According to Jim Callis from MLB Pipeline, the Pittsburgh Pirates signed sixth round pick Derek Diamond, a right-handed pitcher out of Ole Miss. He received the full slot amount of $311,600. This brings the total of signed players to five, with one week until the signing deadline. The Pirates announced four signings from the top ten rounds on Friday night.
6th-rder Derek Diamond signs with @Pirates for $311,600 (full slot 170 value). @OleMissBSB RHP, national champion, can hit 97 mph with fastball & back it up with a tight mid-80s slider when he's on. @MLBDraft
— Jim Callis (@jimcallisMLB) July 26, 2022
While I was typing that up, the Pirates announced five more signings from today. They have also signed fifth round pick Tres Gonzalez, seventh round pick JP Massey, ninth rounder Mike Walsh, 11th rounder Dominic Perachi and 20th round pick Josh Loeschern. Gonzalez is an outfielder, while the other five are pitchers. All of them are college players. Expect more bonuses to be added. I’ll update them below if they are announced tonight. Check our draft page link for info, player pages and articles on all six players.