Minor League Schedule: 6/18/12

Bradenton was off yesterday, the last day of their All-Star break. West Virginia begins their All-Star break today. Alen Hanson, Gregory Polanco and Matt Benedict were all chosen for the South Atlantic League All-Star game, which will be played tomorrow night. Altoona is off today. They resume their schedule tomorrow night at home. State College and the GCL Pirates open their schedule today. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be...

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Signing Bonuses: Alex Dickerson, Jason Creasy

The Pittsburgh Pirates officially announced the signings of third round pick Alex Dickerson and eighth round pick Jason Creasy last week.  Baseball America has announced their signing bonuses.  Dickerson received $380,700, which is right around slot for the 91st overall pick.  Creasy received $250,000.  Technically there are no slot prices after the 5th round, although the unofficial ceiling is $150,000, which technically makes Creasy...

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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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Rounds 6-10: Pirates Take Three Prep Pitchers

The Pittsburgh Pirates continued a familiar strategy in rounds six through ten, selecting three prep pitchers out of their five picks.  They started out by taking third baseman Daniel Gamache out of Auburn in the sixth round.  In the seventh through ninth rounds they took prep right handers Jake Burnette, Jason Creasy, and Clay Holmes respectively.  Holmes was rated the 140th best prospect in Baseball America’s top 200 rankings....

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