The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to terms with 17th round pick Mason Martin, Pirates Prospects has learned. Martin was drafted as an outfielder out of Southridge high school in Kennewick, Washington, and had a commitment to Gonzaga. He is expected to officially sign early next week.
This move comes right after the Pirates signed Dylan Busby, which finalized their top ten round picks, and made their bonus pool clear. They are now $57,400 over their bonus pool, which comes with a 75% tax on the overage. They can spend an additional $449,395 in bonuses -- not counting the initial $125,000 to guys after the 10th round -- before losing a draft pick. It's possible that Martin was an over-slot signing, due to the timing of this move. I wouldn't expect him to get all of the remaining money th...
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