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 heard about Collins a few days ago, and I reported Rossiter earlier today. There were also rumors that Arbet was going to sign, but...

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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 year. Rossiter will head to Jamestown, where he should play a role very similar to the one Jacob Stallings played with State College...

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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 Round – Cameron Griffin 25th Round – Justin Maffei 27th Round – Michael Fransoso We knew about all of...

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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. #Pirates will sign 4th-rder Cody Dickson for $375k today. Sam Houston State LHP VG when on: 90-95, plus curve, avg changeup. #mlbdraft — Jim Callis (@jimcallisBA) June 13, 2013 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...

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Pirates Sign 25th Round Pick Justin Maffei

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed 25th round pick Justin Maffei, according to Maffei on Twitter. Officially a pirate! #BUCN — Justin Maffei (@J__Maffei) June 12, 2013 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 stolen bases in his four years in college. He will likely play with...

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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 and a change, but his secondary pitches are fringy.  Baseball America ranked him the best prospect in the 2012 Valley League...

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