Austin Meadows stood on the PNC Park podium with GM Neal Huntington. (Courtesy: Pittsburgh Pirates)

"So we get to do this for a second time this year."

Pirates general manager Neal Huntington introduced 8th overall draft pick Austin Meadows to the Pittsburgh media Friday. The team announced the signing of Meadows, who agreed to a full-slot-value $3,029,600 signing bonus according to Baseball America's Jim Callis, 10 days after the signing of fellow first-rounder Reese McGuire for under slot value.

"Organizationally, It's a great opportunity for us to celebrate another good day," Huntington said, calling the team's success "sustainable not only for this point going forward but as we get guys like Austin to the Big Leagues, put ourselves in a position to play meaningful games in Sep...

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