Pirates Prospects has learned that the Pittsburgh Pirates have reached an agreement with 2011 7th round pick Jake Burnette, a right handed pitcher out of Buford High School in Georgia.  Burnette's deal is pending a physical.

Burnett is a 6' 4", 177 pound right handed pitcher who had a commitment to Georgia Tech.  He throws in the high 80s, although his projectable frame could allow him to add velocity going forward.  Aside from his fastball, he also throws a curveball and a changeup.  The addition, once official, gives the Pirates 18 signings for the 2011 draft class, including six of the top ten picks so far.

UPDATE 9:09 AM Tuesday: I'm receiving more confirmation that Burnette has agreed to a deal, and that he signed the deal yesterday.  I'd expect the deal to be officially announc...

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