Colten Brewer Signs for $240 K

Back at the end of June I reported that 2011 4th round pick Colten Brewer had agreed to terms with the Pittsburgh Pirates.  Earlier today the Pirates made the deal official.  I had thought the delay might be due to an over-slot bonus.  However, Brewer signed for $240,000, according to Baseball America, which is right around slot for a fourth round pick, and about half of what 2010 4th round pick Nick Kingham received. The draft pick...

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Pirates Sign 8th Round Pick Jason Creasy

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced two draft signings today.  The one we knew about was 4th round pick Colten Brewer.  I reported that Brewer had reached an agreement with the team back in June, and it’s obviously an over-slot deal since it took this long to finalize.  The one we didn’t know about was 8th round pick Jason Creasy.  Here is information on each player: Colten Brewer (4th round – RHP): Went 8-2 with a 1.43...

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Pirates Agree to Terms With 4th Round Pick Colten Brewer

The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to terms with 2011 4th round pick Colten Brewer, Pirates Prospects has learned.  Brewer is the highest pick that the Pirates have reached an agreement with, and the third player in the 2011 top ten that has agreed to terms. Brewer wasn’t ranked in the Baseball America top 200, although he was the #38 prospect out of Texas.  He works in the 87-91 MPH range, touching 93 with a sinking fastball.  He is...

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

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 spend big again this year.  For the second year in a row, the Pirates saw a projected top 10 pick fall to them in the second round, entirely due to signability issues.  For the second year in a row, the Pirates...

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