ludwig, both of whom are set to start their pro careers in State College. Baseball America reports that Stallings agreed to a $10,000 deal, which is well below the $148,000 slot price....

  • Pirates Make Jon Sandfort Signing Official

    Last Friday we heard that Pittsburgh Pirates' third round pick Jon Sandfort was going to sign this week. Today the Pittsburgh Pirates officially announced the move in a press release. Jim Callis of Baseball America reports that Sandfort agreed to a $462,900 bonus, which is the full slot value for the third...

  • Pirates Agree to Terms With Barrett Barnes

    UPDATE 2:45 PM: Barnes received $1 M, according to Lacefield. That's $136,400 under slot for the 45th overall pick. The Pirates now have $225,200 to spend on over-slot picks. 2:42 PM: The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to terms with compensation round pick Barrett Barnes, according to Scott Lacefield, Associate Director of Texas Tech Baseball...

  • Pirates Agree to Terms with 11th Round Pick

    The Pittsburgh Pirates agreed to terms with 11th round pick Christopher Diaz, Pirates Prospects has learned. The shortstop out of North Carolina State hit for a .356/.394/.482 line in 253 at-bats this year as a Junior. No word yet on the amount Diaz signed for.... This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only....

  • Pirates Announce Signings of Eight from Draft

    The Pittsburgh Pirates announced signings of eight players from the 2012 draft on Wednesday afternoon. Those players include:   6th round pick Eric Wood, an infielder out of Blinn (TX) College will report to GCL Pirates. Wood hit .326 with 13 doubles, five home runs and 44 RBI this year. 7th round pick Jake...

  • Pirates Have a Lot of Over-Slot Options and Not a Lot to Spend

    The Pittsburgh Pirates didn’t shy away from the potential of spending money in the 2012 draft. With the new bonus pools in place to restrict spending, and harsh penalties if teams go over their total allotment, it was a big question mark how the Pirates would approach the draft this year. In...

  • Wyatt Mathisen Signing Official

    On Saturday I announced that the Pittsburgh Pirates had come to terms with second round pick Wyatt Mathisen. Today, the deal became official, per a Pirates press release. The prep catcher will join the GCL Pirates, who begin their season a week from today. According to Baseball America, Mathisen signed for $746,300,...

  • Mark Appel’s College Season Over As Stanford Eliminated

    On Friday night, Mark Appel had a dreadful fourth inning, leading to a 17-1 loss by Stanford against Florida State. Tonight, Florida State had another huge victory, winning 18-7 against Stanford, this time getting to Brett Mooneyham, who was selected by Washington in the third round of the 2012 draft. The loss...

  • Pirates Agree to Terms with Wyatt Mathisen

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to terms with second round pick Wyatt Mathisen, Pirates Prospects has learned. Mathisen, a prep catcher, had a commitment to the University of Texas. However, he will be turning that down to start his pro career with the Pirates. He's expected to be part of the growing...

  • Pirates Reportedly Agree to Terms with 12th Round Pick

    According to this article from the Rolla Daily News, the Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to terms with 12th round draft pick Dalton Friend.  The 6' 3", 230lb left-handed pitcher played for Jefferson College (JUCO) in 2012 and had signed a national letter of intent with Texas Tech for next season. No terms...

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