Pirates Agree to Terms With Barrett Barnes

UPDATE 2:45 PM: Barnes received $1 M, according to Lacefield. That’s $136,400 under slot for the 45th overall pick. The Pirates now have $225,200 to spend on over-slot picks. 2:42 PM: The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to terms with compensation round pick Barrett Barnes, according to Scott Lacefield, Associate Director of Texas Tech Baseball and Football. Barnes, a center fielder with power, was taken with the 45th overall pick...

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Maggi and Chambers Promoted to Altoona, Plus Other Moves

UPDATE 2:34 PM: West Virginia announces some moves to complete the process. Francisco Aponte is transferred to State College. Eric Avila, Taylor Lewis, and Ashley Ponce are all added to the West Virginia roster. UPDATE 2:16 PM: More roster moves. To create room in Altoona, Anthony Norman and Greg Picart have been assigned to State College. Miguel Perez has been placed on the Altoona disabled list. Also, Wes Freeman has been...

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Pirates Agree to Terms with 11th Round Pick

The Pittsburgh Pirates agreed to terms with 11th round pick Christopher Diaz, Pirates Prospects has learned. The shortstop out of North Carolina State hit for a .356/.394/.482 line in 253 at-bats this year as a Junior. No word yet on the amount Diaz signed for.

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Pirates Announce Signings of Eight from Draft

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced signings of eight players from the 2012 draft on Wednesday afternoon. Those players include:   6th round pick Eric Wood, an infielder out of Blinn (TX) College will report to GCL Pirates. Wood hit .326 with 13 doubles, five home runs and 44 RBI this year. 7th round pick Jake Stallings, a catcher out of the University of North Carolina will report to State College. Stallings hit  .297 (62-for-209)...

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Wyatt Mathisen Signing Official

On Saturday I announced that the Pittsburgh Pirates had come to terms with second round pick Wyatt Mathisen. Today, the deal became official, per a Pirates press release. The prep catcher will join the GCL Pirates, who begin their season a week from today. According to Baseball America, Mathisen signed for $746,300, which is the exact slot amount for the second round...

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Pirates Agree to Terms with Wyatt Mathisen

The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to terms with second round pick Wyatt Mathisen, Pirates Prospects has learned. Mathisen, a prep catcher, had a commitment to the University of Texas. However, he will be turning that down to start his pro career with the Pirates. He’s expected to be part of the growing list of names who will report to Bradenton on Monday to officially sign. Mathisen is a potential two-way catcher. He’s...

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