Pirates Sign 15th Round Pick Josiah Sightler

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced on Thursday morning that they have signed 15th round pick Josiah Sightler, a first baseman out of the University of South Carolina. Here’s his selection announcement and his player page.

He received $125,000 to sign according to Jim Callis

The Pirates have now signed 17 of their 21 draft picks. The only remaining unsigned players are 1st round pick Termarr Johnson, 12th round pick KC Hunt, 14th round pick Julian Bosnic and 19th round pick Yoel Tejeda. The signing deadline is Monday at 5 PM. Here’s our updated draft signing tracker.

Earlier this morning, we posted an article with new bonus information and updated numbers for over-slot signings.

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That 6 figure bonus shows that extra year from covid definitely gives these guys some extra leverage.

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