• 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...

  • 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...

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

    Jose Contreras appeared in seven games for the Pirates. 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...

  • Gregory Polanco Promoted to Altoona

    Gregory Polanco has been promoted to Altoona. According to Jason Parks of Baseball Prospectus, Gregory Polanco is being promoted to Altoona. https://twitter.com/ProfessorParks/status/345286134898774016 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...

  • 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. https://twitter.com/jimcallisBA/status/345206776397963264 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 left-hander who throws 90-95 MPH with...

  • Pirates Sign 25th Round Pick Justin Maffei

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed 25th round pick Justin Maffei, according to Maffei on Twitter. https://twitter.com/J__Maffei/status/344943718396223489 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...

  • Pirates Sign 9th Round Pick Chad Kuhl, 19th Round Pick Brett McKinney

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed 9th round pick Chad Kuhl, and 19th round pick Brett McKinney, Pirates Prospects has learned. Both will be heading to Jamestown. Kuhl is a 6' 3", 215 pound right-hander. He relies mainly on a low-90s sinker, which he uses to get groundballs.  He also throws a curve...

  • Draft Signing Notes: Landecker, Topa, Arbet

    Yesterday I mentioned that five draft picks will be going to Bradenton this week to sign deals with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Today I learned that about a dozen players have already agreed to sign, with most officially signing tomorrow. Here are a few more names who will be joining the list. **17th...

  • Nick Kingham Promoted to Altoona

    Nick Kingham has been promoted to Altoona. Nick Kingham has been promoted to the Altoona Curve, Pirates Prospects has learned. The move is not yet official, and no corresponding moves have been announced. Kingham will leave for Altoona tomorrow. In 67 innings this year with Bradenton, Kingham posted a 3.09 ERA and...

  • Draft Signings: Danny Collins, Beau Wallace, Jeff Roy, and More

    The Pittsburgh Pirates will be signing 13th round pick Danny Collins, according to Collins himself on Twitter. https://twitter.com/Danny21Collins/status/344181930465562625 Collins is a junior first baseman from Troy University, and hit for a .360/.452/.631 line in 236 at-bats last year with 11 homers. He has a quick bat, good hand-eye coordination, and has hit...

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