Pirates Make Jon Sandfort Signing Official

Last Friday we heard that Pittsburgh Pirates’ third round pick Jon Sandfort was going to sign this week. Today the Pittsburgh Pirates officially announced the move in a press release. Jim Callis of Baseball America reports that Sandfort agreed to a $462,900 bonus, which is the full slot value for the third round pick.

The signing is similar to second round pick Wyatt Mathisen. Sandfort is a top talent who probably would have gone in later rounds in previous drafts due to his commitment to Florida, but would have eventually signed for a similar amount. The right-handed pitcher, who can already hit 94 MPH with his fastball, was instead drafted in the third round, where the Pirates could give him that amount without going over-slot.

The Draft Pick Signing Tracker has been updated.

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Lee Young

Great! I am excited about him. Thank God he wasn’t ‘over slot’………lol

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