• Reese McGuire to Sign With the Pirates Tomorrow

    Reese McGuire will sign with the Pirates tomorrow. - Image Credit: Getty Images According to Travis Sawchik, the Pittsburgh Pirates are set to sign Reese McGuire tomorrow. https://twitter.com/Sawchik_Trib/status/346731551737921536 McGuire graduated high school this weekend. The Pirates were unable to sign him to a deal before that happened. He seemed eager to sign...

  • Second-Round Pick Blake Taylor Signs Under Slot

    The Pirates signed second-round pick Blake Taylor with a bonus of $750,000, about $315,000 below slot value for the 51st overall selection in the MLB Draft, according to Jim Callis of Baseball America. #Pirates 2nd-rder Blake Taylor's bonus = $750k. California HS LHP, 6-3/210, 88-91 to 94, tight curve. #mlbdraft — Jim Callis...

  • Pirates Go Over-Slot on 5th Round Pick Trae Arbet

    Jim Callis of Baseball America reports the Pittsburgh Pirates gave fifth round pick Trae Arbet a $425,000 bonus. That’s $103,600 over the $321,400 slot price for the fifth round. #Pirates 5th-rder Trae Arbet's bonus is $425k. California HS SS, VG athlete & defender, solid runner, could be avg bat. #mlbdraft — Jim...

  • Report: Houston Astros Sign Mark Appel Under Slot Value

    The Houston Astros have agreed to a deal with No. 1 draft pick Mark Appel, according to the sources of CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman. Appel and agent Scott Boras turned down a contract offer from the Pittsburgh Pirates last year. [Update: Appel will receive a $6.35 million bonus, according to Jim Callis...

  • Pirates Sign Five Draft Picks, Including 2nd Rounder Blake Taylor

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have officially announced the signing of five picks from the 2013 MLB draft. The picks are as follows. 2nd Round - Blake Taylor, LHP 5th Round - Trae Arbet, SS 10th Round - Shane Carle, RHP 13th Round - Danny Collins, 1B 15th Round - Max Rossiter, C We...

  • Pirates to Sign 15th Round Pick Max Rossiter

    The Pittsburgh Pirates are set to sign 15th round pick Max Rossiter, Pirates Prospects has learned. Rossiter is a college senior from Arizona State, so the agreement between the two sides isn't a surprise. The Pirates took him last year in the 32nd round, but he returned to college for his senior...

  • Pirates Announce the Signing of Ten Draft Picks

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced the signing of ten draft picks. The picks are as follows: 4th Round - Cody Dickson 9th Round - Chad Kuhl 12th Round - Beau Wallace 17th Round - Justin Topa 18th Round - Jeff Roy 19th Round - Brett McKinney 21st Round - Adam Landecker 23rd...

  • Pirates to Sign 4th Round Pick Cody Dickson

    Jim Callis of Baseball America reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates will sign fourth round pick Cody Dickson. https://twitter.com/jimcallisBA/status/345206776397963264 The $375 K is under the $429,200 slot price for the fourth round, leaving the Pirates with some extra money for a later round pick. Dickson is a left-hander who throws 90-95 MPH with...

  • Pirates Sign 25th Round Pick Justin Maffei

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed 25th round pick Justin Maffei, according to Maffei on Twitter. https://twitter.com/J__Maffei/status/344943718396223489 Maffei is a center fielder from the University of San Francisco. He had a .292/.362/.399 line in 253 at-bats this year, with five homers. He had good speed, and was effective on the bases with 76...

  • Pirates Sign 9th Round Pick Chad Kuhl, 19th Round Pick Brett McKinney

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed 9th round pick Chad Kuhl, and 19th round pick Brett McKinney, Pirates Prospects has learned. Both will be heading to Jamestown. Kuhl is a 6' 3", 215 pound right-hander. He relies mainly on a low-90s sinker, which he uses to get groundballs.  He also throws a curve...

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