Pirates Agree to Terms With Seventh Round Pick

The Pittsburgh Pirates will agree to terms with seventh round pick Jacob Stallings, Pirates Prospects has learned. The deal isn’t a big surprise, as Stallings was a college senior. The UNC catcher is expected to officially sign on Monday, and will play for the State College Spikes this year. No word yet on the amount he signed for. The slot price for the seventh round pick is $148,000.

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Pirates Reportedly Agree to Deals With Three Players

We’ve heard that the Pittsburgh Pirates have started talking with their draft picks. Third round pick Jon Sandfort was on 93.7 The FAN the other day, and told John Seibel, Joe Starkey, and Josh Miller that he planned to go down to Bradenton and sign on Monday. Two other agreements have come out in their own local media. Sixth round pick Eric Wood and ninth round pick D.J. Crumlich have both appeared to have agreed to deals with...

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Mark Appel Has Bad Start in Super Regional Game

Mark Appel was pitching for Stanford tonight in the Super Regional against Florida State. The Pirates’ number one draft pick was cruising through three innings, giving up a walk and a hit and striking out one, needing 47 pitches to get to that point. However, the right-hander fell apart in the fourth inning. Appel started off the inning with back-to-back singles. He followed that up by going 1-2 on the next batter, before...

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Draft Day Three Recap: Prep Players, Pittsburgh Kids, and Tommy John

The 2012 Major League Baseball Draft concluded today with rounds 16-40. Day one is the best chance to see a potential star being drafted, with a lot of top talent going in the first and compensation rounds. You see some interesting players taken on day two, and some of those guys could go on to be impact players, or just starters in the majors. Things are different on day three, especially now that spending has been restricted. Day...

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Rounds 36-40: Pirates Close Out Draft With Pittsburgh Kid

The Pirates closed out the draft with five prep players in rounds 36-40, making their last seven players prep picks. The final pick was Zarley Zalewski, a third baseman and a Pittsburgh native from New Kensington, PA. Zalewski played for Valley High School, and led the WPIAL in home runs this year with eight, while hitting for a .574 average in 54 at-bats. Here are the profiles for the picks in rounds 36-40. Click their names to see...

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Rounds 31-35: Most of These Prep Players Won’t Sign

The Pirates took a few interesting prep guys in rounds 31-35. It might be tough to sign most of them, considering the $100,000 cap on each individual bonus after round ten. For some players, a $100,000 bonus is enough. That’s close to tenth round money, and some players just want to play. Other players will probably opt for college, especially those who have a commitment to a major school. Of this group, Jack Moffit seems like...

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