Prospect Watch: Sampson Continues Breakout Season; Gushue Hits Two Homers
Jun18

Prospect Watch: Sampson Continues Breakout Season; Gushue Hits Two Homers

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 20 prospects did today. ┬áNote that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors (Casey Sadler #16). If a player is in the majors, he will be removed, everyone below him will be shifted up a spot, and a new player will be added to the bottom of the list. If a player is out for the season (Jameson Taillon #1, Clay Holmes #12), he will be removed and everyone below him...

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Bonus Info For All Pittsburgh Pirates Draft Picks in the First Ten Rounds
Jun17

Bonus Info For All Pittsburgh Pirates Draft Picks in the First Ten Rounds

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed all of their picks in the top ten round, 12 players in all and we now know how their draft bonus pool shapes up. The new numbers are: Connor Joe $1,250,000 Nelson Jorge $125,000 Kevin Krause $143,600 Krause signed for slot, while Joe signed for $207,600 under slot. Jorge signed for $39,700 under slot. Our draft signing tracker has been updated with all the information. The Pirates now have...

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Pirates Announce Five Draft Signings, Including Kevin Krause
Jun17

Pirates Announce Five Draft Signings, Including Kevin Krause

The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced the signings of five of their 2014 draft picks, including ninth round pick Kevin Krause. They have now signed all of their draft picks in the top ten rounds. No financial terms were released for Krause. You can view Krause’s player page here. Earlier today, we provided the bonus details for third round pick Jordan Luplow and how it affects the Pirates overall bonus pool. Now that all of the...

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Jordan Luplow Bonus Information and Where the Pirates Draft Stands Now
Jun17

Jordan Luplow Bonus Information and Where the Pirates Draft Stands Now

Last night, the Pittsburgh Pirates signed their third round draft pick, Fresno State outfielder Jordan Luplow. According to Chris Cotillo, Luplow got a $500,000 bonus, which is $24,300 under the slot amount. Not a huge savings for over-slot picks, but a savings none the less. Our draft signing tracker has been updated with the new information and we now know the bonuses for all but three of the Pirates 12 picks in the first ten...

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First Pitch: The Best Thing That Happened to the Pirates Last Off-Season
Jun17

First Pitch: The Best Thing That Happened to the Pirates Last Off-Season

The big focus this past off-season was on A.J. Burnett. The right-hander played a big role in the Pittsburgh rotation the previous two years, then after having his status up in the air for several months, he signed with the Philadelphia Phillies. There was another person who the Phillies tried to sign away from the Pirates (not Marlon Byrd, who they did sign away), and that person’s importance to the Pirates was much bigger than...

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Prospect Watch: Josh Bell Stays Hot; Two Draft Picks Off to Good Starts
Jun16

Prospect Watch: Josh Bell Stays Hot; Two Draft Picks Off to Good Starts

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 20 prospects did today. ┬áNote that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors (Casey Sadler #16). If a player is in the majors, he will be removed, everyone below him will be shifted up a spot, and a new player will be added to the bottom of the list. If a player is out for the season (Jameson Taillon #1, Clay Holmes #12), he will be removed and everyone below him...

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