Draft Signing Notes: Landecker, Topa, Arbet

Yesterday I mentioned that five draft picks will be going to Bradenton this week to sign deals with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Today I learned that about a dozen players have already agreed to sign, with most officially signing tomorrow. Here are a few more names who will be joining the list. **17th round pick Justin Topa will be signing tomorrow. Topa is a college senior from Long Island University. He’s a right-hander who throws...

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Draft Signings: Danny Collins, Beau Wallace, Jeff Roy, and More

The Pittsburgh Pirates will be signing 13th round pick Danny Collins, according to Collins himself on Twitter. I am excited to announce that I will be forgoing my senior season and will be starting a new chapter in my life, this Wednesday. Go @Pirates — Danny Collins (@Danny21Collins) June 10, 2013 Collins is a junior first baseman from Troy University, and hit for a .360/.452/.631 line in 236 at-bats last year with 11 homers....

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Draft Signing Rumors: Reese McGuire, Taylor, Kuhl, Carle And More

With the MLB draft in the books after three long days, the Pittsburgh Pirates will now get some of these players into camp immediately. It usually starts with the obvious ones, the college seniors that have no more eligibility. The Pirates will hold a mini-camp early next week at their facility in Bradenton for drafted players, where they will sign their contracts and get acclimated to the system before being assigned to a team. Here...

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Draft Day Three Recap: Ten Players to Highlight the Day Three Picks

In my day three preview I pointed out how the Pittsburgh Pirates have gotten some good value prospects on day three of the draft, taking people like Casey Sadler, Phil Irwin, and Adalberto Santos after the 20th round. The problem with that approach is that you don’t always know those guys will be prospects. Sure, you might like those guys due to their numbers, stuff, or whatever other reason. But it’s just as easy to...

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Rounds 36-40: Pirates Wrap Up the 2013 Draft

The Pirates wrapped up day three of the MLB draft with several JuCo players, and finished up with a pair of pitchers. The reports for each player can be seen below, with their names linked to their Pirates Prospects player pages. 36th Round, 1079th Overall: Scott Hoffman, RHP, South Mountain CC Hoffman was originally drafted by the New York Yankees in the 29th round of the 2011 draft out of High School. He chose not to sign and went...

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Rounds 31-35: Pirates Draft Jared Goedert’s Brother

Most of the guys in rounds 31-45 are either not signing, or are organizational guys. There were two notable names at the end of this group. The first name was Connor Goedert, which is notable because he is the younger brother of Pirates’ minor leaguer Jared Goedert. The second was Cody Beam. He’s notable because he’s the third pitcher the Pirates have drafted out of Dallas Baptist in the last few years, following...

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