Draft Signing Updates: Meadows, Jones, Borden, and More
Jun19

Draft Signing Updates: Meadows, Jones, Borden, and More

The Pittsburgh Pirates officially signed Reese McGuire yesterday. That leaves them with four of their top ten round picks left to sign, including their first pick, Austin Meadows. Here are some updates on each player in the top ten rounds, as well as a few players outside of those rounds. **There haven’t been many updates on Meadows. This article in the Clemson Insider talks to Meadows and talks about the waiting game and how he...

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Report: Houston Astros Sign Mark Appel Under Slot Value

The Houston Astros have agreed to a deal with No. 1 draft pick Mark Appel, according to the sources of CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman. Appel and agent Scott Boras turned down a contract offer from the Pittsburgh Pirates last year. [Update: Appel will receive a $6.35 million bonus, according to Jim Callis of┬áBaseball America.] The contract is worth between $6 million and $6.5 million, according to Heyman, though the slot value for the...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Mid-Season Top 20 Prospects, Minus Gerrit Cole

We usually release our mid-season prospect rankings right after the MLB draft. This not only shows the updated rankings with half of the minor league season in the books, but it also shows where the new draft picks fit in. This year we held the rankings for a few days due to Gerrit Cole making his major league debut. Cole was included in the rankings that were submitted, and was the consensus choice as the top prospect in the system....

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Draft Links: Pirates Among Day One Winners

Day two of the draft is about an hour and a half away. The Pirates went for upside on day one, taking two prep hitters in the first round, and a prep pitcher in the second round. You can read the day one recap here, and our day one reactions here. Also, here is a preview to get you started on day two. As usual, day one of the draft is followed by “Winners and Losers” lists, as well as some other analysis on the picks....

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First Pitch: Reactions to the Day One Picks

Day one of the 2013 MLB Draft is in the books. The Pittsburgh Pirates took Austin Meadows with their first pick, Reese McGuire with their second pick in the first round, and Blake Taylor with their second round pick. For more on the three picks, check out our Day One Recap. John Dreker and Wilbur Miller have been following the draft prospects all year, and were both following along tonight. Below you will find our thoughts on day one,...

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