Pirates Sign Two More Draft Picks
Jun11

Pirates Sign Two More Draft Picks

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed 12th round draft pick Tyler Filliben and 17th round pick Michael Clemens. Filliben announced his signing was official on Twitter. Both were juniors in college this year, with Filliben playing shortstop at Samford, while Clemens pitched at McNeese State. We have already heard about the signing of top pick Cole Tucker and two picks on Monday, Tyler Eppler and Erik Lunde. On Tuesday it was announced...

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Sixth Round Pick Tyler Eppler Signs With Pirates
Jun10

Sixth Round Pick Tyler Eppler Signs With Pirates

We announced yesterday that sixth round draft pick Tyler Eppler has agreed to sign with the Pittsburgh Pirates and according to Chris Cotillo via Eppler himself, he has officially signed for a $200,000 bonus. That is slightly below the $217,900 slot, which saves the Pirates a little bit of money to go over-slot for other picks. Yesterday, top pick Cole Tucker was inked to a deal believed to be worth $1.8M, also below slot value for...

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Pirates Agree With Cole Tucker For $1.8 M
Jun09

Pirates Agree With Cole Tucker For $1.8 M

According to Chris Cotillo, the Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to a deal with first round pick Cole Tucker for $1.8 M. Sources: #Pirates in agreement with first-rounder (24th overall) Cole Tucker on $1.8M bonus. Below slot of $1.9255M. Will be official Weds. — Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) June 9, 2014 The slot price for the 24th overall pick was $1,925,500. So the Pirates saved $125,500. That’s not a big amount, and if...

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Pirates Agree to Deal With Two Draft Picks
Jun09

Pirates Agree to Deal With Two Draft Picks

The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to terms with at least two of their draft picks so far, Pirates Prospects has learned. Sixth round pick Tyler Eppler and 18th round pick Erik Lunde have agreed to terms and will be signing soon. Eppler is a right-handed pitcher from Sam Houston State, and was drafted as a college junior. Lunde is a college senior, and played second base as Lander University. Both players are expected to go to...

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Draft Day Three Recap: Nine Players Who Stand Out in Rounds 11-40
Jun07

Draft Day Three Recap: Nine Players Who Stand Out in Rounds 11-40

Day three is much more hectic than days one and two. You have all the time in the world on day one, with five minutes between first round picks. On day two you have a little less time, but the rounds don’t fly by. Day three is crazy. By the time you just start getting information on the previous round’s pick, a new pick is made. John Dreker, Wilbur Miller and I were splitting the coverage duties today, rotating between...

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Rounds 36-40: Should MLB Shorten the Draft to 30 Rounds?
Jun07

Rounds 36-40: Should MLB Shorten the Draft to 30 Rounds?

The MLB draft was reduced from 50 rounds to 40 rounds with the new Collective Bargaining Agreement. That was a good move, as nothing significant really happened after round 40. Usually the only players who signed were college seniors, who could just sign as non-drafted free agents after the draft. College juniors usually went back for their senior year of school, while JuCo and prep players would go to a Division I college to try and...

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