Draft Prospect Watch: Austin Wilson Suffers Minor Injury

During the regular season, leading up to the 2013 Amateur Draft, we will provide a nightly recap of the day’s action, covering potential draft picks for the Pittsburgh Pirates as well as following the progress of interesting unsigned picks from previous years. The Pirates have the ninth and 14th picks in the first round this year, so the focus for now will be played ranked in that range.  Our draft preview page, with links for...

Read More

Draft Signing Updates: Thomas, Hurst

Mark Appel didn’t sign. Here’s more news. **Fourth round pick Brandon Thomas also didn’t sign. He will return to Georgia Tech for his senior year. **17th round pick Hayden Hurst received a $400,000 bonus.  That left the Pirates with $84,400 for over-slot deals. No word on whether they used that on anyone...

Read More

Less Than An Hour To Go: Brandon Thomas, Walker Buehler, Slot Prices

Less than an hour to go before the MLB draft signing deadline. Here are some quick hits. **I just heard back from a source with Georgia Tech saying that the Brandon Thomas negotiations are “up in the air”. He hasn’t ruled out signing yet. His slot price in the fourth round is $336,700. **The Pirates could still offer 14th round pick Walker Buehler $650,740 without losing a draft pick. That figure assumes that Mark...

Read More

Pirates Draft Brandon Thomas in the Fourth Round

The Pittsburgh Pirates took outfielder Brandon Thomas in the fourth round with the 136th overall pick. Thomas played for Georgia Tech, spending most of his time in left field, although that was due to fellow 2012 draft prospect Kyle Wren playing center field. Thomas has plus speed and can play center field. He’s a switch hitter who has average power at best, with a good chance for value if he can stick in center or fulfill that...

Read More
Page 3 of 3123