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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A.J. Burnett Placed on 15-Day DL, Contreras Released, Morton Activated

The Pirates have released Jose Contreras, placed A.J. Burnett on the 15-day disabled list and activated Charlie Morton, all moves on right-handed pitchers to allow Morton to start Thursday night. Burnett has a right calf strain that he told the team about Wednesday and is on the DL retroactive to June 9. Contreras has been on the disabled list since May 28 with lower back inflammation. His release opens up a 40-man roster spot for...

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Gregory Polanco Promoted to Altoona

According to Jason Parks of Baseball Prospectus, Gregory Polanco is being promoted to Altoona. Already a no doubt top 25 prospect in the game, #Pirates OF Gregory Polanco on his way to AA. #want — Jason Parks (@ProfessorParks) June 13, 2013 Polanco has been having a great season, hitting for a .312/.364/.472 line in 218 at-bats, with 17 doubles and six homers. The offensive numbers are even more impressive when you consider that...

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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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