Pirates sign Justin Howard

According to an official release, the Pittsburgh Pirates have signed 24th round draft pick Justin Howard.  Howard, a senior from the University of New Mexico, hit for a .456 average in his senior season, with ten homers in 261 at-bats. Howard injured his left knee in a collision in an NCAA Regional Finals game against Minnesota, which Howard claims caused his stock to drop.  Howard said he was hearing he could go in the top...

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Pirates sign Bryce Weidman and Adalberto Santos

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed two more draft picks, according to Jennifer Langosch.  The Pirates signed 14th round pick Bryce Weidman, and 22nd round pick Adalberto Santos.  The two signings bring the total up to ten from the 2010 draft class. Weidman pitched for Southwestern Oregon Community College last year, with a 2.20 ERA and an 82:15 K/BB ratio in 82 innings of work.  The 19-year old right handed pitcher hits...

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Pirates sign Tyler Waldron and Vincent Payne

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed two more draft picks: fifth round pick, Tyler Waldron, and 12th round pick Vincent Payne.  The two right handed pitchers bring the signing total up to eight for the 2010 draft class. Waldron had a down year at Oregon State in 2010, before ending up as the team’s closer.  He is probably best as a reliever, as he has a plus fastball that ranges 89-94 MPH, and a plus slider that he uses...

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Pirates sign five draft picks

According to Guy Cipriano of the Centre Daily Times, the Pittsburgh Pirates have added five players from their 2010 draft class to the State College Spikes roster, which obviously means that those players have been signed.  The players are 20th round outfielder Justin Bencsko, 30th round catcher Matt Skirving, 32nd round third baseman Chase Lyles, 33rd round left handed pitcher Justin Ennis, and 34th round shortstop Kelson Brown....

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2010 Pittsburgh Pirates Draft Pick Signing Tracker

I will be keeping track of all of the draft pick signings over the summer, leading up to the August 16th deadline at midnight. Below are the players we drafted. To read about these players, check out my draft recaps: -Pirates Draft Jameson Taillon (Round 1) -Day Two (Rounds 2-30) -Day Three (Rounds 31-50) For signings information from every team, check out the MLB Draft Pick Signings Tracker. Signings News: -Pirates sign Kevin Decker...

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