Reese McGuire has officially signed.

Yesterday we heard that the Pittsburgh Pirates would be signing first round pick Reese McGuire today. Today the Pirates made the move official. No word yet on the bonus, although McGuire was expected to sign for close to slot. The catcher will head to the Gulf Coast League, which begins on Friday.

After the draft, Jessica Quiroli reported that McGuire had made the decision to go pro. He couldn't sign until after his high school graduation, which was this past weekend.

McGuire was the top catching prospect in the 2013 draft. He's got great defensive skills, which will allow him to stick behind the plate for the long-run. That's never a guarantee for prep catchers, but McGuire's defense is unlike most prep players, highlighted by above-average re...

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