Pirates Save Slot Money on Shane Carle – Bonus Pool Updates
Jun18

Pirates Save Slot Money on Shane Carle – Bonus Pool Updates

Baseball America has updated the bonus information for tenth round pick Shane Carle in their Draft Database. The right-handed pitcher has signed for $100,000, which is $35,600 below slot. Reese McGuire also became official today, with a reported bonus of $2.369 M. We’ve updated the Draft Pick Signing Tracker with the figure, and the Pirates have the following bonus space. Pool Money Spent: $4,589,200 Pool Money Remaining:...

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Pirates Officially Sign Reese McGuire
Jun18

Pirates Officially Sign Reese McGuire

Yesterday we heard that the Pittsburgh Pirates would be signing first round pick Reese McGuire today. Today the Pirates made the move official. No word yet on the bonus, although McGuire was expected to sign for close to slot. The catcher will head to the Gulf Coast League, which begins on Friday. After the draft, Jessica Quiroli reported that McGuire had made the decision to go pro. He couldn’t sign until after his high school...

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Reese McGuire to Sign With the Pirates Tomorrow

According to Travis Sawchik, the Pittsburgh Pirates are set to sign Reese McGuire tomorrow. #Pirates first-round pick Reese McGuire is on a plane to Pittsburgh and will take physical & sign tomorrow, according to McGuire's HS coach — Travis Sawchik (@Sawchik_Trib) June 17, 2013 McGuire graduated high school this weekend. The Pirates were unable to sign him to a deal before that happened. He seemed eager to sign after...

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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 (@jimcallisBA) June 16, 2013 The Pirates save some of their slot money ($1,065,400 was the slot value...

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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 Callis (@jimcallisBA) June 15, 2013 The Pirates already saved some slot money by signing fourth round...

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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 of Baseball America.] The contract is worth between $6 million and $6.5 million, according to Heyman, though the slot value for the...

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