Rounds 11-15: Pirates Add Some Hitters to the System

The Pirates often go with a lot of pitchers, with Pirates fans asking for hitters. They started day three of the draft with five straight hitters. A few of these guys profile as organizational options, but that doesn’t mean they won’t have value. 15th round pick Max Rossiter should play a key role in Jamestown handling the young pitching staff. The Pirates saw a lot of value with that approach last year from Jacob...

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Rounds 31-35: Most of These Prep Players Won’t Sign

The Pirates took a few interesting prep guys in rounds 31-35. It might be tough to sign most of them, considering the $100,000 cap on each individual bonus after round ten. For some players, a $100,000 bonus is enough. That’s close to tenth round money, and some players just want to play. Other players will probably opt for college, especially those who have a commitment to a major school. Of this group, Jack Moffit seems like...

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