Pirates sign Jeffrey Inman

UPDATE 4:53 PM: Baseball America reports that Inman received $425 K. The Draft Pick Signing Tracker is updated with the bonus information. Evan Chambers, taken with the fourth pick in the third round, number 84 overall, received $423,900, which is right at slot for that pick. So Inman received high third round slot money with this deal. – According to several sources, the Pittsburgh Pirates have signed 12th round pick Jeffrey...

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Pirates sign Joseph Schoenfeld

According to Baseball America, the Pittsburgh Pirates have signed tenth round pick Joseph Schoenfeld for $195 K. The Draft Pick Signing Tracker is updated with the signing and the bonus figure. Here is what I wrote about Schoenfeld on my day two recap of the draft: It took me awhile to find info on Schoenfeld, and the stats I have aren’t complete, but here goes. He’s 6’2″, 187 pounds, and was the offensive MVP...

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Pirates Notebook: Did MLB stand in the way of draft signings?

There’s been a lot of talk going around that the MLB commissioner’s office has been putting pressure on teams to wait until later in the draft pick signing process before announcing any above slot deals. It started with some rumblings from Baseball America. Then there was a Peter Gammons report that suggested a team in the Central with poor success over the last few years had agreed to an above slot deal with their fourth...

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Pirates Notebook: Is the draft a success?

Let’s rewind the clock back to the morning of June 9th, about seven hours before the draft. Rumors were slowly creeping out that the Pirates would draft Tony Sanchez with the number four pick, ranked as the 32nd best prospect in the draft according to Baseball America. Later in the day Keith Law would break the news that the Pirates had reached a pre-draft deal with Sanchez, which sent most Pirates fans in to a frenzy. My...

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Pirates sign Zack Von Rosenberg

According to John Perrotto, the Pittsburgh Pirates have signed sixth round pick Zack Von Rosenberg, arguably their top priority signing after first round pick Tony Sanchez. ZVR signed for $1.2 M, which is $875 K more than eighth round pick Colton Cain received, and in line with the MLB estimated slot price for the 26th overall pick in the draft. The Draft Pick Signing Tracker is updated with the signing and the bonus figure. Here is...

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