The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed Connor Joe, the 39th overall pick. They acquired the pick from the Miami Marlins for reliever Bryan Morris. Joe announced the signing on Twitter Monday night.

No terms of the deal were immediately announced, but his signing bonus will have a big impact on what the Pirates do with their remaining unsigned picks that will require over-slot bonuses. Joe’s draft spot had a value of $1,457,600.

The Pirates announced Joe as an outfielder, though he can also play catcher and first base. He will likely report to Jamestown this week.

You can read more about Joe on his player page.

Ninth round pick Kevin Krause is the only Pirates picks in the top ten rounds that hasn’t signed yet.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Kind of interesting that he didn’t make Tim’s Top 20 list. I was seriously hoping they’d not sign him, unless he took 3rd round money.

  2. I look forward to seeing how his career progresses. Hope he turns into a Pujols given the lack of love he’s gotten so far from many.

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