The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed their third round pick, Fresno State outfielder Jordan Luplow. He announced the signing as official on his Twitter account on Monday night.
No terms of the deal were immediately announced. The slot value for his pick is $524,300.
This is the third signing from today that has been confirmed. At least one other player was expected to sign. Connor Joe, the Pirates second pick in the draft(39th overall), was the big signing from today. Earlier we heard about 25th round pick Erik Forgione signing.
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.