The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed 18th round pick Shea Murray, a right-handed pitcher out of Ohio State. Murray was an outfielder most of this season, but he has reportedly hit 99 MPH in bullpens, so the Pirates will try him as a pitcher. He was originally a pitcher in college, but control issues limited his mound time.
You should expect more signings today. We will update this post (and title) when they are announced or when we find out about them. Here is Murray's player page:
Our draft tracker has been updated. There are currently 26 players signed.
UPDATE: 7:10 PM: Just got a message from Jonathan Mayo that 19th round pick Jake Webb signed for $125,000 last night, so the Pirates were able to get a projectable prep pitcher without going over slot.
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