The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed on a deal with Illinois outfielder Ryan Nagle for a $160,000 bonus. The deal is still pending a physical. He was drafted in the 27th round this year, so $60,000 of that deal will count against their bonus pool. The 20-year-old Nagle was drafted as a left fielder. He hit .339/.401/.449 in his junior season, showing some power that didn’t show up in his first two years of college ball. You can view his player page here.
Nagle was playing in the Northwoods League this summer, where he hit .275/.320/.391 in 18 games.