The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced the signings of five of their 2014 draft picks, including ninth round pick Kevin Krause. They have now signed all of their draft picks in the top ten rounds. No financial terms were released for Krause. You can view Krause’s player page here.
Earlier today, we provided the bonus details for third round pick Jordan Luplow and how it affects the Pirates overall bonus pool. Now that all of the top ten picks are signed, we now just need to hear the bonus amounts for Connor Joe, Nelson Jorge and Krause before we know how much the Pirates will have left in their bonus pool for over-slot deals.
Here are the links for the other four players that were announced today. All were mentioned here already.
The Pirates have now signed 30 players. Our draft signing tracker has been updated with all of the new players.
John started working at Pirates Prospects in 2009, but his connection to the Pittsburgh Pirates started exactly 100 years earlier when Dots Miller debuted for the 1909 World Series champions. John was born in Kearny, NJ, two blocks from the house where Dots Miller grew up. From that hometown hero connection came a love of Pirates history, as well as the sport of baseball.
When he didn't make it as a lefty pitcher with an 80+ MPH fastball and a slider that needed work, John turned to covering the game, eventually focusing in on the prospects side, where his interest was pushed by the big league team being below .500 for so long. John has covered the minors in some form since the 2002 season, and leads the draft and international coverage on Pirates Prospects. He writes daily on Pittsburgh Baseball History, when he's not covering the entire system daily throughout the entire year on Pirates Prospects.