Draft signing deadline

First round pick Jameson Taillon, second round pick Stetson Allie and 15th round pick Drew Maggi put the pen to paper at various points on Monday. Click here to read through the live updates that I provided from morning to midnight.

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Draft Notes: Taillon, Kubitza, Maggi

Some afternoon draft notes, with the signing deadline two days away… -Chuck Finder reported this morning that Neil Huntington and Greg Smith would be meeting with The Hendricks Brothers to discuss Jameson Taillon.  I relayed a rumor from Taillon’s high school baseball league saying a deal is in place, although that came with a disclaimer that the rumor shouldn’t be viewed as totally accurate.  If they’re still...

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Pirates Agree With Drew Maggi?

There’s been a lot of talk about Drew Maggi being close to signing with the Pittsburgh Pirates.  I posted about this on Saturday after Keith Law tweeted that Maggi and the Pirates were close to a deal that would pay Maggi $460 K.  Today I was told that Maggi has agreed to a deal with the Pirates. I want to stress that this hasn’t been confirmed through a second source.  With every agreement or signing I’ve reported,...

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Are the Pirates Moving on From Kubitza and Weiss?

Yesterday it was announced that the Pittsburgh Pirates had signed 17th round pick Ryan Hafner, a prep pitcher with a commitment to Missouri State.  Today, Baseball America announced that Hafner received a $450,000 bonus, which is about $300,000 over the normal maximum “allowed” by Major League Baseball after the fifth round. Hafner’s bonus is currently the second highest bonus so far in the draft for the Pirates,...

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Pirates close to a deal with Drew Maggi?

According to Keith Law, the Pittsburgh Pirates may be close to a deal with 15th round pick, Drew Maggi, a shortstop out of Arizona State.  Law mentioned that the deal could be for around $460 K, which is $25,000 less than what fourth round pick Nick Kingham received.  MLB doesn’t have slot prices after the fifth round, although $150,000 is the unofficial slot price for anyone beyond round five, which would put Maggi at $300,000...

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