Daily Prospect Profile: Alex Dickerson

Alex Dickerson is hitting for a .368 average with a 1.032 OPS. How soon is too soon to move him up to West Virginia?

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Signing Bonuses: Alex Dickerson, Jason Creasy

The Pittsburgh Pirates officially announced the signings of third round pick Alex Dickerson and eighth round pick Jason Creasy last week.  Baseball America has announced their signing bonuses.  Dickerson received $380,700, which is right around slot for the 91st overall pick.  Creasy received $250,000.  Technically there are no slot prices after the 5th round, although the unofficial ceiling is $150,000, which technically makes Creasy...

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Pirates Sign Third Round Pick Alex Dickerson

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed third round pick Alex Dickerson, a first baseman out of Indiana University.  Dickerson was rated the 42nd best prospect overall in the 2011 draft by Baseball America.  He’s a left hander who gets his value from his bat, with average to plus power, and the ability to hit for power to all fields. He only hit nine homers in 2011, although he was bothered by back problems, and was pitched around....

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The View From the Booth: Joe Putnam

Starting this month, Pirates Prospects will be introducing a new feature to the site called “The View From the Booth”.  On the fourth Monday of every month, we will interview a different broadcaster from one of the minor league affiliates, getting their opinion on how the team they follow looks, as well as some insight on that level of the system.  With the 2011 draft recently taking place, and new players entering the...

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2011 Pittsburgh Pirates Draft Recap

Links to Previous Draft Coverage: Day One: Pirates Draft Gerrit Cole Day Two: Pirates Make Another Big Splash in 2nd Round Day Three: Pirates Go Heavy on Bats 2011 Draft Pick Player Pages 2011 Pittsburgh Pirates Draft Pick Signing Tracker Thanks to MLB’s misbegotten efforts to control draft bonuses, August 15 has become nearly as important an event as the draft itself. That’s the deadline for signing draft picks, with the exception of...

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