All posts tagged "Clay Holmes"

  • Winter Leagues
    Instructs Day One: Allie, Holmes, Burnette, Gift

    I arrived in Florida around 3:30 AM this morning, after about 15 hours of driving.  After a bit of sleep, I went over to Pirate City, where the Pirates were having a camp day, and an intersquad game.  There wasn't much to report on.  Each pitcher threw an inning, and it was...

  • 2011 Draft
    Who Wants To Be A $1.2 Millionaire?

    Cole and Bell are set for life even if they never make the major leagues, but what about someone like Clay Holmes, the Pirates' 9th round pick that signed for $1.2M?

  • 2011 Draft
    2011 Draft Recap: Don’t Draft Me

    Dear (Insert MLB Team Here), With the 2012 draft less than ten months away, I am contacting you in advance to announce my intentions to attend college.  I do not intend to sign if I am drafted by the (Team Nickname).  I am going to honor my commitment to attend school.  I...

  • 2011 Draft
    Pirates Sign Clay Holmes

    According to Jim Callis, the Pirates have signed 9th round pick Clay Holmes.  Callis mentions that the asking price for Holmes was $1.2 M, and he's believed to have gotten it.  That would be a record for a 9th round pick, and is equal to what Zack Von Rosenberg got in the...

  • 2011 Draft
    2011 Pittsburgh Pirates Draft Signing Deadline Preview

    All is quiet with one day remaining to sign players from the 2011 draft.  Some may view that as a bad sign.  I happen to think it’s a good sign. Last year the Pittsburgh Pirates signed three players the day of the deadline.  They signed shortstop Drew Maggi, who had been close...

  • 2011 Draft
    Updates on the Pirates’ Unsigned Draft Picks

    The 2011 MLB Draft Pick Signing deadline is Monday night at midnight, giving the Pittsburgh Pirates and every other team about three and a half days to get their remaining picks signed.  We probably won’t hear anything definite on first round pick Gerrit Cole and second round pick Josh Bell until close...

  • 2011 Draft
    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 August 15th will be just as important as the draft, to see...

  • 2011 Draft
    2011 Draft Day Two: Pirates Make Another Big Splash in 2nd Round

    Bell insists that he's honoring his commitment to Texas. If Major League Baseball decides to install a hard slotting system in the draft after this year, it will be a massive blow to the Pittsburgh Pirates, who have spent the most on draft bonuses in the last three years, and look to...

  • 2011 Draft
    Rounds 6-10: Pirates Take Three Prep Pitchers

    The Pittsburgh Pirates continued a familiar strategy in rounds six through ten, selecting three prep pitchers out of their five picks.  They started out by taking third baseman Daniel Gamache out of Auburn in the sixth round.  In the seventh through ninth rounds they took prep right handers Jake Burnette, Jason Creasy,...

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