The Pittsburgh Pirates failed to reach an agreement with their 36th overall pick Gunnar Hoglund before the draft deadline. He will be attending Ole Miss instead. The Pirates will receive the 37th overall pick in next year’s draft as compensation.
Nothing is official yet, but I’m hearing that they may have signed Duke shortstop Zack Kone at the deadline. Stay tuned for an update on that. He was still weighing his options as of this morning.
More on this news soon. Here’s our draft tracker, which still needs to be updated at the bottom to reflect that Hoglund didn’t sign and the over-slot money available would then be affected by his choice.
Pirates scouting director Joe DelliCarri commented on Hoglund going to Ole Miss over signing.