Reese McGuire to Sign With the Pirates Tomorrow

According to Travis Sawchik, the Pittsburgh Pirates are set to sign Reese McGuire tomorrow. #Pirates first-round pick Reese McGuire is on a plane to Pittsburgh and will take physical & sign tomorrow, according to McGuire's HS coach — Travis Sawchik (@Sawchik_Trib) June 17, 2013 McGuire graduated high school this weekend. The Pirates were unable to sign him to a deal before that happened. He seemed eager to sign after...

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Report: Houston Astros Sign Mark Appel Under Slot Value

The Houston Astros have agreed to a deal with No. 1 draft pick Mark Appel, according to the sources of CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman. Appel and agent Scott Boras turned down a contract offer from the Pittsburgh Pirates last year. [Update: Appel will receive a $6.35 million bonus, according to Jim Callis of Baseball America.] The contract is worth between $6 million and $6.5 million, according to Heyman, though the slot value for the...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Mid-Season Top 20 Prospects, Minus Gerrit Cole

We usually release our mid-season prospect rankings right after the MLB draft. This not only shows the updated rankings with half of the minor league season in the books, but it also shows where the new draft picks fit in. This year we held the rankings for a few days due to Gerrit Cole making his major league debut. Cole was included in the rankings that were submitted, and was the consensus choice as the top prospect in the system....

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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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Reese McGuire Decides To Go Pro

Reese McGuire is fully committed to the Pirates. That was a decision he’d formed before the MLB Draft began on June 6th. He knew, that if his name was called before the 15th pick, he wasn’t going to attend the University of San Diego, where he’d made a prior commitment. The Pirates were widely expected to call his name with their first pick, the ninth overall selection, but Austin Meadows’ name was called. They took McGuire...

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