Pirates sign Zack Dodson

UPDATE 9:21 PM: Baseball America reports that Cain signed for $1.125 M, while Dodson signed for $600 K. The Draft Pick Signing Tracker is updated with the new totals. The Pirates have spent $6,786,900, about $3 M less than what they spent last year. – According to Jennifer Langosch, the Pittsburgh Pirates have signed their fourth round pick, Zack Dodson. We learned earlier that the Pirates had come to an agreement with Colton...

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Pirates to sign Colton Cain

UPDATE 6:24 PM: Jennifer Langosch is reporting that a source close to the negotiations says Cain signed for $1.15 M. The Draft Pick Signing Tracker is updated with the new bonus figures, putting the Pirates at just over $6.2 M spent so far.UPDATE 1:44 PM Friday: Jonathan Mayo is reporting that Cain is set to receive a seven figure signing bonus. That’s pretty impressive. I broke down the 2008 draft spending last month, showing...

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Pirates Notebook: Another reason why I hate Bud Selig

The Atlanta Braves and seventh overall pick Mike Minor have agreed to terms on a $2.42 M contract, with Minor expected to sign today. The deal signed by Minor was $242 K over the MLB recommended slot price. Baseball America’s Jim Callis says that two sources claim that the Braves and Minor agreed in principle to the $2.42 M deal before the draft, but the MLB commissioner’s office put pressure on Atlanta not to announce the...

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Draft Pick Signing Updates

Just a few updates today to the Draft Pick Signing Tracker: -When I was on vacation, the Pirates signed fifth round pick Nathan Baker. Baker received $176,000, which was $400 below slot for the 145th overall pick. -The Pirates have now spent at least $5,061,900 in the draft, not counting most of the signings past the tenth round, for which I have no figures. They’ve spent $4,936,900 in the top 10 rounds. I’ve been keeping...

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Pirates Sign Nathan Baker

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed their fifth round pick, Nathan Baker, a left handed starter from the University of Mississippi. Baker, who was a junior, becomes the 18th signing by the Pirates, and the second Ole Miss starter from the 2009 season, joining 21st round pick Phillip Irwin, who has an 0.60 ERA in 15 innings so far with the State College Spikes. Here are the details on Baker, from my day two draft writeup: Baker was a junior...

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