Pirates 23rd Round Pick Trying to Get Out of His Commitment to Tulane
Jun14

Pirates 23rd Round Pick Trying to Get Out of His Commitment to Tulane

Pittsburgh Pirates 23rd round pick Zach Warren was just on ESPN 97.3 FM in South Jersey, talking with Tyler Donohue about being drafted by the Pirates and his upcoming decision. Warren is a prep left-hander who throws in the mid-to-upper 80s, and has room to add more velocity with a 6′ 4″, 185 pound frame. The lefty said that he knew the Pirates were going to be drafting him on day three, and knew around when they would be...

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Pirates Announce Nine Draft Signings, Including Four New Names
Jun14

Pirates Announce Nine Draft Signings, Including Four New Names

The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced nine draft pick signings today. The list of the signings are as follows: Round 2. Mitch Keller, RHP Comp B. Trey Supak, RHP 7. Nelson Jorge, SS 13. Frank Duncan, RHP 14. Chase Simpson, 3B 17. Michael Clemens, RHP 21. Eric Thomas, CF 22. Eric Karch, RHP 36. Palmer Betts, RHP We knew about five of these names, including the top two picks, who received $1 M each. The guys we didn’t know about...

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Trey Supak Signs With Pirates For $1 M Bonus
Jun13

Trey Supak Signs With Pirates For $1 M Bonus

Yesterday we heard that the Pittsburgh Pirates had agreed to sign right-handed pitcher Trey Supak, who was taken 73rd overall in the draft. On Friday night, Jim Callis had the bonus information for Supak. He reports that he has signed for $1,000,000, which will currently put the Pirates over draft cap with the players currently signed. Supp 2nd-rder Trey Supak signs w/@Pirates for $1 mil (pick 73 value = $772k). Projectable 6-5 Texas...

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Signing Bonus Information on Alex McRae and Michael Suchy
Jun13

Signing Bonus Information on Alex McRae and Michael Suchy

The Pittsburgh Pirates officially signed fifth round pick Michael Suchy and tenth round pick Alex McRae on Wednesday and today their bonus information was announced. Suchy signed for a $275,000 bonus, which is $16,000 below his slot value. McRae signed for $125,000, which is $12,600 below his slot value. That $28,600 can now be put towards other players that will require over-slot deals. After signing five players taken in the top ten...

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Pirates Announce the Signing of Three More Draft Picks
Jun12

Pirates Announce the Signing of Three More Draft Picks

In what is turning out to be an extremely busy day for draft signings, the Pittsburgh Pirates announced that three more players have officially signed. You can find information on all three players in the links highlighted under their name. John Sever, 20th Rd pick out of Bethune-Cookman. Jess Amedee, 27th Rd pick out of the University of Texas-Arlington Luis Paula, 31st Rd pick out of North Carolina All three players will be assigned...

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Cole Tucker Calls Signing with Pirates “Surreal”
Jun12

Cole Tucker Calls Signing with Pirates “Surreal”

“I feel like if I want to be a major leaguer, I have to improve in every aspect of my game,” Tucker said. “There’s nothing I do right now that’s good enough to be out there on that field right now.”

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