Cunningham currently leads the organization in home runs.
The 2008 draft was the first draft for Neal Huntington and company, and thus, the first time we really saw the Pittsburgh Pirates take an aggressive approach to over-slot signings. Attention is obviously paid to Pedro Alvarez, the first round pick who received a $6 M signing bonus as part of a major league deal. More attention goes to sixth round pick Robbie Grossman, who signed for $1 M, and 20th round pick Quinton Miller, who signed for $900 K. Both prep prospects broke commitments to major organizations to sign with the Pirates.
One over-slot signing that tends to fall under the radar is Jarek Cunningham, the 18th round pick who signed for $100,000. Cunningham was drafted as a shortstop, and broke a commitment to Arizon...
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