Pittsburgh Pirates Sign Three Players, Including Sixth Round Draft Pick Cody Bolton

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed sixth round draft pick Cody Bolton, a right-handed prep pitcher from California. He had a commitment to Michigan and is expected to receive an over-slot bonus. If we have an update, we will post it here, including other possible signings today.

Here is the player page for Bolton. He is the 32nd player to sign. You can view our draft tracker here.

UPDATE: The Pirates also signed 32nd round pick Jesse Medrano, a third baseman from Fresno State. He would be the 33rd player signed and the 34th player would be 14th rounder Chris Sharpe, who got a $256,000 bonus according to Jim Callis, which is $131,000 over-slot.

Here are their player pages:

Jesse Medrano

Chris Sharpe

UPDATE II:The Pirates officially announced the deals, just these three players today. Sharpe is going to Morgantown, the other two are headed to the GCL.

UPDATE 10:00 PM: Bolton signed for $300,000 according to Jim Callis. That’s surprising to me because it seemed like he was going to be a tough sign due to a strong commitment. That’s good for the Pirates because they still have money to work with for over-slot deals

  • Even if they sign no one else, the Pirates have done well considering the system in place. When Busby signs, they should still have a few bucks to use. With a little over a week left, we may get one more surprise.

    • Do they still have enough money under their allotted amount to sign Busby. His slot amount is $626,600 and it appears they are closing in on the amount the league has allocated them. I hope they can sign him without any huge penalty.

      • Check out the draft tracker, money info is at the bottom and updated with each signing

  • At this point I’ll take the Busby signing and one of Martin & Wolfe and be very happy.

    • Agreed, getting all three would obviously be perfect, but they’re pretty close to getting all the best guys out of this draft, and nearly all of them total.

  • Darkstone42
    June 27, 2017 8:10 pm

    So happy we got Sharpe signed. I like his profile a lot.

    • My favorite Pirate late round pick. I don’t know if he’ll hit, but that swing is geared up to damage the ball.

      • I like seeing “tremendous raw power” in the scouting report of a Bucco draftee.

  • Where’s Busby at?

    • meatygettingsaucy
      June 27, 2017 8:14 pm

      In the CWS meaning he won’t sign until after. There John, taken care of for you

      • Isn’t their team eliminated?

        • John Dreker
          June 27, 2017 8:24 pm

          Where is deacs!!!

          • Damnit! Hold on, hold on. See, Glasnow’s going with a shorter leg lift now which……wait…………hold on………..(flipping through notes) sorry. Ok here we go. Dylan Busby is going back for his senior season. Or he could sign. Which will be at NO EARLIER than one week after his season ends. Unless he retires from baseball altogether.

            • John Dreker
              June 27, 2017 9:33 pm

              Can you confirm that he said he wants to go back to win with FSU doing his senior year, with the intention to re-enroll if they don’t win, using the name senor Bylan Dusby?

              • I guess. I’ll just sign up for Twitter and then you just retweet it? What if there’s a Bylan Dusby and he sues you? You should consider an away message. This was my original suggestion. I can’t remember – is this really worse than Waddellgate?

        • On behalf of deacs: “…players usually wait at least a week after their season ends before they sign. So don’t ask about him until a week has passed after FSU plays their last game.”

          • Darkstone42
            June 27, 2017 8:39 pm

            “””…players usually wait at least a week after their season ends before they sign. So don’t ask about him until a week has passed after FSU plays their last game.”


          • I’m like an unpaid intern who’s terrible at his job.

            • John Dreker
              June 27, 2017 9:54 pm

              I should be able to upvote that a couple times. I did my part by saying that Bolton was going to sign today in the Morning Report. You should have been on high alert

          • thank you!