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.
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:
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