The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed their 25th round pick from the 2014 draft, shortstop Erik Forgione from the University of Washington. Forgione announced the official signing himself on Twitter today

The 21-year-old is a very strong defensive player, who projects to remain at the position in the pros. He never hit much in college, so he will need to improve that aspect of his game if he is going to advance far in the pros. You can find his player page here and keep track of all of the draft signings in our draft tracker.

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John Dreker
John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

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    • There are a few other players we know about, but don’t have official word from the team or the player that they signed yet. Expect a few more to be announced tonight or tomorrow.

    • I am hoping that they don’t sign him. They can then take a TRUE #1 comp pick next year.

      • I am just assuming here, but I think he will sign for enough under slot that it will allow them to sign someone worthwhile with the extra cash

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