I mentioned this morning how it was strange what happened with Gunnar Hoglund. The Pirates drafted him with the 36th overall pick, thinking they had what they needed to get him to sign. Hoglund stated after the draft that he had reached an agreement with the Pirates. And then nothing came from that and he ended up going to Mississippi.
Jim Callis had the following in his recap of the unsigned draft picks on MLB.com:
With the Braves and Stewart and the Pirates and Hoglund, the two sides took differing views of post-Draft physicals.
The translation here is that the team probably did have an agreement with Hoglund, but that agreement probably fell apart due to the required physical. The team wouldn't have any medical information on him until he was ready to sign, and if anything came...
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