The Pittsburgh Pirates announced that they have signed 23rd round pick Jasiah Dixon and 32nd round pick Jake Wright. Both players are outfielders. Wright will head to Bristol, while Dixon will go to the GCL Pirates. The Pirates have now signed 37 of their 42 draft picks.
In yesterday’s draft article, we noted that the Pirates had a total of $170,800 to spend on over-slot draft picks after the tenth round. I mentioned that Wright was signing, but it appears that the two players will get some sort of split with that remaining pool money, on top of the $125,000 slot amount for picks after the tenth round. They likely took most or all of that remaining bonus pool money, but we will see once the numbers are released. Dixon is a prep player with a commitment to USC, while Wright is a draft-eligible sophomore.
Here are their player pages:
and here’s the draft tracker up to date at this point, until we get the bonus totals.