Pirates sign Kevin Decker

According to the Washington Times-Herald, the Pittsburgh Pirates have signed their first draft pick from the 2010 draft group, 39th round draft pick Kevin Decker (link via Bucs Dugout).  Decker will report to Bradenton for Extended Spring Training, then will go to State College for the start of the New York-Penn League on June 18th. Decker pitched for the College of Charleston.  Decker had a 3.78 ERA in 81 innings in 2010,...

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Pirates Notebook: The draft dust has settled

Earlier today I posted some numbers on the draft, a day after the draft pick signing deadline. Now for some quick hit analysis on the draft, including some information that has come out today. Total Spending Jennifer Langosch reports that the Pirates spent $8.919 M in the draft. In my Draft Pick Signing Tracker I had the Pirates spending $8,606,900 on the announced bonuses. The only bonuses announced after the tenth round were 12th...

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2009 Draft by the Numbers

The 2009 draft pick signing deadline passed last night at midnight, with the Pirates standing pat with 23 players picked. Check out the Draft Pick Signing Tracker to see who the Pirates signed, as well as announced bonuses. I’ve also updated my spreadsheet with announced bonus information from every team, as well as the round by round signing status for every team. A few important notes on this: 1. The bonus amounts aren’t...

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Pirates sign Jeffrey Inman

UPDATE 4:53 PM: Baseball America reports that Inman received $425 K. The Draft Pick Signing Tracker is updated with the bonus information. Evan Chambers, taken with the fourth pick in the third round, number 84 overall, received $423,900, which is right at slot for that pick. So Inman received high third round slot money with this deal. – According to several sources, the Pittsburgh Pirates have signed 12th round pick Jeffrey...

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Pirates sign Joseph Schoenfeld

According to Baseball America, the Pittsburgh Pirates have signed tenth round pick Joseph Schoenfeld for $195 K. The Draft Pick Signing Tracker is updated with the signing and the bonus figure. Here is what I wrote about Schoenfeld on my day two recap of the draft: It took me awhile to find info on Schoenfeld, and the stats I have aren’t complete, but here goes. He’s 6’2″, 187 pounds, and was the offensive MVP...

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