Pittsburgh Pirates Draft Pick Bonuses

A new update to the BUCCO Fans.com Wiki today. I’ve added a page with Pittsburgh Pirates bonus information from the MLB draft. The list includes all of the individual bonus information I could find, going back to Barry Bonds in 1985, plus the total draft bonus information going back to the 2003 draft. It also includes the top 20 bonuses in Pirates’ history. Check out the list, and if you have anything to add, feel free to...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Draft Database

In my attempt to build a draft database for the Pirates, I felt it was appropriate to date back to the last draft where the Pirates picked a Hall of Fame player. Unfortunately for me, that was the 1985 draft where they selected Barry Bonds in the first round. Even worse, the results since then have been depressing. If you ever had a doubt as to why the Pirates are in the mess they are in, take 15 minutes and check out this draft...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Draft History: 2008

BOLD = Pirates didn’t sign this player. Pedro Alvarez received a $6,335,000 major league contract with a $6,000,000 signing bonus. Robbie Grossman received a $1,000,000 signing bonus. Quinton Miller received a $900,000 signing bonus. The Pirates spent $9.8 M on this draft, just $600,000 less than the 2006 and 2007 drafts...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Draft History: 2007

BOLD = Pirates didn’t sign this player. Daniel Moskos received a $2,475,000 signing bonus. The Pirates selected Moskos over top hitting prospect, Matt Wieters, who signed for $6,000,000. A month later, the Pirates traded Rajai Davis for Matt Morris, assuming over $11,000,000 in salary for the next season. The Pirates spent $4.5 M on this...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Draft History: 2006

BOLD = Pirates didn’t sign player. The Pirates spent $5.9 M on this draft. Brad Lincoln received a $2,750,000 signing bonus. Shelby Ford received a $450,000 signing...

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