The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed 11th round pick Max Kranick. No word on the details of the deal. You can view his player page here. He was rated 84th by Baseball America, 88th by Keith Law and 179th by MLB.com in this draft class. The 18-year-old, 6'3", 200 pound right-hander can touch 95 with his fastball and shows a lot of promise with both his changeup and curve. He is from Valley View HS, in Archbald, Pa.
UPDATE: Tuesday, 2:30 PM: Jim Callis has the the bonus information and it looks like the Pirates got a steal with Kranick, who signed for $300,000. The draft tracker has been updated. The Pirates still have $178,525 left for over-slot deals before going 5% over their bonus pool, which if it happened (it won't) would inc...
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