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.


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John Dreker
John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.