2013 15th Round Pick Max Rossiter Retires After One Game
Jul07

2013 15th Round Pick Max Rossiter Retires After One Game

The Pirates drafted Max Rossiter last year in the 32nd round, but he decided not to sign and went back to Arizona State for his senior year. They took him again this year in the 15th round, and this time they signed him. Rossiter went to Jamestown, where he went 1-for-3 with a walk and two RBIs in his debut on June 19th. That was his only game as a pro. He’s currently listed on the Voluntarily Retired List. From what I’ve...

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Pirates Sign Sixth Round Pick Adam Frazier, 37th Round Pick Dennis
Jul03

Pirates Sign Sixth Round Pick Adam Frazier, 37th Round Pick Dennis

The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to terms with two more draft picks today. They signed sixth round draft pick Adam Frazier, a shortstop out of Mississippi State. Frazier received the exact slot amount of $240,600 to sign. They have also signed 37th round draft pick Andrew Dennis, a catcher from Wallace State Community College. No terms of his deal has been announced yet.  The Pirates have now signed 26 players, including their top...

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Nick Buckner’s Bonus Announced — Draft Bonus Pool Updates
Jul02

Nick Buckner’s Bonus Announced — Draft Bonus Pool Updates

Jim Callis has the signing bonus for 14th round pick Nick Buckner, and the amount is surprising. One more pool-relevant bonus blank to fill in: #Pirates 14th-rder Nick Buckner, $135k. Texas HS OF, big raw power, Houston commit. #mlbdraft — Jim Callis (@jimcallisBA) July 2, 2013 The Pirates signed Buckner and 16th round pick Billy Roth last week, both to over-slot deals. Both players were expected to be difficult to sign,...

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Pirates Officially Sign Third Round Pick JaCoby Jones
Jul01

Pirates Officially Sign Third Round Pick JaCoby Jones

UPDATE MONDAY 4:17 PM: The Pirates have officially announced the signing. Jones will begin his career in Jamestown. THURSDAY: According to Jim Callis of Baseball America, the Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to terms with third round pick JaCoby Jones. More LSU #mlbdraft news: #Pirates, 3rd-rder JaCoby Jones agree to $612k. Best athlete in college crop, VG speed & raw power, future CF. — Jim Callis (@jimcallisBA) June 27, 2013...

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Pirates Sign Nick Buckner and Billy Roth
Jun29

Pirates Sign Nick Buckner and Billy Roth

The Pirates have signed 14th round pick Nick Buckner and 16th round pick Billy Roth per a team press release. The release also made the signing of 30th round pick Will Kendall official, which we wrote about the other day. Roth and Buckner are the biggest signings here, as both are very talented prep players. Buckner was taken in the 14th round and had a commitment to Houston. He was one of the players I highlighted on day three of the...

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Pirates Notebook: With Meadows Signed, Do Bucs Have MLB’s Best Farm?
Jun28

Pirates Notebook: With Meadows Signed, Do Bucs Have MLB’s Best Farm?

“So we get to do this for a second time this year.” Pirates general manager Neal Huntington introduced 8th overall draft pick Austin Meadows to the Pittsburgh media Friday. The team announced the signing of Meadows, who agreed to a full-slot-value¬†$3,029,600 signing bonus according to Baseball America’s Jim Callis, 10 days after the signing of fellow first-rounder Reese McGuire for under slot value....

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