Pirates Officially Announce Three Deals; Create More Bonus Pool Flexibility

The Pittsburgh Pirates officially announced three signings today, making fifth round pick Adrian Sampson, ninth round pick D.J. Crumlich, and 11th round pick Chris Diaz official. We already knew all three players had agreed to deals. Baseball America updates us with the bonus information. Sampson received $250,000. That’s a small savings versus his $252,100 slot price. Crumlich received $5,000, which is a big savings compared to...

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Pirates Sign Fifth Round Pick Adrian Sampson

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed fifth round pick Adrian Sampson, according to Sosnick Cobbe Sports (h/t to Charlie). No word yet on the bonus amount. The slot for Sampson is $252,100. Sampson pitched in the JuCo ranks after having Tommy John surgery during his senior year of high school. He had a commitment to Oregon. His fastball is 87-91 MPh at times, and sits in the low 90s at other times. He’s touched as high as 94.  His...

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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. Ludwig agreed to a $5,000 deal, which is below the $125,000 slot price. The Pirates have now gone under slot with Stallings, Ludwig,...

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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 round pick. The signing is similar to second round pick Wyatt Mathisen. Sandfort is a top talent who probably would have...

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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 and Football. Barnes, a center fielder with power, was taken with the 45th overall pick...

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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.

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