Draft Signing Rumors: Reese McGuire, Taylor, Kuhl, Carle And More

With the MLB draft in the books after three long days, the Pittsburgh Pirates will now get some of these players into camp immediately. It usually starts with the obvious ones, the college seniors that have no more eligibility. The Pirates will hold a mini-camp early next week at their facility in Bradenton for drafted players, where they will sign their contracts and get acclimated to the system before being assigned to a team. Here...

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Draft Day Three Recap: Ten Players to Highlight the Day Three Picks

In my day three preview I pointed out how the Pittsburgh Pirates have gotten some good value prospects on day three of the draft, taking people like Casey Sadler, Phil Irwin, and Adalberto Santos after the 20th round. The problem with that approach is that you don’t always know those guys will be prospects. Sure, you might like those guys due to their numbers, stuff, or whatever other reason. But it’s just as easy to...

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Rounds 16-20: Billy Roth Shows Future Promise, But Might Be Hard to Sign

The Pirates added several players here who should serve as organizational guys to fill out the lower levels. One guy who stands out among the organizational is Justin Topa. He didn’t show up on any top prospect lists, and was listed by Baseball America in a weak draft class in New York, but throws 91-93, touches 95, and has a projectable frame. The guy with the highest upside in the group is Billy Roth, who Baseball America...

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