2010 Pittsburgh Pirates Draft Pick Signing Tracker

I will be keeping track of all of the draft pick signings over the summer, leading up to the August 16th deadline at midnight. Below are the players we drafted. To read about these players, check out my draft recaps: -Pirates Draft Jameson Taillon (Round 1) -Day Two (Rounds 2-30) -Day Three (Rounds 31-50) For signings information from every team, check out the MLB Draft Pick Signings Tracker. Signings News: -Pirates sign Kevin Decker...

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Pirates sign Dominican pitcher

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed Dominican pitcher Jonathan Herrand out of the Dominican league La Javilla for a $185 K signing bonus, according to Jeffrey Nolasco of Hoy (via MLB Trade Rumors). The report says that Herrand is 6′ 4″, and throws a fastball between 93 and 95 MPH, with a good changeup and an excellent curveball.  Herrand’s coach compares his mechanics to a young Pedro Martinez.  Herrand is a...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Draft Pick Bonuses

A new update to the BUCCO Fans.com Wiki today. I’ve added a page with Pittsburgh Pirates bonus information from the MLB draft. The list includes all of the individual bonus information I could find, going back to Barry Bonds in 1985, plus the total draft bonus information going back to the 2003 draft. It also includes the top 20 bonuses in Pirates’ history. Check out the list, and if you have anything to add, feel free to...

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Why no interest in Miguel Angel Sano?

According to Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, talks with top Dominican prospect Miguel Angel Sano have stalled, with the Pirates removing their offer from the table two weeks ago. What I find interesting is that, despite the hype on Sano, no other team has made an offer. The offer made by the Pirates, which is reportedly less than $3 M, is the only offer reported on paper. The offer was made the first day of the...

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Pirates Notebook: The draft dust has settled

Earlier today I posted some numbers on the draft, a day after the draft pick signing deadline. Now for some quick hit analysis on the draft, including some information that has come out today. Total Spending Jennifer Langosch reports that the Pirates spent $8.919 M in the draft. In my Draft Pick Signing Tracker I had the Pirates spending $8,606,900 on the announced bonuses. The only bonuses announced after the tenth round were 12th...

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